Nik has played guitar since the age of 14, and has been a professional
musician for over 14 years.
- Real Name : Nicholas David Kershaw
- Born : 1st March, 1958 in Bristol, England
- Hobbies : Photography and Chess
- Favourite Food : Indian & Eastern or Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, etc.
- Favourite Drink : Tea
- Colour of Hair : Light Brown
- Colour of Eyes : Blue/Grey
- Height : 5'4"
- Weight : 8 stone
- Shoe Size : 6
- Collar : 14
- Instruments Played : Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
- Hates : Loud bigots, celery, physical pain
- Likes : Good music, a real fire, good company, peace & quite
- Educated : Northgate Grammar School, Ipswich
- Favourite Subject at School : Art
- Previous Jobs : Clerical Officer for the Department of Employment, Shop Assistant
- Favourite Colour : Black, White or Grey
- Previous Groups : Half Pint Hog (school band), Fusion
- First Stage Appearance : Ipswich Co-op Drama Groups Anual Concert 1968
- Favourite Actor : Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Walter Matthau
- Favourite Actress : Jane Fonda, Katherine Hepburn
- Favourtie Male Vocalists : Sting, Paul Young, Al Jarreau, Mel Torme, Stevie Wonder
- Favourtie Female Vocalists : Carol Kenyan, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Joni Mitchell
- Favourtie Groups : Thompson Twins, Police, Level 42, The Eurythmics
- Favourtie Gig : Genesis, Stafford Bingley Hall 1976
- Favourite Album : Peter Gabriel - 4
- Favourite Single : "Stay With Me Till Dawn" - Judie Tzuke
- Favourtie Television Programmes : The Young Ones, Faulty Towers
- Favourtie Car : B.M.W. 323i
It was at school in Ipswich, Suffolk that the band HALF PINT HOG was
formed, but the band drifted apart after only three gigs together. Nik
went on to work at the Department of Employment in Ipswich, and after
several years jumped at the chance of joining FUSION as guitarist.
At the begining of 1982 FUSION broke up and Nik then concentrated on
songwriting for six months, in order to accumulate enough material to
interest record companies in his undisputed talents.
Soon after meeting his manager, Mickey Modern, a record contract was
made with M.C.A Records.
The second half of 1983 saw Nik in the studio, with top producer, Peter
Collins, working on his first album, 'Human Racing', and'I won't let the
sun go down' was released in September followed by the release, in 1984,
of 'Wouldn't it be good', which reached the No. 4 position in the UK
charts and stayed there for three weeks during February.