Multiple IPI Codes: 00122188300 (Kershaw Nik Pre 2007), 00122143233 (Kershaw Nicholas David Pre 2007)
Nicholas David "Nik" Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
Kershaw came to prominence in the mid 1980s as a solo artist, releasing eight singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during the 1980s, including "Wouldn't It Be Good", "Dancing Girls", "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "Human Racing", "The Riddle", "Wide Boy", "Don Quixote", and "When a Heart Beats". His 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart between 1984 and 1985 beat all other solo artists. Kershaw appeared at the dual-venue concert Live Aid in 1985, and has also penned a number of hits for other artists, including a UK number one single in 1991 for Chesney Hawkes, "The One and Only". Elton John has described Kershaw as "the best songwriter of a generation".