This really hurt me. He only performed here twice, but I considered him a mate, and any death at the age of 37 is unbearably tragic. I’ve cried tonight, as have several other members of the Adelphi crew. Nick was always far too talented be be in any way successful commercially, but his legacy is a body of work that transcends pretty much anything from the past 50 years. A beautiful voice, masterful guitar picking, and productional expertise that transcend pretty much anything from the DIY age, combined with the words of our time. In an Adelphi playlist context Nick has probably had more exposure than any other modern artiste! We have lost a genius!
R. I. P. Nick, and sincere Adelphi condolences to family, friends and your many admirers around the world. Please continue to shine brightly wherever you are, and however you are feeling.
It’s with huge sadness that we learned today that Nick Talbot, the man behind Gravenhurst, one of the Quietus’ favourite recording artists, a contributor to the site and a long-standing friend has passed away.
In a statement, his label Warp Records said: “We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.”
Michelle Hilborne, his manager, said: “I am utterly devastated to confirm that Nick Talbot, also known under the performing name Gravenhurst, has passed away aged 37. The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world. Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.”