Nikki Stringfield

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Nikki Stringfield
Nikki Stringfield and the Iron Maidens.jpg
Stringfield (left), Wanda Ortiz (middle), and guest guitarist Nili Brosh (right) performing with The Iron Maidens
Background information
Also known asDavina Murray[1]
Born1990 (age 28–29)[2]
Red Oak, Texas, United States[3]
OriginRed Oak, Texas, U.S.[3]
GenresHeavy metal
Occupation(s)Guitarist, singer
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active2012–present
LabelsDRZ, Powerslave
Associated actsBefore the Mourning
Femme Fatale
Heaven Below
The Iron Maidens
WebsiteNikki Stringfield on Facebook

Nikki Stringfield (born 1990)[2] is an American heavy metal singer,[2] best known as the current guitarist for both The Iron Maidens and Femme Fatale,[4][5] current touring guitarist for Heaven Below[6][7] as well as the former guitarist for Before the Mourning.[8]

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Born in 1990 in Red Oak, Texas,[2] Stringfield attended Red Oak High School, graduating in 2008.[9] After leaving the secondary institution, the singer studied at The University of Texas, in Austin, Texas,[10] graduating in 2012[9] with a degree in Radio/TV/Film.[11]

Music career[edit]

After performing an internship with Warner Brothers Music,[3] the guitarist moved to Los Angeles, California in January 2012[12] to become part of American melodic metal bands Before the Mourning[3] and The Iron Maidens.[12]

In 2014, Stringfield and Before the Mourning parted ways,[13] after which time Stringfield joined Femme Fatale in May 2015.[14] In September 2015, The Iron Maidens brought the former guest guitarist on as a settled member for the ensemble.[15] Stringfield and The Iron Maidens vocalist Kirsten Rosenberg appeared as contestants on the August 3, 2017 episode of the music game show Beat Shazam.[16]

In 2017, Stringfield released music videos for her solo singles "Save Our Souls" and "As Chaos Consumes",[17] followed by "Heart Shaped Box" in 2018.[18]

In late 2018, Stringfield became a touring guitarist for American rock band Heaven Below.[6][7] In January 2019, she announced that she plans to release her debut solo EP some time that year.[19] In July 2019, the singer announced the title of the album, Harmonies for the Haunted,[20] with a September 2019 announcement that she expects to release the album on 30 October 2019.[21][22] On 18 October 2019, Stringfield debuted "When the Devil Comes Down", her first single from the EP.[23]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Adam (February 16, 2016). "Nikki Stringfield of The Iron Maidens". Nationalrockreview.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "PressReader.com – Connecting People Through News". Pressreader.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e Catania, Andrew (November 25, 2016). "The Queen of Strings Nikki Stringfield Interview". Allthatshreds.com.
  4. ^ "Nikki Stringfield". Facebook.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Blabbermouth (May 17, 2017). "THE IRON MAIDENS Guitarist NIKKI STRINGFIELD Releases 'As Chaos Consumes' Single, Video". Blabbermouth.net.
  6. ^ a b "HEAVEN BELOW – Skinny's Lounge – North Hollywood, CA". Willtorock.com. November 15, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Heaven Below (December 31, 2018). "Happy 2019 to everyone!!! We're kicking off the New Year with a show at The Whisky A Go Go next Monday the 7th with our badass friends!!!". Facebook. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Before The Mourning Gets Amped By". Allaxess.com. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  9. ^ a b "Nikki Stringfield". Facebook.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Artist Profile: Nikki Stringfield". Music Connection Magazine. May 9, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Iron Maidens/Femme Fatale guitarist Nikki Stringfield releases solo single – Sleaze Roxx". Sleazeroxx.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "INTERVIEW: Nikki Stringfield – The Iron Maidens – The Rockpit". Therockpit.net. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "Nikki Stringfield (The Iron Maidens)". Ghsstrings.com. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  14. ^ "Femme Fatale". Facebook.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Timeline Photos – The Iron Maidens – Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  16. ^ "Beat Shazam Recap: August 3, 2017". Fikkle Fame. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  17. ^ a b c "THE IRON MAIDENS Guitarist NIKKI STRINGFIELD Releases "Save Our Souls" Single/Video". Bravewords.com.
  18. ^ a b "THE IRON MAIDENS Guitarist NIKKI STRINGFIELD Pays Tribute To KURT COBAIN With Cover Of NIRVANA's "Heart Shaped Box"; Video". Bravewords.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  19. ^ a b Stringfield, Nikki (January 3, 2019). "Happy New Year!". Facebook. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Nikki Stringfield". Facebook.com.
  21. ^ "Nikki Stringfield". www.facebook.com.
  22. ^ "Nikki Stringfield". www.facebook.com.
  23. ^ a b "Nikki Stringfield - When The Devil Comes Down" – via www.youtube.com.
  24. ^ "Free Music Wednesday Feat. Before The Mourning Benefit Show – Tickets – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA". Ticketfly.com. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  25. ^ "iTunes – Music – Damned and Forsaken EP by Before the Mourning". Itunes.apple.com. 2014-04-08. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  26. ^ "Before the Mourning – B4TM – (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO – High Quality – HD)". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  27. ^ "Sally's Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas cover) by Nikki Stringfield". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  28. ^ "Nikki Stringfield – "As Chaos Consumes"". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  29. ^ "Nikki Stringfield – "Save Our Souls"". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  30. ^ "Nikki Stringfield – "Heart Shaped Box" Nirvana Tribute". YouTube. Retrieved December 14, 2018.