Byron Bay, AU
With comparisons made to the likes of Beth Hart, PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams & La Roux, Byron's very own Rock Queen, Nicole Brophy is a breath of raspy, wine soaked, fresh air to anyone who stumbles across her heartfelt performances.
Formerly a touring musician of Kate Miller-Heike and Dirty Lucy fame, Brophy originally hails from the Southern Sydney town of Wollongong, but has made Byron and Lennox Head her home.
If you're looking for a hefty injection of guts and soul, Brophy's your woman. She's a woman's woman and a man's woman in one. Sassy, sexy and with (quite a lot) to say. She'll keep up with the best of them, both musically and with her characteristic ability to make herself heard.
This woman owns the stage and her space. You can catch her playing anywhere from Sydney up to the Sunshine Coast, with a regular slot at Byron Bay's The Tree House.
Make a point to catch one of her gigs. And give her a handshake. She'll come back at ya with enough punch to rock your world and fall in love. Maybe just a little bit.