About Nick

NICK IS A MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER

Nick is a musician/ songwriter. 


Nick's brother is Woody the drummer of the band Madness. Nick has co-written 6 songs that appear on albums by Madness, including the single 'Another Version of Me' In 2010 Nick and Woody formed the band the Magic Brothers and released their debut album 'The Magic Line' in 2013 to much acclaim. Nick and Woody continued to write and in 2015 Woody released his solo album of songs Nick and Woody wrote together called 'In Your Mind'. 


Nick has schizophrenia and agoraphobia, and Nick and Woody are ambassadors for Rethink Mental Illness Charity.

The reason Nick has only just started releasing music (since 2007) is that his fear of open spaces has made it difficult, but not impossible, for him to gig. He got recording equipment in 2007 and was at last able to have an outlet for his songs. Nick would like people to know that people with severe mental illness are in fact less likely to be violent than the general public. Having schizophrenia doesn't stop Nick from creating or playing music.   


Nick started playing guitar and piano at the age of seven, and with his brother formed his first band 'Steel Erection' at the age 12. At 14 Nick studied classical guitar with professor Oliver Hunt and soon got Grade 6 Theory and Grade 8 Practical Guitar Playing.   


Nick's whole extended family are either musicians or work in the arts. Nick's Grandad Erik Ogden started life playing violin to accompany silent movies and later had his own orchestral band and spent most of his life as a conductor for variety shows.


Nick's other Grandad was also a conductor: Leslie Woodgate received the OBE for services to music. Leslie lead the BBC Chorus.

'SHE'S THE ONE' SINGLE FROM THE 'WITH A WORD (REMIX)' ALBUM

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Musician/ Songwriter Nick, and brother Woody on The One Show

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Musician/ Songwriter Nick, and brotheWoody talk to Gavin Esler about Madness, mental illness and songwriting

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'She's the One' song from the 'With a Word' album by musician/ songwriter Nick Woodgate