Amber Lynn Nicol (born 29 October 1986 in New Jersey) is a singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. She has released six studio albums: Beach Day (2011), Broader Horizons (2012), SEVEN (2014), Painted Fish (2015), The Bedroom Sessions (2015), and Endless Summer (2016).
Amber is a performer, teacher, and advocate for music education and the empowerment of youth. She is a classically trained singer and self-taught guitar and piano player. Her 6th studio album, “Endless Summer” was released December of 2016. Amber recorded three studio albums in Nashville before setting out to build her own project studio and redirecting her musical genre from Country to Pop.
Raised on the East Coast, often traveling back and forth between New Jersey and Florida with her family, Amber grew to love the road. She is the oldest of four children, all creatively and musically inclined. Her mother and step-father own the Olive Grove in Brooksville, FL and her father is an engineer and inventor. Amber starting working in entertainment at age twelve. Her first job was ushering and working in the box office of a performance theatre in Red Bank, NJ.
Amber wrote songs and poems even as a small child, but as she grew older she fell more and more in love with the stage and music and the arts. After graduating High School, Amber completed her AA degree with a music focus in Ybor City, FL and worked as an office administrator before quitting her day job to launch her own company and pursue music full-time.
Amber founded her record label Jerzey Girl Music at age twenty-four. To finance her recordings, she raised over $20,000 through various crowdfunding campaigns, proving herself a savvy and driven business woman. Amber consistently releases new music, videos, and collaborations with other artists. She tours and continues to build a grassroots following as an entirely independent artist.
Amber’s cited influences as a singer-songwriter include Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Carol King, Carly Simon, Jewel, Taylor Swift, ACDC, Tom Petty, Metallica, Janis Joplin, Chris Cornell, Jim Croce, Queen, Kasey Chambers, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and everything rock, blues, pop, folk and country. Her favorite lead guitar player is B.B. King. She is also a writer, a children’s poet, and a painter and motion / visual artist and experimental dancer. She often collaborates with her sister Deda Nicol, a visual artist and animator, to produce events, demonstrations, blended art and music shows, and virtual media entertainment.
A.A. Liberal Arts, Music – 2008
B.A. in English, Writing – Spring 2018