Biography of Nick Chenhall A.L.C.M. L.L.C.M. (T.D.) Nick-guitar3

Nick has played in many areas of music since the age of twelve and spent much of his early teens performing in the Working Mens Clubs of South Wales and the West Country. At the age of fifteen he left school, and as a vocal guitarist had his own TV show on HTV West called ‘New Folk’. By eighteen (1975) Nick lived in Germany and had a recording contract with CBS/April Musik in Frankfurt.

At twenty four Nick worked with the Dennis Mann Orchestra in the South West as a guitarist at Pontins and at the same time had a residency at Hollymarine playing keyboards. Nick studied the classical guitar and has achieved both the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas qualifying him to teach music.

Nick met his wife Kelly in 1986 and together they have worked in H M Horfield Prison, Bristol, (Nick did this for eighteen years) as Christian musicians as well as the DCF (Disabled Christian Fellowship) in Bristol. Nick and Kelly have also been Church musicians where Nick was Church Organist and Choirmaster for ten years at St. Anne’s C of E Church, West Heath, Birmingham.

Nick worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford playing guitar on Don Juan, As You Like It and The Jovial Crew.

In 1992 Nick and Kelly started working together as Carillon Flute and Guitar Duo for corporate functions, including banks, office parties and military barracks as well as weddings, special birthdays and anniversaries. You can view their website by visiting

Nick toured with the RSC in 1993 playing on The Jovial Crew. Nick plays piano and Church organ, both classical and electric guitars as well as the bass guitar which he played at the Wigmore Hall in London in 1997 in celebration of John Mills’ fiftieth birthday.

Last updated: 12/10/2017