Big Band Hip album out!
Over lockdown I wrote some Big band music... thanks to Dick Walter and the great people at Score Productions, this is now an award-nominated album, brought to life by the wonderful Steve Sidwell (trumpets), Paul Spong (trumpets), Andy Wood (trombone), Martin Williams...
Queen Rock Symphonic Tour of France 2023
Playing all the Queen classics in some great company, for the wonderful people of France, January 2023
BBC Concert Orchestra Christmas Calendar
Featuring Samantha Barks, John Owen Jones and Trevor Dion, John's piano featured in some of the great Christmas songs for 2022.
Cynthia Erivo at the Proms 2022
John played keyboards with the exceptional Cynthia Erivo for her first solo Prom concert. The BBC Concert Orchestra was conducted by Edwin Outwater.
& Juliet London
John is now Associate Musical Director at & Juliet, the hilarious and touching show currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Live UK concerts coming soon!
John took a trip Up North in April 2021 with the amazing Rachael Wooding to promote the Queen Rock Symphonic concerts in August. By then we all hope that big gatherings will be possible after the many long months of Lockdown.
Royal Albert Hall VE75 with Katherine Jenkins
John was the Musical Director for this historic event to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, when the Nazis surrendered to end the Second World War in Europe. It was the first concert to an empty house (due to COVID19 restrictions) in the great venue's 149-year...
Queen Rock Symphonic
John plays the iconic keyboard parts of Queen in this internationally touring concert, featuring stars of We Will Rock You, rock band and orchestra, arranged and conducted by Richard Sidwell. Sadly Coronavirus has meant a large number of cancelled trips in 2020, but...
John G Smith Trio Live at Canterbury Festival
This was the debut gig of the Trio comprising me on piano (and occasional vocals), James Graydon on guitar and vocals, and Zoltan Dekany on bass. It was a few years ago now, but still something I'm very proud of. I hope to make more music with these beautiful guys...
John G Smith Band Live at Richmond Theatre
John's band was snapped up to tour with Elaine Paige at their debut gig at Soho Jazz Club, and since then have toured the UK and Ireland, Scandinavia and Australasia. They not only accompany the First Lady of Musical Theatre, but they also play their own support set....
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...
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.
John is Musical Director for hit Carole King musical
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.
John G Smith Trio at Pizza Express Dean St, 5th July 2015
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...
Mari Wilson at the Crazy Coqs
John is appearing with Mari Wilson all week (8-12 July 2014) at the Crazy Coqs cabaret joint in Piccadilly.
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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,...
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...