Nick Tatham auditions for The Voice UK 2013

Singer Songwriter Nick Tatham showcased his talents on The Voice UK this week in a bid to wow the judges for a place in the second round of the competition.

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Nick from Blandsford in Dorset, suffers from Tourette syndrome for most of his life and has been coping with this whilst writing and recording songs.

The 29-year-old performs his version of Footloose for the panel, playing the guitar accompanied by The Voice’s live band.

Nick explains on the show: “Music is definitely my medication. When I’m playing, I don’t really think about it. I get so involved in the songs; I think that’s when the Tourette’s disappears. But I have physical tics, too.

“When I was at school, people didn’t really understand and the main thing that got me through Tourette’s and the bad time of having it was my music.

“Tourette’s makes me who I am, nothing is going to change that. It’s part of me now.”

See Nick doing what he does best in the videos below: