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About David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist

Solo acoustic guitarist, perfect for background music at wedding receptions, & during parts of the ceremony. Pieces learned on request.
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Whether it’s a particular piece to walk down the aisle to, or beautiful background music for the drinks reception or dinner, I can provide the perfect musical accompaniment to your day. I love playing music for peoples special day, and I take real pride in planning every detail together, to suit their needs exactly. I have a large repertoire of classic & modern pop songs, all played in a folky acoustic style, along with many classical, jazz and folk pieces. I can prepare & learn special pieces for your day & tailor the music to compliment the ceremony perfectly. I’m based in Cardiff & have great experience performing at weddings and shows across the country. My own music has been played on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and by Cerys Matthews on BBC6 Music. Amongst other projects I have worked as a session guitarist at Abbey Road in London, & worked with Lighthouse Family on acoustic versions of some of their hit songs. I am able to travel across South Wales, Mid Wales, Bristol & The South West of England & can even come to Birmingham & the Midlands. Get in touch about travel costs for anything even further afield. I can play in large and small spaces, indoor & outdoor, and have high quality battery powered amplification if necessary, so it’s easy to set up anywhere, without the need for power outlets or extensions.

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David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist's Reviews

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Kayleigh M
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

David was absolutely fantastic. A brilliant rendition of I Was Made For Loving You by KISS for the entrance, especially considering we only booked David within a few weeks of the wedding. Positive feedback from all our guests. 100% would recommend.

Reply from David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist
7 months ago

Thanks so much Kayleigh! It was a lovely ceremony and a pleasure to be a part of it. Best wishes

Poppy M
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

David Roberts was an amazing and very professional guitarist. He was easy to contact and always got back to us in good time. He played all the songs we wanted and everyone commented on how good he was. Thank you so much David. You made our day even more special.

Reply from David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist
9 months ago

Thanks so much for the kind review Poppy. It was a real pleasure to play for you and Joe! All the best.

Tom S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

David was a brilliant addition to our wedding day and his guitar playing was a lovely and positive boost to the feel of the day. It was perfect for the drinks and canapes, as guests arrived. He was very professional and easy to work with. I'd highly recommend him. Thanks David.

Ashley B
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked David for a corporate event and they were exactly what we were after! Great service, great musician and pleasure to have at our event! Would 100% book again!

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Sofia R
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Dewsall Court
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5 out of 5

John and I want to express our sincere thanks to you for contributing to making our wedding day the best day of our lives. The ceremony went perfectly and the timing of the music was just brilliant. We loved the understated yet classy atmosphere your music brought and so did our guests. You have also been very helpful and friendly throughout the planning process, which we have truly appreciated! Thank you so much.

Faye B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Dewsall Court
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5 out of 5

We recently got married and were privileged to have David play for our Drinks Reception. From the moment we walked in to David playing "Here Comes The Sun" on our beautiful Spring afternoon he captured the mood perfectly and we could not have asked for a better compliment to our day. We had so many compliments from our guests of the lovely relaxed mood of the reception which David was a huge part of. Thank you so much David. Absolutely perfect!!

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David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist's Song list

Don't know why
Blowin' in the wind
More than words
A thousand years
It must be love
To be with you
Stand by me
She's Electric
All you need is love
Teenage dirtbag
Space oddity
Shut up and dance
Isn't She Lovely
La Vie En Rose
Get back
Rewrite the stars
Somewhere over the rainbow
Good riddance
Kiss me
There she goes
Heart of gold
This year's love
Chasing cars
Someone You Loved
Make You Feel My Love
How Long Will I Love You
Love Story
Crazy Love
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Better together
Three lions
Hey Jude
Here there & Everywhere
Here comes the sun
Cooley's Reel
Better Dream
Calon Lan
Spirit of Django
Mistris Winters Jump
You've got a friend
Cheek to Cheek
Bouree in A minor
Annie's Song
Embryonic Journey
Aint Misbehaving
Fairytale lullaby
Bouree in B minor
Hey There Delilah
Eternal flame
Fire and Rain
May You Never
Just The Way You Are
California Dreamin'
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
Can't Help Falling In Love
You're Still The One
Starry Starry Night
Brown Eyed Girl
Harvest Moon
Winter Light
Raglan Road
This Will Be an Everlasting Love
Amazing Grace
Time Has Told Me
Friday I'm In Love
Blue Spotted Tail
Saturday Sun
Say Yes
Day Is Done

David Roberts - Wedding Guitarist's 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)£180
Up to 1 hour£270
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients have often said they are over the moon with the special pieces that I learn for the wedding ceremony - I really enjoy finding ways to play familiar songs as a solo guitarist - so that you clearly hear the chords and melody in the performance. Clients have often said that I created the perfect relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere as background music too.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at various wedding venues including Dewsall Court, Homme House, Barns & Yard, Lemore Manor & Hampton Court Castle. As a musician I have also performed at venues across the UK, including at Manchester Albert Hall, The Roundhouse in London, Glasgow Fruitmarket, and Bristol O2, as well as session work at Abbey Road, & with Lighthouse Family.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My playing style is very influenced by guitarists such as James Taylor, John Martyn, Tommy Emmanuel and Nick Drake, but I enjoy playing songs from all sorts of artists, especially the Beatles.

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

The most high profile wedding gig I have performed was a wedding at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire. It is a truly incredible venue and I hope to go back there soon. Apart from weddings I have also played at London's Roundhouse in the band Fictonian, supporting Nick Mulvey on his UK tour. It was a great show!

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

It's no problem at all to make changes up until the day - I can be totally flexible!

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

No I don't sorry.

How much time do you need to set up?

I normally arrive 1 hour before the performance time, (just to be safe!), although it usually only takes me 10 minutes to set up.

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

Yes! I can tailor the setlist to meet your needs, and select particular songs for parts of the ceremony & I will happily prepare 1 or 2 pieces on request - perhaps for the aisle entrance or the exit. Normally I will play a selection from my repertoire for the drinks reception or through dinner.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I bring everything I need including amplification & extension leads. All I need from the venue is a power outlet somewhere nearby, and an armless chair.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! I will happily prepare 1 or 2 pieces on request - perhaps for the aisle entrance or the exit. (Included in the price!)
Folk, Classical, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Bluegrass, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Acoustic, Pop, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service
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Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist, Composer, Accompanist
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