Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw (born March 1, 1958) is an English musician, vocalist, and songwriter who released the albums Human Racing and The Riddle on MCA in 1984, followed by two further albums on the label between 1986 and 1989. Prior to his solo career, he recorded the album Till I Hear From You with the band Fusion in 1980.

He was born Nicholas David Kershaw on March 1, 1958, in Bristol and raised in Ipswich, Suffolk. His father played flute and his mother sang opera. He taught himself guitar while enrolled in secondary school. During his late teens, he worked in an unemployment office.

After playing in a series of local groups, he joined the Reg Webb Band, which released the jazz-funk album I Ain’t Signing Nothin’ on Ariola (Benelux) and Strand (Germany) in 1979. The following year, it was repackaged as Till I Hear From You on Telephone Records (UK) with the band renamed Fusion. When they split in 1982, Kershaw launched his solo career.


  • Human Racing (1984)
  • The Riddle (1984)
  • Radio Musicola (1986)
  • The Works (1989)


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