Classical Guitarist

Kieran Gunter

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About Kieran

A London based classical guitarist playing classical, jazz and pop tunes. Perfect for weddings, anniversary parties and corporate events.
Classical Guitarist
London
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Kieran Gunter is a solo guitarist who performs classical repertoire as well as his own bespoke arrangements of jazz, pop and world music. He is frequently requested to play at events such as wedding ceremonies/reception, corporate events and special occasions such as proposals, Valentine’s events and anniversary celebrations. In recent times he has performed for events at Harrods, The Savoy and Marylebone Town Hall amongst many others. Kieran is a self-contained act and so arrives seamlessly at any event with minimal setting-up time and minimal disruption to the rest of the event. Clients only have to provide an armless chair or stool, a space 2x2 meters square and for there to be a single plug within 50 meters if performing amplified. He can either perform through a large PA system (up to 250 guests), a smaller PA system (up to 50) or perform fully acoustically. Performances can be indoors or outdoors (weather permitting of course). Any quote from Kieran on Encore contains the full performance fee and travel cost but doesn’t include any potential song request fees. Kieran prides himself on clear communication with his clients and maintaining high levels of organisation. Set list, timings and emergency contact details are agreed and exchanged as far as possible out from the gig and consequently, performances from Kieran consistently run without any problems. Popular packages of Kieran booked by previous clients include wedding ceremony only (30 minutes), wedding ceremony and reception (30 + 90 minutes) and finally wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast (30 + 90 + 45 minutes). For corporate/private events, 1x60 minute, x2 45 minute and 3 x 45 minute are his most frequently booked. By booking Kieran, you will be getting high-quality guitar music that will softly resonate around your event space, adding a touch of class and sense of occasion. He can easily take song requests from clients, provided it can be realistically performed on the guitar – recent examples of learnt requests include Harvest Moon (Neil Diamond) and We’ve Only Just Begun (The Carpenters). Kieran began playing the guitar at a young age and consequently doesn’t really know what a life without playing guitar feels like! Over 20 year later after starting he’s still yet to find anything he enjoys doing more than that. Notable musicians he has performed with include Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Sophie Evans (Wicked) and Liane Carroll (BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist). By booking him, guests at your event will appreciate the music as it softly states familiar melodies to their ears. Sometimes it will relax them whilst other times it will get their toes tapping. Other times still it may just remind them of a good holiday they once went on and put a smile on their face!

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Musicianship
Genres:
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

Classical/Traditional Wedding Music
• Adelita – F Tarrega
• Air on a G String – J.S Bach
• Amazing Grace- Newton
• Ave Maria - Schubert
• Bridal Chorus – Wagner
• Blue Danube - Strauss
• Bourée in E Minor BWV-996 - J.S. Bach
• Carcassi 25 Studies
• Caprice No.24 - N Paganini
• Canon in D – Pachelbel
• 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
• Kemp's Jigg - Anon
• La Cavatina – Theme from Deer Hunter
• Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
• Ode to Joy - Beethoven
• Prélude, BWV1007 - J.S. Bach
• Prelude in D Cello Suite – Bach
• Preludio No.7 - F Chopin
• Prince of Denmark – Clarke
• The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
• Trumpet Tune - Purcell
• Rodrigo: Concerto D’Aranjuez (2nd movement) – J Rodrigo
• Wedding March = Mendelssohn
Latin American/Spanish/World Music
• Aquarela de Brasil – Barroso
• A Felicidade – Jobim
• Bella Ciao
• 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
• Desafinado – Jobim
• Dindi - Jobim
• Doralice – Caymii
• El Noi de la Mare - Llobet
• El Testament d'Amèlia - M. Llobet
• Five Preludes - Villa Lobos
• Garotin – Turína
• How Insensitve - Jobim
• Kal Ho Naa Ho
• Koi Ladki Hai
• Lagrima – Tarrega
• Mallorcan Medley – Cataluyud
• Maria Maria - Santana
• Más Que Nada - Jorge Ben Sor
• Maturità - E Morricone
• Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
• Palhaço - E Gismonti
• Puncha Puncha - Trad
• O Pato – Jayme Silva
• Quizas – Osvaldo Farres
• Samba Do Aviao – Jobim
• So Danco Samba - 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
• Wave – Jobim
Popular Music:
• A Million Dreams - Pink
• All You Need is Love - The Beatles
• Angels - Robbie Williams
• All Of Me – John Legend
• Auld Lang Syne – Traditional
• Bailando – Enrique Iglesias
• Beyond – Leon Bridges
• Blackbird – Paul McCartney
• Blue Eyes Blue – Eric Clapton
• Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
• Can’t Help Falling In Love – G.D. Weiss
• Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
• Careless Whisper – George Michael
• Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
• Clocks – Coldplay
• Close to you – The Carpenters
• Cry baby – Paloma Faith
• Dancing Queen - ABBA
• 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
• Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
• Firework – Katy Perry
• Fragile - Sting
• Free Falling – Tom Petty
• Fluff – Black Sabbath
• God only knows – Beach Boys
• Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
• Havana – Camilla Cabello
• Happy - Pharrell Williams
• Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
• Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
• Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
• Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
• Hey Jude - Beatles
• Horse with no name - America
• Hotel California - Eagles
• Human Nature – M Jackson
• Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
• I wish I knew how it would feel to be free – Billy Taylor
• La Vie en Rose – Louiguy
• Lean on me – Bill Withers
• Make you feel my love – Bob Dylan
• Moondance – Van Morrison
• Moon River – Henry Mancini
• My Heart Will Go On (Theme from “Titanic”)
• No Matter What – Boyzone
• One more time – A Grande
• Perfect – Ed Sheeran
• Perhaps Love - John Denver
• Remember me - from Coco
• Scarborough fair – Simon and Garfunkel
• Senorita – Camilla Cabello
• Shallow – Lady Gaga
• She Loves You - The Beatles
• Smooth Operator - Sade
• Someone Like You – Adele
• Sous le ciel de Paris – Edith Piaf
• Sunshine on my shoulders – John Denver
• The Entertainer- Scott Joplin
• The Godfather Theme
• Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
• Top of the world – Carpenters
• Turning Tables – Adele
• Waltzing Matilda – Trad Australian
• Wonderwall - Oasis
• Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
• Valerie – Amy Winehouse
• You are not alone – Michael Jackson
• Yesterday - The Beatles
• Your song – Elton John
Show tunes/Jazz Standards
• A child is born – Thad Jones
• Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
• All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern
• Autumn in New York – Vernon Duke
• 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
• I can’t get started -Vernon Duke
• I dreamed a dream – Claude-Michel Schöenberg
• I fall in love too easily – Jule Styne
• I Left My Heart in San Francisco – George Cory
• I'll Be Seeing You - S. Fain
• Londonderry Air –
• Misty – E Garner
• Moonlight in Vermont – Karl Suessdorf
• My Favourite Things – Richard Rodgers
• My funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers
• My Romance – Richard Rodgers
• Nardis – Miles Davis
• Never let me go – Jay Livingston
• Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin
• Our Love is Here to Stay – George Gershwin
• Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen
• Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel
• Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael
• 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
Christmas
• 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 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.

