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About Rida

"First class musician and one of London’s finest live guitarist" Rida has played at 1000+ events, clubs, corporate parties and weddings.

I am one of the only guitarists in the UK to play alongside DJs, improvising live and projecting high energy shows perfect for any party. I always liked the idea of mingling with guests as a performer, I have always seen drummers and saxophonists performing to guests whilst roaming. I decided to try this with the guitar, so I got myself a wireless system and some LED lights and the result was incredible (People love it)! My performances have taken me around the world, I found myself performing at exclusive parties for high profile clients. I have supported Chico and the Gypsy Kings and Will I Am at private parties, and my personal highlight was a 30 seconds performance at 'The Stig’s Wedding. I also play classical and spanish guitar, performing solo pieces perfect for drinks receptions and wedding ceremonies. I curate specialised playlists for each client and follow their brief, I will walk around and play to guests at higher energy parties and I can be classy and provide cool vibes as a background atmosphere enhancer. As well as being part of the music industry for over ten years, I have studied and qualified as a music producer and sound engineer. I write my own music for Movies, TV shows and adverts. I eventually would love to write music for video games

Rida's Reviews

From customers:

3 years ago

"First class musician and one of London finest live guitarist"

Nat (
2 years ago

"Thank you for you beautiful performance, you ended up being a big part of our day"

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Rida's Song list

Live DJ:
I specialise in:-
- Deep House
- Ibiza
- Tech House
- Disco House
- Flamenco House
- Latin House
- Cafe Del Mar
Classical Guitar :-
- Romance
- Trilogy Suite Acoustic
- Falling in love with you
- Ode to Joy
- Fly me to the moon
- Waltz
- Prelude in D
- Going Home
- Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
- Una Mattina
- Cafe Del Mundo
Instrumental Spanish guitar & backing tracks (Looping) :-
- Black Magic Woman
- Crazy
- Shape of you
- Bamboleo
- Havana
- Maria Maria
+ Many many more
Accompanying a Singer :-
- hold back the river, james bay
- black and gold
- i want it that way , backstreet boys
- back to black, amy winehouse
- don't look back in anger, oasis
- watermelon sugar, harry styles
- stand by me ,
- umbrella, rihanna
- crazy, ceelo green
- someone you loved , lewis capaldi
- Dance monkey, tones and i
- shot gun , george ezra
- ghost , ella henderson
- mr brightside, the killers
- slow hands, niall horan
- beggin, maneskin
- somebody to love , queen
- rolling in the deep , adele
- naive, the kooks
- valerie, amy winehouse
- forget you - cee lo green
- tears dry on their own , amy winehouse
- little bit of love, tom grennan
+ I can learn and play anything required.

Rida'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)£65
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
Customer questions

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

I’m very flexible and am happy to accommodate any changes with enough notice.

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

I can provide a playlist before and after my performance yes. However I do not own a DJ decks, but I have other ways to play them.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes minimum- 1 hour maximum (depending on equipment needed)

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

Yes, I will curate my show based on your preference

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have my own set up for smaller shows where I can bring my own speakers (at extra cost). However if the venue has a main sound system I can plug into those.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes absolutely, as long as I have a bit of notice as I like to make sure I know the track 100%
House, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Electronic, Ibiza club, Industrial, Ambient, Garage, EDM, Deep house, Techno, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Folk rock, Blues, Cabaret, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Funk, Motown, Ambient pop, Funk rock, R&B, Top 40, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Hard rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Power rock, Synth rock, African music, Arabic, World music, Caribbean music, Calypso, Flamenco, Italian music, German music, Mariachi, Spanish music, Samba, Salsa, Latin, Cuban music, Brazilian music, Reggae
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Funeral / Memorial service, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Sound technician, Arranger, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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