"Nicholas Edward Cave" (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian rock musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter and occasional actor, best known for his work in the rock and roll band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and his fascination with American music and its roots. He currently resides in Brighton and Hove, in the United Kingdom.
Cave was born in the small town of Warracknabeal in the state of Victoria, Australia, to Dawn and Colin Cave. He has two brothers: Tim (b. 1952) and Peter (b. 1954), and a sister, Julie (b. 1959).
As a child, Cave lived in Warracknabeal and then Wangaratta in rural Victoria, Australia. His father Colin was an English teacher and administrator, with a love of literature, and his mother was a librarian. Raised as an Anglican, Cave sang in the boys choir at Wangaratta Cathedral. However, he was often in trouble with the local school authorities, so his parents sent him to boarding school at Melbourne's Caulfield Grammar School in 1970. Cave joined the school choir under choirmaster Norman Kaye, and also benefitted from having a piano in his home. The following year he became a "day boy" when his family moved to Murrumbeena, a suburb of Mel...