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Jonathan Vernam

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About Jonathan Vernam

Instrumental guitar music to bring emotion and warmth to your wedding. Get goosebumps with your guests when you hear beautiful guitar music.
Classical Guitarist
Lymington
Public liability insurance of £5 million

Hi, my name is Jonathan and I am a full time professional guitarist specialising in wedding ceremonies but my music would be ideal for your wedding drinks reception or wedding breakfast. I provide high quality performances designed to bring real emotion and feeling to the room for you and your guests on your wedding day. My music is very heart warming and will raise the hair on the back of your neck! I perform original music and popular covers in a Fingerstyle instrumental style and I can cover any song you request, just give me some notice :) Rekindle your special day at anytime with my composition service. This is an exclusive option where I will create your very own piece of music for you based on your unique partnership which is led and influenced by you! Your own song will be performed on the day and you will also receive a professionally recorded copy for you to keep and listen back to again and again… I have been playing guitar for 30 years and my musicianship means everything to me so I take a huge amount of pride and perfection in my performance. I have performed at countless weddings for couples and have 100% positive feedback. I have performed all over the country as a solo guitarist but also as a session guitarist and with several different bands. In a nutshell I’m a confident, fun and easy going guy with a passion for making people feel the emotion I do when playing my guitar... I Hope to be a part of your special day and get to meet you soon. Jonny x Oh and I supply all equipment and I am fully insured. Any questions, at all, please just ask :)

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Genres:
Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Folk, Country, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Indie, Classical, Renaissance, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Scottish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Recording session, Cruise, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Accompanist, Live looping
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Song list

Amazing Grace
A Great Big World - Say Something
A-ha - Take On Me
The All American Rejects - Gives You Hell
ABBA - Dancing Queen
ABBA - Mamma Mia
Adele - Hello
Adele - When We Were Young
AC/DC - T.N.T
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Aerosmith - Dream On
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
Alice In Chains - Man In The Box
Avicii - The Nights
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Avicii - Waiting For Love
Ariana Grande - No Tears Left to Cry
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande - Side to Side
Alan Walker - Alone
Alan Walker - Darkside
Alan Walker - Faded
Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heavens Door
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bob Marley - One Love
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bob Marley - Redemption Song
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
Beethoven - 5th
Beethoven - Ode To Joy
Beethoven - Fur Elise
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Boston - More Than A Feeling
Boston - Peace Of Mind
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Christmas
The Nutcracker - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Carol of the Bells (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Canon in D
Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye
Charlie Puth - One Call Away
Charlie Puth - Attention
Charlie Puth - How Long
Charlie Puth - Dangerously
Charlie Puth - We Don't Talk Anymore
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love
Calvin Harris - May Way
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For
Coldplay - Hypnotised
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime
Coldplay - Fix You
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Clean Bandit - RockabyeClean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Solo
The Chainsmokers - Paris
The Chainsmokers - All We Know
The Chainsmoker - Don't Let Me Down
The Chainsmokers - Closer
The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
The Cranberries - Dreams
The Cranberries - Zombie
Camila Cabello - Havana
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Danny Boy
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger
DJ Snake - Lean On
DJ Snake - Let Me Love You
Drake - Hotline Bling
Darke - God's Plan
Drake - One Dance
David Guetta - Hey Mama
Dua Lipa - New Rules
David Guetta & Sia - Flames
David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber - 2U
Eric Clapton - Layla
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - I See Fire
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
The Eagles - Hotel California
Eminem - Love The Way You Lie
Eminem - River
Europe - The Final Countdown
Evanescence - My Immortal
Extreme - More Than Words
Echosmith - Cool Kids
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Fifth Harmony - Worth It
Fifth Harmony - Work From Home
Fall Out Boy - Centuries
George Ezra - Budapest
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Green Day - 21 Guns
Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses - November Rain
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Hinder - Lips Of An Angel
Harry Styles - Sign Of The Times
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Imagine Dragons - Natural
Imagine Dragons - Whatever It Takes
Imagine Dragons - Demons
Imagine Dragons - Believer
Imagine Dragons - Thunder
Timberlake - Mirrors
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Lennon - Imagine
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jessie J - Flashlight
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Journey - Faithfully
Journey - Open Arms
Justin Bieber - Friends
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
J.J. Cale (Eric Clapton) Cocaine
Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow
John Legend - All Of Me
Jerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kygo, Selena Gomez - It Ain't Me
Kygo - Firestone
Kygo & Imagine Dragons - Born To Be Yours
Kungs vs Cookin' on 3 Burners - This Girl
Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas - Dust In The Wind
KISS - Detroit Rock City
Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm
Katy Perry - Rise
Lil Wayne - Sucker For Pain
Linkin Park - Numb
Linkin Park - In The End
Lorde - Green Light
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Led Zeppelin - All My Love
Led Zeppelin - Going To California
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Louis Fonsi - Despasito
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
LSD - Thunderclouds ft. Sia
Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Macklemore - Same Love
Marshmello - Friends
Metallica - Fade To Black
Metallica - The Unforgiven
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Major Lazer - Cold Water
Maroon 5 - Girls Like You
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know
Maroon 5 - What Lovers Do
Martin Garrix - Scared To Be Lonely
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk ft.
Mark James - Hooked On A Feeling
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
N.I.N (Johnny Cash) Hurt
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Nirvana - All Apologies
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix)
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
OneRepublic - Secrets
Oasis - Wonderwall
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye To Romance
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
Passenger - Let Her Go
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince (O'Conner) - Nothing Compares 2 U
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Hey You
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall pt.II
Pink Floyd - Nobody Home
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (part V)
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Pink - Just Give Me A Reason
Pink - What About Us
Pink - Just Like Fire
Post Malone - Rockstar
Post Malone - Psycho
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - We Are The ChampionsRed Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Rudimental - These Days
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - Creep
Rag'n'Bone Man - Human
The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Robin Schulz - Sugar
Rae Sremmurd - Black Beatles
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba
St. James Infirmary
Spanish Romance
Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back
Shawn Mendes - In My Blood
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
Selena Gomez, Marshmello - Wolves
Selena Gomez - Fetish
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Scorpions - No One Like You
Scorpions - Still Loving You
Scorpions - Wind Of Change
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Sia - The Greatest
Sia - Elastic Heart
Sia - Cheap Thrills
Skrillex - Where R U Now
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Smash Mouth - All Star
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Taylor Swift - Style
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Taylor Swift - Bad Blood
Taylor Swift - Gorgeous
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You
Train - Drops Of Jupiter
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
Tears For Fears - Mad World (Gary Jules)
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens
Twenty One Pilots - Ride
Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots - Tear In My Heart
Toto - Africa
U2 - With or Without You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl TAB play
Vivaldi - Spring, Movement 1: Allegro
Vance Joy - Riptide
Van Halen - Jump
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming
The Weeknd - Starboy
The Weeknd - The Hills
Weezer - Say It Ain't So
Wiz Khalifa - See You Again
The Weeknd - Earned It
Zayn & Taylor Swift - I Don't Wanna Live Forever
Zedd - The Middle
ZAYN - Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia
Zayn - Pillowtalk
Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay
A Star Is Born - Shallow
The Godfather - Love Theme
Coco - Remember Me
Spider-man Theme
He's a Pirate
Mission: Impossible
Family Guy - Main Theme
James Bond
Angry Birds
The Pink PantherGame Of Thrones
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Star Wars - Main Title
Star Wars: Imperial March
Star Wars - Cantina Band
Jurassic Park
Indiana Jones - Raiders March
Westworld - Main Theme
Dexter Theme
Linus and Lucy
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I take a lot of pride and professionalism in my guitar playing as it’s the only thing that I am truly precise & passionate about. I’d say that my clients love this about me and also the infectious frisson that my music creates.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Countless… but for weddings I play mainly at: Careys Manor Hotel - Brockenhurst, The Montagu Arms - Beaulieu, Rhinefield House Hotel - Brockenhurst, Elmers Court - Lymington & Clock Barn - Whitchurch

