1 Jul 2013
The Live Music Project @ Highfield Park Fete: Saturday 13 July
This Free day of family fun in the park includes, fairground rides, coconut shy, craft and gift stalls, live entertainment, beer tent, plant stall, food plus lots more fun.
Nick Stephenson will be performing for The Live Music Project throughout the event. Nick is a professional Singer/Songwriter, Promoter and Recording Artist based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He is formerly a member of Ground Dust/Legion of Filth, a legendary musical collective that made big waves on the local scene before disintegrating in 2010, leaving Nick to concentrate on his solo activities. His debut album 'Dream Logic' follows on from a number of low-key E.P releases and solo appearances around the country.
Nick's music is a unique blend of strong English folk influences fused with a modern, experimental pop/rock sensibility - passionate and unashamedly romantic, but at the same time hard hitting and dynamic. The styles on 'Dream Logic' range from intimate acoustic performances to full band arrangements, showcasing the rawness of Nick's solo style and the many musical routes his writing explores (Electronica, Folk, Jazz, Blues etc.) Nick's powerful and distinctive vocal delivery takes its cue from the likes of David Bowie, Richard Thompson and perhaps a touch of Scott Walker.
Besides promoting his own music, Nick runs two very successful open mic nights in Hertfordshire, Mid-Week Music at The Mermaid, St Albans (every Wednesday from 8.30) and Amble Inn's Music Box, Harpenden (every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8.30) Having played at various festivals in the UK in the last 6 years including Glastonbury, Bestival and Secret Garden Party,
Nick has been touring full time as a solo artist since 2010. He also formed a new band, 'Nick and the Sun Machine' in April 2012 who have recently recorded a single with Tony Newman (Iron Maiden) at Air Studios in Hampstead, London. They have also played alongside Cara Dillon and Show of Hands at 'Folk by the Oak' and headlined The Alban Arena, St Albans. Nick has worked on a computer games soundtrack 'Breeze' with producer/engineer Justin French is also in the process of writing and recording an album of new songs with 'the Sun Machine' as well as a new solo E.P for 2013.
For more information about the fete please visit www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk