A Rhythm Guitarist/Sonic Architect since 1969. My playing is shaped by an endless search for that all important tone. I’m the proud owner of some of the finest Fender guitars and amplifiers; a Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard; 1959 and 1960 50th Anniversary Les Paul Standards; a pair of Gibson Pete Townshend Signature SG’s; a Marshall JVM410H a Class5 and more.
View my gear at www.nigelbaird.com
Country Music and Classic Rock is what moves me, musically.
A lifelong fan of Bob Dylan and The Band. I consider the members of The Band as kinfolk.
Husband and Father are the most important roles in my life. I’m at my happiest when I’m with my wife and my son, Jayson. I feel safe when I’m with them. I know that they love and care about me, unconditionally.
I have a lovely daughter, Emma, and her husband is the best son-in-law that one could ever wish for. They care for each other and for their children in such a way that one witnesses ‘love in action’.
I have a very dear friend, Jo, who saw it in her heart to forgive me even though it took me 30 years to tell her “I’m sorry…”
I try to make others happy by putting aside selfish things. This is clearly a ‘work in progress’.
My wife and I take care of my mum (full-time, as of 2013).
I believe all people have the right to be treated with dignity, tolerance and equality, regardless of their race, colour, nationality, religion, gender or any orientation in which they choose to live their life. My hand of friendship is outstretched to all; I gladly embrace and respect all cultures and faiths.
I make no claim on perfection; I have little patience for those who needlessly hurt others, either physically or emotionally. Think karma, or Eric Clapton performing ‘Further On Up The Road’.
Throughout my lifetime, I’ve had a mountain of injustice heaped upon me. Well, listen up you buggers, these days I’ve got a lot smarter at digging my way out of your s**t. In the end, I shall be victorious.
My mum (she had her 89th birthday in September, 2013) says I’ve got ‘true grit’. Thanks mum.
I really like Avatar Meher Baba a lot. He gives me a sense of peace and self-worth.
Well, that’s a bit about me.