Ilia Nicoll is a St. John’s singer/songwriter and instrumentalist who performs in a variety of bands including the Newish Klezmer Ensemble and the Hunter Gatherers. She will also be releasing her first solo album soon.
My first opportunity to see Nicoll live came on August 9th as she opened the 37th Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival. She played an electric set with band mates Jake Nicoll, Darren Browne and Noah Bender. I was so impressed with her performance, that immediately following her set, I set off looking for some recorded music – to no avail.
I have found this video (recorded by Heavy Weather) of Nicoll’s “Gravel and Blood”. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Ilia Nicoll in the future.