Singer-songwriter Nik Barrell’s homage to the positive powers of music.
A Heart Of Money Is A Heart Of Stone
Blues Come Home To You
On the streets of Brighton making something beautiful happen.
Video from a documentary “Sounds of Brighton” about buskers in the U.K. featuring Nik and others.
He is performing ‘Blues Come Home To You’ available on the album.
Nik Barrell grew up in West London with blues, rock ’n’ roll, and R&B, an education manifest in these tracks with clear strains of Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys, and the chirpy New Orleans blues tradition. The band uses a simple, stripped-back instrument combination, without drums or amplification, along with smooth melodies and sprightly rhythms.
Barrell’s sincere, troubadour-like crooning and guitar are accompanied by James Fiddes Smith’s chiming mandolin and backing vocals. Mark Strains provides the spine on double bass, Alan Grice plays wondrous piano and Tim Cotterell adds a touch of melancholy on violin. It’s all finished off with the beautiful tones of Sharon Lewis, Anjuli Hararah and Vanessa Thomas on backing vocals.
“Thanks for visiting! Enjoy the music” – Nik