NICEOL BLUE grew up in the Oregon countryside, USA, and now lives in the West of Ireland – both environments shaping her unique style; a mix of lyric-driven melodic Blues, Roots, Country and Folk. She has performed to audience acclaim at venues of all sizes across US and Europe, from Electric Picnic to the Crane to The Helix. Her work as a solo artist has been described as “an exceptional singer-songwriter with powerful vocals” (iamedia, and a ‘Bright Talent” (Galway Independent). Niceol released her first full album, entitled 'Rise', in 2011, and has been gigging around Galway and beyond with the blues/rock band 'Prodigal Blues' as well as singing sweet harmonies with the Americana band 'Wilde Ida', as well as continuing to sing and play on her own, all over the world. She is also the creator and curator of 'Mná Mná', a popular monthly showcase highlighting women in music.