Nick Cooke

Nick was born and bred in Somerset, and his family of musicians and dancers nurtured his natural love for music. Having learned to play for traditional dance, Nick immersed himself in the traditional music of England and France, particularly focusing on playing for dancing. From the age of 13, Nick was performing at local ceilidhs, leading to regular performances at festivals and events all over England, as well as at several international events in Europe, USA, Vietnam and Canada. Nick studied Music Production at Leeds College of Music and now works as Mastering Engineer for Sony/ATV's leading production music library, Extreme Music, working on a variety of music specially produced for Film and Broadcast, alongside his work as a musician. Nick developed his song accompaniment working with James Raynard, whilst he was at university, and subsequently from performing with Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Eliza Carthy, Gavin Davenport and Mawkin:Causley. Nick currently plays with Kate Rusby, Mawkin and new Sam Carter and Jim Moray joint venture, False Lights.
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