About Nicola Milan
I am a singer and writer of songs. An illustrator of characters and an occassional poet; spinning tales of dark and mysterious things.
I am a creator of videos, a blogger of words, a teacher of voice and I am unashamedly all these things, all in one place, right here in my little corner of the internet.
It isn’t easy combining so many loves in one spot, but each holds a piece of my soul and so seperate them, I can’t. Instead, let me tell you a little of what to expect….
You could call me a ‘jazz singer’ as love a good sultry tune, but I also like to mix swing and big band with modern grooves, throwing in some funky vibes and the occasional folk number.
I illustrate what I term ‘Neo-Victorian, Steampunk Gothic characters’. They are all incredibly snobbish and very badly behaved. You can meet them under ‘Art’.
I post videos, blogs and other content based on what inspires me. This can be anything from dark, quirky poems to videos about being generally glamorous.
I’m influenced by the Jazz Age, vaudeville, cabaret, history, mythology and folklore. All these things spill into my content.
So peruse the pages of my website and I hope something piques your curiosity or brings a smile to the corners of your mouth. If you would like regular updates, join my email list below for a fortnightly summary.
places I lurk on the internet…
A FEW QUIRKY FACTS
Nicola was chased down by a giant turkey while on holiday with her family at Cornwall in the UK, when she was four. Her family like to tease her about it whenever possible.
She sleep talks and you can make her say funny things when she is sleeping, making her a less-than-ideal candidate for the Secret Services.
She loves to dance; in particular salsa and swing dancing… even though people say she looks like a baby horse learning to walk when she dances.
Nicola lives in Perth, Western Australia and makes regular trips to London, UK.
FAVOURITE ARTISTS & MUSICIANS
Favourite artists include (but not limited to): Tim Burton, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Anarkitty, Fabio Napoleoni
Favourite musicians include (but not limited to): Bitter:Sweet, Portishead, Melody Gardot, The Cat Empire, Norah Jones, many of the jazz greats ie Ella Fitzgerald.