Nick Ward is a Welsh singer-songwriter who takes his cue from the great British song writing traditions laid down by the likes of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello and Lennon/McCartney. His songs are thoughtful picture-postcards of life, love and longing which veer between choppy, electric guitar-fuelled pop to stirring acoustic-backed vocal harmonies.
Nick has been signed to independent label Audiofile Records since 2009, and is about to release a brand new single – Caroline. He has, since his first release – the Rag and Bone EP – received critical acclaim on Radio Wales where he has recorded a number of sessions. He has also been featured in session on BBC 6Music.
His first album, Outside Looking In was released in 2009, which struck a definite New Wave chord with a modern edge. Then with Pink Bay (2010) Nick mixed sunny ballads with intelligent pop. His 2012 album Cadenza took a slight departure as Nick experimented with a more acoustic and stripped-down sound. His 4th album : World in Reverse (2014) Nick recorded a livelier selection of band-oriented songs. 2017’s fifth album : Phonus Balonus, Nick changed things yet again by stripping the songs down to the bare bones. Minimal arrangements of acoustic guitar & vocals, subtle strings and piano. Letting the songs & stories run free.
Nick performs regularly either as a solo acoustic act or with his full band.
“A prolific and versatile songwriter. Nick dips in and out of genres while keeping his own unique sound.” South Wales Argus
“Absolutely Marvellous.” Tom Robinson, 6Music
“This Town is a great song by an excellent Welsh songwriter.” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
“One of the best Welsh singer songwriters around today.” Alan Thompson, BBC Radio Wales
“A very definite talent with a growing collection of very cool constructed songs.” Mojophenia
“Absolutely marvellous“Tom Robinson
“One of my favorite singer songwriters“Alan Thompson
“A man with his own exquisite sound“Gary Crowley
“This Town is a great song, consummately done by an excellent Welsh songwriter“Adam Walton