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Celebrated NameNick Cave
Age65 Years Old
Nick NameNick
Birth NameNicholas Edward Cave
Birth Date1957-09-22
Profession Musician
Birth NationAustralia
Place Of BirthWarracknabeal, Victoria
FatherColin Frank Cave
MotherDawn Treadwell
SiblingsPeter, Tim and Julie
SchoolWangaratta High School, Caulfield Grammar School
College / UniversityCaulfield Institute of Technology
AwardsAPRA Music Awards and more
Net Worth$8 Million
Source of WealthMusic Industry
WifeSusie Bick, Viviane Carneiro (1990–1983) (Ex Wife)
Sexual OrientationStraight
ChildrenArthur, Earl, Luke, Jethro Cave
Height6 feet 2 inches
Weight76 KG or 167.5 lbs
Body TypeSlim
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorDark Brown
LinksWikipedia Official Website

Nick Cave is an Australian singer, songwriter, author, screenwriter, music composer as well as an occasional actor. He is famous for his baritone voice and for being the frontman of the rock band "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds". His music is generally characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love, and violence. He is also recognized for his confrontational performances, his shock of black hair, and his pale, emaciated look. He went on to achieve mainstream success with quieter, piano-driven ballads, notably the Kylie Minogue duet "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (1996), and "Into My Arms" (1997). He released his debut novel "And the Ass Saw the Angel" (1989) and his second novel "The Death of Bunny Munro" (2009). He is also an author of the book, "King Ink" and "King Ink II". Currently, he maintains The Red Hand Files, a newsletter he uses to respond to questions from fans. 

What is Nick Cave Famous For?

  • Being a singer, songwriter, author, music composer, screenwriter and actor. 
  • Being the frontman of the Australian rock band 'Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds'.  

What is Nick Cave Nationality?

Nick Cave took birth on 22nd September 1957 with the birth name of Nicholas Edward Cave. He is from Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia. His nationality is Australian and his ethnicity is Australian-White. His race is White. He celebrated his 64th birthday as of 2021. He follows the Anglican religion and his Zodiac sign is Virgo. 

About his parents, he was born to his father, Colin Frank Cave, and his mother, Dawn Treadwell. He spent his early life with his three siblings; two brothers namely Peter Cave and Tim Cave and a sister namely Julie Cave. During their early years, the family lived in Wangaratta. His father used to teach English and mathematics at the local technical school and his mother was a librarian at the high school that Nick attended. His father introduced him to literary classics from an early age, such as Crime and Punishment and Lolita. Through his older brother, Cave became a fan of progressive rock bands such as King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull. 

When Cave was 9, he joined the choir of Wangaratta's Holy Trinity Cathedral. At the age of 13, he was expelled from Wangaratta High School. In 1970, having moved with his family to the Melbourne suburb of Murrumbeena, he became a boarder and later day student at Caulfield Grammar School. He was 19 years old when his father was killed in a car collision. His mother told him of his father's death while she was bailing him out of a St Kilda police station where he was being held on a charge of burglary. He would later recall that his father "died at a point in my life when I was most confused" and that "the loss of my father created in my life a vacuum, a space in which my words began to float and collect and find their purpose". After his secondary schooling, he studied painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology in 1976, but later he dropped out the following year to pursue music. He attended his first music concert at Melbourne's Festival Hall. He recalled: "I remember sitting there and feeling physically the sound going through me." He was particularly inspired by the latter band's show, saying that he left the venue "a different person"; a photograph by Rennie Ellis shows Cave in the front row, appearing awestruck by the Saints' frontman Chris Bailey. 

