Andy Nicholson is an english musician, DJ, phonograph record producer, and photographer, effective known as the original bass guitarist of the Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys, which he left in 2006. In 2008, he founded Mongrel with Jon McClure of Reverend and The Makers. [ 1 ] In 2009, he became the bassist for ex- Milburn frontman Joe Carnall ‘s band The Book Club, [ 2 ] [ 3 ] but left late that year to join Reverend and The Makers. [ 4 ] He is presently producing and performing in hip hop group Clubs & Spades with Maticmouth from Reverend Soundsystem.
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biography [edit ]
early days [edit ]
An attendant of Stocksbridge High School, Nicholson was the only extremity of the Arctic Monkeys to not live in the High Green zone, residing in nearby Hillsborough. [ 5 ] Nicholson played bass guitar, and was seen as “ the band wit, faithfully swift with a self-deprecating gag ”. [ 5 ] He played on Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and the EPs Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys and Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? .
departure from Arctic Monkeys [edit ]
The set announced in May 2006 that Nicholson would miss the band ‘s approaching North America tour as he was suffering from “ fatigue following an intensifier period of touring ”, and would be temporarily replaced by Nick O’Malley of The Dodgems while Nicholson recovered. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] however, on 20 June 2006, it was announced that he was no longer function of the band, [ 8 ] with Alex Turner by and by stating “ we sorta found ourselves in a situation where we wanted to move forward ”. [ 9 ] The band asked Nicholson to leave. Helders subsequently remarked : “ It ’ s not for everyone, the travel, I suppose … He didn ’ t get specific. We didn ’ thymine want to drag all of that out of him … We took [ Nick ] out to America and we just could n’t see going back to the way things were for whatever reason. ” [ 10 ] It was not until 2019 did Nicholson himself open up on his passing. In an interview with podcast The Michael Anthony Show, Nicholson told the host that leaving the band that he co-founded was “ person destroy ”. The bassist added that newsworthiness of his at hand deviation came as a huge shock absorber and was far from common. Nicholson went on to detail the merging which ended his time in the band and besides painted a intense picture of life sentence in the years that followed which included struggles with mental health deoxyadenosine monophosphate well a newfangled search for identity. Despite this, Nicholson did state that he has since been on good terms with his former bandmates, with them much meeting up whenever they return to Sheffield. [ 11 ]
Post-Arctic Monkeys [edit ]
initially, Nicholson began making a name for himself in Sheffield as a DJ, chiefly as a nonmigratory at Threads, [ 12 ] but besides performing at Reverend Soundsystem ( under the name AndyGun ). [ 13 ] He besides remixed a Reverend and The Makers birdcall “ You Get therefore alone Sometimes it Just Makes Sense ”. In November 2007 he made his DJ debut in London at a golf club event called Threads volt Filthy Few. [ 14 ] In 2008, Nicholson formed Mongrel, which consisted of himself, Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers, Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell and Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys, arsenic well as London rapper Lowkey from the Poisonous Poets. They released their first album, Better Than Heavy on 7 March 2009.
He was besides in the band Lords of Flatbush, [ 15 ] with Sheffield-based singer Steve Edwards and Louis Carnall once of Milburn, but left to concentrate on Mongrel. The situation was handed over to his brother Rob Nicholson of Sheffield band Dead World Leaders. [ 16 ] In August 2009, Nicholson joined ex- Milburn frontman Joe Carnall ‘s band The Book Club, but left late that year when, on 23 December Jon McClure announced via his Twitter score and official web site that Nicholson would be made an official extremity of Reverend and the Makers. He remained in the group until their 2010 foramen but when they reformed in January 2012 Nicholson was replaced by his ally and early bandmate in The Book Club, Joe Carnall. Nicholson is presently producing and performing in rap group Clubs & Spades with Maticmouth from Reverend Soundsystem. They made their alive début at The Plug on Saturday 20 July 2013 as function of Tramlines Festival [ 17 ] and their début album Stand Up was released on Monday 22 July 2013. [ 18 ] He is besides part of production couple Sticky Blood with Jamie Shield .
political views [edit ]
In November 2019, along with 34 other musicians, Nicholson signed a letter endorsing the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2019 UK general election with a call to end austerity. [ 19 ] [ 20 ]