Classical Guitarist

Rory Hildick

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About Rory

Classical Guitarist
Professional, experienced solo & ensemble guitarist. Rock & pop, Spanish/Latin, Classical, fingerstyle, gypsy, klezmer, Balkan & world music

Hi, I'm Rory, a professional and experienced guitarist based in London. I have over a decade’s experience playing in professional solo & ensemble musical performances. I've performed in different cities around the world including Seoul and Berlin. I have been teaching guitar full-time from my studio in North London for more than three years. I play to an advanced level in various genres, such as rock & pop, classical, solo fingerstyle and world fusion. My music teaching day job exposes me to a wide variety of music. I have a deep understanding of the structure of popular music and can learn many songs quickly and effectively. As well as being a guitarist, I also teach and play drums, electric bass, mandolin and ukulele.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Live looping, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Composer
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Song list

Solo Fingerstyle/Classical:
Antonio Lauro - La Gatica
Astor Piazzolla - Libertango, Soledad
Attilio Bernardini - Irma Valsa
Bach - Bouree in E minor
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun, Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Norwegian Wood, Julia, Eleanor Rigby
Django Reinhardt - Tears
Francisco Tàrrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra, Adelita, Lagrima
Fletwood Mac - Landslide
Isaac Albéniz - Asturias (Leyenda)
John Zorn - Sippur
Kansas - Dust In The Wind
Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena
Matteo Carcassi - Allegretto
Maria Teresa Vera - 20 Anos
Maximo Diego Pujol - Preludio Triston
Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
Thierry Tisserand - A Pas De Loup
Traditional Russian - Mar Dyandya
Traditional Spanish - Romanza
Pop, Rock, Contemporary for Ensemble:
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
America - Horse With No Name
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Aurora - Runaway
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood, Birthday, Strawberry Fields Forever, Julia, Something
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine
Blondie - Maria
Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heaven's Door
Bob Marley - Natural Mystic, Three Little Birds, Redemption Song
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go, Police & Thieves, Listen, Clampdown
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love, Born Under a Bad Sign
Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
David Bowie - Space Oddity, Starman, Suffragette City
Dr Feelgood - Back in the Night
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Glass Animals - Gooey
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O Mine
Iggy Pop - Passenger
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe, Purple Haze
John Lennon - Imagine
Johnny Cash - Hurt, I Walk The Line, Fulsome Prison Blues
The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Leon Bridges - Coming Home, River
Leonard Cohen - My Oh My
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Neil Young - Love is a Rose
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You, Black is the Color
Nirvana - About A Girl, Smells Like Teen Spirit
Paul McCartney - Dance Tonight
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall, Breathe, Comfortably Numb
Oasis - She's Electric, Some Might Say
Queens of the Stone Age - Go With The Flow
Radiohead - Karma Police
The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
Ray Lamontagne - Crazy
REM - Everybody Hurts
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Rod Stewart - I Don't Wanna Talk About It
The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash, Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter
Ronnie Davis - I Won't Cry
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK, Problems
Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World
Stereophonics - I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
The Troggs - Wild Thing
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane, Sunday Morning
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
U2 - All I Want Is You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl, Tupelo Honey, Days Like This
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army, Hotel Yorba
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know!

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

Sorry, I don't.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a solo performance, I would set up about 30 minutes to an hour before the performance. For a band performance, I would set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and amplification.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in the song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there are any particular songs you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you, depending on complexity and time before the event.


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£160
Up to 2 hours£340
Up to 3 hours£500