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Nick France began playing bass guitar just after leaving school in 1980 and went on to sing and play in a series of local bands throughout the 80's. The first shot at major stardom was with the ill fated Birmingham based "Dreddin' The Weddin' " working with top Midlands drummer Pete Isherwood and breathing the same air as The Who and The Style Council for a short time.
For most of the 1990's he was bassist / vocalist with the acclaimed Birmingham based folk/rock outfit "Dewberry Firkin". Over the past 30 years Nick has appeared in bands that have regularly supported circuit favourites including "The Steve Gibbons Band", "John Otway", "The Trevor Burton Band", "Kerfuffle", "Quill", "Soul Survivors" and even played a Monster Raving Looney Rally with "Screaming Lord Sutch". Towards the end of the 90's and into the noughties Nick was also lead vocalist and bassist with Staffordshire based pop/rock band "The Special Stuff".
Since the turn of the century Nick has worked with with Leicester based folk / rock giants "The Fox Hat", West Midlands based "The Rub" rock & roll / rhythm & blues band, Coventry based folk-rock band "Bellatryx", and Birmingham rock bands "Jewels" and "Thirsty Work". 2008 was a great year including two premier Fox Hat gigs with a Burns Night for the Officers of RAF Brize Norton and entertaining the Duke and Duchess of Westminister at their annual event on their Cheshire estate.
2013 sees a fresh challenge having now joined Disco/Soul Sensation "Lynzee J & The Average Bloke Band" www.lynzeej.com playing 70's Disco / Soul / Mowtown / Funk classics.
Current gear includes a Warwick Corvette $$ electric bass, headless Washburn Status (1000 series) electric bass, Orange Terror Bass Amp, Hartke 1000 Speakers, Yamaha APX - 4A 6 string acoustic and Yamaha AES6250HB 6 string semi-acoustic.
Theatre credits include musicals Guys & Dolls (Lieutenant Brannigan), Copacabana (Maitre D & Pirate King), 42nd Street (Mac) with the Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company and plays Way Upstream (Alistair) and Alphabetical Order (Wally) with Codsall Dramatic Society plus voice overs for the Lunar Men project at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.