From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as Australia’s leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry.
He has won 3 ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and his hugely successful collaborations with Kasey Chambers, ‘Rattlin’ Bones’ and ‘Wreck and Ruin’. Shane also has 10 Golden Guitar Awards to his name, including 2018 Male Artist of the Year, plus an APRA award.
Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field in Australia and the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.
“Nicholson’s is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith’s singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered”
– Rolling Stone Magazine
“One of the country’s finest songwriters.”
– Rhythms Magazine
“Shane Nicholson doesn’t fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius.”
– Beccy Cole, renowned Australian singer/songwriter
“[Hell Breaks Loose is] my current favourite album…he paints me pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.”
– Russell Morris, renowned Australian singer/songwriter
“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson’s musical sensibilities. I felt honored to have a hand in the making of ‘One Big Mess’.”
– Rodney Crowell, renowned American singer/songwriter