Classical Guitarist

Tom Gamble

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Classical Guitarist
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Tom Gamble is an award winning international touring guitarist with credits including the Olympics, Festival Hall, BBC and many more.

Tom Gamble is a guitarist’s guitarist. With an engaging stage presence, virtuosic technique and hugely diverse repertoire, his genre-bending live shows have been praised for their “spontaneity, technical brilliance and humour”. Born in the suburbs of London, UK, he was drawn to music and the guitar at a young age. Throughout his youth he performed wherever and whenever he could, embracing all musical styles and the rich cultural history that the guitar has. His first public appearance was at Tommy Emmanuel’s guitar festival at age fourteen. Tom gained his Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2014 from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music in London where he studied under the tuition of internationally respected guitar virtuoso and NAXOS recording artist Graham Anthony Devine. During his time at Trinity he also studied composition under Stephen Montague and was first prize winner of The Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition. Upon graduating, he was awarded a scholarship to continue his studies abroad. He gained his Masters in music in 2016 from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he studied under Dr Daniel Bolshoy. During his time in North America he was first prize winner of The Northwest Guitar Festival Competition. Tom has appeared on stages including the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The London Guitar Show, The Olympics and many more. He has performed across three continents and is often praised not only for his exceptional musicianship but for his friendly, informative and humorous talk in between pieces.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Opera, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, World music, Brazilian music, Spanish music
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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:
Ableton Live, Live looping, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, MC, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Transcription
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Song list

An extensive repertoire encompassing music from throughout the past 500 years. I can play ANY song you request. Here is a short list to give you an example of just some of the tunes I've played for clients in the past.
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Yesterday - The Beatles
Lute Suite No.1 - J.S. Bach
I Fall in Love Too Easily - Jazz Standard
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Sonatina Meridional - Manuel Ponce
Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Message In A Bottle - Sting
Mombassa - Tommy Emmanuel
They Can't Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin
Nardis - Miles Davis
Triste - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Saturday Night Shuffle - Merle Travis
Jiffy Jam - Jerry Reed
Spain - Chick Corea
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Sonata K.208 - Scarlatti
Mrs Winter's Jump - John Dowland
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Fernando Sor
Choro da Saudade - Agustin Barrios
Sonata No.1 - Carlos Guastavino
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - From The Wizard of Oz
Since We Met - Tommy Emmanuel
Sonata in C - Mauro Giuliani
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?

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

How much time do you need to set up?

I normally arrive 30 minutes before I'm due to start to set up.

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

Yes or you can request any song you like! I can play anything!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! Normally all I'll need is an armless chair and access to a socket.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! Anything!

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250

Reviews

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Jacqueline C, 1 month ago

Absolutely fantastic will definitely be booking Tom again

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Nick C, 3 months ago

Great musican many thanks

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Crissy W, 3 months ago

Tom was unavoidably delayed due to trains however that didn't detract at all from the evening. He played and played (much longer than booked) and everyone loved it. His style, versatility and professionalism was amazing. Thoroughly recommended.

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Rupert L, 3 months ago

Tom added hugely to our daughter's 21st party. His musicianship was top quality and he was totally professional and charming. I would very much recommend him.

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From other customers:

WhatsOn L, 5 years ago

killer musicianship

The R, 5 years ago

Fantastic