Nico Padden is a Quirky One-Woman Folk-Rock Riot.  She's, "what it would sound like if a Disney princess dumped the pushy prince and became a sassy, outspoken, feminist singer-songwriter.*"   Born and raised in a musician family on Long Island, NY, Nico was groomed from a young age for an operatic career but gave that up to forge her own path as a singer-songwriter.  Her original music and voice have been compared to the likes of Alanis Morisette, Brandi Carlile, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Her rich, catchy, heartfelt songs and fiery, soulful voice are crowd-pleasers everywhere she performs. A multi-instrumentalist, Nico shifts effortlessly between accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele, & the piano. Whether she’s accompanied by her full band or playing solo, every Nico Padden show is a thrilling folk-rock-pop adventure. 

Nico has built up a supportive local New York following, currently touring the East Coast relentlessly in support of her 2016 album, A Light in the Dark.  Nico has belted out tunes everywhere from songwriter venues to farmers markets, living rooms to local dives, backyards to street corners, coffeehouses to fancy restaurants, and everywhere in between. She’s a regular street performer in her current home of Queens, NYC and has won over many crowds of strangers with her frank, entertaining banter and wailing sound. 
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*Rorie Kelly, GoGirls Music

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