In 2017, the duo took a break on Karmin to focus on another project known as "Qveen Herby", Amy Noonan's new alter ego.The project moves away from pop in favor of more of an R&B and hip-hop/rap sounds.While Nick was the self-proclaimed party type Amy said she was a church going girl and that sometimes opposites really do attract.
: It’s totally different from writing original music because you don’t have to think about composing, just interpreting.
We also throw lots of humor and dramatics into the videos, so they’re fun to make and hopefully fun to watch, too. We’re like, recording studios are expensive, so we learned how to record ourselves and the same goes for video editing and graphic design.
Karmin is actually a combination of the word ‘karma’ and the Latin word ‘carmen’ which means song. Nick was studying jazz trombone and I was a voice major. For artists, I gotta say John Mayer, Coldplay, Beatles, and all 90’s pop rock. We were sitting in a train station two years ago, when Amy turned to me and said “Why don’t I learn guitar, you get a cajon, and we’ll be the modern day Simon and Garfunkel.” At the time, neither of us played those instruments, so I naturally said, “Let’s do this.” : There is this special thing that happens when we write or play music together, so we were curious to see what it could become or if other people would like it.
We actually started dating first, but after writing a few songs together, decided to start our own group. Now, we are working on building a global fan base through the internet while developing a killer live show.
In March 2014, the duo released their debut album, Pulses.
The album's lead single, "Acapella", charted in the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, and went Gold in the United States.There are some that call us, "The Little Band with a Big Sound." : After we decided to form the band, we spent 2 months trying to decide on a name.We wanted something simple, but the “Beatles” was already taken. No really though, the genre is acoustic-pop but we draw influence from hip-hop, rock, and R&B. The group comprises of Amy Heidemann who plays the guitar and sing lead vocals while nick slaps a wooden box, called a ‘cajon’ while singing harmonies.The couple who met at Berklee College of Music in Boston and have been dating for 5 years after writing couple songs together decided to start their own group.“[He] pops his i Pod in in the kitchen and it starts playing and I’m like, ‘Hold on, this is Elvis.’ It’s my grandparents song, ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love,'” she explained.