11 Songs, 36 Minutes


About Nick Knowles

Although best known for his work as a BBC television presenter, Nick Knowles also moonlights as a singer/songwriter and guitarist; he had been learning to play the instrument since 1976 at 14 years of age. Soon after leaving secondary school Knowles began working as a professional builder, eventually establishing his own company. In the early '90s he ventured into the world of television, beginning as a runner before presenting his own show, Ridge Riders, on ITV. In 1999 Knowles joined the team of DIY SOS, the BBC show for which he was principally associated. Over the years Knowles had been performing at open-mike nights, often with no announcement that he was involved; it wasn't until 2017, however, that he would bring his musical talent into the spotlight. At the start of the year he signed a contract with Universal, which released his debut album, Every Kind of People. The record was a collection of covers, including tracks from some of Knowles' favorite acts, such as Robert Palmer's "Every Kind of People," John Mayer's "Your Body Is a Wonderland," and the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun." ~ Liam Martin

Middlesex, England
21 September 1962