|Birth name||Nicholas Coler|
|Also known as||Coler|
10 April 1952 |
Redhill, England, UK
|Genres||Pop, rock, techno, dance, classical, musicals|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, bass guitar, guitar, trombone|
|Labels||Bronze, Beggars Banquet, Universal, A&M, Warner Bros, BMG|
Nick Coler (born 10 April 1952) is an English musician, producer, composer and songwriter. He has been nominated for and won awards for songwriting and music production and has written, produced and played on hit songs for diverse acts ranging from Goldie, KLF, and Alice Cooper to Girls Aloud, Sugababes, and Gabriella Cilmi.
Coler was born in London and was educated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Nunnery, Redhill, Surrey. (Where he was thrown out.), Alexander road, infants, Woodhatch, Surrey, St johns, Primary, Woodhatch, Surrey. (He was removed), St Mary's preparatory and choir school,Reigate, Surrey. (He was removed), Balcombe road Horley, Surrey. (He was thrown out), Reigate art school, Reigate, Surrey. (He was thrown out)
His first music related job was working as a session player for Bronze Records in 1978 after being scouted by producer Martin Smith while recording the band he was in “Why Worry” During this time he worked with and appeared live with such bands as Goldie and The Small Ads amongst others In 1979 Nick was signed to Warner Bros. Music with the band The Tigers
Then was signed to A & M Records in the USA, during this time he worked with bands such as The dynamites, Tokyo Blade, Ya Ya, Angel Witch and the Cutting Crew, The JAMS, Zodiac Mindwarp, Alice Cooper, The Timelords, The KLF. 
Nick rented a studio with Hans Zimmer and was an integral creative part of the cult band The KLF. In the book “The Manual” Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond write - “Our programmer, Nick Coler, is a genius. He can play on the piano every piece of music ever written, his left hand a blur of fumbled bass notes, while his spectacles slide down his perspiring nose. His cathedral choir boy sense of fun has never left him and he sports a line of strange hand knitted jumpers. Is continually trying out new haircuts. Drives second hand Audi’s. He plays keyboards with The Rubettes.”
In 1993 Nick also worked on the less well received single based upon the Lemmings computer game, called "Lets Go!" released under parlophone, Synthetic and spending 3 weeks in the charts.
From its inception Nick was a core member of the Xenomania production house along with Tim Powell, Brian Higgins and Miranda Cooper writing, playing and producing on numerous top ten hits for acts such as the Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Gabriella Cilmi, Franz Ferdinand, The Pet Shop Boys, Alesha Dixon, Texas, Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias
In 2011 Nick played at the Southbank Centre Festival Hall participating in a Vintage Weekend at the behest of Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley playing alongside other notable musicians such as Graham Gouldman of 10cc and Rob Davis of Mud fame.
During his career Nick has also worked on various soundtracks including Wayne's World & Revenge of the nerds and contributed music for numerous television shows from The Tweenies through to Totally Spies.
Nick has also written a track for Starlight Express with Alistair Lloyd Webber, he has been nominated for 3 Ivor Novello Awards for the Girls Aloud song - The Promise (Girls Aloud song), Sugababes song Hole In The Head and Gabriella Cilmi song Sweet About Me, and has won the Music Week’s Producer of the year award as part of Xenomania in 2009.
- albumcredits credit list
- The Tigers Official Site Biography
- Artist Direct Discography
- Allmusic Discography
- Discogs Discography
- Q Magazine Article mentioning KLF involvement and Xenomania Position Incl Photographs
- The Manual (HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY)
- Retro Collect Review
- Xenomania Members Page
- BBC Xenomania Biography
- Mr Magus Production Company
- Covertmusic News on signing to BMG and discussing career highlights
- The Arts Desk Article on South Bank Show
- Ya Ya Biography covering Revenge of the Nerds Involvement
- The Quietus Album Review
- Metacritic Review
- thePublicReviews.com Review
- The Promise Ivor Novello Nomination Addictedtomedia.net
- Ivor Novello Nomination PRS Official News
- Ivor Novello Nomination for Hole In the Head Mentioned
- Ivor Novello Nomination for Sweet About Me
- Xenomania News with Photograph of Nick and team accepting award.
- "BMG Rights Signs Nick Coler". SongLink International. March 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.