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Duncan Howlett is a Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist who plays a wide variety of instrumental arrangements of well known songs.
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Brighton

Duncan Howlett is a Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist who plays a wide variety of instrumental arrangements of well known songs, ranging from 1950s classics to modern day chart hits. As a polished, professional, self contained act, Duncan adds the perfect ambiance to any event, including weddings, corporate, parties and functions. His repertoire covers many genres and with an inexhaustible knowledge of music, new and old, he can provide a bespoke combination of classical and contemporary styles. With so much variety to his repertoire he really can provide something for everyone. In addition to his fingerstyle arrangements, Duncan also used a loop pedal which enables him to make fuller sounding, upbeat tracks and improvisations. He has a vast experience in the the music industry as a performer, teacher, composer and session musician. He has played at some of the best wedding venues in the country, as well as in some of the UK's most iconic buildings including London's Gherkin and O2 arena. He also has experience playing abroad, including contracts with award winning cruise liners. As well as playing solo, Duncan has worked with some of the best bands in the South and has supported some legendary artists including the Brand New Heavies and Californian Funk masters Breakestra. Duncan uses top quality equipment to provide the best sound and has a variety of different set ups for all audience sizes. All of his equipment is PAT tested, and he has Public Liability Insurance. He is always willing to personalise his sets around your requirements and loves to learn special requests. He also performs as part of an acoustic duo so can provide a vocalist when requested. Based in the South-East, Duncan can travel UK wide and internationally on request.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40
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Instruments:
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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, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Pop/Rock 21st Century
Feel my love - Adele
No one - Alicia Keys
This is the life - Amy McDonald
Old Pine - Ben Howard
Where is the love - Black Eyed Peas
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry you - Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café del mar
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Rather be - Clean Bandit
Noughties pop medley - Duncan Howlett
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
How would you feel - Ed Sheeran
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Budapest - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Better together - Jack Johnson
Say you won't let you - James Arthur
Hold back the river - James Bay
I wasn't expecting that - Jamie Lawson
Marry me - Jason Derulo
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Pricetag - Jessie J
All of me - John Legend
Free fallin - John Mayer
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Love on the weekend - John Mayer
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Love yourself - Justin Bieber
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Crazy love - Michael Buble
Aeroplanes - Paper Kites
Let her go - Passenger
Perfect - Pink
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Can't feel my face - The Weekend
Pop/Rock 20th Century
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
At last - Aretha Franklin
Stand by me - Ben E King
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love really hurst without you - Billy Ocean
Blowing in the wind - Bob Dylon
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Dancing in the dark - Bruce Springsteen
You've got a friend - Carole King
Father and son - Cat Stevens
Dance Magic Dance - David Bowie
Que sera sera - Doris Day
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Candle in the wind - Elton John
Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Elton John
Your song - Elton John
Signe - Eric Clapton
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
At last - Eta James
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Fields of gold - Eva Cassidy
People get ready - Eva Cassidy
Somewhere over the rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Time after time - Eva Cassidy
More than words - Extreme
She drives me crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Careless whisper - George Michael
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Imagine - John Lennon
I walk the line - Johnny Cash
Any way you want it - Journey
Knights in white satin - Justin Hayward
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Papa don't preach - Madonna
I would do anything for love - Meatloaf
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
The Boxer - Paul Simon
Streets of London - Ralph McTell
You've got a friend in me - Randy Newman
Dedicated follower of fashion - Ray Davis
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Fields of gold - Sting
Every breath you take - Sting
Santeria - Sublime
Blackbird - The Beatles
Can't buy me love - The Beatles
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
I've just seen a face - The Beatles
Let it be - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Close to you - The Carpenters
Take it easy - The Eagles
Killing me softly - The Fugees
Baby can I hold you - Tracy Chapman
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Can't help falling in love with you - UB40
Red red wine - UB40
Moondance - Van Morrison
Love is all around - Wet wet wet
Only you - Yazoo
Jazz and Blues
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Ronnie Jordan Jam - Duncan Howlett
Jazz and Blues improvisations - Duncan Howlett
Nobody knows you when your down and out - Eric Clapton
Hey Hey - Eric Clapton
Wayfaring Stranger - Eva Cassidy
Wade in the water - Eva Cassidy
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Killing me softly - Roberta Flack
Disco Dance & Club Music
Let me be your fantasy - Baby D
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Rhythm is a dancer - Snap
Jump to the beat - Stacy Lattisaw
Best of my love - The Emotions
90s dance music medley - Various
No limit - 2 Unlimited
Freak Out - Chic
I can't feel my face when I'm with you - The Weeknd
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café del mar
Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson
Diggin on James Brown - Tower of Power
Classic and Spanish
Study in Am - Carcassi
El Toro - Duncan Howlett
Pamplona - Duncan Howlett
Studies - Fernando Carulli
Studies - Fernando Sor
Roberts Rag - Geof Edge
Allemande - John Dowland
The Godfather Waltz - Nino Rota
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Greensleeves - Traditional
Romanza - Traditional
Scarborough fair - Traditional
Guitar Masters
Duelling Banjos - Deliverance
Afraid to dance - Don Ross
Jump - Eric Roche
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Angelina - Tommy Emmanuel
Blue moon - Tommy Emmanuel
House of the rising sun - Tommy Emmanuel
Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel
Original Compositions
Brand New Day - Duncan Howlett
Pamplona - Duncan Howlett
Ronnie Jordan Jam - Duncan Howlett
Sarahs Dance - Duncan Howlett
Whilst you were away - Duncan Howlett
El Toro - Duncan Howlett
Ole Dai Dai - Duncan Howlett
Folk and Traditional
Blooming Heather - Kate Rusby
Underneath the stars - Kate Rusby
The Wild Rover - Traditional
Happy Birthday - Traditional
Here comes the bride - Traditional
God save the queen - Traditional
Amazing Grace - Traditional
This is the life - Amy Macdonald
Christmas
Deck the halls - Traditional
Ding Dong Merrily on high - Traditional
Frosty the snowman - Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Have yourself a merry little christmas - Frank Sinatra
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Let it snow - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Morning has broken - Cat Stevens
O Christmas Tree - Traditional
O Come all ye faithful - Traditional
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer - Traditional
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus is coming to town - Haven Gillespie/Fred Coot
Silent Night - Traditional
Stay another day - East 17
We wish you a mery christmas - Traditional
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
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Jonny C, 3 years ago

