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Classical Guitarist Guildford (BP) ID6

Styles Classical / Spanish • Pop Instrumental

Counties Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • East Sussex • Greater London • Hampshire • Oxfordshire • Surrey

Biography

This Classical Guitarist grew up in Farnham, Surrey and started learning to play the guitar at the age of 12. His first classical guitar teacher was Surrey based musician Richard Veitch. Having reached Grade 8 at the age of 16, he then studied music at 'A' level and went on to study classical guitar at the Royal College of Music (RCM) with both Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan. In his first term at the RCM, he won the Peter Pears Duo prize with singer Mark Chaundy.

After gaining a Diploma of Higher Education from the RCM and attending masterclasses with Fabio Zanon, Ben Verdery and Adrian Walters, he auditioned to be lead guitarist in a new 8 piece classical crossover group called 'The Planets'. As well as all over the UK the group performed in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, Monaco, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia. They also supported (to high acclaim) rock legends Deep Purple on the UK and Germany legs of their 2002-2003 world tour. They performed live at the Classical Brit Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, The Queens Golden Jubilee classical concert held at Buckingham Palace and on countless TV and radio programmes in the UK and abroad including Children in Need, This Morning and The Generation Game.

His audition was successful and they gave their debut concert at 'The Royal Festival Hall' on the 13th September 2001 with him playing classical, flamenco, acoustic and electric guitars. The debut album (released under EMI Classics/Dramatico) was entitled 'Classical Graffiti' and went straight to number one in the UK classical charts, where it stayed for over 12 weeks. Over the next few years over 200,000 copies were sold worldwide and the album continues to sell today.

He has supported many charities from the local charities such as Fosta and the Rotary Clubs, then in July 2003 the band, all talented musicians, decided to go their own ways and pursue their individual careers. As a solo artist, he has performed at the Ritz Hotel London, The FHM Menswear awards (held at The Natural History Museum), The Stafford Hotel London and has accompanied singing superstar Andrea Bocelli on two occasions. He is also featured on singer/songwriter Michael Kruk's debut EP entitled 'Playing for Kisses' and continues to work with Michael Kruk on his forth-coming album.

This guitarist also has the option of a battery amplifier which is very useful for outdoor bookings.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Spanish Flamenco
Taranta Y Rumba - B. Pugsley & M. Kruk
La Feria - J. Martin
Andalucia - B.Whelan
Sevillanas - Trad.
Rumba - M. Koch
Farruca - Trad.
Granadinas - M. Koch
Bolero - J. Arcas
Estampa Gitana - B. Calatuyud
Bulerias - B. Calatuyud
Fandanguillo - B. Calatuyud
Boceto Andaluz - B. Calatuyud
Cancion de Cuna - B. Calatuyud
Peteneras - Trad.
Sandunga - Trad.
Alegrias - Trad.

Classical
6 Lute Pieces of the Renaissance - Anon
Air on a G String - J.S. Bach
Prelude in D (Cello suite) - J.S. Bach
Allegro - D. Scarlatti
Gavotte - D. Scarlatti
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
Liebestraume - F. Liszt
Adagio (from Winter) - Vivaldi
Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffman) - Offenbach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Intermezzo (from Cavelleria Rusticana) - Mascagni
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Je Te Veux - Satie
1st Gymnopédie - Satie

Jazz
Four Ballad Stories - M. Tesar
As Time Goes By - H. Hupfield
Misty - Errol Garner
Blue Moon - Hart & Rodgers
Over The Rainbow  Harburg & Arlen
We Are The Champ – A & J. Deja
Frenesí – A. Dominguez
Moliendo Café – J. Manzo Perroni
Sunburst – A. York
Ballad – E. Thorlaksson 

Latin American
Tango En Skai - R. Dyens
Danza Brasilera - J. Morel
Julia Florida - Barrios Mangore
Madrigal Gavotte - Barrios Mangore
5 Preludes - H. Villa-Lobos
Vals Venezolano - A. Lauro
Tico-Tico No Fubá - Z. Abreu
Milonga - J Clormann
Bossa Nova - Maria Linneman
Mexicana - P. Nuttall
We Are The Champ – A & J. Deja
Frenesí – A. Dominguez
Moliendo Café – J. Manzo Perroni
Guantanamera – Cuban Trad.
Sons de Carilhões – J. Pernambuco
Mimi – L. Almeida

Easy Listening
August Dawn - S. Fairclough
Berceuse - P. Nuttall
Celebration - J. Whitworth
Foxtrot - E. Thorlaksson
Jamaika Rum Rumba - Anon
Romantica - P. Nuttall
Classical Gas - M. Williams

Spanish Classical
Gaurdarme Las Vacas - L. Narvaez
Cancion del Emperador - L. Narvaez
Canarios - G. Sanz
Lagrima - Tarrega
Adelita - Tarrega
Grand Valse – Tarrega
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Asturias -1. Albeniz
Variations on a French Theme – Sor
Spanish Romance - Anon
Aranjuez, Ma Pensee – Rodrigo
Tango – B. Calatuyud
Pasodoblillo – B. Calatuyud
Ejercicio in E Minor – J. Ferrer

Pop Arrangements
When I Fall In Love - V. Young
Here, There  and Everywhere - Lennon  & McCartney
With A Little Help From My Friends - Lennon & McCartney
Hey Jude - Lennon & McCartney
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Everything I Do (I do it for you) - M. Kamen
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
Your Song - E. John
If We Hold On Together - J. Horner & W. Jennings
When You Say Nothing At All 

Wedding Ceremony
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Adagio (from Winter) – Vivaldi
Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffman) – Offenbach
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Cavatina - S. Myers
Kinkachoo, I Love You – P. Houghton
August Dawn – S. Fairclough
Berceuse - P. Nuttall
Je Te Veux – Satie
When I Fall In Love - V. Young

Songs From the Shows
All I Ask Of You - A. Lloyd Webber
I Dreamed a Dream – C.M Schönberg
Stars - C.M Schönberg
A Heart Full of Love - C.M Schönberg
A Little Fall of Rain - C.M Schönberg

Irish/Scottish
Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes – Trad
Home and the Heartland – B. Whelan
Riverdance – B. Whelan
Reel Around the Sun – B. Whelan
Gaelic Song 1 – P. Nuttal
Gaelic Song 2 – P. Nuttal
Eccossaice – M. Guiliani
Thomas Leixlip the Proud – O’Carolan
Hewlett – O’Carolan
Planxty Eleanor Plunkett – O’Carolan
Planxty George Brabazon – O’Carolan
Danny Boy - Trad. 

Concert Pieces
El Decameron Negro - L. Brouwer
Tango En Skai - R. Dyens
Cavatina - S. Myers
Spanish Romance - Anon
Kinkachoo, I Love You - P. Houghton
Danza Brasilera - J. Morel
Julia Florida - Barrios Mangore
Madrigal Gavotte - Barrios Mangore
5 Preludes - H. Villa-Lobos
Sunburst - A. York
Sons de Carilhões - J. Pernambuco

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