DANIELLE NICOLE with BRANDON MILLER

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DANIELLE NICOLE with BRANDON MILLER

DANIELLE NICOLE with Brandon Miller at The Venue!

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THE VENUE 21 South Broadway Aurora, IL 60505

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THE VENUE is pleased to bring you Danielle Nicole - with Brandon Miller on Thursday, November 17 at 8pm. Doors open at 7.

Advance Premium Seating: $20

Advanced General Admission: $17

+ $5 at the door

COVID POLICY: Masks optional, but recommended

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Founding member, lead singer, and bass player of internationally acclaimed Blues/Rock band Trampled Under Foot, Danielle Nicole Schnebelen stepped out on her own in 2015 with her debut album “Wolf Den.” In 2018, Nicole returned with a follow-up release via Concord Records entitled “Cry No More” garnering a 2019 Grammy Nomination for Contemporary Blues Album and 2 Blues Music Awards for Bassist and Female Contemporary Artist, among a slew of Blues Blast Music Awards and 3 Independent Blues Awards.

Nicole's “distinctive, inventive bass work”—which resulted in her becoming the first female to receive nomination for the Blues Foundation's 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist - Bass—“is the product of years of intensive roadwork; and although her voice draws comparisons to artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt and Etta James, it is only the feeling in which she will invoke those memories. Nicole’s show, style and tone are all her own and can only be experienced.”

Current line-up consists of Co-founder Brandon Miller on guitar and vocals and World Renowned Drummer Go-Go Ray.

Awards & Accolades

(Danielle Nicole)

*2022 Blues Music Award Nomination

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

*2022 Blues Music Award Nomination

Instrumentalist - Bass

*2021 Blues Music Award

Instrumentalist - Bass

*2019 Grammy Nomination

Contemporary Blues Album - “Cry No More”

*2019 Blues Music Award

Instrumentalist - Bass

*2019 Blues Music Award

Contemporary Female Blues Artist

*2018 Inductee Canada South Blues Society Hall of Fame

*2018 Independent Blues Award Contemporary Album - “Cry No More” *2018 Independent Blues Award Contemporary Song - “Cry No More” *2018 Independent Blues Award Music Video - “Cry No More”

*2018 Blues Blast Music Award Contemporary Blues Album - “Cry No More”

*2016 Blues Blast Music Award Debut Artist *2017 Inductee - Kansas Music Hall of Fame

(Trampled Under Foot)

2014 Blues Music Award - Instrumentalist - Bass

2014 Blues Music Award - Contemporary Blues Album

2014 Blues Blast Music Award - Rising Star

2014 Blues Blast Music Award - Band

BRANDON MILLER isn’t the typical product of the small, Midwest town of Gardner, KS. From beginning to play at the age of 7, Miller always knew it was going to music that would be his driving force in life.

“I’ve always wanted to play guitar, but seeing bands like Rush, Aerosmith and KISS up close gave me the thought of ‘the sky is the limit.’ I saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd when I was 17 and really saw that people wanted to watch him play guitar. That’s exactly what I wanted to do. The guitar is a special instrument that connects with people. I want to connect with people through my guitar playing.”

Throughout his years of studying music formally, educationally, and experimentally through high school and into college, Miller also had a desire to write original music.

“The song always comes first. That gives you the connection with the listener. You can take the journey together. With my music, I want it to give people the opportunity to relate someway. Whether that’s through pain, sorrow, anger or happiness, it gives them a way to release their emotions. We can succeed and fail together.”

With musical influences such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Warren Haynes and Joe Bonamassa, he says “they are all extremely talented at their instrument, Warren and Clapton are incredible songwriters.”

Miller truly holds his own candle among the few able to truly speak through his instrument and is impossible to be stylistically confined to Rock, Country, Roots, Americana.

“Living in the moment and connecting with the audience. If you can’t connect with the audience at a show, what’s the point in having a show? You have to be able to take them to a place to forget about what is happening in their life. I want them to hear great songs and walk away from a great guitar show.”