Accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist, Nick Turner was a founding member of Sons Of Trout in the late 1990s, and later one half of Mikanic, with fellow Trout violinist Mike Rennie.
Nick’s music effortlessly spans genres, with influences ranging from rock, reggae and African to hip-hop, ghoema and jazz. Lyrically powerful, relevant, humorous and energetic, his music has a wide appeal, with shows that feature virtuosic musicianship, funky grooves and catchy tunes.
After spending several years in New York, Nick returned home in 2009 to become involved in a number of music projects. He has appeared at various festivals and collaborated with the likes of Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground), Karen Zoid and Louis Mhlanga, as well as playing solo, in a duo with bassist extraordinaire Schalk Joubert, and in a trio with the addition of another SA music legend Ash Read on drums.
Nick’s love of music extends to his involvement in a development project at Solms Delta wine estate called Music Van De Caab, which focuses on preserving the heritage of the music of the Cape (vastrap, ghoema) through facilitation, song writing workshops and teaching.