We had the most incredible wedding day, thank you. It had a lot to do with all our wonderful suppliers like yourselves. We have received so many compliments about your perfomances both during the ceremony & the canape reception. Your version of 1000 Years for me to walk down the aisle to was absolutely gorgeous. The song we asked you to learn, Suddenly, has been mentioned a lot by those who recognised it from Scott & Charlene’s wedding in Neighbours back in the 80’s. The choice of songs during the canape reception went down really well. We went to another wedding in October & their reception music was so loud we found it hard to hear one another. Our guests really appreciated the background music you provided. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other couples looking for live acoustic music for their wedding day. Thanks again.

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Jonny C, 3 years ago

We had the most incredible wedding day, thank you. It had a lot to do with all our wonderful suppliers like yourselves. We have received so many compliments about your perfomances both during the ceremony & the canape reception. Your version of 1000 Years for me to walk down the aisle to was absolutely gorgeous. The song we asked you to learn, Suddenly, has been mentioned a lot by those who recognised it from Scott & Charlene’s wedding in Neighbours back in the 80’s. The choice of songs during the canape reception went down really well. We went to another wedding in October & their reception music was so loud we found it hard to hear one another. Our guests really appreciated the background music you provided. We would not hesitate to recommend you to other couples looking for live acoustic music for their wedding day. Thanks again.

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