Nicky Graham

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Nicholas Lynedoch 'Nicky' Graham is a musician, songwriter and music producer from the UK.[1] He was born in Durban, South Africa in January 1945,[2] before his family returned to the UK in 1960.[3]

His musical career began when joining UK band The End in 1965. Following their demise, he became an original member of Tucky Buzzard. In 1972, he played keyboards for David Bowie including on the Spiders from Mars tour during August and September 1972.[3] He was A & R manager and staff producer first at Polydor Records and then at CBS Records.[3]

As a producer and songwriter, he went on to score multiple hits for The Nolans, Bros (including the UK No.1 "I Owe You Nothing"), Let Loose, Ant & Dec (including the UK No.1 "Let's Get Ready to Rhumble"), Code Red, Shakin' Stevens and Aaron Carter, among others.[4]

During the 2000s, he was a Eurovision A&R consultant to the BBC for a few years, as well as becoming a director for PRS for Music for over a decade.[3]

On 14th October 2014, Graham was presented with a BASCA Gold Badge Award[5] in recognition of their unique contribution to music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hughes, Rob, MPG appoints Nicky Graham and Blue Weaver as patrons November 2010. Retrieved January 2011
  2. ^ Companies House [1] Retrieved October 2016
  3. ^ a b c d PRS for Music - Nicky Graham
  4. ^ Nicky Graham: producer March 2000, soundonsound.com. Retrieved January 2011
  5. ^ https://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/sir-bob-geldof-honoured-gold-badge-awards/