Nick Hemming

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Nick Hemming
Hemming performing with Shoreline at 2008's The Big Chill
Hemming performing with Shoreline at 2008's The Big Chill
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Hemming
Born (1973-04-07) 7 April 1973 (age 48)
OriginBurton upon Trent, East Staffordshire, England
Years active1991–present
Associated actsShe Talks To Angels, The Telescopes, Unisex, The Leisure Society, Sons of Noel and Adrian, The Climbers

Nicholas Hemming (born 7 April 1973) is an English musician and guitarist. He was formerly of the early 1990s indie band She Talks To Angels, is a key musician in the Willkommen Collective, and is currently the lead singer for The Leisure Society. Hemming also plays banjo and mandolin with Sons of Noel and Adrian and with Shoreline.

Hemming wrote and performed music for the films A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) and Dead Man's Shoes (2004).

He penned The Leisure Society's debut single "The Last Of The Melting Snow", receiving critical and public acclaim and extensive radio play on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show,[1] Marc Riley's BBC Radio 6 Music show,[2] Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show[3] and Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's BBC Radio 2 show, where they were voted 'Record of the Week' by listeners, with a record 90% of the vote.[4] The track has also been championed by Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, who named it his favourite song of 2008.[5] The song was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

In 2010 Hemming was again nominated for an Ivor Novello Award - one of few people to receive consecutive nominations for Best Song Musically & Lyrically - for the Leisure Society's third single, "Save it For Someone Who Cares".

Hemming also plays with The Climbers, alongside The Leisure Society's Christian Hardy and their childhood friend Tim West, and co-wrote some songs on their debut album The Good Ship, released in May 2010.


  1. ^ "Terms of Use". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - Marc Riley". BBC. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - Lauren Laverne". BBC. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - Radcliffe and Maconie - Episodes by date, June 2014". BBC. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  5. ^ Elbow, Edited by (31 December 2008). "Perry good". Retrieved 3 August 2020.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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