Performing regularly at festivals around the state SAFARI MOTEL have attracted a large and loyal following. Live performance has been the key to SAFARI MOTEL’s popularity. Their mix of feel-good, high energy original funk, groove, blues and soul music has earned them a place in the thriving Melbourne music scene as one of its most sought-after live acts. Nicole Nehemia delivers a dynamic performance backed by her rhythm section Jason Nehill (bass) Neil Richardson (drums), brass section Nicholas Pearce (saxophone) and guitarist Dean James. Nicole has always demonstrated mastery over funk, gospel, R&B and soul and all her performances exhibit her versatility across the spectrum. Nicole brings heart, soul and passion to all she does. After forming in 2013, SAFARI MOTEL have produced 2 sold out live albums (LIVE AT THE SOUNDBAR and LIVE AT THE FACTORY) and they are back hard at work writing material for their next full studio album due late 2015. SAFARI MOTEL are based in Melbourne and they can be found performing at many of the popular live music venues around town and are now regular performers at the major music festivals around the state including Motor City Music Festival, Echuca Winter Blues Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the Blues Train. As finalists in the MBAS International Blues Challenge and having their first album debut in the top 30 in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart, SAFARI MOTEL are certainly an act on the rise.