We have been working with Nicole Berke since 2009. From Boston, to Portland to China and now back in Boston, we have been her management team guiding her towards a future for her incredible music. Music placements, websites, opening slots for music legends, photo shoots, album covers, contracts, work for hires, press releases, press and music production consulting, we continue our support for this extremely talented young musician.
We started working with Nicole while she was still at Amherst College, helping her to develop and present her distinguishable style of singing and songwriting. Our goal was to then increase her visibility. A Boston native Nicole Berke has won a prestigious ASCAP Award for her songwriting and has been published in ASCAP’s WE CREATE MUSIC blog. Berke moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009 to complete her Social Psychology degree at Portland State. Berke was a featured artist on the main stage at The Bite of Oregon Festival and appeared at The University of Wyoming twice in 2011. Her sold-out album launch concert in 2013 for her first full length release THIS BRIGHT BEFORE at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland, earned outstanding reviews including the Examiner sharing: “Berke’s performance was a dazzling showcase of her singing, writing, and playing talents, a testament to the passion and efforts she poured into her new album.” That same year, Nicole and her band opened for jazz organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith (see Jazz Corner feature) at the Soul’d Out Festival and she also collaborated with the Portland Youth Ballet on a performance choreographed specifically to the songs on her album, THIS BRIGHT BEFORE. The album features lush arrangements styled in a unique and powerful mix of soul, jazz and alt pop. In recent years, Nicole completed two musical residencies in China, first as a lead singer with R&B band The Soulcasters at the Kerry Center in Beijing and then as a nightly performer at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong under her own name.
Residing now in Bedford, Massachusetts, Nicole is currently an associate director and teacher at The Real School of Music in Burlington, MA. and she is concurrently obtaining her Masters Degree at Emerson College. In 2017 she released UP, her third release. For more information please visit: www.NicoleBerkeMusic.com
EXAMINER, PORTLAND: “BERKE’S PERFORMANCE WAS A DAZZLING SHOWCASE OF HER SINGING, WRITING, AND PLAYING TALENTS…”