Biography

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Nick Player is a freelance musician and entertainer originally from Burnham on Crouch, Essex and has been honoured to have worked worldwide with long term residencies in Madeira, Crete and Turkey as well as aboard some of the most glamorous cruise ships at sea, where he spent five years as both a guest entertainer and resident musician.


Credits include: Rich Hall's Hoedown, Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, The Roy Orbison Story, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, The English Rock and Roll Orchestra, Life Could Be A Dream, Tommy, Rockin’ On Heavens Door, Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise & The Rocky Horror Show, but to this day he has never appeared in an episode of Casualty.


2019 has been an absolute whirlwind and has included some incredible adventures including recording with Sarah Mai & Her Little Big Band at Sugar Rays Vintage Recording Studio. Filming Amy Bakers music video “It's A Good Day” at former HM Prison Gloucester. Playing bass with The Jive Aces at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Performing with Rich Hall and his country Hoedown at The Long Road Country Festival to a crowd of 10,000 and by Christmas Nick will have performed over 250 shows with Buddy Holly & The Cricketers.


On stage Nick is lucky enough to use an original Engelhardt Swingmaster upright bass, a custom made Greenboy bass cabinet kindly supplied by Tricky Audio, and custom bass pickups handmade by uprightbasspickups.com, he also has a very understanding luthier!