Posted on February 8, 2020
There is an unlikely jewel nestling on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, that only a few select people have discovered.￼
￼Club Uniquity Is Suffolks jewel in the crown. The converted barn, in the grounds of the Dukes head public house at Somerleyton, hosts a selection of varied musical acts on the last Friday of every month.
Somerleyton’s Club Uniquity is proving to be the cornucopia of Suffolk.
Inside the heart of Club Uniquity , the decor of comfortable sofas and twinkling fairy lights, create a cosy, intimate ambience between the audience and the acts on stage.
Above the stage in proud lettering is the mantra “This club was built with love”, and once you walk in you can definitely feel that love, in the very mortar that holds the bricks together.
Nick took the opportunity to experience the delights of Club Uniquity for himself and to catch up with Ed Graham and his new band. The Cryptids consist of Ed on drums, Andy Martin vocals and bass guitar, and Lyle Ferris lead vocals and lead guitar. They rocked the club to it’s very core, delighting the crowds with Lyles unique lead vocals and Ed’s skilful drumming techniques￼.
Nick took some time with The Cryptids after their set, to sit and relax, and discuss the bands next venue. Of course some shots of Nick and the band were taken.
“The Cryptids absolutely nailed it. They have a fantastic sound. Watch
this space. The Cryptids are definitely going places”￼.
￼. Nick Elliott’ rock art photographer…￼
Nick is nearing the completion of a previous long-running project with the charismatic Ed Graham. A selection of candid and performance images, documenting Ed Graham’s personal and professional life over the last four years is set to be published in a fine art photographic book￼.
“It’s Been a wonderful project. Ed is such an interesting character
and a great friend. We have had some fun together on this project”￼
Nick elliott rock art photographer…
“We ran out of Charley four years ago!”￼￼
Experience The Cryptids for yourself on the 14th of April where they will be appearing at The Brickmakers, Norwich, supporting 96 Bitter Beings. Come along and catch up with Nick too
Posted on January 31, 2020
Derek ‘The Draw’ hussey and the Blockheads hit us all with the Rhythm Sticks at the Norwich Arts Centre, during a fantastic performance that had the wall to wall crowd on their feet.
Mick Gallagher had invited Nick to come along and spend some time with the Blockheads, and to shoot some of the show.￼￼￼
Nick has seen the guys a couple of times since working with them on there “Where’s The Party￼” album cover and promo shots way back in 2003. But hadn’t had much of a chance to catch up with Mick and the guys since￼￼.
So this turned out to be a total treat!
The Blockheads did not fail to entertain. Derek the Draw Front man, thrilled ￼the crowds, Norman Watt-Roy played his usual enigmatic style and Mick trashed it out on the ivories.
Working their way through a fabulous set list of endless hits and classic tracks from some of the best albums made in the past 40 years.￼
After the show, Nick caught up with all of the other Blockheads for a much deserved drink￼. And to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The release of their single “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”￼￼￼ Nick then managed to get a pair of signed drumsticks by all the members of the band to commemorate the anniversary.
A fabulous piece of Bl￼ockheads memorabilia…￼
“Ive been hit by the Blockheads Rhythm Stick since I first heard them in 1972. They are a phenomenal band always were and always will be still as fresh now as they were then totally wonderful”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer￼￼
Posted on January 30, 2020
A cold, wet, dark evening was decidedly warmed up as Nick met up for supper with four great friends at a pub in Skegness.
It’s been awhile since Nick has seen Sandy and John Newman, but the re-connection of these close friends was evident over a couple of JD’s, in the surroundings of a cosy pub.￼￼The friendly chatter didn’t last long as an 8 pm “Sensational￼ 60s” gig, at the famous Butlins in Skegness, took the men away from the open fire.
Once backstage Sandy Newman, John Newman, Alan Holmes, Chris North, and Jan Robinson￼￼￼￼ Prepared to wow the crowds.￼
This was the last tour date for The Marmalade until September, when they are back on the road again.
Whilst Herman’s Hermits could be heard on stage, The Marmalade we’re up to the usual shenanigans backstage with Nick.
After a quick change, the dressing room was filled with the sounds of strumming guitars, loosening up a vocal chords, harmonica playing and laughter.
Once on stage The Marmalade did not disappoint. Taking the crowd back to the swinging 60s with a superb set list, executed with absolute perfection and charismatic showmanship￼￼￼￼￼￼.
Nick weaved￼ his way backstage, on stage and front of stage, to capture this wonderful show￼ in his true rock ‘n’ roll style.
Navigating the 3000+ audience, Nick bumped into two of his long time fine art collectors who were thrilled to meet him.￼
Two encores later The Marmalade were backstage, still singing and playing for a privilege Nick, who was pictorially documenting this unique ￼insight￼￼￼￼. But all too soon it was back out into the cold night.
Nick is looking forward to catching up with these wonderful guys later on in the year
“It’s always a wonderful privilege to spend time with my dear friends Sandy and John”
Let’s do another greenroom raid soon!
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer ￼
Posted on January 29, 2020
Nick bid a fond farewell to the gentleman of country folk, Charlie Landsborough during his farewell tour.
The evening was filled with absolute quality music, peppered with the amusing anecdotes and jokes in the singers unique soft dulcet Liverpudlian tones.
