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Nicole Maguire has been writing music since she was twelve years old. Having her first original gig at fourteen, is wasn't long before Nicole know that her lifelong journey would be in music.
After finishing school, Nicole went on to study Music Management and Sound engineering at Cork's Colaiste Stiofain Naofa. All aspects of the industry were covered here and the course created a deep foundation for Nicole's career.
By the time Nicole was twenty one, she had already released her debut single 'Lipstick Girl' independently. The song received rave reviews all over Ireland as well as 'best single' in independent magazine 'Backstage Traffic'. The Star newspaper stated that "Maguire will make the rest of the country sit up and take notice".
In August 2008, Nicole released her next single 'I'm Gonna Be' and the following March her debut album 'Fight The Score' hit the shelves. Nicole also toured with Nanci Griffith in Febuary and this led her across the water to Nashville for the first time.
To date, Nicole has toured in Europe and America, worked with renowned producers Karl Odlum (The Frames, Gemma Hayes), Ciaran O Shea (Cyclefly) and more recently Nicole has begun working on her new album with Thomm Jutz,
Nanci Griffith's producer and guitarist. She has also written with award winning songwriters from Ireland, the UK and The USA.
2011 will see the release of Nicole's next album.