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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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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 in Dm
6. Bach Prelude #1
7. Bach Prelude in D
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 Every Thing 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. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
21. Don Mclean Vincent
22. Dusty Springfield Windmills of your Mind
23. Ed Sheeran Perfect
24. Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
25. Elton John Your Song
26. Elvis Presley I Can’t Help falling in Love
27. Elvis Presley Always on My Mind
28. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
29. Eric Clapto Wonderful Tonight
30. Extreme More than Words
31. Fleetwood Mac Songbird
32. Leo Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme (BA ads theme)
33. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
34. Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman
35. Gershwin Summertime
36. Giuliani Andante in C
37. Gruber/Mohr Silent Night
38. Isaac Albeniz The Asturias
39. Jack Johnson Better Together
40. James Taylor You Got a Friend
41. Jason Mraz I Won’t Give Up
42. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
43. Joe Cocker You are so Beautiful
44. John Denver Annie’s Song
45. John Legend All of Me
46. John Lennon Imagine
47. Journey Don’t Stop Believing
48. Keane Somewhere Only We Know
49. Labbe Siffre It Must Be Love
50. Louis Armstrong Wonderful World
51. Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni
52. Ludovico Einaudi Le Onde
53. Luis Romero Melodia Espanola
54. Maroon 5 She Will be Loved
55. Mason Williams Classical Gas
56. Muriel Anderson View From Space
57. Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How it feels to be Free
58. Norah Jones Don’t Know Why
59. Pachelbel Canon in D
60. Passenger Let Her Go
61. Penguin Café Orchestra Music For a Found Harmonium
62. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
63. Randy Newman You Got a Friend in Me
64. Rene Aubrey La Petite Cascade
65. Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
66. Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing at All
67. Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply
68. Schubert Ave Maria
69. Schubert Bridal March
70. Scott Joplin The Entertainer
71. Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
72. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
73. Stanley Myers The Cavatina
74. Sting Fields of Gold
75. Stuart Ryan Black is the Colour
76. Tarrega Receurdos de la Alhambre
77. Tarrega Study in Em
78. Tears for Fears Mad World
79. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
80. The Beatles Here There and Everywhere
81. The Beatles In My Life
82. The Beatles Something in the Way She Moves
83. The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
84. The Beatles Yesterday
85. The Police Every Breath You Take
86. The Snowman Walking in the Air
87. The Stranglers Golden Brown
88. Tommy Emmanuel Finger Lakes
89. Trad Wild Mountain Thyme
90. Trad Scarborough Fair
91. Van Halen Jump
92. Vivaldi Concerto in D Largo
93. Will McNicol The Wake Up
94. Will McNicol Emma
95. Yann Tierson La Valse D’Amelie
96. Yazoo Only You
Tom Acoustic Guitar / Vocal
1. 4 Non Blondes What’s Up
2. Al Green Let's Stay Together
3. Animals House of the Rising Sun
4. Beck Need Your Loving Like the Sunshine
5. Bedouin Soundclash When the Night Hears my Song
6. Ben E King Stand By Me
7. Ben Howard Old Pine
8. Biffy Clyro Many of Horror
9. Bill Withers Just the Two of Us
10. Bill Withers Lean on Me
11. Bill Withers Lovely Day
12. Billy Joel Piano Man
13. Bob Dylan It’s all over now Baby Blue
14. Bob Dylan Knocking on Heaven’s Door
15. Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
16. Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
17. Bob Marley One Love
18. Bob Marley Three Little Birds
19. Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer
20. Bon Jovi Wanted
21. Britney Spears Hit Me Baby One More Time
22. Bruce Hornsby The Way it is
23. Bryan Adams Heaven
24. Bryan Adams Summer of 69
25. Buddy Holly Everyday
26. Buddy Holly That'll be the Day
27. Buffalo Springfield For What It’s Worth
28. Cat Stevens Wild World
29. Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
30. Cindi Lauper Time After Time
31. Coldplay Green Eyes
32. Coldplay Kingdom Come
33. Coldplay Yellow
34. Colin Hay Beautiful World
35. Colin Hay Overkill
36. Counting Crows Mr Jones
37. Counting Crows Rain King
38. Counting Crows Round Here
39. Counting Crows Sullivan Street
40. Creedence Clearwater Bad Moon Rising
41. Creedence Clearwater Have you Ever Seen the Rain
42. Creedence Clearwater Proud Mary
43. Crosby Stills & Nash Love the one You're With
44. Crowded House Don’t Dream it’s Over
45. Crowded House Fall at Your Feet
46. Damien Rice Cannonball
47. Damien Rice The Blowers Daughter
48. David Bowie The Jean Genie
49. David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
50. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
51. David Gray Babylon
52. David Gray Sail Away
53. Del Amitri Nothing Ever Happens
54. Del Amitri The Last to Know
55. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
56. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
57. Dobie Gray Drift Away
58. Dolly Parton Jolene
59. Don Henley Boys of Summer
60. Don McClean American Pie
61. Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
62. Ed Sheerhan I See Fire
63. Ed Sheerhan Lego House
64. Ed Sheerhan The A Team
65. Ed Sheerhan Photographs
66. Ed Sheerhan Thinking Out Loud
67. Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
68. Elton John Your Song
69. Erasure A Little Respect
70. Eric Clapton Before You Accuse Me
71. Eric Clapton Down & Out
72. Eric Clapton Layla
73. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
74. Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
75. Foo Fighters Everlong
76. Frank Sinatra That's Life
77. Gipsy Kings Bamboleo
78. Gipsy Kings Volare
79. Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
80. Gnarls Barklay Crazy
