MUSICIAN & ILLUSTRATOR
… TRIPHOP INFUSED JAZZ-POP DRAPED WITH SILKY VOCALS, WRAPPED IN SECRETS.
Jazz-pop artist Nicola Milan and her band ‘The Stray Cat Club’ perform a riotous blend of jazz, blues, soul and 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 a dark and salacious 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, movies from the Golden Era and parties straight from the Roaring Twenties.
Milan returned to the sunny shores of Perth, Australia after a year performing abroad in London and has released her new single ‘Big House’ in 2018 and is recording a full length album in 2019.
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.
Illustrator of quirky Gothic/ Steampunk characters Nicola Milan’s art is 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.”