Nicole Simone

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Born (1985-03-18) March 18, 1985 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario
Known forLate July and Redemption Paws

Nicole Simone (born March 18, 1985) known professionally as Late July[1][2], is a Canadians singer-songwriter, producer and actress based out of Toronto and Los Angeles. She is described variously as indie pop, orchestral pop or alternative pop.

Early life and education

Nicole Simone was born March 18, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario. She is first generation Canadians, as her father is from Sicily and her mother is of Irish people descent. When Simone was an infant her family moved to Tampa Bay, Florida and then to Del Mar, California, California where she spent most of her childhood with much of her extended family. She attended Solana Highlands Public School before attending Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, Ontario.. While in high school, she began teaching herself music and working after school at a local record store called Sound City. Through working at the record store, she became obsessed with Tom Waits, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith and Stephen Malkmus. When she was 17, she began working with the A&R team at Sony Music Canada. Nicole received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from York University and graduated from Seneca College Independent Music Production program.


Nicole began writing music and singing at the age of 12 after an accident at school where a TV fell on her head crushing her vocal box. Her debut EP as Late July, Side Swept, was released in 2010 and features the guitar, bass, and keyboard work of Adrian Ellis[3]. Her follow-up EP, Marathon, was released in 2017. Since 2017, she has released a series of singles to critical acclaim[4][5].

Charity work

Nicole is the founder and executive director of Redemption Paws, a Canadian Charitable organization|registered charity[6][7] that dives in to help and re-home at-risk dogs affected by Natural disaster|natural disasters and Global warming|climate change. Her work with Redemption Paws has been highlighted by local[8][9][10] and national[11][12][13][14] news agencies.



  • Meant (2017)
  • Charred (2019)
  • Love is a War (2019)
  • Actor vs. Their (2019)
  • Monster (2019)
  • Confetti (2019)[15][16]
  • Calling to the Moon (2020)[17][18][19]
  • Broken Cigarettes (2020)
  • Cloud & Crown (2020)


  • Side Swept (2010)
  • Marathon (2017)


External Links


  1. Hafey, Lisa (2020-03-10). "It's Mid-March But We Speak To Late July About Her Life, Inspirations, And Music". Essentially Pop. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  2. "Late July". Retrieved 2020-05-25.
  3. Ellis, Adrian. "Late July – Side Swept | Adrian Ellis". Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  4. "Late July Releases New Music Video "Confetti"". Elicit Magazine. 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  5. "Late July Releases Emotionally Euphoric New Single,"Calling To The Moon"". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  6. "Government of Canada".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Redemption Paws". CanadaHelps - Donate to any charity in Canada. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  8. "These adorable, adoptable dogs were rescued from Hurricane Harvey". Toronto Life. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  9. Edwards, Samantha (2018-03-21). "How millennials turned owning a rescue dog into a social cause". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  10. Musselman, John (2020-06-02). "How Canada-U.S. travel restrictions are affecting dog rescue charities". Toronto. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  11. Boisse, Meagan; "How Canadians Are Rescuing Homeless Dogs from Hurricane Harvey". Reader's Digest. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  12. "CBC".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Toronto SUN".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. "The Toronto STAR".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. "Late July Releases New Music Video "Confetti"". Elicit Magazine. 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  16. Records, Broken 8 (2019-12-19). "Watch: Late July – 'Confetti'". BROKEN 8 RECORDS. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  17. Melanson, Jenna. "PREMIERE - Late July releases video for "Calling to the Moon" | Canadian Beats Media". Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  18. "Late July Releases Emotionally Euphoric New Single,"Calling To The Moon"". Vents Magazine. 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  19. Jess (2020-01-10). "Release: Late July Release The Brand New Single "Calling To The Moon"!". Fierce & Fabulous Revolution. Retrieved 2020-05-26.

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