Nik took his first piano lessons at age four and quit when he was 17, however he soon became "fired up" by the sounds of the synthesizer. In 1980, Nik formed an all electronic trio with John Connell (3) and Will Douglas, known as The Really Schmaltzy Cabaret Boys (!), playing electronic dance/ambient music. John went on to join The English National Orchestra, singing Wagner and Verdi, but Nik joined English folk artist Roy Harper whose band featured guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist Tony Franklin. In the late 1980's, when electronic dance music was really catching on, Nik was recruited into hard rock/heavy metal, with former Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes and his band Blue Murder (2), featuring Tony Franklin on bass and Carmine Appice on drums. Nik moved to Los Angeles. Blue Murder dissolved in 1995.
Nik was also involved in various collaborations with Barry Palmer (singer with Triumvirat and Mike Oldfield), with Inner City Unit as their engineer/co-producer and with Nik Turner on the EP "Blood and Bone." Nik also worked in various studios as a sound engineer, programmer, and also designing digital audio gear for Dawnhope and AMS. At one time he was a weatherman for the British Meteorological Office.