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Shankara Andy Bole plays music from the Mediterranean on Guitar, Mandolin and Bouzouki. Available for Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events
Sutton Coldfield
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Shankara Andy Bole is a musician with a first class pedigree in acoustic and electronic music. He has recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World and is a member of Bonfire Radicals, one of 7 guitarists in Daevid Allen's Glissando Guitar Orchestra and is the guitarist with Fret and Fiddle, he has over the past several years played in some of the finest Acoustic bands, most notably the legendary Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and The Late Night Band who for many years were regarded as two of the finest acts in the U.K. During his time with The Late Night Band, Andy performed at festivals all over Europe and America and they produced many critically acclaimed albums. Andy has also performed at concerts in Europe and America with members of Fairport Convention, Gong, Damo Suzuki, Blowzabella, The Eleanor Rigby Experience, Daevid Allen, The Electric Light Orchestra, Dave Stewart and Mike Oldfield and has studied the Hansa Veena with renowned Indian classical musician Barun Kumar Pal. As a well-respected solo artist Andy has produced seven solo albums, which have met with much critical acclaim. In fact his album Ramshackle Pier was voted instrumental album of the year by top acoustic magazine Froots. His masterly playing of the Bouzouki and Weissenborn acoustic slide guitar is in regular demand for use on many television and film soundtrack work.

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Arabic, Balkan, Greek music, Klezmer, Classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Contemporary classical, Early music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Synth rock
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Live looping
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Song list

