Life comes with its ups and downs, and more often than not, it sometimes comes fast. This is exactly the case with Nicole M.D. Clewley, who has survived many hardships and life and still finds a way to put her through even more difficult situations. The Breaking Bottles Band started in 2014 right after Nicole released her book titled Healing through Feelings. Shortly after, she wrote her first song, “Someday I’ll Get What I Want,” which was inspired by the difficult situation her marriage was in at the time. She performed the song while her friend, Hollywood, played the guitar on it.
Little did she know that the song that she wrote from a place of pain was going to hit number 1 in the Fresno Music Charts and number 3 in California. However, after she released the song, which was meant to help her broken heart heal, her health began to fail her. She was hospitalized a lot, and upon tests, she was diagnosed with intestinal malrotation, a terminal disorder most common in children.
It dealt her a devastating blow, but she took it in stride. Since her diagnosis, Nicole has been smiling through it all while wearing her accomplishments like a crown. The doctors gave her a timeline to live, and she has undergone many surgical procedures. She has managed to remain sane and balanced thanks to her loved ones who have supported her every day through the difficulties. She expressed, “I am thankful to my family members and loved ones from my beautiful children, Jovanii, Victoria, and Nadia; to my parents, Mary and Mateo, and my dad Joseph; my sisters, Rachel and Kimberly; my brothers, Matthew and Tony; and my cousin, Corina. My friends from my sobriety meetings have also been incredibly supportive on this journey, and I owe every other ounce of strength that I manage to muster every day to my fans.”
When her song rose to the top of Fresno and California’s charts, she signed a shoe designing deal. The initial deal was to design a pair of shoes, and now she has designed 41 pairs that many people are now putting on. She also has another song that is out right now called “7 Years.” This sort of thing is what puts a smile on Nicole’s face, and hearing people sing her songs gives her immeasurable joy. She has often credited her mum as her source of strength and primary support.
She has not abandoned her music dreams, and she hopes to take it to an even higher level with time. Her interest in music got piqued when she saw George Strait in a Wranglers Jeans Commercial shooting pool. She has pursued this dream even though she got it done under not so favorable circumstances.
Nicole’s ultimate goal is to get her story out there in the world through her books, her songs, and her shoes. She hopes for a solid connection with her audience while showing them that they are not alone no matter what their current situation is. “I truly believe there is goodness after pain if we just hang on. Sometimes that’s hard to do. When listening to my words and wearing my shoes, my audience can see they are strong and can get through anything,” she says.
While she continues to fight bravely to restore her health, Nicole is working assiduously to grow her brand to the level where she can impact the world directly by giving out free shoes to those who need them, among other things.
Learn more about Breaking Bottles Band on the official website.