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Professional Classical, Spanish and Pop Guitarist with a large acoustic and vocal repertoire from Bach to The Beatles. Wedding specialist.
Burgess Hill
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Teaching and performing full time since 2004, former session guitarist for A Place in Spain for Channel 4 and Murphy's Law for the BBC. Based in Sussex with a thriving teaching practice and performing every week either on classical guitar or steel string and vocals with a large repertoire to suit most occasions. A wedding specialist I can arrange almost any song into a bespoke instrumental piece for walking down the aisle. Power free amplifier available for outdoor events, larger PA system also available.

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Classical, Folk, Folk rock, Ragtime, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Country, Originals, Motown, Rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Tom's Song list

Tom Instrumental / Classical Set
1. Al Green Let’s Stay Together
2. Andy Williams Moon River
3. Anon Romanze
4. Arlen/Harburg Somewhere Over The Rainbow
5. Bach Prelude #1 in C
6. Bach Prelude in D
7. Ben E King Stand by Me
8. Bernard/Smith Walking in a Winter Wonderland
9. Bob Dylan To Make You Feel My Love
10. Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are
11. Bryan Adams Everything I Do
12. Bryan Adams Heaven
13. Carcassi Etude
14. Cat Stevens Wild World
15. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
16. Christina Perry A Thousand Years
17. Coldplay Clocks
18. Coldplay The Scientist
19. Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
20. Django Reinhardt All of Me
21. Django Reinhardt Minor Swing
22. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
23. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
24. Don Mclean Vincent
25. Dusty Springfield Windmills of your Mind
26. Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
27. Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight
28. Elton John Your Song
29. Encanto Dos Orugitas
30. Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
31. Elvis Presley I Can’t Help falling in Love
32. Elvis Presley Always on My Mind
33. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
34. Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
35. Eric Roche Angel
36. Etta James At Last
37. Extreme More than Words
38. Fleetwood Mac Songbird
39. Leo Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme (BA ads)
40. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
41. Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman
42. Giuliani Andante in C
43. Guns n Roses Sweet Child of Mine
44. Gruber/Mohr Silent Night
45. Isaac Albeniz The Asturias
46. James Taylor Fire and Rain
47. James Taylor You Got a Friend
48. Jason Mraz I Won’t Give Up
49. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
50. Joe Cocker You are so Beautiful
51. John Denver Annie’s Song
52. John Legend All of Me
53. John Lennon Imagine
54. Journey Don’t Stop Believing
55. Keane Somewhere Only We Know
56. Labbe Siffre It Must Be Love
57. Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
58. Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni
59. Ludovico Einaudi Le Onde
60. Luis Romero Melodia Espanola
61. Maroon 5 She Will be Loved
62. Mason Williams Classical Gas
63. Muriel Anderson View From Space
64. Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How it feels to be Free
65. Norah Jones Don’t Know Why
66. Pachelbel Canon in D
67. Passenger Let Her Go
68. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
69. Randy Newman You Got a Friend in Me
70. Rene Aubrey La Petite Cascade
71. Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
72. Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing at All
73. Schubert Ave Maria
74. Schubert Bridal March
75. Scott Joplin The Entertainer
76. Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
77. Simon & Garfunkel Sound of Silence
78. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
79. Stanley Myers The Cavatina
80. Sting Fields of Gold
81. Stuart Ryan Black is the Colour
82. Tarrega Receurdos de la Alhambre
83. Tarrega Study in Em
84. Tears for Fears Mad World
85. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
86. The Beatles Here There and Everywhere
87. The Beatles In My Life
88. The Beatles Something in the Way She Moves
89. The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
90. The Beatles Yesterday
91. The Police Every Breath You Take
92. The Snowman Walking in the Air
93. Tommy Emmanuel Finger Lakes
94. Trad Wild Mountain Thyme
95. Trad Scarborough Fair
96. Van Halen Jump
97. Vivaldi Concerto in D Largo
98. Will McNicol The Wake Up
99. Will McNicol Emma
100. Yann Tierson La Valse D’Amelie
101. Yazoo Only You
Tom Acoustic Guitar / Vocal
1. 4 Non Blondes What’s Up
2. Aha Take on Me
3. Al Green Let's Stay Together
4. Amy Winehouse Valerie
5. Andy Williams Can’t Take my Eyes Off You
6. Andy Williams Moon River
7. Animals House of the Rising Sun
8. Bastille Pompeii
9. Beck Need Your Loving Like the Sunshine
10. Bedouin Soundclash When the Night Hears my Song
11. Ben E King Stand By Me
12. Biffy Clyro Many of Horror
