“Engaging songs with a quirky vocal delivery. Songs full of hooks and striking chord changes. He’s a joy to work with and I look forward to hearing what he comes up with next!”
From Bristol, UK, Nigel is a singer/songwriter of upfront songs, influenced by the likes of; Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Beatles, Squeeze and Elvis Costello.
His songs are an eclectic collection of true stories, imaginings and observations - with humorous self-awareness added for good measure.
In Dec '17 Nigel recorded the song "Mystery" at Saltwell Studios, which was a turning point. Amazed by the results this has led to a focused period of writing, recording and performing.
For the past couple years he has spent time at songwriting retreats run by renowned songwriters and artists Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith. Many songs were written, performed and new partnerships made.
Live performances involve Nigel enthusiastically and dynamically delivering his songs with a guitar and his versatile voice, guaranteed to raise many a smile in the audience. Some of the highlights of Nigel's live performances:
July ’18 Tetbury Fiesta Outdoor Music Festival main stage
May '19 Supporting American group Ravis Cole on 3 dates of UK tour
May ’19 "Southern Sounds" Country Showcase Hy Brasil Music Club
June ’19 "Harefest" '19 Outdoor Music Festival main stage
Aug ’19 Bristol Balloon Fiesta main stage
2020 - Numerous online show appearances - just like everyone else!
He has also been featured on radio shows:
Jan '19 "Shoes" played on BSR FM, Somer Valley FM & Longside Radio.
May '19 BSR FM Live performance of 3 songs
June '19 BCFM Live performance of 4 Songs + play of 3 recorded songs
July ‘19 Radio Brum interview and play of "Mystery".
Sept '19 BBC Radio Bristol play of "Always Leaving London"
May '20 "Always Leaving London" played on Frome FM.
In 2019 Nigel took part in a "Song A Week" challenge, with songwriters from around the world. Each week a specific topic was set for a song to be written, recorded, posted online and often performed live - 52 new recorded songs in 2019!
Currently Nigel is in the final stages of mixing songs for his first album release in 2020 which has been recorded with many collaborators and is being produced and mixed by Chris Pepper at Saltwell Studios.