Nicole Sanderson is an inspirational British Gospel singer/songwriter from Berkshire. Her soulful and melodious voice gives her a distinct sound and she uses her impressive musical talents as a vocal trainer and coach for the award winning Reading Community Gospel Choir where she is co-conductor.
The eldest of 4 siblings, music played an important role in the family home. Her father exposed her to a wide range of musical genres and she credits her singing parents and Seventh-day Adventist roots as giving her a real advantage in the realm of harmonies arrangements and musicality.
An admirer of gospel greats such as Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams & Trinitee 5:7, Nicole’s primary influence is the group Mary Mary. “My faith in God is at the core of what and how I sing. I want to share with everyone this wonderful good news story of the gospel, that despite life’s challenges God is able to do more than we can ask or think.”
Nicole attends Parkside Fellowship Community Church where she serves as the worship leader and music director. She was recently appointed an area music coordinator, responsible for planning and delivering music programming for 20+ congregations in the South East of England. No stranger to digital platforms Nicole has delivered online worship nights and concerts and is also the featured soloist on BBC Radio Berkshire’s Sunday Morning service where she has been contributing to their worship service from the start of the Covid19 pandemic and she is looking forward to further opportunities to collaborate.
Before leading the Reading Community Gospel Choir in her own right Nicole was an understudy to the then director Colin Anderson, now director of the B Positive choir. Nicole was an excellent student. The Reading Community Gospel Choir entered the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the year competition in 2019 where they finished in 1st place. Nicole sang lead and provided the Acapella arrangement for one of the songs, ‘Ride On’.
And winning competitions runs in the family. Nicole is married to Jermaine, a member of the Acapella group Vadé who were winners of Sky ONE’s Sing Ultimate Acapella competition and recorded an album at the famous Abbey Road Studios.
As well as a singer Nicole is also a talented actress having performed on stage in Reading and London with Parabole Productions, a Christian Drama company. As a talented vocal arranger Nicole has worked with the company as the music director on one of their musical productions.
Nicole is passionate about gospel music, especially the UK Gospel music scene. Nicole believes that gospel music penetrates the heart and soothes the soul. Nicole enjoys working with charities. She has sung with the Children with Cancer charity for their fundraising events and shared the stage with many well known international artists, including Sister Sledge.
Nicole has released her first UK Gospel single He Cares which is available to purchase on all digital platforms. Nicole’s inspiration for this song comes from her need to share a message of encouragement:
“I wanted a song that would lift and encourage people who may feel abandoned, to let them know that God really does care about them. Reflecting on my life thus far I was reminded of 1 Peter 5:7, which tells me we have nothing to fear. We can give Jesus all worries and problems because he cares for us. I wanted the sincerity that I feel in my life to be felt in this song as I genuinely believe it to be true.’’
He Cares is a contemporary gospel song, with smooth harmonies and a catchy melody that will get you rocking down the aisle, be that church or supermarket! Recently premiered on BBC INTRODUCING Berkshire it was very well received.
Nicole has released her first UK Gospel single ‘He Cares’ and is currently working on her album. Nicole often works with the incredibly talented husband and wife gospel duo SoulThirstMusic, who have just released their single Have Mercy. Nicole recently sang for the opening and unveiling of the Paul Robeson Portrait which was loaned to the Reading museum from the National portrait Gallery.