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Encyclopedia > Grant Nicholas
Feeder - 1 December 2005 - Cardiff CIA
Feeder - 1 December 2005 - Cardiff CIA

Grant Nicholas is the lead singer of the Indie band Feeder, along with bassist Taka Hirose and drummers Jon Lee and later Mark Richardson. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 697 KB) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (768x1024, 697 KB) http://www. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Feeder is a rock band that formed in Newport, South Wales in 1992. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Feeder - 01 December 2005 - Cardiff. ... Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863 Several American Indian-style drums for sale at the National Museum of the American Indian. ... Jon Lee (March 28, 1968 – January 7, 2002) was the original drummer for the sucsessful British rock band Feeder. ... Mark Richardson (born on 28 May 1970, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England) is the drummer for British rock group Feeder. ...


Feeder came together in London in 1992 when South Walians Grant Nicholas and Jon Lee decamped to London and found bassist Taka Hirose (from Tokyo) in the musicians ads Loot. Taka once worked at Tokyo guitar makers ESP Guitars, and makes his own bass guitars. London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... The ESP Guitar Company (Electric Sound Products), located in North Hollywood, California, is a prominent manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. ...


Biography

Grant was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, on 12 November 1967, but grew up in Chepstow. He was educated at Monmouth School. He performed in public for the first time at the age of 11, and gained 4 'O' levels, including an 'A' in Art. Newport (Welsh: ) is the third-largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Chepstow or the ham sandwch is my teacher Mr. ... Monmouth School is a public school for boys in Monmouth, South Wales. ...


In school, Grant played the trumpet, and was in his first band, Sweet Leaf (named after a song by Black Sabbath, who were Grant's favourite band in his school years, and the first he saw play live). He was promised his first guitar by his parents, as an incentive to pass his exams. He received the guitar, an Aron Les Paul copy after passing them. Currently, Grant plays Fender Jazzmaster as his main stage instrument, pumping this into Vox AC30s, mashalls, and messa bogies. Trumpeter redirects to here. ... Black Sabbath are an English heavy metal band from Birmingham. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A collection of Vox AC30 amplifiers The Vox AC30 is a guitar amplifier manufactured by Vox. ...


After leaving school Grant worked as a bike courier in South Wales, and also played in several bands, including Rain Dancer (whose sound resembled The Waterboys), and Welsh nine-piece Temper Temper, where he met future Feeder drummer Jon Lee. Jon joined Grant when he moved to London to work as a sound engineer. Bicycle messengers (also known as bike couriers) are people who work carrying and delivering items by bicycle. ... The Waterboys, performing a concert in Antwerp in 2003. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) Welsh, English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779...


It was while in London that Grant learnt how to be a song writer and formed Hum (soon to be renamed Reel, Real, then Feeder) with Jon, and Taka, who was working in London as a graphic designer. A series of Reel recordings surfaced on ebay in early 2006, when the bands name was spelt "Real". The tape was won for £181 by a fan - the highest ever value a Feeder recording has been sold for on the site. Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. ... eBay headquarters in San Jose eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) eBay Inc. ... Feeder is a rock band that formed in Newport, South Wales in 1992. ...


Feeder were soon signed to the Echo label, and the band gave up their day jobs as they began to take off. Their first full-length album "Polythene", charted at #65 (with a re-issue at #80) in the UK during 1997, the follow-up Yesterday Went Too Soon reached #8. Before Feeder released their debut album, a mini album entitled "Swim" was first released a year after their debut EP "Two Colours", which was only available at gigs (which was limited to 1500 CD's and 1000 7" vinyls). Polythene was the first full-length album by the British Rock/Pop band Feeder. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yesterday Went Too Soon is the second full-length album by the British Rock/Pop band Feeder. ... Swim was the second EP by the British Rock/Pop band Feeder. ... This was Feeders first release on The Echo Label. ...


Feeder's fame took off in early 2001 with the release of single "Buck Rogers", which reached number 5 in the UK singles chart, helping "Echo Park", the album from which it was taken, to the same position. The single soon made #1 on the South African airplay chart. This article is about the year 2001. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Echo Park was the third full-length album by the British Rock/Pop band Feeder. ...


Around this time Nicholas also had success with the re-recording of "You Don't See The Signs", a collaboration with Producer/Rapper duo Mark B and Blade who had released the original version as their first single. The new version, subtitled the "Grant Nicholas Remix", reached #23 in the UK Singles Chart. After the bands increased sucsess "Swim" was re-issued with bonus tracks. Blade was born in the Armenian quarter of Iran and came to London when he was 7. ...


