Nick Howard is a tea obsessed British Singer/Songwriter from Brighton who moved to New York six years ago with his guitar, suitcase and a lot of ambition.
Dedicated to fulfilling his lifelong dream Nick spent lour years balancing day jobs (think the Office) and night jobs (think worst waiter in New York) and squeezed in shows, writing and recording when and wherever possible. ‘I remember my first show in New York: was at a venue even Google couldn’t find… confirmed by the three people in attendance. Fortunately things got better”
He managed to break free in late 2009 armed with his debut album ‘Something To Talk About’, songs from which were featured on dozens of TV shows and films and received airplay across radio networks in the USA and in Europe. Since then, Nick has toured all over the world (he played 150 shows last year), has seen his songs break into the charts and has supported artists such as Lifehouse, Boyce Avenue, Gavin DeGraw, Counting Crows and Jack Johnson. ‘Hearing my song on the radio for the first time was amazing…watching Snooki and the Situation make out with my song playing in the background on Jersey Shore was even better” says Nick.
Nick’s latest album, ‘When The Lights Go Up’ includes several tracks produced by Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Matt Nathanson) and was recorded in LA and Nashville. The first singles from the album have broken into radio charts worldwide and MTV recently played the video for ‘Falling For You’ for the first time. To support the release of his new album, Nick recently supported ‘Lifehouse’, ‘Sunrise Avenue’ and ‘Boyce Avenue’ playing sold out shows to tens of thousands of new fans and to follow that up with several headlining tours of his own in 2011, most recently drawing thousands of fans to venues across Europe on his ‘Falling For Europe’ Tour. He was recently the recipient of an ASCAP songwriting award for ‘Days Like These’, a single off the new album.
Described as ‘honest, emotional, thoughtful, melodic and catchy’ by some and ‘music that will enter one ear with ease, but will have trouble leaving the other’ by others, Nick cites a wide ranging musical influences and life experiences when writing and performing. He calls out The Beatles as a life long musical inspiration and John Mayer, Jason Mraz, The Script, Oasis and Coldplay as standards in his ‘Top 15 most played’ iTunes playlist, which has also been known to contain songs from Joseph and the Lion King, ‘which I’m not so proud of’
Nick’s music has been featured on The Hills, Jersey Shore, Next, True Life, Cougar Town, 90110, LA Ink, Greek, Army Wives and countless other TV shows and films. He has performed multiple times on live television in the USA and Europe, including appearances on NBC, Fox and the BBC. ‘When The Lights Go Up’ was released this Spring in Europe and will be released this Autumn in the UK and US (Ferryhouse/Warner).