Joel Kew

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About Joel Kew

Top notch guitarist, playing a mix of jazz, blues, funk and soul!
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I’m a guitarist from Cambridgeshire, who’s studied at Leeds Conservatoire. I play all kinds of music and can be flexible to work in a band or as a solo act! I mostly play instrumental music but in certain circumstances will sing or employ a singer. I only work with the best musicians and provide top notch services as a musician. As a solo act, I will often use a loop pedal to layer up textures and fill out the sound, building energy which translates to the audience, creating a larger atmosphere. This is similar to what Ed Sheeran does when playing stadiums and what many artists have started doing when playing solo! When in a band, I provide the best musicians to accompany me and to create the best act possible for my clients! I can work with requests with notice before the event, I cannot guarantee any requests on the day, will be met.

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Joel Kew's Reviews

From customers:

George I
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Cambridge
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5 out of 5

Did a solo set followed by a band set. Amazing entertainment for the night! Was brilliant!

Ramsey F
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Ramsey
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5 out of 5

The best NYE entertainment we’ve ever had!

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Joel Kew's Song list

All of Me
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Days of Wine and Roses
Fly Me To The Moon
Forest Flower
Giant Steps
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
How Insensitive
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I Remember You
I’ll Remember April
I’m Old Fashioned
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Could Happen To You
Just Friends
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
Recorda Me
Rhythm Changes
Satin Doll
Stella By Starlight
Scrapple From The Apple
So What
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
St. Thomas
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take The A Train
The Girl From Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Up Jumped Spring
What Is This Thing Called Love
This Masquerade
Good Times
Move On Up
Cory Wong
Isn’t She Lovely
Sir Duke
I Wish
On Broadway
Parisienne Walkways
Still Got The Blues
Electric Gypsy
Pride And Joy
Purple Haze
Hey Joe
Little Wing

Joel Kew's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Full Band
I can put a band together for £750 per hour. This is for any kind of event. This does not include a PA system, that will be an additional cost.
Customer questions

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

With enough notice, I can adhere to your timings. I will always try to make it. Any changes within 7 days that are not possible will result in cancellation, 10% deposit paid. Any within 48 hours will require full fee.

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

I can play music for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

About an hour, sometime an extra half.

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

You can make requests I do not know, and you can request I do not play certain tunes, however, the set list will be crafted from my experience is providing the best for each audience.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

3 requests!
Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Bossa nova, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Funk, R&B, Soul, Karaoke, Country, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Christmas
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, Transcription
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