Classical Guitarist

Shane Joseph

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About Shane

Classical Guitarist
London
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Professional Guitarist playing Latin American, Jazz, Spanish, Classical & Romantic, Pop. Available for live, corporate, and private events.

“An amazingly talented guitarist... He's also a super lovely guy, which is always a plus when dealing with someone professionally.” Valerio Lysander Shane achieved ATCL and LTCL Music Diplomas from the world-renowned Trinity College London. He has taken masterclasses from classical guitar virtuosos such as David Russell, Ana Vidovic, Leo Brouwer, Margarita Escarpa, and Xeufei Yang. A warm and entertaining guitarist with a wonderful softness to his playing, Shane was most recently asked to perform as the Featured Artist for Word4Word’s Poetry Slam at the Theatre Royal, Stratford. Shane plays a wide range of musical genres from Latin American, Jazz, Spanish, Classical & Romantic, to Modern day.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Indie, World music, Brazilian music, Italian music, Spanish music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Popular:
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Blackbird - The Beatles
Remember Me from Disney/Pixar film "Coco" - Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Creep - Radiohead
Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Romantic:
L'Ultimo Caffee Insieme - Simone Iarenelli
Sometimes it Snows in April - Prince
Cavatina - Stanley Myers
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega
Una Limosna Por El Dios - Barrios Mongore
Mallorca - Isaac Albeniz
Jazz:
Deve Ser Amor - Baden Powell
Shake Sugaree - Elizabeth Cotten
Sugarloaf Mountain - Gary Ryan
Formal/Wedding:
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
Prelude (English Suite) - John Duarte
Etude 1 - Villa Lobos
Snowflight - Andrew York
Paper Boat - Shane Joseph
Echoes of the Alhambra - Shane Joseph
Fun:
Tango En Skai - Roland Dyens
Rondo Rodeo - Gary Ryan
Isle of Skye - Jan Depeter
Cloud Nine - Nick Powlesland
Out of Clonmel - Gary Ryan
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?

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about half an hour before the performance time.

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

Of course. I'm also 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 amplifier.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn then please contact me about it. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My professionalism and dedication to making sure that they have a wonderful experience. I have been playing the guitar for many years and genuinely love sharing music with audiences.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cafe 1001; The Library; Theatre Royal Stratford; Magic Garden; The Spice of Life; Wedge Issue; Gladstone Arms; King's Head; The Plough

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Augustin Barrios Mongore, Isaac Albeniz, John Williams, as well as contemporary artists like Adele, Krystle Warren, and Roland Dyens.

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

Featured Artist at Word4Word's Poetry Slam in Theatre Royal, Stratford

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£195
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300

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Rob C, 5 months ago

There is a real softness to how he plays, and he injects feeling and emotion into the guitar, which separates him from others. As someone who has dabbled with the guitar myself, I find it mesmerising to watch.

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Valerio L, 5 months ago

An amazingly talented guitarist. His impeccable performance is soothing to the ears and to the soul. His expert fingers move as gently on the strings of guitar as the notes that come out of it will gently touch the strings of your heart. He's also a super lovely guy, which is always a plus when dealing with someone professionally.