Nicole Jamrose has that voice that draws everyone in, she has that elusive quality that cannot be taught but is something you are born with. Her voice has been called a perfect mix of whiskey and honey. She can sing a sweet love song, growl her way through the blues and do it all like it was meant to be done. Nicole's musical style evolved from her diverse musical background, which blends rock, pop, blues, country and soul. She has shared the stage with such international acts as Victor Wooten, bass virtuoso of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Live, Phil Vassar, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, and many more. Nicole is what they call "the real deal".
In 2006, Jamrose achieved her most notable accomplishment to date when she beat out more than 20,000 contestants to earn one of 10 coveted spots on the popular USA Network television show Nashville Star. Nicole won the leading spot as the last-standing female contestant. A viewer base of more than 2 million voted her third in the competition, which earned her a spot on the 2006 Nashville Star Tour.
After the tour, she headed back to her hometown in Indiana, put a new band together, and began to write the songs that reflected all of her musical influences. The Independent release of Jamrose's first CD U-Turn is a reflection of that. Nicole now resides in Northwest Indiana and can be found at local music venues around Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area.
Favorite Local Female Vocalist
Midwest Beat readers poll 2003, 2005 and 2006
Entertainer of the Year
Midwest Beat readers poll 2006