A maverick electro-acoustic ‘player tunewriter’ who performs original music on violin, mandocello, steel-string guitar, lap dulcimer, 5-string banjo and wine glasses, whilst live-looping and bass-pedalling with his feet.
Nick Pynn has also performed as a multi-instrumentalist with many artists over the years,including Steve Harley,Arthur Brown, B*witched, Jane Bom-Bane, Stomp's Lost and Found Orchestra, and comedians Otis Lee Crenshaw (Rich Hall), Boothby Graffoe and Stewart Lee. In 2007 Nick won the Latest Star of the Brighton Festival award and the Three Weeks Editor’s Award with Jane Bom-Bane for their Fringe venue in Brighton.
In 2005, he won Edinburgh’s Spirit of the Fringe award for his solo show of original compositions, ‘Nick Pynn’s Box of Acoustic Delights’.
Nick's solo albums are now available from most record shops & online retailers, as well as digitally downloadable from iTunes, Rhapsody and Emusic.
His previous album 'Afterplanesman' was included in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Albums of 2008. His new album, The Colours of the Night,features new compositions for his ‘one-at-a-time orchestra’ recorded above the cafe he co-runs with Jane Bom-Bane.
‘Music of immense imagination and skill.” Dick Rob Adams, The Glasgow Herald
“Consistently the best thing I ever see in the Fringe” Stewart Lee