Australian Singer and Songwriter, Nick Cave


Nick Cave Career Timeline

  • With Mick Harvey (guitar), Phill Calvert (drums), John Cochivera (guitar), Brett Purcell (bass), and Chris Coyne (saxophone); Nick Cave founded a band with himself as a singer.  In the year 1977, after leaving school, they adopted the name 'The Boys Next Door'. 
  • His droll sense of humor and penchant for parody is evident in many of the band's songs, including "Nick the Stripper" and "King Ink". 
  • "Release the Bats", one of the band's most famous songs, was intended as an over-the-top "piss-take" on gothic rock, and a "direct attack" on the "stock gothic associations that less informed critics were wont to make". 
  • Later, the band was known as 'The Birthday Party'. In 1983, the band disbanded. 
  • 'Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds', the band with Cave as their leader and frontman has released seventeen studio albums. 
  • Next, he formed the band "Grinderman". Himself (vocals, guitar, organ & piano), Warren Ellis (tenor guitar, electric mandolin, violin, viola, guitar, backing vocals), Martyn P. Casey (bass, guitar, backing vocals), and Jim Sclavunos (drums, percussion, backing vocals). 
  • The band's eponymous debut studio album, "Grinderman", was released in 2007 to extremely positive reviews, and the band's second and final studio album, "Grinderman 2", was released in 2010.
  • His very first public performance was at All Tomorrow's Parties in April 2007. 
  • In December 2011, after performing at Meredith Music Festival, he announced that Grinderman was over. 
  • After two years, Grinderman performed both weekends at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as did Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. 
  • "Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds"'s most recent work, "Ghosteen", was released in October 2019.
  • Apart from his music career, he is also active in film and TV work. 
  • His work was featured in a scene in the 1986 film, "Dogs in Space" by Richard Lowenstein. He performed parts of the Boys Next Door song "Shivers" twice during the film. 
  • Two of his songs were featured in his 1987 film "Wings of Desire". Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds also make a cameo appearance in this film.  
  • Two more songs were included in Wenders' 1993 sequel "Faraway, So Close!". The soundtrack for Wenders' 1991 film Until the End of the World features Cave's "(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World." 
  • His songs have also appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters – "There is a Light" appears on the 1995 soundtrack for Batman Forever, and "Red Right Hand" appeared in a number of films including The X-Files, Dumb & Dumber; Scream, its sequels Scream 2 and 3, and Hellboy (performed by Pete Yorn). "People Ain't No Good" was featured in the animated movie Shrek 2 and the song "O Children" was featured in the 2010 movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
  • In the year 2000, Andrew Dominik used "Release the Bats" in his film Chopper. 
  • Likewise, his songs have been used in many other movies including Box of Moonlight (1996), Mr In-Between (2001), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009), The Freshman, Gas Food Lodging, Kevin & Perry Go Large, About Time. 
  • Moreover, his works in television included Trauma, The L Word, Traveler, The Unit, I Love the '70s, Outpatient, The Others, Nip/Tuck, and Californication.
  • Recently, his work appeared in the Netflix series "After Life", BBC series "Peaky Blinders" and the Australian series "Jack Irish". 
  • He alongside band-mates Harvey and Howard, joined members of the Go-Betweens to form Tuff Monks in 1982. The short-lived band released one single, "After the Fireworks". 
  • During the Birthday Party's Berlin period, he collaborated with local post-punk group Die Haut on their album "Burnin' the Ice", released in 1983. 
  • He recorded a duet with Cash, a version of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", for what would be Cash's final album, American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002). 
  • His song "Let the Bells Ring", released on the 2004 album Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, is a posthumous tribute to Cash.
  • He recorded a cover version of the Pogues song "Rainy Night in Soho". 
  • He is also featured on "The Crane Wife" (originally by the Decemberists), on Faithfull's 2008 album, "Easy Come, Easy Go".
  • He provided guest vocals on the title track of Current 93's 1996 album "All the Pretty Little Horses", as well as the closer "Patripassian".
  • For his 1996 album "Murder Ballads", he recorded "Where the Wild Roses Grow" with Kylie Minogue, and "Henry Lee" with PJ Harvey.
  • Later, he took part in the "X-Files". 
  • He collaborated on the 2003 single "Bring It On", with Chris Bailey.
  • He contributed vocals to the song "Sweet Rosyanne", on the 2006 album Catch That Train! from Dan Zanes & Friends, a children's music group. 
  • In 2011, he recorded a cover of the Zombies' "She's Not There" with Neko Case, which was used at the end of the first episode of the fourth season of "True Blood".
  • He wrote the libretto for the opera Shell Shock (opera) by Nicholas Lens. 
  • In the year 2006, he alongside Ellis composed the music for Andrew Dominik's adaptation of Ron Hansen's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. 
  • In 2011, Cave and Ellis reunited with Hillcoat to score his latest picture, "Lawless".
  • Moreover, he authored this screenplay based on Matt Bondurant's novel "The Wettest County in the World".
  • In 2016, Cave and Ellis scored the neo-Western film "Hell or High Water". Also, they scored a number of documentary films, including The English Surgeon (2007), West of Memphis (2012), and Prophet's Prey (2015). They even created music for the Vesturport productions Woyzeck, The Metamorphosis, and Faust.
  • The musician also authored the book, "King Ink" in 1998. In 1997, he followed up with "King Ink II". 
  • He has also written the screenplays for John Hillcoat's The Proposition (2005) and Lawless (2012).
  • He is a contributor to a 2009 rock biography of the Triffids, Vagabond Holes: David McComb and the Triffids, edited by Australian academics Niall Lucy and Chris Coughran. 
  • Further, he lent his voice in narrating the animated film "The Cat Piano." 
  • He currently maintains a personal blog and an online correspondence page with his fans called The Red Hand Files. 

