For Nicole Zell, pursuing an artistic career came naturally. Born into a musical family, she grew up singing, songwriting, and playing multiple instruments from an early age. Nicole has established herself for over a decade as a successful solo artist, former guitarist for alternative rock band, American Wolves, and lead singer for alternative pop band, THRILLCHASER. Thus far, Zell has performed thousands of shows at renown venues throughout the country such as World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), The Fillmore (Philadelphia, PA), The Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia, PA), The Queen (Wilmington, DE), The Ladybug Festival (Wilmington, DE), The Bitter End (New York City, NY), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN), and more. Nicole has co-billed with acts such as Dar Williams, Escape the Fate, KT Tunstall, Vanessa Carlton, Keri Hilson, and more. As a songwriter, Zell has written hundreds of songs, co-written and collaborated with many artists, players, and producers on a global scale, and worked in numerous genres spanning from pop, rock, indie, folk, country, soul, funk, spoken word, to rap. In 2014, Nicole released acoustic folk EP, Take Heart, followed by 2016 pop rock single, "Heart Open Wide", which premiered on Fuse TV. She then went on to join and tour with American Wolves, gaining over five million streams on Spotify with their 2016 debut single, "Part of Me". Nicole then joined THRILLCHASER which released their debut album, "A Lot Like Love", in 2018 followed by single, "Quit It!", later that year. The band's sophomore album is expected to be released soon. In 2020, Zell released pop single collaboration, "This Time". Throughout the years, she has been featured on numerous press outlets such as Billboard, Alternative Press, MySpace, iHeart Radio's Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee Lounge, TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, and more.
Nicole also has years of experience as a radio host personality. She was the host of local music radio show, SoundStage, on WCHE 1520 from 2013 to 2020 and launched a podcast, Follow Your Art, a home for art creators and appreciators, in 2020. During the course of her long tenure in radio, Nicole has interviewed well-known guests such as Dave Days (YouTube star), Andy Allo (singer, actress, and guitarist for Prince), Ben Smith (drummer for Heart), John Oates (Hall & Oates), among others. Additionally, Zell was a co-host and an entertainer on Dancin' on Air (TV show) on PHL17 and Fuse TV networks from 2012-2016. Aside from the music and entertainment industry, Nicole enjoys other creative outlets such as her sustainable and ethical jewelry line, Conjure Jewelry, along with a YouTube channel in which she documents her journey of pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle.
A true artist in every right, Nicole Zell is a rarity in the modern music world.