Five Minutes With: Vancouver-based Rock Artist Nickolaj

Following his inspirations from the world of rock and roll, Canadian rock artist Nickolaj is an artist returning to his roots. His latest single “Living Free”, produced by award-winning composer Adrian Emond, is layered with pulsing synths, powerful drums, and soaring, falsetto-laden vocals. After living in Denmark during his adolescence, Nickolaj moved to Vancouver, Canada where much of his formative years were spent listening to The Beatles, Eagles, Michael Jackson and other classic 60s and 70s artists. His early 20s involved performing in intimate lounges, historic venues and local festivals, gaining acclaim among his peers. Two years studying music at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. further nurtured the prospering songwriter. Nickolaj is looking forward to releasing more music in 2023, with the help of Vancouver’s best musicians and recording engineers.








Latest Single:

“Living Free”

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

The Beatles

Favourite musician now:

So many to choose from, but today I’ll say Jon Batiste 🙂

Guilty pleasure song:

Backstreet Boys – “Quit Playin’ Games (With My Heart)” – but I feel no guilt!

Favourite local musician:


EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Neither? Struggling with both haha

Road or studio?

Studio, the possibilities are endless.

Any shows or albums coming up?

I’ve been promoting my latest single “Living Free” and the accompanying live video 🙂

Where can we follow you?

WebsiteSpotifyInstagramYouTube | TikTok


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Meet in Yaletown

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Any tree-lined street in my neighbourhood of Kerrisdale 🙂

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

UBC Endowment Lands – Because I can find peace from the busy city when I’m there.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Orpheum Theatre


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