me about the time before Olas?
been writing and performing music for 10 years in different bands.
At one stage Riot Management (Feeder) were interested in us, but
I've put so much effort and energy into bands that have split up
that I decided to go solo.
...and the name?
Short for Nicholas. It was my nickname at Uni.
Let's talk about your music. Can you sum
it up in three words?
Observed, acoustic, groove.
Living a beach life on the Devon coast has given me inspiration
and the track I've chosen to demo embodies acoustic guitar, modern
grooves and observed lyrics.
reckons the current music scene consists of "mainly
commercial rubbish" and thinks that if the new music
licence prevails it will kill grass roots music.
called 'Perfect Cloud'. What's the story?
The general theme is that it doesn't matter whether you are rich
or poor, there are magical moments in life which we should enjoy.
you could have three guests to dinner, past or present, fictional
or not, who would you invite?
Beckinsale - Excellent actress, well fit!!
Mark Occhilupo - World Champion surfer, funny manorisms, dude!
John Lennon - Best songwriter that ever lived.
Complete the sentence, "If I become famous...."
I'll live in a house.... a very big house .... in the country!
Who do you list among your musical influences?
The Kinks, RHCP, Massive Attack, Portishead and Reef, however
my philosophy is to contrast not compare so take a listen and decide
What do you consider the highs and lows
of living in Devon?
Great surf on a regular basis but the weather's not so good. It
rained for 52 days in a row in my first year at Uni.
And what about the future....?
I'm currently on a year placement as part of my degree at Plymouth
Uni. I'm studying Environmental Science but my placement is in the
medical industry. I will always play guitar and perform live but
I would also like to buy a boat and travel. AND earn enough money
so that my girlfriend can go horseriding all day, everyday!
Olas what you think..