The Sad Song Co. is the project of Nigel Powell, currently drummer for Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Dive Dive, and ex-Unbelievable Truth. The band also includes silent partner Jason Moulster, also previously of Unbelievable Truth, but he tends to keep himself to himself and stay in the background.
Unbelievable Truth formed in 1996 and released their acclaimed debut album Almost Here in 1998 (#21 UK; two top 40 UK single hits; over 100,000 sales; worldwide global touring), and its follow up sorrythankyou in 2000. Andy Yorke left the band that year, so Nigel gathered the songs he had been writing under the umbrella of The Sad Song Co. name for his debut release miseryguts in 2003.
Extensive hard work surrounding Dive Dive’s debut album Tilting At Windmills (top 20 UK indie chart album; 3 top 20 UK indie single chart hits) and producing the debut album The Bigger Picture for Belgian artist Milow (top 10 and certified gold in Belgium; top 20 single hit in Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerland) delayed the follow up Poignant Device until 2007, where it was launched during a special guest appearance at Marillion’s bi-annual convention in Port Zelande, Holland.
During 2006 Dive Dive had become musical partners with Frank Turner, and his burgeoning popularity, combined with a tour schedule that constantly borders on the insane (including headlining Wembley Arena and the O2 Arena in London; performing at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics; 6 full albums including 2 UK top 10 and a UK top 12), put The Sad Song Co. on ice for many years. But in 2015 Nigel finally found time to return to his solo work and is now preparing the release of his third album in amber for summer 2016.
Below you can find a discography of Nigel's work as a musician and a producer. If you would like to find out about hiring Nigel as for a drumming session please click here
Nigel Powell: Musician Discography
A listing of some of the released recordings I've been involved with as a musician. There's more out there, but I've lost track of quite a few.
Click on song links to hear mp3s of selected tracks, click here to see my production discography.