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Geoff Valenti

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About Geoff

Trumpeter
Bognor Regis
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Geoff is an experienced trumpet player of over 40 years standing, He also plays Jazz guitar

I can provide popular, melodic tunes or jazz standards to greet guests arriving at your wedding reception, or a traditional Trumpet Voluntary during your church service. If you require a trumpeter to sound the Last Post, or Taps, or play a hymn at the graveside, or as part of the funeral ceremony, this is also a service that I can provide. Alternatively, if you're looking for something a little more laid back, I'll bring my guitar with backing, and play a selection of tasteful mellow tunes to bring a relaxed ambience to the occasion. Perhaps you're looking for lyrical background sounds, drifting across the lawn during a garden party, some live music to enhance the atmosphere at your restaurant, or a swinging jazz band for an evening party, I can meet your needs with a solo trumpet or guitar, and high quality backing tracks, or a band selected from a pool of top class musicians. Your choices range from a solo performance, all the way up to a sextet, with options in between, all individually tailored to your requirements and budget. Wedding music is one of my specialities, when I can provide a Trumpet Voluntary for the church service, or tasteful background music on either trumpet, flugelhorn or guitar, to enhance your drinks reception, photographs or wedding breakfast.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Classical, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Easy listening, Blues
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Instruments:
Trumpet, Guitar
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

A Taste of Honey
After You've Gone.
Ain't she sweet.
Alexander’s ragtime band.
All of me.
All the things you are.
Almost like being in love.
Always on my mind.
At last.
Autumn leaves.
Beautiful Sunday.
Bewitched.
Bill Bailey.
Blue bossa.
Blue moon.
Bye bye blackbird.
Bye, bye blues.
Can’t help falling in love.
Cheek to Cheek
Cherry pink and apple blossom white.
Clair
Come fly with me
Corcovado.
Crazy.
Daydream believer.
Days of wine and roses.
Fly me to the moon.
For all we know.
Georgia on my mind
Girl From Ipanema.
He ain't heavy, he's my brother. Honesty
I can't give you anything but love.
If you knew Susie.
It’s only a paper moon.
Just the way you are.
Knock 3 times.
Margie.
Misty.
Moonlight in Vermont.
More.
Music, music, music.
My heart will go on.
My old man.
On the street where you live.
Pennies from heaven.
Raindrops keep falling on my head.
Saving all my love for you.
She's always a woman.
Slow boat to China.
Smile.
Smoke gets in your eyes.
Stardust.
Stella by starlight.
Strangers in the night.
Sway.
The Lonely Bull
The shadow of your smile.
The sheik of Araby.
The sun has got his hat on.
The way we were.
This guy's in love with you.
This masquerade.
Tijuana Taxi
Try a little tenderness.
Unchained melody.
Under the boardwalk.
Unforgettable.
What a wonderful world.
When I'm Cleaning Windows.
When I fall in love.
When You're Smiling.
Yellow river.
Yes, sir, that's my baby.
You are my sunshine.
Many more songs available.
A small selection of
Trumpet Voluntaries include
Prince of Denmarks March (Clarke)
Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Prelude to Te Deum (Charpentier)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Many others available
Special requests can often be accommodated, within the limitations of the genre and instrumentation.
Customer questions

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

As long as you let me know as soon as you can, I'll do my utmost to accommodate your revised schedule. Normally this isn't a problem.

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

If required, this can be arranged with prior notice.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the engagement this can vary. If I'm playing a voluntary for a church sevice, I like to arrive 45 minutes before the start time to get in and set up before the arrival of guests. If its for a drinks reception, or wedding breakfast, I normally allow at least an hour before the start time to set up and be ready to play at the agreed time.

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

As long as the piece you require is part of my repertoire, then no problem. .

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything that I require for the performance.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If I have to learn a specific piece for the event, this can normally be done as long as plenty of notice is given, and it's the genre of music suitable for the instrument. If this involves rehearsals (with an organist, for example) this will incur an additional fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm often complimented on my sound, and the fact that I understand how to control the volume of the performance to enhance, rather than dominate the event. Clients always enjoy the variety of music during the performance

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many and varied, but including all of the London Airport Hotels, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Battersea town Hall, Thorndike Theatre and many exclusive garden parties and weddings.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The list is endless, but Clifford Brown, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, Chris Botti quickly come to mind

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

I'm not usually one to name drop, but I've played for my fair share of well known people over the years.

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£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300