81. Green Day Basket Case
82. Green Day Time of Your Life
83. Guns n Roses Patience
84. Guns n Roses Sweet Child of Mine
85. Hunters & Collectors Throw Your Arms Around Me
86. Isaac Guillory 16 Tonnes
87. Isaac Guillory Wayfaring Stranger
88. Jack Johnson Sitting Waiting Wishing
89. James Taylor Fire & Rain
90. James Taylor You Got a Friend
91. Jim Croce Time in a Bottle
92. Jimi Hendrix Little Wing
93. Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary
94. Jimmy Cliff I Can See Clearly
95. John Denver Annie’s Song
96. John Denver Country Roads
97. John Martyn May You Never
98. John Martyn Over the Hill
99. John Mayer Gravity
100. John Mayer Who Says
101. John Paul Young Love is in the Air
102. Jose Gonzales Heartbeats
103. Killers Mr Brightside
104. Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
105. Los Lobos La Bamba
106. Lucky Jim You’re Lovely to Me
107. Madness It Must Be Love
108. Marc Cohn True Companion
109. Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved
110. Men at Work Land Down Under
111. Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
112. Moulin Rouge Come What May
113. Natalie Imbruglia Torn
114. Nilsson Everybody’s Talking at Me
115. Oasis Champagne Supernova
116. Oasis Don’t Look Back in Anger
117. Oasis Half the World Away
118. Oasis Wonderwall
119. Otis Redding Dock of the Bay
120. Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
121. Paul Simon A Church is Burning
122. Paul Simon Graceland
123. Paul Simon Kathy’s Song
124. Paul Simon Late in The Evening
125. Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
126. Paul Weller Wild Wood
127. Paul Weller You Do Something To Me
128. Paulo Nutini Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
129. Phantom Planet California
130. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
131. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
132. Radiohead Creep
133. Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
134. Radiohead High & Dry
135. Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack
136. Red Hot Chili Peppers Could Have Lied
137. Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
138. REM Losing My religion
139. Rihanna Umbrella
140. Richard Thompson Beeswing
141. Rocky Horror Sweet Transvestite
142. Rocky Horror The Time Warp
143. Rod Stewart Handbags & Gladrags
144. Rod Stewart I Don't Wanna talk About It
145. Rod Stewart Maggie May
146. Rolling Stones Can’t Always Get What You Want
147. Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
148. Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
149. Ronan Keating When You say Nothing at All
150. Roy Orbison Pretty Woman
151. Simon & Garfunkel America
152. Simon & Garfunkel Kathy’s Song
153. Simon & Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
154. Simon & Garfunkel Scarborough Fair
155. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
156. Snow Patrol Run
157. Stealer’s Wheel Stuck In The Middle
158. Steve Harley Come Up & See Me
159. Steve Miller Band The Joker
160. Supertramp Breakfast in America
161. Suzanne Vega Gipsy
162. Take That Back 4 Good
163. Take That Rule The World
164. The Beatles All You Need is Love
165. The Beatles Back in the USSR
166. The Beatles Blackbird
167. The Beatles Come Together
168. The Beatles Get Back
169. The Beatles Help From My Friends
170. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
171. The Beatles Hey Jude
172. The Beatles Norwegian Wood
173. The Beatles Penny Lane
174. The Beatles Ticket to Ride
175. The Beatles While my Guitar Gently Weeps
176. The Blues Brothers Sweet Home Chicago
177. The Connells 74, 75
178. The Doors Light My Fire
179. The Dubliners The Wild Rover
180. The Eagles Hotel California
181. The Eagles Take it to the Limit
182. The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love
183. The Feeling Fill My Little World
184. The Fratellis Whistle for the Choir
185. The Goo Goo Dolls Iris
186. The Jungle Book I Wanna Be Like You
187. The Kinks Days
188. The Kinks Lola
189. The Kinks Sunny Afternoon
190. The Kinks Waterloo Sunset
191. The Kooks She Moves in her own way
192. The La’s There She Goes
193. The Mamas & the Papas California Dreaming
194. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
195. The Police Every Breath You take
196. The Police Message in a Bottle
197. The Police Roxanne
198. The Police So lonely
199. The Proclaimers 500 Miles
200. The Temptations My Girl
201. The Troggs/Wet Wet Wet Love is all Around
202. The Zutons Valerie
203. Theme From Cheers Where Everybody Knows Your Name
204. Thunderclap Newman Something in the Air
205. Tom Petty Freefallin
206. Tom Petty Runnin Down a Dream
207. Tom Petty Into the Great Wide Open
208. Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
209. Tracy Chapman For my Lover
210. U2 One
211. U2 Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
212. U2 Where the Streets Have No Name
213. Van Morrison Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
214.Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
215. Van Morrison Moondance
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?


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, 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.


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)£180
Up to 1 hour£225
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£325
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From Encore customers:

Lisa B
5 months 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
6 months 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!

Chris G
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Tom helped make it a magical ceremony. It was wonderful!

Louise E
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant comms and performance, all our guests commented on how good Tom was. I would book Tom again in a heartbeat and would love to hear him play elsewhere!

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From other customers:

Ellie S
10 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
10 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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