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John Wallace

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About John

Highly experienced and reliable guitarist/vocalist available for all types of gigs and online or studio recording sessions.

I studied at The Guitar Institute in London and been a professional guitar teacher and session guitarist for nearly 15 years. I am currently the principal guitar tutor at City of London Freemen's School and run my own private teaching practice from a purpose built studio in South East London. In addition to tuition, I also work as a session guitarist both online and in the studio and have a wealth of experience of both tracking and live sessions. I've played on numerous studio and live recordings for a wide variety of artists and alongside some fantastic studio musicians and producers including Dave Markee (Eric Clapton), Dan Cutrona (Joe Cocker, Bee Gees) Terl Bryant (Iona, John Paul Jones, Sadie & The Hotheads), Bryn Haworth (top U.K slide guitarist), Lynieve Austin (M People) and Henry Spinetti (George Harrison, Tina Turner, Katie Melua) as well as a few radio and TV broadcasts.

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Hard rock, Britpop, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Power rock, Classic rock, Folk, Folk rock, Ceillidh
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

• Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
• Get Lucky – Daft Punk
• Ho Hey – The Lumineers
• Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
• Love Yourself – Justin Beiber
• Make You Feel My Love – Adele
• Riptide – Vance Joy
• Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
• All The Small Things – Blink 182
• A Little Less Conversation – Elvis
• Better Together – Jack Johnson
• Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
• Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
• Dakota – Stereophonics
• Gravity – John Mayer
• Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
• Hey There Delilah – Plain White Tees
• Hey Ya - Outkast
• I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
• I Predict A Riot – The Kaiser Chiefs
• Last Night – The Strokes
• Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
• Mr Brightside – The Killers
• Seven Nation Army – White Stripes (Ben L’Oncle version)
• Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
• Sit Down – James
• Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
• Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
• Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
• Valerie – The Zutons
• All The Small Things – Blink 182
• Creep - Radiohead
• Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
• Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
• Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
• Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
• Live Forever - Oasis
• Parklife - Blur
• Place Your Hands – Reef
• Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
• She’s Electric – Oasis
• Smooth - Santana
• Song 2 – Blur
• Centrefold – J Giels Band
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
• Footloose – Kenny Loggins
• Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty
• I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
• I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
• Message In A Bottle – The Police
• Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
• Mustang Sally – The Commitments
• Riding With The King – John Hiatt
• Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
• Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
• Yellow Moon – Neville Bros
• You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
• Alright Now – Free
• Call Me The Breeze – JJ Cale
• Cocaine – Eric Clapton/JJ Cale
• Dock Of The Bay – Otis Reading
• I Feel Good – James Brown
• I Wish – Stevie Wonder
• Listen To The Music – Doobie Bros
• Lovely Day – Bill Withers
• Long Train Running – Doobie Bros
• No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
• Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
• Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
• Should I stay or Should I Go – Clash
• Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
• Superstition – Stevie Wonder
• Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
• Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
• Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
• Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
• Back In The USSR – The Beatles
• Come Together – The Beatles
• Daydream Believer – The Monkees
• Get Ready – The Temptations
• Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
• Gimme Some Lovin' – Spencer Davis Group
• Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
• Houndog – Elvis
• I'm A Believer – The Monkees
• Hey Jude – The Beatles
• Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
• Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
• Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
• Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
• Promised Land – Chuck Berry
• Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
• Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
• Suspicious Minds – Elvis
• Stand By Me – Ben E King
• Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
• Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
• Twist And Shout – The Beatles
• You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
You Really Got Me – The Kinks


From customers:

Lynieve C

"I have worked with John for several years, not only is he an excellent session musician but he has a deep knowledge of multiple styles and genres...amazing for both live and recording work...his MD skills are an asset to any band. I look forward to working with him again and again."

Marc C, 7 years ago

"John has the technique, knowledge and experience to come up with killer lines every time, regardless of style or genre. Over two albums and countless live performances there's been nothing like the confidence of having John in the band."

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