Nick Cave Awards and Achievements

  • Won APRA Music Awards under Songwriter of the Year in 1996
  • Won ARIA Music Awards under Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Pop Release for his work in "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (with Kylie Minogue) in 1996; Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording for his work in "To Have and to Hold" (Nick Cave with Blixa Bargeld & Mick Harvey) in the year 1997; Best Male Artist (Nick Cave) for his work in "No More Shall We Part" in 2001; Best Male Artist (Cave) for his work in "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" in 2008; Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary Album for his work in "Push The Sky Away" in 2013
  • 1990 Time Out Magazine: Book Of The Year (And the Ass Saw the Angel)
  • 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards
  • 2004 MOJO Awards: Best Album of 2004 (Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus)
  • 2005 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards: Best Musical Score (The Proposition)
  • 2005 Inside Film Awards: Best Music (The Proposition)
  • 2005 AFI Awards: Best Original Music Score with Warren Ellis (The Proposition)
  • 2005 Q magazine: Q Classic Songwriter Award
  • 2006 Venice Film Festival: Gucci Award 
  • 2008 Awarded an honorary degree as Doctor of Laws, by Monash University
  • 2008 MOJO Awards: Best Album of 2008 (Dig, Lazarus Dig!!!)
  • 2010 made an honorary Doctor of Laws, by the University of Dundee
  • 2011 MOJO Awards: Song of the Year for "Heathen Child" by Grinderman
  • 2011 Straight to you – Triple j's tribute tour to Nick Cave for his work in Australian music for Ausmusic Month
  • 2012 Doctor of Letters, an honorary degree from the University of Brighton
  • 2014 International Istanbul Film Festival: International Competition: FIPRESCI Prize for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Documentary Directing Award & Editing Award for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2014 Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec: Grand Prix competition – official feature for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2014 Athens International Film Festival: Music & Films Competition Golden Athena for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2014 The Ivor Novello Awards: Best Album award for songwriting for "Push The Sky Away"
  • 2014 British Independent Film Awards: The Douglas Hickox Award Best Debut Director for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2015 Cinema Eye Honors: Outstanding Original Music Score for "20,000 Days on Earth"
  • 2017 Order of Australia: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) "For distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter, author, and actor, nationally and internationally, and as a major contributor to Australian music culture and heritage"

Who is Nick Cave Wife?

Nick Cave is a married man to his beautiful wife, Susie Bick. In 1997, he met a British model and fashion designer, Susie. Susie gave up her job when they married in 1999. Their twin sons, Arthur and Earl, were born in London in 2000 and raised in Brighton. Their son Arthur, 15, fell from a cliff at Ovingdean, near Brighton, and died from his injuries on 14 July 2015. An inquest found that Arthur had taken LSD before the fall and the coroner ruled his death was an accident. The effect of Arthur's death on Cave and his family was explored in the 2016 documentary film One More Time with Feeling, the 2016 album Skeleton Tree, and the 2019 album Ghosteen.

