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Nini Camps (born in Miami, Florida) is a Cuban-American folk rock singer-songwriter, who writes music for film and TV while also performing as lead singer of the all female band Antigone Rising. She currently lives with her family in New York City.
Although born and raised amidst the palm trees and sunshine of Miami Fl, and much to the chagrin of her parents, Nini Camps has long since called NYC home. As a solo artist, and making her way into the NYC music scene, Nini could be found any given night either behind the bar (under the bar) or cutting her teeth playing in clubs like The Bitter End, The Mercury Lounge and The Living Room. Self-promotion, hard work and a good bit of luck lead to 3 independent releases, national tours with artists such as Los Lonely Boys, a stint at Madison Square Garden with Joan Osborne and a stadium tour as an ambassador to the US during the 2006 World Cup games in Germany.
As a songwriter, Camps won Billboard's Songwriter Award and was Spin's Top 5 Singer/Songwriter for her self-released album "So Long". In 2005, signing with Cherry Lane Music Publishing was a dream come true and allowed for a change of focus from road warrior to in-house songwriter. The transition was a much needed break from touring and developing the discipline of writing for other artists, film and TV was, and continues to be, an exciting challenge. With over 50 TV, commercial and film placements (including songs on Brothers and Sisters, Castle, Pretty Little Liars, The Hills, Army Wives Degrassi: The Next Generation which features an unreleased song “Come Away” at the end of episode "Lost in Love Part 2", Pantene, Paseo Paper, Sydney White and end credits for Ramona and Beezus), Nini continues to write and record in NYC and her home studio. After Cherry Lane closed its doors, Nini has since found a new Music Publishing family with Razor and Tie.
In August 2009, Camps joined the all female band Antigone Rising as the new lead singer and rhythm guitarist. As a long time friend of the band and having shared stages with them over the years, it was a natural progression that came at just the right time. The band released a studio CD in August 2011 called "23 Red" - funded through over $40K of fan donations - enabling the band to create their own record label, 'Rising Shine Records.' "23 Red" is distributed through Joan Jett's Blackheart Record label (MMD). Since October 2011, Starbucks worldwide has featured "Everywhere is Home" & "Gracefully" from "23 Red" into regular in-store rotation. A follow up EP is in the works and slated for spring 2013.
- Love Pie
- So Long
- Driving You Out
- Henderson, Kristen; Ellis, Sarah Kate; Ellis, Sarah (2011-04-05). Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made. Simon and Schuster. pp. 192–. ISBN 978-1-4391-7640-5. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- Pye, Brent (November 22, 2004). "Nini Camps: Woman On Fire". Glide magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2011.