nichola bourne

Life and Soul: Nichola Bourne

Each week we chat to a Mi-Soul listener and delve into their life and love of soulful sounds…

Tell Us A Little About Yourself…

Hi my name is Nichola Bourne aka Bourney (some call me this). I love life, love my family , friends & love the Mi-Soul Family. I also love football!

Where Are You Based In The World and What Do You Do For A Living?

I’m born & bred in Southampton & I’m a GPs receptionist  – may I add not a grumpy one!

What Are Your Biggest Passions?

My children.

What’s Your Favourite Thing To Do When You’re Not Working?Socialising,

Partying & drinking Prosecco (weekends only for the prosecco!)

Give Us Three Words That Best Describe You!

Just keep smiling.

What Piece Of Advice Would You Give Your Young Self Now?

No advice had a great time when I was young. I have no regrets!

When And How Did Your Love For Soulful Music Begin?

When I was about 6/7 years old I always remember my dad playing Michael Jacksons ‘Off The Wall’ album. I loved it then and I sill love it now. But also when Luther Vandross came along with Change in the 80’s but overall, I’m a 90’s RnB kinda girl.

Name Your Favourite Top Three Tracks Of All Time…

Luther Vandross – Here & now

Sounds of Blackness –Optimistic

Blackstreet – No Diggity

What Musical Artist Inspires You And Why?

Got to be Luther Vandross! His voice is perfect & timeless & was so lucky to see him live.

Which Mi-Soul Show Do You Enjoy The Most And Why?

Now that’s really tough! Every show brings something different & they are all quality. I rarely miss the Big RnB show with Ronnie Herel – it was the first show I ever listened to on MiSoul & how I got to know about the station (I thankyou for that Ronnie! ).  Ghetto Heaven with Stretch Taylor is always a great show & then of course, there is The A-Z of Music with Lindsay Wesker on Saturdays. Wow! He knows his stuff. Also, if I miss a show I love – I can listen back on Mixcloud.

What Was The Last Gig You Went To?

Sadly I don’t get to go to many but it was The Groove Association with Georgie B at Margate, alongside so many other great acts in fact it was the best festival ever!

What Artist Would You Like To See Live And Why?

Oh so many! I have always wanted to see Earth, Wind & Fire just because they are such a great band.

What Tune Can You Not Get Enough Of Right Now?

SouLutions – I Got to Party


Thanks Nichola –  a pleasure to get to know you a little more!

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