Sunday, Sept 8, 12 pm, Vintage Coffee Bar
Nico Brennan is a dynamically gifted singer who has been part of Canada's professional music scene for over twenty years. As the former lead singer for Calgary's critically acclaimed "Dino Martinis", Nico has delighted audiences across Canada, the United States, and Europe. She has performed in such music festivals as the Montreal Jazz Festival and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and she has entertained audiences that have included the likes of Tom Hanks and former President Bill Clinton. In June 2019, Nico was featured in a live taping of Stampede City Sessions to celebrate the Dino Martinis 25th Anniversary; it will be aired on PBS & KSPS this upcoming fall. Since her departure from the Dino Martinis, Nico has emerged as a ukulele-playing singer-songwriter. Her songwriting style infuses a blend of folk, rock, pop, calypso, and Latin sensibilities with thoughtful lyrics and uplifting messages. She is the host of Cornerstone Music Cafe's "Sunday School Open Mic" and her first solo album EP, "The Dream Factory", was released to a sold out crowd in March 2019. Nico is an engaging performer with a warm presence who has a way of connecting with audience members of all ages. She plays a mix of original music and contemporary and classic covers.