Nigel grew up in Adelaide and immersed himself in the music scene, either playing bass in a band or sound engineering. Armed with his bass rig and the shirt on his back, he chased a bigger dream in both Sydney and Perth, before settling into Brisbane in 1985. He then launched into a sales role at Smithys, before purchasing the business just 6 months later. With ambition to burn and a passion for the industry, Nigel expanded into the hire market, and Smithys became Brisbane Concert Sound in 1986. The business moved from Roma Street to Fortitude Valley in 1990 where he teamed up with a partner to create Musicworx. Sensing an opportunity, he moved away from musical instruments and into entertainment technologies. With hire and sales rapidly growing, Brisbane Concert Sound relocated to a larger premises in Bowen Hills, expanding its service portfolio into repairs and installation.
In 2004, the building became a victim of the inner city bypass development, and the business now affectionately known as Brisbane Sound Group moved down the road into a central location. With a strong foothold in sales, hire, service and installation, Nigel still had an itch to scratch, and made the bold decision to expand into production on a larger scale. Now specialising in sound, lighting and vision, a second premises was required to house the production department. With the business now bursting at the seams, the decision was made to triple the foot print, and settle into the perfect home in Northgate in 2016. Nigel is the embodiment of hard work and determination. He runs his business with integrity and passion, and it a respected leader to his loyal staff.