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Kieran Gunter

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About Kieran

Kieran is a London based classical guitarist who plays exciting solo arrangements of typical and atypical tunes for his instrument.
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Kieran Gunter is an award winning performer, composer and arranger. In recent years he has established himself as a highly versatile guitarist. Comfortable in many styles, his flexibility sees him playing music as varied as be-bop and bossa nova, right through to Bach, Britten and Beyoncé. Previous engagements have included a sell-out UK tour and BBC Music special broadcast with pop star Marc Almond (Soft Cell). Marc described the band as “some of the best musicians I have ever worked with.” A regular on the Latin American music scene with rising star vocalist Suéli Gil, Kieran is also much in demand as a big band player, with groups such as The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Tom Sharpe Jazz Orchestra, and Eastgate Big Band (for whom he is also an arranger). His love for jazz sees him compose and play for the contemporary quartet Prohibited Strangers, creating music with a rich harmonic texture and an unconventional structure. With Prohibited Strangers, he had the privilege of playing a support gig for one of his major guitar influences, Mike Walker. A graduate of Leeds College of Music with First Class Honours, he was awarded the prize for Outstanding Individual Soloist at the Great North Jazz Festival in 2016. He can be heard on Nel and the Elephants’ debut album Morning Love, and other notable collaborative partners include the BBC, ABRSM, and Terminator 3 director Jonathan Mostow. Kieran’s love of arranging for the classical guitar is making him an increasingly popular choice for weddings and function events. He caters a large repertoire for the instrument, including hits from the musicals and chart songs.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, World music, Argentinian, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Choro, Flamenco, Cuban music, Latin, Spanish music, Tango
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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, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Orchestrator, Arranger, Transcription, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Traditional Wedding Music
• Amazing Grace- Newton
• Ave Maria - Schubert
• Bridal Chorus – Wagner
• Canon in D – Pachelbel
• Kemp's Jigg - Anon
• Prince of Denmark - Clarke
• The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
• Trumpet Tune - Purcell
• Wedding March = Mendelssohn
• Air on a G String – J.S Bach
• Blue Danube
• Bourée in E Minor BWV-996 - J.S. Bach
• Caprice No.24 - N Paganini
• Capricho Árabe - F Tárrega
• Clair de Lune - Debussy
• Classical Gas - Williams
• From a Foreign Land – Schumann
• Gnossienne no.1 - Satie
• Green and Golden – R Towner
• Gymnopédie No. 1 – Satie
• Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
• La Cavatina – Theme from Deer Hunter
• Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
• Ode to Joy - Beethoven
• Prelude in D Cello Suite – Bach
• Preludio No.7 - F Chopin
• Rodrigo: Concerto D’Aranjuez (2nd movement) – J Rodrigo
Spanish/Latin American/World Music
• Aquarela de Brasil – Barroso
• A Felicidade – Jobim
• Besame Mucho - C Velázquez
• Bolero – Cataluyud
• Bulérias Flamenco Solo
• Canarios – Gasper Sanz
• Chega de Saudade – Jobim
• Chôros No.1 - Villa Lobos
• Cuiden Su Vida
• Danza Guarani – Barrios
• Doralice – Caymii
• El Noi de la Mare - Llobet
• El Testament d'Amèlia - M. Llobet
• Five Preludes - Villa Lobos
• Garotin - Turína
• Kal Ho Naa Ho
• Koi Ladki Hai
• Lagrima – Tarrega
• Mallorcan Medley – Cataluyud
• Más Que Nada - Jorge Ben Sor
• Maturità - E Morricone
• Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
• Palhaço - E Gismonti
• Samba Do Aviao - Jobim
• Soleares – Turina
• Somos Novios- A Manzanero
• Spanish Romance
• Suite Brésilienne – Villa-Lobos
• Suite Española (Cadiz, Granada, Asturias) - Albeniz
• Suite Venezolano - Lauro
• Suraj Hua Maddham
• Tema D’Amore – Morricone
• The Mission – Morricone
• Tico Tico no Fuba – Z Abreu
• Valsa Primavera – Barrios
• Valseana - S Assad
Popular Music
• All You Need is Love - The Beatles
• Angels - Robbie Williams
• Auld Lang Syne – Traditional
• Bailando
• Can’t Help Falling In Love – G.D. Weiss
• Careless Whisper – George Michael
• Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
• Despacito
• Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
• Don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
• Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
• Evergreen - Barbara Streisand
• Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
• Happy - Pharrell Williams
• Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
• Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
• Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
• Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
• Make you feel my love – Bob Dylan
• Moondance – Van Morrison
• My Heart Will Go On (Theme from “Titanic”)
• No Matter What - Boyzone
• Perhaps Love - John Denver
• Remember me - from Coco
• She Loves You - The Beatles
• Someone Like You - Adele
• The Godfather Theme
• Wonderwall - Oasis
• Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
• Valerie – Amy Winehouse
• You are not alone – Michael Jackson
• Yesterday - The Beatles
Show tunes/Jazz Standards
• Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
• All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern
• Body and Soul – Jonny Green
• Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini
• Der Dritte Mann, Harry Lime Theme
• Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
• Every Time We Say Goodbye - C. Porter
• Fly me to the Moon – Bart Howard
• Georgia on my Mind – Hoagy Carmichael
• Girl From Ipanema – T Jobim
• Godfather theme
• I dreamed a dream – Claude-Michel Schöenberg
• I'll Be Seeing You - S. Fain
• Londonderry Air –
• Misty – E Garner
• My Favourite Things – Richard Rodgers
• My Romance – Richard Rodgers
• Nardis – Miles Davis
• Our Love is Here to Stay – George Gershwin
• Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel
• Someday my prince will come – Frank Churchill
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
• Stars Fell on Alabama - F. Perkins
• Summertime – George Gershwin
• The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
• Triste – T. Jobim
• When you Wish Upon a Star - L. Harline
• Zorba The Greek Theme
• All I want for Christmas is you
• Angels from the realm of glory
• Coventry Carol
• Fairy-tale of New York
• Feliz Navidad
• Frosty the snowman
• Hark the herald Angel Sing
• Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
• I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
• In the bleak mid-winter
• It’s the most wonderful time of the year
• Joy to the World
• Last Christmas
• Let it snow
• Mary, did you know?
• Once in Royal David’s city
• O come all ye Faithful
• O come Emmanuel
• Holy Night
• Rocking around the Christmas tree
• Santa Baby
• Santa Claus coming to town
• Silent night
• Sleigh bells
• The first Noel
• Twelve Days of Christmas
• Walking in the Air
• We three Kings
Customer questions

