Nicky Wire

From their brash punk rock roots on through their remarkable body of work which traverses glam, dance, folk, pop, arena, and alternative rock – Nicholas Jones, aka Nicky Wire (he is indeed a lanky lad) has anchored the iconic Welsh ensemble Manic Street Preachers since their formation in Blackwood in 1986.

A lyricist, composer, solo recording artist, and producer with a decidedly eccentric taste in clothing, Wire adroitly plies his craft with several instruments - Fender Jazz, Precision, Rickenbacker, Gibson Thunderbird, Italia Maranello, among others, and myriad of effects – all in the service of the Manics’ magnificent canon.