Nardia is a Singer-Songwriter with powerful, raw & sultry vocals seasoned in the genres of Blues, Soul & Jazz. With a harmonic ear for music, Nardia wields her vocal range with intensity & musical prowess often blowing the roof off with her breathtaking voice.
Nardia currently puts her heart and soul into three bands that she is very proud to be a part of. The Nardia Branca Band is a recently established Melbourne based band and already they are turning heads and making a stamp in the Melbourne music scene recently supporting Tex Perkins and Russell Morris as well as playing at various Jazz and Blues festivals around Victoria and NSW. Their repertoire is a mix of the classics along with Nardia’s original songs that she wrote while travelling with a guitar on her back through the South of the US including Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi. She is very excited to be working on her new album this year and finally sharing her music!
Her band Soul Chic features her in a Vocal Harmony duo with Georga Byrne who she met whilst touring in the Ray Charles musical “Genius”. Currently they perform original songs and Jazz/Soul covers from the 20s right through to the 50s. In 2013 they supported Beyonce at her VIP Lounge – “Mrs Carter Australian Tour”, Pink’s “The Truth about Love tour”.
Nardia also enjoys performing in the Justin Yap band. The Justin Yap Band plays a potent blend of Deep Blues, Sanctified Soul, and Down-Home Funk. Led by guitarist Justin Yap, the band delivers dynamic performances highlighting the band’s chemistry and musicianship at every show.
With her passion for blues & Jazz, She recently traveled & toured through the South of the US (Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi) with a guitar on her back writing songs and learning the traditions of blues & Jazz and performing with a range of musicians.
Nardia believes that music is healing and brings people together. She has the ability to command the stage and take you on a journey that is full of surprises…