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Nick Flavell was born and raised in London. His parents were both fans of music and Nick as a toddler loved nothing more than sitting on the floor listening to his parents Beatles, Lou Reed and Who albums. As he grew older many noticed Nicks ever-improving creative talents, particularly when it came to music and drawing. At school Nick was hand picked to appear on a popular children’s TV program, in which the young Nick helped a small group of other students paint a large and impressive mural based on the Star Wars trilogy. .... Flavells interest in comic art and graphic design always stayed with him and he spent much time with his best friends drawing his favourite comic heroes. After gaining an A+ in Art, the young man decided to leave school and pursue his interest in music. Nick Flavell wrote and produced songs for the band Watercolours in the '90's (which is called by many the golden age of indie due to large number of independent, open-minded record labels that began to appear as a result of the free enterprise culture that flourished during that time). Within a short while the band grew from a four piece group to an impressive array of professionals, including a graphic designer, photographer, agent, sound engineer, manager and a healthy fan base. .... The band toured London extensively and were offered a recording/publishing deal within no time at all. The group were watched by various music journalists, who were more than impressed with the energy, originality and potential of the music. Nick continues to write and record his songs whenever he can and has built up a huge catalogue of song ideas. Nick Flavell studied Graphic design at London College of Printing where he gained a distinction in the first year. Flavell has been writing songs prolifically over the past three years and see's no reason not to continue! Near Death Experience On the night of November 29th 2006 Nick awoke with severe chest/stomach pains and he was promptly rushed to Hospital. .... After waiting around for hours in serious agony Flavell was told that the x-ray results had come in showing that he had a perforated stomach ulcer and had to be operated on straight away. After this traumatic near-death experience, Nick found that his song-writing abilities had improved dramatically and he seemed to have gained new creative powers.