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)
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
Some good news!
It’s been a while, to say the least, but two recitals at Holy Trinity Church, Millhouses, Sheffield have been confirmed for 2021. The 1st is on Saturday June the 26th and the 2nd is on Saturday September the 11th. Both recitals start at 7.30pm. Nick will perform two different programmes of music so if you can make both concerts you will hear two very varied evenings of guitar music. However the ‘Koyunbaba suite’ by Carlo Domeniconi will feature in both recitals!
On August the 1st Nick will be performing with the ‘John Hackett Band’ who are booked to play at the 1862 venue in Southampton, support band to be confirmed.
All dates are subject to government guidelines, which may change. Hopefully all 3 concerts will be going ahead so I very much hope to see you at one, or all of them. I’m very much looking forward to performing once again!
Nick’s very latest composition 'Waltz of the Wooden Toys' has just been published by Production’s d’Oz!
Released March 26th 2021
This is what Steve Hackett had to say about the new 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.