Nigel was born in Cheshire and studied singing and viola at Trinity College, London. As a classical singer, he has worked with BBC Radio 4 in London and, more recently, in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Richard Hickox. However, Nigel has always had a love for jazz and more laid-back styles of music, and since the arrival of his daughter three years ago, he has crossed over into the field of jazz, soul and swing.
He has enjoyed working at the Celtic Manor Resort, as well as several major hotels in Cardiff, singing and playing the piano in a variety of styles, to suit all tastes. His favourite musical period would probably be the 1940s and 50s but his musical influences are as diverse as Michael McDonald, Richard Rodney Bennett and Harry Connick Jr.
In August 2010 he started recording his first solo album, “Life is a beautiful thing…”,which includes songs by the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton, plus three of his own. The album was released at the end of March; copies are available from www.windsorbookshop.com or PO Box 232, Penarth CF64 9EY.
Roland KR103, Korg X2, Handmade Robert Hull Viola, SM58 microphone, Music Creator 5 Recording Software.
When I listen to Michael Buble, I feel the Nigel's top register is so much easier and cultured. Michael drives the top, but Nigel sings it (Ray Richiardi reviewing Album: Life is a beautiful thing... 2011)
If you want to hear what I would imagine a male angel sounds like, you have to check Nigel out! What a beautiful voice. I hope sometime in the near future, I will be fortunate enough to work with him Magdalena O. (Indaba Music)
Hear a Radio interview with Megan Boot Freelance Journalist for Anglia Television http://t.co/485XOAz