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Oliver Flanagan

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About Oliver

Versatile jazz-pop guitarist with a varied set list.
Guitarist
Salisbury
Public liability insurance of £1 million

I provide jazz guitar music that is ideal for a wedding reception or in a restaurant setting. I have a varied set list that ranges from forties Broadway tunes to eighties and nineties pop classics. Striking a balance between unobtrusive and entertaining, my playing style is tasteful but also has flair. I have lots of experience behind me including time spent as a cruise ship orchestra musician, most recently in Central America. I currently perform regularly in restaurants, wine bars and at weddings and private events in and around the Salisbury area. I’m a friendly guy and always conduct myself in a professional manner. Please do get in touch for more info, I look forward to hearing from you.

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
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Pop, Covers, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Classic rock, Britpop, Rock, World music, African music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, 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:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

JAZZ:
All of Me
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cherokee
Confirmation
Days of Wine and Roses
Doxy
Fly Me To The Moon
Footprints
Four
How High The Moon
I Hear a Rhapsody
I Love You
I Remember You
I’ll Remember April
I’m Old Fashioned
If I Should Lose You
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Could Happen To You
Just Friends
Misty
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
Oleo
On Green Dolphin Street
Recorda Me
Satin Doll
Stella By Starlight
Scrapple From The Apple
So What
Solar
St. Thomas
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take The A Train
The Girl From Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Up Jumped Spring
What Is This Thing Called Love
Yesterdays
‘Round Midnight
Smile
Aint Misbehavin
Aint No Sunshine
Alice In Wonderland
All Of Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Berkley Square
Beyond The Sea
Blue Train
Blue Moon
Billie’s Bounce
Blue Monk
Bouncin’ With Bud
Cry Me A River
Come Fly With Me
Detour Ahead
Devil May Care
Dolphin Dance
Dream A Little Dream
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
Footprints
Fever
Four On Six
Freddie Freeloader
Georgia
Get Happy
Girl From Ipanema
Green Dolphin Street
Harlem Nocturne
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Loves You Porgy
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Only Have Eyes For You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I’ve Got The World On A String
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
I Could Write A Book
It Had To Be You
In A Sentimental Mood
Jordu
Let There Be Love
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Fall In Love
Lonnie’s Lament
Love For Sale
Lullaby Of Birdland
Misty
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
Makin Whoopee
Moanin’
My Favourite Things
Naima
Night And Day
The Nearness Of You
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
One By One
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Pure Imagination
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Someday My Prince Will Come
Summertime
So What?
Stardust
Smile
Skylark
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Song Is You
The Nearness Of You
The Lady Is A Tramp
Take Five
Take The A Train
The Glory Of Love
The Days Of Wine And Roses
The Way You Look Tonight
They Cant Take That Away From Me
There Will Never Be Another You
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love?
When I Fall In Love
When You Wish Upon A Star
Wave
Well You Needn’t
Watermelon Man
You Make Me Feel So Young
POP:
A Day in the Life - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Africa - Toto
Rosanna - Toto
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
If I Fell - The Beatles
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
I’ll Be There - Jackson 5
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Maybe I’m Amazed - Paul McCartney
Walk on By - Dionne Warwick
Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
Something - The Beatles
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Sing
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
CHRISTMAS:
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
White Christmas
Christmas Song
We Three Kings
Let It Snow
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
My Favourite Things
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Jazz lovers appreciate the jazz standards in my set. Other people seem to really enjoy it when I play pop songs in a jazz style. Audiences often show their appreciation by dancing when I play upbeat numbers. I also receive compliments when I play ballads.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As a Cruise Ship Musician, I've performed all over the world, to theatre audiences of over 3,000. I've also performed at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts and Notting Hill Arts Centre.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I've been influenced by the Beatles. Chet Baker, Wes Montgomery, Chris Standring, Grover Washington, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Jimi Hendrix, and the list goes on.

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

To a theatre crowd of 3,000 in South America.

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

I'll always try my best to be flexible if timings change, please give me as much notice as you can.

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

Yes, I'm quite happy to provide recorded music between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

My set up time is minimal. Once I'm with you, give me 20 mins and I'm ready to go!

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

Yes. I'm also open to any requests you might have and can learn new tunes fairly easily.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring all my own equipment, yes. I'm also available to play outside. If the venue is indoors, I'll usually just require a power point.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

As I mentioned above, I'm more than happy to learn a specific piece. Please ask for more info on that.

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£100
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£150
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
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.
£300

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Kay D, 1 year ago

Oliver played at our 25th Wedding Anniversary event and it was the perfect accompaniment to our outdoor tea party. We loved the pink panther! Very accommodating to our needs an excellent musician, thank you

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Zoe N, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for playing, Oliver. A lovely feel to the afternoon, with your help. Smashing to meet you, thanks again.

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