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 […]


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. […]


The Nice were formed in 1967 and were Keith Emerson’s first band as a creative leader. Along with guitarist Davy O’List, bassist Lee Jackson and drummer Brian “Blinky” Davison they released a series of superb albums before splitting in 1970 when Emerson left to form ELP. Despite the huge success of ELP, a number of […]