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Justin Rogers

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A mellow and melodic sound of Spanish, Classical, Brazilian, Latin Guitar or the unique and amazing sound of the Lute Theorbo.
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Classical Guitarist
Ruislip

Born in 1988, Justin began to study the guitar at the age of seven and is a graduate of the Guildhall and Royal College of Music in London. He plays the classical guitar and medieval fourteen string Theorbo which is mainly used at Period events. Both are quite unique and versatile instruments, enabling him to cover a broad variety of musical styles. As a solo classical guitarist and Theorbo player, Justin has many years’ experience performing live music at weddings, banquets, dinner and garden parties and many other events in the UK and Brazil, as well as holding residencies at the Grosvenor House Hotel and The Savoy in London Mayfair. Performing as a classical musician specialising in the Guitar and Theorbo, experience has proven them to be the perfect instruments for music at weddings, hotels, functions and all live music events and any special occasions.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Early music, Renaissance, Brazilian music, Argentinian, Choro, Italian music, Spanish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Jorge Cardoso - Samba
Milonga
Vals Venezolano
Joaquin Malats - Serenata Espanola
Albeniz - Asturias
Paulo Bellinati - Choro Saudoso
A. Piazolla - Verano Porteno - Tango
Paganini - Sonata No. 33 - 16 - 12 - 24 - 25
Antonio Lauro - Valse Venezolano No.1-2 Valse Criollo
Manuel Ponce - Tres Candones Populares Mexicanas-Allegro
Francisco Mignone - Valse de Esquina - No.5
Sergio Assad-Aquarelle-Valseana
Paulino Nogueira - Sonata en Mi Menor
Baden Powell - Valsa em Sol do Meio Dia
Radames Gnatalli - Petite Suite - Toada
Baden Powell - Canto de Ossanha - Cancao do Amor Ausente - Apelo
J.S.Bach – Prelude, Fugue & Allegro - Bouree (P.102) - Suite 1006 – Gigue, Bouree, Menuett 1 & 2, Gavotte en Rondeau
Suite No. 1- BWV 1007 – Prelude (cello) - Air on the G-String
Prelude in D minor - Prelude No. 1 in C maj arr. Francis Klenjans
Garoto- Naqueles Velhos Tempos
Carioquinha
O Caminho dos Estados Unidos
Enigma (Choro)
Jorge da Fusa
Esperanza - Vivo Sonhando
D. Scarlatti – Sonata K141/L422
K380 (E maj)
K209 (A maj)
Paulino Nogueira – Sonata en Mi Menor – Valsa em Sol do Meio Dia
Celso Machado - Frevo Bajado
Xaranga de Vovo
Estudo No.1
Abraco a Neto e Lea
Parazula
Caro Amigo Gudin
A. Barrios - Oracion (Vol 2) – Prelude- El Ultimo Tremolo
W. Lovelady Incantation No. 2 & No. 6 & No. 3
Carulli – Overture
F.Sor - Menuetto op. 11-6 (p.69) – Variations sur L’air de flute enchantee
Introduction et Variations sur L’air “Marlborough”
Anon - Romance de Amor
Joao Pernembuco – Choro
Andrew York - Higher Ground
Sunburst
Into Dark
Dusan Bogdanovic – Mysterious Habitats
Nikita Koshkin – Tristan playing the Lute – Romance
Couperin - Les Barricades Mysterieuses
Stanley Myers - Cavatina
Frederico Moreno Torroba – Madronos
Romance de los Pinos
Olite
Laurindo Almeida - Dusk in the Valley
Samba Choro for Liona
Soledad
Samba de Neve
Choro Fino
Claude Gagnon - Pour une nymphe en allee – Chanson de Fee
Maurio Giulianni- Variations sur un Theme de Handel
Isais Savio- Escuta Coracao
Seresta
Jan- Olof Eriksson – Swedish Folktunes- 1. Tva Vallatar-Two Herding Calls.
Vallvisa Lilla Guben - Herding Song, Little old Man, after Damber Anna
Villa-Lobos- Etude No.8
L.Narvaez- Diferencias sobre “Guardame las Vacas”
Francisco Tarrega- Preludio No.7
Tango
Caprichio Arabe
Lagrima - (guests arriving for wedding or ringing of fingers)
El Testamento de Amelia
Sueno (Mazurka) - (entrance of the bride)
El Noi de la Mare - (Signing of the registrar)
W. Lovelady- This Morning in Omagh the Sun Rose again
+Many others
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

I am able to provide music on an iPod between sets if requested.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up in 30 minutes.

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

I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

His broad repertoire covers many styles and genres, with an emphasis on Renaissance, Baroque, Spanish and Contemporary Classical Music which can be tailored to suit individual tastes. Performing as a classical musician specialising in the Guitar, experience has proven it to be the perfect instrument for music at weddings, events & all occasions.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at St. Martins-in-the-fields, Guildhall School of Music, Grosvenor House Hotel, The Savoy and many weddings, events, special occasions and banquets across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My influences cover a wide variety from Brazilian guitarists such as Garoto, H.Villa-Lobos and Celso Machado and composers W. Lovelady and J.S.Bach.

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

At the Bolivar Hall London.

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£175
Up to 2 hours£225
Up to 3 hours£275
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£175
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£225
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£350

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Glen C, 1 year ago

GLEN COOPER GLEN COOPER 2 reviews 2 weeks ago On engaging Justin for my 40th anniversary reception, I can highly recommend this superb & talented artist, he give the Sophisticated Elegance to the evening I was looking for, & he even manage to mellow the Youngers of my family & guests. I was informed that the Hotel event manager also booked his services for future events. Good Luck Justin & Thank you again. Glen & Maxine Cooper

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Kevin H, 1 year ago

As Director of Expertease I have used Justin for many events whenever I want to create an atmosphere of elegant sophistication,he has the gift of knowing what to play in any circumstance with a wide variety of audiences. I have no hesitation in recommending him with the highest praise possible.

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