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Oliver Day

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Guitarist, Session Musician and Teacher. Available as solo instrumentalist, guitar player, or dep musician.
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Oliver Day - Professional, Versatile Guitarist. Oliver Day is a versatile professional musician (guitarist). He graduated with a first-class degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music in 2014. Oliver started playing at a young age, covering a wide range of playing styles as he progressed. As a teenager, he achieved Grade 8 Distinction in both Electric and Classical Guitar. Oliver is an experienced performing musician with professional gear and attitude. Available to hire as a solo instrumental musician with his own amplification (PA), he can deliver guitar music in multiple genres to your taste; Classical Music (including Spanish and Flamenco pieces), Popular Song Guitar Arrangements, and/or Hybrid picked style (Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe Instrumental guitar pieces). Please note that Oliver is an instrumental solo guitar player, not a Singer/Guitarist. Example Songs Include: -Classical, Spanish and Traditional Music such as: Cavatina, Spanish Romance, Greensleeves, Cannon in D, Moonlight Sonata etc. -Popular Song Arrangements for Guitar: E.g. The Beatles, The Eagles, Queen, Stevie Wonder etc. -A Variety of Hybrid Picking Pieces such as tunes by guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe: Guitar Boogie, Classical Gas, Clap, Valley of Rocks, Ram etc. Full Song List Below! Recitals, Weddings, Receptions, Restaurants, etc.

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Oliver's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gwenda E
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Cannot recommend Oliver highly enough. Hired him for my husbands birthday party and his music really provided a perfect atmosphere for what was a lovely evening.

Reply from Oliver
4 months ago

Many thanks Gwenda!

Alistair G
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Oliver is a very talented musician and played a range of different music styles beautifully. I would not hesitate in recommending him.

Reply from Oliver
8 months ago

Thanks Alistair, it was a pleasure.

Matthew G
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Oliver was a fantastic addition to our wedding. He managed to work with the last minute plans on the day and played wonderfully during the ceremony and reception. Great guy, I would highly recommend.

Reply from Oliver
11 months ago

Thanks Matthew, my pleasure.

Frank G
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great performance enjoyed by all. Thanks for the attention to detail, whi h makes all the difference.

Reply from Oliver
1 year ago

Thank you Frank, glad you enjoyed it.

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From other customers:

Prog 8
6 years ago

When Oliver Day wandered onto the stage, picked up his guitar and began playing softly, the entire audience fell silent. We couldn't quite believe what we were hearing. If you don't know Oliver, I suggest you catch up with him while you can still afford a ticket!

6 years ago

Oliver Day is a guitar virtuoso very much in the mould of Django Reinhardt. Oliver's a very expressive player with a style bordering on the neo-classical. His performance is something of a homage to Steve Howe, a love evidenced by his playing in a Yes tribute act Fragile. He's the type of guitarist who makes it look to easy as he performs Yes' 'To Be Over' and Howe's 'Sketches in the Sun' providing faithful interpretations of hard to play classics. 'Clap' from 'The Yes Album' is handled with great dexterity and is set is rewarded with rapturous applause.

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Oliver's Song list

Classical, Key: Major:
-- Air On The G String - Johann Sebastian Bach
-- Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
-- Canarios - Gaspar Sanz
-- Cannon in D - Johann Pachelbel
-- Cavatina - Stanley Myers
-- Concerto in D - Vivaldi
-- Country Dance - Ferdinando Carulli
-- Estudio Study No 1 - Francisco Tárrega
-- Lagrima - Francisco Tárrega
-- Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuona
-- Minuet in G - Johann Sebastian Bach
-- Ode To Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven
-- Study In C Major - Fernando Sor
Classical, Key: Minor:
-- BVW 995 Gavvotte 1 - Johann Sebastian Bach
-- Bourree in Em - Johann Sebastian Bach
-- Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tárrega
-- Ejercicio 9 - José Ferrer
-- Espanoleta - Gasper Sanz
-- Estudio Study No 2 - Francisco Tárrega
-- Für Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven
-- Greensleeves - Traditional
-- Lagrima - Francisco Tárrega
-- Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
-- Scarborough Fair - Traditional
-- Sor Study 5 - Fernando Sor
-- Spanish Romance - Anonymous
Popular Songs:
-- And I Love Her - The Beatles
-- Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
-- Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
-- Careless Whisper - George Michael
-- Chiquitita - Abba
-- Day Tripper - The Beatles
-- Dueling Banjos - Eric Weissberg
-- Dust In The Wind - Kansas
-- Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
-- Get Back – The Beatles
-- Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
-- Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
-- Hey Jude - The Beatles
-- Hotel California - The Eagles
-- House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
-- Imagine - John Lennon
-- Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
-- Kiling Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox
-- Kingston Town - UB40
-- Let It Be - The Beatles
-- Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
-- Whisky in the Jar - Traditional
-- Wichita Lineman - Jimmy Webb
-- Silent Night - Franz Gruber
-- White Christmas - Irving Berlin
Steve Howe Guitar Tunes
-- Ancient - Steve Howe
-- Australia - Steve Howe
-- Bareback - Steve Howe
-- Beginnings - Steve Howe
-- Cactus Boogie - Steve Howe
-- Clap - Steve Howe
-- Diary Of A Man Who Vanished - Steve Howe
-- Intersection Blues - Steve Howe
-- Masquerade - Steve Howe
-- Meadow Rag - Steve Howe
-- Mood for a Day - Steve Howe
-- Ram - Steve Howe
-- Second Initial - Steve Howe
-- Sketches in the Sun - Steve Howe
-- Solitare - Steve Howe
-- To Be Over - Steve Howe
-- Valley Of Rocks - Steve Howe
Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Tunes:
-- Borsalino - Tommy Emmanuel
-- Classical Gas - Mason Williams
-- Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith
-- Jack Magic - Tommy Emmanuel
-- Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel

Oliver's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£90
Up to 1 hour£230
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£1
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Classical crossover, Early music, Folk, Gypsy jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Progressive rock, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Disco, Soul, Tribute, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Latin jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Classic rock, Pop rock, Jazz, Musical theatre
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Live looping
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