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Kev Parsehyan

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Acoustic instrumental guitarist covering a wide range of pop, rock, jazz, classical and Latin tunes in a unique style.
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Kev Parsehyan has been playing in London for over 25 years. A graduate of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Kilburn, he’s versatile in many styles often blending them to create his own unique style.He’s been playing wedding ceremonies and cocktail parties for many years, covering instrumentally a wide range of songs past and present, including songs requested by his clients and written especially for them for their special occasion.

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Kev's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Stacey F
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Honestly the best guitarist ever!!!! You made our day that extra bit special and everyone loved you!! I can not recommend guitar Kev enough! Non stop playing for 3hours!!!

Reply from Kev
4 months ago

Thanks Stacey!It was such a pleasure to play to such a lovely audience in such a beautiful venue.Thanks for having me!

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Dr D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Kev was fantastic - from the communication beforehand - even arranging guitar for a sing-along at the wedding ceremony. On the day he was punctual and his playing was wonderful. We particularly liked his Gypsy Jazz playing on the balcony as we all enjoyed the reception overlooking the Thames. Thank you Kev!

Reply from Kev
4 months ago

Thanks for inviting me to play at your wedding!It was a real pleasure!

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Jess H
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

I would 100% recommend Kev! He performed at our wedding this weekend and he was excellent! From learning our favourite song for the ceremony to putting together a perfect choice of songs for the cocktail reception, he really made our wedding so special! He was so lovely and had great communication in the lead up. Our guests loved it and we had many compliments. Would happily book him again :)

Reply from Kev
10 months ago

Thanks Jess!It was a pleasure to play at your beautiful wedding and at that amazing venue.Everything was done with style and both you and James looked stunning.

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Charlotte E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful guitar playing for our wedding. Very professional and skilled. Happy to learn some songs for our ceremony too :)

Reply from Kev
11 months ago

Thanks Charlotte and Alex.I really enjoyed playing at your beautiful wedding at the stunning Kings Chapel.

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Darrel W
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Manor Farm Site
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5 out of 5

Kev was great to work with. Nothing was too much to ask. He added the tunes we wanted abd everything sounded brilliant on the day.

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Dani V
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Dorney Court
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5 out of 5

Kev's music was amazing! Beautiful and romantic, just what we hoped for.

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Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years

Kev's Song list

PLAYLIST 1 - WEDDING CEREMONY
ACOUSTIC GUITAR INSTRUMENTALS
Fields of Gold - Sting
Your Song - Elton John
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
She’s The One - Robbie Williams
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Why Worry - Dire Straits
Every Breath You Take - The Police
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Wonderwall - Oasis
You’re The One That I Want - T. Lennings
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
All Of Me - John Legend
Real Love - John Lennon
You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Moon River - Standard
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Oh My Love - John Lennon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Over The Rainbow - Standard
Beyond The Sea - Standard
What a Wonderful World - Satchmo
Something - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
I Want You - Tom Waits
At Last - Etta James
Romeo And Juliette - Dire Straits
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Golding
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Golding
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
Your Love Is King - Sade
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
If I Fell – The Beatles
Marry You-Bruno Mars
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
You Are The Reason – Callum Scott
A Whole New World – ZAYN & Zhavia Ward
PLAYLIST 2 – JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR
L.O.V.E
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Let’s Stay Together
Body And Soul
The Way You Look Tonight
My Baby Just Cares For Me
You’re The Sunshine Of My Life
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Cheek To Cheek
Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
La Mer
Dream A Little Dream
La Vie En Rose
Bluesette
Blue Moon
Satin Doll
Soft Winds
All The Things You Are
Stella By Starlight
Autumn Leaves
I’ll Be Seeing You
The Glory Of Love
The More I See You
The Nearness Of You
Love Is Here To Stay
Unforgettable
Well, You Needn’t
Laura
I’m In The Mood For Love
Lullaby Of Birdland
Besame Mucho
I’m Confessin’(that I love you)
Easy Living
Line For Lyons
No Moon At All
My One And Only Love
PLAYLIST 3 – GYPSY JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR
After You’ve Gone
All Of Me
Blue Skies
Bossa Dorado
Chicago
Claire De Lune
Confessin’
Coquette
Dark Eyes
Dinette
Djangology
Django’s Castle
Dream Of You
Exactly Like You
For Sephora
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Will Wait For You
Minor Swing
Seul Ce Soir
Swing 39
Swing 42
The Man I Love
Them There Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
PLAYLIST 4 – CLASSICAL VIBE
Ave Maria – J.S.Bach
Canon in D – J.Pachelbel
Wedding March – F.Mendelssohn
Bridal Chorus(Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
Air On G String – J.S.Bach
Ode To Joy – Beethoven
Spring – Vivaldi
Prelude Op.28 No 20 – Chopin
Prelude In C Major – J.S.Bach
Bouree In E – J.S.Bach
Greensleeves – traditional
Mariage d’Amour – Paul De Senneville
Scarborough Fair – traditional
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Apache – The Shadows
Despacito – Luis Fonsi
El Condor Pasa – traditional
Libertango – Astor Piazzola
Deborah’s Theme – Ennio Morricone
Theme For Young Lovers – The Shadows
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Kev's 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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

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

I always try our 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?

If you'd like a DJ service via our amp after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

I typically need 30 min max for set up as it's just me, usually much less.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works best for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything required for the event equipment and instrument-wise.The only thing I need is a power socket, although I have a way around that as well as I have played in the open without power for my clients before.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I do requests all the time as long as I know in the advance.There's no extra charge for that as it is part of the package I offer.No requests on the day though due to the nature of my setup.
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Acoustic, Pop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Fluent improviser, Composer
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