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Nigel is a songwriter, drummer, backing singer and audio technician, and is currently working both as a professional performer and as a studio-based sound designer and producer. He is equally at home creating music and audio for multimedia and picture (signature music, orchestral overtures and jingles, identity music, voice-overs, sound tracks and sonic brand triggers), as he is writing and producing original music for his solo or group songwriting projects. During a long career, spanning four decades, he has created music and sound tracks for a wide range of business and media clients, including the launch of a sports car for a major car company and a magazine cover promo CD with strongly-themed music and effects for one of the world’s leading computer games manufacturers. His long experience as a performer has given him a colourful palette of musical styles from which to draw inspiration. Nigel has worked as drummer and backing singer for numerous original and covers bands, and is currently engaged with a soul function band from The Wirral as well as a long-standing folk-dance band from the south of England. In 1997, he formed a project band called Darwyn with Ian Grove, who runs a successful Sound Reinforcement business, to showcase his songwriting skills, and co-wrote and produced their first album, A Catalogue of Mysteries. In 2019 he teamed-up with Ian again for another round of quirky, prog/pop music as Court Lake Zephyr. Most of Nigel's work is in the medium of English, but he has been studying Welsh since 2001. Some of his work is lodged with the BBC Music Library. Nigel is a member of The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, and a stakeholder of The Welsh Music Foundation before its funding was withdrawn. 2010-2015 - Nigel began recording and producing girl group Not Completely Blonde and worked with other local talents Christie, Rose Cheney and Ally Kemp to help them bring their music to market. This involved mentoring, music production, providing industry advice and improving stage performance before getting their material published on the digital channels and achieving radio play on local and national stations. Three of the four acts achieved Song of the Month on BBC Radio Shropshire, in the BBC Introducing initiative.
ScorpioSongs is the recording studio and publisher of Nigel's music and that of other unsigned talent. From the hillside barn studio in Mid Wales, comes original music and sound design, crafted to add value to product/service based businesses.