Nigel is again residing in the south of England. He said "I had an absolutely wonderful time in both the Isle of Skye, and Aberdeenshire over the the last 7 years, and I wouldn't change that for the world. I have met some incredible people, and some fantastic musicians up there, and I'm really proud to have made them my friends. There is a great deal to be learnt from the warmth of the people, music and culture, and I hope to have brought a little back with me."

In November 2011 the debut album from 'USONIC' called 'EVOLUTION' (on which Nigel plays tenor, alto and soprano solos) was nominated for a MOBO Award.

Also on the album are Miles Bould (dms/perc), Scott Kinsey (keys), Scott Firth (bass), and Scott Henderson (Gtr). "From the Scots to the Scotts eh?" says Nige.

The 2nd album 'Diversion' has just been released on groove4dayz and both albums are AVAILABLE NOW in the SHOP

"The Solos Of Nigel Hitchcock", a new book of transcriptions by Edward Barker is also available in the SHOP, and from Amazon by following this link.

Nigel has just recorded a classical alto sax concerto composed by Brian Byrne with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin. We are all very much looking forward to hearing this!