. Maria Me Ta Kitrina - Galani
2. Opa Nina nai - Kazantzidis
3. Matia San Kai Ta Dika Sou - Traditional
4. Tha Paro Mia Psarovarka - Parios
5. Armenaki - Parios
6. Klirothika - Dalaras
7. Tora Klais - Kazantzidis
8. Tha Melancholiso - Garbi
9. Stin Agora Tou Al Chalili - Ioannidis
10. Ki An Se Thelo - Dalaras
11. Tha Spaso Koupes - Arvanitaki
12. Xekina Mia Psaropoula - Bellou
13. Pote Voudas, Pote Koudas - Papazouglou
14. Ti Sou Kana Kai M' Egatelipses - Zambetas
15. To Kokino Foustani - Arvanitaki
16. To Baglamadaki - Papazoglou
17. I Manges Den Iparhoun Pia - Papazoglou
18. Kanarini Mou Gliko - Eskenazi
19. Nihtes Magikes - Tsitsanis
20. Dari Dari - Parios
21. Kali Tihi - Kazantzidis
22. Kali Tihi Opu Ki An Pas - Arvanitaki
23. Bournovalia - Glikeria
24. Den Xanakano Filaki (O Kapetanakis) - Bournelis
25. Armenaki - Traditional
26. O Salonikos - Dionisiou
27. Psintri Vasilikia Mou - Folk, Cyprus
Canon in D
Spanish Romance
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Sonatina Meridional - Manuel Ponce
F. Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
A. Barrios: La Catedral
A. Barrios: El ultimo tremolo
Anon: Romance
I. Albeniz: Capricho Catalan
E. Granados: Villanesca
E. Granados: La maja de Goya
Torroba: Sonatina
Turina: Sonata
Ponce: Sonata 3
Fuente y Caudal (Taranta)
De Madrugada (Seguiriya)
Doblan Campanas (Rondena)
Generalife Bajo la Luna
Callejon del Muro (Minera)
Celosa (Solea por Buleria)
Recuerdo a Patiño (Alegria)
Plaza de San Juan (Alegria)
Cepa Andaluza (Buleria)
Gloria al Nino Ricardo (Solea)
Gitanos Trianeros (Solea)
Aires Choqueros (Fandangos de Huelva)
Barrio la Vina (Alegria)
Punta del Faro (Buleria)
El Tempul (Buleria)
Mi Inspiracion (Alegria)
Reflejo de Luna (Granaina)
Llanto a Cadiz (Tiento)
Percusion Flamenca (Zapateado)
Brouwer: Danza Caracteristica
Sor: Variations on a theme by Mozart
Giuliani: Grand Overture
Mertz: Das Fischermadchen
Mertz: Lob Der Tranen
G. Regondi: Nocturne Reverie
Bach: Suite BWV 995
Bach BWV 998
Bach BWV 1006a
Weiss: Fantasie
Frescobaldi: Aria
Dowland: Semper dolens
Dowland: Can she excuse
Narvaez: Cancion del Emperador
Mudarra: Fantasia
Aquarela de Brasil – Barroso
A Felicidade - Jobim
Bulérias Flamenco Solo
Canarios – Gasper Sanz
Chega de Saudade - Jobim
Cuiden Su Vida
Bolero – CataluyudDanza Gu Sor
Simon Molitor Große Sonate op. 7
Ferdinando Carulli
Dionisio Aguado y García Trois Rondos
Johann Kaspar Mertz Bardenklänge op. 13
Johann Kaspar Mertz Elegie
Johann Dubez Fantaisie
Prelude in D
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
arani – Barrios
DoraliceSuite Venezolano No. 2 -
Spanish Romance
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Koi Ladki Hai
Lagrima - Tarrega
Ave Maria
Salut D'amour
Scherzino Mexicano
Anonymous Works
Chanson Englesa, Gr. 1, Renaissance, Lesson, Notation or TAB
The Passemeze Pavin – Gr.2, Renaissance, Lesson, Notation, TAB
Spagnoletta, Gr. 2, Renaissance, Lesson, Free Sheet Music or TAB
The Spanish Pavin, Gr.1, Renaissance, Lesson, Notation or TAB
Robin Reddocke, Gr. 1, Renaissance, Lesson, Notation or TAB
Spanish Romance – Romanza, Gr. 5, Romantic, Free Sheet Music or TAB
Wilson’s Wilde, Gr.2, Renaissance, Lesson, Free Sheet Music or TAB
Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849)
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Aguado: Lección 19, Gr.1, Classical, Lesson, Notation, TAB
Tres Rondos Brillantes Op.2, No.2
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
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Albeniz: Asturias (Leyenda) Op. 47, Gr.10, Romantic, Free Sheet Music or TAB
Suite Española, Op. 47
Alegrias Melocotones de Ronda
Alegrias en mi con silencio
Alegrias en la
Fandangos de Huelva
Granandinas Albacin
La Cana
Rumba del de nieve
Rumba Romanza
Zapateado para Bailer
Isaac Albeniz: 26 Pieces Arranged for Guitar
Vicente Asencio (1908–1979)
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Collectici Intim (La Serenor; La Joia; La Calma; La Gaubanca; La Frisanca)
J.S Bach (1685-1750) – Baroque
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Bach Lute Suites for Guitar – A review of various editions and recommendations.
Bach: Air ‘On the G String’ for Easy Guitar, Gr.4, Notes & TAB
Bach: Bouree from BWV 996, Gr. 6, Free Sheet Music, Premium TAB
Aires de Linares - excerpt (Taranta)
Huida - excerpt (Minera)
Callejon del Muro - excerpt (Minera)
Llanos del Real - excerpt (Minera)
Reflejo de Luna - excerpt (Granaina)
El Tajo / Doblan Campanas - excerpt (Rondena)
Barrio la Vina - excerpt (Alegria)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Gr.4, Free Sheet Music or TAB
Bach / Petzold: Minuet in G, Anh.114, Gr.4, Notation or TAB
Bach: Prelude in D minor, BWV 999, Gr.7, Free Sheet Music or TAB
Bach: Prelude from Cello Suite BWV 1007, Gr.7, Editorial Free Sheet Music or TAB
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am reliable, professional and always set up at least an hour before each performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

O" Birmingham, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Olympia London.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced by a lot of music from Spain , Greece, Turkey etc

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

I have Played at the O2 Arena Birmingham with Jay Sean.

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

I always try our 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 us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time.

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

I am 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 instruments to play acoustically.”

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

My music is a relaxing affair , I'm sure I can come up with what you want.


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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
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.


Recording of the Event


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Sally M, 1 year ago

Thank you Andy for a wonderful performance at our Charity event. You played such beautiful music and our clients loved you. x Sally

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Mr W, 1 year ago

Hi Andy just a quick note of thanks for a great evenings entertainment, Our clients were so impressed with your broad repertoire of music from across the continent especially the Spanish and Greek music you performed. Many thanks again and we will indefinitely see you again next year.