Avon Valley Gazette - - OPINION -

GUILDFORD vo­cal­ist Bella Ni­cholls ( 19) and her band De­mon Days are among six acts vy­ing for a spot on the line- up at Fre­man­tle’s Falls Down­town Fes­ti­val in Jan­uary.

If they win, Bella and her band will share the stage with house­hold names such as Flume, Fleet Foxes and Liam Gal­lagher.

The band was nom­i­nated by on­line mu­sic mag­a­zine Mu­sic In­sight as part of the fes­ti­val’s Fos­ter a Band ini­tia­tive and now needs the most votes from the pub­lic to get them over the line.

It’s been a huge month for Ni­cholls, who has also been nom­i­nated for WA Live Voice of the Year at this year’s Na­tional Live Mu­sic Awards.

De­mon Days also scored two nom­i­na­tions for this year’s WA Mu­sic Awards while com­plet­ing their first na­tional tour.

Ni­chols said play­ing Falls would be a dream come true.

“Play­ing Falls Fes­ti­val will be the best op­por­tu­nity we’ve ever been given,” she said. “It’ll make it feel real. “When you just play small venues in Perth, it feels like a hobby or a side project, but to play a gig like Falls, it feels like this could ac­tu­ally be real.

“We’re not just a cou­ple of kids jam­ming out.”

Mu­sic In­sight editor- inchief Anni Ford­ham said the tal­ented group had a dis­tinc­tive and eclec­tic sound that was turn­ing heads.

“De­mon Days have in­flu­ences from hip hop, jazz, soul and funk,” she said.

“They’re in­cred­i­bly tal­ented mu­si­cians who are to­tally ready to take the next step in their ca­reers, and we hope Perth will get right be­hind them.”

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Pic­ture: Liam Thom­son

Bella Ni­cholls, right, with De­mon Days band­mates Josh Chan, Mark Ash­forth and Mar­ley Don­nanare.

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