13. Bill Withers Just the Two of Us
14. Bill Withers Lean on Me
15. Bill Withers Lovely Day
16. Billy Joel Piano Man
17. Bob Dylan It’s all over now Baby Blue
18. Bob Dylan Knocking on Heaven’s Door
19. Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
20. Bob Dylan To Make You Feel My Love
21. Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
22. Bob Marley One Love
23. Bob Marley Three Little Birds
24. Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer
25. Bon Jovi Wanted
26. Brenda Lee Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
27. Britney Spears Hit Me Baby One More Time
28. Bruce Hornsby The Way it is
29. Bruno Mars Just the way You Are
30. Bruno Mars Marry You
31. Bruno Mars Count on Me
32. Bryan Adams Everything I Do
33. Bryan Adams Heaven
34. Bryan Adams Summer of 69
35. Bryan Adams When You’re Gone
36. Buddy Holly Everyday
37. Buddy Holly That'll be the Day
38. Buffalo Springfield For What It’s Worth
39. Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love
40. Cat Stevens Father & Son
41. Cat Stevens Wild World
42. Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
43. Christina Perri A Thousand Years
44. Cindi Lauper Time After Time
45. Coldplay Green Eyes
46. Coldplay Kingdom Come
47. Coldplay Yellow
48. Colin Hay Beautiful World
49. Colin Hay Overkill
50. Counting Crows Mr Jones
51. Counting Crows Rain King
52. Counting Crows Round Here
53. Counting Crows Sullivan Street
54. Creedence Clearwater Bad Moon Rising
55. Creedence Clearwater Have you Ever Seen the Rain
56. Creedence Clearwater Proud Mary
57. Crosby Stills & Nash Love the one You're With
58. Crowded House Don’t Dream It’s Over
59. Crowded House Fall at Your Feet
60. Damien Rice Cannonball
61. Damien Rice The Blowers Daughter
62. David Bowie Life on Mars
63. David Bowie Space Oddity
64. David Bowie Starman
65. David Bowie The Jean Genie
66. David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
67. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
68. David Gray Babylon
69. David Gray Sail Away
70. Dean Martin Walking in a Winter Wonderland
71. Del Amitri Nothing Ever Happens
72. Del Amitri The Last to Know
73. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
74. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
75. Dobie Gray Drift Away
76. Dolly Parton Jolene
77. Don Henley Boys of Summer
78. Don McClean American Pie
79. Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
80. Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill
81. Ed Sheeran Firefly
82. Ed Sheerhan I See Fire
83. Ed Sheerhan Lego House
84. Ed Sheerhan The A Team
85. Ed Sheerhan Photographs
86. Ed Sheerhan Thinking Out Loud
87. Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
88. Elton John Your Song
89. Elvis Presley Always on my Mind
90. Elvis Presley I Can’t Help Falling in Love
91. Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
92. Erasure A Little Respect
93. Eric Clapton Before You Accuse Me
94. Eric Clapton Down & Out
95. Eric Clapton Layla
96. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
97. Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
98. Fleetwood Mac Need Your Love So bad
99. Fleetwood Mac Songbird
100. Foo Fighters Everlong
101. Frank Sinatra Fly me to the Moon
102. Frank Sinatra That's Life
103. George Ezra Shotgun
104. George Michael Faith
105. Gipsy Kings Volare
106. Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
107. Gnarls Barklay Crazy
108. Goo Goo Dolls Iris
109. Green Day Basket Case
110. Green Day Bolulevard of Broken Dreams
111. Green Day Time of Your Life
112. Guns n Roses Patience
113. Guns n Roses Sweet Child of Mine
114. Howard Blake Walking in the Air
115. Hunters & Collectors Throw Your Arms Around Me
116. Isaac Guillory 16 Tons
117. Isaac Guillory Wayfaring Stranger
118. Jack Johnson Sitting Waiting Wishing
119. James Taylor Fire & Rain
120. James Taylor You Got a Friend
121. Jason Mraz I’m Yours
122. Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining
123. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
124. Jesse J Price Tag
125. Jim Croce Time in a Bottle
126. Jimi Hendrix Little Wing
127. Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary
128. Jimmy Cliff I Can See Clearly
129. Joe Cocker You Are so Beautiful
130. John Denver Annie’s Song
131. John Denver Country Roads
132. John Denver Leaving on a Jet Plane
133. John Legend All of Me
134. John Lennon Imagine
135. John Lennon Jealous Guy
136. John Lennon Merry Christmas (War is Over)
137. John Martyn May You Never
138. John Martyn Over the Hill
139. John Mayer Gravity
140. John Mayer Who Says
141. John Paul Young Love is in the Air
142. Jose Gonzales Heartbeats
143. Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine
144. Keane Somewhere Only we Know
145. Killers Mr Brightside
146. Labbi Siffre It Must Be Love
147. Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
148. Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
149. Los Lobos La Bamba
150. Lucky Jim You’re Lovely to Me
151. Madness It Must Be Love
152. Marc Cohn True Companion
153. Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved
154. Men at Work Land Down Under
155. Michael Buble Everything
156. Michael Buble Jingle Bell Rock
