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Connor Thomas

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Fingerstyle Guitar player for weddings and events - playing Bass, Rythm and Melody - Often described as a one man band.

The man with the magic fingers, Connor Thomas; is an acoustic fingerstyle guitar maestro re-imagining songs with his intricate and mesmerising fingerwork. Connor is able to play the rhythm, drums, bass and melody all on one instrument – often described as a one-man band. Connor Thomas is a virtuoso guitar player from Durham, in the north of England. Connor has established himself as one of the leading young Fingerstyle guitar players in the industry. Performing in Nashville, Los Angeles, and throughout Europe; Connor is gaining recognition for his advanced technical ability and musical maturity for the young age of 19. Connors energetic live performances and intricate compositions/ arrangements tie influences from Tommy Emmanuel to Bach to Michael Jackson - and everything in between. In his 9 years of playing guitar, Connor has played in a vast amount of large venues in the UK. Such as the ‘o2 academy’ and the ‘Sage, Gateshead’ – where he played with the one and only Tommy Emmanuel. Connor made his first trip to Nashville when he was 16 – where he played at famous venues around town such as ‘Hard Rock Café’, and the: ‘bluebird cafe’. He also recently performed as part of the ‘Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention’ Nashville, TN. A huge convention celebrating the life of Chet Atkins that hosts some of the most accomplished guitar players/ songwriters on the world's stage. Check out his videos - but nothing quite compares to seeing him live!

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:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Easy listening, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Soul, Funk, World music, African music, Tango, Spanish music, Hawaiian music, Caribbean music, Calypso
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

~~~Wedding Setlist~~~
It Must Be Love - Madness
This love - Maroon5
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Teardrops - Massive Attack
Shotgun - George Ezra
Last Request - Paulo Nutini
How long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
All of Me - John Legend
Canon - Pachelbel
Close to you - Carpenters
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Every Breath You Take - The Police
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Escape (Pina Colada) - Rupert Holmes
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Imagine - John Lennon
The Lazy Song - Bruno Marz
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
REQUESTS ALWAYS TAKEN :)
Live Stage Performance
Assortment of Originals
Classical Gas
Assortment of Beatles
Assortment of Tommy Emmanuel tunes
Assortment of Michael Jackson
Anything from Bach to Beyonce :)
Customer questions

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

I'll try my best to be flexible, just keep me updated as soon as you are aware of any changes

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

If required - I can play music via an iPod playlist between sets

How much time do you need to set up?

20/30 minutes at least

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

If you like! I'm constantly working on new music and the setlist is forever evolving. I'll always play the music that suits your event :)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I can bring everything needed - all I really need is a plug socket. Unless playing acoustically :)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course, if you'd like me to learn a specific piece, get in touch and I'll see what I can do ;)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

With my life stage performances, I aim to be as entertaining and engaging as possible. I aim for my performances to be powerful. and sound like I am a full band rather than one guitarist.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've had a very solo fortunate career thus far and performed throughout Europe and the US. Some of the coolest venues to note are The Sage in Gateshead, Anaheim convention Centre in LA and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. So I'm no stranger to being in front of a big audience :)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I've been influenced by soo many artists in my lifetime - everyone from Bach to Beyonce. An artist that massively impacted my playing style is Tommy Emmanuel. He really pioneered the roots of 'Fingerstyle Guitar'

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

I've had the very fortunate event of performing in Nashville as part of the Chet Atkin's Appreciation Society Event. It's an event that hosts some of the most famous and prestigious guitar players in the world. Everyone from Eric Clapton To Tommy Emmanuel. It was an honour to play on that same stage!

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£230
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Plus walk down the isle song and and walk out learned
£240
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
£500
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£200

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Claire C, 1 month ago

I would just like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. You were amazing and everyone of our guests commented as to how talented you are. You helped in making our day exactly what we had hoped. Thank you so much.