Classical Guitarist

Alan Oliver

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With over 15 years experience and a huge song list i can guarantee that you get the atmosphere and quality that your wedding deserves
Classical Guitarist
Richmond
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I can provide the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day. From a tailored set list for the ceremony and drinks reception to stunning background music for your wedding breakfast. With a large and varied repertoire I can cater for your personal musical taste and can also learn requests if you have that special song in mind. I am a graduate of the Royal College of Music and over the last 15 years I have performed at many beautiful venues such as Villa Regina Teodolinda (Lake Como, Italy) Allington Castle, Winchester Cathedral, Shendish Manor, HMS Belfast, Wentworth Golf Club, Grosvenor Hotel, Horsley Towers and Royal Holloway College to name just a few. You can pick the set list for the day from my song list to guarantee you get the songs and atmosphere that your wedding deserves. I can use a battery powered amp meaning that I can set up anywhere that would need. I am a very stress free booking as I will always reply to your messages asap and I am a highly organised and professional musician who knows what's needed for the occasion I would also send you a rough recording of your bridal entrance so you know exactly what to expect on the day.

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Alan's Reviews

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Sophie L
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Buchan Hill
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5 out of 5

Hello Alan, We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was everything we dreamt of and more. You provided the perfect atmosphere and we received countless compliments about you. Your music was spot on and I only wish that I could have listened to it more! It was truly beautiful. Thank you for being so flexible moving around too. I wish you all the best and will highly recommend you to anyone. Best wishes Sophie and Alex Dodsworth Xx

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Laura B
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Upper Windrush
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5 out of 5

If you’re looking for a guitarist to play at your wedding, I couldn’t recommend Alan more! He has a huge playlist to choose from and had some many of our favourites. Alan moved around the venue depending on where guests were and so many of our guests commented on his playing. Annoyingly, we were delayed getting to our reception, due to transport issues, and Alan so kindly stayed to play for longer than planned for us. It was the perfect music for our wedding reception and breakfast! We can’t thank you enough for being so flexible and brilliant, Alan. We will definitely be recommending you to family and friends! Laura and Jack Bingley x

