Oral History Information
Nick Bowcott is a founding member of the British heavy metal band, Grim Reaper. Nick put the band together in 1979 and by 1985 had gained commercial success namely due to Nick’s guitar skills and the band’s lead vocals by Steve Grimmett. While still with the band, Nick began writing about the gear he used and his views on the latest guitars. His columns appeared in several magazines over the years in the UK’s The Guitarist and Guitar World. He developed a strong relationship with KORG USA and later Jim Marshall, who became a close personal friend. After working for Fender/Jackson guitars, Nick joined the Sweetwater Sound team in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2017 as Content Provider - a gig he really enjoys.