The Nightwires are:
Russell Meek – Vocals
Simon Clements – Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Vocals, keyboards
Russell and Simon began playing together over a decade ago, when they formed the UK based rock band, 3 Ring Circus.
3 Ring Circus played gigs all over the country and released 3 albums (the first with national distribution via Nova Bomb/Lockjaw) They also undertook acoustic tours of the USA in 2007 and again in 2008 when one of their sets at a West Coast Songwriters event, was voted best performance of the night by Grammy Award Winning producer Michael Silversher. This success lead the duo to make some decisions…
So in 2011, Russell and Simon decided they wanted to pursue the acoustic direction fully and so, The Nightwires were formed.
The duo have continued to tour all over the country and their eponymous debut album, was released in 2013.
Produced by the band in their Derby based studio, “The Nightwires” continued to show their ear for the melancholic, heartfelt melodies and highlights the continued development of their songwriting craft.
Fast forward to 2015, and the duo have just released their second album “Life of Sound” The album harks back to their rockier roots, whilst still retaining their melodic sensibilities. Again self produced by the duo, they have been playing to packed gigs in support of the album.
“Overall, this album is definitely worth checking out if you’re into soft rock and acoustic songs. The vocals are mesmerizing, and these guys are so talented it’s unbelievable. I can definitely see them going places, especially with this album. Props to The Nightwires for making such a killer album. I’m usually really picky with music like this, but these are songs that will be stuck in my head for a while. 8/10”