Nicholas Drain Lowe (born 24 March 1949), known as Nick Lowe, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. A noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop and new wave, Lowe has recorded a string of well-reviewed solo albums. Along with vocals, Lowe plays guitar, bass guitar, piano and harmonica. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass", as well as his production work with Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, and others. Lowe also wrote "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", a hit for Costello. Lowe was previously in Brinsley Schwarz, before going solo.
Links to Peel
As a fan of Brinsley Schwarz, Peel was understandably interested in the solo careers of the group's members following that group's demise, and Nick Lowe was the most successful of them, building a lasting reputation in the music business with his solo work and collaborations with other artists.. He didn't record a session for Peel in his own right, but did four with Brinsley Schwarz between 1971 and 1975 and one in 1977 as a member of Dave Edmunds Rockpile.
- 01 September 1976: Heart Of The City (7" - So It Goes / Heart Of The City) Stiff
- 17 February 1978: I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (7") Radar
- 15 August 1978: 'Born A Woman (EP-Bowi)' (Stiff)
- 18 September 1978: 'Heart Of The City (Compilation LP-Heroes & Cowards)' (Stiff)