Joined the band Half Pint Hogg in 1974, playing nothing but cover versions of Deep Purple songs.
Released his first solo single "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" in 1983, but it failed to reach the top 40.
His second single "Wouldn't It Be Good" reached number 4 in the UK charts.
Had many hit singles throughout the 1980s including the top ten hits "The Riddle", "Wide Boy", "Don Quixote" and a re-release of "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
Wrote songs for other artists including Boyzone and Let Loose and wrote "The One And Only" which was a number one hit for Chesney Hawkes.
Made his comeback in 1999 with the album "15 minutes" and a successful European tour.
In 2001, published the book "Spilling The Beans On Making It In Music".
Released the album "To Be Frank" in early 2001.
In August 2001, decided to stop promoting "To Be Frank" and concentrated on writing and producing for other artists.
In 2002, released the CD "15 Minutes".
Despite turning down many offers of playing 80s gigs and festivals saying he doesn't want to be seen as "just one of the many 80s cabaret acts about at the moment", Nik joined the "Here And Now" tour of 2004 to perform along with acts such as Midge Ure, Belinda Carlisle, Limahl and Kim Wilde.
In 2005, Nik released the CD and DVD "Then And Now", featuring tracks from throughout his career along with several new tracks, and performed some acoustic gigs to help promote this.
DO YOU REMEMBER...
The bizarre lyrics in "The Riddle" - "Near a tree by a river, there's a hole in the ground, where an old man of Arran goes around and around..."