Kaprekar's Constant is a UK based music collective formed in 2015 by lifelong friends and songwriting collaborators, Al Nicholson and Nick Jefferson. The intention was to provide a vehicle for their own brand of extended, story-telling songs that struggled to find a home elsewhere.
Joined by friend of 30+ years Mike Westergaard, originally as arranger/producer and latterly as co-writer, their first album 'Fate Outsmarts Desire' was released in 2017 to much critical acclaim.
Nominated in Prog Magazine's Limelight (Best Newcomer) category, KC played Holland's Prog Dreams festival and a number of British venues.
Joining them on the release were singers Bill Jefferson and Dorie Jackson, former Level 42 drummer Phil Gould and sax maestro David Jackson, who's tenure with Van der Graaf Generator is still the stuff of legend! It soon became clear that a real chemistry existed between the members, encouraging the writing and recording of album two, 2019's 'Depth of Field'.
Phil's time was taken up with working on his 'Beautiful Wounds' album so a welcome addition to the line-up has been Mark Walker who also plays drums and percussion with the legendary band Caravan. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull makes a very special guest appearance on one track.
With album three currently nearing completion and more live gigs planned for 2022, it is a busy time for all concerned.
Thanks for dropping by.
Fine Artist Sean provides the spectacular inner gatefold oil paintings that feature on all our albums. Exhibited worldwide, Sean is an integral part of our journey. Here's a rare clip of him without a brush in hand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odo2cQbSJ4M&t=2s
Photographer Sean gets talked into trips to strange locations to photograph the most unruly and un-photogenic people that make up Kaprekar's Constant! More of his superb work can be found here:
Proving that you don't have to be called Sean to be our friend, Malcolm Holmes has been Al and Nick's friend since they were all gig-going teenagers. Turning his passion into a business Malcolm, together with Barry (who sadly died in 2017) started a record label that has endured the many upheavals in the music industry, supporting fine musicians, bands and...us!
Chris Topham's record label is producing vinyl albums of quite extraordinary quality. We're delighted to have worked with Chris on the vinyl version of our second album:
Nigel Palmer has great ears and we wouldn't entrust our mastering needs to anyone else:
Mick looks after the design for our CDs and LPs, making sense of our often part-formed and usually half-baked ideas!