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About Better Than The Book
Better Than The Book is a ska-punk/pop-punk musical project by UK based multi-instrumentalist, producer and audio engineer, Nick Standing AKA Jabun.
Starting in mid 2012, BTTB formed as a means of catharsis for difficulties in Nick's life, as can be heard in many of the lyrics from One Small Step, Two Years On and the new album Hopes and Dreams which released on July 19th 2019. Since then, and with the goal of getting people pumped up for living life to the full, Better Than the Book, via high-energy instrumentals and honest relatable lyrics about Nick's own experiences, has been on a mission to create heartfelt anthems to inspire and help people know that they aren't alone with their worries or the problems they face. That along with various stories about life and living make up what it means to be Better Than The Book.
After much hard work and preparation, Better Than The Book's 2nd full-length studio album, Hopes and Dreams has been released: 10 tracks; 39+ minutes; one heartfelt ska punk adventure carrying straight on from where Two Years On left off! Pick it up on Bandcamp, check out the animated lyric video for the lead single Meteor Shower with visuals by World Beyond, and get even more from BTTB on Patreon!
When Nick isn't working on Better Than The Book, he's either working on his other musical project Jabun (ambient, electronic & cinematic music) or tending to his audio production business JabunAudio. Since starting in 2013, JabunAudio has assisted countless musicians, game developers and animators around the globe, working on everything from music to UK broadcast television, and racking up over 20 million collective views on YouTube from his collaborative animation audio work alone.
Nick is always on the lookout for new animators, musicians and other creatives to work and collaborate with and spread his passion for making great sounding productions. Don't hesitate to drop him a line. He'd love to hear from you!
Contact Nick at JabunAudio Here
If you want to dive even deeper into Nick's musical journey, head over to Patreon for exclusive downloads, behind the scenes peeks and even one-to-one mentoring sessions if you're a music maker too, and enjoy the adventure from a front row seat as it unfolds!