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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' British Theatre Guide

British Theatre Guide

"Smith has a beautifully clear modern folk voice."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Circles & Stalls

Circles & Stalls

★★★★ "The addition of Nishla Smith’s Singer is an inspired move. Her voice and presence often lift scenes into another dimension."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Manchester Evening News

Manchester Evening News

★★★★ "Nishla Smith's haunting, ethereal, voice is used sparsely. But the brevity and beauty of her singing interludes showers hope..."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' Reviews Hub

Reviews Hub

"Nishla Smith, ‘The Singer’, wanders in an ethereal manner around the stage mournfully singing delicate standards and serving as a symbol of hope."

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..."

15 March 2022

Review: 'Kes' The Stage

The Stage

★★★★ "Visually arresting."

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