After traveling the world and earning two university degrees

Former Island Girl blazes her own trail

Music blend: Young performer has accomplished much already

As a high school student, singer-songwriter Georgina Nicoll performed regularly around Campbell River as a member of the young Celtic band The Island Girls.

Now, after traveling the world, earning two university degrees, and generally living life to the fullest, she has recorded her first solo album, and is coming home for a CD release concert on Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 PM, at the Little Red Church in Comox (2182 Comox Ave).

Nicoll’s style is a blend of folk and pop, featuring vocals and piano with guest musicians on cello, drums, and backup vocals. Her poetic lyrics flow through memorable melodies and carefully crafted arrangements, and her natural, engaging stage presence draws the audience in to the stories her songs relate. Special guest for this performance is local singer, songwriter and fiddler extraordinaire Ali Romanow, who will open the evening with a showcase of her own original compositions.

Nicoll is certainly no stranger to the stage. As well as touring across Canada and Europe with The Island Girls, she has performed with choirs and musical theatre groups in Ontario, Alberta and BC. She is an alumni of Cantiamo Chamber Ensemble, and currently sings with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir. She has also written and arranged music for local choirs, including the Campbell River Children’s Choir and Island Voices. She is now based in Victoria where she wrote and recorded the collection of original songs that make up her brand new album, titled “A Little Courage”.

Tickets for Saturday’s concert are $15, available at Bop City Records (211 Simms St. in Courtenay), at the door (cash only), or online at www.GeorginaNicoll.ca. Also visit this website to hear samples of Georgina’s music and order the album, or download her songs from cdbaby.com, iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.