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George Williams

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Professional guitarist providing beautiful music for UK events. Performing in styles from modern pop to classical, Spanish and jazz.
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Hemel Hempstead
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George is one of the UK's most popular guitarists, having performed at many events for over ten years to great reviews. George's beautiful music provides the perfect backdrop to wedding ceremonies and receptions, dinners and corporate events, drawing from a huge repertoire list in many guitar styles from modern pop/rock to classical, jazz and Latin. Recent clients and venues include Princess Anne, Teresa May, London Marathon Committee, London Portrait Gallery, Pizza Express, London Zoo, The Gherkin and many more, including hundreds of weddings and corporate events. Any Special Requests? For a limited time, George can provide potential clients with a free no-obligation custom recording of any music request. George is also a TV and video game composer, with recent projects including the blockbuster Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed Odyssey, for which George received an Ivor Novello nomination 'Best Original Game Score 2019'. George's guitar playing is regularly aired on TV worldwide with music labels Sony/EMI,Boost and Cavendish Music, appearing on TV shows such as Top Gear / The One Show (BBC) and Harry Hill's TV Burp / My Child's Not Perfect (ITV).

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George's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Keith M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

George was very easy to deal with, and accompanied our evening perfectly

Reply from George
1 year ago

Many thanks Keith, thanks for having me and all the best! George

Lucy T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely superb musician woth a great portfolio of music. Highly recommended.

Jan T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

George gave a sublime performance providing ambiance at the champagne reception of our daughter’s wedding. It was the icing on the cake of a great event.

From other customers:

Harry C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Brize Norton
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5 out of 5

Fantastic, George was very easy to work with and accommodated all requests.

Jack O
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Battle TN33 0SP
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5 out of 5

George was brilliant and provided the perfect music for the setting of the wedding...many of the guests complimented his music during the drinks reception. Could not have asked for better and I would highly recommend.

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George's Song list

Pop / Rock / Dance – 2000 to Present
7 Nation Army
A Thousand Years
All Of Me
All The Small Things
Beautiful Day
Beneath Your Beautiful
Better Together
Call Me Maybe
Chasing Cars
Chasing Pavements
Counting Stars
Dream Catch Me
Every Time We Touch
Everything Has Changed
Fix You
Follow You Follow Me
Free Falling
Get Lucky
Gravity - Embrace
Gravity - John Mayer
Hear You Me
Hey Brother
Hey Ya
How To Save A Life
I Will Wait
I'm A Mess
I’m Yours
If I Ain’t Got You
Into My Arms
Just The Way You Are
La Vie En Rose
Locked Out Of Heaven
Make It Mine
Make You Feel My Love
Marry Me
Mr Brightside
New York State Of Mind
Rolling In The Deep
Say What You Need To Say
See You Again
She Will Be Loved
Skinny Love
Somebody That I Used To Know
Someone Like You
Somewhere Only We Know
Stay With Me
Take Me To Church
Teenage Dream
The Climb
The Scientist
Thinking Out Loud
Time To Say Goodbye
Viva La Vida
Wake Me Up
Warwick Avenue
We Are Young
When I was Your Man
Where Is The Love
You Are The Best Thing
You’re Beautiful
Pop / Rock – to 1999
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
All You Need Is Love
Always On My Mind
And I Love Her
At Last
Be With You
Best Of My Love
Billy Jean
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bring Me Sunshine
Brown Eyed Girl
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Careless Whisper
Champagne Supernova
Classical Gas
Danny Boy
Dock Of The Bay
Don’t Know Why
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Every Breath You Take
Everything I Do
Fast Car
Feels Like Home
Fields Of Gold
First Day Of My Life
Fly Me To The Moon
For Once In My Life
From This Moment
Go Your Own Way
God Only Knows
Happy Together
Have I Told You Lately
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Here Comes The Sun
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
High And Dry
Higher And Higher
Hotel California
House Of The Rising Sun
How Deep Is Your Love
I Can See Clearly Now
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
I Heard It Through The Grape Vine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Say A Little Prayer
I Want to Know What Love Is
I’m Not In Love
If I Fell
In My Life
In The Air Tonight
Is This Love
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had To Be You
It Must Be Love
It Must Have Been Love
Jonny B Goode
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Look Tonight
Karma Police
Killing Me Softly
Kiss From A Rose
Kiss Me
La Bamba
Lean On Me
Lets Stay Together
Life On Mars
Love Me Tender
Loving You
Money For Nothing
More Than A Feeling
More Than Words
Mr Sandman
Mrs Robinson
My Cherie Amour
My Heart Will Go On
Never Tear Us Apart
No Woman No Cry
Nothing Compares To You
Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You
Once Upon A Time
One Love
Power Of Love
Purple Rain
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Romeo And juliet
Shake Senora
She's Always A Woman To Me
She’s Electric
She’s The One
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Sit Down
Slide Away
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something in The Way She Moves
Son Of A Preacher Man
Stairway To Heaven
Stuck On You
Sultans Of Swing
Sunny Afternoon
Sunshine Of My Life
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
Tears In Heaven
That’s Amore
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Promise
The Way You Look Tonight
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
There She Goes
Three Times A Lady
Til There Was You
Time After Time
True Colours
Unchained Melody
Under The bridge
What The World Needs Now
When A Man Loves A Woman
When I Fall In Love
When You Say Nothing At All
Whiter shade of pale
Wild Horses
Wish You Were Here
Wonderful Tonight
Wonderful World
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
You And Me Song
You Are Not Alone
You Do Something To Me
You Really Got Me
You To Me Are Everything
You'll Never Walk Alone
You're My Best Friend
You've Got A Friend In Me
You’re Still The One
Your Song
Film & Show Music
Because You Loved Me
A Tale Of Two Sisters
Any Dream Will Do
Back To The Future – Theme
Cavatina (from Deer Hunter)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
For The First Time In Forever
Friend Like Me (from Aladdin)
Ghostbusters – Theme
Godfather - Theme
Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Theme
Indianna Jones – Theme
Jurassic Park - Theme
Let It Go
Love Changes Everything
Nobody Does It Better
Once Upon A Dream
Terminator – Theme
Titanic – Theme
True Romance - Theme
Up – Theme
Jazz & Latin
A Foggy Day in London Town
A Certain Smile
Agua De Beber
All The Things You Are
Amor Amor
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Chan Chan
Danza Brasilera
El Cuarto De Tula
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
Mas Que Nada
Nature Boy
Night And Day
One Note Samba
Over The Rainbow
So Danco Samba
Someone To Watch Over Me
Take 5
The Sound of Bells
They Can’t Take That Away
Under My Skin
Walking In Rio
Classical & Romantic
4 Portenas – Piazzolla
Blue Danube Waltz – Strauss
Bridal March – Wagner
Canarios – Sanz
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Clair De Lune – Debussy
Concierto de Aranjuez – Rodrigo
Flower Duet – Lakme
Gran Vals – Tarrega
Greensleeves – Traditional
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Satie
Habanera – Bizet
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
La Donna e Mobile – Verdi
La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – Debussy
Largo in D – Vivaldi
Melancholy Galliard – Dowland
Menuet – Bach
Morning Mood – Grieg
Nocturne Op.9 No.2 – Chopin
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Ode To Joy – Beethoven
Pavane – Ravel
Romanza – Paganini
Sonata – Gulliani
Suite No.1 (Cello Suite) – Bach
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Spanish & Flamenco
Alcazar de Segovia – Torroba
Alegrias por Bulerias – Trad
Asturias – Albeniz
Barcarola – Barrios
Bolero – Arcas
Choro No.1 – Villa-Lobos
Cordoba – Albeniz
Danza Espanola No.4&5 – Granados
Fandanguillo – Turina
Farruca – Trad
La Filadora – Llobet
Lagrima – Tarrega
Malaguena – Trad
Preludes 1-5 – Villa Lobos
Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Tarrega
Rumba – Trad
Serenata Espanola – Malats
Soleares – Trad
Spanish Romance – Fortea
Tango – Albeniz
Christmas Repertoire
A Winter’s Tale Lonely This Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Auld Langs Syne
Blue Christmas
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Christmas Lights
Christmas Time – Don’t Let The Bells End
Christmas Wrapping
Cold December Night
Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Driving Home For Christmas
Fairytale Of New York
Frosty The Snowman
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Believe In Father Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Last Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Mary’s Boy Child
Merry Christmas Everyone
Mistletoe And Wine
Please Come Home For Christmas
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
Step Into Christmas
Stop The Calvary
Thank God It’s Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
When A Child Is Born
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Wonderful Christmas Time

