Nick Tart Band
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Nick Tart Band

Brisbane, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Brisbane, Australia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Alternative


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“This is the best band I've heard in a long time. The music is timeless, could be from
any decade. There's actual beauty in Nick's voice, and wrenching and powerful in
full flight never losing the sensitivity and longing. Soul/rock at it's best”

- Robert James, GANGgajang

Nick Tart (Vocals):

Nick is a singer songwriter originating from England, who began his musical career gigging around
the UK in established local bands. In 2004 whilst touring with his band Nick was approached by the
influential rock band Diamond Head to join the band as their singer/songwriter. Nicks eleven-year
reign with Diamond Head led to three album releases and extensive tours around the world
supporting great bands such as Thin Lizzy, Megadeth, Europe and Metallica.

The highlight of Nicks career came about in 2011 when Sonisphere Festival organizers asked
Diamond Head to open for Metallica at the prestigious Knebworth House, UK and Snowhall Parc,

George Walton (Guitar):

George hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. He started playing guitar at age 14 and at 19
played his first ever live show on the same bill as Eric Clapton in Swaziland. In SA he performed
with various bands including Iron Mask, Alchemy and Max Mindcrime. His band, Earthly Work, took
out first place in the Johannesburg Battle of the Bands event with his original instrumental
composition called “1771”. His passions for sound engineering, computers and gadgets led him
into studio production and news radio before he emigrated to Australia.

Mark Saran (Drums):

Mark Saran was exposed to music at an early age and started to play drums at aged eight. His first
introduction into the professional scene was when he was 14 playing in local clubs and bars, a few
years later he was in popular in the recording arena as a session drummer for unsigned bands and
local talent. Through his professional career, Mark has had the opportunity to play with many
artists, including: The Rolling Stones, Diesel and many more. Mark is experienced in many styles
of playing including rock, r&b, funk and jazz fusion.

Jay Kleinschmidt (Bass):

Jay has been a bass player for various rock bands in Brisbane for the past 5 years. He is also an
accomplished piano player and teacher and has performed all over Australia, as well as an
international tour of Indonesia. He has also supported Flyleaf when they toured Australia in 2013,
at the Hi-Fi bar. He has also appeared in many theatre productions including Song: The Story of a
Girl, a Bird, and a Teapot at the Brisbane Powerhouse. 

Band Members