BIOGRAPHY - 1990'S
NICK'S WORK PROCESS
In the two fields in which I work, pop and film, my work process can vary from one extreme to another. As with all things, information is power, or in my case, information is the key to a successful project. When I am hired, whether as an arranger, an orchestrator or conductor, the amount of information I can get from the client will make my job harder or easier......
The 1990’s proved to be Nick’s busiest time. The Britpop phenomena demanded a steady flow of string arrangements, and Nick scored for all the major acts of the day, including Oasis, Blur, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, and Menswear. Other acts that were on Nick’s credits list were the Lighthouse Family, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Gabrielle, and Sinead O’Connor.
Also during this time, Nick’s work as a film orchestrator and conductor began to increase. His association with composer Stephen Warbeck, produced a number of highly acclaimed films such as “Mrs Brown”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “Billy Elliot” and “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”
At the end of the ‘90’s, Nick’s work included a tour of the USA with Eric Clapton and a string section playing Nick’s arrangements for the album “Pilgrim”, a six week sell out series of concerts at the Albert hall with Cliff Richard and the Royal Philharmonic. In 1997,Nick arranged and conducted a concert in New York, with Portishead and the New York Philharmonic.
During this time, Nick became a frequent guest conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and The Philharmonia, involved in a number of cross over projects such as Russell Watson’s 5 million selling debut album.