Nick Patrick's productions have sold 10's of millions in all genres including pop, classical, and world music. George Shilling met up with Nick at his Shine Studios in the countryside in Southern England to find out more about his secrets.
In recent years Nick has primarily focussed on establishing crossover Classical Music as a successful genre. He has produced forthcoming albums for Blake for UCJ and Teatro for Epic Records. Nick's most recent production is the forthcoming Russell Watson album People Get Ready.
Nick has worked with virtually every established crossover classical artist in recent years and his productions for Katherine Jenkins and Russell Watson both twice won album of the year at the Classical Brits, in the 9 year history of the Classical Brits Nick's productions have won the best album 7 times. Nick Patrick has also been nominated for a Grammy award in 2008 for his production of West Side Story.
Nick has also produced Hayley Westenra and the internationally successful Amici' for Sony/BMG. In conjunction with Giles Stanley, Nick has also developed and signed several artists to major labels.
Past highlights include Gypsy Kings - Este Mundo (2.75 million copies sold) and Mory Kante - Akwaba Beach (3 million copies sold).
Producer Engineer Mixer
Jamie Shaw - album in production - Decca 2001
Russell Watson - The Voice - Decca 2000 (UK double Platinum album)
Luz - Un Mar de Confianza - EMI Spain, Epic France 1999 (4 x Platinum)
Princess Erika - Tant Qu’il Y Aura - Epic France 1998 / USA 1999
Ambersunshower - album tracks - V2 USA 1998
Youssou N’Dour - “Do You Mind If I Play” (1998 World Cup Song) - Sony 1997
Jennifer Rush - “Credo” - EMI Germany 1997
Laura Pallas - “Room For Change”- Castle 1997
Wendy Stark - “Stark” - EMI UK 1996
Maggie Reilly - “Elena” (3 Number 1 singles Germany) - EMI Germany 1996
Clement Masdongar- “Siya” - Mango France 1995
Salif Keita - tracks - Mango France 1995
Sarah Jane Morris - tracks - Virgin Italy 1994
Michel Polnareff - album - Sony France 1994
Gypsy Kings - “Este Mundo” - Sony 1992 (2.75 million copies sold)
Gypsy Kings - The Best of the Gypsy Kings - (2 million copies sold) 1995
Mory Kante - “Aqwaba Beach”, Inc. single Yeke Yeke - Barclay France, (3 million copies sold)
Bliss - single “How Does It Feel” - EMI 1991
Zeke Manyika - singles “The Love You Feel” & “Turn It Over” - EMI 1991
Hugh Masakela - album 1989
Alain Souchon “Ultra Moderne Solitude” Virgin France (500,000+ copies sold), 1989
Miriam Makeba - duet Sipho Mabuse on album “Chant of the Marching” -Virgin 1989
Power - singles “17” & “Try A Little Tenderness” - Arista 1987
Time UK - single “You Won’t Stop” - Arista 1986
Under Two Flags - single - “Mask” - Beggars Banquet 1986
Roy Orbison - live album - Island Records 1985
Heaven 17/BEF - “Music of Quality & Distinction” - Virgin 1982
Engineered / Mixed
Billy Swan Live - mixed - Carlton -1996
“Hunting of the Snark” - Album tracks including Julian Lennon,
Art Garfunkel, Roger Daltrey, Deniece Williams - CBS 1986
BEF - Album tracks including Tina Turner, Billy MacKenzie
& Sandie Shaw - Virgin Records 1982
Marvin Gaye - “In Our Lifetime” - Motown 1981
The Commodores - single “Sail On” - Motown 1981
Gerry Rafferty - “Night Owl” - United Artists 1980
Other Artists worked with include:
Isaac Hayes, Chris Rea, Stephan Grappelli,
Dave Gilmour, Serge Gainsbourg & Catherine Deneuve
Nick is renowned for his production work with Latin,
World Music and French artists and speaks French.