Nicola hails from the city of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Originally wanting to be a dinosaur expert, she still pursued theatre in her spare time performing with various amateur dramatics and youth theatre groups until the dinosaurs took a back seat.
During her younger years Nicola began Trumpet lessons and started to play and perform in many bands and orchestras. She picked up the saxophone and drums along the way too. Nicola also trained as a classical soprano under the tutelage of Richard Paul.
After years of performing in Lichfield, Nicola went to Birmingham School of Speech & Drama (BSSD) for 3 years to study Acting and Musical Theatre gaining a BA(hons) degree. It was there, under the guidance of Rob Forbes, that she began to belt and be loud!
Soon after graduating Nicola successfully auditioned for the UK Tour of Fame-The Musical as Lambchops the drummer (having drummed out a beat in the audition room on a ballet barre!)
Nicola stayed in the tour of Fame for a year and a half as Lambchops and understudying Serena, Mabel and Miss Bell (playing all 4 parts in one crazy week in Plymouth!). She then went on to perform Fame again later on over the festive period in Edinburgh and also in a different version at an amphitheatre in Cyprus.
Nicola's success continued with many productions and concerts that also started to include her playing the trumpet and saxophones....and then a bit of trombone, flute, piccolo, keys and bass guitar.
After years of touring the UK and performing in the West End, Nicola then went sailing around the world as a singer and actress aboard Cunards prestigious cruise and ocean liners.
When the draw of a stage that didn't rock from side to side beckoned, Nicola went straight into the UK Tour of the Madness musical Our House.
Numerous theatre productions have followed back to back keeping Nicola very busy, however she has still found the time to perform in the all female 50s rock 'n' roll band The Daisy Chains and was a co-founder of the group Knights Of Music.