By Your Side (Mr. Popular)/Hell No/Excerpt From Amy's Suite
Nicholas "Nick" Paul Barker is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist who formed a Melbourne-based rock, power pop band Nick Barker & the Reptiles in March 1988. Their cover version of Cockney Rebel's "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" reached the top 30 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Singles Chart in November 1989. They provided two top 40 albums on the related ARIA Albums Chart, Goin' to Pieces (1989) and After the Show (1991). He formed Barker in 1993, their single, "Time Bomb" was voted No. 20 on Triple J Hottest 100 list for 1994. He then went solo from 1995.
In 1997, Barker branched into acting roles including minor appearances in TV series Blue Heelers and Pizza, and appearing in a role with Rachel Griffiths in the Australian film Amy, produced by David Parker and Nadia Tass. He also penned and performed songs for the soundtrack, which included work by Ed Kuepper, Lamb and Philip Judd, (ex-Split Enz).