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Nick Mulvey

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Nick Mulvey born 4 November 1984 is an English musician, singer and songwriter who studied music in Havana, Cuba He played the Hang as a founder member of 2008 Mercury Prize nominated band Portico Quartet, until 2011 when he left to pursue his career as a singer-songwriter releasing the EPs The Trellis 2012 and Fever to the Form 2013 and his studio album First Mind in 2014 which received a Mercury Music Prize nomination His second album, Wake Up Now, was released on the 8th September 2017


  • 1 Beginnings
  • 2 Portico Quartet
  • 3 Solo career
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Studio albums
    • 42 Extended plays
    • 43 Singles
  • 5 References


Mulvey grew up in Cambridge and attended Chesterton Community College and Long Road Sixth Form College At the age of 19 he moved to Havana, Cuba to study music and art On returning to the UK, Nick enrolled at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies to study Ethnomusicology

Portico Quartet

Main article: Portico Quartet

While studying ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Mulvey met the other members of Portico Quartet The band consisted of Cambridge school friend Duncan Bellamy drums, Jack Wyllie soprano and tenor saxophone, and Milo Fitzpatrick double bass Their debut album Knee-deep in the North Sea, was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize alongside Radiohead, Elbow, and Adele The album's title was mentioned in the closing words to Alt-J's song Dissolve Me Portico Quartet released their second album Isla on 9 October 2009 through Real World Records

Solo career

Mulvey left Portico Quartet in 2011 to focus on a solo career as a singer-songwriter Some critics noted his change in style, Mulvey states that his style of music stays consistent "I'm always drawn to the same principles in music Beneath each genre, at a certain level, they hold the same principles"

As a solo artist, Mulvey released his first EP The Trellis in November 2012, and his second, Fever to the Form in July 2013 On his autumn 2013 tour with Laura Marling, he performed in symphony halls across the UK, naming Marling as a great influence to his solo music

In 2014, Nick Mulvey played Wonderfruit in Thailand

On the 16th May 2017, Mulvey announced a new track, Unconditional, and on the 20th May 2017 announced the album Wake Up Now, to be released on the 8th September 2017 Two further singles were released: Myela about the European migrant crisis and Mountain to Move


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
First Mind
  • Released: 12 May 2014
  • Label: Fiction
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
10 127 196 58 10
Wake Up Now
  • Released: 8 September 2017
  • Label: Fiction, Universal
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
25 149 46 56

Extended plays

Title Details
The Trellis
  • Released: November 2012
  • Label: Communion Records
  • Format: Digital download
Fever to the Form
  • Released: 17 June 2013
  • Re-released: 10 January 2014
  • Label: Communion Records, Universal Music Group
  • Format: Digital download
Wake Up Now Unplugged EP
  • Released: 13 October 2017
  • Label: Fiction Records
  • Format: Digital download


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2013 "Nitrous" First Mind
2014 "Cucurucu" 26 30
"Meet me there"
"I don't want to go home"
2017 "Unconditional" Wake Up Now
"Mountain to Move"
2018 "In Your Hands" -- --


  1. ^ "News from Portico Quartet" Londonjazznewscom Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  2. ^ a b "Nick Mulvey Announces New Album 'Wake Up Now'" Clash Magazine Retrieved 2017-07-31 
  3. ^ "Week ending April 25th" Chestertonccnet 25 April 2014 Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  4. ^ Swash, Rosie 22 July 2008 "Mercury Music Prize 2008 nominations announced" Theguardiancom Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave 8 May 2014 "Nick Mulvey: First Mind review – Portico Quartet wok-beater turns troubadour" Theguardiancom Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  6. ^ "Wonderfruit Festival launches in Thailand with Seth Troxler" Resident Advisor Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  7. ^ "Nick Mulvey discography" Ultratopbe/nl/ Hung Medien Retrieved 25 May 2014 
  8. ^ "Nick Mulvey discography" Leschartscom Hung Medien Retrieved 25 May 2014 
  9. ^ "Nick Mulvey discography" Dutchchartsnl Hung Medien Retrieved 25 May 2014 
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100: 15 September 2017 – 21 September 2017" Official Charts Company Retrieved 16 September 2017 
  11. ^ "First Mind by Nick Mulvey on Apple Music" Itunesapplecom 12 May 2014 Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – Fever to the Form – EP by Nick Mulvey" Itunesapplecom Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  13. ^ "Fever To the Form - EP by Nick Mulvey on Apple Music" Itunesapplecom 1 January 2014 Retrieved 11 October 2017 
  14. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
    • For "Cucurucu": "Chart Archive > March 15, 2014" Official Charts Company 15 March 2014 
  15. ^ "Nitrous - Single by Nick Mulvey on Apple Music" Itunesapplecom 1 January 2013 Retrieved 11 October 2017 

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