MUSICIAN & ILLUSTRATOR
… TRIPHOP INFUSED JAZZ-POP DRAPED WITH SILKY VOCALS, WRAPPED IN SECRETS.
Glitz, glamour and the Roaring Twenties! Nicola Milan and her band The Stray Cat Club perform a riotous blend of trip hop infused 1920’s swing mixed with modern grooves and electronic elements, wrapped in silky vocals.
Sounding like Caro Emerald meets The Cat Empire, Miss Milan transports you back to time when cabarets were smoky, dangerous and filled with underworld mobsters, dirty martinis, and deadly women.
With songs about lust, love and temptation, Milan’s music takes influence from notorious characters throughout history, film noir, movies from the Golden Era and parties straight from the Roaring Twenties.
In 2017 after touring to the furthest reaches of Australia, Milan packed up her Stray Cats and headed for the sunny shores of London, creating raucous and salacious parties of 1920’s tinged frivolity and glamour as she goes.
Signed to ORiGiN Music Publishing Australia, Nicola also illustrates aristocratic Gothic/Steampunk characters , is an award winning cartoonist, co-wrote and illustrated her hillarious book ‘Monster-in-Law: A Survival Guide’ , blogs about things that go bump in the night, and shares cover music videos and vlogs on her YouTube Channel.
… Quirky Gothic/ Steampunk characters inspired by history, mythology, witchcraft and vaudeville.
From the Vampire coffin-loving Madam Marielle to the uber snobbish aristocrats The Von Furstenbergs, Nicola creates uniquely long-necked uber freaks with high end manners and costumes to match, all with colourful backstories.
She brings these characters to life in the detailed ‘making of’ blogs posted on this website, in her original prints and merchandise and freaky art showings.
Nicola also creates high colour, magical creatures for children under her business name ‘Dean the Pig’.
“Witty, sophisticated and original, it is exciting to see such an intelligent and honest artist and songwriter surface in Australia.”