Nikki started off on the stage as a dancer when she was about 5 years old. Over the course of her childhood and teenage years she travelled the dance festivals, performing at countless Theatres and shows around the UK. At the age of 16, she bought her first guitar and fell into a world of diverse musical discovery. Around this time, she absorbed the musical colours of artists and bands such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tori Amos, Skunk Anansie, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Portishead, Massive attack and so many more amazing musicians that inspire her still to this day.

Nikki draws on her wide range of personal experiences for the content of her song writing, and with a genre and era spanning musical fascination what she crafts is emotive, passionate and moving. Over the years Nikki has developed a connected and buoyant rapport with her audiences which makes her performance both scintillating and a genuinely memorable experience.

Over the years Nikki has performed alongside, and opened up shows for, artists such as Jamiroquai, Level 42, Supergrass, Miles Hunt,  Nick Harper, Jon Gomm and many more. She has graced the stages of venues and festivals up and down the country such as The LG Arena Forum, The Wolves Civic, The Glee Club, The Robin 2, Solfest, Nozstock and Sunrise Celebration. You can find her gigging several times a week around Shropshire and beyond. Come along and support local live music. 



Photograph by Ella Ruth


Nikki Rous - BBC Radio interview and live performance.  If you wish, you can click HERE to open in another window/tab so that you can continue browsing my website whilst listening.