On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, we’re hosting our third Twitter Chat of 2015! The Women Veterans community is invited to join us as we interview Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran, US Army Captain Nisha Hernandez, a.k.a. “Nisha Nandez,” in honor of National African American Music Appreciation Month.
Nisha Hernandez originally enlisted in the US Army after the 9/11 attacks and participated in the Army Band during her deployment to Baghdad, Iraq. After her career in the Army ended, Hernandez decided to pursue a career as an Indie Pop/Rock singer/songwriter under the pseudonym “Nisha Nandez,” and has been following her dream to advance her career in the music industry ever since.
As the former lead vocalist of the Army Band and current recording artist, Nisha Nandez has traveled the world performing and entertaining audiences from various walks of life and strives to incorporate these experiences into her music. Women Veterans ROCK! is pleased to present US Army Captain Nisha Hernandez as our June #WomenVetsROCK Twitter Chat guest and hope that you will join us on June 9 as we explore her inspirational journey from motherhood to homelessness to the spotlight.
“Out of My Mind is a dark reflective single I wrote for soldiers and fellow veterans about the internal struggle I experienced upon returning home from combat. It touches the soul to let others know they are not alone in the fight for survival,” says US Army Veteran Nisha Hernandez . You can listen to Nisha Nandez’s single, “Out of My Mind” on SoundCloud by clicking here.
Nandez says that, “When 9/11 happened, I knew that I would pursue my passion for music and give back to the world by enlisting in the Army Band.” Six months after completing her training, Nandez deployed to Baghdad, Iraq and became the lead female vocalist in the rock band. When her time with the band ended, Nandez became a commissioned officer and shortly thereafter, she left the Army in order to pursue her love of music full-time.
At the start of her singing/songwriting career, Nisha Nandez chose to combine the music she loved—an eclectic hybrid of pop, rock, jazz and alternative that created an Indie Pop/Rock feel. During her career, Nandez has had the honor of working with wonderfully talented producers in the past year: Jason Richard, George Seals, and Eddie Galan. Her latest music is more defined in the Pop/R&B genre with a hint of Rock, yet remains soulful and sincere.