With infectious music, and a personality to match, Nicky is bringing spirited fun back to indie blues  music and gaining hoards of adoring fans in the process.

How did you come up with your stage name?

We wanted a name that is memorable and can help establish my personal brand. So we created a name that is related to the genre or culture we wish to be identified with.  “Nothing But You” is all human beeings’ dream…Everyone needs LOVE! We choose a stage name that actually means something to me! Nothing But YOU!

How did you get your start in music?

I’ve been a musician all my life.

 Was it hard moving from Japan to US?

Not too hard, I acclimated pretty quickly.

 How hard is it to get your name in recognition in US?

It’s pretty hard, there are a lot of people who want the same thing so it definitely takes a lot of work!

 What can you tell us about your new single “LIPS”?

“LIPS” is an easy listening – ballad style song written by Turkish multi-award winning singer/songwriter Emine SARI and multi-platinum winning engineer and producer from London with scores of legendary artists including Eric Clapton, Lara Fabian, Rod Stewart and B.B. King… Joel Evenden, which was released by Phoenix Records.

I can’t wait for everyone to finally hear it and the single is out now via all digital partners.


 The name LIPS is an interesting choice. Were did it come from?

Music does not need different language. “LIPS” or “LOVE”  resonates in the heartes of all mankind.

“LIPS” won Akademia Music Awards – how does it make you feel?

That was crazy! It’s very exciting.

You’ve collaborated with some amazing artists –Emine SARI, Joel Evenden. How did these collabs come about?

My Debut Album “Meant to Be”made us connected naturally and very quickly. This amazing connection was meant to be! And we are planning to record a new album at the Abbey Road Studios with Turkish and British producers too.

What’s your career goal? The feeling you’ll have when you know you’ve ‘made it’?

There is no limitation or goal until I die because music is my life!

Any Message to the fans?

Thank you for all of your support! The amount of appreciate I have for you all is beyond words and I’m immensely grateful for all of you. Thank you for helping me and listening to my music forreal. I love you all!

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