Nigel Philip Davies and the Good Companions with support from Nick Ward

Thu 8th March, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Nigel Philip Davies and the Good Companions with support from Nick Ward

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Singer Songwriter Nigel Philip Davies is a veteran of the music scene. Ably accompanied by The Good Companions, he performs songs that span the broad spectrum from riotous fiddle driven tunes to deeply reflective songs of love and loss, covering humour and social issues along the way.

Nigel was a session player at Rockfield studios and contributed to albums and singles in very different genres but his love remains with the lyrical folk rock style, described as one reviewer in Australia as “Folk Punk”.

Coming from the land of Dylan Thomas, lyrics play a major part in Nigel’s songs. They are crafted with great care and precision.

“There are echoes of Cohen and Dylan here but that is no bad thing. Every song has the hallmark of Davies’s dark distinctive, poetic voice.” Fred Redwood, journalist with the “Sunday Times”

“Reminiscent of Dylan in his Desire period.”- Bob Wilson

“Now they say, they’ll close the mines, they say they’ve had their day.

They’ll get their coal from far away where they work for far less pay

They say one day I will forget. I know that’s just not true

I’ve got a film of dust inside my lungs. I’ve got scars of vivid blue”

Blue Scar

Nick Ward

The ongoing seaside adventures of Nick Ward are continuing to excite internet blogs and music sites all with a shared addiction to wonderfully structured Power-Pop.

Whether the latest recording project involves explosive fuzzed-out guitar or expressive acoustic soul searching, the songs are born from Nicks honest visual experiences and a lyrical persona presenting thoughtful real life scenarios. Indulging in essentially British musical observations and New Wave counter culture happily studied on eccentric hazy vinyl, Nick Ward`s connection with Sixties Soul, Britpop, Mod Revival and radio friendly Indie is all apparent after just a few listens. Include a healthy dose of Costello, Ray Davies, Weller and Bacarach, and modern guitar based song writing is in very safe hands.