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NIC-D'EA

is a solo vocalist, exploring all sorts of sound realms from folk and mediaeval music over goth, wave, pop, rock, metal to avant garde, frequently working with experimental musicians such as
Leander Reininghaus, Andreas Stollenz aka Froyd, Massimo Nicoletti und Andreas v. Garnier.

Her focus is impro composition, quick lyric writing in various languages, invocations and meditative song, vocal layers and loops, yet at the same time she keeps writing songs on her guitar every day, following the path of singer-songwriter tradition in her very own voice and style - so currently is working on both, an acoustic and a loop-programme to perform live in Berlin, Dublin and Cardiff around spring 2011.

In March 2007 she established a collaboration of international musicians (Ireland, UK, Germany, Canada, America) to save the Hill of Tara in Ireland as a World Heritage Site, since endangered by a major road project.
The courageous activists on site, who stayed 24/7 to protect the culturally and spiritually (yes!) important grounds, failed - and as it is, the corrupt Irish government's bulldozers seem to have won, for now... but the songs ("Songs For The Unsung") remain. Many artists gathered for Tara in that year: There are two other great CD-projects, one of them involving Liam Ó'Maonlaí (-&rt;Hothouse Flowers) and the renowned harper and Tara-activist Laoise Kelly. You find their song for Tara here: http://www.myspace.com/liamomaonlaimusic -&rt; "Tara's Eye/ The Money Mad Mile" ...
Previously available for download from Outersounds.ie with the money going directly to the protesters on site, the SONGS FOR THE UNSUNG will be made available from i-tunes again soon; any earnings from sales shall go to the Irish Tara supporters as before. Check this place for fresh information coming up...http://uk.myspace.com/taravigilcampcd
or meanwhile check the artists involved in that project:

Participating international artists in alphabetical order ...................................................................................

Branded Oak - www.myspace.com/brandedoak

Breandan O'Ruaidh - www.myspace.com/oruaidh

www.myspace.com/buildingcastlesoutofmatchsticks

Gavin Douglas - www.myspace.com/fritzovdenips

Ivy Branch - http://ie.myspace.com/ivybranchmusic

KP The HipHop Bard - www.myspace.com/kpknowledgeispower

Lealoop - www.myspace.com/lealoop

Meadhbh Boyd - www.myspace.com/meadhbhboyd

Nic-D - www.myspace.com/nicdakacorvuscantans

Sullie - www.myspace.com/sulliej

Terrence O'Brien - www.myspace.com/terrenceobrien

Tim McCarthy - www.myspace.com/timmccarthymusic

Tinkerscuss - www.myspace.com/tinkerscuss

...and Bill Jacobs for mastering:
www.myspace.com/jake5577 (-&rt; Sonik Mastering)

Nic-D'ea   Nic Sharkwell, Berlin Dublin London Cardiff, Germany

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  • A Comment on My Name Is Derek's
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    DRAGONS at 0.00
    on June 02, 2014 17:21

    This is a beautiful piece of music by a dear friend (from times when MySpace was a sought after realm for international talent and artist exchange). I find it so very captivating that I am boldly reposting it here for a while :o)

  • A Comment on Geigerzaehler's
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    Sachbearbeiter und Subkultur at 2.31
    on March 31, 2014 11:57

    Ohmannmannmann, gestern erst mit 'ner Freunin darüber gesprochen! Du bringst es total auf den Punkt!! DANKE!!! Die BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN zündet Dir Weihrauch an und ist froh, dass Du 'mal wieder 'was 'rüberreichst! - Great strings, great lyrics, great contents! - Nic, AdminBitch @BG4UHM ;o)

  • A Comment on Marina Alonso de Caso's
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    Pra machucar meu coração at 2.55
    on March 31, 2014 11:45

    LOVVVERLY! - BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN enjoys...

  • A Comment on Flonske's
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    Wo bleibst Du !?! Demo at 1.29
    on March 24, 2014 22:05

    Nice! Too short! - says BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN's Adminna Nic

  • A Comment on Bannau's
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    Hasenheide at 5.22
    on March 24, 2014 22:03

    First I was afraid this could be just another club piece. But, hey, it is better, due to its vocals not being smoothed out. :o) And what a clever title ;o) In BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN we appreciate non-club-sounds, everything apart from mainstream that is. Feel free to come back :o) - Nic, chilling Adminna

  • A Comment on Freudenthal Musik's
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    Shook - Cloud Symphony (freudenthals cheesy fre... at 6.25
    on March 16, 2014 20:05

    Well, well...'Fuck You, French Girl' says PAULINE ANDRES, n'est pas? I LIKE. - Nic, Adminesssse @BGFUHM

  • A Comment on Daniele Casolino's
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    Carillon Ringing For An Unknown Little Sleeping... at 5.08
    on March 16, 2014 19:54

    Enchanting! <3 Nic @ BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN

  • A Comment on Skinny Downers's
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    Thomas at 3.49
    on March 16, 2014 19:36

    WOW :o) A young Edwyn Collins-timbre immersed in dark minimalism, for a flawless piece of music does not need much ado...BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-Berlin welcomes you with a beaming smile...or should I rather say: in Joy Division-style & post punk wave attitude, passing by with a short nod and a very, very serious face, slightly looking through you... One thing's for sure: I have listened to this one five times now, and there will be more. - Nic, Admin @BERLIN-Group-aso...

