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About Joshua Monks

A guitarist that plays different genres with perfect pitch!
Electric Guitarist

Hello! My name is Joshua Monks and I am a UK based guitar teacher/guitarist. I have always had a passion for guitar and it never stops! I would consider myself a hardworking musician that loves to learn. Hence why I studied at college and University doing what I love most...Music! I discovered at university that I had perfect pitch as I was able to learn songs and work out parts at a very fast rate compared to other students...so It's fair to say that I am a fast learner! I love all aspects of guitar playing, from Jazz Fusion, Blues, Gyspy Jazz, Funk, Rock, Metal and many others. I teach guitar for a living as I am very eager to share my knowledge onto others and I as mentioned before, I love the aspect of learning, as it only develops yourself as a musician more. Regarding gigging experience, I have been in an acoustic Duo for over 5 years. It ranges from country, pop, folk and easy listening music. We have performed at wedding ceremonies around kent, Christmas markets, Birthday parties, BBQ's at pubs, music festivals, restaurants, Wine bars and other musical events. My gigging partner and I met in a local band that covered a range of styles and have had plenty of experience from a young age. I would also consider myself patient and calm when in a stressful environment, so I am level headed whenever there may be a problem at a certain venue. I am punctual and organised so I always turn up before a soundcheck. My main instrument is the Electric guitar and Acoustic guitar is second. Although, I do play both on a regular basis. Some times I have played bass when required so that Is always an option for me to do at gigs. With my stage presence, I love interacting with the musicians on the stage and would not consider myself timid on stage. I do own a car and have good equipment. I even own a guitar modeller that can switch tunings instantly mid-song so I am versatile in regards to setlists. I am never afraid to take honest criticism from fellow colleagues and I am out-going to others. My image is also presentable, so if there were to be certain criteria of appearance for a certain gig, I would be professional. Regarding my musicianship, I am always happy to adapt to whatever role is needed. Whether I am playing subtle rhythm guitar to shredding a guitar solo! I am also very open-minded regarding repertoire, so if there is something I have not done before/played before, I am up for a challenge. I can adapt to any situation that comes my way such as a new key change last minute, or a new section that has been added just before the show starts. When it comes to rehearsals I am incredibly reliable, as I always turn up on time and I learn any song before the session does actually take place. If you would consider my services, please do email me. Thank you

Rock, Classic rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Jazz, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Folk rock, Irish rock, Country, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Covers, Americana, Ambient pop, Hip Hop, Funk rock, Funk, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Vintage, Tribute, World music, Reggae
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Event types:
Virtual event, Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Concert, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Sultans Of Swing
Sailing To Philadelphia
On the Border
Diamonds of the soles of her shoes
Bad Reputation
Creepin In
The Trooper
Surfing with the Alien
Do I Do
Spanish Castle Magic
Loved By You
House we Never Built
Don't you worry 'bout a Thing
Hot For teacher
Earth Song
Uptown Funk
Simple Love
American Honey
Queiro Saber
Sudden Samba
Days Go By
Reasons Why
Bless The Broken Road
Doctor Doctor
Love Games
Bark at the moon
Lonely In the Night
Turn Me loose
Stop just love
Midnight In Harlem
Stone In love
Shot In the dark
The Fuse
I Can't Help it
This Time
Love TKO
I wanna be your lover
Minute by Minute
Hey There Delilah
Mellowship Slinky In B Major
I wish
Shotgun Down the avalanche
Light In Your Eyes
Rock Bottom
The King Will Come
Too many Pieces
She Will be Loved
Lost Stars
Fast car
Customer questions

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Most definitely. I even bring a backup guitar in case anything were to go wrong!


From customers:

Paul E, 2 years ago

Very prompt at soundcheck. Good tone from the acoustic guitar.

Harry M, 3 years ago

I am a piano player myself and I am impressed with how you accompanied the vocals! Well done mate