Nick King

Message board name:
Nick King

Full name:
Nick King

Born:
29 April 1971 in Welwyn Garden City, UK

Nationality:
British

Living in:
Welwyn Garden City, UK

Favourite 808 album:
Ex:el

Favourite 808 track:
Timebomb

How did you get into 808:
I wasn't really aware of their existence until Pacific was issued on ZTT (although I'd heard some tracks on John Peel's show). However I was aware of A Guy Called Gerald beforehand due to his Peel Sessions and subsequent 'Hot Lemonade' & 'Automanikk' albums. Since early 808 was (obviously) very similar to Gerald's stuff at the time, it immediately appealed, and thus went to see them live at the G-Mex in 1991 together with some friends whilst still at university. Since then, I've been following them with avid interest, together with A Guy Called Gerald, of whom I run an unofficial web site on.

Nick in Aberdeen

Greatest moments:

  • Live, obviously, the G-Mex gig in 1991 with Bjork (was a big fan of the Sugarcubes) and N-Joi (loved - still do! - 'Anthem') as support.
  • Meeting Gerald at a couple of gigs in both London & Germany, and being asked to help with the upcoming official site.

Most prized 808 items:
Hit Squad MCr 12" and the US Pacific promo CD single.

Most wanted 808 item:
The Extended Pleasures of Dance CD Single - probably doesn't exist!

Also listen to:

  • A Guy called Gerald
  • New Order
  • Orbital
  • The Orb
  • KLF
  • Bomb The Bass
  • REM
  • Queen

808 Live gigs attended:

  1. 16 Mar 1991 G-Mex, Manchester
  2. 11 Nov 2001 Circus Club, Dundee, Scotland
  3. 02 Jun 2002 Coloursfest, Glasgow, Scotland
  4. 03 Aug 2002 Castlefield, Manchester
  5. 02 Jul 2005 Traffic Festival, Turin, Italy
  6. 28 Jan 2006 MCr vs Cancer, Manchester
  7. 13 Aug 2006 Bloom Festival, Salisbury
  8. 23 Mar 2008 The Hacienda Warehouse Party, Manchester
  9. 25 May 2008 Gatecrasher Summer Sound System, Brackley, Northants
  10. 14 Nov 2008 Bestival Reunion, Dublin, Ireland
  11. 25 Apr 2009 Camden Crawl, Koko, London
  12. 19 Jun 2010 Masstival, Brixton Mass, London
  13. 25 Sep 2010 Massey's 50th, Salford
  14. 14 May 2011 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
  15. 27 Jan 2012 Village Underground, London
  16. 26 May 2012 Insanity, Bowlers, Manchester
  17. 25 May 2013 Vegfest, Bristol
  18. 21 Jun 2013 Coronet, London
  19. 21 Sep 2013 Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands

808-related gigs attended:

  1. 10 Nov 2001 808 State DJ's, Lava Club, Aberdeen, Scotland
  2. 29 May 2003 Biting Tongues, ICA, London
  3. 16 Sep 2004 Homelife, ICA, London
  4. 18 Dec 2004 808 State DJ's, Concorde 2, Brighton
  5. 05 Nov 2005 Toolshed, Cornerhouse, Manchester
  6. 27 Jan 2006 Graham Massey DJ, British Art Show, Urbis, Manchester
  7. 05 May 2006 Massonix, The Poke, Jacks, London
  8. 17 May 2006 Toolshed, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
  9. 22 Jul 2006 Dr. X, Biting Tongues, Museum Of Science & Industry, Manchester
  10. 04 Nov 2006 Toolshed Lite, Gong Unconvention, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  11. 24 Nov 2006 Massonix, The Warehouse Project, Manchester
  12. 08 Dec 2006 Toolshed Trio, Club Integral, Canterbury Arms, London
  13. 23 Feb 2007 Biting Tongues, Islington Mill Studios, Salford
  14. 06 Jul 2007 Sisters Of Transisters, The Roadhouse, Manchester
  15. 06 Oct 2007 Rebuild (Graham/Gerald), Wang, London
  16. 01 Dec 2007 Sisters Of Transistors, The George Tavern, London
  17. 03 May 2008 808 State DJ's, Junction, Cambridge
  18. 28 Jun 2008 Massonix, Glastonbury Festival
  19. 29 Jun 2008 Toolshed, Hackney Empire, London
  20. 08 Aug 2008 808 State DJ's, Nitefreq, Jacks, London
  21. 19-22 Oct 2008 Mondo Mancunia, Shunt Lounge, London
  22. 18 Jul 2009 Biting Tongues Moonlanding Party, Islington Mill, Salford (inc. Paddy Steer, Ken Hollings, and Mayming)
  23. 28 Nov 2009 Sisters Of Transistors Album Launch Party (w/Paddy Steer), Deaf Institute, Manchester
  24. 12 Dec 2009 Biting Tongues, Factory Night Once Again, Plan K, Brussels
  25. 25 Sep 2010 Sisters Of Transistors / Toolshed, Massey's 50th, Salford
  26. 07 Nov 2010 The Manhatten Research Project, De-Constructing Dad, The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
  27. 13 April 2011 MC Tunes Documentary, Green Room, Manchester
  28. 29 May 2011 Sisters Of Transistors, St Clements Church, Chorlton
  29. 27 Oct 2012 Rebuild, Fire, London
  30. 30 May 2013 Massonix, Interpretations of FC Judd, Islington Mill, Salford
  31. 08 Sep 2013 Rebuild (Gerald / Graham), Retro Acid, Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
  32. 14 Sep 2013 Rebuild (Gerald / Graham) / Ceephax Acid Crew, Bangface, Electrowerkz, London
  33. 22 Nov 2013 Big Unit, The Forum, London

    Last updated: 05-Jan-2014


Graham, Nick and Pete at Turin 2005


Graham, Nick at Gatecrasher Festival 2008


Graham, Daz, Nick and Paddy backstage at Vegfest, Bristol, 2013