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Wednesday 15 July at 20h00 (CAT)

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This week host Kate Normington shines a spotlight on the highly talented guitar virtuoso Nick Kendall.

Nick has a list of impressive career guitar credits that belies his youthful 32 years of age, beginning at just 11 in Johannesburg, and continuing in London since his move there in 2008.

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Each week SPOTLIGHT ON… shines a light on exceptional South African entertainers who are currently “living the dream” internationally, and flying the SA flag high for us.

This week it will be guitar virtuoso Nick Kendall, chatting to charismatic host Kate Normington live from the UK.

Nick Kendall puts the “prodigy” in “child prodigy”.

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From sharing the stage regularly in Johannesburg with guitar virtuoso Dan Patlansky at just 11 years of age, touring with the SA production of We Will Rock You from 16, on scholarship at the highly acclaimed Berklee College of Music in BostonUSA at 18 and moving to London at just 19 years of age, he has more career accolades than most guitarists twice his age.

His guitar skills continue to be in constant demand for West End and touring UK shows including Quadrophenia, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Dreamgirls, Kinky Boots, Motown The Musical, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, Waitress and more.

He has shared the stage with many industry greats including Pete Townshend, Alice Cooper, Brian May, Rick Astley, T’Pau and others, along with some of the finest orchestras including the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, the London BBC Concert Orchestra and is part of Bowie, A Rock Symphonic Spectacular.

He gigs regularly with 10CC, Tony Hadley, Gordy Marshall as well as The Rewind Project and can be found on studio recordings of luminaries such as Dame Vera Lynn, Cliff Richard, Collabro and Peter Cox.

Nick is also lead vocalist, producer and songwriter of his own blues-rock band, The Kendall Connection. Their debut album released in January 2020 to great acclaim.

At just 32 years of age, Nick Kendall is regarded by his peers as one of the UK’s finest guitarists, one that South Africa can still proudly call our own!

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Nick is one of the UK’s finest guitarists, who by age 30 has performed on stage with the likes of 10cc, Tony Hadley, Gordon Giltrap, Alice Cooper, T’Pau, Rick Astley and Brian May.

Nick has worked extensively in London’s West End, as a chair holder on the productions of Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots and Waitress, as well as convering as a deputy on shows such as We Will Rock You, Sunny Afternoon, One Man Two Guvners, Motown, Dreamgirls and Tina,

Nick has recorded guitars for artists including Cliff Richard, Peter Cox (Go West), Rhydian, Collabro, Dame Vera Lynn, and has taken the skills and experience from working in studios over the years, to run his own small, but professional studio in the Buckinghamshire countryside, where he records guitars for various writers and producers on a regular basis.

Nick is a strong lead vocalist, producer and songwriter, and this can be seen and heard in the form of his own band, The Kendall Connection, whose debut album received glowing reviews and strong support in the blues/rock community.

Nick has also performed with some of the world’s finest orchestras including the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, Birmingham Symphony and the London BBC Concert Orchestra, which whom he performed as a featured soloist, for BBC Radio 2’s “Friday Night is Music Night”, “Bowie – A Rock Symphonic Spectacular”.



The Kendall Connection is a Blues-Rock Band from London, UK, spearheaded by frontman guitarist, singer/songwriter NICK KENDALL.

Kendall, along with band members Steve Holness (Keyboards), Greg Hagger (bass) and Tom Clare (Drums), are some of the UK’s finest session musicians who have over the last decade performed with some of the biggest names in music, such as 10cc, Adele, Tony Hadley, Paul Weller, Brian May and Alice Cooper to name a few. They have also held chairs on numerous shows in London’s West End and worked on TV shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

The four joined forces in late 2016 and launched onto the scene with the release of their debut single Staring Back at Me in May 2017. The band decided to embrace the digital age and rather than release albums in the traditional way, release songs on a continual baiss, which they feel gives them the stylistic and creative freedom they desire.

Kendall’s songwriting has a grounding in Blues-Rock with Country and Jazz ingredients thrown in. His songs connect with the emotions of the everyday man while being a vehicle for the musicians in the band to express their musicianship through improvised solos.

The band’s latest offering is a full length album which features nine previously released singles alog with the three brand new tracks. The self-titled album was released January 2020 to positive reviews. Rock Chic music blog said; “It has an ageless quality that blends genres so seamlessly.”


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