Having spent most of the last decade putting his solo performances into the background to pursue a musical career with the wonderfully successful (but soon to be extinct) Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys, Wellington-based singer / songwriter Nick Girone-Maddocks has now come back to the fore with his third solo album.
As the songwriter and lead vocalist in Thunderbridge, Nick has gained recognition over the years as a great story-teller and songwriter. This CD further confirms that talent.
‘Broken Radios (…and other songs of love, loss and life)’ is a collection of 12 original songs which span Nick’s influences from rock ‘n’ roll right through to country, roots, Americana and other acoustic music. All of his fellow Thunderbridgers, and some other great players, lend a hand to create an album full of surprises and a real mix of music.
Nick will be out and about promoting the CD at various gigs around the area. An acoustic performance of the album is scheduled for Thursday 5th December at the Acoustic Cafe in Nurtured by Nature in Wellington. He will be ably supported there by Bryher, a superb singer / songwriter in her own right, who provides a duet vocal on the new CD.
Other gigs are in the pipeline including a full band performance of the album at a Wellington venue in the New year. For a full update on gigs, full lyrics and to order the CD, Nick’s website www.nickgm.co.uk is now up and running.
‘A talented singer / songwriter’ – Acoustic Magazine
‘A excellent set of songs’ – Songs From The Shed
‘He’s good’ – Slaid Cleaves
“This album was the first time I’d heard Nick play solo and I really enjoyed every track. I thought I heard echoes of Tom Petty in his voice and traces of Richard Thompson in his excellent guitar playing, but the songs are so varied that there are scores of other influences. I’m looking forward to hearing the CD a few more times in the car and digging a bit deeper into Nick’s considerable talent.”