Gospel legend Nicole visiting Grand Cayman

Few artists in any genre of music possesses a more diverse resume than Nicole C. Mullen.

From her early days as a background vocalist/dancer/choreographer to writing and recording such classic hits as Redeemer to mentoring young women through her Baby Girls Club, Nicole’s creativity and compassion have fuelled a life of ministry with global impact.

Nicole admits people had been asking her for years about recording a worship project, but it never felt like the right time.

“Never being one to jump on a bandwagon, I didn’t feel that it was time to do something of that nature,” she says. “I would say ‘Nah, that’s not me,’ but this time I had this body of work that I’d written that wasn’t something contrived. I didn’t pray and fast to get it. After I had written those songs, I started praying and asking the Lord: ‘What’s the right avenue? How do I deliver these gifts that you have given me?”

Vulnerable and transparent

Nicole has long been known as an artist who is unafraid to be vulnerable and transparent with her audience. That sincerity and artistic integrity have been recognised with seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including two Female Vocalist of the Year honours, Song of Year in 2001 for Redeemer, Songwriter of the Year and the 2005 Urban Album of the Year for Everyday People.

She has toured the globe, becoming a sought after speaker and singer, and has frequently graced the stage at Women of Faith events.

On Captivated, Nicole collaborates for the first time with acclaimed producer Ed Cash, well-known for his work with Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, and Chris August among others.

Nicole began developing her craft as a songwriter at a young age and “Captivated” includes a special bonus track, Praise Your Holy Name, the first song she ever wrote.

“When my parents moved here from Ohio, mom brought me a bunch of my old stuff and there was a sheet of paper that I had gotten copy written of the first song that I’d ever written at age of 12,” she says. “It was hand written and I was just amazed to see how God has plans for us regardless of our age or stage and how He had a plan for me.”

She’s a wife, mother, singer, songwriter, speaker, and a successful businesswoman as well as a minister and mentor.

Nicole says she is excited about this new season in her life and sharing the worship songs on Captivated.

“My mom told me a long time ago ‘when you sing, never sing to the people, always sing to the audience of one and invite the people to worship along with you,’” she says, “and so that’s my new aim these day is to sing to the audience of one and hopefully it becomes so contagious and the melody becomes so soothing and so inviting that people will want to sing along.”

For more information call Sharon Williams on 326-4677.

Nicole Mullen will be in Grand Cayman to perform two free concerts on Friday, 30 March and Saturday 31 March starting at 7.30pm at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church located on Pedro Castle Road in Savannah. The doors for the event will open from 6.30pm and since Nicole is the only performer the show will begin promptly at 7.30pm. Admission is free and donations during the evening are welcome.