Niki J. Crawford live at Molly Malone's:
Niki J. Crawford has more than just a shared birthday in common with her musical inspiration Whitney Houston. She is also an American Recording Artist/Songwriter from the small country town of Springhill, Louisiana with a powerful, unforgettable and melodic voice. The singer/song writer crafts poignant lyrics and creates music with a Soul-Funk-R&B sound that you can feel. After an incredible three years touring as the lead singer of Orgone, the long awaited return of Niki J Crawford is here with the release of her self-titled debut record in the first half of 2015.
Niki has been singing since she was 6-years-old. From her roots as the lead soloist in her hometown church choir to the recently completed tour with Orgone, her talent has continued to evolve as one of the strongest voices in music.
She has toured internationally with music icons Macy Gray, Carlos Santana, Keb Mo and Nikka Costa; is featured on multiple tracks on albums of Babyface, Mary J. Blige, George Michael and Brian McKnight.
She has performed on various late-night TV shows such as Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Saturday Night Live.
A multi-talented artist, Niki J. Crawford not only sings but is also a talented and growing actress. She just finished shooting an upcoming film “Revival” based on the gospel of John starring as the adulterous women and "Mr. Sophistication,” in which she plays herself-a popstar alongside Tatum O' Neal, Harry Lenix and former Lakers star, Rick Fox.
Niki can also be seen in Taylor Hackford’s "Love Ranch,” which was released worldwide in 2010. Based on a true story, she plays “Tawny,” a beautiful sex-driven working girl in the first legalized brothel in Las Vegas alongside stars Gina Gershon, Taryn Manning and Bai Ling. The film also stars Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci.
Other credits include co-starring alongside Ginnifer Goodwin and Kevin Connolly in the hit comedy, "He’s Just Not That Into You"; “American Dreamz”, in which she plays an incredible singer who gets to tell Hugh Grant…I HATE YOU!; as well as roles in “The Tenants,” “Seeing Other People,” "Gridiron Gang,” "Miss March", and “Killer Diller,” which she received a “Two Thumbs Up” for her performance and was told “She is The REAL American Idol” from Ebert & Roper.
Niki has also guest-starred on television shows “Ally McBeal,” “Wanted,” and was a “Scarlett” series regular; she has guested on hit productions “Rent” (Shubert Theater), and “Behind Closed Doors” (Tyler Perry Prod./T.D Jakes Prod.); and is also currently featured singing in the national Subway Campaign.
Niki has said her goal is to make feel-good music and great films with an energy that inspires and alleviates negativity.