After the show Nick caught up with Charlie and his wife Selma, backstage to discuss what plans they had for retirement and a few farewell shots.
“Charlie is one of the nicest guys I’ve had the pleasure to meet in the music business. He is such a great showman who has entertained us with his wonderful music for many years. He will be missed on the showbiz circuit”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer￼￼￼￼￼￼
Posted on January 2, 2020
It was a sad day on the 19th of November as the music world said good night to one of its most prolific and talented musicians since Jimi Hendrix.
Nick had the privilege to know Lloyd Watson personally, and to enjoy his music live around the venues of Peterborough in these early years.
Lloyd Watson held a special place in the heart of Peterborough, and his musical influences had far reaching effects to all those who heard him play. Lloyd was one of Nick’s earliest and greatest introductions to the music world, which contributed to his love of rock and passion for photography.
Nick was invited by Lloyds sister Norma Watson Palmer to celebrate her brothers monumental life, in what was called ‘His Last Gig’!
Hundreds of family and friends from across the UK and celebrity world, converged at Peterborough Cathedral to pay tribute to this iconic figure and a private wake, the tributes continued through musical interludes, as friends and family played Lloyds music as a reminder of his genius and talent.
Elliot Watson, Taught by his father Lloyd to play the guitar, ripped up the stage in a fitting an emotional tribute. One thing is for certain that his father’s talent and raw passion will live on for a long time in Elliot.
Posted on January 1, 2020
When Nick met up with Earl Slick in Norwich in November, there was a quick lesson on the pronunciation of Norwich and the history of Coleman’s Mustard. Slick was in town for one of his sell out Q&A UK tours, “Slicky Speaks”, so Nick took the opportunity to spend the day with his friend and catch his evening show.
The pair got up to their usual mischief pre-show, causing havoc on the streets of Norwich.
Slick,’s shows have become a resounding success, regaling tales of his life, tribulations and anecdotes, keeping audiences enthralled around the UK.
Slick is expected back in the UK in spring so expect more shenanigans from our favourite pair.
“It’s always a great pleasure to catch up with such a wonderful friend”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer
Posted on January 1, 2020
Nicks new country rock radio show is due to be aired in the early part of 2020. Nick is working hard preparing play lists for these packed, 1 hour long, country rock shows. It will be aired on CMR Nashville in association with Lee Williams.
“I’m extremely excited about the Country Rock Show, and
the wonderful opportunity of working with Lee Williams
of CMR Nashville. It’s really going to rock”
Nick Elliott Rock Art Photographer
Posted on January 1, 2020
Time to tune in and turn up the radio.
Nicks radio shows are going from strength to strength as he can regularly be heard on SIREN FM with his toe tapping play lists.
Nicks regular show, ‘Sound and Nicks Vision”, produced by Alex Lewczuk, is now entering its 54th show, and will be aired in February 2020 on Siren FM. The 53rd Christmas special is due to be aired on New Years Day 2020, and is guaranteed to be a festive holiday treat, with a fantastic line up of some of Nicks favourite tracks.
Preceding the Christmas Holidays, Nick was invited to guest in at “Sound and Country Vision”, hosted by Tessa Snart. You can catch up with this show via Podbean at Southside Broadcasting. Listen to great country tracks sprinkled with fun conversation and a phone in from a special guest.
Fancy a “Night in with Nick Elliott”? Well, everyone is invited in the New Year as Nick gets his new show up and running with a collection of tracks that have been a massive influence on Nicks life, featuring celebrity guests and friends. So keep tuned in for more information on is exciting project for 2020.
Posted on December 31, 2019
It’s that time of year again when everyone is full of turkey and chocolate, the recycle bins are full of Christmas paper and we are waiting to celebrate the start of a brand new year. So what does this time of year mean to Nick? An exciting cameo role in Gary Curtis’ Christmas charity single video. An event that Nick always looks forward to, and this year was no exception.
Many old and new friends converged at The Piano Bar, Smithfields , for a full day of shooting. Written and directed by the great Gary Curtis, this years offering is one￼￼ of the best yet.
Jim Groom from Ivory Tower Productions assisted Gary in bringing this Christmas treat to our screens, featuring Caroline Munro, Johnny Kinkade, Jerome Blake, Alan Fullard… Les Malloy and Lee Williams to name just a few of its stars.
As 2019 gently draws to a close, Nick Elliott would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year filled with peace and love.￼
“It’s been an incredible year and a year of monumental change. I would like to thank all the wonderful people that have taken time to support the Nick Elliott Brand, and all my friends for their continued support.
Nick Elliott rock art photographer
Posted on October 30, 2019
Hundreds of never before seen images to be featured in a trilogy of books produced by Nick Elliott.
Nick is collaborating hundreds of archived images, that have never been exposed to the public, to be featured in his new trilogy of.fine art rock photographic books.
These three pieces of artwork reflect a lifetime of creativity and represent a visual historical account of how classic rock bands have metamorphosed over the years, through the eyes and the lens of nick elliott.
The books will be available to purchase through the Nick Elliott online shopping early next year.
“I’ve seen many changes over the years, some good and some bad but the demise of the classic rock band has to be the saddest”
Nick Elliott rock art photographer…￼￼￼￼