Nic France
drums, percussion
Drummer Nic France has been at the top of his game since arriving in London In 1980 when he began working as a session
musician. Within the first three years he played with a "Who's Who" of British contemporary jazz and several international artists
including: Ian Carr's Nucleus, Allan Holdsworth, Jim Mullen, Martin Taylor, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Hank Crawford, David
‘Fathead’ Newman, John Taylor, Gordon Beck, Loose Tubes, L. Shankar and Mose Allison. He also appeared on a TV drum
clinic with Billy Cobham.

His impeccable sense of groove and dynamics quickly made him a sought-after sessionist in the Rock and Pop music world as
well, with such artists as: Bill Withers [2 tours in UK. & Europe], Tanita Tikaram [3 World tours and 3 albums] and Working Week
[3 European tours, 1 in Japan and 3 albums]. He recorded with Pete Townsend, Thomas Dolby and played with Annie Lennox
and Nigel Kennedy.

He has played at many major venues worldwide including The Royal Albert Hall and Montreux, Nice, Detroit, Singapore and
Bombay Jazz Festivals, plus Glastonbury and Knebworth Rock Festivals. He appeared with guitarist Antonio Forcione at the Bath
Guitar Festival 2001 and again in January 2002 at Ronnie Scott's Club. He has also played with leading British Jazz vocalists, Ian
Shaw and Barb Jungr at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London.

He has played on various Film and T.V. soundtracks including Absolute Beginners and several comic strip films.

One of his current projects is with South African Township band Mbawula with whom he performed at the Nelson Mandela South
African Freedom Day at Trafalgar Square in April 2006.

He has also been working with David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) in his most recent project and is featured on the DVD ‘David Gilmour

He is also part of the regular ensembles of artists such as Andy Sheppard (Quartet),  Julian Lloyd Webber (Bossa Nova Band),
Terry Callier (including a trip to Japan and the summer European Jazz festivals). He played at the Umea Jazz Festival in Sweden
in October 2005 with Anders Jormin, Andy Sheppard and Rita Marcotulli.

Nic France has been an endorser of Paiste Cymbals since the early 80's, Pearl Drums since 1989 and Protection Racket cases
since 2001.

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