FREE EVENT: ALL ABOUT BEING A PROFESSIONAL SINGER-SONGWRITER, Monday 7/18 8pm On-Campus/Online

Join us for a free and open forum in celebration & support of the Singer-Songwriter, Monday 7/18, 8pm at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, with special guest Nikhil Korula.

We will discuss touring, branding, booking, radio, promotion and more. We will talk about how you get to the bottom of your style and your message, and how you get that across in your live sets, records, and promotion. The night will involve a considerable amount of QnA opportunities as Nikhil discusses everything from how he booked his band on major festival stages from Bonneroo to SummerFest, how he has opened for everyone from John Mayer to Dave Matthews, to how he has charted both as recording artist and as writer for other artists.

The night is meant to be informative and inspiring, a town-hall of singer-songwriters. Hope to see and hear you there, Monday 7/18 8pm on-campus and streaming at THIS LINK.

Nikhil Korula will be teaching The Professional Singer-Songwriter, 8 meetings starting Thursday 7/28, 8pm, at The Songwriting School. Read more about him below, and watch his appearance at a recent event. 


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About our Special Guest, Nikhil Korula:

Classically trained in voice from the age of 5, Nikhil Korula first lent his dulcet tones to sing with the likes of opera giants such as Placido Domingo and pop stars Barry Manilow and the late Luther Vandross. As a boy soprano, Korula performed at Carnegie Hall by the age of 10 and also sang for one of Danny Elfman’s first film scores. In 1990, Nikhil Korula performed at the 32nd Annual Grammy® Awards with Mike and the Mechanics, sharing the stage with legends, Ray Charles, Miles Davis & Don Henley to name a few. However, after graduating from the USC Thornton School of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Operatic Vocal Performance, his creative talents drew him to the world of songwriting, jazz and improvisation which led to his playing many acoustic sets throughout Los Angeles. This experience in turn helped him to collaborate with some of the city’s finest jazz musicians and to form the Nikhil Korula Band (NK Band).

Due to its ever-increasing fan following, this vibrant musical act has traveled all over the globe playing festivals such as BONNAROO (2008 & 2009), PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL (2011) & SUMMERFEST (2007-2016), gathering worldwide attention one fan at a time. Blending the sounds of calypso, rock, reggae, African and Latin grooves, this unique sextet infuses extraordinary musicianship with irresistible dance jams, a combination that has led the NIKHL KORULA BAND to open for such esteemed artists as Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Ben Harper, Ray Lamontagne, Gavin Degraw, Gary Clark Jr and countless others while also headlining venues like the House of Blues and performing at the Apollo Theater.

Most recently, Nikhil Korula had the pleasure of recording 5 new songs for a new EP called SOLO SESSIONS with musical heroes of his, Butch Taylor and Jeff Coffin from the Dave Matthews Band. One of the songs from the EP, "Fade Away," has already been charting, debuting at #106 and moving all the way to #10 on the Hot AC charts. Singer-songwriter, Nikhil Korula also just wrote the opening track, "Start It Up," for Ziggy Marley's new self titled album which became the #1 reggae album in the country. The song has been peaked at #5 on iTunes. Look for Korula and his eclectic band to open for Eric Hutchinson at Summerfest 2016 in front of thousands. Please visit www.nkband.com for more information.


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