Nick Bold & The Raging Sea




tickets are now on sale for a very special event in 2019
"Both Sides Now" - March 9th 2019 at Bury Met

A concert in two halves featuring acoustic and electric interpretations
of songs from Nick Bold’s illustrious past.

From his days in AOR Atlantic signed legends Virginia Wolf
(whose first album was produced by Queen’s Roger Taylor)
through his acoustic singer/songwriter years, to the present day
with his guitar driven groove rock power trio The Raging Sea,
which features Mike Collinge on bass and Carl Mallison on drums.

This promises to be an unforgetful evening of both contrast and dynamics.

details and tickets here

New CD "II" has been greatly received - pick one up at the band's final gig of 2018:
the band are hosting the Whittles Jam on
Sunday December 2nd from 6pm.
So, bring your guitars, sticks etc and join us onstage!!

27 King Street,


copies of the new CD "2" will be available from Bandcamp
from November 23rd and from the band at gigs.
the album is also available as a digital download from itunes and spotify etc .

nice review of the album:

November dates:
november 23rd - spinning top, stockport
november 24th - musketeer, leigh

the new album master has been sent for duplication and we should have copies soon.
it will also be available online soon.



Salford City Radio aired a one hour special with Nick on October 18th 2018
where Nick talked about his career, played live in the studio and played new tracks from the forthcoming album.
it's available to listen to here.

please note: october 27th at ashfield, huddersfield now cancelled

first UK radio play for new song "Happy Ever After"
Salford City Radio October 11th 2018

October dates:

october 6th - arden arms, stockport
october 27th - ashfield, huddersfield


mastering for album once Nick returns from USA

September gigs:
september 15th - three crowns, bolton
september 23rd -hosting whittles jam, oldham 6pm
september 28th - talbot arms, settle


last two songs now mixed for the new album

August dates:
august 1st - eagle & child, whitefield
august 10th - talbot, burnley
august 11th - same yet inn, prestwich



great gig at the Steamer in Fleetwood and we met the legend that is Syd Little

mixing of the new album continues
this month's only live date:
july 13th - the steamer, fleetwood


final dates for June:
june 29th - admiral lord rodney, colne
june 30th - doghouse, ramsbottom
plus support from ashley's midnight blues band - 8pm start

a couple of september gigs moved to new dates
details on dates page.

live dates for june:
june 15th - blind pig, sowerby bridge
june 16th - the club, congleton
june 29th - admiral lord rodney, colne
june 30th - doghouse, ramsbottom


great performance by Nick in Salem, Oregon during the USA tour

no live dates in May as Nick is touring in the USA



final live UK date until june is:
april 15th - big house blues bar, darwen at 5pm
come see Nick's new guitar

mixing for the album now underway

live dates in april:
april 7th - the brook, ramsbottom
april 14th - talbot, burnley
april 15th - big house blues bar, darwen - 5pm

new album about ready for mixing & artwork being prepared.

live dates:
march 23rd - dime bar, bradford
march 24th - spinning top, stockport
march 25th - cross keys, siddal, halifax - 3pm

march 2nd - talbot arms, settle - postponed due to extreme weather conditions stranding Nick in Scotland.
re-arranged date september 28th

here's a video of a 'raging sea' song unplugged

great start to the month with a feature on Salford City Radio
listen here:

february's gigs are:
february 2nd - admiral lord rodney, colne
february 10th - arden arms, stockport
february 24th - birches, whitworth near rochdale

vocals and guitar recording finished - pixie dust percussion next!!

continuing with recording for the new album
and resuming live dates starting with:

january 13th - dungeon, tottington
january 27th - postponed to february 24th
january 31st - eagle & child, whitefield



recording guitars this week.

Just in!
Extra gig put in at the Cross Keys in Siddal, Halifax on
Sunday December 10th starting at 3pm.


No band activity this month and no live dates planned until January 2018
as Nick is in the USA.
Recording of the second album is ongoing for release early next year.


