About me

Award winning Broadcaster Jamie Crick is an experienced presenter appearing on and hosting radio, television and digital media 

Biography 
 

Television and Radio host Jamie Crick presents the Afternoon Drive programme for the UK's award winning Jazz FM.

He also host's various programmes on national classical station, Scala Radio including his regular slot of Sunday Breakfast each week.

Jamie founded the UK's theatre radio station Encore Radio which plays songs from musical and movies.

 

Jamie started in radio with Guildford based County Sound in Surrey, spent a few years in BBC Radio before he  joined Classic FM in 1993 and went on to host the second biggest daytime programme on the station with 2.6 million listeners a week.

 

His career has crossed many areas of entertainment from West End musicals to radio and the odd appearance on TV panel games and the ITV1 breakfast programme as well as co-hosting live on Sky Arts TV from the Royal Albert Hall.

 

When he was 11, he was cast in the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice hit musical Evita with Elaine Paige but instead of choosing a stage career he decided on broadcasting.

 

As a news and talk presenter Jamie has hosted programmes for LBC, the talk radio station and various BBC Radio speech and music.

 

Rather than choosing a football team to support, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in North London chose Jamie, thankfully not to play but to host Spurs TV with match reports and analysis of home games.

 

Jamie has presented concerts all over Britain, hosting many outdoor events at stately homes and castles. He presented the Sainsbury’s Youth Orchestra Series and hosted Birmingham Schools Music Service Gala events as well as the Music For Youth concert season at the Royal Albert Hall and charity events for The Poppy Factory in South West London who make the poppies which raise money for The Royal British Legion each year.

 

He has presented major live classical concerts to a packed Royal Albert Hall many times and been asked to switch on the Regent Street Christmas lights.

 

Jamie hosted a series of concerts for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has twice presented the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Gala night as well as presenting at The Sage Gateshead with Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool and the Liverpool International Music Festival outdoor event at Sefton Park in the city.

 

He was also involved in the record attempt to create the world’s largest orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

 

Charity & other interests
 
Jamie is part of the management committee of The Poppy Factory which makes the famous poppies used by the Royal British Legion.
 
A keen cyclist he enjoys riding around the hills close to his home in the South Downs and takes part in cycle events around the UK.
Living near Haslemere in Surrey he volunteers for local community groups including the South Downs Information Centre
 
An enthusiastic photographer Jamie's pictures have been published on various websites and used by organisations ranging from Global Media to the D'Oyly Carte Opera company.
 
Born in London Jamie's family come from the city and the North East of England as well as southern Italy and Sicily.

© 2014 Jamie Crick

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