Nick Steed & Friends @ The Crown – Sunday 16th April

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Nick Steed & Friends @ The Crown – Sunday 16th April

We are proud to bring Nick Steed & Friends to The Crown Bar on Sunday Evening 16th April.  Hosting the whole evening from 7pm – 11pm.  A full evening’ of jollification is announced with the band performing some top tunes with guest performances from it’s members.  Long time supporter of the festival Nick has made many appearances in many bands but on this occasion we have him to ourselves (almost).

Admission is by Festival Wristband available for £7 in advance or £8 at the festival.  Get there early – Sunday evening in The Crown Bar is always fantastic.

Nick Steed / Keys

He is a highly regarded musician who has been recognised for his songwriting by international artistes from Lil John Roberts(Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Snarky Puppy), Francis Dunnery (It Bites, David Sancious), Mike Lindup (Level 42).  Nick has also appeared & worked with following artists: Chris Farlowe, Larry Garner, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriot, Corky Laing, Van Morrison, Gary Husband, Dennis Chambers, Steve Hackett, David Sancious, Ginger Baker, Lulu, Malcolm Bruce, Cliff Bennett, Shakatak, George Melly Quartet, Nick is also an artist of NORD Keyboards Sweden.

Steve Gibson / Drums

Having been signed to both Polydor and A&M Records, Steve is a fantastic musician who has worked with many great artists and has literally toured the world with the likes of Ian McNabb (Icicle Works), The Buzzcocks (Singapore, New Zealand and Australia) as well as performing with Jack Bruce, Chris Farlowe, Van Morrison, Maggie Bell (Stone the Crows), Larry Garner (US blues guitarist).

Kim Nishikawara / Sax

Kim Nishikawara is originally from Vancouver, Canada and now lives in Manchester, England. A professional multi-reeds player for over 30 years, ‘formal’ training was at Berklee College of Music studying arranging and composition.  He joined the Norman Beaker Band in 2009 and has toured the UK, Europe and the Balkans with Norman.

Other notable tours include “Souled on Blues” with Norman, Chris Farlowe, Cliff Bennett and Herbie Goins, Alan Price, “A Night at the Flamingo” as well as the UK and Europe with Chris Farlowe.
He has featured on many gigs with renowned artists Jack Bruce, Larry Garner, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriot, Long John Baldry, The Powder Blues Band, Downchild Blues Band, Doc Fingers Real Gone Rhythm, Dominic Halpin and Michael Bubléhaving arranged Michael’s debut album Babalu.

Tony Nichols / Keys

Studied with the London college, where he played a whole cross section of material from classical to jazz.

Resident keys player at the Ritz in Manchester, and with a handful of live TVs appearances to his name as well as performing with Chris Farlowe and Norman Beaker.  Has performed across Europe and some jazz festivals closer to home.  I’ve played the jazz standards to modern, to Louisiana blues and everything in between. Say’s Tony.

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