Nigel Briggs (born 14 September 1966 in Nottingham, UK) is a Christian songwriter and worship leader, who has written songs such as 'For Me', 'What a Love', 'Hold On', 'Unfailing Love' and 'Perfect Sacrifice' for use in Christian worship, which have been published through the Vineyard Music label.
In the summer of 1996, John and Debby Wright moved from SW London Vineyard to start a new Vineyard church (Trent Vineyard) in Nottingham. Over the previous 9 years they had helped start the first Vineyard church in the UK - SW London Vineyard under the leadership of John and Eleanor Mumford. Nigel serves as the worship pastor of Trent Vineyard.
When Nigel Briggs started writing he was mentored by Brian Doerksen, then head of the Vineyard UK branch, and as a result, Nigel's songs feature on several of the Vineyard albums, including 'Surrender' and 'Holy'.
He has since released, with his band TRENT, two studio albums of songs written at Trent Vineyard, Nottingham, UK, 'Hold On', in 2003, and 'Unfailing Love', 2006. These were followed by a five track limited edition EP called 'Radio Everything' in 2008.
On February 12 2009, Trent Vineyards Warehouse was the venue for Nigel and TRENT to record their first live project Burn Bright, a DVD and album featuring songs from 'Hold On', 'Unfailing Love' and 'Radio Everything' along with several new tracks. This was released in July 2009.
TRENT have led worship at the National New Wine Summer Festivals, in Venue 2 on seven occasions from 2005 through to 2011. They have also led worship in Spring Harvests big top in both 2010 (at Skegness) and 2011 (at Minehead). Recordings of the 2010 worship sessions were released on a live album titled "Trent live at Spring Harvest".
TRENT is made up of Nigel Briggs - Guitars and Vocals (2000 - present), Matt Loose - Keys (2000 - Present), Phil Squires - Bass (2000 - present) and Adam Blundy Drums (2006 to present). Previous members of the band include Rich Bull - Electric Guitar (2000 - 2013) and Ross McDouall - Drums (2000 - 2006)
Trents latest project is their third studio album. Recording of the 12 new songs started in March 2014. The album is being co written and produced by Darren Clarke and is scheduled for release in November 2014.