Nick Fitch is a guitarist, musical director and arranger based in Battersea, London. Over the past six years Nick has worked across the city from The Royal Albert Hall, to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and commercial recording spaces such as AIR Studios.
Since graduating with a 1st class honours degree in Jazz, Commercial and Classical Guitar from the prestigious Guildhall School Of Music, Nick has been an in-demand guitarist in the commercial, jazz and pop world, having toured in the UK, Europe and China with some of the biggest house-hold names. Some recent highlights Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Professor Green,The Feeling, Marisha Wallace, Lee Mead, the BBC Proms and 42nd Street (West End). In 2019, Nick was the musical director and guitarist for the U.S award-winning Jazz/Gospel singer Nicole Henry on her UK tour dates, celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin.
In 2020, Nick took over the guitar chair on the BBC Radio 2 Sound of the 60s with Tony Blackburn as a member of the Leo Green Orchestra having deputised on the show throughout 2019. He is also currently working on Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole "Show Man" UK & Ireland tour under musical director Barry Robinson. Nick spends a lot of his time working in the orchestral pits across the West End. This is supported by an eclectic musical education and fluency on multiple stringed instruments. He has worked on shows such as Hamilton, Joseph, The Book of Mormon and 42nd Street.
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Nick has been my teacher for 2 years now and in that time I’ve made incredible progress. Under his guidance I managed to achieve a distinction in my Grade 8 Rockschool exam in only one term. Throughout my time playing Zack Mooneyham in the West End production of School of Rock Nick helped me to perfect my technique and improvisation skills, making sure that I performed to the best of my ability and this greatly increased my confidence on stage. Nick always provides me with arrangements and extra resources to help me improve quickly and achieve my goals.
He is patient, supportive and really fun to learn with and we manage to cover an incredible amount of work in every lesson. He teaches me many genres, from rock solos to blues licks, and walks me carefully though each piece, making sure that every aspect of my playing is as good as it can be. Our Zoom lessons are just as fun and productive. Nick even created a whole Google Drive folder for me with all my pieces, listening lists, backing tracks and exercises to support my learning during lockdown. He really is an awesome teacher and my lessons with him are always the highlight of my week.