157. Michael Buble Let it Snow
158. Michael Buble Santa Claus is Coming to Town
159. Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
160. Moulin Rouge Come What May
161. Natalie Imbruglia Torn
162. Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
163. Neil Diamond Red Red Wine
164. Neil Young Harvest Moon
165. Neil Young Rocking in the Free World
166. Nilsson Everybody’s Talking at Me
167. Nina Simone I Wish That I Knew How it Feels
168. Oasis Champagne Supernova
169. Oasis Don’t Look Back in Anger
170. Oasis Half the World Away
171. Oasis Wonderwall
172. One Direction Little Things
173. One Republic Counting Stars
174. Otis Redding Dock of the Bay
175. Passenger Let Her Go
176. Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
177. Paul Simon A Church is Burning
178. Paul Simon Graceland
179. Paul Simon Kathy’s Song
180. Paul Simon Late in The Evening
181. Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
182. Paul Weller Wild Wood
183. Paul Weller You Do Something to Me
184. Paulo Nutini Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
185. Phantom Planet California
186. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
187. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
188. Radiohead Creep
189. Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
190. Radiohead High & Dry
191. Randy Newman You got a Friend in me
192. Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack
193. Red Hot Chilli Peppers Californication
194. Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Have Lied
195. Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
196. REM Losing My religion
197. Richard Thompson Beeswing
198. Robbie Williams Angels
199. Robbie Williams She’s the One
200. Rocky Horror Sweet Transvestite
201. Rocky Horror The Time Warp
202. Rod Stewart Handbags & Gladrags
203. Rod Stewart I Don't Wanna talk About It
204. Rod Stewart Maggie May
205. Rolling Stones Can’t Always Get What You Want
206. Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
207. Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
208. Ronan Keating When You say Nothing at All
209. Roy Orbison Pretty Woman
210. Simon & Garfunkel America
211. Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
212. Simon & Garfunkel Kathy’s Song
213. Simon & Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
214. Simon & Garfunkel Scarborough Fair
215. Shakin Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone
216. Slade Merry Christmas Everybody
217. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
218. Snow Patrol Run
219. Stealer’s Wheel Stuck In The Middle
220. Steve Harley Come Up & See Me
221. Steve Miller Band The Joker
222. Sting Fields of Gold
223. Supertramp Breakfast in America
224. Suzanne Vega Gipsy
225. Take That Back 4 Good
226. Take That Rule the World
227. Tears for Fears Mad World
228. The Beatles All You Need is Love
229. The Beatles Back in the USSR
230. The Beatles Blackbird
231. The Beatles Come Together
232. The Beatles Get Back
233. The Beatles Help From My Friends
234. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
235. The Beatles Hey Jude
236. The Beatles Norwegian Wood
237. The Beatles Penny Lane
238. The Beatles Ticket to Ride
239. The Beatles While my Guitar Gently Weeps
240. The Blues Brothers Sweet Home Chicago
241. The Connells 74, 75
242. The Doors Light My Fire
243. The Dubliners The Wild Rover
244. The Eagles Hotel California
245. The Eagles Take it to the Limit
246. The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love
247. The Goo Goo Dolls Iris
248. The Jungle Book I Wanna Be Like You
249. The Kinks Days
250. The Kinks Lola
251. The Kinks Sunny Afternoon
252. The Kinks Waterloo Sunset
253. The Kooks She Moves in her own way
254. The La’s There She Goes
255. The Mamas & the Papas California Dreaming
256. The Monkees I’m a Believer
257. The Pogues Fairytale of New York
258. The Police Every Breath You take
259. The Police Message in a Bottle
260. The Police Roxanne
261. The Police So lonely
262. The Proclaimers 500 Miles
263. The Rembrandts I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme)
264. The Script Never Seen Anything Like You
265. The Script The Man Who Can’t be Moved
266. The Temptations My Girl
267. The Troggs/Wet Wet Wet Love is all Around
268. The Zutons Valerie
269. The Wannadies You and Me
270. Theme From Cheers Where Everybody Knows Your Name
271. Theme From Friends I’ll Be There for You
272. Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air
273. Tom Petty Freefallin
274. Tom Petty Runnin Down a Dream
275. Tom Petty Into the Great Wide Open
276. Toto Africa
277. Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
278. Tracy Chapman Fast Car
279. Tracy Chapman For my Lover
280. Tracy Chapman Revolution
281. Train Drops of Jupiter
282. U2 One
283. U2 Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
284. U2 Where the Streets Have No Name
285. UB40 Red Red Wine
286. Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
287. Van Morrison Bright Side of the Road
288. Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
289. Van Morrison Moondance
290. Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag
291. Yazoo Only You
Customer questions

