Born in rural Victoria in 1957, Nick Cave has become one of the most prominent musical figures of our time for his imposing presence, baritone voice and lyrical profundity.
Nick Cave formed and fronted seminal post-punk band The Birthday Party in Melbourne. They relocated to London in 1980 and developed a significantly darker musical and lyrical aesthetic. After the band split in '83 Cave formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, with Warren Ellis joining in 1997. They found major commercial success with albums like Tender Prey (1988) and Murder Ballads (1996).
Cave also led garage-rock side project Grinderman who have released two acclaimed albums. With 22 studio albums to his name Nick Cave is now a modern statesman of rock and a revered lyrical genius.
Nick Cave's career shows no signs of slowing down. In the aforementioned Ellis, he has found a musical collaborator who provided consistent challenges and artistic stimulation.
Together, they've branched into film scoring, with award winner soundtracks for films such as The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James, The Road,Lawless among many others, notably collaborating on several projects with the Australian film director, John Hillcoat.
His most recent effort, Ghosteen, was written and recorded after the death of his son. In his songwriting, Cave has never shied away from intense personal examination. In the process, his emotions - coloured by turmoil or not - have always been excavated and committed to his work.