Date and Place of Birth : June 22nd 1949,
Trivia: Nick Garrie changed his name to
Nick Hamilton (his mother's maiden name) after a request from Francis Lai for his second
Inspirations and influences:
Beatles, Byrds, Dylan, Jacqes Brel and probably more French pop music than English.
- Queen Of Spades / Close Your
Eyes - unreleased single. - A tape recorded in Belgium, unreleased.
Nick Garrie - Close Your Eyes
1 - The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas
(DiscAZ 1969) - Recorded as Nick Garrie.
2 - Suitcase Man (Picas
1984) - Includes
Smile co-written with Francis Lai.
This recording went up tp the No.1 position on Spain (El
Hombre de la Maleta). 3 - The Playing Fields (1993)
Love in My Eyes co-written with Francis Lai and in 1994 Nick toured Japan and Korea with the Francis Lai orchestra.
4 - Twelve Old Songs (LBM)
- Re-recordings of his own songs, includes
Love in My Eyes.
5 - Plastic Tree (RG
Prince 2003) - Soundtrack composed by Francis Lai
with one song with lyrics and sung by Nick Hamilton.
6 - 49 Arlington Gardens (Elefant Records 2009) - Includes Lovers composed by Francis Lai
with lyrics and sung by Nick Hamilton from Plastic Tree movie.
- Nick runs a ski club in the Swiss Alps, teaching skiing during the day and playing and singing at night.
- He has also run a balloon company and is now working as a French teacher in a comprehensive school.
Information taken from the official site and his interview from
NICK GARRIE - 9/17 Suitcase Man [Festival Alta Fidelidad 30-12-2009]
:. Lyrics by Nick Hamilton
Ballerina Eyes performed
Love In My Eyes performed
by Nick Hamilton, included in the album Suitcase
NoŽl, Un Enfant performed by
Saskia & Serge, lyrics by Pierre-Andrť
Dousset and Nick Hamilton
Smile performed by Nick Hamilton,
included in the album The Playing
Walk Across the World performed
by Brenda Wooton
Lovers from Plastic
Tree soundtrack, performed by Nick Hamilton
Hamilton and Francis Lai recorded Lovers
over the phone. Nick is in Lisbon and Lai in Paris!