Monterey Native to Perform National Anthem at Padres Game
July 30, 2011
Photo by Clinton Kyle Hollister
On August 3, Monterey-native Alycia Nichole will perform in front of, what may be, the largest audience of her career. The sexy and sultry vocalist was tapped to sing the National Anthem in San Diego when the Padres take on the Dodgers. “Performing in front of 40,000 people is really exciting," Nichole said. "Thinking about the millions watching on live TV is a bit intimidating."
Her self-titled record draws influence from Roberta Flack, Mariah Carey and Adele. The 11-track album also delves deeply into the human experience. Her first single “Suddenly” hit number one on a Clear Channel R & B station and her second single "Do You Believe," was a DJ favorite at the 2010 Olympic Games and featured on highlight reels. Additionally, Nichole's talent has been recognized by Wyclef Jean, who offered her a chance to record in his New York studio.
In other Alycia Nichole news: As an independent artist funding her own way, she's teamed up with Pledge Music to raise money to release her new album. Every pledge receives an advanced download of the album and additionally, raises funds for the JAMS (Jasmine’s Alternative Music School) charity—a music school that provides free lessons to at-risk teens. Those who contribute more can receive personalized signed items, your name in the album credits, framed handwritten song lyrics and exclusive bonus tracks. To preview Nichole's album and offer support click HERE.
“Thanks to the digital age, the music industry is about fans and artists again," Nichole said. "The way it should be."