Nichola Hegarty is a qualified and highly sought after session singer and vocal teacher based in Dublin. She has achieved a B.A Honours Degree in Jazz Performance from Newpark, a Higher Diploma in Music Performance from B.C.F.E., and is currently studying her Masters in Entrepreneurship.
Nichola began her formal classical singing lessons in her teens achieving up to grade 5, and from there went on to study and achieve her Diploma and Degree. She has a wide vocal range and can sing various styles of music, which is why she is in high demand to work with. As well as composing her own music, Nichola also works as a session singer and has performed in some of the most renowned venues and festivals in Ireland and England, with well known artists on the Irish music scene at present.
Venues she has performed in include – Marlay Park to 40,000 people, 3Arena, INEC, Roundhouse Theatre, Apollo, BBC TV and The Limelight Theatre all as a backing vocalist for Kodaline. Others include, RTE, Olympia, Vicar Street, Whelans, Academy, Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Knockanstockan, Cork Jazz supporting Maceo Parker, Drogheda supporting Don Baker, to name a few. Nichola was invited to sing with Chris Johnson’s band (who also play with Stevie Wonder and Rihanna). This was an amazing opportunity for her, she also sang alongside the talented Hozier that night. Nichola is also a member of ZASKA and Lethal Dialect.
Nichola is also an outstanding vocal teacher and coach. She teaches privately specialising in vocal technique and recently as a lecturer in BIMM specialising in pre- production. Some of her students are members of Wyvern Lingo, Kodaline, Columbia Mills, Wounds, Lethal Dialect and Chewing on Tinfoil. She is making a name for herself as one of the top vocal teachers to attend in Ireland. She is consistently researching and updating herself to always be informed and to continue to master her craft.