David Nicholas

After working at Rhinoceros Recordings in Sydney Australia in the 1980s, David moved to the UK and worked as a freelance producer/engineer until returning to Australia in 2000.

During his time at Rhinoceros, David worked on many of the significant Australian albums of that decade. Including, INXS’ Kick, X and Saboo Shoobah, Midnight Oil’s Blue Sky Mining, Richard Clapton’s Glory Road, GANGgajan’s Sounds of Then and Australian Crawl’s, Semantics. Winning ARIA Engineer Of The Year on two occasions, and built an international reputation and network of professional contacts that continue to this day.

Based in London in the 90s, David worked throughout Europe and the USA with artists as diverse as Elton John, Pulp, Ash, Soul Asylum, Brian Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart, Marcella Detroit, Heroes Del Silencio and Johnny and David Hallyday. Achieving a US#1 with “All For Love” as a Producer and numerous international #1s as a mix and recording engineer for UK based producers Chris Thomas, Chris Kimsey, Phil Manzenera and French producer Pierre Jaconelli.

Since returning to Australia in 2000, David has produced and mixed numerous albums including the debut #1 George album “Polyserena” the debut #1 Zed album “Silencer” and tracks on the debut #1 Delta Goodrem album “Innocent Eyes”

Winning ARIA “Producer of the Year” in 2005 with the Drag album “The Way Out”,

In 2004, David started Jellyfish Music with Melbourne producer and writing partner Michael Stangel and publishing entrepreneur Ashley Hunter, while continuing to produce and mix albums in Australia and New Zealand and working again with UK producer Chris Thomas in 2006 on the Sex Pistols’ Brixton Academy DVD and their track “Problems” for Guitar Hero.

David left Jellyfish in 2007 to return to full time production and writing before starting his own independent label, Rhinoceros Music/Publishing in 2009.

The rebirth of Rhinoceros as an independent label and publishing company was realized with the release of its first record in October 2009 and in November 2009 when Rhinoceros Publishing was accepted as a full member of APRA/AMCOS.

In 2010-12 David’s freelance work included producing and mixing albums for artists Jon Stevens, Mark Lizotte, Radio National, When The World, Gavilan, Sam Pollard, Andy Szikla, Garage Hymnal, Skank de Ville and Richard Clapton along with some jazz recording for Simon Barker, Phil Slater, Vince Jones and Matt McMahon.

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