“Peninsula Open Mic Regular Releases Debut Single, Followed by Award Winning Single”

Nell Dare has been a regular on the peninsula open mic scene for many years. She released two albums under the moniker “Nell” before taking time off to have two children. During the pandemic, she re-discovered songwriting and re-branded her music- emerging as Nell Dare.

An introspective shakeup piano rock sound. Tori Amos meets Twenty One Pilots, with the emotional teeth of Olivia Rodrigo.

Nell Dare has been collaborating with Nashville-based producer Kara Greskovic to release a series of four singles. The first single, “Feed the Ghost”, a song about insomnia and anxious thoughts, was released on October 27, 2023. Her award-winning song “Not a Believer”, the next single, was released on December 8, 2023.

In 2022 her song “Not a Believer” was a finalist in the Great American Song Contest (Rock/ Alt category) and received an honorable mention in the SongDoor contest as well, with the evaluator writing: “the lyrics are brilliant and the motif, dynamics and musical mood are brilliant. The chord changes in the ending are off the hook.”

Nell Dare is looking forward to officially sharing these exciting new songs with the rest of the world.

  • The home demo for "Not a Believer" was a finalist in the 2022 Great American Song Contest (Rock/ Alt category), as well as an honorable mention in the Song Door Contest.

  • Performed her debut single "Feed the Ghost" on WTKR's Coast Live morning show in November 2023.

  • Radio interview and performance on Hunter at Sunrise in December 2023.

  • Nominated for a Veer magazine music award for "Best Pop"

"Nell Dare's debut single 'Feed the Ghost' resonates with a haunting fusion of post- grunge, alternative rock and alt-pop...maintaining a captivating equilibrium between vulnerability and strength...that mirrors the lyrical exploration of insomnia and the weight of restless thoughts...applause for introducing Nell Dare to the music scene with a distinctive sound that effortlessly blends genres." -review of "Feed the Ghost" from TitsUponTyne