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11 April 2023

'The Beast' at Manchester Jazz Festival

Manchester's Finest

"On Thu 25 May, Deansgate's Forsyth Music Shop will present vocalist Nishla Smith with her new show, The Beast, an 'explosion of musical and narrative ideas' told through song."

10 January 2023

Winner – Peter Whittingham Jazz Awards

Help Musicians UK

"We are pleased to offer vital and timely financial support to four artists through the Peter Whittingham legacy; Tyrone Isaac Stuart, Nishla Smith, John Pope and Nicola Guida..."

23 October 2022

Winner – Best Supporting Performer, UK Theatre Awards

The Stage

"Best supporting performance (in a musical or play)
Nishla Smith, Kes, an Octagon Theatre and Theatre by the Lake co-production"

28 September 2022

Best Supporting Performance Nomination– UK Theatre Awards

The Stage

"Best Supporting Performance (in a musical or play)
Nishla Smith – Kes, an Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production
Nicola Hughes – Into The Woods, a Theatre Royal Bath Production
Robert Jackson – Brief Encounter, a Stephen Joseph Theatre, Octagon Theatre and Theatre By The Lake co-production"

15 July 2022

Review: 'Friends With Monsters', Gáspár Károly, Jazzma

"Nishla Smith személyében egy nagyszerű hanggal megáldott énekesnőt ismertem meg, akiről biztos, hogy sokat fogunk még hallani!"

29 April 2022

News: Serious announce Take Five cohort

London Jazz News

"Serious are proud to announce the participants for the seventeenth edition of their prestigious talent development scheme Take Five"

16 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' The Guardian

The Guardian

★★★★ "All the while, Smith circles, the embodiment of the kestrel, under the precise movement direction of Jennifer Jackson. She becomes only more ethereal as she sings dreamy renditions of The Girl from Ipanema and It Might as Well Be Spring. Her voice is exquisite, a symbol of unreachable beauty."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Manchester Theatres

Manchester Theatres

★★★★ "Nishla Smith’s haunting vocals were an absolute treat."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Opening Night

Opening Night

★★★★ "Packs a heart felt punch."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Bolton News

Bolton News

★★★★ "The compelling trio on stage is completed by Nishia Smith as the singer who embodies the spirit of Kes and has a voice that will melt your heart."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' The Stage

The Stage

★★★★ "Visually arresting."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' North West End

North West End

★★★★ "Suffusing the entirety of the show is the presence of Nishla Smith. Her lilting musicality lifts this piece to an ethereal level..."

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