Amber Lynn Nicol is a classically trained singer, songwriter, and record producer.
She has seven studio albums: Beach Day (2011), Broader Horizons (2012), SEVEN (2014), Painted Fish (2015), The Bedroom Sessions (2015), Endless Summer (2016), and Born to Roam (2020). She is an advocate for music, education, and the empowerment of youth in the Greater Tampa Bay community. Her songwriting influences include Stevie Nicks, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson, and Jimmy Buffet.
In 2020 she graduated with her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She is passionate about environmental protection, education, and the preservation of the arts.
J.D., Cum Laude – Fall 2020
B.A. English: Rhetoric & Composition, Magna Cum Laude – Spring 2018
Creative Writing Certificate – Spring 2018
A.A. Liberal Arts – 2008
Amber Lynn Nicol (born October 29, 1986 in New Jersey) is a North American singer- songwriter, musician, and record producer based in St. Petersburg, FL. She has released seven studio albums, Beach Day (2011), Broader Horizons (2012), SEVEN (2014), Painted Fish (2015), The Bedroom Sessions (2015), Endless Summer (2016), and Born to Roam (2020). Her sound is a blend of beach, blues, and southern rock. Her first three records were recorded in Nashville, but her latest release Born to Roam was recorded in Los Angeles.
Amber Lynn has toured since 2011, frequenting the SF Bay Area, New York, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. Throughout her career she has raised over $26,000 on Kickstarter to finance her independent recordings. She has opened for Jimmy Buffet, Dick Dale, Los Lonely Boys, and country singer Brandy Clark.
Beach Day was a well-received, independent breakout EP, praised for its corky, upbeat nature and heartfelt honesty. The Beach Day single featured an outro cacophony of Nashville slide guitars, kazoos, and whistles, and quickly became a fan favorite as they sang along, “I’ll bring weed if you bring beer, then we won’t need no money will we,” and “I really wish every single say was a beach day.”
Armed with savvy, passion, and charisma, Amber Lynn took to social media in 2012 and raised over $6,000 on Kickstarter for the master recording of her second album Broader Horizons, her followup Nashville release and co-production. She was a Tampa Bay Times featured artist and quickly became known as a talented, young songstress and singer.
Staying true to her lyrics, “broader horizons, room to make big plans…” Amber Lynn loaded up her Jeep and set out on the road to build a following out West. She relocated to Northern California and began writing and performing in collaboration with other SF Bay Area artists. She was featured in The Carmel Pine Cone, and invited to perform for local festivals and lineups to include four consecutive years at the Gilroy Garlic Festival and venues throughout coastal California, SF to LA.
When Amber Lynn returned home to the East Coast in 2014, she raised over $8,000 on Kickstarter to record her third album SEVEN, a departure from her earlier country sound into a more adult, blues influenced flavor. She coined SEVEN her breakup album, unleashing her odes to love and loss, and the seven deadly sins. Her single “Cowboy” caught the attention of producers from both The Voice and America’s Got Talent. Amber Lynn’s career continued to shine, as her “Cowboy” single got picked up by triple A radio stations across the U.S.
In 2015, she founded the band Painted Fish, a blues-rock novelty project— fun but short-lived. The band only released one album but raised over $5,000 on Kickstarter and landed Amber Lynn and her lead guitar player on the America’s Got Talent stage.
At the end of 2015, Amber Lynn cut her first ever, self-recorded album, The Bedroom Sessions. The Bedroom Sessions is an acoustic EP featuring coffeeshop style versions of some of Amber Lynn’s earlier works and featuring two new singles: “Don’t Be Shy” and “Wanting You Every Mile.” The EP was written, recorded and mixed in her home studio. Because of its resemblance to her live-acoustic-performance-sound, it became an instant fan favorite. Both raw and intimate and made to be an enjoyable gift, she gave the album to her fans free of charge during the holiday season of 2015 as a way of saying thank you. In the new year she released it for sale to the public. Amber Lynn’s music can be found on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and pretty much all other places music is enjoyed. Her social media and online presence as a fun, beach indie artist continue to grow.
After releasing The Bedroom Sessions, Amber Lynn decided to take on the challenge of recording her first solo full-sounding LP; and she knew she wanted it to be Pop. She was interested in pushing her creative boundaries and sound, learning more about the art of audio engineering and delving into the world of effected sounds.
Endless Summer dropped at the end of 2016. The short LP was followed up with music videos for two singles, “Came Here to Dance” and “Set Me Free”— “we can’t be seen, ’cause all my friends hate you.” Amber Lynn’s passion for music came to fruition once again, and the Endless Summer album caught the attention of several EDM producers and Hip Hop artists. “Hey Pretty Bird” was remixed by Funkt in 2018, she was invited to perform on the Sundown Sounds Music Festival Cruise in 2019, and her “Came Here to Dance” single reached over 45,000 views on YouTube. Her career continues to grow and flourish as an indie artist and entrepreneur.
In March 2020, Amber Lynn released her single “Edit,” an island style acoustic tune about moving beyond regrets and staying positive in the face of change. “Edit” attracted the attention of producer/songwriter Andrew De Lucia of Blue Rhode Studios in Los Angeles, CA, and during the global pandemic, the two spent the rest of 2020 locked down, writing and recording her seventh studio album, Born to Roam. Born to Roam is a high-energy Americana charged pop record featuring all the familiar sounds of the 70’s with a modern spin on the classic format, designed for the highway and destined for stages and campfire jams near you soon!