Originally from New Zealand but now living in Berlin, Broad Oak studied classical piano from an early age and completed a music degree before deciding the life of a classical musician was not for him.
In the year 2000, after some years wandering the planet, he set up a little label called Monkey Records in Auckland to release an album by his band Dystopia which was a collaboration with a poet and a sitar player. Since then he has recorded and produced multiple albums for the label and his first tracks under the Broad Oak moniker were collaborations with musician from those sessions.
These days, he is more focused on his own work which ranges in style from ambient to minimalist electronica to dream pop. His debut EP, In Love With These Hills, was released on the 4th November, 2022 and his new EP, The Universe Is a Strange Place is due 30.06.2023.
He also releases neoclassical piano music under his own name, Nigel Braddock, melodic techno as Choam Nomsky and as half of The Tellurians, and plays with The Mung Beings and Cosmo and the Cosmonaut (with his son).
Artist pic by Aurora Romana