Alternative, Rock, Metal, Industrial, Electronica, Classical-techno, Classical
Nicki Almond - Vocals & Violin
Nicki Almond of Velvet Neptune is a multi-genre singer-violinist, songwriter, and composer based in Utah with a vision for refreshing musical crossovers and gorgeous, strange, and magical visuals. On stage, her high energy and love of music connects with everyone whether she is singing, playing violin, or doing both in one song.
At a young age, Nicki loved to explore her many interests--music being a major one. She discovered her love of playing the violin at the age of 11 and quickly developed her skills through lessons and playing with multiple orchestras throughout her childhood. Though the world of classical violin never runs out of interesting things,she didn't want to confine herself to it only. She developed a love for singing as well, and found herself creating other genres of music featuring vocals,violin or a combination of the two, drawing inspiration from the music she enjoys listening to.
Today she is making progress on her debut album, currently animating and working closely alongside her husband and CG/filmmaker/spfx producer, Jim King on her CG music video for one of her songs called "Fly". Nicki's music ripens as she learns, iterates, and sculpts it from exposing herself to many approaches to creating music: playing melodies on her violin, jotting compositions down from playing on the piano, recording new ideas via voice or guitar with her phone or other portable devices, or sifting and collecting synths in Digital Audio Workstations. Join her musical journey on Instagram, Facebook, SoundCloud, and visit Velvetneptune.net for updates coming soon.
Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Evanescence, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Vanessa Mae, System of a Down, and more.