Nicolette is a vocalist and composer, creating music for art, theatre, film and dance.
With chest beaten rhythms, hypnotic vocal looping, found objects and acoustic instruments Nicolette forges fragile laments and evocative textural journeys.
‘skin-tingling’ - The Skinny
'A beautiful and ominous musical score by Nicolette Macleod forms an essential third voice in the drama' - The Scotsman
Her compositional artistry and creativity as a multi instrumentalist is informed by over a decade of writing for theatre, film and dance. Recent commissions include orchestrated works for new plays in association with Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Naked Productions. Nicolette brings authority and articulate inquiry to any commission. Performing self penned music for the Chinese Classics Translation Project, in association with the The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her vocals have been used on feature film ‘Anyone You Want’ and in a pop settings for albums receiving prime time radio play on BBC2 and BBC6. With an emotive voice imbued with her Scottish heritage, years of performing and classical training. Nicolette has supported and sung alongside artists including The Irrepressibles, The Leisure Society and Karine Polwart.
In early 2022 Nicolette toured her solo show ‘The Sea and Me’, a show that weaves together song, stories and personal anecdotes exploring themes of marine conservation, exploration and the magnitude of the sea. The show was chosen to be part of 'supported programme' by The Touring Network.