Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers)

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From their brash punk rock roots on through their remarkable body of work which traverses glam, dance, folk, pop, arena, and alternative rock – Nicholas Jones, aka Nicky Wire (a name inspired by his lanky frame) has anchored the iconic Welsh ensemble Manic Street Preachers since their formation in Blackwood in 1986.

Dig Nicky on “If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next”

An “outspoken” lyricist, composer, solo recording artist, and producer with a decidedly eccentric taste in clothing, Wire plies his craft with several instruments – Fender Jazz, Precision, Rickenbacker, Gibson Thunderbird, Italia Maranello, among others, and myriad of effects.

Dig Nicky on “Stay Beautiful”

Dig Nicky on the title track from his lone solo slab “I Killed the Zeitgeist”