Boston born, composer, vocalist and keyboardist Nicole Berke, 25 has developed her unique style and sound over the past few years while her career continues to gain momentum. Berke’s debut EP FRONDESCENCE was released in 2008 while she was attending UMass, Boston. The CD garnered critical and fan acclaim which led to national touring, regional television appearances, music festival and college performances and dozens of radio, and website interviews and features, including Self-written article "Call of the Void" published through ASCAP website. In February of 2012 Berke began a four month residency at the prestigious Kerry Center Hotel in Beijing as the lead singer for the R&B band, The Soulcasters. In June, after having made the most of this successful and life-altering opportunity to perform and live in China, Berke returned to Portland, Oregon where she now resides, to record THIS BRIGHT BEFORE. In October she received her first musical instrument endorsement from Kurzweil keyboard and is thoroughly enjoying her new PC3LE88. THIS BRIGHT BEFORE, produced by Josh Lava and Berke, features ten original songs ranging in style from soul to jazz to pop released on February 12, 2013.
Nicole Berke is a breathtaking performer who excels as a songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist. A true gem.