Music is a matter of the heart . . .

… this is why to me music has always been related to friendship and happenings which mark a corner stone in my heart. I love the energy shared in a band and the creative work in the recording studio. And I am passionate about singing lead vocals as much as being part of a background choir.

It was at the age of twenty when I discovered my songwriting skills. I was lucky to be friend with a group of professional musicians from whom I could learn and who took me along their music adventure.

2004, I joined the band «P-Jay» as a background vocalist. Later I shifted from the back to the front to take the lead.

In 2007, while intensively studying Flamenco dance I wrote my first lyrics in Spanish for Polish DJ Duo WAWA. Since then, the dance track „Sombrita“ has been played in clubs around the globe and numerous remixes were produced.

As a humanitarian worker I travelled the world for many years. I soon understood that music plays an important role in human’s life (see my blog). Our desire to unfold our «inner self» is at the centre of my work. And this is why my songs have always been and will always be expressions of personal emotions and experience.


You can book me with the following bands:
  • JAZZ ENSEMBLES with diverse artists (vocals, piano, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone) as duo, trio or according to the needs: The perfect formation to enrich your business or private event with a fine selection of standard Jazz and Bossa Nova tunes.
  • THE ETTA JAMES PROJECT: A tribute to the greatest female blues artist of all times with a unique selection of Etta James songs performed by Jay Nicehill.
  • COBBLESTONES: Your best choice if you are looking for a ride in a «super funky soul vehicle».
  • EMBERLANE: Your coverband to dance all night long to hits from the 70s, 80ies, 90s … till to date!
  • JAY & THE GROOVE BUDDIES: Let’s groove! With a set of Blues, Funk and Soul songs for your business or private event.


  • Lyrics & melody by Fabal
  • Composition & arrangement by Thom Wettstein
  • Covering Rihanna’s «Take a Bow»
  • With Asma Asaaf (backings) & Waseem Husseain (guitar)
  • Improvising @Funk Jam Session
  • On stage with Martha High «the Godess of soul music»
  • Ambossrampe Zürich, June 2022
  • Performing Djavan’s «Flor de Lis» in Spanish |
  • Lyrics slightly adapted by Fabal
  • Workshop by Eliane Amherd | Arosa, June 2022
  • Performing Aretha Franklin’s «Dr. Feelgood» at Bluesfestival Baden | May 2022




Ever since I have travelled the continents as a humanitarian worker people & music raised my attention. I am repeatedly moved by the way people enjoy music around the world.

In 2003, in Ethiopia in the midst of a humanitarian crisis at the border region to Eritrea people merrily sung «Merkato Sefere», a catchy hit from national pop star «Abdu Khiar». They did that day & night and after a short while (and to the amusement of my companions) I found myself humming Abdu’s song all along my way through the wild mountains of Northern Ethiopia. And I understood that despite our very different cultural backgrounds we have something very in common – the PASSION FOR MUSIC!

Being aware of people’s need for music and cultural expression became an inherent part of my personal interest. There is barely somebody in this world with whom one cannot talk about music! Music builds a common ground, it speaks a universal language and it is as important as food and other livelihoods.

Music can make a statement, be a healer, a connector, a source of energy and joy. It inspires, brings people together and as an economic factor it provides jobs and income around the world.


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