Nux Schwartz

is a relatively unrecognised songwriter and guitarist but one whose pedigree stretches back to the 80’s. Nux cut his teeth with SYD KITCHEN & THE UTENSILS and quickly came to grips with its groovy Afro / Reggae / Rock / Folk music. Since then he has dedicated his time to not only mastering the guitar and to maturing as a songwriter, but has earned great respect as a recording engineer. He formed SCOOTERS UNION in 1996 and went on to record and produce “Vivid Memories of Static”. The album was nominated for two South African Music Awards and referred to as a “gem of an album” by SA Rock Digest contributor, Kurt Shoemaker. Along with high-profile gigs including opening for Crowded House, the band collaborated with The Fantastic Flying Fish Dance Company for “unfinished(r)evolution”. They were regulars at festivals including Splashy Fen, Oppikoppi and at Grahamstown’s National Festival of the Arts but were as at home in a dingy bar, of which they played plenty! He has also performed with such diverse acts as Blondie Chaplin (Beach Boys and Rolling Stones), Sipho Gumede and The Kalahari Surfers.   ... back