Singer • Songwriter • Guitarist • Radio Host
For Philadelphia-based artist, Nicole Zell, pursuing a career in music was natural. Born into a musical family, Nicole grew up singing, songwriting, and playinginstruments from an early age. Since then, Nicole - affectionately known as Nikki - has established a successful career for herself as a solo artist, former guitarist for alternative rock band, American Wolves, and guitarist/vocalist for alternative pop band, THRILLCHASER. Performing hundreds of shows per year since she was 14, Nicole has taken the stage by storm at renown venues throughout the country such as World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), The Fillmore (Philadelphia, PA), The Ladybug Festival (Wilmington, DE), The Bitter End (New York City, NY), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), The Rock (Tucson, AZ), Park Street Saloon (Columbus, OH), and more. In late 2014, Nicole released her EP, Take Heart, followed in early 2016 with her single, Heart Open Wide, which premiered on Fuse TV. Since 2013, Zell has been a radio host for SoundStage on WCHE 1520. In mid 2015, Nikki joined American Wolves and in 2016, the band made their debut on the alternative rock scene, premiering their single "Part of Me" on Billboard. Following their single release, American Wolves toured with Escape the Fate and were featured on numerous press outlets such as Alternative Press, MySpace, iHeart Radio's Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge, MLB, and more. Since then, "Part of Me" has reached almost one million plays on Spotify. Nicole's current band, THRILLCHASER (formerly known as American Wolves), released their debut single in October 2017, followed by a full-length record in early 2018.