Nik Kershaw

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: 80s pop new wave synthpop synth pop british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.

Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor planning to go into repertory when he finished training. However, around 1974 he learned guitar and played Deep Purple cover versions in a school band called Half Pint Hogg (the name doubtless related to Kershaw’s stature). Leaving school in 1976, he started work at the Department of Employment (and later the Co-op) but spent his evenings performing in the jazz-funk outfit Fusion. Fellow members were Reg Webb (keyboards), Ken Elson (bass), and Alan Clarke (drums). Signed to Plastic Fantastic Records and later to Telephone Records, they released one single and an album respectively. The...

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