“Engaging songs with a quirky vocal delivery. Songs full of hooks and striking chord changes. He’s a joy to work with!” - Chris Pepper - Saltwell Studio producer (Chris Difford, Boo Hewerdine)
From Bristol, UK, Nigel is a singer/songwriter of upfront songs, influenced by the likes of; Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Blondie, Depeche Mode.
His songs are an eclectic collection, covering; true stories, imaginings and observations - often with humorous self-awareness added for good measure. People have said that the song’s remind them of; Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Edwin Collins, Smiths, The Coral and Marc Almond.
In Dec '17 Nigel recorded the song "Mystery" at Saltwell Studios, which became 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
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"
In 2019 Nigel took part in a "Song A Week" challenge, with other songwriters from around the world. Each week a specific topic was set for a new song to be written, recorded, posted online and often performed live - quite an undertaking, but great fun - 52 new recorded songs in 2019!
Currently Nigel is recording songs for his first album release in 2020 with Chris Pepper producing.