Nic France

Nic France

The Band


Since moving to London in 1980, Nic has been one of the UK's most in-demand drummers performing with, in the early years, Ian Carr's 'Nucleus', Ronnie Scott, John Taylor, Allan Holdsworth, Jim Mullen, Bobby Wellins, Mose Allison, and Martin Taylor. He has also appeared on TV with Billy Cobham. He was a founding member of 'Loose Tubes’ with Iain Ballamy, John Parricelli and Django Bates.

Nic also played from 1984 to 1986 with “Working Week” with whom he played on several European tours and recorded three albums.

Nic toured with Bill Withers in 1989 and 1990 and recorded and toured worldwide with Tanita Tikaram for several years. From the mid-1990s onwards, Nic played with Annie Lennox, Heitor Pereira, Antonio Forcione, Ian Shaw, Christie Hennessey and with Tim Garland's “Lammas”. In 2001/2 he toured with David Gilmour and guests Kate Bush, Bob Geldof and Robert Wyatt. He also played with Andy Sheppard, Babr Jungr, Nigel Kennedy, Charlie Haden's 'Liberation Music Orchestra' and toured and recorded with Terry Callier.

Since 2011 he's been playing for Charlie Wood & Jacqui Dankworth. In 2015, he began playing with Soft Machine covering for the great John Marshall and performing with John Etheridge's organ trio.

He teaches at Goldsmiths College London, Uppingham School and has tutored on the National Youth Jazz Collective courses and summer schools. At the NYJC summer school he performed with Dave Holland & Mike Walker.

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