Nik Carter – Sax
Nik plays all saxophones, flutes and clarinets, and is in high-demand on both the live and session scenes in London. He has been an endorsee of Yamaha Saxophones, Lawton Mouthpieces & D’Addario Woodwinds since 2007.
Nik is a founding member of Blackjack Horns who are recording regularly at studios around London including, RAK, Abbey Road, Metropolis & Angel studios as well as their own studio offering an online recording facility. Nik with Blackjack Horns are recognised for their contribution to the no.1 hit single for XFactor finalist Olly Murs ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ which sold over 200,000 copies & is still his highest charting single to date.
At 21 years old Nik left Trinity College Of Music to tour with Lily Allen. Nik accompanied Lily on two world tours playing at some of the most prestigious venues including, The Royal Albert Hall & Wembley Stadium Music festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, V Festival & Big Day Out and TV shows around the world including Saturday Night Live, Jools Holland, The Late Show with Jay Leno, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Today Show, Top Of The Pops & Ellen Degeneres.
Other artists & producers Nik has worked with include, Alexandra Burke, Labrinth, James Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Beverly Knight, Scouting For Girls, Mark Ronson, Gloria Gaynor, Walter Afanasieff, Jamie Lawson, Boy George, Duffy, The Maccabees, Future Cut, Pixie Lott, Lemar, Katie Melua, Alesha Dixon, The Lighthouse Family, Jocelyn Brown & Samuel L Jackson .
(For a full credit list check out the Blackjack Horns website http://www.blackjackhorns.co.uk/credits)
Nik’s West End and touring musical theatre credits include: Dance Til’ Dawn featuring Vincent & Flavia from Strictly Come Dancing, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (which included the live cinema performance filmed in the West End featuring Steven Fry, Anthony Head, Emma Bunton, Mel Giedroy, Ade Edmondson & the shows creator Richard O’brien). Nik also Co-produced Acoustic Covers Vol 2 by west end star Ben Forster and recently played principal tenor sax for Magic Of The Musicals at the Royal Albert Hall which was broadcast live on Magic FM.