Hedreich Nichols

February 2008

Gospel to Hip-Hop

After the CD drop party Hedreich has just enough time to get ready for a series of Bligg concerts. If you read about the casting call in 20 Minutes, you know that Bligg is looking for a singer to replace longtime partner Lesley Bogart. Until a replacement is found, Hedreich will be doing her “Swiss wannabe” thing with Switzerland’s top Hip-hopper. “For me, it’s a great compliment to be asked to do a job in the Swiss dialect and I’m looking forward to getting as ‘native’ and authentic as I can get,” quips Hedreich. If you want to verify Hedreich’s Swiss German bona fides, check her calendar page to see when they’ll be playing in a neighborhood near you. And stop back soon to catch up on the latest and see and what’s on next. We’ll keep a light on for ya…

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Inspirational Singers – CD launch party

After 10 years of work and dedication, the Inspirational Singers will be kicking off this year of celebration with an official CD drop party. This is the first of a few planned events this year, including an international anniversary Gospel music workshop and concert featuring Candace West Lacy and E. Dwight Franklin on May 24th in Glarus. For registration info or to order a CD click here. If you’re interested in being a part of the 200+ voice choir, register early, spaces are limited.

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Teaching on Ice

Speaking of ice, what better way to balance out a singer’s life than to get off the stage and into the classroom—especially when the classroom is on the ice? Hedreich along with 3 of the other teachers and students of MPS Leutschen spent the morning under a sunny, cloudless sky and the afternoon in healthy competition at the “home of the Lakers”. It was a peaceful and fun school sports day and amazingly for the teenage set the only complaint heard was about the piped in music. Maybe the rink should invite Hedreich to do some live gigs there?!

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Art On Ice 2008

After the first all-nighter of the year, our Artist enjoyed a couple of bars of rests before gearing up for the 2008 Art on Ice performances, again with Gary and an international band including Swiss vocalist Lesley Bogart. “Working with Lesley was something I really enjoyed at last year’s Art on Ice so I was really looking forward to singing with her this time,” recalls Hedreich.

One of the evening’s highlights was their hot cover of Gloria Estefan’s “Wrapped” which drew great applause and brought Salsa dancers to their feet.The 3 evenings were par-tay par-tay with lots of guests up on stage. Romain Gazave, Kim Wilde, choreographer Marvin A. Smith with his sizzling dance compadres and even the organizers all joined the band for fun highlights.

On the final evening, Hedreich set the crowd on fire with her smoking renditions of Proud Mary and Natural Woman. And talk about hot, the guests were enthralled by Hedreich’s fiery, spontaneous dance number with Switzerland’s premier ice skater Stéphane Lambiel. The world and European champion is as magical on the dance floor as on the ice and our girl showed that—with microphone in hand–she had a few magic moves of her own! In case you missed it live or on Swiss TV, have a look back at the first February issue of the Swiss Illustrated. You’ll see our artist on a 2 page spread in full swing with the Swiss crown prince of the ice!! Check out the pics:

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