Niall sang in Clare College Choir, Cambridge. He still sings in oratorio and recitals, and has now reached the stage where his operatic roles are daddies and baddies. In his time with Operaletta he has also been a waiter and a bear. Elsewhere he has done title roles from Orfeo to the Flying Dutchman, Falstaff to the Mikado. After years at the chalkface, he now works as a translator and quite enjoys distance running.