Nick has worked in the marketing department at The Met for many years, since moving to Manchester from his native Devon in 1992. He long ago lost count of the number of posters he’s designed, season brochures he’s written, or email newsletters he’s coded. When not at The Met he can usually be found geeking out in front of the latest tv sci-fi hit.

What’s your favourite band?
Can I choose an album instead of a band? Then I’d go for Jeff Wayne’s musical version of “The War of the Worlds” – a perfect fusion of music and story. The shrieking sounds of the Martian fighting machines still give me the chills…

What’s your favourite memory of The Met?
Twenty-five years at The Met gives me a lot of memories, so it’s hard to pick just one! The refurbishment in 2016 has to be near the top, however – it was breathtaking to watch the venue slowly being torn down and then resurrected anew over the course of nine months.

What was your first gig?
Shouty indie-punks The Three Johns at Warwick University Students Union in 1984. I made the rookie error of standing next to the speaker stacks and experienced temporary deafness for most of the following week…