New album: Postcards
“From the whispered wonder of ‘Under the Stairs’ to the finally acoustic springs of chipper sounds of album closer ‘True Nature of Cats’, Nigel manages to instil a pure, and relatively unadulterated sense of calm and joy…. It’s lead single ‘Choccy Rolls’ that shines as the standout anthem; a heartfelt account of watching a loved one lose words and memories as they succumb to dementia.” – Anthem Review
The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out - Acoustic Cover by Sugardrum.
I have a new album available of relaxing piano music. It's called Piano Days and is released under the name Jigsaw Goldrush which is a new side project of mine, somewhere to release music that doesn't quite fit under the Sugardrum umbrella.
Festivals. Last year I didn't apply for any as I had become a Dad the year before. I ended up playing just the one - Tribal Earth down in Sussex, which a friend of mine helps organise and which the family came to.
A few years ago I wrote a song called motorway song. It was initially written about a car I used to have, a Fiat Panda. It only had four gears so going anywhere long distance was a noisy experience. You felt like you were travelling at 110mph when in fact you were just doing 50mph.
I'm not really one to enter competitions. I think the last time I won something was many years ago whilst working at a bookshop. I did a book display for some law books called Nutshells where we filled the window with loads of old monkey nut shells suspended in celophane. The display got entered into a competition and won first prize, for which I received an mp3 player.
I have some new live videos I’ll be adding to the site soon. One is of my song Postcard, the others are from some recent gigs. I don’t have any new gigs booked in the diary though, for reasons explained below.