Spears' music career started when she sang in church with her sister April. Her life & childhood experiences have greatly influenced her heart-filled music. Early in her songwriting career, Spears met and studied with Jay Kellum, a bass player who played behind many famous musicians in the 60's. She learned to play bass guitar and sing vocal harmonies from Kellum. His talent as a music promoter helped Spears to connect with other local talent in the Colorado area.
Next, Spears traded in her bass for a six string acoustic guitar. She took what she had learned from Kellum and taught herself how to play it. She began to write songs and perform at "Open Mics" in Denver. Fans overwhelmingly responded to Spears' music and she was encouraged to continue writing her "Passionate Rock" style of music. Spears took her first step in 1995 to go 100% original with her music. She recruited three talented musicians to form the "Nikki Spears Band". Spears became an up and coming new artist in the Rocky Mountain Area.
Spears was at the upward thrust of her successful musical career when she was in a devastating automobile accident. She went through many setbacks as a result of the accident. She had to undergo surgeries (including spinal fusion), manage the immense pain related to a severe back injury and learn to live with a painful debilitating injury. Despite this life changing event, Spears continues to be optimistic. She is carefully putting her thoughts down on paper, laying the lyrics to the beat of her soul. Even though she is still facing pain and limitations, she is still reaching for her dream. Spears is renewed with spirit and determination.
"I've done a lot of writing since both accidents. I've come out of this stronger, more open and aware. This whole experience has allowed me to let people in." —Nikki Spears