XENOMANIA members:
Nick Coler

Nick Coler was one of Xenomania's official members. He is now working with various writers and artists, as well as developing his own projects.

He entered the music business at an early age by gaining a scholarship to a choir school. It was there that he had his first taste of large scale secular music, performing on a regular basis in St. Paul's Cathedral with twenty other choirs and an orchestra.

After a few false starts in semi pro-bands, he signed a deal with A&M records in America, which led him onto the UK dominated 1980s tour circuit, eventually metamorphosing into a keyboard/computer programming session career on the London session circuit.

In 1986, he began working with Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, who eventually turned into the KLF dance act. This, in turn, led to Britpop and the ownership of Food records studio in Camden.

The KLF were one of the seminal bands from the British acid house movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Nick Coler was the programmer at the Village recording studio in Dagenham where the KLF recorded most of the tracks that weren't recorded at Trancentral.

KLF's The Manual has a passage written about Nick:

"Our programmer, Nick Coler, is a genius. He can play on the piano every piece of music ever written, his left hand a blur of fumbled bass notes, while his spectacles slide down his perspiring nose. His cathedral choir boy sense of fun has never left him and he sports a line of strange hand knitted jumpers. Is continually trying out new haircuts. Drives second hand Audi's. He plays keyboards with the Rubettes."
While he working with the KLF, Nick Coler also collaborated with the Rubettes. In 1993, Nick and Ian Richardson (engineer for The KLF) released a novelty single based on the Lemmings computer game in 1993. The one-off collaboration put out the "Lemmings" single under the name SFX.

In 1999, he left London and returned to the idea of sacred music. This time, it was the invention of the wave translator, a sound bed with specially written music, which is tuned to the chakras. This is installed at Ragdale Hall in the UK.

In 2001, he teamed with Brian Higgins to work on a project under the name Mr. Joshua. He would then join the Xenomania team as an official member. With Xenomania he co-wrote and co-produced many of their hits for acts such as Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Alesha Dixon, Kylie and many others. He left the team in 2010.

Birth name: Nick Coler
Years active: 1986 - present
Occupation: Programmer, producer, musician, writer, arranger
Associated acts:
Mr. Joshua
Children of the Revolution

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