Styles Classical / Spanish • Jazz
Counties East Sussex • Greater London • Kent
This Classical & Jazz guitarist is based in the South East and is available for weddings and functions and has been playing the guitar for many years.
Twice winner of the Brighton Competitive Music Festival on Classical Guitar, and an Associate of Trinity College of Music (Performance Certificate in Classical guitar), as well as all his grades to distinction level, he is well qualified for performance at concert level. As well as formal concerts (Brighton Chapel Royal, various local churches and music societies), he specializes in weddings and corporate and private functions. Light background music, unobtrusively and discretely amplified, provides the necessary ambience and atmosphere.
The entire wedding ceremony can be covered, from the pre-ceremony music, to specifically requested solo pieces during the signing of the register, as well as the reception and dinner music. Guests find the ice broken very easily, and particular pieces, coming from the established repertoire of artists such as John Williams and Julian Bream, are often requested from the enclosed list.
Recent functions for corporate clients have enabled presentations to be made in an atmosphere of the best classical music in the world. This enhances the profile of the company concerned.
Prior to undertaking his classical studies, he spent three years at the Leeds College of Music, studying Jazz Guitar. This enables him to add a new dimension of versatility to his performances. He has worked all over the world in this capacity, and has backed many famous faces including The Drifters, Brian Conley, and Frankie Vaughan. Since completing a recent residency at the Lakeside Country Club in Surrey he is now concentrating exclusively on his solo career. He has also worked in Cannes for a promotion for Citroen UK, and 'depped' in West End shows such as 'Cats' and 'Jolson'. Familiar with London hotels such as the Dorchester and the Savoy, he has entertained corporate clients such as the Board of BT.
Performances can be tailored specifically to the clients requirements, or as is often more usual, left to the experienced discretion of the artist. The tone is one of 'Class'....... and whilst the setting may be as relaxed and that of a lounge-bar, the effect of light, romantic classical guitar music always brings people together in an atmosphere of trust and co-operation.
Asturias - Albeniz
Preludio Tristan - Pujol
Milonga - Jose Cardoso
Here There and Everywhere - Mcartney
Tea For Two - Caesar/Yo
Paper Moon - Harold Arlen
Canarios - Gaspar Sanz
Homage to Tarrega - Turina
Queen Elizabeth's Galliard - Dowland
Monsieur Almaigne - Daniel Batchelar Lagrima - Tarrega
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld Prelude in D major for Cello - J.S.Bach
Gavotte from the 4th Lute Suite - J.S.Bach
D minor Prelude - J.S.Bach
Vals Venezuelo No.3 - Lauro
Greensleeves - Cutting
Sakura - Yocoh
Brigg Fair - Dumigan
3 Irish Folk Songs - Feeley
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Julia Florida - Barrios
El Testamen De 'Amelia - Anon
En Noi De La Mare - Llobet
Solidao - Jobim
Auld Lang Syne - Arr. Martin Taylor
The Girl next Door - Martin /Blane Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S.Bach
Pavana - Gaspar Sanz
Passacaille - Weiss
Lachrimae Pavane - Dowland
Dedication to my Son Eduardo - Granados Op1..arr.P Gregory Four Dances from Terpsichore - Michael Praetorius..arr.John Williams
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Fernando Sors Recuerdos de La Alhambra - Tarrega
Cavatina - Stanley Myers..arr.John Williams
Scarborough Fair - Trad.arr.Chris Dumigan