Nicole Hickman is a graduate of West Valley High School in Yakima WA, followed by Corban University in Salem OR. While studying pre-medicine, Nicole stayed just as active studying drums and participating in worship bands. Upon graduating college, with much prayer and consideration, she decided against going into medicine and began pursuing a vocation in worship arts. Not long after that decision, she began touring with Holly Starr, and has been touring ever since.
Since 2013, Nicole has backed up Holly Starr on the drums for some of the largest festivals in the US including Creation Northwest and Northeast, Lifefest, and Unity Fest to name a few, and has shared the stage with some of the top Christian artists. Holly Starr’s newest single “Run the Race” moves the group into the pop EDM realm, and will be the vein of the new album slated to be released fall of 2017.
When not on the road, Nicole teaches drum and guitar lessons to up and coming worship leaders, while also continuing to study from the lead of Mike Johnston, Paul Mabury, and Anika Niles.