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About Joncan

‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’ - high energy virtuoso Flamenco/Funk fusion. Performed for Apple, the BBC, Sky, Yamaha & more.
Guitarist
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Having performed to George Benson in 2016, featured performing on primetime BBC1 programme The One Show in 2017, the honours of performing in Jimi Hendrix’s London Mayfair apartment in 2018 and performing for the reopening of the Apple Store Covent Garden as well as for Go ogle, alongside being invited to give masterclass sessions at Yamaha’s flagship EU store to name some highlights, Joncan is no foreigner on any stage, at any venue or in front of any audience. Playing an original whirlwind style of highly visceral, passionately charged instrumental solo flamenco/funk fusion, Joncan melds his appreciation for a spectrum of musical styles into captivating performances on a single acoustic guitar that sounds like an entire band. From the streets of Dublin, rooftop parties in Istanbul, the BBC studios in London, sun drenched mansions in Barcelona, grand hotels in India and anything in between, he captivates audiences anywhere he performs with his tenacity of performing style and musical energy. Joncan combines the athletic skill of percussive techniques with emotive, highly dynamic and groove-based playing – creating a visually enthralling element alongside an atmosphere that gets people moving and pushes an audience’s expectation of what an acoustic guitar can do.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore badges
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Most booked musician of 2021!
Member of the Encore community forum
2nd Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Latin jazz, Originals, World music, Latin, Spanish music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, MC
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Customer questions

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

No problem, plans change it's the nature of events . We will liaise and sort out a new schedule.

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

I can play music a little before my performance, in between sets, and potentially a little after performing for no charge. I can create a setlist based on a mood you want to go for, or you can also send over a Spotify Playlist for me to play. Music playing for longer than 10mins might incur a charge, all can be arranged.

How much time do you need to set up?

30mins at minimum with 1 hour ideal.

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

My setlist is put together based on experience and the atmosphere desired but some flexibility is possible; I can also l

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, my Bose PA system caters for up to around 50 - 80 people depending on room size / outdoor area.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Possibly; I play a very specific style but am open to learning material on request - charges would very depending on the track and time required to learn it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The passion of my playing and the uniqueness of the performance! Playing this style requires a lot of skill, stamina and energy - it comes through visually in the way I move and react while I play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Jimi Hendrix's London Apartment (!) Apple Covent Garden Yamaha Music EU HQ John Lewis Oxford Street Rooftop Garden Hampton Court House Hampton Court Palace Keira Knightly's previous residence (Shoreditch Treehouse) Idris Elba's Bar (The Parrot, Waldorf Hilton) Underneath the Roundhouse (Dorfman Hub)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carlos Santana Rodrigo y Gabriela Raul Midon Pink Floyd Stevie Ray Vaughan

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

Performed for George Benson broadcast to millions.

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£1000
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Zoom Bomb Performance!
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends, colleagues or group with a piece (or more if desired, can be flexible) of absolutely jaw dropping acoustic flamenco-fusion playing! --------------------------- Previous clients for these livestreams have included Google, SAP, Deloitte, Publicis Sapient and the NHS.
£150
Broadcast Quality Livestreamed Performances + Q&A: 30mins
I pride myself on exceptional audio and video quality in my livestream services. To me, a streamed performance should be as intimate and as 'in the moment' as any other performance with the technology we have, and it's with this mindset that I can offer to broadcast a performance of utmost quality for any number of audiences around the world. The virtuoso flamenco-funk style I play, being highly athletic and extremely visual, lends itself perfectly for streamed performances. I also am very happy to and thoroughly enjoy Q+A sessions either before or after the performance - allowing a candid, transparent interaction with me as a performer that just doesn't happen with a physical performance. This can be me answering typed questions in person or of course live back-and-forth conversations. Preferred platforms are using YouTube Live to stream the performance at maximum quality, and/or Zoom for interacting - or Zoom for the entire performance (at a slight drop in quality). --------------------------- Previous clients for these livestreams have included Google, SAP, Deloitte, Publicis Sapient and the NHS.
£350
Broadcast Quality Livestreamed Performances + Q&A: 45mins
I pride myself on exceptional audio and video quality in my livestream services. To me, a streamed performance should be as intimate and as 'in the moment' as any other performance with the technology we have, and it's with this mindset that I can offer to broadcast a performance of utmost quality for any number of audiences around the world. The virtuoso flamenco-funk style I play, being highly athletic and extremely visual, lends itself perfectly for streamed performances. I also am very happy with, and thoroughly enjoy, Q+A sessions either before or after the performance - allowing a candid, transparent interaction with me as a performer that just doesn't happen with a physical performance. This can be me answering typed questions in person or of course live back-and-forth conversations. Preferred platforms are using YouTube Live to stream the performance at maximum quality, and/or Zoom for interacting - or Zoom for the entire performance (at a slight drop in quality). --------------------------- Previous clients for these livestreams have included Google, SAP, Deloitte, Publicis Sapient and the NHS.
£450
Broadcast Quality Acoustic Masterclass 1hr
In addition to the listed Livestreamed performances, this package focuses on the advanced acoustic techniques I use when performing, and includes numerous PDF documents with high quality instruction and diagrams. I will break down the different percussive elements to my playing style, specific influences, and discuss alternatives and approaches. This also of course includes highly flexible amount of interactivity and Q+A, which can be (and is encouraged to be!) as specific as desired on topics such as: Acoustic guitar technique, percussive techniques, nail care, audio setup, video setup, guitar gear, guitar maintenance, my background in the industry, and any other topics. --------------------------- Previous clients for these livestreams have included Google, SAP, Deloitte, Publicis Sapient and the NHS.
£750
Flexible, custom-designed Streamed Performance/Q+A Session
In addition to the other packages described, if there is something more specific or unique you are wanting for your event, organisation or evening, then I am happy to discuss and see if we can design exactly what is wanted. Prices would start at around £250 minimum for the shortest performing time in most cases, though nothing is too small or too large - if you have an idea please don't hesitate to contact and I will absolutely try to accommodate. --------------------------- Previous clients for these livestreams have included Google, SAP, Deloitte, Publicis Sapient and the NHS.
£250
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Val F
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

Great performance for a sunday lunch time in our venue. Will definitely have him again. Professional and super nice. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it.

Reply from Joncan
15 days ago

Lovely audience and your staff were very welcoming too, was a pleasure and I look forward to more!

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Will P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Incredible and will definitely book again

Reply from Joncan
15 days ago

Thanks very much Will.

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Polly P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joncan was amazing. So talented.. I loved his music as did my guests. He was totally polite and professional too.. wish I could listen to him play all the time.

Reply from Joncan
15 days ago

Thanks Polly and was a pleasure to play at your place that evening, thank you for having me and for the snacks!

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Dan P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joncan is extremely talented, I highly recommend him.

Reply from Joncan
15 days ago

Thank you Dan!

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Alizé P
2 years ago, for a Concert in SW7 5EU
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5 out of 5

Joncan’s performance was brilliant and crowd absolutely loved him. He has impressive guitar skills and something different from the other artists I’m used to see. He is also very interactive with the audience and easy to work with.

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Clayton K
2 years ago, for a Concert in Berlin
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5 out of 5

We have worked managing and sorting bookings for Joncan for awhile now and he does nothing less than stagger every audience he plays to. His playing is phenominal; you can't find better. He gives Rodrigo Y Gabriela a run for their money and we are very proud to work with him Worthy of note is also his professionalism, he goes above and beyond, and has an event focused mindset. Joy to work with. Book him!

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