Nick Gilder

Nick Gilder Biography

Born December 21, 1951, Nick Gilder first came to prominence as frontman for Canada's first Glam Rock band, Sweeney Todd. They had a number one hit, “Roxy Roller,” which held on to the top spot in the Canadian music charts for 3 weeks in 1975. It went on to win a Juno Award for Best Selling Single the following year.

Feeling they had international scope, Gilder and fellow band member, guitarist and songwriting partner, James McCulloch left the band and signed a US record deal.

It wasn't until his second album, which spawned the smash hit "Hot Child in the City" did Gilder finally duplicate his success in the US. That song went number one both in Canada and the US. It also earned him 2 more Juno Awards - Best Selling Single and Most Promising Male Vocalist in Canada as well as a People's Choice Award in the US.

His third Canadian number one hit came in 1984 as a songwriting collaboration with songwriter Holly Knight in the song "The Warrior" which was recorded by Scandal, and it earned him a BMI Airplay Award.

Gilder has enjoyed a successful solo career. Both as a recording artist and songwriter for artists such as Patty Smyth, Bette Midler, Joe Cocker and Pat Benatar. His songs have been used in several movies such as “Youngblood” with Rob Lowe and “The Wraith” with Charlie Sheen, and in TV series like “Sex and the City” and “That '70s Show.”

Returning to Canada in the mid 90’s, Gilder quickly became a favorite in the Classic Rock music festivals across Canada, where he continues to record and tour.

1975: Sweeney Todd (w/Sweeney Todd), London Records
1977: You Know Who You Are, Chrysalis Records
1978: City Nights, Chrysalis Records
1979: Frequency, Chrysalis Records
1980: Rock America, Casablanca records
1981: Body Talk Muzik, Casablanca Records
1985: Nick Gilder, RCA Records
1997: Stairways, Spinner Music Group/Gilder Records
1999: Longtime Coming, Page/Oasis Music/Orchard
2001: The Best Of Nick Gilder, EMI-Capital Music/Razor & Tie Entertainment

Nick Gilder Bio from Discogs

Born December 21, 1951 in London, England

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