Nick Garrie

Nick Garrie

 London, England, GBR
BandPop

"Like meeting an old friend by the side of the road after all these years” - Rolling Stone Italy.

Biography

"Like a father telling stories to his children" - Time Out Barcelona
"Like meeting an old friend by the side of the road after all these years” - Rolling Stone Italy.

** Watch a preview of an exclusive short film about Nick Garrie - including great footage of his live set at Primavera Sound in Barcelona earlier this year: http://vimeo.com/47595129 **

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Forgotten. Lost. Cult. Call it what you like, but dogged singer/songwriter Nick Garrie has remained on the periphery of the music business since he first emerged as a precocious talent in the late 1960s. Remarkably it is now that he’s winning fans and critics over more than ever before in his rollercoaster of a ‘career’. The story begins in 1969, when a 20-year-old Nick Garrie recorded his debut album in Paris, France. The album featured a 56-piece orchestra and was to be called 'The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas'. Everything seemed to be falling into place for this half-Russian half-Scottish singer/songwriter who was tipped for great things, even being dubbed 'the next Bob Dylan'. However the owner of the label committed suicide and the album was not released.

Thoroughly disillusioned, Nick spent the following years in the musical wilderness, with flurries of activity - including several notable collaborations with French composer and staunch supporter, Francis Lai, a number one album in Spain in the mid-1980s (which he was never paid for) a tour with Leonard Cohen….

In 2005, this classic album was rediscovered and released by Rev-Ola Records to widespread acclaim. Five years later Elefant Records put out a deluxe edition and a collection of Nick’s new songs entitled ’49 Arlington Gardens’, recorded with Scottish musicians in Glasgow, including Duglas T. Stewart (BMX Bandits), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Francis Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Ally Kerr (singer/songwriter). In June 2012, for the first time in over forty years, Nick performed the album in its entirety - with a string section - at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona to a rapturous reception. The musical future is looking decidedly bright once again...

SHOWS OF NOTE:
Spain. With Leonard Cohen - 1985
Japan and Korea, Francis Lai Tour – 1990
Tonic, New Yok. With Ladybug Transistor - 2007
Tanned Tin Festival, Barcelona - 2010
Shepherd’s Bush Empire. With Camera Obscura - 2010
Celtic Connections, Glasgow – 2010
Altafidelidad, Madrid and Barcelona - 2011
Lemompop, Easypop and Felipop festivals Spain – 2010/2011
Primavera Sound, Barcelona & Porto – 2012

For a more detailed biography please visit: www.nickgarrie.com

Discography

2010 - The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas
2009 - 49 Arlington Gardens
2006 - The Lost Songs Of Nick Garrie-Hamilton
2005 - The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas
2002 - Twelve Old Songs
1988 - The Playing Fields
1984 - Suitcase Man