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Professional Guitarist/Bassist available in Hampshire & London for bookings. Pop/rock & solo classical guitar. Also available for production
Classical Guitarist
Hampshire
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Adam is a professional musician of more than 20 years of performance experience, having performed all over the country at venues such as Royal Festival Hall and having been seen by the likes of James Corden, Kevin Keegan, Andy Goldstein and many more. He performs primarily as a guitarist (performing both on electric & classical/acoustic) although he also performs regularly as a bassist as well. Adam also works as a guitar tutor at various schools in London, often teaching individual, group & ensemble workshops to students of all ages. He has recently been working on his composition portfolio, writing songs for rock & TV, and contributing to the new drum education series 'Skins Drum Performance Method' More info soon!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Folk, Bluegrass, Folk rock, Country, Classical crossover, Easy listening, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, World music, Flamenco, Tango, Traditional church music, Triphop, Electronic, Ambient, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Originals, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, R&B, Disco, Americana, Hip Hop, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner
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Song list

Modern Pop Songs (2000s - present)
All of me (John Legend)
All the Small Things (Blink 182)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Burn (Ellie Goulding)
Can’t Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Heartbeats (Jose Gonzalez)
Ho Hey (Lumineers)
Hold Back the River (James Bay)
Hold My Girl (George Ezra)
I see Fire (Ed Sheeran)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Impossible (James Arthur)
Mr.Brightside (The Killers)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
Real Love (Tom O’Dell)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
See you Again (Wiz Khalifa)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
Speed of Sound (Coldplay)
Thinking out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Thousand years (Christina Perri)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Umbrella (Rhianna)
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Wherever you will go (The Calling)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
Classic Pop/Rock/Chart Songs
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
And So it Goes (Billy Joel)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Annie Song (John Denver)
Best friend (Queen)
Boheniam Rhapsody (Queen)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)
Classical Gas (Mason Williams)
Close to You (The Carpenters)
Digsy’s Dinner (Oasis)
Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Every Breath you Take (The Police)
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (Green Day)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
Half the World Away (Oasis)
Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
How Deep is Your Love (The Bee Gees)
I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton)
I’ll Stand by You (The Pretenders)
If you Leave Me Now (Chicago)
Imagine (John Lennon)
In My Life (The Beatles)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Killing Me Softly with His Song (Fugees/Roberta Flack)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
The Long and Winding Road (The Beatles)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Time after Time (Cyndi Lauper)
To Make you Feel my Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
True Colours (Cyndi Lauper)
Vincent (Starry, starry Night) (Don McLean)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
When I’m Sixty Four (The Beatles)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
You Got a Friend (James Taylor)
You’ve got a friend (James Taylor)
Your Song (Elton John)
TV, Film & Disney
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
A Whole new World (Aladdin)
Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
Beauty & the Beast (Beauty & the Beast)
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King (Elton John))
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter (Stanley Myers))
Colours of the wind (Pocahantus)
Everything I Do (I’ll do it for you) (Bryan Adams)
Game of Thrones Theme (Game of Thrones)
He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
Let it Go (Frozen)
Married Life (Up)
Memory (Cats)
Mia and Sebastian’s Theme (La La Land)
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic (Celine Dion))
The Godfather Theme (The Godfather)
This is me (The Greatest Showman)
Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
Lava You (Disney Pixar)
Grow Old with You (The Wedding Singer)
The River Flows in You (Twilight Saga)
Classical/Flamenco
Air Montagnard (M.Carcassi)
Air on the G String (J.S Bach)
Aranjuez (J.Rodrigo)
Asturias (I.Albeniz)
Ave Maria (F.Schubert)
Blue Danube (J.Strauss)
Bouree in E Minor (J.S Bach)
Clair De Lune (C.Debussy)
El Choclo (A.G.Villoldo)
Fanfare for the Common Man (A.Copeland)
Flower Duet (L.Delibes)
Für Elise (L.V. Beethoven)
Gnossienne No.1 (E.Satie)
Gran Vals (F.Tárrega)
Gymnopedie No.1 (E.Satie)
Habanera (G.Bizet)
Julia Florida (A.B.Mangore)
La Cumparsita (M.Rodriguez)
Lagrima (F.Tárrega)
Le Donna é Mobile (G.Verdi)
Le Onde (L.Einsudi)
Malagueña (E.Lecuona)
Moonlight Sonata (L.V.Beethoven)
Morning Mood (Peer Gynt) (E.Grieg)
New World Sympohony Theme (A.Dvorák)
Nocturne Op.9 No.2 (F.Chopin)
O Mio Babbino Caro (G.Puccini)
Ode to Joy (L.V.Beethoven)
Pachelbel’s Canon (Canon in D) (J.Pachelbel)
Papagano (The Magic Flute) (W.A.Mozart)
Pavane (G.Faure)
Pomp and Circumstance Op.39 Land of Hope & Glory (E.Elgar)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (F.Tarrega)
Spanish Romance (Romanza) (Anon.)
The Four Seasons Op.8 ‘Spring’ : Allegro (A.Vivaldi)
Waltz No.2 (D.Shostakovich)
Jazz/Latin/Misc.
Ain’t Misbehaving (Fats Waller)
All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern)
Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer)
Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)
Blue Moon (Richard Rodgers)
Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
Cry me a river (Arthur Hamilton)
Fly me to the Moon (Bart Howard)
Georgia on my mind (Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell)
Hello Dolly (Jerry Herman)
I Got Rhythm (George Gerswhin)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Josef Zawinul)
Minor Swing (Django Reinhardt)
Misty (Erroll Garner)
My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)
New York, New York (John Kander)
On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislau Kaper)
Satin Doll (Duke Ellington)
Scrapple from the Apple (Charlie Parker)
Sidewinder (Lee Morgan)
So Nice (Marcos Valle)
Someone to Watch Over me (George Gershwin)
Stella by Starlight (Victor Young)
Summertime (George Gerswhin)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck (Paul Desmond))
Take the ‘A’ Train (Billy Strayhorn)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin)
The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
Traditional/Christmas
A Spaceman came Travelling (Chris de Burgh)
All I want for Christmas is you (Mariah Carey)
Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns)
Don’t Let The Bells End (The Darkness)
Greensleeves (Anon.)
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby)
Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont)
Joy to the World (Isaac Watts)
Last Christmas (Wham!)
Londonderry Air (Anon.)
Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin’ Stevens)
O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks)
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Johnny Marks)
Silent Night (Franz Xavier Gruber)
The Snowman Theme (Howard Blake)
We wish you a Merry Christmas (Arthur Warrell)
White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard)
Christmas Carol Medley (Various)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be as flexible as possible to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings changes slightly in the run up to the event, then please let me know at the earliest convinience.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide backing background music between sets and breaks from performance. I provide this service free as a standard part of my service.

