B I O Nadine is a professional Singer - Songwriter based in London. Inspired by the cacophony created by the city she grew up in and propelled by a burning desire to create using the voice and the written word, Nadine has had a colourful and diverse journey as an Artist. In 2015 Nadine released her first Solo EP Precipice which has garnered her ample attention and seen her song ‘Into the Wild’ feature on Gary Crowley’s show for BBC Introducing London. The track ‘You Said’ also featured as part of the soundtrack and stimulus for writing a new play showcased at Amplified Theatre, staged in May 2017 at The Bunker Theatre. She relishes working through a range of genres and as a result has a history bedecked with collaborations. Most recently Nadine has been singing with up and coming band Strong Asian Mothers on their tour of festivals including: Great Escape, Glastonbury 2017, Standton Calling and has sung live with them in session for Huw Stevens on radio on Radio 1. Other collaborations include: Solsine, Mila Falls and most recently LJ Looper for which she has written her first song for charity: Fear is a liar which,was written to raise awareness around issues concerning mental health and 50% all of the profits made from the sales of the single go to the charity MIND - this was ALSO played on Gary Crowley’s show for BBC Introducing London just a week after Into the wild ! In addition to this, a video was filmed and released to support mental health awareness week. Nadine also works on the London Region of the Equalities Committee for the Musicians Union, as well as being a Continuity Announcer for Channel 4 & E4. Her next EP is in under construction and is being recorded over the Summer. It will provide the soundtrack to a documentary being made by UCA about her father, The Painter: Eugene Palmer and will be released in December! M Y C A R E E R A S A S O N G W R I T E R… I have always been musical. Inspired by the oldies, I grew up listening to Nina Simone, Sade, John Martyn, Roberta Flack, Miles Davis and any Motown records I could get my dirty mitts on. I believe we are meaning making machines. When a composition works, when a song is good, when an Artist enters the zone you just know because you can feel it vibrating within the cells in your body. Regardless of language, genre and even over and above personal taste, if music is good music it allows you to transcend and unify with the present for a passing moment. Sometimes for me, the only way to say "it" is through song. As a Writer I have become obsessive about words and how I use them in my Songwriting. I studied for my Masters degree in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Sussex and I learnt a lot about editing and choice, I also more importantly learned how to take criticism. However, Writing always seemed like the best place to start for me. I made up languages, wrote anthologies of poetry and orated in our back garden - come rain or shine - in an old shower curtain my mum gave me. From an early age I understood that to have a career in the Arts one of the best ways to ensure longevity was to be able to create - yes I can sing but the real skill is being able to write well and under pressure, even, when, I don’t feel like it. Of writing I have learned that my brain is lazy but like sports or any endurance activity it must be exercised, and when it finds it’s flow...magic happens! There is nothing like getting the phrasing right, because when you come to sing your creation there’s no struggle to unearth the meaning wrapped in the words, it just translates!