Nick was born the year AC/DC were formed (1973)) in the historically significant town of Hastings, which by then was more than a little tired. His parents John and Chrissie later moved the family up the coast to Bexhill-on- Sea, which Nick brilliantly sums up as a place where the main industry is care homes, London is the North and ambition is modest.
At University something clicked for Nick and with that came a desire for "MORE" and he was in a hurry to get it. In Nick's own inimitable words in the 90's he became a "fully loaded sales dick" and a successful one at that.
The first half of the 00's on the other hand was an incredibly challenging time for Nick and was in many ways life changing, as was the arrival in his life of Vicki who he married in 2011.
When we recorded this episode Nick and Vicki were preparing to move themselves and their three children Ben, Noah & Matilda to a new home and a new life in the French Alps. This is a plan and a move that has been in train for several years, and they are now in their new home.
I wish them every possible success in this brave and inspirational endeavour, and I look forward to having Vicki on the show in a years’ time to tell us how it’s going and share her story.
Nick's musical journey has had as many turns as his personal journey and he came up with a great set of song selections:
70’s Kenny Rogers The Gambler
80’s Guns N’Roses You Could Be Mine
90’s Sisters of Mercy More
00’s Foo Fighters The Pretender
10’s Pete Tong/Jules Buckley/Maxi Jazz Insomnia
20’s Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
These selections and a song from every artist mentioned is included in this Spotify Playlist.
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