keyboard player and producer Nick Magnus is best known for
his work with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett from 1978 to
1989, providing his keyboard talents to at least twelve of Hackett’s
albums to date, as well as extensively touring Europe, the UK and
Nick started his musical career in
early 1976 with the cult symphonic rock ensemble, The Enid.
At the end of that year, he and drummer Robbie Dobson left
The Enid to spend two years with the progressive rock band
On February 15th, 1999 Autumn release a Mini CD of
their material originally recorded 23 years ago, entitled
He has released six solo albums
of his own compositions: Straight On Till Morning (1994), Inhaling
Green (1999), Hexameron (2004), Children
Of Another God (2010),
(2019). A live
with John Hackett was released in March 2011.
The latter half of the 80's
was spent doing session work with many diverse recording
artistes such as China Crisis, Renaissance, George Martin,
Mungo Jerry, Johhny Mars, Cilla Black, Jose Carrerras, Brian
May, Richie Havens, Bonnie Tyler, Mike Batt, Classix
Nouveaux, David Essex, Pete Bardens (Camel), Duncan Browne,
Chris Rea, and Colin Blunstone.
The 1990s saw album chart
successes for Nick’s co-productions of the Project
D Synthesiser albums. He also achieved
platinum sales for his productions and arrangements for the
internationally acclaimed series of Pan Pipe Moods
albums, released by Polygram records.
two albums by Celtic Spirit : Celtic Dreams
Dreams 2, both of which have enjoyed
'Is That Your Final Answer?' was Nick's
2000 dance remix version of music from the smash-hit TV
Wants To Be A Millionaire?'. Subsequently in 2007, he was commissioned
to produce an 'energised' re-recording
of the theme music for 'Millionaire' which
is currently being broadcast on the show in the UK. Throughout the
summer of 2001 audiences applauded
the new arrangements of Lennon and McCartney songs Nick
contributed to the West End musical, 'All You Need is
As well as a varied history
as a composer, producer and arranger, Nick also penned the
soundtrack to the cult horror movie "Bloody New Year", directed
by Norman J Warren (Inseminoid, Terror, Satan's
Slave, Prey). As
a result of contributing to numerous other works for film,
TV and radio, Nick has since gained much experience in working with
music to picture.
He has also delivered
lectures and seminars on many aspects of music technology
and music production, whilst also writing diverse articles
on these subjects for the music press.
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