Welcome to the website of Nigel Brown, full time musician, songwriter, performer and open-mic host (at least when he’s not working).
There are links here to various projects Nigel is, or has been involved with, from hosting open mics and solo performances at open mics to collaborations in duos and bands. Some happen frequently, others less so, but they are on-going and each one represents a significant chunk of his musical life.
If we take things in more or less chronological order Nigel's musical influences begin with classical, and samba,
'My Mum’s collection from when she lived in Brazil',
then the blues, heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll when he was at university. Then when he started traveling and living in other countries he heard a lot of traditional Greek music, and Irish folk, Scottish folk, reggae, salsa, son, samba, classical Arabic music, soul,
'I mean the real stuff from the 60s',
pop of course in many languages, traditional African, traditional English folk, and through all of this were the great singer-songwriters themselves.
So this website is intended partly to publicise Nigel's songs, and to demonstrate his versatility and eagerness to have a go and partly to publicise the musicians he works with, who do great things in their own right.
The website also helps to organize all the junk from years of taking photos and making recordings.
Keep it live!
next band night Saturday 11th May
The next Harcourt Arms Band Night has a continental / classic flavour. We are extremely proud to present....:
Louisiana Funky Butts Pumpin’ and groovin’ New Orleans Funk Brassband with no artificial additives, part of UK tour. Pure fun. Just Google these guys, or be entertained here, and here (with some Punkrock friends) and on the LFB website. Trumpets? Jericho? Hmmmm....
Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Harcourt Band Fabulous individual and collective skill from regular open-mic-ers Chris, Tom and Riaz, playing a set of covers by the Beatles, Elton John, James Taylor and others. See more here: Youtube, here: youtube, and here: soundcloud.
arno the wanderer German singer-songwriter with Berliner Olli accompanying, arno’s on tour in the UK Find arno’s webprint mainly on his website, but also here and here.
The fun goes from 7 - 11. As usual it costs just £3.50, and for 4 hours' of entertainment that's incredible value, and all proceeds go to the musicians. And there's drinks deals at the bar too.