Former FLESH FOR LULU frontman Nick Marsh is to have a posthumous album released next month, and a new video has just been unveiled.
Nick would find international success with Flesh For Lulu, and later as the guitarist with THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE, before sadly passing away with cancer in 2015. Paul-Ronney Angel takes up the story...
On a rainy night just before the recent lockdown, friends and family of Nick got together at Nambucca Bar in north London, one of his favourite haunts. By the time the night was over they'd filmed this eye-popping, playful video for the track ‘Crazy Eyes’, taken from his forthcoming posthumous album ‘Waltzing Bones’.
A skeleton stands in for Nick in the video, playing his trademark 1962 Fender Jazzmaster, rocking onstage and backed by a colourful array of performers.
Among them are his ten year old daughter Rosa Marsh and Rosa’s mother Katharine Blake (Mediaeval Baebes, Miranda Sex Garden), who produced and finished the album for him last year.
The video also features Paul-Ronney Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine), Nick Reynolds (son of the great train robber Bruce Reynolds and harmonica player of Alabama 3), Ray Hanson and Jim Jones (Thee Hypnotics), David Ryder Prangley (Rachel Stamp), Tomi Rae Brown (James Brown's widow – the last book Nick was reading was a James Brown biography), David Arnoff (legendary rock photographer), Suri Sumatra (renowned burlesque performer), along with a cast of many other shady and talented characters of the London nightlife scene - all dear friends of Nick.
The video was as fun to make as it is to watch, and the evening turned out to be a fine little celebration of the life of an extraordinarily talented musician and much loved and missed man. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Set for release on 21 June, Waltzing Bones is available to pre-order here.
Pic by David Arnoff