After spending some years travelling and later working in countryside conservation, Nick swapped billhook and chainsaw boots for play text and jazz shoes to train as an actor at Rose Bruford. He has hitched along the byroads, picking up lifts, mainly as an actor-musician, stopping off en route for the odd solo project such as making a documentary about Evered Wigg — Who? Yup, doubtful you will have heard of him — and recording a small number of musical albums.