Bio: Nicole Bus website
Nicole Bus is a soulful singer-songwriter with a raw and authentic sound. At age eleven Nicole started writing and composing her own songs. Her music is a presentation of her believes and deepest felt emotions. Compassionate and nurturing her music manages to empower and comfort. Even though she is still considered new to the scene she has already familiarized herself with the art of performing on stage as well as in churches.
In 2006 she performed as opening act for the American gospel singer Canton Jones.
As part of a singer-songwriter tour in 2008 she went to Israel, Palestine and Nicaragua. In Nicaragua she joined a group of the country’s most acclaimed female musicians (Gaby Baca, Katia Cardenal and Clara Grun, among others) as part of the second Encuentro Internacional de Cantautoras (International Gathering of Female Singer/Songwriters). These experiences contributed in shaping her into the artist she is today.
Wherever Nicole appears, success is sure to follow. Her impressive voice, warm radiance and powerful message, won the Gospel Challenge in 2009 a big competition in the Dutch gospel scene. With the confidence and allure of a seasoned artist she opened the Gospel festival in Paradiso, singing the winning song Jerusalem.
2010 was a very busy and rewarding year, having been hailed as one of the best acts performing at the XNOIZZ Flevo Festival and releasing her Dutch gospel EP “U alleen” in collaboration with Dreamstudioz. Later this year she returned to Israel in participation with the tv show, “Op zoek naar God”, a tv show where she was a guide for another Dutch artist on a personal quest to find God.
Recently Nicole finished a tailor made training program called ‘Harvest Me’ organized by De Nieuwe Oogst led by Tasha’s World. At the end of this program all the participating artists had the opportunity to present themselves in an unique showcase at the new Dutch music conference Buma Rotterdam Beats to a panel of judges from a varying range of international music institutions (universal music GB, warner/ chappell music NL, badboy records US). All the judges present were awestruck by Nicoles performance and praised her uk/us sound.
After opening the gospel festival in Paradiso in 2009, she returned saturday the 11th of December 2010 to win the 25th anniversary edition of Holland’s longest running music competition “De Grote Prijs van Nederland”, which was the launching point for many of Hollands major artists.