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Nick Mulvey: Your new favourite singer-songwriter

By Editor
Nick Mulvey: Your new favourite singer-songwriter

Nick Mulvey is little bit of a mystery. After acquiring critical acclaim through his former Mercury Award-nominated band, Portico Quartet, he left to study music and art in Havana - as one does.

Now he has returned as a solo artist, and has brought with him an amazing new sound as he tries his hand at being a singer/songwriter/frontman.

From his time educating himself in Cuba, Mulvey expanded on his guitar skills by learning some very different techniques. When he returned, he enrolled in the School of Oriental and African Studies, which helped him inform his musical style, moving it further away from traditional Western tends.

As such, Mulvey's music is unique in its rhythms due to his new found abilities like quickdraw picking.

But whilst being fresh and different, his songs are filled with catchy melodies, making his sound very accessible.

Furthermore, he has a gift of turning established tunes into very special renditions. Check out his haunting rendition of Drake's hit Hold On We're Going Home.


After putting his music out there, Nick has acquired a sizable fan base, and playing a large array of this summer's festival scene, he is ready tour his sound at intimate venues.

This is one tour it would be unfortunate to miss, as his album 'First Mind' was not only greeted with critical acclaim and commercial success, but it was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.

Nick Will play:

9th October – The Phoenix, Exeter
10th October – Princess Pavillions, Falmouth SOLD OUT
12th October – O2 Academy, Oxford
13th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth SOLD OUT
14th October – Komedia, Bath SOLD OUT
16th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
17th October – Junction, Cambridge SOLD OUT
19th October – Waterfront, Norwich
20th October – Komedia, Brighton SOLD OUT
22nd October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds SOLD OUT
23rd October – Institute, Birmingham
24th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
26th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow SOLD OUT
27th October – The Sage, Gateshead
30th October – Cathedral, Manchester SOLD OUT
31st October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham SOLD OUT

If you keep an eye out you might even be able to read an interview with Nick in our new Student Guide….


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