Where an old man of Aran goes around and around,
And his mind is a beacon in the veil of the night,
For a strange kind of fashion there's a wrong and a right,
But he'll never, never fight over you."
Nicholas David "Nik" Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is a British pop star mainly associated with The '80s, though he's still in the business today. He's also a gifted songwriter who's written for Chesney Hawkes and Let Loose and has worked on film soundtracks as well. He's released eight albums over his career:
- Human Racing (1984)
- The Riddle (1984)
- Radio Musicola (1986)
- The Works (1989)
- 15 Minutes (1999)
- To Be Frank (2001)
- You've Got to Laugh (2006)
- EI8HT (2012)
Tropes associated with Nik Kershaw:
- Cool Old Guy: Pushing sixty, but still has it.
- Cut Song: "Wide Boy" was on Human Racing's master tape, but cut for time reasons and included on "The Riddle" instead. This is very obvious in its production sound.
- Literary Allusion Title: "Don Quixote".
- Protest Song: numerous examples, some straightforward and some less so. An incomplete list is on the trope page.
- Remake Cameo: Played keyboards on Ozymi lyudy, cover version (minus lyrics) of The Riddle by Ukrainian band Skryabin.
- Shout-Out: The video for "Wouldn't It Be Good" contains plot points and visual motifs from The Man Who Fell to Earth.
- Word Salad Lyrics: "The Riddle".