Nick Straker, (born Nick Bailey) is a London born musician, who had hits in Europe and the U.S. in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Straker joined his first band in 1969, called "Stonehenge". The name changed in 1971 to "Matumbi", a reggae band signed to Trojan Records, which Straker left in 1974. Along with guitarist friend Dave McShearer, Straker joined up Pete Hammond (bass) and Phil Towner (drums) in a dance band playing working men's clubs, and weddings. They then met American soul singer Limmie Snell, and the band became "Limmie Funk Limited" with Andy Gierus on guitar.