Nigel Briggs

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Nigel Briggs
Nigel Briggs Portrait.jpg
Background information
Origin Nottingham, UK
Genres Worship
Occupation(s) Worship Leader
Years active 2000-Present
Labels Vineyard Records UK
Associated acts TRENT
Website www.trentband.co.uk
Notable instruments

TRENT is made up of; Nigel Briggs – Guitars and Vocals (2000 to present), Matt Loose – Piano / Keyboard (2000 to present), Phil Squires – Bass (2000 to present) and Adam Blundy – Drums (2006 to present).

Previous Members include; Ross McDouall – Drums (2000 to 2005) and Rich Bull – Electric Guitar (2000 to 2013).

Nigel Briggs (born 14 September 1966 in Nottingham, UK) is a Christian songwriter and worship leader, who has written songs such as 'For Me', 'What a Love', 'Hold On', 'Unfailing Love' and 'Perfect Sacrifice' for use in Christian worship, which have been recorded and released through the Vineyard Records UK label.

In the summer of 1996, John and Debby Wright moved from SW London Vineyard to start a new Vineyard church (Trent Vineyard) in Nottingham. Over the previous 9 years they had helped start the first Vineyard church in the UK - SW London Vineyard under the leadership of John and Eleanor Mumford. Nigel serves as the worship pastor of Trent Vineyard.

When Nigel Briggs started writing he was mentored by Brian Doerksen, then head of the Vineyard UK branch, and as a result, Nigel's songs feature on several of the Vineyard albums, including 'Surrender' and 'Holy'.

Releases[edit]

Since forming the worship band "TRENT" in 2000 he has released two studio albums of songs written at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham, UK.


'Hold On', in 2003 recorded at Electric Mayhem Studios in Nottingham and produced by Trevor Michael, and 'Unfailing Love', 2006 recorded at ICC studios in Eastbourne and again produced by Trevor Michael.


A five track limited edition EP called 'Radio Everything' was released 2008 recorded at The Old Chapel Studios, Chichester produced by Paul Burton.


On February 12, 2009 Trent Vineyards Warehouse was the venue for Nigel and TRENT to record their first live project Burn Bright, a DVD and album featuring songs from 'Hold On', 'Unfailing Love' and 'Radio Everything' along with several new tracks. This was released in July 2009 and was produced by Trevor Michael.


TRENT have led worship at New Wine Summer Festivals, in Venue 2 on seven occasions from 2005 through to 2011. They have also led worship in Spring Harvests big top in both 2010 (at Skegness) and 2011 (at Minehead). Recordings of the 2010 worship sessions were released on a live album titled "TRENT - Live at Spring Harvest.


TRENTs latest project, "You Make All Things New" is a 12 track studio Album which has been recorded during March and April 2014 at VRUKs 252 Studio in Hull and TRENTs Garage Studio in Nottingham and is co written and produced by LA based Darren Clarke. It is due for release in November 2014.

Discography[edit]

Vineyard albums[edit]

  • "Campfire Songs" (Demo EP - 2001)
  • Surrender (2000)- One Song - "For Me"
  • Holy (2002)- One Song - "What a Love"
  • Hold On (2003)
  • Holy - Winds Of Worship (2004)
  • "Fill Me Now - Club Vineyard" (2005) (Compilation) One Song - "The Only One"
  • Unfailing Love (2006)
  • Radio Everything EP (July 2008)
  • Burn Bright - Live DVD and Album (July 2009)
  • Trent - Live at Spring Harvest (March 2011)
  • You Make All Things New - TRENT (November 2014)

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