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Elaine Page Stripped Back Tour 2016

John’ band played support to Elaine Paige, and performed as her backing band, in the hit nationwide tour in autumn 2016. She performed some of John’s arrangements, and the band also featured some of John’s own...

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Elaine Page 50th Anniversary Tour

John is touring with the First Lady of Musical Theatre for her farewell tour this October, and he has written and arranged her grand overture especially for the occasion.  

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The Elaine Paige Show is Live!

Elaine Paige on Sky Arts John is Musical Director on this new show on Sky Arts, and the series opened with John’s brand new arrangement of Magic To Do from the musical Pippin....

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John G Smith Trio at Canterbury Festival

John’s trio (with James Graydon- guitar, Zoltan Dekany- bass) will be performing at Canterbury Festival, in the Marlowe Theatre on 22nd October 2014, supporting the great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Tickets from...

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Ant & Dec with Michael Bublé

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,...

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Elaine Page on Sky Arts Channel

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...

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Friday Night is Music Night

John is playing piano for the Christmas 2013 edition of Friday Night is Music Night, live on BBC Radio 2 on 20th December evening. Soloists Louise Dearman and John Owen Jones, with maestro Larry Blank and the BBC Concert...

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Sandra the Fairytale Detective App

John has signed a new contract with Imira Productions to provide music for a new App which will comprise 52 episodes of the much-loved cartoon detective Sandra and her adventures in Fairytale land.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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...

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Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway

John G Smith on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway itv.com John on stage with Ant & Dec, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John has been working with Ant & Dec on a musical finale for their ITV show, Saturday...

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New project with Ant & Dec

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...

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