“Adroit new presence...unadulterated Pop/Rock mastery...” - Chuck Taylor
— Billboard Magazine
"...Haunting vocals and instrumentation...nothing less than an emotional masterpiece...draws you in from the very first note"...The Breakthrough Show Network, Jessica Dugas
"...Once again, Nicola has hit us with brilliance on a powerhouse track that features her exceptional vocals, storytelling, and beyond"...We Write About Music, Austin Sher
"...Nicola has so much soul in her music and her voice...wow...I don't even know how to describe it. It definitely touched my soul..." WVAQ, Lindsay Cochrane (witnessing Nicola live opening for EVE 6)
"...With 'Canyons and Cathedrals', Nicola has crafted an album full of powerfully moving well written songs that showcase her immense talent as a singer and songwriter. She has that powerful knockout vocal that penetrates every ounce of your body..." Billboard Magazine, Alex Vitoulis - Charts Manager
"...Soulful, sultry and powerful...go out and catch this woman – it doesn’t matter if it’s a solo, a duo, a trio or her full band...she has a commanding, confident presence that’s simply unforgettable..."The Joy of Violent Movement, William Ruben Helms
"...The first thing that hits you is her voice. Real, Soulful, Raw. A throwback to some of the classic soulful/rock voices of the 70's - with songwriting capabilities that are both versatile yet all hers. Captivating stage presence. Definitely one to watch as her future is bright...!" EMI/Songcircle Music (Nicola's song "Anybody Out There" received Honorable Mention in New York Songcircle Contest)
"...Pitch is absolutely perfect yet at the same time very natural...dynamics seem effortless, and extremely well conceived musically...phrasing is pure genius, highly original and articulate...ingenious melodic lines...lyrics are intelligent, thought provoking and poetic...'hook' lines give the songs a certain commercial appeal...a true musical artist!"
Old Towne Crier, Alexandria, VA
"...Soaring...seductive...draws listeners in and then knocks em' out..."
Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
"...Has an expansive sound...Nicola's strong, sexy, solid voice raises the bar here...but it's an underlying depth and weight that really puts it over the top..."
The Kingston Daily Freeman
"...Nicola sings and plays guitar with great energy and creative power. We hope she comes back many times..."
WDST FM - Doug Grunther, Host of "Woodstock Roundtable"
"...Big voice...spunk to spare...you don't see that too often with guitar-wielding gals..."
"...Dramatic and soulful...sexy and hilarious..."
"...Powerful, deep and luscious...the perfect album for the girl rocker in all of us..."
The Deli Magazine
"...A rock force...Nicola sings and kicks up a guitar storm..."
"...Someone in the packed house for her CD release party and performance described her as "wickedly awesome" - and she is that and more. Nicola delivers from the very first note - as proven by the multiple encores and standing ovation she received..."
The Artist - City Island, NY
"...Nicola was incredible! Her performance brought down the house. Viva la Nicola..!"
Bob Wiltfong, Host of Talk Show with Bob Wiltfong
(also of The Daily Show & Chappelle)
"...With an amazing voice, she can easily and skillfully modulate from dripping with sex appeal, to a silkily soulful croon, and into a powerfully confident, strutting shout...a future superstar...creating something truly exciting..." Glide Magazine
"...Delivers an intriguing blend of alterno pop, rock, soul and urban..." TimeOut London - UK
"...Nicola is the real deal..." The Troubadour - London - UK
"...Captivating and relentless...a singer/songwriter powerhouse..." Rochester City News, Frank De Blase
"... Contagious...vibrant soulful energy that radiates into the audience...robust sound...a female Dave Matthews..."
New York Cool, Diedre Kilgore
"...You know an artist has touched a crowd musically when they're inspired to dance no matter how small the space..." Indy Media
"...This 5'3" musical powerhouse of emotion opens her mouth and sets the room to a state of utter shock as powerful acappella vocals fill the void..." LongIslandMusicScene
"...Terrific performance...pretty and powerful..." Daemen College, Chris Malik, Director of Student Activities
"...Her performance and stage presence were so on point, comical and fiery and the music is so emotional and soulful. She can take the whole environment around her and just pump positive energy into it and that's a gift. Her soulful vocals penetrate deep and seep into your bones...I find it amazing that she can take an atmosphere and inject so much positive and creative energy into it where it becomes her rhythm, her words, her guitar, and nothing else..." College of Staten Island