Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Nick Gush has always loved the outdoors. The first Canadian born in his family, his roots take him to England, Scotland and Europe but he will always call Canada home.
At age 8 he began guitar lessons. At age 14 he played his first gig playing bass. By 15 years old, Nick was gigging regularly with the three-part harmony band, Freedom. Next came the psychedelic electric band, Creef with which he embarked on a European tour during the early 90's. Several years later, he teamed up with David Wilcox's bass player, David Rose and guitar slinger Marc Cooper to form Southern Reign, a New Country band that played throughout Ontario for two years. The Sam Drucker Band, a local blues band, soon followed and kept Nick busy on lead guitar and lead vocals for over ten years.
Throughout this journey, Nick has always kept his acoustic guitar close at hand. Songwriting and finger-picking are at the forefront of Nick's latest creative endeavor. He is a regular at the Elora Acoustic Café and is the lead off track on their CD, "Songs From The First Season". Having opened for Juno nominee Peter Katz twice, Garnet Rogers and Andy White, a collection of his own songs seems to be the next natural step. Look forward to Nick's debut CD to be released in Spring 2012.