Amber Lynn Nicol
Amber Lynn is a songwriter and classically trained vocalist with a lifetime passion for music and performing. She plays guitar and piano and writes constantly, having already established a large catalogue of songs registered with BMI. Born in NJ, her first job at age 12 was an ushering position at Count Basie Theatre where she watched Ray Charles, Pat Benatar, Jethro Tull and other legendary artists perform from the wings of the orchestra. She split almost all of her time outside of school between Red Bank Dance Academy, where she studied ballet, tap, and jazz, and Count Basie Theatre, ushering and selling tickets in the box office to be closer to the stage. At age 15, Amber Lynn moved to Florida with her family where she found work at Skipper’s Smokehouse, a local music venue. There she fell in love with the blues. At 18, she attended college with a focus in voice and classical guitar. She continued to study music and performance after graduation with nationally acclaimed vocal coach Al Koehn. After touring the US as the bass player and backup vocalist for a signed rock band, Amber Lynn cut her first solo EP “Beach Day” in 2011. It was positive, upbeat and well-received throughout Tampa Bay, positioning her as a respected Nashville recording artist and songwriter. Amber Lynn followed up “Beach Day” with her first full-length album “Broader Horizons” in 2012. With the release of “Broader Horizons” she toured the US, spending most of 2013 on the road, performing over 130 club, festival, and radio shows.
Her latest release “SEVEN” has critics and fans pleased by her new sound, deeper rooted in rock and blues. Now 27, Amber Lynn Nicol continues to tour extensively with a growing fanbase in the US and Europe. Her 2014 Summer Tour includes stops at festivals and venues in CA, FL, NJ, MD and VA. Amber Lynn’s cited influences are: Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, The Black Crowes, and Kasey Chambers. Throughout 2011-2014 she opened for Los Lonely Boys, Dick Dale, Juliet Simms, Edwin McCain, Ron Pope, Ari Herstand, and The Red Elvises and in addition performed on the sidestage for the Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter tour, and also before Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Lewis, Fiona Apple, and Willie Nelson in Clearwater, FL