Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw was born in Bristol in 1958. His formative years were spent in Ipswich where he discovered his love for music. In 1978, after three years working as a civil servant, he turned professional, serving his apprenticeship playing guitar in jazz fusion and functions bands.

He signed with MCA Records in 1983 and released his debut album “Human Racing” in 1984. It achieved multi platinum sales and launched Nik’s career worldwide. The equally successful “The Riddle” followed and, in July 1985, he took the Wembley stage to perform at Live Aid.

In 1990, after four MCA albums and sales of over 8 million, Nik left the spotlight to concentrate on song writing and producing.

The following years saw him working with Elton John, Chesney Hawkes, Cliff Richard, Ronan Keating, Jason Donovan, Tony Banks, Imogen Heap, The Hollies, Colin Blunstone, Imogen Heap, Gary Barlow and Let Loose among many others.

He rekindled his recording career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album “15 Minutes” and has subsequently released two further albums, “To Be Frank” (2001) and “You’ve Got To Laugh” (2006).

In 2010, Nik released via ShortHouse Records, “No Frills”, an acoustic collection of many of the popular tracks that featured on his earlier releases and still proves a popular album choice with fans today.

Nik’s latest studio album EI8HT (2012) saw the release of the uplifting single “The Sky’s The Limit”, perfectly timed with an outstanding performance in front of 62,000 as part of BT London Live Hyde Park¬† events celebrating The Olympics in August of that year.

Nik has received accolades from such legends as Eric Clapton and Miles Davis and has been nominated for four Brit Awards.

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Click the logo and have a listen to some of Nik's TV and film music at Audio Network. The music was composed for band and orchestra.