Who Dares Sings! Nick Knowles swaps the building site for the recording studio as the DIY SOS presenter releases his first album... and compares himself to George Ezra
He's known for his talents transforming homes across the country in his TV programme, DIY SOS.
But Nick Knowles revealed he's switched his hard hat for a microphone when he announced the release of an album - and compares his deep, distinctive voice to that of George Ezra.
Nick, 55, isn't the first TV personality to try his hand in the recording studios, following comedian Jason Manford who launched his hopeful music career earlier this year.
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Career change: Nick Knowles has announced the release of his first album as he compares his deep, distinctive voice to that of George Ezra
Speaking to the Sun , Nick, whose album Every Kind of People is due for release on November 3, said: 'Music's always been a major part of my life since I was 14 and picked up a guitar.
The Who Dares Wins presenter names his influences as Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Ed Sheeran and Newton Faulkner - but added that his distinctive deep voice might prove a niche in the market.
He said: 'There aren't very many singers in Britain that sing with a deep voice. I think there's a market for that. Probably the only artist that's got a deep voice that's appeared is George Ezra in the last few years.'
Step in a different direction: After one or two test tracks with contacts at Universal, Nick has now finished work on the track list full of his favourite covers
Singing sensation Nick names his influences as Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Ed Sheeran and Newton Faulkner - but added that his distinctive George Ezra-esque deep voice might prove a niche in the market
After one or two test tracks with contacts at Universal, Nick was given the go ahead by the record label, and has now finished work on the track list full of his favourite covers.
It's not clear yet what the track list for the album is but a competition launched as part of the album promotion features the prize of Nick coming to the winner's home to play a set including Adele's Make You Feel My Love and Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World.
Sharing his excitement with his followers, Nick took to Twitter on Saturday to confess he was 'v proud' and 'delighted' with the music.
Steep comparison: Nick explained his unique selling point was his voice, saying 'Probably the only artist that's got a deep voice that's appeared is George Ezra (pictured) in the last few years'
From one stage to another: Nick isn't the first TV personality to try his hand in the recording studios, following comedian Jason Manford who released A Different Stage earlier this year
Meanwhile, Nick is said to have found love with Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan, 32, after 'dumping' TOWIE's Pascal Craymer, 30.
A source told The Sun that Nick 'really liked' Pascal but decided to stay friends with her, saying: 'Nick is loving the single life and the chance to meet a lot of new people.
'Olivia is a really sweet girl and they had a good laugh on the date. She’s very much his type – she’s intelligent, she’s charming – so who knows where it will go?
'Olivia is stunning and while they were friends at first, it seems to have developed into something more.'
His biggest fan: Nick is said to have found love with Lark Rise to Candleford actress Olivia Hallinan, 32, (pictured) after 'dumping' TOWIE's Pascal Craymer, 30
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