Ken Nicol

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Thursday September 8th marks the first concert of Burgess, Nicol & Kemp at Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, PR1 3BU. For details and tickets:

Three legends of the folk/rock scene come together in this exciting new trio.

Paul Burgess
– rock drummer, notable for his association with a wide range of British rock and folk-rock bands. He is a member of 10cc and a past member of Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works.

Ken Nicol
– one of the country’s leading acoustic guitarists and singer/songwriter who has been a member of The Albion Band and Steeleye Span, alongside a highly successful solo career.

Rick Kemp
– bass player, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and record producer, best known for his work with the pioneering electric folk band, Steeleye Span.

“‘Things’ shows Ken’s versatility and brilliant guitar playing, he certainly ranks in the top 10 of acoustic guitar players in this country . The title track ‘Things’ with drums and bass is very rocky, humour on ‘The Jesus Army’, virtuoso playing on ‘Catnip Rag’. It’s all there.” Richard Ellin, R2 magazine.

Ken Nicol is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston, in England. His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, and effortlessly takes in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way.

Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001 when he left in order to spend more time on other projects. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, working with the band for eight years, most recently on their 2009 40th Anniversary Tour, visiting the USA and Australia. During his time with Steeleye he recorded four albums with the band: ‘They Called Her Babylon’, ‘Winter’, ‘Bloody Men’ and ‘Cogs, Wheels and Lovers’. Ken left the band in 2010.

As well as making and producing music, Ken has also worked with guitar makers Fylde guitars to develop the Ken Nicol Signature guitar. Beautifully constructed from cedar and rosewood, its incredible sound led to Acoustic Magazine giving this guitar an unprecedented 99% rating.

When he’s not touring or writing, he can be found producing projects of his own and other artists at his MVS Studios in Preston. On these pages you can read more about Ken and his music.

For enquiries about booking Ken Nicol, please contact Peter Gill at
Beyond Eternity Promotions Ltd
Tel: (00)44(0)1242 587776