Previously, Nick initially dated Lung Leg. Then, he dated Anita Lane, an Australian singer and songwriter from 1977 to 1983. They had recorded multiple tracks together and Anita had co-written the lyrics for a few of Nick's songs. After that, he married Brazilian journalist Viviane Carneiro in 1990. They have a son together named Luke Cave (b. May 10, 1991). They later divorced in the year 1996. Through his past relationship with model Beau Lazenby, he has a son named Jethro Cave (b. 1991). By profession, Jethro is an actor. He had not even met Jethro until he was about 7 years old. Jethro died on 9 May 2022, aged 31. He briefly dated PJ Harvey during the mid-1990s, with whom he recorded the duet "Henry Lee". He then had relationships with Kylie Minogue from 1995 to 1996, and Polly Jean Harvey (1996-1997). His sexual orientation is straight. 

Nick Cave and his son, Jethro Cave who dies on 9th May 2022


Jethro Lazenby, son of Nick Cave, dies at 30

Nick Cave announced the death of his eldest son, Jethro Lazenby, at the age of 30. "With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away," the musician said in a statement. "We would be grateful for family privacy at this time." Lazenby, who worked as an actor and model, had recently been jailed for a violent attack on his mother, Beau Lazenby, at her home in Melbourne, Australia. His death comes less than seven years after Cave's son Arthur died, aged 15, after falling from a cliff in Brighton. 

Jethro Lazenby was born in Melbourne in 1991 and only learnt that Cave was his father at the age of eight. He began modeling after being scouted in the city and had acting roles in the 2007 film Corroboree and 2011's My Little Princess, which starred Isabelle Huppert. He had also worked more recently as a photographer. He had only been released on bail from Melbourne Remand Centre last Thursday, 5 May, after a magistrate instructed that he must undergo substance abuse treatment and avoid contact with his mother for the next two years. Lazenby's lawyer, Sean Ghattas, said that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, which had affected his judgment. He had previously spent time in jail in 2018 for a number of violent attacks on his then-girlfriend. 

How much is Nick Cave Net Worth?

Nick Cave is a singer, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer as well as an actor whose net worth is estimated to have $8 Million as of 2022. His main source of wealth is from the music industry and he is living a lavish lifestyle at present. Besides from music industry, he is also making a cool amount of money from the entertainment industry which boosts his net worth. Today, his exact salary and career earnings are still to get disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making millions. 

How tall is Nick Cave?

Nick Cave stands tall at a height of 6 feet 2 inches. His weight measures 76 Kg or 167.5 lbs. His body build is slim. He has dark brown colored long shouldered hair and his eye color is blue. He has a lean physique with a clean-shaven look. He has got a healthy body at present. 

Trivias About Nick Cave You Need To Know.

  • Cave is the godfather to Michael Hutchence's daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
  • In 2010, Cave was ranked the 19th greatest living lyricist in NME.
  • He was an inductee to the ARIA Hall of Fame.
  • Nick was about 19 years old when his father died in a car accident.
  • In 2014, shortly before his 57th birthday, a film based on his life, titled 20,000 Days on Earth, was released.
  • He was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions About Nick Cave.

Where was Nick Cave born?

Nick Cave was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria.

Who is the father of Nick Cave?

The father of Nick Cave is Colin Frank Cave.

Who is the mother of Nick Cave?

The mother of Nick Cave is Dawn Treadwell.

What is the net worth of Nick Cave?

The net worth of Nick Cave is $8 Million.

What is the color of Nick Cave's eye?

Nick Cave eye color is Blue.

What is the color of Nick Cave's hair?

Nick Cave hair color is Dark Brown.

Nick Cave Biography

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Celebrated Name Nick Cave
Age 65 Years Old
Nick Name Nick
Birth Name Nicholas Edward Cave
Birth Date 1957-09-22
Gender Male
Profession Musician
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Celebrated Name Nick Cave
Age 65 Years Old
Nick Name Nick
Birth Name Nicholas Edward Cave
Birth Date 1957-09-22
Gender Male
Profession Musician
Birth Nation Australia
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Australian-White
Race White
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Anglican
Place Of Birth Warracknabeal, Victoria
Father Colin Frank Cave
Mother Dawn Treadwell
Siblings Peter, Tim and Julie
School Wangaratta High School, Caulfield Grammar School
College / University Caulfield Institute of Technology
Awards APRA Music Awards and more
Net Worth $8 Million
Source of Wealth Music Industry
Wife Susie Bick, Viviane Carneiro (1990–1983) (Ex Wife)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children Arthur, Earl, Luke, Jethro Cave
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 76 KG or 167.5 lbs
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown