Nicholas Paul Simpson was born and raised in Luton in the United Kingdom, and started learning piano from his father at age 3. He started composing from a young age, and was awarded a Junior Exhibitioner's scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, to study composition and piano. Further study included degrees at London and York universities, where he won numerous prizes and awards for composition, piano and conducting.
Since then Nick has undertaken classical and commercial commissions, having composed scores for films and TV shows, along with more traditional works. In 1997, Nick was asked to orchestrate what was to become the Christmas No. 1 chart hit, Perfect Day, written by Lou Reed and performed by a stellar range of artists including Tom Jones, Elton John, David Bowie, Tammy Wynette, Courtney Pine and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Nick's music has been heard on BBC and ITV terrestrial channels, and on many of the Sky channels (such as Movies, Sports, News, One and National Geographic), along with PBS in the USA. He recently completed a documentary which was broadcast on Channel 5, "Sherlock - The First CSI".
Further information on Nick is available from his web site.