However tragically, on 7 January 2002, Jon Lee committed suicide at his Miami home. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


The songs Grant had been writing and demoing up to that point were of a slower and more introspective style to much of their previous music, and the resulting album "Comfort In Sound" became a tribute to Lee. Because of Lee's tragic death from August 2002 Feeder's drummer became the former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson. Comfort in Sound is the fourth full-length album by the British Rock/Pop band Feeder. ...


Grant continued this style of writing on the 2005 follow-up, "Pushing the Senses", which reached #2 on the UK charts and produced 4 UK Top 30 singles, with the last one being "Tender" and being equally billed with "Shatter" on a AA sided single. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pushing the Senses is British band Feeders fifth studio album, released January 31, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...


Recording of "Pushing The Senses" started in Feb 2004, with the band doing most of the work at "The Crypt" in Crouch End London, a studio owned by David Gray. They also did some work at the RAK and Air Studios. The album was produced for the most part by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters). However, Ken Nelson (Coldplay) produced Frequency.


Grant has a long term partner, by the name of Kana. They had their first child, Hanna, in 2005. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the band's winter tour of 2005, a gig in Brighton was forced to be halted after only six songs when Grant suddenly lost his voice. He was later diagnosed with a severe throat infection with bleeds on his vocal chords. Statistics Population: 155,919[1] Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ315065 Administration District: Brighton & Hove Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: East Sussex Historic county: Sussex Services Police force: Sussex Police Fire and rescue: East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service [1] Ambulance: South... The vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are composed of twin infoldings of mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the human larynx. ...


The gig was soon to be rescheduled along with the rest of the tour, with the tickets for the other dates still valid and new ones issued to the existing ticketholders for the Brighton gig. The gigs took place over a whole week in late March 2006, and the rescheduled dates of the tour were seen as a massive success by the fans and band members alike.


In May 2006 a new single called "Lost and Found" was released, as well as a singles album with two other new tracks, which charted at #2 in the UK after entering at #3, and has already become a minor worldwide and major European success, mainly due to its strong UK debut sales. It also made #1 on the UK iTunes chart. iTunes is a digital media player application, introduced by Apple Computer on January 10, 2001 at MacWorld Expo in San Francisco,[1] for playing and organizing digital music and video files. ...


Feeder completed their current European tour in May 2006, and appeared at a few UK and European summer festivals, which also seen a return to the Reading/Leeds Festivals for the first time in four years, in which they played the main stage.


They performed a few shows in Japan in October and performed three charity gigs (in aid of War Child) in London on the 6th, 7th and 9th of November 2006.


Grant has spent the last few weeks of 2006 co-producing rock band EnjoyDestroy's debut album with Brian Sperber.


Trivia

  • Grant's short-lived nickname to the fans was Spangle, which he got after Jonathan Ross decided to play on with his name on a BBC Radio 2 performance/interview, and immediately said Spangle!, it stuck for a long time after the broadcast, but the appeal wore off in late 2003. Drummer Mark Richardson calls him "G".
  • He carries a book around with him he calls his "Lounge Lizard" and writes in it different events he sees in everyday life to use as song lyric ideas.
  • In the 80's, Grant was in a band called "Multi-storey", and called himself "Grantley".
Feeder
Grant Nicholas | Taka Hirose | Mark Richardson
Jon Lee
Discography
Albums and extended plays: Two Colours EP | Swim EP | Polythene | Yesterday Went Too Soon | Echo Park | Swim Rerelease | Comfort in Sound | Picture of Perfect Youth | Pushing the Senses | Feeder The Singles
Singles: Stereo World | Tangerine | Cement | Crash | High | Suffocate | Day in Day Out | Insomnia | Yesterday Went Too Soon | Paperfaces | Buck Rogers | Seven Days in the Sun | Turn | Piece by Piece | Just a Day | Come Back Around | Just the Way I'm Feeling | Forget About Tomorrow | Find the Colour | Comfort In Sound | Tumble And Fall | Feeling A Moment | Pushing the Senses | Shatter / Tender | Lost and Found | Save Us

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Grant Nicholas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (701 words)
In school, Grant played the trumpet, and was in his first band, Sweet Leaf (named after a song by Black Sabbath, who were Grant's favourite band in his school years, and the first he saw play live).
The songs Grant had been writing and demoing up to that point were of a slower and more introspective style to much of their previous music, and the resulting album Comfort In Sound was taken as a tribute to Lee.
Grant continued this style of writing on the 2005 follow-up, Pushing the Senses, which reached #2 on the UK charts and produced 4 UK Top 30 singles, with the last one being "Tender" and being equally billed with "Shatter" on a AA sided single.
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