Nick was raised listening to the Beatles. At age 11 his Uncle taught him 6 guitar chords and gave him a nylon string guitar. He quickly progressed to an electric solid body and learnt songs by The Sweet, Status Quo and Kiss.
Nick remembers two pivotal moments that really turned him on to music. Firstly a family holiday back to his homeland of England in 1971 where an Australian band “The Mixtures’ had a number one hit with ‘The Pushbike Song’. Nick bought the single and literally wore it out. In 1973 British rock band ‘The Sweet’ released ‘Ballroom Blitz’. This high energy pop/rock song really struck a chord with Nick and remains his all-time favorite song to this day.
In 1975 Nick saw “The Sweet” live in concert and eight months later “Queen” from a front row seat at the Perth Entertainment Centre when ‘Bohemian Rhapsody” and their album “Night at the Opera” were number one worldwide. It was the best live performance he would see for another 10 years. Other musical influences include Slade, T Rex, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, all of which were a heavy influence on Nicks sound.
Upon a radical Christian conversion in 1982’ he became a part of an evangelistic church that ran a regular Saturday night concert scene in Scarborough and Beechboro in Perth, Western Australia. He has performed on beaches, in prisons, on the back of trucks (both moving and stationary), churches, car parks, bowling rinks, night clubs, shopping malls, on the street and park ovals over a 14 year period. Since then he has played more praise and worship styled music and has played in several church bands in Perth. Nick sings and plays guitar, bass, drums, mandolin and ukulele.