About Nicola Milan
I am a singer and writer of songs. An illustrator of characters and a teacher of voice.
I am a creator of videos, a blogger of words, an occassional poet; spinning tales of dark and mysterious things, 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 create singing tutorials to share my love of jazz and music with the world, and I post videos, blogs and other content based on what inspires me. This can be anything from dark, quirky poems to videos about 1920’s costumes.
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.
…and on the web I lurk…
A FEW FACTS
Drink of choice: Margarita
Biscuit of choice: Sadly, I eat biscuits no more. I’m gluten free.
Hidden talent: I can read palms (yes, properly.)
Childhood memory: When I was four, I was chased down and sat on by a giant turkey while on holiday with my family in Cornwall, UK. My family like to tease me about it whenever possible.
Weird quirk: I sleep talk.
How I learned to songwrite: I started off my composing my own 16 bars or so to the end of Chopin and Mozart pieces I was learning on piano.
One thing I’m terrible at: Maths.
One thing I loathe doing: Cooking. I don’t like cooking… but I love to eat!
Favourite flower: Orchid.