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Nicky “Twister” Owen

A bit of info…

Twister has been a professional bassist for the last 15 years and has been holding down the Sway Allstars’ bottom end for 10 of them.

During this time he has also moonlighted for an impressive list of artists, including stints with Ronan Keating (with whom he’s appeared across the UK and Europe, playing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and on TV shows such as Parkinson, Strictly Come Dancing, ToTP, CD:UK, GMTV and This Morning) Bonnie Tyler (including tours of Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, Australia and New Zealand) Dirty Vegas (recording on their ‘One’ album as well as gigs in venues such as Abbey Road, BBC Maida Vale and live radio sessions for Radio 1’s Pete Tong and Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary shows) and Gary Barlow.

Nick has also graced the stage in London’s West End, appearing in the smash hit musical We Will Rock You

Picture by Kit Fanner

Picture by Kit Fanner

With Sway Allstars, he has played with

As a member of Sway Allstars, Twister has had the honour to back a host of guest singers including:


Here is a clip of an episode of Parkinson, featuring Nick Owen as well as on stage with Ronan Keating, performing Brown Eyed Girl.

Nick loves Fender and Musicman basses and is endorsed by Ernie Ball/Musicman, Ashdown Engineering Amplification, Jim Dunlop and Elites Bass Strings.

A few photos of Nick Owen