About Nicola Milan

Nicola is a jazz singer/ songwriter and illustrator of Neo-Victorian, Steampunk Gothic characters.

Inspired by film noir, femininity, history and vaudeville Nicola shares her work through live shows, interactive art exhibitions and her YouTube Channel, alongside inspirational videos about creative lifestyle. 

MUSIC BIOGRAPHY

… TRIPHOP INFUSED JAZZ-POP DRAPED WITH SILKY VOCALS, WRAPPED IN SECRETS.

Jazz-pop artist Nicola Milan and her band ‘The Stray Cat Club’ perform a riotous blend of jazz, blues, soul and swing mixed with modern grooves and electronic elements, wrapped in silky vocals.

Sounding like Caro Emerald meets The Cat Empire, Miss Milan transports you back to a dark and salacious time when cabarets were smoky, dangerous and filled with underworld mobsters, dirty martinis, and deadly women.

With songs about lust, love and temptation, Milan’s music takes influence from notorious characters throughout history, movies from the Golden Era and parties straight from the Roaring Twenties.

Milan returned to the sunny shores of Perth, Australia after a year performing abroad in London and has released her new single ‘Big House’ in 2018 and is releasing further singles in 2020.

Signed to ORiGiN Music Publishing Australia, Nicola also shares creative lifestyle videos on her YouTube Channel.

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ILLUSTRATION BIOGRAPHY

… Quirky Neo-Victorian, Steampunk Gothic characters inspired by history, mythology, witchcraft and vaudeville.

Illustrator of quirky Neo-Victorian, Steampunk Gothic characters Nicola Milan’s art is inspired by history, mythology, witchcraft and vaudeville.

From the Vampire coffin-loving Madam Marielle to the uber snobbish aristocrats The Von Furstenbergs, Nicola creates  uniquely long-necked uber freaks with high end manners and costumes to match, all with colourful backstories.

She brings these characters to life in the detailed ‘making of’ blogs posted on this website, in her original prints and merchandise and exciting, interactive art exhibitions.

“Milan sings through the rest of the world with her confident alto voice, well-balanced, inside and out. She shows that she can readily compose and sing in any genre or subgenre she chooses whether the gypsy-tinged tango of “The Scent of Her Perfume” or the American stage ballad “I Begin To Understand.”

ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

“Witty, sophisticated and original, it is exciting to see such an intelligent and honest artist and songwriter surface in Australia.”

LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE (AU)

QUIRKY FACTS ABOUT NICOLA

JUST FOR FUN

FAVOURITE ARTISTS & MUSICIANS

  • 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 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.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

2018

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2015

2013

2011

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