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Nick Duffy

Nick Duffy (born Nicholas John Duffy on 24 June 1956 in Birmingham, England) is a musician, artist, illustrator, and filmmaker.

Nick is the elder brother of singer/songwriter Stephen Duffy. They are both co-founders of the folk-pop group The Lilac Time. Nick is a multi-instrumentalist, and has been a frequent contributor to Stephen’s solo recordings. He also plays in other musical projects and has released solo recordings.

Artistic career
In addition to making music, Nick has long worked as an illustrator and has pursued a variety of artistic endeavors. Before Stephen released his first album The Ups And Downs in 1985, the brothers formed their own design office called “DUFFY and DUFFY”. For the album’s preview release, they had an exhibition of about 80 paintings, drawings, photographs, and video. Duffy studied art at Fazeley Street Department of Foundation Studies and Experimental Art and then Portsmouth Polytechnic Department of Fine Art, Lion Terrace.

The Lilac Time
Main article: The Lilac Time
In 1986, Nick and Stephen formed The Lilac Time along with his friend, Michael Weston. Since their formation, the Lilac Time have gone through various line-up changes with the Duffy brothers as mainstays. In the band, Nick plays banjo, violin and accordion among other instruments. He also contributes songwriting and has done production work on their recordings. The band’s sporadic activity and recording output have intertwined with Stephen’s solo and songwriting career.

Nick is featured in The Lilac Time documentary film “Memory & Desire” by Douglas Arrowsmith which was slated to be released in 2009.

Other musical projects
In 1989, Nick formed Bait after The Lilac Time’s idea for a double album was rejected by their label Fontana. The Lilac Time ended up making Paradise Circus and the remaining material was released under “Bait.” In the 1990s, Nick had made a solo recording, Original Super Mango, under the name “Eagle Ombina.” He later formed Zsa Zsa Zsa, who released a self-titled EP. Nick’s new album Sapphire Stylus was released in December 2009 on Bogus Frontage.

Personal life
He lives with his family in Cornwall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Duffy
http://nickduffy.co.uk/?page_id=1146
https://nickduffy.bandcamp.com

Angeline Morrison

Originally from Quinton, now relocated to Cornwall, Angeline Morris is a solo artist and the voice of Ambassadors of Sorrow and is currently recording with Nick Duffy.

Solo albums:
Are You Ready Cat? Freestyle Records 2013

The Rowan Amber Mill, Angeline Morrison – Silent Night Songs For A Cold Winter’s Evening Miller Sounds / Owl Textures 2014

Singles & EPs
NPB* Featuring Angeline Morrison – Plastic Love ‎Catchy Go-Go Records 2001

The Feeling Sublime

Ambassadors of Sorrow
There is No Ending 2011

Easterly 2009

Lilac Time

Known for his role as one of the original members of Duran Duran, Stephen Duffy is a consummate songwriter.
He went on to form The Lilac Time, was probably best know for his ‘Kiss Me’ song under the guise of Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy and eventually wound up writing for Robbie Williams.
This track shows his willingness to take different directions with his music and is taken from the album Lilac Time and remains my favourite Lilac Time song although it remains a mystery as to why it’s called Trumpets From..
This is a perfect summer record. Enjoy and search out his other material.

If anyone would like to write an entry page for The Lilac Time it would be great!

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