Laughing in My Mind
Nigel Grimshaw-Jones, originally from New Zealand, is a singer songwriter who has released a unique recording of original songs. Gentle lyrical ballads, catchy rocking beats, and an emotive vocal reminiscent of Crowded House, take the listener on a trip through a landscape of eternal possibilities. Produced by the excellent Sam McNally (ex Stylus) and Song 1st Productions the CD harnesses the exceptional musical talents of Jamie Wilson on Guitar, Peter Cupples and Jo Elms on backing vocals, Lewis Pragasam on Drums and Sam himself on Keyboards to create a totally professional sound. Throughout 30 years in the music industry Sam has worked extensively with Tim and Neil Finn, Johnny Farnham, Air Supply, Marcia Hines, Dave Dobbyn, Sharon O'Neill, Girlfriend, Seals and Crofts and numerous jazz legends including Louis Shelton and Dave Koz. A longtime friend of Nigels', Sam was inspired by the unique sound of his compositions. This debut album Laughing in My Mind was conceived and produced in a remarkably short time, from the mind of an artist that was long overdue. Although he now resides in London, Nigel is originally from Auckland New Zealand, the home of Split Enz and Tim and Neil Finn (Crowded House), where he sang in various bands in his youth before leaving the idea of a career in music behind him. His Auckland music contemporaries namely John Quigley (Nairobi trio) and Ben Staples (Wooden Tops) have continued to make music to the present day both in New Zealand and overseas. Being the 'Syd Barrett' of the band, Nigel has taken a few years to make his musical contribution.