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8 years in business
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12:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
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General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
Country / bluegrass,
We were very pleased to have Nico play guitar and sing in our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She is very professional, arrived in advance and dressed appropriately for a wedding. She asked us in details of what we need in the ceremony and the cocktail hour, and tailored the song choices to exactly what we wanted. She recommended songs that would be good and also played my favorite, “Fools Rush In.” In a busy and stressful wedding, Nico’s professionalism made it easy and her beautiful singing made our ceremony really perfect. My wife was so happy and several of our guests asked for her card. We’d definitely hire her again.Sep 25, 2017
I follow Nico's gigs as regularly as possible and have been doing so ever since her fledgling days as a singer song-writer. I love her original music as it has captivating melodies and heartfelt lyrics . She is quite tenacious in getting herself "out there" and in so doing, she leaves me breathless with all the things she does to promote her talents at any one time. I like to go with friends to hang out at her various gigs and be entertained by her while casually enjoying good food rather than a cover band with very loud music. Nico is a very talented singer and musician who plays different instruments equally well.Oct 8, 2017
Nico was a consummate professional. We hired her for my husband’s backyard 60th birthday bash. Of course she plays great and has an amazing voice. But she found the tone and mood of the crowd immediately, and everyone loved her. Everyone raved at how fantastic she was and several people asked to book her! She played music that pleased all different ages and took requests. I could not recommend Nico more for any event you are planning. We can’t wait to book her for the next one!Sep 12, 2017
The song menus were a good idea . Kids and adults both enjoyed themselves listening to Nico play and sing . It was great having her at our party .Jul 23, 2018VerifiedNico Padden Music's reply
Thank you so much for having me, Kelly! Your family is beautiful and I’m so happy you enjoyed.
Nico played at our Family Day event. She was completely professional, prepared for our outdoor environment arriving a few minutes earlier than we agreed. Her flexibility working with kids and families helped make the event special for everyone attending. Her beautiful voice carried through the whole event. Thank you Nico for helping to make our event a success!Jun 5, 2018Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After discussing the client’s needs, I might send them one of my song lists to choose from. I also have several videos that give examples of the types of songs I’d play at parties.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I got my degree from Ithaca College, which is a prestigious music conservatory. I studied vocal performance as well as piano and guitar. I continue to take lessons, as most serious professionals do, to continue improving my skills and to keep my voice and hands in healthy shape.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I went to college at a music conservatory and got started playing open mics after I graduated. Open mics led to coffeehouse gigs, which led to bar and restaurant gigs, which led to private parties! I’ve now been a full time professional musician for six years and am continuously adding music to my repertoire.