Name Nick Read
Venue Gosford RSL
Starts Friday, 27 July 2018 @ 8:30pm
Finishes Saturday, 28 July 2018 @ 12:30am
Genres Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Admission free
Description

Nick started playing guitar at the age of 7 and till this day has been receiving lessons from Scott Bird from the ‘Pale Riders’. Now 19 he has accomplished much success starring on the footy show ch9 at the age of 10 with guest judge Steve Irwin, Today morning show on ch9 at the age of 12 with Karl Stefanovic Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Wilkins in his 2nd band ‘Peer Pressure’, INXS rock star on Fox at the age of 10, winning Youth Rock in 2011 with his band ‘PENNYBLACK’ and performing in 2012 again as last year’s winners and much more including newspaper feature articles, Battle of the bands competitions and other band comps, Sea Fm discovered, Kincumber festival and other festivals, Central Coast Showcase, YIPA and Tubes for Googs.

Nick has performed around multiple professional venues as a cover/original band around the whole Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney playing at venues like; ‘The Coast Hotel Budgewoi’, Catho Pub (Catherine Hill), ‘Bateau Bay Pub’, Pippi’s, Avoca Beach Surf Club, Shelly Beach surf club, Avoca Pub, Brackets and Jam Kincumber, The Rhythm Hut Gosford, Festival of the Whale Terrigal, School Break-up at Terrigal 2011 in front of 700+ schoolies, Bexley North Hotel, Terrigal Country Club, Avoca Bowling Club, Kincumber Lizzottes, Sutherland Entertainment Centre and Sydney Entertainment Centre as a lead vocalist in Schools Spectacular in 2006.

Nick has experienced professional studio time recording tracks at the age of 15 in Damien Gerard’s Recording Studio which has also featured recordings of the Hoodoo Gurus, Rose Tattoo and much more. He has been writing songs since he was 9 and learning covers since he was 8, at the age of 10 he knew over 50 covers which he would play down at Terrigal busking.

At the age of 10 he formed his first band called ‘High Voltage’ which played multiple covers from AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rose Tattoo. They performed at Avoca Festival, Avoca Beach Primary School fates and much more. Nick from a young age has performed alongside other great performers and musicians such as Dai Pritchard (Rose Tattoo) and Craig Ryan (Phil Emmanuel).

Nick has been teaching guitar at Intuition Music School, Berkeley Vale for over a year.