Spanish Guitarist

Louis Martin

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Spanish Guitarist
London
Experienced live & studio Spanish Guitarist from London, providing a relaxed atmosphere for private celebrations.

Louis Martin is a versatile composer and prize-winning performer, specialising in Spanish & Classical Guitar. He has experience performing for over a decade in many settings such as at a Bishop's 80th birthday party, in the orchestra for Bugsy Malone, and at Societe Generalé for International Music Day. He has studied Composing for Film at Goldsmith’s College, London, furnishing his compositional techniques under award-winning film composer Mariano Nunez-West, but nevertheless deems himself a self-taught musician having developed a unique style of playing the guitar from a young age. His love of the instrument grew listening to pop, rock, folk, and jazz music, and masters such as Johnny Marr, Walter Becker, Joni Mitchell, Bert Jansch, all had a profound effect on his composing and playing abilities. He later looked deeper into the origins of the guitar, and from there on began his investigations into Spanish music, studying the great works of Francisco Tarrega, Fernando Sor, Heita Victor-Lobos, Andres Segovia and British classical guitar player Julian Bream. He now wishes to share his love of the guitar, with its great history and beautiful sound with you, and to provide the perfect backdrop to your special event.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Spanish music, Classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Lagrima - F. Tarrega
Etude in E minor - F. Tarrega
Adelita - F. Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - F. Tarrega
Gran Vals - F. Tarrega
Prelude No. 1 - H. Villa Lobos
BWV 998: Prelude - J. S. Bach
Etude No. 2 Op 35 - Fernarndo Sor
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Customer questions

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

I'll always do my best to be flexible to make sure your event runs smoothly as possible. If you could let me know as early as you know, that would be much appreciated.

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

Yes! Given that there is a PA system at the event, I can offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to set up an hour before the performance time. This is to set up my amp or the PA ( if needed), and to check the acoustics, stool, etc.

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

Most certainly you can!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring an amp for my electro-classical guitar, if a PA system is not available at the venue and a louder sound is required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Certainly! Unlike many acts I do not charge for this request, but it will depend on the length/complexity of the piece and the time I will have to learn it before the event date.

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£170
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450

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Hasneen C, 4 months ago

“Louis Martin played guitar at the Splash East London Festival of Rivers and Oceans on 15th June 2019 which added a lovely atmosphere to open the festival and was very professional.”

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Bernard E, 6 months ago

On behalf of the PCC and the Vicar and churchwardens (Frances Downing and myself), I wanted to let you know that we were thrilled to be able to have Louis Martin entertain us on the 6th April 2019 at St Peter’s-in-the-forest, Walthamstow. His deft and emotive guitar playing was a delight and, with his excellent singing voice alongside, his performance was a very bright spot in the day. The packed audience loved it and so did we! I would highly recommend him to others and, indeed, have already sung his praises on our ‘Friends of’ Facebook page. Please pass this belated expression of gratitude on to Louis and thank him and his team of roadies for all that they did. A real pleasure. Yours sincerely, Bernard

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