Steve Nicholson 1967 - 2020— Si Sharp -
It is with heavy hearts, tearful eyes, warm memories and fists raised, we announce that on Tuesday night Beat Rehab lost a member of its extended family, the fucking lovely and incomparable Steve Nicholson. We met Steve in the early 00s when we were starting our previous blog, Badvibes. Steve was an occasional contributor to the site and a permanent muse. He played guitar in Nick’s band for five years and was commenting and supporting our stuff throughout the last two decades, right up to his passing. He was a massive music fan and a regular gig buddy. We enjoyed his effortless company at LCD Soundsystem, Tool, Pixies, Radiohead and a particularly memorable McLusky gig in Brighton, to name just a few.
Steve leaves behind a loving wife, two sons and an amazing record collection. Our hearts go out to them and we hope it provides some small solace that he was a big part of why we do what we do, and that we were proud to call him our friend.
Si, Nick and Andy