Sept. 9, Nikki Hill, Nathan James
B & B’s Musical Thrills present:
Nikki Hill and Nathan James
Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach
Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps’ guitarist Poison Ivy.
Just a couple years ago, Nikki Hill was a bartender with an affinity for punk and a deep love for classic R&B. At her husband (and now guitar-player) Matt Hill’s behest, she stepped out from behind the bar and onto the stage. The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Matt’s volcanic leads, and, of course, Nikki’s inimitable charisma.
Praise for Nikki Hill:
“The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative “Southern Fireball” moniker. “
— LA Weekly
“If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she’d be like Nikki Hill.”
— Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Hill is a petite powerhouse, with a booming voice that is as sweet and luscious as it is gritty and raw.”
— Portland Monthly
“Channels such rhythm and blues greats as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown–with a little Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke thrown in for good measure. Hill is the real deal…steeped in gospel and soul, wrapped up in a punk rock DIY ethic.”
— Time Out Los Angeles
“A rich, sultry voice…weaned on the church choir and burnished by an enthusiast’s love of good music.”
— Indy Week
Doors open at 7:30pm, music usually at 8:30
This is an all ages show
Advanced seating reservations highly recommended.
Note: parties of 2 or less may be seated with other parties of two or less based on availability.
Text 714-809-6146 for more info