Nik Preston

About Nik

In addition to an international performance career which has seen Nik perform and record with and for the likes of: Anastacia, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Imelda May, Fraser T Smith, Guthrie Govan, Billy Cobham, Baz Luhrmann, and includes numerous TV and radio appearances, Nik is a global business leader representing clients featured on albums on the Billboard charts, holding a board position at Trinity College London, a trustee position at the British Army and providing education management consultancy services to the Royal Corps of Army Music (Europe’s largest employer of musicians).

In addition to his role as Group Director at Trinity College London, Nik is chair of a company which represents talent who list clients such as Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Stormzy, Rihanna, Sabrina Carpenter, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Rudimental, J-Lo, Jessie J, Yola, Camila Cabello, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Imelda May, The British Army, Adidas, Rimmel, Nissan, Michelob, Max Factor, Target, Adidas and Twinings. The roster is featured on Grammy and Oscar-winning, and gold and platinum albums, such as Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bible Of Love’, Yola’s ‘Stand For Myself’, Rudimental’s ‘Ground Control’, JP Cooper’s ‘Raised Under Grey Skies’, the Top Gun: Maverick lead single ‘Hold My hand’ and also Netflix’s Bridgerton soundtrack.

He launched the world’s first ever electronic music production degree; the first ever music production graded syllabus, has designed and authored over 100 globally published books; designed multiple degree and FE programmes and co-authored modern music legend Chris Johnson’s book in 2019, published by Hal Leonard and promoted by US TV star Seth Myers on his Late Night show.

Nik has personally taught renowned musicians and artists including members of Rudimental, Lawson, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne’s band, The Yardbirds, Jack Savoretti’s band, Becky Hill’s band, The Pet Shop Boys, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Beck’s band and Shania Twain’s band.

He has been a columnist for Bass Player Magazine since 2015 and has given lectures and talks at London College of Music, UWL, Creative and Cultural Skills, The Royal Military School of Music, The AMEB, Music and Drama Expo, ACM and the UK Guitar Show.

He won a Perrier Jazz Young Musician award in 2001 (ensemble), was formerly Director of Education and Principal at ACM, was Director of Academic Affairs and Publishing at RSL, studied at The Royal Academy of Music and is a committee member at the Music Publishers Association (MPA).


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