The new group starts to take shape at Deeves Hall as auditions for a singer bring a steady stream of wannabes are taxied (by Nick!) to and from the hall. Ashley Holt is one of those auditioned, but his choice of Wilson Pickett songs doesn’t impress them. Then one Rod Evans appears, bringing his version of the Beatles song, ‘Help’, and the right man for the job is found, although not before he has to endure Ritchie’s practical jokes! At the same time, Bobby Woodman’s opinions start to differ from the rest of the band, and Rod’s drummer from this previous band, The Maze, comes on board in the shape of Ian Paice. Now all they need is a name for the band!
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Nick has sent some scans from recent gigs: Wiesen 6.7.2013 (Rich Simper) ‘Lovely days’ Wiesen 6.7.2013 Reigen Club Vienna 2014 Johnny Kidd Tribute with the Rapiers, London 2015
The new group starts to take shape at Deeves Hall as auditions for a singer bring a steady stream of wannabes are taxied (by Nick!) to and from the hall. Ashley Holt is one of those auditioned, but
Once again it is necessary to mention a few people who are no longer with us, and to pay tribute to their memory. Frankie Reid Just before the beginning of 2016, the wonderful Frankie Reid
Peter has announced two new Nasty Habits gigs for 2017: 10th March 2017 – “EBOARDMUSEUM” Klagenfurt, Austria 11th March 2017 –
October 8th 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Johnny Kidd. Without doubt he was one of England’s greatest rock singers, and the most charismatic performer I ever saw. Johnny was a
Peter Brkusic has sent us some photos from the recent Hasty Habits gig in Kielce, Poland, featuring their new singer, Attila Scholtz from the Hungarian band “Cry Free “.
Nick and Jon Lord hand in their notice to the Flowerpot Men, and get together with Ritchie Blackmore and Bobby Woodman in an old farmhouse in Hertfordshire. A management deal is secured, and they
Nick will be playing three gigs with Nasty Habits, featuring their new singer Attila Scholtz in September: 3rd September – The Reigen, Vienna 4th September – Kielce
Peter Brkusic from Nasty Habits has supplied us with a brief history of their new singer: Attila Scholtz was born in Budapest, Hungary on 7 June 1973. He took two college degrees in teaching English
During August 2014, my lovely niece, Sophia Palombo, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Just 45 years old, she was the youngest of my late sister’s four daughters, a great girl who
Want to know what Nick thinks about Deep Purple being inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame? Click here.
Jon Lord receives a mysterious telegram, and offers Nick the chance to give up touring the flower-power circuit with the Flowerpot Men .. Read the full story here.
The brand new studio album “De La Frog Conspiracy” by NICK SIMPER & NASTY HABITS is out now. This is Nick Simper´s first studio album in 18 years! 11 new original songs, contemporary
Nick recalls his 1969 departure from Deep Purple to Team Rock, July 2014
Nick joins up with Jon Lord, Ged Peck and Carlo Little to form “Sundial” who manage to get a few of their own songs into the set as the Flowerpot Men tour Germany. Broken fan belts,
Photos from the Vienna date – click here. Click here for the Nasty Habits web site, which lists all their gigs and YouTube videos, plus a potted history of how they got together with Nick
Photos of Nick and Nasty Habits in the recording studio, September 2012. Click on either of the pictures to see the full set.
(9 June 1941 – 16 July 2012) During the last few years, the music business has lost some of its most seminal players, people who inspired me and many others. We said goodbye to my three
Nick interviewed by Mohsen Fayyazi for the Metal Shock (Finland) web site, June 2012
Chapter 15 of Nick’ Story recalls how he was almost wooed (in a business sense) by Lady Henrietta Guinness, how he braved fire and water as a member of Screaming Lord Sutch and
Pictures of Nick and Nasty Habits at their gigs in Germany and Austria during 2011, courtesy of Peter Brkusic. Click on the picture to see the whole set. Peter has also given us a translation
Click on the image above to order from the Angel Air Web Site NICK SIMPER & NASTY HABITS Live at Szene, VIENNA Click on the image to order from the Angel Air Web Site On 8th
I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone involved with my recent trip to Brazil, especially Rodrigo Scelza, who organised everything, together with his partners, Fernando
Nick Simper & Nasty Habits Scheduled release date: 16th August 2010 The first release will be a special limited edition (1,000 copies only) enhanced CD with bonus video
To coincide with the release of The Deep Purple MKI Songbook a single featuring a storming version of The Doors’ Roadhouse Blues is also being released. It also
Together with the Nasty Habits, I had a very enjoyable gig in Budapest recently. I would like to thank the guys in the band Cry Free, who made sure that we received the best hospitality possible.
Nick Simper – Still Rockin’ T-Shirts now available! Specially produced official T-shirts designed to commemorate both 40 years of Deep Purple, and 50 years since Nick
Here’s a photo of Nick and Bernie Marsden, with “Sam the drummer” after their recent gig at Spielberg in Austria. More photos and write-ups to follow soon.
Nick has recently finished an album with former pirate John Kerrison called Skulduggery by Blagards & Cowboys, with Adrian Connery, Peter Parks and Barry Parfitt. Click on the cover below to
Courtesy of Gerhard Koritnik: “I obtained the record from Mr. David Naughton, who lives in Seattle, WA. His sister, Mary, who sadly passed away at the end of the 90´s, obtained the autographs
Many thanks to all those who wished me a happy birthday at our recent gig at Mill Hill, and special thanks to to Reinhard and Sabrina who came all the way from Vienna to give me a delicious chocolate
Last week, together with the Nasty Habits, I performed a concert at Plock in Poland. This was our first visit and we were all absolutely knocked out by the warmth of our reception and the great
Live At The Deep Purple Convention Available to order from Amazon UK Release: 6th July 2009 The convention commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the formation of Deep Purple included a unique
Message from Nick Many thanks to Nasty Habits, Christian Schoen and all our friends in Vienna, who made the Good Old Boys’ third visit to the Reigen so enjoyable last week, and
Many thanks to all the Deep Purple fans who attended my recent gigs with the Nasty Habits in Austria. It was tremendous fun to revive the Mark I act, and the enthusiasm of the audience proved that
At the end of last year, I had to cancel several shows in Austria and Germany with the Nasty Habits, where we were to perform the Deep Purple Mk I songbook. The reason for this was the sudden
More YouTube video from Peter Brkusic: “The Deep Purple Mark 1 Songbook”, performed by Nick and “Nasty Habits”. Here is the official promo DVD for the show, including an
Nick met up with Bernie Marsden recently at Bernie’s record store. Photo courtesy of Peter Brkusic.
White Horses of Lyme Bay Nick and Pete were in the studio recently, helping out their old mate John Kerrison with a three-track sampler of country-tinged rock ‘n’ roll. You can
Part 10 of Nick’s Story Nick recalls the Summer of 1966, which as everyone knows ended in tragedy. Read his story here. Deep Purple – History, Hits & Highlights 1968-76 Due for