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Influenced by the smooth tones of Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, the technical brilliance of Lang-Lang and the creativity of Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Amy Winehouse, Nina Baker is a fusion of blues, pop, skiffle, rock, folk, jazz, country and classical music all interwoven with hallmark piano riffs, emotive lyrics and a unique vocal quality.

In 2014 Nina has released her debut track ‘Single Bed’ and 'Bruising' which have received extensive global airplay and performed headline shows across the country as well as supporting Mark Morriss, Henrik Freischlader, Jill and Kate, Mick Flannery and Ella Eyre on their UK and European tours.

Little over 12 months ago Nina was hand-picked by BBC Introducing to attend their 2013 Master Class and came runner-up in MTV's Brand New for 2013 unsigned competition, impressing the MTV select panel who stated that "Nina brought something really unique to the competition, a mixture of light and dark makes her songs stand out”.

She has grown her fan base and profile across the UK and Europe through printed, online and broadcasted media, together with her dynamic live show - Performing at venues such as The London O2, Birmingham Academy and The Norwich Waterfront and at festivals such as Latitude, Wychwood and Godiva Festival.

For the past 18 months Nina has been writing and self-producing her debut album across marquee studios with a range of prominent music-makers. It is very much an album of two halves.

The core of the album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth with Nick Brine (The Darkness, Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen). Sessions at Red Kite Studios in Llandovery with Martin Levan (Iron Maiden, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sarah Brightman), brass composer Andrew Griffiths in Swansea and with the Ebbw Vale Male Voice Choir only adds to the heavy Welsh influence.

The other side of the album is distinctly a London affair. From The Kings Gospel Choir to the inspirational John Themis (Boy George, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John) to string arrangements by Andy Bell and Sam Sweeney, the soul of the album developed at the Church Studios in Crouch End.

Mixed by Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways, Billy Lockett) and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, the album titled 'Quite Frankly' (dedicated to her late grandfather Frank Baker) is a big-scale, uncompromising production. It is a roller-coaster of rhythm, soaring highs and wallowing lows and is due for digital release on 11th August 2014.

Keep following the journey.....

"I had no worries that this album would be anything but superb" Backbeat, UK

"There is something fabulous about the debut of this singer" Welt-Musik, Germany

"Wonderful vocals and electrifying music" FATEA Magazine, UK

"Excellent album from a lady of immense talent, she writes really well has a beautiful voice and magical piano skills" Andrew Lock, UK

"Quite frankly I think it's mightily impressive" Pipspeaks, UK

"I have been listening to it almost constantly, playing the album so much, as it really touches me" Funky Wellies, Germany

"The album 'Quite Frankly' is a milestone in music" Street Rock Review, UK

"Her beautiful voice, the lyrics & the whole feeling you get when you listen to the album, it just all works together" House In The Sand, Germany

"Nina Baker is fast making a name for herself with her witty lyrics and piano-driven composition" Songwriting Magazine, UK

"If someone expects 'Quite Frankly' to be another girly album, they might be disappointed. Which is actually good news" Welt-Musik, Germany

"The album leaves nothing to the imagination vocally and I would say Nina Baker will be one to watch" Female First, UK

"The charts are still caught up in the death throes of EDM, but if more organic song craft comes back, Baker could well be one to watch" So So Gay, UK

"I believe Nina to be the most creative musical mind since John Lennon" Street Rock Review, UK

"Baker strikes on something that is quite frankly, charmingly endearing" Eclectic Pop, Germany

"What's the best way to get Ralph to sit up and take notice? Be in possession of a unique voice, write cleverly crafted songs and send him a CD of your immaculately produced new album" Ralph's Life, UK

"It takes real balls to write your emotions down and then share them with the world, but that's what she does" Missy Vintage, UK

"Quite Frankly is one of those records that could appeal to everyone. Girls will relate to the stories she tells and emotions she expresses and it's not whiny or whingy enough to drive the boys away" Even The Stars, UK

"Classically trained Baker is currently riding the crest of a very large wave, a wave that shows no sign of running ashore anytime soon. Something big is brewing in Warwickshire and anytime now the world will be forced to sit up and take notice" The Musical Outcast, UK

"Those who enjoy the output of Tori Amos, Delta Goodrem and Kate Bush will enjoy this unique female voice alongside the classic piano accompaniment. Stay tuned, as this is another rising female star set to sail well" Music Muso, UK

"The classically-trained singer draws upon her many and varying influences resulting in her very own refreshing sound" The National Student, UK

"With elements of pop, rock, jazz, blues, folk and classical feeding the musical heart of her self-penned debut, Baker has cut a great, difficult to pigeonhole, record. The attention she pays to arrangements ensures that each of her thirteen songs is superbly textured and structured. As debuts go this is fine stuff" R2 Magazine, UK

"Nina keeps going from strength to strength and I thoroughly recommend you go and see her perform live" Love Music Magazine, UK

© Nina Baker Music 2013 | Email: mailme@ninabakermusic.co.uk