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

I am used to late running weddings and last minute changes, I'll always adapt when I can.

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

Yes, I can connect my Spotify or use yours if your prefer.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a standard solo gig it's a 5 minute setup.

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

Yes, and you can veto the ones you don't like too!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, all I need is a chair and a glass of water, I bring everything else.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can, do contact me for specific requests.

Tom's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£325
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From Encore customers:

Mark L
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous. Absolutely recommend Tom!

Chantelle C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was simply amazing, from learning a bespoke song for our wedding, to having to play in extreme heat. He is such a talented musician with a beautiful voice which will elevate any event he is booked for. We would highly recommend him to anyone for their special event. Chantelle and James xxx

Lisa B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was a great addition to our wedding drinks reception! He played so well and read the room to play tracks that worked for the atmosphere. Communicating with tom on the lead up was a dream and he happily accepted some last minute changes which was great. Definitely recommend for any function.

Mandy B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was amazing, so easy to communicate with and went the extra mile by learning additional songs that weren't on his repertoire to make our day that extra special. He sounded amazing and would definitely book him again. Thank you Tom!

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From other customers:

Ellie S
11 years ago

We cannot thank you enough for your playing yesterday. It was just perfect, and the arrangements to the songs you learnt were incredible - even better than we had imagined they would be. We are ever so grateful for all your hard work and our guests thought you were amazing.

David R
11 years ago

I just wanted to say a big belated thank you for playing at our wedding, you went down a storm! Many thanks, and I would bear you mind and recommend you in the future!

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