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Alan's Song list

Arrangements of Popular Songs
2020-Present
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Dynamite - BTS
Forget Me - Lewis Capaldi
Where Did You Go - Jax Jones, MNEK
I’m Good (Blue) - David Guetta ft Bebe Rexha
Anyone For You - George Ezra
Stay - The Kid Laroi ft Justin Bieber
Take You Dancing - Jason Derulo
Savage Love - Jason Derulo
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Afterglow - Ed Sheeran
As It Was - Harry Styles
Late Night Talking - Harry Styles
2010-2020
Shallow - A Star Is Born
High Hopes - Panic At The Disco
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Adore You - Harry Styles
Beautiful People - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Wake Me Up - Avicii
You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
Just You And I - Tom Walker
Better Half Of Me - Tom Walker
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) - Shakira
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love - Usher
Forever After All - Luke Combs
Little Talks - Of Monsters And Men
We Found Love - Rihanna
Senorita - Shawn Mendes ft Camila Cabello
Bruises - Lewis Capaldi
Pompei - Bastille
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Shotgun - George Ezra
Budapest - George Ezra
Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Count On Me - Bruno Mars
The Greatest Show - The Greatest Showman
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Like I'm Gonna Loose You - Meghan Trainor ft John Legend
All of me - John Legend
Hello - Adele
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
The One - Kodaline
Riptide - Vance Joy
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Hold back the river - James Bay
Move Together - James Bay
Let It Go - James Bay
Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Sugar - Maroon 5
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Yours - Ella Henderson
What makes you beautiful - One Direction
Simple - Florida Georgia Line
2000’s
Mr Brightside - The Killers
When You Were Young - The Killers
Somebody Told me - The Killers
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Use Somebody - The Kings Of Leon
Sex On Fire - The Kings Of Leon
Numb - Linkin Park
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Marry Me - Train
7 Days - Craig David
The Scientist - Coldplay
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Better Together - Jack Johnson
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Many Of Horror (When We Collide) - Biffy Clyro. PTO
All about You - McFly
Closer - Ne-Yo
Beautiful - Akon
Right Now (Na Na Na) - Akon
Everything - Micheal Buble
You And Me - Lifehouse
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous - Good Charlotte
Feeling Good - Muse
Make You feel My Love - Adele
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
90’s
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Basket Case - Green Day
When I Come Around - Green Day
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
All The Small Things - Blink-182
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Hero - Mariah Carey
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Kissing You - From Romeo and Juliet
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Everlong - The Foo Fighters
Zombie - The Cranberries
Amazed - Lonestar
You Gotta Be - Des’ree
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Dreams - Gabrielle
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen.
From This Moment - Shania Twain
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Lucky Man - The Verve
80’s
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Gimme Gimmie Gimmie - ABBA
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Endless Love - Lionel Ritchie
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
With Or Without You - U2
70’s
Is This Love - Bob Marley
No Women No Cry - Bob Marley
Your My Best Friend - Queen
Hotel California - The Eagles
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Your Song - Elton John
Three Times A Lady - The Commodores
Let It Be - The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Dancing Queen - ABBA
60’s
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
She Loves You - The Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
At Last - Etta James
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
PTO
Classical
River Flows in You (Bella's Lullaby from Twilight
Portuguese Love Theme (from Love Actually)
Concerning Hobbits (from The Lord Of The Rings)
Cinema Paradiso Love Theme
Wedding march and Bridal March
Fur Elise
The Heart Asks Pleasure First
Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)
Speak Softly, Love (from The Godfather
Minuet in G
Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon)
Ave Maria
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring
Air on A G String
Gymnopedie No 1
Ode To Joy
Danny Boy
Largo
Classical gas
Various other classical pieces PTO
Spanish/Latin
Spanish Romance - Trad
Aranjuez - Rodrigo
Bossa Bap - Sida
Recuerdos De Alhambra - Tarrega
Serenata Espanola - Malats
Asturias - Albeniz
Danza Brasilera - Morel
More - Mondo Kane
Green Eyes - Menendez
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps - Dorris Day
Various Flamenco
Jazz/Standards
So Nice
Misty
Wonderful World
Fly Me To The Moon
Blue Train
I'm Beginning To See The Light
The Girl From Impanema
Tangerine
Disney
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
We Are One - The Lion King 2 Simba’s Pride
The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book
Beauty And The Beast
A Whole New World - Aladdin
You’ve Gotta Friend In Me - Toy Story
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
I See The Light - Tangled
You’ll Be In My Heart - Tarzan
Colours Of The Wind - Pocahontas
Under The Sea - The Little Mermaid
Reflection - Mulan

Alan's 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)£187.50
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love the ability to choose music from my very large song list, I can play all the songs that you would expect to hear at a wedding but i have also have a lot of songs that are different and alternative. For example you can have music from Ed Sheeran, John Legend or music from GreenDay, Blink 182 and Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's completely up to you

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Villa Regina Teodolinda (Lake Como, Italy) Turin Castle (Scotland) Allington Castle (Kent) Horsley Towers (Surrey) The Royal Automobile Club (London) The Royal College Of Music (London) Wentworth Golf Club (Surrey) Royal Holloway College (Surrey) Shendish Manor (Hertfordshire) Royal Berkshire Hotel (Surrey) Manor By The Lake (Gloucester)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Over the years i have gone through stages of listening to many different genres of music. I feel that this is noticeable when you see how large and varied my song list is. My biggest influences would have to be the guitarists that taught me from an early age and through my undergraduate course at The Royal College Of Music

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

To me every wedding is high profile, the same effort, efficiency and commitment gets put into every performance. I have played at weddings and events where high profile people have attended

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

That's fine, there's always little things that can change slightly leading up to the day, especially if you have booked well in advance. I'm happy to be flexible to help you with any changes that may occur so please just let me know before the day

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

As I don't really take breaks in-between sets I wouldn't need to provide this service. The only break in sound you would get is if you require me to move to a different area.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually aim to arrive an hour before I'm due to start but i only take 10 minutes to set up.

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

Yes absolutely, with my large and varied song list there will definitely be music to suit the atmosphere that you are looking for. You can also choose a request free of charge.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, the only thing that I would need from the venue is a chair

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, if you have a special song in mind that isn't on my list then a request is fine, free of charge.
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger
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