Nigel Sixsmith

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Nigel Sixsmith (born in 1957 in Peterborough, England) is a British musician.

He lived most of his early childhood in Ryhall before moving to Barnack. At age 11, he went to Arthur Mellows Village College where he played in the school band and orchestra as well as in the Cambridgeshire County Band. He also sang in various small operetta productions, held at the school.

In the 1970s, after leaving school and a short stint in the British Army where he studied at the Royal Military School of Music in Twickenham, Sixsmith travelled to develop his knowledge of electronic music. He performed on synthesizer and later Keytar with several bands including Hawkwind at the Windsor Park Free Festival and other free festivals held in England and Europe.

He co-founded The Art Of Sound studios in London. In the 1980s he wrote several demos for the BBC Micro Music 500 System (AMPLE) as well as creating and running the AMPLE User Group. He also became a prolific composer of music for the Amiga, writing soundtracks for several games and demos under pseudonyms. He performed live with several London bands and released two limited edition solo albums, Let's Help the World and In Verbatim.

In the mid 1990s Sixsmith emigrated to the USA. He set up a small electronic music studio in Gilbert, Arizona where he now writes, performs and records music for the Korg Oasys under the name The Art Of Sound. He continues to promote the use of synthesizers in both modern and classical music and teaches on the use of Apple computers.


  • 1979 Windsor Highs (Free Festival Jam Sessions)
  • 1980 Time Will Tell
  • 1982 Let's Help the World (With Adam Kilter)
  • 1986 In Verbatim
  • 1994 Across The Ocean
  • 1999 The Sharp End of the Stick
  • 2003 Upon Karma Seas (Unreleased)
  • 2006 MonoChromatic Dreams
  • 2007 An Oasys in the Desert
  • 2009 There is Logic to my Madness
  • 2010 View From The Top (TBA)

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