I was completely hooked with Nick's songs from the very first time I heard him when I was 19. Really intense, intimate sounds lay the perfect platform for unfoldings his simplest inner visions, his music is absolutely captivating, like sirens, sends you floating to that place where you could spent the rest of the day without worrying about anything else. If you haven't heard him, this is your opportunity.
Your first impression of Nick was of incredible elegance. Only later would you notice his shabby lace-up shoes and ill-fitting jacket. Paul Wheeler, a friend of Nick
"Nick was in some strange way out of time. When you were with him, you always had a sad feeling of him being born in the wrong century. If he would have lived in the 17th Century, at the Elizabethan Court, together with composers like Dowland or William Byrd, he would have been alright. Nick was elegant, honest, a lost romantic - and at the same time so cool. In brief: the perfect Elizabethan." Robert Kirby, a Cambridge friend of Nick's who orchestrated his first 2 albums
A skin Too Few: This is a documentary where his older sister Gabrielle describes mostly chronologically, Nick's life. His birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26. Eleven of his recordings play on the soundtrack, usually as we see his room, a city, or the Warwickshire countryside. Not recommended for a Sunday afternoon.