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Classical, Spanish, Latin, and Jazz guitarist available for all live events either as a solo player or as part of a small jazz group.
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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
Classical, Jazz, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Blues, Latin jazz, Swing, Christmas, Easy listening, Light music, Bossa nova, Flamenco, Latin, Spanish music, Musical theatre, Rock 'n' Roll
Songwriter, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composer, Composition teaching, Fluent improviser
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Prelude in D (1st Cello Suite)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Gran Vals (aka 'The Nokia theme')
Here comes the sun
In my Life
And I love her
Don't know why (Jesse Harris, Norah Jones)
Can't help falling in love with you
It's now or never
Your Song (Elton John)
Can't take my eyes off of you
Just the two of us
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
May you never (John Martyn)
My Best friend (Queen)
Girl from Ipanema
Plus I'm always happy to accept requests from clients.!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Timings can booked with flexibility (eg two 45-minute sets between 2pm and 5pm). If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and I'll aim to be flexible. If there are significant changes I may need to re-write the contract so both parties know what to expect. This is relatively quick and easy to do.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes I can provide background music between sets. If you want to supply an iPod / mp3 player that's no problem. I will bring the necessary cables etc.
How much time do you need to set up?
I can set up in 10 minutes. I will drive to the venue so please let me know if loading is an issue - eg parking restrictions, lots of stairs.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes of course. There is a selection of well known and regularly requested songs that I have put together
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I will need access to power (standard 13 amp domestic socket) and a chair without arms. I can bring a chair if this is a problem just let me know. I bring all my own equipment otherwise.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can arrange most music for solo guitar. I have arranged many popular songs for weddings. If it's an obscure piece or if sheet music isn't easily available there will be a small charge for this depending on the song.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
A range of Classical, Spanish, Jazz and Popular music makes a great range of background music. Friendly, smart and punctual.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Royal Crescent Hotel, Orchardleigh Manor House, Theatre Royal Bath, The Priory Bath, Bath Assembly Rooms, Mansion House Bristol, Kingscote Barn, Priston Mill, Clevedon Hall
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
John Williams, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, George Benson, Andres Segovia, Franciso Tarregga, Ana Vidovic, Nile Rodgers, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, Nuno Bettencourt, Slash, Van Halen
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
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|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£160|
|Up to 1 hour||£190|
|Up to 2 hours||£240|
|Up to 3 hours||£290|
This includes 30-minutes of music when guests arrive before the ceremony, as the Bride makes their entrance, during the signing of the register, as guests leave. I can arrange most music for solo guitar and am open to requests particularly for the Bridal entrance,
Two performances of background music up to 50 mins each during your drinks reception as your guests mingle and enjoy a drink available for weddings, birthdays or any live occasion.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 1 hour of live music at the drinks reception.
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