CD review by Greg Barnett
Nick was raised in Cornwall but has lived in Australia for over 30 years.
He’s been singing in Sydney and around folk clubs where he is known and respected as an unaccompanied singer.
He used to perform with Malcolm Clapp as Bodmin Gaol in the 80’s.
A Proper Job is a mixture of shanties and, I’ve assumed in lieu of any writing credits, traditional songs.
Several tracks are just Nick’s voice in true trad style and earnest vocal delivery.
A few of the other tracks offer some sparse use of accordion, cello, and vocal harmony.
Nick has said “I just love to sing and perform, and in each song I try to give a part of me to the audience.
“I believe that the unaccompanied singer is the cornerstone of the folk tradition”.
For anyone who likes the simplest, purest, traditional approach, sung with a yearning emotion, this CD is for you.
17 tracks and 57:00 playing time.
4-panel booklet provides playing credits and a sentence about each track.