Some good news!
In June I gave my first classical recital in over 18 months! It was so wonderful to be able to perform once again. More recitals are being added but just two later this year are confirmed at present, which are:
September 11th Holy Trinity Church Millhouses Sheffield 7.30pm
October 21st Holy Trinity Church Loughborough 7.30pm
John Hackett Band Gig update!!!
Sunday 1st August 2021 - 1865, Southhampton + Haze
Saturday 18th December 2021 - Vic Hall, Oundle + The Blackheart Orchestra
Sunday 23rd January - Giants of Rock, Minehead
Sunday 30th January 2022 - Robin 2, Wolverhampton, Prog All-Dayer
Sunday 6th March 2022 - Fusion, Stourport
Sunday 10th April 2022 - Winter's End, Chepstow
Saturday 21st May 2022 - Seven, Leeds - with support from J.Harris & Storytime Band
Sunday 22nd May 2022 - Musician, Leicester - with support from Kentish Spires
Saturday 10th September 2022 - Greystones, Sheffield - with support from Howard Sinclair - please note hire price has risen to £190
Friday 21st October 2022 - Forum, Darlington + Amy Birks
Saturday 22nd October 2022 - The Big Room, Heswall - with support from Kentish Spires
All dates are subject to government restrictions, which may change. I very much hope to see you at one, or all of them!
Nick has an excellent new composition
'The Centaur' available NOW! via 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)
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
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.