Born and also elevated outside of Philadelphia, Nicky Egan continues to make a consistent mark in the songs scene, taking a special journey and strengthening herself as a multi-talented innovative and multi-instrumentalist. She’s done around the nation fronting her own music jobs in addition to as a hired-gun for Chicano Batman, Tune-Yards, Carla Morrison, and also Turkuaz among others.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and also Production, Egan invested 7 years in Brooklyn, her very early years spent touring as component of giant funk set, Turkuaz, doing DIY scenic tours including the picturesque young millennial rock-and-roll lifestyle of squeezing into old vans, sleeping on floors and returning to the city just to make some additional money nannying and also waiting tables. After parting means with Turkuaz to focus on her solo profession, Egan individually launched three of what she called ‘digital 45’s’, premiering an A/B side monthly, with a video clip attached to each A side, accompanied by a release show and live testing. These ‘electronic 45’s’ became a 7-song EP, The 45 Homestead Project, which was launched using Ropeadope Records, amassing much appreciation from tastemakers like American Songwriter, Okayplayer and also Performer Magazine. “Nicky Egan has the skill of Bonnie Raitt combined with the primal force of Janis Joplin. It is a rare combination. Her passion is a pleasure to look at– and also her ability is indisputable. She belongs in any conversation concerning terrific contemporary female spirit singers. If you’re up for a revelatory night, then placed her high on your list.” -Steve Morse, Music critic on personnel at the Boston Globe, contributor to Billboard and also Rolling Stone.
Around 2015, Egan started fronting a new task, writing and also recording music with an actors of fantastic New York gamers, safeguarding residencies around the city, and also performing to enthusiastic crowds.
While at a crossroads in her very own task, throughout a time when she would certainly need to re-evaluate some hard connections, Egan received a telephone call from the supervisor of Los Angeles psych-soul staple, Chicano Batman, looking for a keyboardist as well as vocalist to join them on their Spring excursion. Egan loaded a couple of travel suitcases, a hat box, and relocated to LA. What was supposed to be a spring run turned into 4 years of Egan playing secrets and singing as an exploring member with the band, carrying out alongside the likes of Portugal The Man, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, and Khurangbin.
In between trip stretches, Nicky Egan has been stealthily drudging with New York based manufacturer as well as Dap-Kings guitarist, Joe Crispiano. Starting with trials composed and also videotaped in Joe’s Staten Island apartment or condo while his next-door neighbor banged on the ceiling concerned fulfillment as an unabridged cd, taped partially with their pals at the supreme Diamond Mine Studios, and in part in Dumbo, NY in an unnamed dungeon where both invested one too many hours drinking dual coffees, margaritas and also constructing singing booth fts. The whole album was tape-recorded to 8 track video cassette recorder. Driven by truthful confessional songwriting and influenced by your favorite classic soul sounds, the document includes a who’s that of NY’s many popular gamers consisting of Homer Steinweiss, Victor Axelrod, Brian Wolfe & & Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, to name a few and also will be launched jointly by means of Transistor Sound/Colemine Records. Nicky Egan currently stays in Los Angeles, where she is planning for the launch of her upcoming 10 tune LP, This Life.