Nick Langston’s new debut album ‘Captivated’, released May 2008, is a collection of carefully constructed songs written and arranged by Nick. His influences stretch from 1950s and 60s jazz through to contemporary rock and pop with a mix of latin and swing thrown in and his vocal style has been inspired by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, Andy Williams, Bryan Ferry and Harry Connick Jr.
His well-crafted music and arrangements have been performed by some top class musicians from Bristol (UK) and the surrounding area where there is a thriving music scene. Along with his vocals, Nick plays a number of instruments on the album which he also produced, mixed and mastered.
With soul and jazz-influenced music high in the charts with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Michael Buble and Mark Ronson, Nick’s new album captures a unique part of that scene.
Ø "Good stuff" Ben Castle, saxophonist and songwriter (Jamie Cullum and Beth Rowley)
Ø "Cool and classy" Tony Benjamin, Venue Magazine and Glastonbury Festival
Ø "Nick’s relaxed vocals bring to mind Sinatra, Scott Walker and Bryan Ferry" Thornbury Arts Festival
Ø "An album of well-crafted originals with warm and intimate vocals and featuring top class supporting musicians" Tony Clark, jazz DJBiographies
Ø Nick Langston vocalist, songwriter and guitarist based in Bristol, UK.
Ø Andy Kinsman - well-respected saxophonist who has played with the likes of Beth Rowley, Clare Teal, Terry Hall, Phil King and many more.
Ø John Lambert - classical and jazz pianist with the band Mood Indigo who most recently played at the Miri international jazz festival in Malaysia.
Ø Jim Pimpernell bass player with the band Mood Indigo who most recently played at the Miri international jazz festival in Malaysia.
Ø Mike Davis - jazz drummer with a number of projects.
Ø Sol Ahmed bass player with Brazilian beats band, Mankala.
Ø Phil Olds - bass player with a range of projects who regularly plays at venues such as Tantric Jazz.
Ø Mike Collins - well-respected jazz pianist who regularly plays with his trio at venues such as the Be-Bop Club in Bristol.
Ø Andy Christie - top pianist who regularly plays with his sister Jane Christie, includes Michael Parkinson as one of his fans.
Ø Walter Dirks trumpeter who regularly plays at East Bristol Jazz Club.