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Nicole Couch joins forces with Rock Solid Talent Entertainment
Guitarist Nicole Couch Former founding member of Phantom Blue joins forces with British Record label Rock Solid Talent Entertainment
Nicole began studying piano around three years of age and around 5,6, she began studying piano serious with tutors focusing primarily on classical pieces.
During this time her guitar skills had improved significantly and she decided what she wanted to do in life.
Nicole tested out of high school, recueved a diploma and left for California to attend GIT musicians institute.
During this time Nicole was approached by the admissions director and asked if she would like to audition for Michael Jackson; she mentioned he was looking for a blond female guitarist, unfortunately, it was mandatory she was proficient in finger-tapping style in addition to proficient skills in site reading guitar charts, which she was not, then upon learning the remarkable Jennifer Batten would be auditioning, Nicole respectfully chickened out.
Then Nicole stumbled upon her private instructor, PAUL GILBERT and his shred style of playing and dedicated herself to a minimum of 5 hours of practice per day.
Nicole's skills progressed quickly and she was introduced to the remarkably talented guitarist Michelle Meldrum who was already established in the LA thrash metal scene.
Michelle had also developed her shred Guitar skills. They were huge fans of Racer X and decided they wanted to form an all female version of Racer X. they immediately began writing material and found their fellow band mates through friends. And formed Phantom Blue.
They played one show as a band at the Troubadour in 1988 and sent a demo and were signed to Shrapnel records.
Their A&R connection took her interest in them directly to Disney's newly formed Hollywood Records. Michael Eisner personally met with all of them.
During this time, Don Dokken, currently was working on a solo project with Geffen Records and Tom Zutaut, walked into our rehearsal behind a music store in Redonddo beach CA. he approached them with his intent to invest time and money into their band.
Nicole eventually returned to New York and three years after returning to NY, she suffered a massive, to this day idiosyncratic, stroke that left her, legally blind and unable to play guitar or piano and it weakened her voice drastically It was a twist of luck, as it brought her the opportunity to volunteer for physically and mentally handicapped and disabled adults and children via a musical therapy program.
Read complete BIO on her record labels artist page listed below.
Manager- Phil Taylor
Record label musician page- https://www.rstelabel.com/
Rock Solid Talent Entertainment
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