Soft –spoken Mercedes Nicole has an intimate and electric stage presence that reaches beyond the limits of time and space. Whether it’s the Blues or Jazz, music is in her blood! She has that kind of voice that demands attention, not because of volume, but because it touches the heart and interrupts one’s thoughts. Her voice wraps itself like a comforter around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking not only triumph but healing. Mercedes is that exquisite mix of a mezzo soprano and contralto that permeates and interrupts one's thoughts, often with uncanny control...she lingers.
She first débuted her talent for singing Blues at the Westport Blues Festival, where she got warm nod, and a bear hug from B.B. King’s daughter, Claudette King that afternoon. Mercedes has been in local Blues scenes all over Western Washington. Mercedes performance bio includes Demetrio’s Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Seattle Art Museum, Shoreline, Earshot and Vashon Arts Festival, Seattle Center house, the Confluence Music Festival, and tons of music reviews.
Her 2020 CD “Constellation” earned her the cover of in August Blues Letter of the WA Blues Society and number 12 on the Roots Chart. Why haven’t you heard of her before you ask? It’s because Mercedes’s been focused on singing Jazz for the last ten years, trying to win the approval of her church going critics, but it’s come to the point that the love of blues was bubbling over in her veins, and she just couldn’t hold back any longer.
Since 2022, Mercedes’s music has been aired all over the world: France, Brazil, Hawaii, United Kingdom, South Africa, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and of course nationally, including Hawaii, East and West Coasts.
Mercedes’ fans are all around the world. Her vision is to take her music to those who are seeking comfort, joy, love and healing of the heart.
“Life is full of detours and adventure. It is no secret that music softens the rough paths and helps us get to the other side-where fun, laughter and joy reside. Let’s play in the rhythm of life together.”
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