John G Smith took over as MD of the hit show Beautiful! in September 2016. It continues to play to packed houses at London’s Aldwych Theatre.
Having sold out the Crazy Coqs late night jazz spot in April, the trio returns to London on Sunday 5th July with more interpretations of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, their own witty songs, anecdotes and humour. With James Graydon (guitar and vocals) and Zoltan Dekany (acoustic bass) plus maybe a friend or two! ‘The […]
John returned to Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in Feb 2014 as Musical Director and Arranger for their End of the Show Show. Featuring an 8-piece live band, two magic tricks and the legendary Michael Bublé with Ant, Dec and a cast of dancers, the live performance brought the house down.
John is Musical Director for The Elaine Paige Show on Sky Arts, a six part series for May 2014 in which Elaine will be singing some of her favourite songs and presenting guests from the world of musical theatre. John has written some fresh new arrangements of old songs, and will be appearing live on […]
John is going to be playing piano and keyboards in the major new West End spectacular, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Songs by Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and direction by Sam Mendes (who turned down the new Bond film in favour of this exciting new show). It opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June.
John has been working with Ant & Dec on a musical finale for their ITV show, Saturday Night Takeaway. As the show’s Musical Director John taught the duo to play piano and they performed a comic number with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday’s show. Watch John putting Ant and Dec through their paces in […]
John has been working on a musical project with Ant and Dec, together with Kim Gavin, director of Olympic and Paralympic Closing shows. You can see the result live on TV on 2nd March – Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John conducting.