Born into a bilingual Montreal family, Ormiston was raised around female musicians and grew up with a strong sense of melody. After mixing and producing some tracks for Milk & Bone, Heartstreets, Misage and Freida Mari, he released in 2013 the song ‘Typically Her’ (under the name Beverlay) that ended up being remixed by Kaytranada, helping it reach more than 3 million streams worldwide.
Now, Nicola Ormiston is simply Ormiston. His new project has already turned out an boppy disco-pop number by the name of ‘Rebel’, one that pivots the listener between feel-good funk and self-critical lyrics. The debut single has been brought further to life with a video directed by Ariel Poupart, who ran with the idea of a Top of the Pops style show, but with extra shadows and smoke machines.
Just last year, Ormiston signed with Canadian label Lisbon Lux Records (Le Couleur, Russell Louder, Radiant Baby and Das Mörtal). His first album is set to be released in Spring 2021.