George'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)£300
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Customer questions

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

I am flexible with timings after the booking is made.

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

Yes I provide background recorded music between sets if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

I only need up to 15 minutes to set up.

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

I offer extensive set lists in many styles, and you can be as general or specific as you like regarding your choice of music. You can send me a complete list of your preferred pieces, or just a sample of tunes that I can base my sets around, or simply name your preferred styles of music for me to play.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I play through a compact high-end acoustic amplifier to cater to any number of guests, whilst always ensuring the volume is at an optimum level for the situation.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am open to any requests free of extra charge. I can also provide a free custom recording of your choice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have received many great reviews for over ten years. I play in many different guitar styles, often performing a combination of pop tunes, classical, Spanish/Latin and jazz to provide a unique guitar listening experience!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

2017 London Marathon Committee The Barbican London Zoo The Oval Pizza Express Wentworth Golf Course Friends Of The Earth The National Portrait Gallery The Royal Pavilion Four Seasons Hotels The Savoy Henley Regatta Leeds Castle The Gherkin County Hall (London Eye) La Tasca Cambridge University Berkeley Hotel Millenium Hotel Annabel's Hotel

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Williams Elliott Smith The Beatles Jeff Buckley Oasis Nirvana Chopin Debussy Ted Greene Joe Pass Django Reinhardt

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

I have performed at many high profile events, from sports venues (The Emirates, The Oval, Wentworth) to international conferences and festivals/public events (London Zoo, Cambridge Folk Festival). I am also a TV/game composer, recent projects including Assassin's Creed Odyssey for which I received an Ivor Novello nomination 'Best Original Game Score 2019'.
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Karaoke, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Power rock, Bossa nova, Argentinian, Armenian, Choro, Cuban music, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Jewish music, Italian music, Indian music, Latin, Mariachi, Salsa, Spanish music, Skiffle, Scottish music, Samba, 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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Composer, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching
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