Jonny Wharton

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About Jonny Wharton

Multi-instrumental composer, producer and performer in Bristol. Numerous screen and theatrical project credits, many styles available.
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I have been composing for over 20 years, working on bespoke projects encompassing many styles since 2015. I hold a BA (hons) degree in Creative Music & Technology from Brunel University. I love bringing music to theatrical and screen productions, and the challenge of channelling the emotion and energy of a piece. I am well-versed in interpreting the ideas of collaborators, whether they have a background in music or not. Clients include Quirk Theatre, Moth Physical Theatre, Ovalhouse/Brixton House, Ambreen Razia, A&E Comedy, Simon Mole, Sophie Ross, Filskit Theatre, Katherine O'Reilly, Raymond Antrobus. I perform solo on guitar, keys and voice, specialising in bespoke guitar arrangements and original material. I also perform and write with a drummer as Jonny Falls Over, and with my electronic band Concrete Disco. I have performed at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury, Glade, Secret Garden Party, O2 London, Camden Roundhouse, Garage Islington, Borderline.

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Sarah S
1 year ago, for a Concert in S Parade
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5 out of 5

Jonny has been working with us on a series of acoustic gigs for parents and their babies. He is an extremely talented musician whose set lists are always a hit with our audience who love his mix of original songs and well known covers. Each week, Jonny effortlessly creates a relaxing, chilled out gig with high quality vocals, piano and guitar. Adults and children both love coming along to listen to him play.

Sophie R
2 years ago, for a Theatre / Show in Leigh Rd
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5 out of 5

Jonny is an absolute joy to work with. Intuitive, creative, and bafflingly skilled in both live and digital music production. He is a quick and self-starting worker, and seems to have a way of translating even the vaguest or nonsensical briefs to something structured and beautiful. With an empathetic tone and a style appropriate to the project, he adds soul, interest and dynamic range into his arrangements; solo or collaborative. Not only do Jonny’s results speak volumes about his talent and work ethic, but he is also full of humour, fully engaged and invested with his teams and projects, and is consistently supportive and communicative. I personally can’t wait to work with Jonny again. He’s a bloody dream boat, multi-skilled instrumentalist, and tech wizard.

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Jonny Wharton's Song list

Here is a small selection of songs I play. I can create arrangements of most songs on guitar, piano and vocals.
Peace Piece - Bill Evans
May you never - John Martyn
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Blackbird - Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Fields of Gold - Sting
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Starman - David Bowie
I wish I Knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
She’s a Rainbow - Rolling Stones
Green Light - Lorde
Wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Clean up - Jonny Falls Over
Nice dream - Radiohead
Green Manalishi - Fleetwood Mac
Rest - Jonny Falls Over
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
Yellow Submarine - Beatles
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
River Man - Nick Drake
The Pinch - Jonny Falls Over
Where I Belong - Jonny Falls Over
Everybody needs somebody - Blues Brothers
I’m Beginning to see the light - Velvet Underground
To build a home - Cinematic Orchestra
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
You’ve got a friend - Carole King
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
You can't Hurry love - The Supremes
Twist and shout - Beatles
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Come As You Are - Nirvana
No Surprises - Radiohead
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Rich Folks Hoax - Rodriguez
Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Bob Dylan
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
U Remind Me - Usher
To Zion - Lauryn Hill
Pure Shores - All Saints
Let Me Love You - Mario
Butterflies - Michael Jackson
...and many more
Customer questions

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

I'll do my best to work around minor timing changes, just let me know as soon as you can.

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

Yes, that's no problem. If you have specific songs you'd like on the playlist let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a solo or duo performance we usually set up at least an hour ahead of performance time. For composing, I can bring my mobile studio setup and can be ready to work in around 15 minutes.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I'll bring all instruments, amplification, PA, and studio equipment as required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there are specific songs I don't already know you can request them. There is a fee of £30 per song to cover arrangement and rehearsal.
Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass, EDM, Electronica, House, IDM, Techno, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Experimental, Originals, Acoustic, Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco, Pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Post rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Synth rock, World music
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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