Since the release of Pretty Violet Stain’s debut E.P. Blush in 1997 Shane Nicholson has inhabited a rare space in the music industry: songwriter, recording artist, producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar pedal builder, whiskey-enthusiast, motorcycle-lover, and musical mentor.

Shane has received three ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won 11 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards - including 2021 APRA Song of the Year - and an APRA award. He has been nominated twice for an Americana Music Association Award.

His production credits include Alex Lloyd, Michael Waugh, Beccy Cole, Tori Forsyth & Camille Trail.

He has three cats.

"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." - Rolling Stone Magazine

"One of the country's finest songwriters" - Rhythms Magazine

“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson's musical sensibilities; I felt honoured to have a hand in the making of One Big Mess." - Rodney Crowell

“Shane Nicholson doesn't fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius.” - Beccy Cole

“He paints pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.” - Russell Morris

Shane will release the follow up to his highly acclaimed Love And Blood on Lost Highway / Universal Music Australia in 2021