Auckland// Friday, April 30, 2010 PRESENTED BY SIR-VERE BROUGHT TO YOU IN ASSOCIATION WITH notourfuture.co.nz
Nick grew up in Napier in New Zealand's sunny Hawkes Bay. He was exposed to music from a very early stage. His mother Tira was his original source of musical knowledge. She taught him to sing and to play a range of instruments including piano, saxophone, clarinet and guitar. His father, Aperira, was also a strong supporter, as he collected musical instruments; including a piano accordion. Having these instruments around the house enabled Nick to build his familiarity with music, as well as his ability as a multi-instrumentalist.
Right from the start at primary school, Nick was heavily involved in music; whether the school choir, orchestra or band. At high school he would perform at assemblies and during lunch breaks, which helped to build his confidence on stage. It was here where Nick met other musically inclined students with whom he collaborated to form his first band, Salience, which went on to win a string of competitions such as 'Battle of the Bands' from 1995 onwards.
Tune in again Tomorrow!!!