Covid has definitely been a bit of a struggle at times - I found the ban on 'going to the pub or restaurant' during lockdowns to be incredibly frustrating - I guess I'm a very sociable person so I love meeting friends and 'chewing the fat' so to speak, going out for dinner with Gina etc. - this is really my 'treatment' if I'm feeling a bit crappy.
I also find going for a walk on the seafront really helps - taking the dog out kind of forces me to do that!
To be quite honest I don't get down that much - Gina's always ribbing me about the fact that I always seem to say 'never mind' if something doesn't work out.
It has been a hard couple of years for everyone and hopefully we're getting through it to some degree. We haven't been able to tour for quite a while so, after all this time at home, it's going to be interesting to see how we all cope with it - but again, there's the social side of it I'm looking forward to.
Born and raised in Hove, UK, Nigel is the longtime drummer for New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Saxon. Nigel has played with New Wave Icon Toyah, Asia, GTR, Steve Howe of Yes and many others. Nigel has been touring, recording and writing for over 40 years.
Now in their fourth decade of making music, continuing the tradition that they helped create, Saxon are still a tour de force in heavy metal music.
Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM), they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. They had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the United States. During the 1980s, Saxon established themselves among Europe's most successful metal acts. The band tour regularly and have sold more than 13 million albums worldwide.