London-based song-writer Nick Atkinson made his first impression in the charts as the gravel-voiced front man of rock group Rooster. Their self-titled debut album was predominantly written by lead-singer Nick Atkinson, and reached number three in the album charts, with the first two singles reaching number seven and number five on the UK Singles Chart respectively.
With an evident gift for penning hits, Atkinson began to focus more stringently on honing his ability as a writer. He quickly became involved in a number of high profile projects, including co-writing Boyzone’s 2008 single ‘Love You Anyway’ with Ronan Keating.
In keeping with his aptitude for bridging genres, Atkinson co-wrote UK urban star Skepta’s first single of 2012, ‘Hold On’, which was a top-ten hit in the UK R&B chart.
Making the diverse transition from grime to folk, Nick Atkinson became instrumental in the development of teen-sensation Gabrielle Aplin. The young folk-pop singer has been tipped for big things in the future after her EP ‘Home’, co-written with Atkinson, was widely acclaimed with the title track receiving Radio One airplay, despite the involvement of no major label. Nick continues to work with Gabrielle Aplin, with much of his work being done from ‘The Barn’ – his studio in Hitchin where he is co-producing Aplin’s upcoming debut album with the legendary Mike Spencer.
Since becoming involved in the Gabrielle Aplin project, Nick has become one of the most sought-after writer-producers for several of the hottest up and coming acts in the country, including I Am Tich and Orla Gartland.