Guitarists for hire in Colchester

Book a guitarist in Colchester for your party, wedding or event. If you're looking for a fantastic guitarist to create the perfect atmosphere at your venue, you've come to the right place. Ranging from Spanish and classical guitar through to pop and rock, we have 360 of the best guitarists for hire right here for you to choose from.

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Hire Dave Gellett Guitarist with Encore
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£160 - £350
GuitaristSouthend-on-Sea

Solo acoustic performer with a varied repertoire of over 500 songs from old classics through to contemporary hits.

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Hire Paul Steven Wood Guitarist with Encore
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GuitaristColchester

Professional musician with 15 years experience performing at weddings and corporate events.

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Hire Nik Lowe Guitarist with Encore
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From£200
GuitaristBury Saint Edmunds

City Glow // Nik Lowe

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Hire Darrel Mayhead Jazz Guitar Guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
GuitaristColchester

Solo jazz guitarist. Perfect for wedding receptions, private events, background music for bars, restaurants and hotels!

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Hire Alan Green Guitarist with Encore
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From£180
GuitaristDunmow

Classical guitarist, and I also play lead guitar in a Big Band. Looking for bookings in weddings, parties, musicals or corporate events

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Hire RJS Guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £475
GuitaristEssex

RJS! I am an acoustic performer Ideal for background afternoon performances at your wedding or function.

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Hire Jordan R Hemingway Guitarist with Encore
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£190 - £390
GuitaristBasildon

Jordan Hemingway is a Folk/Rock Singer/Guitarist

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Hire Rob Radley Guitarist with Encore
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£395 - £675
GuitaristColchester

Fun, energetic and highly professional performer! Rob is an award winning musician from Essex, performing UK wide as a soloist and in bands.

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Hire Josh Gernon Guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £500
GuitaristColchester

Wedding Singer & Guitarist in Essex - Perfect for your wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

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Hire George - Singer/Acoustic Guitarist Guitarist with Encore
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£280 - £600
GuitaristChelmsford

Highly experienced professional vocalist and acoustic guitarist - available for weddings, parties and corporate events.

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Hire Casper Clarke Guitarist with Encore
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£750 - £1250
GuitaristIpswich

Professional singer available for weddings, private events, bar/ restaurant events and corporate functions

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Hire Tilly Brown Guitarist with Encore
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£437.50 - £1000
GuitaristBillericay

With 7 years of experience, I can get your party started or create a beautifully unique ambience for you and your guests!

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Hire Sarah Louise  Guitarist with Encore
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£187.50 - £575
GuitaristIpswich

Finalist for singer, entertainer and album of the year for last 3 years and had 4 #1 iTunes singles and #1 Ep. Guaranteed to wow your guests

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Hire Elliot Porter Singing Guitarist Guitarist with Encore
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£325 - £500
GuitaristSaffron Walden

Award-winning acoustic guitarist with an indie-folk vibe. Think the Eagles and Neil Young meets Passenger and George Ezra.

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Hire Tim Hackford Guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £437.50
GuitaristColchester

One of the most popular Solo Singer/Guitarists in the UK - Perfect for any occasion or event! + Restaurants, Hotels, Bars etc.

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Hire Sam Fraser Guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £350
GuitaristLeigh-on-Sea

One of the most exciting rising artists the UK has to offer with a unique voice reminiscent of the motown and blues greats! Not to miss!

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Hire Josh Nightingale Guitarist with Encore
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£300 - £750
GuitaristIpswich

Diverse guitarist and singer, comfortable as a frontman, backing singer and lead guitarist across a diverse range of Genres

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Hire Dan Brock Guitarist with Encore
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GuitaristBenfleet

Experienced, Friendly and Professional Singer able to play Guitar and Piano. I play for over 100 happy couples every year and love my job!

Latest reviews of our Guitarists in Colchester

Darrel Mayhead Jazz Guitar
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"Darrel is absolutely fantastic! Such a talented musician, so professional and extremely polite and kind! Couldn’t be happier with our booking for our wedding reception! "

Courtney hired Darrel Mayhead Jazz Guitar for a Wedding (available in Colchester)

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Dave Gellett
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"Absolutely first class amazing singer and guitarist we all loved his music made the evening very special would definitely book again many thanks Sylvia "

Sylvia hired Dave Gellett for a Private event (available in Colchester)

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Dave Gellett
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"We had a fantastic night. Dave was really professional. Excellent voice and would defiantly recommend. He can play such a large range of music. On the night there was requests from the Dubliners to Pink! No problem for Dave👍"

John hired Dave Gellett for a Private event (available in Colchester)

Verified Review, 3 July 2021

FAQs about hiring Guitarists in Colchester

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What styles of music can a solo guitarist play?

While some guitarists specialise in certain genres, the acoustic guitar may be used to play practically any form of music, including flamenco, pop, jazz, folk, and classical, while the electric guitar is utilised for rock 'n' roll and heavy metal. The following are the most common genres among Encore customers wishing to hire a guitarist: - Pop Covers (sometimes with a loop pedal) - Spanish Jazz Classical Many guitarists are versatile and enjoy performing a variety of repertoire at the same event. For example, you may start with a set of laid-back jazz music and then switch to a set of more energetic Spanish music.

What are the different types of guitar available?

1. Acoustic Guitar: An acoustic guitar is a traditional guitar that uses only an acoustic soundboard to help transmit the strings energy into the air to produce its sound. They are versatile and commonly used in various music genres. 2. Classical Guitar: Classical guitars are a type of acoustic guitar specifically designed for classical music. They have nylon strings which produce a mellow and warm tone, and a wide neck, allowing for specific fingerpicking techniques. 3. Electro-Acoustic Guitar: An electro-acoustic guitar is essentially an acoustic guitar fitted with a pickup or a microphone, allowing it to be plugged into an amplifier or sound system. This type of guitar can be played acoustically or amplified for larger performances. 4. Electric Guitar: Electric guitars use pickups and amplifiers to produce sound. They have a solid body, which can be made of various materials, and steel strings. Electric guitars are a staple in rock, jazz, blues, and many other modern music genres. 5. Gypsy Jazz Guitar: Gypsy jazz guitars are similar in appearance to traditional acoustic guitars but have specific design elements such as a petite bouche ("small mouth") soundhole and a distinctive D-shaped soundhole. These guitars are associated with the gypsy jazz style popularised by Django Reinhardt. Apart from these, there are other specialised types of guitars like resonator guitars, 12-string guitars, and baritone guitars, each designed to produce specific tones and serve particular musical styles.

How long will the guitarist play for?

A typical set lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, with a 15-minute break between each.

How far in advance should I book a guitarist?

We recommend reserving as soon as possible, especially if you have specific musical requests, but at Encore, we manage last-minute reservations all the time and can easily find a guitarist on short notice.

Hiring a Guitarist in Colchester

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Folk
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2 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Guitarist in Colchester?

The typical price for a Guitarist is:
£Budget£240
££Pro£320
£££High-end£400+

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