"Music is the shorthand of emotion" - Leo Tolstoy

Hannah Nicholson

Hannah Nicholson-  (previously Hird)


Working: UK, Europe, Japan, Canada, USA.

Main Singing Styles: ‘Breathy to Belt’ in Pop, Folk, Jazz and Soul Classical.

Main type of work: Studio Sessions, Freelance Live Work, Television and radio.

Instruments Played: Piano, Ukulele.

Additional Skills: Vocal Arranger, Composer.

Appearance: Height: 5′5″, Hair: Curly blonde, Eyes: Blue.

Ellie Goulding, UK and European tour, including festivals.

TV- The Alan tichmarsh show, Top of the Pops Christmas special, Children in need, T4 Stars , Graham Norton. Radio- Radio 1 Live Lounge., radio 1 Big weekend.

Kate and William’s Royal wedding reception.

  • Jonathan Ross show 2012, Jools Holland 2012.
  • Backing vocals for MAZ of SNARKY PUPPY, mini tour of Europe.

       *Jonathan Jeremiah Vocals, and vocal arrangement on ‘Horsepower for the streets’ and Live touring and TV work in Europe.

      * Brightlight, Keys and Backing vocals 

  • Diane Charlamagne ( Moby, Goldie) Studio and live.
  • Mostly Autumn – keys, synth and backing vocals.
  • Bryde    Backing vocals and keys/synth.
  • Garry Barlow Backing vocals
  • Hannah Williams and the Affirmations,

 Radio and Studio and UK and Europe, Canada, USA and Japan touring.   Spanish TV shows and German tv show performance.

  • Various band combinations with John Thorne, Luke flowers

            (Cinematic orchestra)

  • Backing vocals for MAZ of SNARKY PUPPY, mini tour of Europe.

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Vocal Coaching on BBC 1 Let It Shine 2016 from audition process to artist development stages.


Bird to Beast –

  • released album in 2013
  • uk tour and festival
  •  radio 2 and 6 play
  • Solo Artist
  • Support  for Sandy Thom Manchester Urbis outdoor stage
  • Support  for Sun Kill Moon Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Support  for Lou Rhodes of Lamb for Hedge.
  • Support for John Smith.
  • Support for The Travelling band.
  • touring Uk and Europe.
  • released solo EP 2017, titled “BREATH”
  • Sold out Uk shows in Manchester and The Trades Club Hebden Bridge.
  • Co-writing with Eliot Kennedy (The Spice Girls, Take That, Garry Barlow)
  • Released solo ep September 2017,  titled ‘Breath’
  • radio 6 music plays.
  • choral arrangements for ‘Breath’ Solo Project
  •  choral parts for ‘Hotel Elevators’ Solo Project.

BA MUSIC: 2:1, Performance and composition.

Goff Richards Jazz award for performance