Born in Edinburgh in April 1961, Nicky Campbell is famous for his radio and television presenting. In 2009 he realised his long-standing ambition when he penned songs for a swing album, "Moonlight's Back in Style (songs by Nicky Campbell)" by Mark Moraghan, released on Linn Records in September 2009.
Nicky Campbell gained a history degree from Aberdeen University, and then became a jingle writer for Northsound Radio. Campbell went on to present the breakfast show there before crossing the border to join London's Capital Radio in 1986. Just a year later Nicky Campbell moved to Radio 1 where he had a variety of slots before moving to BBC Radio Five Live in October 1997. Nicky Campbell now co-presents the Radio 5's Breakfast show with Shelagh Fogarty.
His TV credits are full of variety. He has presented Wheel of Fortune, Top of the Pops, Now You're Talking, Panorama and Watchdog. Nicky Campbell was taught by Beverley Knight in the BBC series Just the Two of Us and they reached the halfway stage in the series before being voted off. This is where he met Mark Moraghan and began to explore their love of swing.
In 2007, Nicky Campbell explored his adoptive family history in a special edition of Who Do You Think You Are? to launch the BBC's Family Wanted campaign, which revolved around foster care and adoption. Together with Julia Bradbury, Nicky Campbell presented Watchdog until 2009.
New video for swing single
10 June 2011
'We'll Never Have Manhattan'more >>Mark Moraghan on Children in Need
20 November 2009
tonight from 11pmmore >>Mark Moraghan sings live on BBC Radio 2
26 September 2009
Mark makes his Friday Night debutmore >>Mark and Nicky on Radio 2
21 September 2009
swings stars chat to Steve Wrightmore >>Mark Moraghan on BBC TV
14 September 2009
star gives impromptu performancemore >>Mark Moraghan on GMTV
02 September 2009
the swing star sings livemore >>
Harrogate Advertiser (Live)
"Before you know it, the crowd are not only clapping along but singing along."more >>allaboutjazz.com
"...it's an easygoing and likeable set of songs. Old swing fans should find plenty to enjoy."more >>iaindale.blogspot.com
there isn't a weak track on this CD...if you like Connick Jr or Sinatra, you'll love itmore >>thejazzman.com
Witty and sophisticated “New Swing” executed with a care and skill that can't fail to impressmore >>Daily Telegraph
Moraghan sings with the gusto of Sinatramore >>