Nick Cave is known as the talented Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, writer, actor and composer. His rise to fame was thanks to his position as the frontman of the band The Birthday Party as well as another rock band called Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
The majority of his works as a screenwriter, singer and songwriter have been used in movies and TV shows which include; Batman Forever, Dogs in Space, The L-Word, The Proposal, The Coward Robert Ford’s Assassination of Jesse James, and many more.
The documentary 20,000 Days on Earth Nick Cave’s childhood, hometown and family. According to the semi-fiction film, he had a good childhood without sexual abuse with loving parents, but he was always predisposed to the violent thoughts that can be seen in his works. Born September 22, 1957 in Warracknabeal, North West Victoria, Australia to Colin Frank and Dawn Cave; the young boy spent most of his childhood in Warrackenbeal and Wangaratta and served in the choir at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta at the age of 9.
As a teenager, Cave was high on heroin and he was expelled from school and was also arrested once for burglary. In 1970 his family moved to Melbourne where he attended Caulfield Grammar School. At 19, after his father died in an accident, he began studying painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology but his desire to pursue a career in music caused him to drop out the following year.
Nick Cave’s interest in music began when he listened to Manfred Mann, Deep Purple and Free perform at Melbourne’s Festival Hall, which was the first music concert he attended. While studying at Caulfield Grammar School, he had co-founded a band with Mick Harvey, Phill Calvert, John Cochivera, Brett Purcell and Chris Coyne called The Boys Next Door. The band members were later reduced to four with Tracy Pew and Rowland S. Howard joining in 1978.
The band’s songs consisted of a hardrock pounding and lyrics that include Old Testament matters of damnation and debauchery. The Boys Next Door quickly became famous for their provocative and energetic stage performances, as the band soon moved to London before also moving to West Berlin. With their then girlfriend and muse, Anita Lane, who moved with them to London, they recorded famous singles “Nick the Stripper”, “King Ink” and “Release the Bats” until their breakup in 1984. .
Life achievements and timeline
After The Boys Next Door broke up, NickCave founded a new rock band called Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, who have released sixteen studio albums to date. The band’s music centered around themes such as religion, America, death, love, and violence.
Besides his solo career which began in the 1990s, Cave formed another band called Grinderman, which released two albums; Grinderman (2007), and Grinderman 2 (2010). He has also appeared in Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows such as I am Sam, The Road, Dias de Gracias, Lawless, Ghosts… of the Civil Dead and many more. He is also the author of two books; King Ink (1988) and King Ink II (1987) and two novels; And the Donkey Saw the Angel (1989) and The Death of Bunny Munro (2009).
Nick Cave Family – wife, children
Although he was always all about his music, Nick Cave wasn’t one to watch his life go by. The rockstar has had relationships with a number of women, starting with his muse Anita Lane, whom he dated from the late 1970s until the mid-1980s.
His next relationship was in 1990 when he met and married Viviane Carneiro, a Brazilian journalist in São Paulo. The following year, the couple had a son named Luke Cave. Around the same time, the musician had another son, named Jethro Cave, who was born in Australia to Beau Lazenby. Jethro didn’t meet his father until he was seven or eight years old.
Despite initial hopes of spending the rest of their lives together, Cave and Carneiro’s marriage only lasted about 6 years before ending in divorce in 1996.
Following his divorce, Cave met and married British model Susie Bick, in 1997. The couple married in 1999 and together they have twin boys, Arthur and Earl Cave, born in 2000 in Brighton. In 2015, one of the twins, Arthur fell off a cliff and died in Ovingdean near Brighton, England.