Hailing from South Auckland, New Zealand, Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, and musician, Niki Kennedy, is dedicated to making music that feels like a big hug whether you want to dance or cry.
Existing within the self-defined Nostalgia Pop landscape, Niki’s varied music taste plays a defining role in the creation of her work. Influenced largely by traditional Pop & R&B, Alternative, Rock, and Soul, her composition elements blur genre lines while delivering universal messages and relatable hooks.
Her recent singles The Last Night (Dancing With You), Get Back in the Groove, and Fall Back Into You have landed her multiple appearances on television and radio, and she has performed over 400 virtual shows in recent months. Her latest single, The Things I Wish I Said is out now.
Niki was selected as one of 28 participants in the 2021 SOCAN Foundation’s TD Incubator for Creative Entrepreneurship, a program “designed to identify, celebrate, and support the next generation of music creators that have demonstrated extraordinary potential.”
She was named a semi-finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition, is currently a semi-finalist in the 2022 Unsigned Only Music Competition, and won a Finalist Award in the 2021 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Niki hopes that by sharing honestly and vulnerably, listeners will feel seen, heard, and a little less alone. A reminder that it is okay to not be okay as she tries to give the world a hug, one song at a time.