Nikki Pearse

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Nikki Pearse
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Background Information




Jazz, Motown, Disco, R & B, Classic rock

Years Active




Associated acts

Sun Messengers
First Call band
First Rate band
Nikki Pearse & Friends


Nikki Pearse is a well-known vocalist in the Detroit Metropolitan area who performs a variety of styles including jazz, Motown, disco, R & B, and classic rock. In 2013 Nikki produced two major shows at the Jazz Café in the Music Hall in Detroit (Here’s to Life and A Jazzy Holiday with Nikki Pearse). Nikki has performed at various Andiamo Restaurants, Dylan’s Raw Bar, and Harbor House. She has also performed for many private and corporate organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Children’s Place, Care House of Oakland County, Infinity Yacht Charters, R. L. Polk Co., and Providence Hospital. Other acclaimed performances have been for the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Chene Park, MGM casino, and Motor City Casino.

Nikki has opened for national artists including Howie Mandel, Gladys Knight, Kool and the Gang, and Johnny Gill. She performed as part of an opening act for Tower of Power at the Macomb Performing Arts Center. For the 100th Birthday Celebration of the American Automobile she wrote and performed an original version of “Happy Birthday” broadcast on national television. For several years Nikki Pearse was a regular on the Mitch Albom Show.

Nikki Pearse co-produced her first CD, “My Romance” which included two of her original compositions. In the past she has worked with the (DRD) Detroit Recreational Department performing at many outdoor park community events and part-time for the DRD Arts Place teaching songs to Head Start children to enhance their vocal, social, and motor skills.

Earlier in her career Nikki Pearse performed in two long running musical shows, “Motown Revue” and “Puttin’ on the Stars” and had an acting role in a children’s television program aired on WXON Channel 20. In the past Nikki has worked with Larry Smith (saxophonist) Johnny Bassett (guitarist), Lyman Woodard (of the Lyman Woodard organization), the Sun Messengers band, lead female vocalist for First Call band (a Sun Messengers band), and many notable musicians in Detroit and other major cities. She is also creator of three bands: First Rate, Nikki Pearse & Friends and Misbehavin’.



  • Nikki Pearse Live ~ Volume 1 (2014) Find it Here
  • My Romance CD


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