The Story - So Far...
“Engaging songs with a quirky delivery. Songs full of hooks and striking chord changes.” - Chris Pepper - Producer - Saltwell Studios
Nigel G. Lowndes, a 56 year old about to release his second album within two years called ‘Rhymes with Sounds’ - WAIT, WHAT 56!!! Yes, and proud of it! Nigel always had a passion for music, which started when young playing in bands and later discovering his capability as a songwriter and recording artist, resulting in classic quirky entertaining songs.
Nigel has on the face of it lived a pretty stable and normal life - born in the Northwest of England, childhood, education, moved to Bristol, married, kids, 9-5 career, and for most people this would be quite enough. However for him the desire to play and record music has always been there like an unrequited love - until recently...
A passionate advocate of the value of the mature person's perspective in the arts, seeing this as an asset for others to celebrate and view the world and life’s ups and downs, through experienced eyes and song.
A seasoned performer of energetic and amusing shows, he has performed in Streets, Bars, Restaurants, Clubs, Music Venues, and Festivals with some of the highlights being; Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Glastonbury Calling Festival, Tetbury Music Festival, Keynsham Music Festival, Mayfest, Southern Sounds, UK Country Music Week and supporting American group Raveis Kole on their UK Tour.
Nigel’s music has also been featured on many radio shows, including live performances including BBC Radio, 365 Radio, Country Music UK, GFM, Frome FM, BCFM, Somer Valley Radio, BSR FM, SW20 Radio, KTCRFM and Bath Radio.
His 2021 debut album ‘Hello Mystery’ received many appreciative reviews:
“A sparkly beacon of showbiz, more surprising than a contemporary David Byrne with a Stetson – Hello Mystery is as it says on the tin, and for this I give it full marks. Johnny Cash meets Tonight at the London Palladium; love it!” - Devizine
“Hello Mystery is a highly enjoyable album that demonstrates that quirky English songwriting is alive,well, and living in Bristol. Thanks Nigel – you’ve made a wonderful album!” - At the Barrier
Nigel is continuing his adventures with a rawer, rootsy, Americana Folk Rock sound for the singles “The Man Who Wears Two Hats” out 27th Jan and his 2nd album ‘Rhymes with Sounds’ out 3rd March.
If you like artists like Johnny Cash, John Prine, Loudon Wainwright III, Neil Young and Willie Nelson, Nigel will be right up your street.
“Nigel’s music is like a big warm hug that radiates passion in a way that I can’t help but adore” - On The House