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Classical Guitarist for Concerts, Weddings, Corporate, Anniversaries..... All styles of music. Own requests arranged especially for you!
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Brian is based in the West Midlands and travels widely for Concerts and Private Engagements. These include Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions etc, Corporate Events, Parties, Anniversaries and other Special Occasions. Brian has years of experience and an extensive repertoire covering many styles of music including Classical, Spanish, Jazz, Latin, Old Time Classics, Popular and Rock. Music is tailored for both the occasion and the clients individual requirements providing a professional yet personal service.

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Classical, Jazz, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Bossa nova, Spanish music, Flamenco, Traditional church music, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Girl From Ipanema
One Note Samba
Bring Me Sunshine
Sultans of Swing
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Killing me Softly
The Entertainer
Black & White Rag
Rodrigo Guitar Concerto
Thinking Out Loud
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Your My Best Friend
Youve Got A Friend
La Bamba
Smoke on the Water
James Bond Theme
Hotel Califoria
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Moonlight Serenade
Spanish Romace
We`ve Only Just Begun
Classical Gas
Wonderful Tonight
All of Me
Isn`t She Lovely
Say a Little Prayer
Pachelbel`s Cannon
Customer questions

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

I understand that timings can change and I am able to be flexible about this within a reasonable amount of time.

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

This does not apply to the type of service I provide. Breaks are short and fill in music is not required. I do offer the use of a mic for speeches or readings.

How much time do you need to set up?

I always arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start to allow time to set up before guests arrive. It's important for me to locate the best possible position to sit and I liase closely with event staff to achieve this.

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

Yes you can. You can also ask for specific styles such as just classical or spanish or a mix.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes all equipment is provided. I use my own amplification with a radio mic to my guitar. This offers far greater flexibility with the set up position and prevents trailing cables.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. I have arranged countless pieces at the request of clients. I just need a reasonable amount of time to do this. There is no charge for this. Songs arranged include Isn't She Lovely, Bring Me Sunshine, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Lovely Day, The Wonder Of You, We've Only Just Begun......

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The fact that clients can relax and leave everything in my hands. They like my unruffled friendly approach and my ability to play music that suits the mood at any particular part of the occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Blakelands Country House,. The Midland Institute, Edgbaston Golf Club, Cannon Hill Park, The Town Hall Halifax, Moseley Old Hall, Patshull Park, Pendrell Hall, Hundred House Hotel, Oak Farm Hotel, Hilton Hall, The Moat House, Brocton Hall, Mercure Birmingham, Fairlawns Hotel, Ramada Park Hall, Moor Hall Hotel, Burlington Hotel, Casltle Brom, Bolton Castle.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Williams. Brian May.

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

Recital for the Treasury Music Society in London. On a completely different occasion I had the pleasure of playing at a wedding with Ken Dodd as a family guest We chatted afterwards and he was exceedingly complimentary and down to earth. He spoke eloquently during the reception and was of course brilliantly entertaining.


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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£245
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From Encore customers:

Alex W
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brian was a great booking for my wedding. Punctual and professional. Music was spot on (despite the cold weather he played on outside). Very friendly and accommodating - even had a lengthy chat with a musician guest of mine! Recommended.

Sarah E
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Brian was fantastic, very friendly and accommodating and the beautiful music he played suited the occasion perfectly. I would happily recommend him to anyone.

From other customers:

Peter C
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Six Ashes Road
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5 out of 5

Dear Brian, I just wanted to thank you for your contribution to what has turned out to be a very happy and successful day for our wedding. You played beautifully, calm and unruffled, we couldn’t have asked for more and we were so lucky to get your details and find that you were free to play for us. You will be aware of just how important music is in making an event successful, well you pitched it just right, so many people have made lovely comments. From our first conversation, you just stopped us having any concerns about the musical side to what was a very enjoyable day for our guests and even we were able to enjoy it as we began to relax as the day progressed. Thank you again Brian

Tony R
5 years ago

Many thanks for your big contribution in making it a great success. Tony re the Lord Lycester Event Warwick.

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