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Nick Toczek's Website

The works and news and views of Yorkshire's very own Motormouth

Nick Toczek is a British writer and performer.


Born in Yorkshire in 1950, he’s been writing since he was a child, began getting his poetry published in his mid-teens, did his first public readings when he was nineteen, and had his first collection of poetry published when he was twenty-one.


Since then, he’s done more than fifty thousand performances and presentations, has worked in more than forty countries, has published more than forty books, and has never had a ‘proper job’.


As you’ll find out if you explore this website, he’s a music journalist, professional magician, political writer and researcher, creative writing tutor – especially in schools, radio DJ with his own weekly show, rock lyricist and vocalist, puppeteer, stand-up comedian, librettist and more. Basically, he does his hobbies for a living. Surely that’s cool.


There are no statues to him, so this website will have to do instead. With luck, you’ll find it interesting.

Photo by John Bolloten

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New Releases


The new book of poetry by Nick Toczek, published by Caboodle Books, 2020.

Nick's first collection of poetry for adults in 22 years. With a cover illustrated by Joseph Witchall.


80 pages.


£7.00 including P&P from the shop.

Voices In My Head by Nick Toczek, book c

The Bavariations Album, by Nick Toczek and Thies Marsen is available to download from all the usual streaming services or to buy on CD from the shop. Released in 2019.

The Bavariations Album sleeve


The debut album by by Nick Toczek and Signia Alpha! Available to download or buy on CD from the shop.

Released on 01.01.2020

Nick Toczek Motormouth Volume 1 cover

Summer 2018 saw the release of two new paired spoken-word CDs written and performed by Nick Toczek:

Nick Toczek Motormouth Volume 2 cover

The first, Motormouth Volumes 1 & 2 (released on the label Not-A-Rioty), was previously available as a very limited edition of three CDs released by Soundshack Records. This fifty-six track collection consists predominantly of performance poems and travel poems and is intended for all ages from teens upwards.

The second is Dealing With The Darkness Volumes 1 & 2 (released on the label Mutiny 2000 Records). This is a forty-nine track collection of poems about tackling fear – be it of death and dying, night and nightmares, faith and guilt. Its target audience is of adults, not children.    

Nick Toczek Dealing With The Darkness Volume 1 cover
Nick Toczek Dealing With The Darkness Volume 2 cover

Catch Nick Toczek Live!

Gigs for adult audiences:

Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Event: The Writers Bookshelf.

Venue: Drystone Radio (103.5 FM in South Craven and Yorkshire Dales or via

Time: 7.00-9.00pm.

Nick will be doing the full two hours on David Driver's radio show.

Date: Saturday 29 February 2020.

Event: Word Club.

Venue: The Chemic Tavern,

9 Johnston Street,  

Leeds, LS6 2NG

Time: 2pm.

Nick will be performing live and launching his new book, 'Voices In My Head'.

Shows for family audiences:

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019.

Event: Sorn Fest.

Venue: Sorn Studios, 5 Cater Street (also accessible from Chapel Street), Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5AS. 

Time: 2.00-3.00pm.


Come and see Nick perform his popular Million-Miles-An-Hour Show. It's a fast-moving family entertainment for all ages. 

Nick Toczek .com

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