Nick Magnus (born 1 February 1955 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England) is a British keyboard player, songwriter, composer, arranger, engineer and producer. He is from the progressive school of keyboard players, mostly associated with instrumental and rock music. In 1978-1989 he played, extensively toured and recorded with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, and his flutist brother John Hackett. He was a vital member of Steve Hackett band appearing, in total, on six Hackett studio albums released on Charisma Records and Lamborghini Records in 1979-1984. Magnus' contribution was especially considerable on the 1981 album Cured, which he co-produced, and on which he co-wrote with Hackett one song "Funny Feeling", and also programmed the famous Linn LM-1 drum machine.
Nick Magnus studied piano from years 6-15, cathedral organ from 15-18, self-taught thereafter. He started his professional musical career in early 1976 with the symphonic rock band, The Enid. Then he spent two years with the progressive rock group Autumn.
He has released five solo albums of his own compositions: Straight On Till Morning (1993), Inhaling Green (1999), Hexameron (2004), Children of Another God (2010), and the latest N'Monix (2014) - release date April 28, 2014. Steve Hackett played the guitar on the three latest albums.