Raised in Southern California, Nicole has developed her sound on stages all across Los Angeles. Grimy Goods has named her a 2020 Artist to Watch and writes, “Nicole Kiki Jaffe transmits pain into beauty and strength. She makes the terrible beautiful and the weak feel powerful. Through her emotive, transparent songwriting, her music carries hope and solace for anyone who listens.”
Buzzbands LA compares her to the Cranberries and says, “Jaffe’s confessionals have been notable for their direct lyrical style, her nimble vocal range and textures that echo some of the strong artists of the 1990s.”
Earmilk writes, “With pulsating drums like a beating heart, Nicole Kiki Jaffe's new single moves you on a compelling journey that touches the soul. Entitled ‘Stay,’ it highlights warm inviting vocals, deep drums and soaring guitar.”
Her melodies are musical cathedrals, with lyrics that both cut and heal. Her songs are fearless reminders that rock and roll was born in the rhythm, and the blues.