Great gig at Cross Keys, Siddal to wind up our 2017 gigs.
More recording of the drums for the next album this week before we break
for a month whilst both Nick & Mike go to the USA (but not at the same time!!)
and Carl rummages for goodies in his joke closet!

recording basic drum tracks this week and
we will be at: cross keys, siddal near halifax on sunday october 15th - starting at 3pm

we begin recording for the next album this week and
the final raging sea gig will be at:
cross keys, siddal near halifax on sunday october 15th - starting at 3pm

here are the band gigs for october:
october 7th - birches, whitwworth, rochdale
october 15th - cross keys, siddal near halifax - 3pm

recording for the next album starts in late october and then
both mike and nick, but not together, spend time in the USA .

september gigs:
september 1st - the musketeer, leigh
september 2nd - the brook, ramsbottom
september 23rd - dungeon tottington

fantastic weekend at both colne and congleton festivals,
thanks for inviting us!

this weekend we'll be at colne blues festival on saturday
and congleton jazz & blues festival on sunday
and we'll have a new run of CDs with us

dates for August:
august 4th - admiral lord rodney, colne
august 5th - spinning top, stockport
august 9th - eagle & child, whitefield
august 11th - towler, tottington
august 12th - doghouse, ramsbottom
august 26th - colne blues festival - duke of lancaster 4pm
august 26th - colne blues festival - admiral lord rodney - 7.30pm
august 27th - congleton blues - the club 5pm

No dates in July as band members take vacations and Nick tours in the
USA with Reunion Beatles
meanwhile, here is a new video for the EP1 track "If You Got The Money"

Nick's response to the tragic event in Manchester....
You Cant Fight Love
with new audio

June dates:
June 2nd - The Musketeer, Leigh
June 3rd - Spinning Top, Stockport
June 10th - Rose & Crown, Greetland

May 26th - Due to personal circumstances, tonight's gig at the Blind Pig
has had to be postponed to another date.

May 25th
Nick's response to the event in Manchester....You Cant Fight Love

we have uploaded a new video for the EP1 track "Supersonic" - view it here

May shows are as follows:
May 7th - Cross Keys, Siddal, Halifax- 3pm
May 14th - Kings Head, Huddersfield - 3pm
May 20th - Jolly Carter, Bolton
May 26th - Blind Pig, Sowerby Bridge

Just confirmed: two shows at Colne Blues Festival on August 26th -
Duke Of Lancaster - 4pm
Admiral Lord Rodney - 7.30pm

plus Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival on August 27th -
The Club - 5pm

April gigs:
Friday 21st at Admiral Lord Rodney cancelled





with Dave Good Nick appeared as a special guest on Dave Good's Easter tour
with Dave Good

with Dave Good


Fantastic return to UK live shows at the Spinning Top in Stockport.

Nick is in the USA for the whole of March, live dates resume in April at the following venues:
april 8th - spinning top, stockport
april 21st - admiral lord rodney, colne
april 22nd - old white horse, ainsworth

Resumed live gigging after the Christmas break on January 7th to promote the new EP.
New EP featuring three tracks released january 12th - buy it here
also available on itunes, amazon, googleplay and spotify.


Continued to play gigs throughout North West England and West Yorkshire.
During the summer, Carl Mallison took over as the band's full time drummer.
Studio rehearsals in August were filmed for future promotional use.
In November the band recorded two new songs at Studio Studio in Whitworth, Lancashire.
The plan is to release an EP in January 2017.

July 2015
Real XS in Manchester played  Outta Your Love as their "Future Classic" at 6.20, 8.20 and 10.20pm on Monday 27th. Naturally we are all very excited with what was said.
If you would like to hear what was said click the link here
Sunday 20th September 2015  
We played at The Ramsbottom Festival on 'Tother stage. We had a real blast and a superb reaction from the audience. We needed to finish at 4pm so we finished bang on 4pm. (proper professionals us 'y know!)  and everyone wanted more. Big thanks to everyone who was there and the stage crew.  
23rd September 2015   
More airplay from Real XS with exceptionally positive comments  
October 2015  
After the gig at the Ramsbottom Festival a journalist from the Bolton News asked us a few questions and they have just been published!! We are really excited by this  so if you want to take a look (and we'd really like you to) you can click  on this link  
November 2015
Played at the Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester for Real XS. This was Carl's debut gig with the band.