Nigellarox

Biography

Simon Clothier

'Nigellarox' is the pseudo band creation of London based singer/songwriter Simon Clothier and represents a first serious release since his album 'Songs From A Small Guitar was released to critical approval back in late 2011.

Prior to that release, Simon had taken a lengthy sojourn from music during which time he worked in construction on such iconic sites as London's Wembley Stadium and Olympic Park. The album reflected an unexpected 'Pacific adventure' borne out of a surprise 2am phone call from Hawaiian uke mogul Roy Sakuma (the Eric Clapton of ukulele world.) Roy had been 'blown away' by Simon's cover version of the Beach Boys 'God Only Knows' and invited Simon to Hawaii to perform on prime time radio & at the Starbucks Festival of Hawaii, alongside Jack Johnson. What followed was rather surreal; a regular bloke from the building sites of London found himself being received by the Mayor of Honolulu and endorsements from two of Honolulu's premier ukulele manufacturers. The experience inspired 'Songs 'From A Small Guitar' and a subsequent foray into the US radio arena with track 'Playing For America' (using his last few pennies) delivered crossover success in New Music Week's AC Hot 100, Indie Top 30, Country & National College spin charts. Simon Clothier album cover

A return to the UK prompted a series of interviews & performances on BBC local & independent radio stations followed before an appearance on Libby Purves' national BBC Radio 4 show 'Midweek' led to an opportunity to open for Platinum sellers 'The Soldiers' on their national UK 2012 tour. A spot on ITV labeled him as 'the singing builder' with 'the voice of an angel and the face of a Mitchell brother' and responses from capacity audiences were emphatic. Simon continued to write and perform but with a young family to support and with the London Olympic Games arriving in 2012, Simon found himself being called back to his construction day job and with it financial sanctuary. He decided at this point with a heavy heart to put his professional singing career on hold.

Fast forward to late 2015 and a chance discussion with his mother-in-law whilst watching Nigella Lawson on TV…."your brother-in-law really loves her you know…" and the seeds had been sown. Ten minutes later 'Nigella' had been written. Friend and producer Curtis Schwartz suggested to him that the song was worthy of attention and it was recorded in November 2015 before finally being mastered in early 2016. The song is an affectionate tribute and represents a departure from Simon's innate musical foundations, partly why he chose to release under the alias of Nigellarox.


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