Nicki Sbaffoni
About Me
With a mantra of "strum and wail", Nicki Sbaffoni consistently surprises and delights audiences with powerful and creatively twisted versions of favorite songs as well as her eclectic song menu, offering close to 500 songs from all genres and eras. Can't decide on your favorite? You could always request an original! Nicki's compositions all fall snugly into the acoustic pop genre, with strong, emotional lyrics, hypnotic melodies, and catchy refrains.​​​

Born and raised in southwest Pennsylvania, Nicki has been writing and performing music for more than half her life. After moving to the Philadelphia area in 2002, Nicki found herself impressed by the wealth of opportunity in the local music scene and promptly gave up her day job for a new one: Acoustic Entertainer! As summers approach, you’ll find Nicki playing solo shows up and down the Jersey shore and year round performing all over the Philly, NJ, and NY areas.

She is a genuine music fan, and unlike many other acoustic performers in the scene, can actually perform 100% requests. In fact, Nicki even provides laminated song menus to petition said requests.

While Nicki works consistently as a cover-based entertainer, she has performed original sets at revered Philadelphia venues, including World Cafe Live, Tin Angel, Legendary Dobbs, and Grape Room. Nicki has also performed at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival and Cape May Singer Songwriter.

Nicki's debut release, "Where My Light Guides Me," is currently available online and at shows.

Nicki was recently interviewed by friend, and fellow musician Dave Pedrick for his "Working Musician Podcast", described as conversations with working musicians about both surviving and thriving in the multifaceted business of making music.   Nicki and Dave's topics include her song list, history in college radio, working Philadelphia and the Jersey shore, and live streaming, among other topics.  Give a listen here or on iTunes HERE <----
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  1. Don't Change Your Mind
    Original song performed at Hopetown Live! in Doylestown, PA in November 2011, and featuring Mike Reisman on electric guitar and Shelby Keller on percussion.
  2. Cover Compilation Video
    This OLD compilation video shows a variety of hairstyles as well as a sampling of cover songs.
  3. Wedding Music Demo
    A few clips of wedding appropriate tunes filmed at Kathedral Event Center