Allan Young

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About Allan Young

Jazz/Acoustic/Classical Guitarist. A beautiful musical backdrop to your event.

I am a professional solo guitarist with a BMus (Hons) degree in guitar from the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. As one of the UK's most versatile guitar players, I am equally at home performing tranquil Classical Guitar repertoire, Jazz Guitar standards, as well as Acoustic Guitar renditions of your favourite pop/rock/film hits. I have over 20 years of performing experience, as well as professional-level gear and my own transport. I am more than happy to cater to special song requests to provide a personal touch to your wedding or event - no request is off-limits! My music will provide the perfect ambience, allowing the audience to enjoy the day, whilst captivating and mesmerising those who wish to listen. My professional experience includes an appearance on E4's Made in Chelsea with Jazz Band 'The Quartones', and I have played in many renowned venues across the UK including Royal Academy of Arts in London, Malvern Theatre, Glasgow Old Fruitmarket, Sage Gateshead, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many more.

Easy listening, Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Composer, Arranger, Producer, Transcription, Accompanist, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
All of Me - John Legend
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Every Breath You Take - Sting and The Police
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
You've Got a Friend In Me - Toy Story (Randy Newman)
Jazz Sample Setlist:
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
All of Me - G. Marks
Body and Soul - Johnny Green
Darn That Dream - Jimmy Van-Heusen
East of the Sun - Brooks Bowman
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Georgia on My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
Mr Sandman - Pat Ballard
Classical Sample Setlist:
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Prelude in C - J.S. Bach
Cello Prelude - J.S. Bach
Ode to Joy - Beethhoven
Lágrima - F. Tarrega
Waltz in E Minor - F Carulli
Bourrée in E minor - J.S. Bach
Capricho árabe - F. Tarrega


From customers:

Ben (
2 years ago

Allan played a 3-hour set at our garden-wedding in August 2021. He is incredibly easy to work with and is a very skilled guitarist and musician. He took a loose set list from us, and then on the day he played a mixture of our favourites and others that he thought we'd enjoy. Overall it was an excellent set at a great price. Would recommend to anyone.

Peter (
1 year ago

We were a fairly small company - not much more than 20 - and, on withdrawing after the wedding breakfast, we really wanted something that would create a pleasant and relaxing ambience. Allan’s excellent musicianship provided that perfectly. We would certainly seek his services again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.