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

This is normally not a problem and I will try to be as flexible as possible. If you are aware of a change to your timings, please do let me know as soon as possible though.

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

The iPod music between sets is a service I am happy to provide on top free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Once all my equipment is in the room it takes me just under 10 minutes to set it up, provided there are no unexpected hitches with the room. To unload everything from my car usually takes 3 runs, so distance from my car to the performing area can affect the load-in time and therefore the total set up time from arriving at the venue.

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

If you have a really strong idea of what you would like to me play and in what order then I am happy to oblige. However, I will always offer my advise so as to ensure the musical programme has some shape and is not just totally random!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. All I require from my clients is a space that is two by two meters minimum, a chair (must be without arms) or stool and to be within ten meters of a plug socket. If you are wishing for me to perform outdoors and the nearest plug socket is more than ten meters away I will need you to provide a long extension cable.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, provided it can suitably be arranged for solo guitar. Happily, the instrument is surprisingly versatile so it is more likely doable than not. Prices per special request: Less than a week's notice: £30 Between 1-4 week's notice: £15 More than a month: Free of charge

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I am right up close and personal to them when I play. There's very little of the "us and them" attitude that can often exist between a performer and the audience. I'm very comfortable with you coming and standing near to me and see my fingers at work if you so want to!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A recent selection include: Leeds Town Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Zedel Brasserie, Allerton Castle, Wakefield Cathedral, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Carriageworks Theatre, Saffron Walden Hall, Churnet Valley Railway.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to name, but off the top of my head: Maria Schneider, The Impossible Gentlemen, Ralph Towner, A.C. Jobim, Dori Caymmi.

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

I have performed with Marc Almond to a sold out Royal Festival Hall.


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£260
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£400
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- 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.
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.


Special Request, 1-4 weeks notice
Special Request, less than a week's notice
Finish later than 22:00


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Fern, 1 month ago

Kieran was thoroughly professional and excellent all the way from booking to packing up at the end of his performances. He accommodated our requests and performed exactly what we were looking for. We were really pleased with him and would recommend him! Thanks Kieran!

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Abdul C, 3 months ago

Kieran was professional and thorough throughout. Communication was faultless, he was well dressed and punctual, very accommodating to my requests and of course a supremely talented guitarist. He played an hour continuously in a noisy outdoor setting for a small audience without any issues. If you're in doubt, book this man for your event!

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Karlene P, 3 months ago

Kieran was absolutely wonderful and we’re so glad he could play for us. He plays beautifully and flawlessly and really transforms the ambience in the room. He’s such a friendly, kind person and is super organised, taking care of everything for you. We cannot recommend him highly enough and will definitely be booking him in again in the future. Thanks again Kieran!

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Gail M, 2 years ago

Kieran added greatly to the atmosphere of our wedding party and I highly recommend him

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Claire M, 1 month ago

On a sunny day in July we had the wedding of our dreams in the garden of our family home. The day was made even more magical by the sublime music, played with unobtrusive charm by Kieran. His guitar playing was wonderful. As one guest said, “I didn’t even get to the entry of the bride, I started crying for the beauty of the music!” We will always be grateful that he was a part of our day and he will probably never know what an important part he played.

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Graham S, 2 years ago

Kieran could not be faulted. His musical abilities were superb and all my guests commented on his performance and choice of music. He is also a charming character and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who wants a very professional artist for a special occasion

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