the    journey

I was brought up in Flint. Never heard of it? Probably because it's a tiny town in North Wales with a total population of under 13,000. Music was never a path I was encouraged to follow. It never seemed possible. Yet, despite all the doubt I'm here. Doing it. Living my life following my dream. 

This blog is where I'll share my journey with you, in real time. I  hope you join me on this journey and that it'll inspire you too, no matter where you come from, to also follow your dream.


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November 30, 2018



I released ‘Just A Street Lad’ at the beginning of the year and got to work with my good friend Dave Jones from DPAD-FTW on the music video. Up until that point, as Diives, I had kind of been under a cloak of anonymity, but we wanted to start to...

September 21, 2018

It’s very difficult picking your top ten albums and the list could change slightly from day to day, but I think it comes down to the albums that you don’t have to skip a track on. 

Over the years I think these albums have provided the most inspiration for me, although y...

July 2, 2018

For a while, I wrote and released songs under my real name: Nik Lloyd. For a long time, it was all I ever wanted to do and I could never imagine it any other way, but I started finding myself tailoring everything I did to this certain “Nik Lloyd” style: lyrics, sound,...

May 8, 2018

I have been writing music now since I was nine years old. When I think back, any piece of music that I wrote stemmed from whichever way I found it easiest to sing and play an instrument at the same time. That is the hardest part about it when you’re first starting out.


April 11, 2018

When I was 14 years old, my Dad took me to his local, The Borough Club in Flint, North Wales, to watch the ‘Nidd and Friends Jam Night’. It was made up of Nigel ‘Nidd’ Lovatt and his house band playing all night, while other acts would get up to join them on stage or e...

February 28, 2018

I grew up in a very musical household: My Mum was a singer, singing in pubs and clubs, my Dad would always be playing music like The Eagles, Smokie and The Bee Gees, one of my sisters would always be blasting whatever was in the charts at the time and my eldest sister...

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