  • A Comment on Freudenthal Musik's
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    Luca Mandaca Vs. Eskimo Twins Vs. Red Axes (fre... at 4.30
    on March 16, 2014 19:08

    Ach, Ihr lieben Freudenthaler und -innen, das schickt mich gerade seeehr entspannt drauf, DANKE! Wieder 'mal 'was Feines für die BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN, unnu' tanz' den F'hain, beweg' Dir! ;o) - Nic Adminna

  • A Comment on Jordan Reyne's
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    Dishonour Among Thieves - ROUGH MIX at 5.19
    on March 16, 2014 19:04

    MAGIC voice :o)

  • A Comment on Out now:Del_F64.0- DWDMSU's
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    [Free Download s. Description] Del_F64.0 - DWDM... at 15.02
    on March 05, 2014 10:42

    Reclaim the planet! - Ok, jetz' jeht's mir irjendwie...ick weeß noch nich' wie...un' der Rest vom Tach is ooch so naja, ick weeß nich'...abba jut war's, jut war's, hab's wohl jebraucht... 8o0 - Nic, Adminstaatsbitch @BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN-wo-obviously-der-Widerstand-kocht

  • A Comment on Wilsberg.'s
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    Lieblingsmensch at 5.38
    on March 05, 2014 10:34

    Beautiful melody and arrangement, very nice piece of music with a lovely text! - Nic, BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN

  • A Comment on Feasting's
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    Put a Saddle on It at 2.39
    on March 05, 2014 10:28

    LIKE :o) - Nic, Adminna @BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN

  • A Comment on Rebecca Elise Guy's
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    Blurred Lines at 2.59
    on March 05, 2014 09:56

    Really like your singing, the minimalistic arrangement and the raw quality of the acoustics in a small room. I would not change a thing about this style, it is absolutely pure. Any mainstream arrangement would mariah-carey it away and smooth out what makes you unique ;o) Much admiration from Berlin - Nic @BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music-in-BERLIN

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    nybillion the compilation at 10.56
    on March 05, 2014 09:50

    BERLIN-Group says WELCOME and finds you worthwhile listening to - Hope this gets you live-gigs :o) Guess it would be good if you posted single tracks, for their sound/recording quality changes and that can be a bit disheartening for listeners. But altogether a fine work of guitar play and song-writing - raw, live, genuine! - Good luck, guys! - Nic, Adminna @ BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music

  • A Comment on Herdwhite's
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    Euterpe at 3.40
    on March 05, 2014 09:40

    How do you do it, fcksake, this is great again - I am visualising Ravel with a big fat 80s synth getting on an elephant under a circus tent right before her furious and glorious escape! :o))

  • A Comment on Herdwhite's
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    I Already Know What For at 4.38
    on March 05, 2014 09:35

    BERLIN-Group says: Such a fine piece of music!

  • A Comment on M E K K A's
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    Keeno [will scare you.] at 4.34
    on March 05, 2014 09:33

    Very captivating, MEKKA, a real treat for the ears...but why are you posting this to BERLIN-Group-for-UNSIGNED-handmade-music? You are signed, so good luck in your further endeavours and all those concerts to come! :o) - Nic, AdminCerberossa @BERLIN-Group

  • A Comment on Jordan Reyne's
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    the Keening Song at 3.43
    on March 05, 2014 09:29

    This is lovely, magic and dark again, I love most of your work, Jordan! Greetz from Berlin - Nic from BERLIN-Group

  • A Comment on Pauline Andrès's
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    Sweet Fortune Tellin' Ma at 4.55
    on March 05, 2014 09:25

    BERLIN-Group says: Pauline Andrès is a young French response to PJ Harvey when she was still cool & wasted, stranded in BERLIN - (what luck!) :o)

  • A Comment on Pierre Bizot's
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    MALEDICTION at 1.26
    on March 05, 2014 09:23

    A tad short but nice and dirty :o)

  • A Comment on Herdwhite's
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    I Already Know What For at 0.51
    on March 05, 2014 09:20

    Listening for the third time now - it is captivating as ever, Herdwhite, with a good dosage of drama, too - great and unschubladisierbar :o)

  • A Comment on ste rozza's
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    Storm Crowz at 2.48
    on November 27, 2013 09:54

    I really love this one! Strom crows crow as storm grows!

