"Nick's fluency is outstanding...I consider Nick Fletcher to be an absolute star"
“Nick shows off his own formidable talents here too with some truly remarkable guitar work”....
“This suite should definitely come with a parental guidance warning - budding guitarists do not try to emulate this at home! It really is difficult to do justice to the level of performance on display here”....
“Derived from music cast in the sharpest of moulds, it really is an album which will make you sit up and think and admire the sheer level of musicianship on display from Nick and the rest of the musicians who have shared the task of putting this project together - I love it!
Alan Hewitt - Genesis Fanzine (TWRONLINE)
“Fletcher has a masterful touch....for fans of guitar-centric concept albums this is a voyage well worth considering.”
Grant Moon – (Prog Magazine - August 2022)
"The Cloud of Unknowing is in my opinion a master-work and is by a long way my album of the year so far!"
Stevie Iona-Vaughan (Progzilla Radio)
'An intense and intriguing album of progressive rock...exemplary performances from all members of the band!'
David Randall (Get Ready to Rock)
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NEWS & GIG UPDATES 2022
As well as being busy recording a new album Nick has been performing solo concerts and has been back on the road with the John Hackett Band!
Performing at numerous festivals including Fusion festival, Winters End, Giants of Rock, The Prog All Day Event at the Robin 2 and also Seven Arts Leeds.
Nick will also be performing with the JHB at The New Day Festival on August 20th alongside Jethro Tull, Focus and Soft Machine.
JHB upcoming UK Gigs are as follows:
Greystones - Sheffield - September 16th
Oundle with The Blackheart Orchestra - September 17th
Darlington with Amy Birks - October 21st
Barnoldswick - October 23rd
Nick's upcoming solo concerts are as follows:
Holy Trinity Church - Millhouses - September 24th at 7:30pm
Sheffield Cathedral - October 12th at 12:45pm
Christ Church Harrogate - November 2nd at 12:15pm
Nick has an excellent new composition
'The Princesses Pavane and Galliard' available NOW! via Productions d'Oz!
Nick has an excellent new composition
'Call of the Running of the Tide' available NOW! via Productions d'Oz!
The scores to all of Nick's compositions on the album 'Blue Horizon' including the title track are available to purchase from Productions d'Oz
Nick's album 'Blue Horizon' is now available to download via the music player. Also comes with artwork and priced at £6.99!
The album is made up of a mixture of Nick’s compositions and other music from the guitar repertoire including Manuel Ponce’s Sonata Number 3. The title track ‘Blue Horizon’ received an excellent review in classical guitar magazine:
‘this piece, dedicated to Egberto Gismonti is full of Brazilian sounds and rhythms. It begins with a fast tricky run in semiquavers down the strings before launching into a bouncy main idea that is rather fleet of foot and requires careful handling. There are plenty of fast runs and chordal syncopations and a couple of hammer-ons that I had to look at a couple of times before attempting them. Things get a little trickier in the middle section with a few excursions into the higher positions that could catch you out, before a return to the opening section and an extended coda that manages to encapsulate some of the trickiest finger work. This is on the higher side of moderate but is always interesting, entertaining and not at all predictable. It is quite a work out for the fingers but in the right hands would be a very effective piece to programme in a concert.’
Chris Dumigan (Classical Guitar Magazine)
Released March 26th 2021
This is what Steve Hackett had to say about the recording;
‘A fantastic album!..Nick Fletcher is probably the best jazz rock guitarist in the country. His fluency is astounding, plus he possesses a first rate classical guitar technique to boot!…I consider Nick Fletcher to be an absolute star’ …
Steve Hackett 2020
The album has contributions from luminaries from the world of prog including Dave Bainbridge (Lifesigns, Celestial Fire, Iona, Strawbs) Tim Harries (ex Bill Bruford’s Earthworks) Russ Wilson from the Book of Genesis and Caroline Bonnett. Plus flute and vocal contributions from the wonderful John Hackett.