"A singer with propulsive timing, strong presence and intimate insight." John Fordham

"Nicki, who haunts and inspires many of my songs."
Fran Landesman
American songwriter, poet, performer

About Nicki

Nicki Leighton-Thomas is a critically acclaimed singer. Born in the UK to a Welsh father and Mauritian mother, she spent her formative years singing in choirs and had her first band at 17. After living in Mauritius and Paris, Nicki went on to study at drama school before moving to London. A chance meeting with composer Simon Wallace, who was working with lyricist and renowned poet Fran Landesman led to Nicki’s first album Forbidden Games (Candid, 2001) which was The Evening Standard’s Album of the Week and received 4* reviews in The Guardian and The Times.

Nicki Leighton-Thomas (photo Sammy Adams)

Latest album

‘One Good Scandal’

Nicki’ Leighton-Thomas’ beautiful and moving interpretations of songs written by Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace on One Good Scandal are a reminder that she is one of the UK’s leading vocalists effortlessly blurring boundaries between jazz, blues and pop.

The lyrics for the album were written by legendary jazz lyricist Landesman with whom Nicki worked for many years. Fran wrote ‘The Girl You Can’t Forget’ about Nicki.