Nik Kershaw, born 1958 in Bristol, England, is a British multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He became known through songs like “I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” or “Wouldn’t It Be Good“, which made it to the top of the charts in several European countries, but especially in his English home country.
Nik Kershaw Biography
As a child Nik Kershaw already learned to play the instruments guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. Already as a student he was part of several bands. In 1981, he founded the funk band Fusion, which he left in 1983 when he signed his first record deal as a solo artist. At that time he also discovered the synthesizer for himself, which had a decisive influence on the sound of the 80s and also made Nik’s style so characteristic.
Breakthrough with “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
In 1984, the Brit released his first album “Human Racing”, which made it into the top ten in Germany, Great Britain and Norway. From that album the song “Wouldn’t It Be Good” was released. The song could place itself in the Top Ten in several European countries. In Germany it climbed to second place, in Great Britain it reached fourth place. In November of the same year, Nik followed up with the album “The Riddle”, which stayed in the German charts for 22 weeks.
After the success of “Wouldn’t It Be Good” he decided to re-release the single “I Wont’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” after it had only made it to 47th place in England on the first attempt. This time with a resounding success: The number became Nik Kershaw’s biggest commercial success and reached number two in the charts in England and Germany. Afterwards it started a world tour, during which the then teen star performed in numerous sold-out arenas. The tour became a box office hit.
Nik Kershaw, who grew up in Ipswich, was also part of the Live Aid concert 1985 at London’s Wembley Stadium because of these great successes. At the charity event organised by Bob Geldof, Kershaw played alongside such greats as Queen, U2 and Bob Dylan.
In addition, he wrote the number one hit “I Am The One And Only” and thus helped Chesney Hawkes to his musical breakthrough. Also for stars like Bonnie Tyler, Elton John or Cliff Richard he was active in the course of his career as a songwriter.
Nik Kershaw performed at many other benefit concerts besides the “Live-Aid”. In November 2018, for example, over 31,000 pounds>/strong> were collected for the “East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices”.
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