How much time do you need to set up?

For solo guitar work, I’m usually set up within 15 minutes after load in. Where possible, I can play a playlist of songs in preparation for the performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My setlists are crafted from countless performances & experience learning what’s best for guests to enjoy and sing along to. However, I’m more than happy to learn song requests ie bride entrance music etc for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I provide my own instruments and amplification for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes; there’s a good chance I may already know your request as I’ve learnt 100s of songs over the last decade. Please inform me of requests as soon as possible to guarantee them being included as part of the set.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

With all performances, I give my upmost to perform to the best of my abilities, ensuring there's fun and passion, adding to the great atmosphere of your event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Festival Hall, Rose Theatre, and many more venues!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Dawes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eagles, Jon Gomm, Martin Taylor, Derek Trucks and many more...

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Royal Festival Hall.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£320
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. This is for an hours worth of performance in total.
£180
It’s Christmas!
A tailored song list of popular songs and Christmas smash hits from the greats! Performance features 2x1 hour sets.
£250
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
£250

Add-ons

Acoustic and Flute
+£250
Acoustic and Vocals
+£250
Acoustic Duo
+£250

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Becky B, 11 months ago

Really pleased with Adam

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Li F, 2 years ago

Great repertoire - thank you for helping make the day so special, Adam

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Belinda V, 8 months ago

Andy and I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We had a wonderful day and your music was an important part of it. We really enjoyed the couple of dances we managed to fit in towards the end of your set. I hope it has been captured on video. We do not do facebook but we would absolutely be happy to recommend you to others we know.

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Jo B, 2 years ago

Thank you again for an amazing night, everyone was blown away by you and the band. Perfect, right mix, right energy and Bonfire Heart [First Dance Request] was amazing.

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