Nick Fitch and Jamie McCredie

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thursday March 17

Nick Fitch
and Jamie McCredie

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

In this second concert in the festival we bring together two of the brightest, youthful British jazz guitarists, Nick Fitch and Jamie McCredie. Both are already playing top jazz clubs and theatre settings and making waves among fellow musicians and developing loyal followings among the ticket buying public.

Nick Fitch, a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music is not only a guitarist of considerable ability, but also a musical director and arranger.

His wide skillset and experience in a variety of genres has led to working with artists such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Brendan Cole,James Hudson and Lee Mead, plus in the jazz world with Claire Martin, Nicole Henry (playing and directing in her Aretha Franklin music U.K. tour), Tina MayJim Mullen and Laurence Juber

Nick is a regular performer in West End shows including, Hamilton, The Book of Mormon and Pretty Woman. He is currently the guitarist on the BBC Radio 2 Sound Of The 60s Live with Tony Blackburn and in the Leo Green Orchestra tour .

Nick’s outstanding technique is well displayed on this recording of “How High The Moon”

 

 

Jamie McCredie, also a Guilhall graduate, has cemented his reputation as one of the UK's busiest and most versatile guitarists.
 He played guitar in Rosin Murphy’s European and US tour, on her recent Mercury Music Prize nominated album Hairless Toys, and her latest release Take Her Up To Monto.

Jamie has featured live & on record with Tokio Myers, The Saturdays. Will Young, Simple Minds, Jools Holland and Melody Gardot. His guitar playing and arrangements have featured in many dramas and film scores

Jamie leads his own band and performs frequently as a soloist around the UK. He is enthusiastic about exploring the gaps between jazz, rock & classical harmony, and with a focus on modern, memorable melodies

Here’s James in a “romantic mood” performing Night Butterflies

 

 

An evening of delight in store with the brilliant youthful talent of Nick Fitch and Jamie McCredie

 

The Press say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail


“Wall-to- wall style, sophistication and a stunningly good time..it’s something to be experienced”
Callum Crumlish — 
Daily Express

 

Audiences are in for musical treats in this much appreciated venue 

A small but perfectly formed little jazz venue”

“A lovely warm atmosphere”

“An enjoyable intimate venue”

“A real jazz club feel”

“A wonderful relaxing intimate venue”

“Highly recommended”

 

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20 plus £1.50 Booking fee

 

Other forthcoming events in this series

Jim Mullen and Tommy Ramon
@Piano Smithfield

Jim Mullen and Tommy Ramon

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thu 10th Mar 2022 8PM Jazz
Nigel Price  and Alessio Menconi
@Piano Smithfield

Nigel Price
and Alessio Menconi

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thu 24th Mar 2022 8PM Jazz
Luiz Morais and Ariel Gragnani
@Piano Smithfield

Luiz Morais
and Ariel Gragnani

London’s Two-Guitars Festival

Thu 31st Mar 2022 8PM Jazz