Nibbs Carter

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Nibbs Carter
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Nibbs Carter performing live in 2009
Background information
Birth name Timothy Carter
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, backing vocals
Years active 1987-present
Labels Steamhammer, SPV
Associated acts Saxon, Fastway

Timothy 'Nibbs' Carter (Cleethorpes, 6 September 1966), British born bassist for heavy metal band Saxon. He is the most enduring bass player in Saxon history, appearing on eleven of their studio albums. Furthermore, he played an important role in the renewal process of the musical style Saxon embraced from 1990 onwards.


As a session musician with Eddie Clarke's Fastway, which he joined in 1987, he recorded On Target (released in 1988). In 1988 he joined Saxon, after Paul Johnson left during Destiny tour. Due to his young age (at that time he was 22) and dynamic stage presence, he became adored by Saxon fans. He made his recording debut with two live albums, Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies (1989) and Greatest Hits Live (1990). His addition "seemed to inject some new life into the group".[1] He has played on every Saxon album since 1989's Rock 'n' Roll Gypsies[2]




  • (1988) On Target - Fastway
  • (1990) All Stars - Various Artists
  • (2001) 666 The Number of the Beast A Tribute To Iron Maiden - Various Artists


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Review: Solid Ball of Rock". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "2012 Interview". Markbass. Retrieved 31 March 2013.