Nick’s first “claim to fame” were would-be pop-stars Typhoon Saturday, who released 3 singles to a vastly indifferent world. Next came indie legends Dig Vis Drill and They Must Be Russians. At this point, he began to move away from more conventional guitar and to develop his own voice.
Solo gigs were played anywhere and everywhere and a variety of tracks filtered 0ut on compilation albums. A band led by Neil Ardley was shot-lived, due to Neil’s tragic death.
A solo album (“One”) and a collaboration with Sonar guitarist Bernhard Wagner (“No Worn Bearings”) followed (both available on bandcamp) along with contributions to the “Awakenings” series and the Chain Tape Collective.
Fast forward to more recent times, Nick joined forces with Martin Archer and Steve Dinsdale to form Das Rad who have released 3 albums to great critical acclaim – “a pure heavenly euphoria, to put simply, astounding. Progressive music in the truest sense of the term, transcending the oft-clichéd sobriquet ‘prog’. They walk in the footsteps of the rock/jazz/fusion gods of the 70s but make their imprints deeper, more unshapely, and longer-lasting. Ears be blown here, folks. Godlike.”
Archer’ Discus Music offered the opportunity to release a solo album (guitar only!) and this will be released in early 2021.