A London based contemporary original blues rock band but with a very open approach to genres. The music is expansive and lyrical, real songs with great hooks, contemporary on the one hand but with a genuine retro feel, difficult to pigeonhole, but their Southern Rock feel has a familiarity that gets audiences every time.
Ripped jeans, cowboy boots, long hair and make-up, Collateral are a band that look and sound like a stadium rock band. When the band started out they were known as the Angelo Tristan Band, with frontman Angelo and bass player Jack forming the nucleus of the band. Since then, almost 5 years ago, they have worked tirelessly to grow the act, the fanbase and the bands profile. In true rock and roll style, the ride hasn't been easy for this 4 piece but their sheer grit and determination have seen them overcome obstacles and go from strength to strength. The past few years have been no exception, but, with the recent addition of new members Todd Winger (guitar) and Ben Atkinson (drums) and the release of their debut single 'Midnight Queen', the band appear even more focused and driven.
Nick’s career starts out as keyboard player and session musician (Piano/Electric Piano/Organ) for a variety of rhythm & blues/soul/rock and fusion outfits: first big city band is Mirrors, with Boz Burrell (who goes on to Bad Company), Jack Mills (Brian Auger) and Terry Stannard (Kokomo). Next comes a succession of bands including B B Blunder (with Brian Godding), the Alan Bown Set and Juicy Lucy (with Paul Williams, Micky Moody and Chris Stewart); after a guest appearance on TOTP with Audience (with Howard Werth and Tony Connor (Hot Chocolate) Nick becomes a permanent member of the band, touring and recording their album Lunch (produced by Gus Dudgeon).
Nick then meets Sharks (Steve Parsons, Chris Spedding, Andy Fraser, Marty Simon) and is invited to join the band following Fraser’s departure, touring extensively in the UK and U.S.A. (with Mountain), and recording the album Jab it in Yore Eye (with bassist Busta Cherry Jones). Nick now begins an association with Frankie Miller; the Miller/Fraser Band emerges (briefly), with Andy Fraser, Henry McCullough (Wings) and Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) completing the line-up…next, Nick teams up with Andy Fraser and Kim Turner to form the Andy Fraser Band, touring and recording the album Andy Fraser Band. Following Andy’s move to the U.S., Nick is drafted into the Frankie Miller Band for UK-wide and European tours.
More recently, Nick has guested with a couple of Madness spin-offs – Crunch (with Lee Thompson and Chris Foreman) and the Camden Cowboys(Thompson, Mark Bedford, Dan Woodgate), and has worked with, among others, Steve Rodgers and Will Johns.