Last week, L.A. singer-songwriter, Nicole Simone, celebrated the debut of her self-titled EP at Hotel Cafe with a live performance of the new songs. Along with other sets by brit Sam Bradley and fellow Angelenos, Grouplove, Nicole wowed the crowd as she performed with a full band, including a cello and trumpet played by Stewart Cole of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Guests soaked up the night's tunes and mellow vibes in the darkly lit venue as they sipped drinks and enoyed the fresh talents before them. Nicole's performances of "The Wedding Song" and "Melt" were among the highlights of the night.
If the audience's level of engagement is any indication, we believe Nicole will be a favorite amongst the L.A. music scene, which, as we all know, bodes well for a very warm reception as her music spreads east.
[All photos of Nicole Simone by Orlando Piña]