Nikki Hill

Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Hill and her band (who Nikki deems ‘The Pirate Crew) are climbing to the top of the roots music scene step by step and leaving jaws on the floor along the way. With a no-filter energy, they take all the flavors of American roots music and deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock and roll again! Nikki’s gritty and raw voice with Stax soul dynamics, driving rhythm guitar from Matt Hill, and a tight rhythm section provided by Ed Strohsahl and Joe Meyer come together and make a sound that just sounds like the truth.


Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs at church as a child. A stint living in nearby college town Chapel Hill introduced her to many different styles of music and the awareness of music (and more importantly, unique and non-mainstream music) as a possible career. After pairing up with her guitar-playing husband Matt Hill, they have made an unstoppable team and have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses!

Nikki Hill’s self-titled EP released in June of 2012 created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz that the band has traveled with from state to state and overseas, proving with only 4 tunes penned by Hill herself that they have an energy that appeals to everyone who is ready to dance, drawing crowds from every avenue at their shows. One club advertisement will call Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation”, “amazing R&B shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll”. Moving into 2013, the band is still gaining momentum and appear to have no plans of stopping, as they are continuing to tour all over the United States, Europe and Australia after Hill’s newest debut full length album Here’s Nikki Hill, released in April 2013, helps them spread their message of rock ‘n’ soul to believers and new converts everywhere!

If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned.

Nikki Hill has arrived!

Tickets available at Door ... Doors Open @ 6:30pm ....

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The hotest singer in the Blues/Rock/Americana world today is NIKKI HILL. You know when you see/hear the real deal and NIKKI HILL is that rare artist. Grab your tickets and make sure your in the house when NIKKI makes her Detroit-area debut at CALLAHAN'S. "Nikki Hill molds herself in own image" - Chicago Tribune "Hill is a petite powerhouse, with a booming that is as sweet and lucious as it is gritty and raw. " - Portland Monthly "The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative "Southern Fireball" moniker. " - LA Weekly "If there has been a better original blues bopper released this year than "I Got A Man", I haven't heard it yet. Great vocal delivery against some ace lead guitar work." - UK Rock N Roll Magazine

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NIKKI HILL

Friday, December 13 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Callahans Music Hall

Tickets Available at the Door