RIP Bazz

Barrington “Bazz” Ward has left us. He was Keith’s roadie from the earliest days of the Nice (and many other bands) and helped the Nice fans online with crystal clear recall of equipment and gigs. A sad loss. Here’s an article from the Melody Maker 1970. A name like Barrington Marsh-Ward conjures up pictures of […]

Geoff Collins – über fan!

A while back, I had an exchange of emails with an original fan of the Nice (and ELP) who had some amazing archives. In the end, we decide it was easiest for him to scan them and send me files. After too long a gap, I’ve finally got round to assembling these into a PDF […]

Another gig

Thanks to Tonny Steenhagan for this 1968 date which we didn’t have

ne pics

A couple of nice photos found by Mark Macdonald

Flyer from Preston 1970

21/03/70 Supported by the Vertigo band Gracious – only four more gigs before they split ;(

Ticket from Caird Hall, Dundee 1969

Bryan Parker‎ said on FB:”The Nice were the first band that I saw in concert at the Caird Hall in Dundee, Scotland in 1969. By that time the band was a trio. My enduring memories as a 15 year old are Keith throwing his Hammond organ around, sticking daggers in it and near the end […]

Switched-On Symphony!

Keyboard supremo & Emo fanatic Tom Szakaly has discovered a recording of part of The ‘Switched On Symphony‘ TV event on March 14th 1970 with Zubin Mehta and the NICE.The group performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and broadcast on television. The show featured a number of artists jamming together, […]


Alan Whiting writes: I saw The Nice twice.Once in Nottingham in December 1968 at  the Newton Building (part of the Polytechnic), then the following year at Leicester De Montfort Hall. The former concert was absolutely BRILLIANT. Was close to the stage and was in awe as Keith E used his organ as a “knife cushion. […]