Focussing his music in theatre — where, as an actor-musician, he has written and recorded songs for shows — Up the Hill is Nick’s first album recorded, as it were, just as himself. It has a fun tone as well as something of a whimsical slant. It ranges from folk-style, through light swing numbers with echoes of the 1920s-30s to gentle satire and music hall. It includes two songs inspired by figures from Greek mythology: Charon and the other, lending the title of the album, Sisyphus.

All songs written and performed by Nick Murray Brown

Instruments Piano, Guitar, Accordion, Mouth organ, Drums, Percussion & Synth

Total run time 74 mins

It’s the Girl . Up the Hill (Sisyphus’s Lament) . Today
Scientists . Skeleton in the Cupboard . Mythological Person
Tick-tock . When All the World was Young
Charon the Ferryman . Yellow Lullaby . When I Grow Up
Follow the Path . Lindy Lullaby . Meerkat . Time to Go

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Preview of the tracks on the album

Music video