IN WINTER OF 2009, SONIC ZEN RECORDS RECORDED AND PRODUCED TAMIKA NICOLE.
More info on Sonic Zen's contribution to this project will be posted soon.
Tamika Nicole is an independent artist from Oakland, California.
Tamika is known for having a raspy, blues style voice with heavy rock and funk influences. Tamika says “I used to run from my sound because I wanted to blend in with other singers. While finishing The Art of Letting Go she decided to record a rock song called Can’t Walk Away which changed her entire perspective on using her own voice to her advantage.
Tamika continues her commitment to community work by producing and hosting her show “Ladies Rock Da Mic”. The show takes talented Bay Area singers, spoken word artists and musicians and puts them in front of a live band. The audience is also a huge participant in the performances and the community service. Each show benefits a local organization doing good work in the community. Tamika says, “It’s music with a purpose. We use music to positively impact the community.”
After 7 years Nicole has released an EP of new music titled Taking It There. She explains, “I needed time to figure out if creating music was still important to me[...] I took my time crafting and recording songs I have always loved performing. This was about therapy and a renewed musical purpose for me.”
"I find your performance of Stormy Monday to be deeply soulful and your juxtaposition of sin and salvation quite profound. It really moves me." --Lee Hildebrand (Noted Music Critic-San Francisco Chronicle, East Bay Express, Oakland Post)