Nick Knowles Says Biffy Clyro Helped Get Him A Record Deal
Nick Knowles has revealed that a rooftop jam with Biffy Clyro helped bag him a major label record deal.
Knowles made the claim on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here while discussing his musical abilities with The Inbetweeners star Emily Atack.
“I’ve always played,” says the DIY SOS presenter. “My brother’s a really good musician and I’ve always played along with him and a couple of years ago somebody heard me, I was playing on a rooftop bar in Soho with some other bands…
“Somebody from a record company saw me doing it and I got a phone call saying, ‘I’m from Universal, want to do an album?’” he added.
The 56-year-old added more detail in the Bush Telegraph, saying: “It’s probably best not to say who they are because it would be embarrassing for them more than anything else. Actually, they won’t mind, they’re nice lads, it was Biffy Clyro.”
I’m A Celebrity presenter Declan Donnelly joked that the hashtag #BiffyClyroNotEmbarrassedTheyJammedWithNickKnowles should start trending on Twitter, which the band themselves tweeted.
Soon after, the band’s Wikipedia page was edited, suggesting that the Scottish trio were, in fact, Knowles’ backing band.
Cooler heads prevailed and their Wiki entry has returned to its original edit. What a world, eh?
Nick Knowles’ album Every Kind Of People is out now.
Update: The band tweeted a video link counting the amount of times Declan Donnelly said the band’s name. Have a guess.
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