Growing up in a family of creatives, Kristie Nicolas aka Kitten Jam was thrown into music from a young age. Over the years discovering soul music artists, new and old, became somewhat of an intense love affair, one that she could not shake. Not one to keep all the musical treasures she discovered to herself, the passionate affair with music led to Kristie writing about soul music for leading blogs and music sites around the world and eventually branching out into public relations, music curation, events and artist management.
Kristie’s writing has been seen on the award winning soul music authority SoulBounce, and featured on leading sites including Music Feeds, the AU review and The Brag. Kristie was amongst the first to write about ground-breaking future soul artists in the early stages of their careers including Jordan Rakei, Hiatus Kaiyote and Kwabs and has interviewed R&B heavyweights such as Eric Benet, The Foreign Exchange, Jazmine Sullivan and more. In a publicity and events capacity Kristie has worked with indie artists, local shows, major labels, high profile events, tours and festivals including Sarsha Simone, Tall Black Guy, Soulfest, Guilty Simpson, Play Bar Sydney, Gazele, Ginger’s Sydney, Ms Murphy, Chantae Cann, AACTA Awards, EMI Music, Sony Music & Grindin. Kristie has also curated music for events and is the music director of the boutique establishment, Senato Hotel Milano in Italy. A taste of public music playlists can be found here.
Constantly looking for new avenues to discover, explore and push quality music, Kristie co-created an independent record label, PR, artist management and creative services company called Still I Rise [Collective] in 2015, with the first management & label artist being Sarsha Simone.