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

That’s a really tricky question because I have been influenced by so many but guitarists like Clive Caroll, Will McNicol, Derek griper, Tony McManus, Chris Woods, Don Ross as well as perhaps some unexpected artists such as Biffy Clyro and the Beatles!

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

Last year I played a show with Clive Carroll & Will McNicol which was by far the best gig I’ve ever played! When I was younger I performed in lots of alternative rock bands and played some really good shows but I think the most high profile had to have been The Zutons. They were the band that wrote the song ‘Valerie’ which Amy Winehouse then later covered.

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

This shouldn’t be a problem as I generally only book one performance per day so if you’ve booked me then I’m reserved for you that day!

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

I can play music through my amplification from my phone or anyone else’s device via Bluetooth. Please note that it’s only a small amplifier so won’t be able to go really loud but it’s pretty good!

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes at most. All my equipment is battery operated so no need for a power supply or PAT certificate 😊

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

I have a large amount of songs to choose from but I will create a set list with you prior to the event to give me time to perfect. Unfortunately I don’t take requests on the day and I always try to finalise any special requests a few weeks prior to the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All equipment is supplied.. just a small amount of room needs to be reserved for me, I don’t even need a chair.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I’m pretty confident I can play absolutely anything but please advise of any specific requests at least 3 weeks prior to the event. I also offer a separate song writing service, a professionally presented composition that I’ll perform and record at high quality for you to keep! Please feel free to find out more about this service by sending me a message.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£560

Reviews

From customers:

A&
Amy C
2 years ago

Jonathan was amazing at our drinks reception. He kept our guests entertained with the perfect background music. His guitar covers are so mesmerising.

R&
Rob L
2 years ago

Thank you so much for making our day even more special with your fantastic guitar playing. Our guests keep mentioning how good you were and we are so happy you could learn our song request for our first dance! Thanks again x