Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Nick Cody And The Heartache. I discovered this Artist while shuffling songs on Spotify and liked his style.
As soon as I pressed the play button I immediately realized that I was in front of a highly experienced songwriter as the refined chord progression has the ability to entertain the listener from the first to the last second.
This music is sincere and manages to speak directly to the listener’s heart and soul.
Nick Cody And The Heartache’s attention to every slightest nuance is maniacal and this makes his music unique and fascinating.
The melody of the new single “She’s Tough Enough” is sweet and deep and rests on the music like a thin veil of snow on the grass.
The interpretation and musical performance are flawless and the passion that this artist puts into composing his songs is contagious and makes you believe the words of the lyrics.
A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.
She’s Tough Enough is Nick Cody And The Heartache’s Single Out Now!
Sweet and Refined!
Quote: “My earliest memory of playing music before even working as Nick Cody, was busking in Guildford city centre in the UK in 1975, playing a beat up acoustic Kay guitar. I played cover versions from my favorite artists from that period and the money was good, generally around three quid an hour. Vinyl albums cost less than two pounds fifty pence, so this was one way to build my album collection! The 1970s were for me a golden era of singer songwriter music and I was avidly listening to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “4 Way Street”, Tom Wait’s “Closing Time” and Bob Dylan’s sublime “Blood on the Tracks”.
Amazingly I still listen to these classic albums some forty years later and have realised that my love for music centres around a great set of lyrics and a great tune. In 2000 I was involved in creating mostly world and ambient style music, some of which was used on TV and radio, including an award-winning C4 movie short, “My Amersham.”
In 2008 I attended a workshop with Martin Simpson in Sheffield and began having guitar lessons with him on a regular basis. He opened my mind to the world of altered tunings and the possibilities of playing other instruments. A year later while in New York I bought my first ukulele from Matt Umanov guitars on Bleeker Street. It was purely an impulse buy. Matt had brought back one of the very first pre-production Collings concert ukuleles from the Namm Show. It wasn’t however until 2013 that I decided that I really must learn to play this instrument and began to look locally for a teacher. Since then I have accumulated an amazing collection of instruments from all over the planet and these have become central to creating a host of different songs”.