Nik Kershaw

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A prolific songwriter/musician who’s written for Elton John, Sia and Gary Barlow.

The story behind the sound

Nik Kershaw started playing in bands at school, but exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985 – beating every other solo artist, and he also performed at Live Aid. A prolific songwriter, Nik wrote Chesney Hawkes’s ‘The One and Only’ and has collaborated with Elton John, Sia, Gary Barlow and Bonnie Tyler, whilst continuing to release his own well-reviewed studio albums, featuring his distinctive voice and highly personal lyrics. Nik also regularly does live gigs – particularly at 80s revival events and festivals.

Following global hits in the ’80s, Nik has written for and collaborated with Chesney Hawkes (‘The One and Only’) Elton John, Sia and Gary Barlow.
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