  • A Comment on ste rozza's
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    Multiverse at 2.59
    on November 19, 2013 14:44

    A masterly strike on your birthday! xox

  • A Comment on The Mad Pride's
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    Shipwreck at 0.04
    on September 19, 2013 06:19

    Rowan, ever since I came across your spheres of melancholia clad in strings, keys and layers of your warm timbre, in 2009(?) it was, I guess, I have kept returning to this wonderful and unique music of yours. And downloaded whatever I could get hold of ;o)) Thank you! xox

  • A Comment on ste rozza's
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    Nervous Rozza at 3.36
    on August 22, 2013 10:57

    Man, you're rrreally nervous! A sound like Guarana-Coffee! Have I ever mentioned I love breakbeats? And tarantella. Both in one, great. ;o))

  • A Comment on Upsynth_One's
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    Christine of Rock - Ich bin nur ein Transgender at 5.40
    on August 17, 2013 21:39

    Klare Worte zu verhaltenen Klängen - We support. - Strong words & topic with restrained sound - BERLIN-Group supports the colourful rainbow of existence in this world - all sexes welcome. Music making is political. Art can never be apolitical... - Nic, Adminna @ BERLIN-Group-For-Unsigned-Handmade-Music

  • A Comment on SinEs's
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    Boomerang at 6.54
    on August 17, 2013 21:28

    Unfold, Carlo, unfold... and keep surprising! This is another excellent facet of your talent... x - Nic, Adminna @ BERLIN-Group-For-Unsigned-Handmade-Music

  • A Comment on Graphs&Grooves's
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    Amongst Vultures - Lights Broke You at 5.30
    on August 13, 2013 20:00

    A true gem! - Nic, Admin @ BERLIN-Group-For-Unsigned-Handmade-Music

  • A Comment on Eli Salzman's
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    Raun Moon Molecule Loop at 2.16
    on August 07, 2013 21:18

    Moon and river are good for you. What you are creating there is absolutely beautiful...

  • A Comment on Eli Salzman's
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    Raun Moon Chant Loop at 3.52
    on August 07, 2013 21:16

    This is magic, hypnotic, pulling me in. Perfect. Also the dog :o)

  • A Comment on Ghosts Of Nothing's
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    Shillionaire's Mortbread at 3.30
    on August 07, 2013 19:07

    Yes. Keep playing that freyggin' guitar...Btw: Hi.

  • A Comment on Julio Morales's
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    Multiverse ( feat Anna Vólkov & Sean Rush ) at 1.23
    on August 06, 2013 13:29

    This is confusing and beautiful with the vocal layers :o)

  • A Comment on Antistene's
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    FUEGO at 1.40
    on August 06, 2013 13:26

    Too short and beautifully dreamy! :o) - Nic, Berlin

  • A Comment on Nic-D'ea's
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    Chains of Oppression_by Curehead40_toyed around... at 1.14
    on August 06, 2013 12:15

    @curehead40: I LOVE that you LOVE it :o) (beam')! It means a lot to me - if your tracks did not 'speak' to me, I would not be able to find my voice for them so quickly...

  • A Comment on Nic-D'ea's
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    Chains of Oppression_by Curehead40_toyed around... at 1.00
    on August 06, 2013 11:54

    @Hans Dietrich Ganja: ;o)) Das alles, und noch viel mehr! ;o) Curehead40, ebenso dark-souled wie ich, vermutlich noch viel konsequenter dark & gothic - liefert feine Track-Vorgaben, die auch ohne Vocs auskommen, aber er hat mir ausdrücklich erlaubt, ihn als musikalischen Spielplatz zu benutzen...und das tue ich z.Z. nur zu gerne... :o) - Es freut mich sehr, dass es Dir gefällt!

  • A Comment on 696_bpm's
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    Del F64.0 - Resax004 (Liveimpro mit Micha & Danny) at 2.36
    on July 26, 2013 21:10

    Feine Hirn- und Ohrmassage, DANKE für Innovatives :o) ...sagen BERLIN-Group-for-Unsigned-Handmade-Music & Nic, die Adminna

  • A Comment on Piglos's
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    Bicolor at 3.04
    on July 26, 2013 21:06

    ¡Bienvenidos a BERLIN-Group via México! :o) - Nic, Adminna

  • A Comment on Fred_A_Billion's
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    LY at 3.36
    on July 13, 2013 10:44

    @Fred_A_Billion: Impressive! Umso besser! DAS freut mich, auch das Setting, das Du beschreibst :o)) Meinem eigenen nicht unähnlich... ;o)) Du bist GUT!

  • A Comment on SinEs's
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    Never turn back at 5.48
    on July 13, 2013 10:23

    Another great & soulful one, Carlo! We like your style! - It is some wonderful finger-picking you are performing, and I love how the bass and vocal layers gradually are progressing and growing into that arrangement,still, it remains minimal, yet exciting, both funky and quiet..and surprises till the end - Nic, Adminna @BERLIN-Group-For-Unsigned-Handmade-Music

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