Nicholas Edward Cave OM (b. 22/09/57, Warracknabeal, Victoria) fronted post-punk band The Birthday Party in the late 70s, then moved to a new life overseas and a new band, The Bad Seeds. Writes, composes, sings, acts, probably doesn’t leap about quite so much on stage anymore. A part of my musical upbringing (2doublejay and then triplejay being responsible for a large chunk of my listening choices), but, like Björk, someone I’d mostly rather draw than listen to.
The above drawing was commissioned by a fan in Great Britain earlier this year.
This one of Nick is from my archive, drawn in 2020.
And this is Blixa Bargeld, front man of German band Einstürzende Neubauten (“Collapsing New Structures”, another non-listening choice), also a member of The Bad Seeds, drawn way back in 2015.
Music making is a very serious business…