Nick Feint, who is based in Golden Bay, has been playing guitar and writing songs for over 25 years. He is the father of two (about to be three) and a successful jeweller.
Nick has always loved playing music and has just released his second album, Next Exit from Babylon.
He brings heartfelt storytelling to his songwriting style and draws audiences into his performances with his authentic Kiwi style.
Three of the tracks on the album were inspired by Nick's experiences with the fragility of life, and loss and grief.
'Another Good Man' is inspired by Nick's relationship with his good friend and mentor Peter Hopkins who died of cancer on Daffodil Day in 2008. The track was recorded and produced by Levity Beet Music and features Charlotte Yates on backing vocals.
'The Longest Day' and 'Song for Theo' explore the emotional terrain Nick and his ex-wife Sybille had to navigate when their first son was born at 25 weeks. It was touch and go for the first week, with Theo almost dying three times.
Theo is now a strapping young 18-year-old man who is following in his father's footsteps as a musician.
Nick nominated his song, 'Grace', as one he would like played at his funeral or wake. You can listen to it in our 'Farewell songs' playlist