Accordionist

Gary Forrest

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About Gary

Accordionist
Galashiels
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Accordionist, pianist, accompanist, vocalist, accordion and piano teacher

Hi I am Gary, I have been a professional musician for 16 years. I have toured the world playing at various festivals, events and functions both as a soloist, session musician and band member. I can play almost any genre from folk to funk. I'm also an accordion and piano teacher in Edinburgh and the Scottish borders.. However, I also teach worldwide via Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. From beginners to advanced levels. Please get in touch for more information. I am available to play at any event from weddings/corporate events to pubs and clubs and festival. Also available as a highly experienced studio session musician.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
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:
Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Rock, Classic rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Scottish music, Polka, World music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Italian music, French music
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Instruments:
Accordion, Keyboard, Piano, Singer
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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:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Producer, Sound technician, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, MC, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Please note this is only a small list
Ceilidhs;
Gay Gordon's
Dashing white sergeant
Strip the willow
Military two step
St bernards waltz
Canadian barn dance
Cumberland square eight
Cover songs
Saw her standing there - Beatles
Valerie - zutons
Wake me up - avicci
Have you ever seen the rain - ccr
Livin on a prayer- bon Jovi
500 miles - proclaimers
And hundreds more
Country/folk
The gambler - Kenny Rodgers
Caledonia - dougie MacLean
Country roads - John Denver
Dirty old town - pogues
Lil ole wine drinkin me
Killiecrankie - the corries
Walking on the waves - skippinish
Others
Flight of the bumble bee
Mack the knife
Variations on a theme by paganini
The lady is a tramp
Retour des hirondelles
The blue Danube
Captain pugwash
To name but a few

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Rachel M, 4 months ago

Totally awesome ceilidh band, love the calling and how you can breaking to classic rock songs and covers throughout the night. Just amazing. Thank you so much guys. 5 star!!!

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Iona B, 10 months ago

Absolutely brilliant ceilidh band, wish I was getting married again so I could book you guys for the party � �

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