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Ben Thornton

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Musician | Tutor | Band Leader
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Electric Guitarist
Guildford
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Ben is a UK professional musician and music tutor based in Guildford, Surrey. Whilst he specialises on the guitar, he is also a competent pianist and has over five years of band leadership experience. Ben has a variety of live performing experience (which includes managing and performing with his own function bands, The Cheers and I Do Party). He also offers home recording (remote sessions). Ben is a DBS checked music tutor with 10 years of teaching experience. From 1-1 tutoring (guitar, piano, music theory) through to band and music technology workshops, Ben is a passionate, knowledgeable and approachable tutor. Whether you're an artist looking for a guitarist or pianist/keys player, a school or music company looking for a music tutor or an individual looking for music lessons, Ben would love to hear from you!

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, Ambient pop, R&B, Funk rock, Gospel, Blues, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Transcription
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Fleur A, 1 year ago

The Cheers were absolutely incredible. We had them at our wedding at Old Greens Barn in Newdigate and they just sounded amazing. They got everyone of all ages up on their feet and i think some of our guests didn't stop the whole time. The vocalist were brilliant and we were really amazed at how many comments we had from our guests about how superb the band was. I highly recommend going for the quintet set up so you get a mix of male and female vocals. The band has a great repertoire to choose from that appeals to all ages and they put together the most perfect set list of all our favourite songs and some other greats too. Ben the band manager was faultless, from start to finish he was just amazing. So easy to speak to and communicate with, he really was a dream. It is so nice to have a supplier that knows what they are doing, can be trusted and is just so effortless. We cannot rate him enough. Thank you to all of the Cheers for really making our day so so special. We can't recommend them more highly.

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Simon C, 1 year ago

Highly recommended function band! We had these guys for our wedding a few weeks ago and they were great! The dance floor was packed all evening, even after we left! They did a cover of our first dance song and it was even better than we had hoped! Better than any cover on youtube! Ben is really helpful before the day sorting out logistics and song choices.

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