born recording artist Nick Gilder was born December 21, 1951. He
moved from England to Canada at a very young age, eventually settling
with his family in Vancouver. Like most, Nick began playing in bands
in high school - his first being Rasputin, which later became
Canada's first glam rock band, Sweeney
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Todd's first release, on London Records, had the #1 hit "Roxy
Roller" penned by Nick and Jim, with Nick on vocals. Their
production deal was then sold to a new label, Chrysalis Records
(Blondie, Billy Idol, The Babies) of Los Angeles, where both Nick and
Jim wrote and recorded, including recording with Beatles producer,
in Vancouver, after various incarnations Sweeney Todd found Bryan
Adams, who did vocals for awhile.
and Jim's collaboration on the 1977 solo album "You Know Who
You Are", scored a top ten hit for Pat Benatar - "Rated X".
later returned to the studio with producers Mike Chapman (Blondie,
Sweet, The Knack) and Peter Coleman (Pat Benatar, OMD, Suzi Quatro)
and recorded the legendary 1978 "City Nights" album. The #1
hit "Hot Child in the City" and top 20 hit "Here Comes
The Night" were spawned, placing a new Chrysalis firmly on the map.
this time, Nick and his band had travelled and shared billings all
over Europe, North America and the Orient with Peter Gabriel, The
Cars, Foreigner, Journey etc starting with, fellow Chrysalis
recording artists, The Babys.
also performed live on various Television specials - from Top of the
Pops in England to all the music late night shows in the U.S. and Canada.
continued his work with Casablanca and RCA, where his songs came to
the attention of other artists and film producers. His songs have
been recorded by Pat Benatar, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler, Patty Smyth,
Brett Walker, Martin Briley, and many others - appearing on over 20
the motion picture front, his talents have been heard on "Sex
and the City" with an episode titled, "Hot Child in the
City," "Barb Wire" with Pamela Anderson, "Went To
Coney Island on a Mission from God...Be Back by Five," "My
Science Project," "Youngblood" with Rob Lowe, "The
Wraith," with Charlie Sheen, "Hot Child in the
City" the movie, and "Scenes From the Goldmine," which
included a cameo appearance, to name a few.
with great tunes and singing better then ever, Nick returned from
L.A. to his hometown of Vancouver in 1994. Releasing the critically
acclaimed CD "Stairways" in 1997, Nick demonstrates he is a
master songwriter, singing with a renewed raw energy and
emotion. It proved once again that he was still at the top of
has had an illustrious career, winning Juno and Socan awards in
Canada. BMI airplay and People's Choice awards in the U.S. In
total Nick has had 10 top 20 hits in North America, songs written and
recorded for himself and others - where of these 10, "Roxy
Roller", "Hot Child in the City", and "The
Warrior" for Patty Smyth, soared to # 1 in Canada.
continues to remain active in the music business, writing and
recording songs, as well as doing shows across Canada and the United States.