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Nick Pynn

Nick Pynn
Location
United Kingdom
Societies
PRS
Biog
Nick is a maverick electro-acoustic musician living in Brighton, UK. He regularly performs his original compositions playing solo violin, mandocello, steel-string guitar, lap dulcimer, theremin, banjo and wine glasses, whilst live-looping and bass-pedalling with his feet.

Awards
  • 'Best Music Act' - The Brighton Festival Awards 2013
  •  'Herald Angel Award' (with Kate Daisy Grant) - The Edinburgh Fringe 201
Performed with
  • Arthur Brown
  • Boothby Graffoe
  • B*Witched
  • Steve Harley
  • Mike Heron (incredible String Band)
  • Beverley Martin
  • Otis Lee Crenshaw (Rich Hall)
  • The Hanging Tree
  • Stomp's 'Lost & Found Orchestra
  • Kate Daisy Grant
Albums
  • In Mirrored Sky (1995)
  • Music From Windows (199)
  • Afterplanesman (2004)
  • The Colours Of The Night (2009)
  • Talktapes (2011)
Reviews
  • "...one of England's best instrumentalists and composers" -  fRoots
  • "..an hour in which Pynn acted the charming, entertaining host as well as presenting music of immense imagination and skill" - Glasgow Herald
  • "A magical find in the night" - The Scotsman

Tracks

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  • A Slower Pace
    Slow, mellow finger-picked folk guitar. Simple, warm and relaxed.
  • Amore Perduto
    Lovelorn vintage cinematic lament for lost love with cheesy electric guitar and strings. So uncool it's cool.
  • Beautiful Place
    Shiningly positive female vocal over rolling acoustic backing led by intricate sparkling chimes and mandolin. Impossibly upbeat.
  • By The Riverbank
    Solo picked acoustic-Folk guitar with a hint of double bass. Neutral, positive pastoral soundbed.
  • Cinema Paradiso
    Amiably emotive, nostalgic accordion tune over steady guitar backing. Vintage celluloid-sounding version of 'Promenade En France'.
  • Comedy Vacation
    Comedically upbeat skiffle with strumming guitar and exceptionally plinky piano joined by plodding double bass and vibraphone. Sunny, relaxed and fun.
  • Country Kitchen
    Mellow folk guitar builds with upright bass, mandocello and bouzouki.
  • Fantasy Sky
    Barbarella gets high on space-drugs in a rolling guitar/ethereal vocal-led, retro-psychedelic cheese-fest. Sexy, if you're French and it's 1968.
  • Green Fingers
    Flowing, finger-picked solo acoustic guitar with a warm, laid-back, rustic feel.
  • Hippy Sunrise
    Dreamy retro hippy theatrical pop-rock/choral fantasy dripping with 60s/70s nostalgia.
  • Make Believe
    Cute, sunny girl vocal over light acoustic folk-pop backing.
  • Making Merrye
    Sprightly Mandocello joined by early percussion & instruments in a raucous, merry celebration.
  • Meet Me In Helsinki
    Impossibly, uncannily accurate tribute to the 60s, Iron Curtain spy movie. Michael Caine gets double crossed again over vodkas with someone called Olga.
  • Nicole's Feast
    Light retro French-flavoured acoustic jazz with a clattering percussion track played on kitchen implements.
  • Nicole's Feast (Promo)
    Light retro French-flavoured acoustic jazz with a clattering percussion track played on kitchen implements. (30sec of PMOL136 tk1)
  • Off The Beaten Track
    Happy, upbeat acoustic Folk guitars over light percussion with violas and Columbian tiple (small guitar). Warm and lively.
  • On The Farm
    Flowing acoustic guitar-picking joined at 37 secs by light drums, upright bass and electric piano. Warm and upbeat.
  • Paris Is For Lovers
    Retro-romantic toy piano with French female voice, joined by chamber strings for a dreamy waltz.
  • Promenade En France
    Jolly, amiable, very slightly wistful vintage French easy-listening featuring melodica over steady guitar and double bass backing. Pernod on the terrace in Biarritz, 1958.
  • Provence
    Gently jazzy/folky acoustic guitar rambles agreeably over easy-listening backing with strings and accordion. Laid back and continental.
  • Quit The Rat Race
    Upbeat acoustic Folk with picked acoustic guitar, upright bass, light percussion and mandolin.
  • Sole Italiano
    Sunny Mediterranean kitsch from a bygone age with acoustic guitar and piano over bubbling bass and percussion. Joyful retro fun.
  • Sole Italiano (Promo)
    Sunny Mediterranean kitsch from a bygone age with acoustic guitar and piano over bubbling bass and percussion. Joyful retro fun. (30sec of PMOL138 tk5)
  • Tinseltown Memories
    Dreamily urgent fluttering piano figures with emotional solo cello melody underneath. Ultimate nostalgic silent movie passion.
  • Wake Up Drowsy Maggie
    Rousing, modern version of popular Irish reel 'Drowsy Maggie' with fiery fiddle, dance beats and party atmosphere. Versions available with and without drunken revellers!
  • When The Day Is Done
    Light-hearted, finger-picked folk acoustic guitar. Bright and cheerful.
  • Working With Wood
    Leisurely, neutral finger-picked folk guitar with upright bass.
Biog
Nick is a maverick electro-acoustic musician living in Brighton, UK. He regularly performs his original compositions playing solo violin, mandocello, steel-string guitar, lap dulcimer, theremin, banjo and wine glasses, whilst live-looping and bass-pedalling with his feet.

Awards
  • 'Best Music Act' - The Brighton Festival Awards 2013
  •  'Herald Angel Award' (with Kate Daisy Grant) - The Edinburgh Fringe 201
Performed with
  • Arthur Brown
  • Boothby Graffoe
  • B*Witched
  • Steve Harley
  • Mike Heron (incredible String Band)
  • Beverley Martin
  • Otis Lee Crenshaw (Rich Hall)
  • The Hanging Tree
  • Stomp's 'Lost & Found Orchestra
  • Kate Daisy Grant
Albums
  • In Mirrored Sky (1995)
  • Music From Windows (199)
  • Afterplanesman (2004)
  • The Colours Of The Night (2009)
  • Talktapes (2011)
Reviews
  • "...one of England's best instrumentalists and composers" -  fRoots
  • "..an hour in which Pynn acted the charming, entertaining host as well as presenting music of immense imagination and skill" - Glasgow Herald
  • "A magical find in the night" - The Scotsman