Guitarist

Angus Parkin

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Guitarist
London
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Even the most expensive sofa in DFS will not make me feel as comfortable as a guitar in my hands. Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Producer.

I am a freelance musician, songwriter and producer based in London. With years of live experience including playing with Paul Gilbert, Seven Decades, both Sam and Jo Brown, Science of The Lamps, Tilly Valentine and Conan Mac to name a few. This has ended me up in some of the best studios in the country, including British Grove Studios and Metropolis Studios. Through my love for the guitar and the creative process I quickly found myself absorbed in the songwriting world, and I'm here to stay. As an artist, I blend my folk inspired songwriting background into a modern Alt/Soul/Jazz arrangement style to create a relaxing and unique listening experience. The mesh of guitars with ambient/alternative production elements creates a tapestry of melody and rhythm that aims to take the listener on a journey. I also love writing for other artists and briefs, with credits on records of all genres and some songs that hold a special place in my heart due to the sentiment of those briefing me to write them (proposal songs etc). I'm a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music studying under Jon Bishop, Mike Goodman, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci, achieving first class honours in 2017.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
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:
Electronic, Ambient, Triphop, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Originals
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Customer questions

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

Call me, we'll work it out.

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

iPod is a definite, can't say I'm a DJ though!

How much time do you need to set up?

Totally gig dependant, if it's out and about then no longer then 5m! If a PA/stage set-up is required, allowing for atleast 30m would be my recommendation - the longer the better!

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

Sure thing!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - everything.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - the longer the notice is the more I can learn!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The honesty and intimacy of a personalised performance. Lots of people love a good guitar solo too!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I work as a session guitarist so I've done the rounds for sure! Ronnie Scotts, Hundred Club, O2 academies up and down the country, your local pub - you name it!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer and Bruno Major - the heartbreakers.

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

I performed as a house band musician for an exclusive Paul Gilbert masterclass, outside of that perhaps Cornbury Festival mainstage?

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Songwriting
A completely unique song written for you, to your brief. This can be recorded, performed (or both) for your special moment.
£150
Available services
Fully Produced Recording
+£250