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?

Playing recorded 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! To ensure high musical quality please give me as much notice as possible if you want a bespoke setlist.

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

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£260
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£162.50
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.
£390
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.
£565

Add-ons

Special Request, 1-4 weeks notice
+£15
Special Request, less than a week's notice
+£30
Finish later than 22:00
+£40
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Nathan C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Kieran for our townhall wedding ceremony in August 2022 and we could not have been happier with his performance. From the clear and helpful communication beforehand to the beautiful performance on the day, it was a pleasure working with him. He is very organised and was punctual and well turned out on the day. Kieran also learned a couple of pieces of music especially for our ceremony, which was really special. Everyone commented afterwards how nice Kieran’s playing had been and how it set the tone so beautifully for the event. We enjoyed his playing so much that we have hired him for our second wedding celebration party in April next year! We would highly recommend Kieran.

Reply from Kieran
2 months ago

Thanks Nathan, and very much looking forward to playing for the big party in 2023!

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James N
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

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Reply from Kieran
2 months ago

Thanks James.

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Ella O
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Kieran for our client's wedding and he was brilliant! He arrived on time to set up and prepare, he accommodated the couples requests and was very professional.

Reply from Kieran
2 months ago

Hi Ella, it was a beautiful wedding and I loved the way the seating was set up in an unconventional way!

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Naomi H
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Kieran for our garden wedding and he was fantastic! Prepared, polite, punctual and professional, could not fault him if we tried. We’re extremely happy with his contribution as we felt he really added to our special day. Highly recommend.

Reply from Kieran
6 months ago

Thanks Naomi!

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Ioana H
5 months ago, for a Wedding in Colchester
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5 out of 5

I cannot recommend Kieran more highly! He is an absolute professional who made contact with me well ahead of the event to collect all the relevant information including event schedule and music preferences, and ensure all arrangements are in place. On the day, Kieran was superb! Not only is he a wonderfully talented musician who was greatly appreciated by guests (indeed, several commented that they want to hire Kieran for events in the future!), but he was reliable, punctual, and was kind enough to even play a bit longer when our DJ ran late (thank you again, the DJ did turn up eventually). Our wedding celebration was greatly enhanced by having Kieran there and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to all my family and friends.

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Lee H
6 months ago, for a Private event in Cambridge
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5 out of 5

We hosted an outdoor, pre-wedding welcome party at a restaurant in Cambridge, England. We met Kieran Ferreira via Pop-Top as we live in Denver, Colorado. We found Kieran very easy to work with and extremely professional. He communicated with the restaurant to firm up logistics and arrived promptly with all the necessary gear. He reached out to us well in advance of our function to work with us on song selection and even enquired about how he should dress. His playing was a wonderful addition to our event. We would highly recommend his services to anyone. We did struggle a bit with the poptop website, I believe, in part because we are in the states, but Kieran helped us through those challenges along with their support team.

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