Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts
Areas of Expertise: Music
A composer and songwriter in a variety of genres, with a wide range of teaching experience and musical interests.
Nick had been a secondary teacher before embarking on a musical career, studying composition with Gilbert Biberian and more serious study of guitar, flute and voice with a bit of keyboards, in addition to peripatetic teaching. Nick was one of the founder members of the new music ensemble ‘Cambridge Circus’ and played in a number of jazz ensembles. During this time Nick had a number of compositions performed including London and New York.
In the early nineties Nick was a member of the rock band ‘Mass’, touring the UK and Europe as well as releasing two singles, an album and an EP. John Peel sessions and underground radio airplay led to sessions working with members of Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy and the Mission. Other projects followed on from there. Nick then returned to teaching and was Programme Manager for both a BTEC and HND in Popular Music at an FE college. Nick then joined the ARU Music department with which he has a long association.