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David Hayes

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An accomplished guitarist who is an expert at playing classical, flamenco, Latin American and popular songs.
Classical Guitarist
Saint Austell
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Much in demand and an experienced performer, David has built a reputation as an accomplished and professional player at weddings and corporate events throughout the south west. As well as many satisfied wedding clients, other recent clients include the Cornish conservative club, The Royal Liverpool regiment and the prestigious Budock Vean hotel in Falmouth where he is resident guitarist. David will work with clients to provide a lively set, a more romantic classically based set, a large selection of popular classics, or a mixture of all of these. He is very flexible, will perform requests, and will learn any particular piece of music - often for the Bride’s arrival or during the signing of the register at wedding ceremonies. David started playing guitar at aged 14, going on to perform his own material in an acoustic duo where he gained valuable experience playing and singing around the London folk clubs. He became fascinated with the classical and flamenco style and, inspired by the maestro Segovia, devoted many years to studying the technique. After taking encouragement and advice from the renowned Spanish guitar centre in London, he became resident guitarist at Piaf restaurant in Wimbledon village. A move to Cornwall followed, where he began successfully performing at weddings and corporate events. Drawing on his vast experience, he also gives private tuition on the guitar.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Christmas, Early music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Classical, Baroque
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Popular songs
Better together
Jack Johnson
One day like this
The Blower's Daughter
Power of Love
Till the end
Brown eyed Girl
Damien Rice
Victoria Alpin
Van Morrison
Leonard Cohen
Hey Jude
Here comes the Sun
And I love her
Don't stop me now
Till there was you
Speak softly love
Besame mucho
Theme from the Godfather
Theme from The Third Man
Can't help falling in love with you
Suspicious minds
Always on my mind
Fields of Gold
Candle in the wind
Anton Karas
Eva Cassidy
Elton John
Thank you for the music
Fly me to the moon
Frank Sinatra
That's amore
Dean Martin
Wonderful tonight
Eric Clapton
You are the sunshine of my life
Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
More than words
Killing me softly
Roberta Flack
Your Song
Elton John
Close to you
We've only just begun
Somewhere over the rainbow
Eva Cassidy
Romeo and Julet Dire straits
Clair de Lune
Tico Tico
Tango in skai
Stanley Myres
Latin guitar music
Argentine tango guitar
Argentine guitar music
Sarabande fom 1st cello suite
Sarabande from lute site
Prelude BWV 999
Cello prelude BWV 1007 Bach
Sarabande from 1st cello suite Bach
Sarabande from lute suite no 1 Bach
Sonata in Em Scarlatti
Balletto Weiss
Aria con Variazioni detta Frescabaldi
Minuet from suite La Platti JP Rameau
Capricho Catalan Albeniz
Torre Bermeja Albeniz
Minuet in La Sor
Study 7 opus 31 No 21 Sor
Study 8 opus 31 No 1 Sor
Study 16 opus 6 No 1 Sor
Study 17 opus No 11 Sor
El Noi de la Mare Miguel Llobet
Soleares Turina
Adelita Tarrega
Lagrima Tarrega
Las dos hermanitas Tarrega
Danza Espanola No 5 Granados
Opus 28 No 7 Chopin
Gymnopedie No 1 Satie
Sonatina 1st movement Torroba
Choros No 1 Villa Lobos
Prelude No 3 Villa Lobos
Sons de Carillhoes Permnambuco
Se Ela Perguntar Reis
Xoda da Baiana Reis
Valse Criollo No 3 Lauro
Farruca, Malaguena, Bulerias, Sevillianos, Tangos, Rumba


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Andrea W, 3 years ago

“Incredibly talented and so obliging. I kept changing my song requests and order and he just sorted everything out. Very calm person too which is exactly what you need. He just cracked on figured out how to get to and park at the venue (which isn’t easy) and played beautifully .Everyone was so pleased we picked classical/Spanish guitar. It just has a depth and gentleness for a wedding. I really would recommend above the usual string quartet. He was also very professional and incredibly punctual. He played at the church and headed straight to the venue in port Isaac hall. I’m inspired to get back into classical guitar again. ”

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Nicole P, 3 years ago

"David, you were a pleasure to work with from start to finish! You played the most beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. You effortlessly blended our requests with your own chosen songs and we couldn't be happier with the results. David, thank you so very much! All the best." Nicole and Will's wedding , May 2018

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