island entertainment presents
Nicole McIntyre with the Randal Muir Quartet
Featured on vocals is Nicole McIntyre, a superb jazz stylist and vocalist with considerable national and international performance history. Nicole specialises in great torch songs and jazz/blues standards from the 20’s and 30’s. The Quartet, led by jazz and blues pianist Randal Muir, includes Hobart’s top young jazz talents, Hamish Housten on double bass, Liam O’Leary on drums and Aaron Entresz on guitar and delivers straight ahead swinging blues and jazz with great feel and style. Singer/songwriter, performer and vocal teacher Nicole McIntyre has 20 years of professional performance experience, which has taken to her every corner of the globe. From her foundations performing in and founding some highly regarded musical and jazz groups throughout Queensland during her early career, which began in Brisbane from 1993, Nicole’s rich vocal dexterity has given her many unique opportunities and also led her to- record with one of Australia’s premier performers the late Mr. Rob Guest of Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables fame. She has also sung the Australian National Anthem live at Suncorp Stadium for the opening ceremonies of 3 nationally televised State of Origin Grand finals with various bands she created. Nicole’s career went international in 1997 when she was selected to perform as a backing vocalist for Brisbane’s own international pop sensation “˜Savage Garden’ on their wildly successful, worldwide: “˜Garden of Earthly Delights’ promotional and live concert tour – 1997 -1998. Nicole has had some very memorable performances throughout her career. Touring with Savage Garden has given her the opportunity to play many world class venues and shows. Performance Highlights: Madison Square Garden – Z100’s Jingle Ball 1997 – NYC, USA World Concert Tour – “Garden of Earthly Delights” 1997-1998 The Tonite Show Live with Jay Leno – LA, USA The Rosie O’Donnell Show – NYC, USA Top of The Pops – Live in London, UK World Music Awards – Monte Carlo, Cannes After touring with Savage Garden Nicole began teaching herself to play guitar and writing her own songs. During this time she also felt the urge to pursue her love of character acting and in 2000 enrolled to study- Performance for Theatre.- After which time she decided to travel back to the UK and Europe under her own steam. Recently returned from 7 years living and working in the UK performing as a solo artist and in numerous musical outfits Nicole made the move to Tasmania in 2012 and is continues to write, record and perform new material. Throughout her richly varied career, Nicole McIntyre has proven to have the experience and versatility it takes to perform in any type of situation, be it a cafe or stadium; no matter what the capacity, you can be assured that she will deliver professionalism, enthusiasm and performances with a- warmth of character and- a richness vocals from the- heart. Her current musical obsession is for Gypsy/Manouche music with her originals band Guerilla Zingari and for performing 1920’3 & 1930’s jazz with various combos.