Alex The Guitarist

Alex The Guitarist

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Location Carmarthen
Starting from £204
1 Reviews

Solo guitarist Alex provides professionally prepared background music in styles such as pop, classical, jazz, folk and film themes.

  • Highlights
  • Solo guitarist based in Carmarthenshire and performing throughout the South East
  • Performs a wide and varied repertoire of songs and styles
  • One special request per booking can be learnt and performed at no extra charge

About


Alex has been playing guitar since the age of 13 and was performing with his first bands within a year of starting to learn. Building on his passion for music and the guitar he went on to study classical, jazz and solo acoustic styles and has been performing and teaching at a professional level for more than 17 years.

Alex's musical path included three well-spent years at the world-renowned Dartington College of Arts where his music degree studies included performance, composition and arranging - skills which he puts to good use writing tailor-made guitar arrangements of popular, classical, jazz and folk tunes for his many and varied clients.

Relocating to South Wales in 2013, Alex is now based in Carmarthenshire where he teaches guitar and continues to develop his already extensive performance repertoire. He is available for bookings throughout the UK. If you require emotive, passionate and inspired guitar playing to add that extra dimension to your special day, book Alex now!

Repertoire


Classical & Spanish Pieces

  • A la Nanita Nana - traditional, Spanish
  • Adelita - Francisco Tárrega
  • Adelita - Francisco Tárrega
  • Air on the G String - J.S. Bach
  • Alman - Robert Johnson
  • Andante - Fernando Sor
  • Andantino Op.60 No.3 - Matteo Carcassi
  • Andantino - Ferdinando Carulli
  • Aria - Johann Anton Logy
  • Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
  • Bianco Fiore - Cesare Negri
  • Bourrée - J.S. Bach
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  • Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
  • Caprice - Matteo Carcassi
  • Claire de Lune - Claude Debussy
  • Contradanza - Fernando Ferandière
  • Danza - 16th century, Italian
  • D'Oro Vedi Che Per Ti Moro - 16th century, Italian
  • Ecossaise - Mauro Giuliani
  • Ejercicio in E Minor - Jose Ferrer
  • Ejercicio No. 10/9 - Jose Ferrer
  • El Choclo - Angel Villoldo
  • El Noi de la Mare - traditional, Catalan
  • El Palito - traditional, Argentinian
  • Estudio - Francisco Tárrega
  • Farruca - traditional, Spanish
  • The Flower Duet - Léo Delibes
  • Gerbe des Fleurs - Jose Ferrer
  • Gigue - Johann Anton Logy
  • Greensleeves - traditional, English
  • Gymnopédie No.1 - Satie
  • Humming Song - Robert Schumann
  • In Dulci Jubilo - 16th century, German
  • Kemp's Jig - 16th century, English
  • La Borinqueña - traditional, Spanish
  • La Llorona - traditional, Spanish
  • Lágrima - Francisco Tárrega
  • Landler - Joseph Küffner
  • Leyenda - Isaac Albeniz
  • Menuet - Robert de Visee
  • Menuet - Dionisio Aguado
  • Minuet - J.S. Bach
  • Mistris Winter's Jump - John Dowland
  • Ode to Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Orlando Sleepeth - John Dowland
  • Pavanas - Gaspar Sanz
  • Pezzo Tedesco - 16th century, Italian
  • Plaisir d'Amour - Jean Paul Martini
  • Prelude - Robert de Visee
  • Romance - traditional, Spanish
  • Rondeau - Jean-Joseph Mouret
  • Rujero - Gaspar Sanz
  • Saltarello - Vincente Galilei
  • Sarabande - Johann Anton Logy
  • Scarborough Fair - traditional, English
  • Se Io M'accorgo - 16th century, Italian
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S. Bach
  • Spagnoletta - 16th century, Italian
  • Villanos - Gaspar Sanz
  • Waltz - Dionisio Aguado
  • Waltz - Ferdinando Carulli
  • Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March - A 'rocked up' version played on electric guitar with a backing track.
  • Welscher Tanz - Hans Newsidle

Popular Music

  • Alone - Heart
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Golden Brown - The Stranglers
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen/ Jeff Buckley/ Alexandra Burke
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley/ UB40
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
  • If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Let It Be - Lennon and McCartney
  • Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  • Mad World - Roland Orzabal
  • My Heart Will Go On - Deline Dion
  • Norwegian Wood - Lennon and McCartney
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Shape of My Heart - Sting
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  • The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Yesterday - Lennon and McCartney
  • Your Song - Elton John

Jazz Standards

  • Água de Beber
  • Ain't Misbehaving
  • All the Things You Are
  • All of Me
  • Aquellos Ojos Verdes
  • Blue Bossa
  • Body and Soul
  • But Beautiful
  • Caravan
  • Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
  • Don't Know Why
  • Easy Living
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Here's That Rainy Day
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How High the Moon
  • I Hear Music
  • I'll Remember April
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • Misty
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Satin Doll
  • Summertime
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take the A Train
  • Tangerine
  • The Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • The Very Thought of You
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Time After Time
  • What a Wonderful World
  • When I Fall In Love

Folk Music

  • Boulavugue
  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • Dingle Regatta
  • Father Kelly's Jig
  • George Brabazon, 2nd Air
  • Greensleeves
  • Highland Boat Song
  • Lanigan's Ball
  • MacPherson's Rant
  • Merrily Kiss the Quaker
  • My Fair Young Love
  • O Danny Boy
  • Red Is the Rose
  • Rosalie
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Shi Beg Shi Mhor
  • Sitira Gal
  • Star of the County Down
  • Sweet Madeline
  • The Banks of the Suir
  • The Bantry Girl's Lament
  • The Coast Road
  • The Doon
  • The Morning Dew
  • The South Wind
  • Wellington's Advance
Line-Up

  • Solo acoustic, classical or jazz guitar
  • Optional add-ons: flute, vocals or harp

1 Reviews

Top reviews

Rachel and Jon

Event: Wedding
Location: Dorset
5/5

Thank you so much for your beautiful guitar music at our wedding ceremony. The lilting Irish ballads you played while we were signing the register created the perfect romantic atmosphere!


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East Midlands
    • Northamptonshire £324
    North West
    • Cheshire £288
    • Manchester £300
    • Merseyside £300
    South West
    • Devon £282
    • Dorset £276
    • Somerset £252
    • Wiltshire £252
    Wales
    • Anglesey £288
    • Brecon £204
    • Caernarvonshire £276
    • Cardigan £240
    • Carmarthen £204
    • Denbigh £270
    • Flint £288
    • Glamorgan £204
    • Monmouth £210
    • Pembroke £204
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £276
    • Herefordshire £264
    • Shropshire £264
    • Staffordshire £312
    • Warwickshire £312
    • Worcestershire £288

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    FAQs

    What styles of guitar music can you provide?
    I have an extensive repertoire of Classical, Jazz, Popular and Folk pieces so can accomodate most tastes. I'm always adding to my repertoire so if there's a specific style you'd like (Spanish, Blues, Celtic etc) please don't hesitate to ask.

    Do you accept requests for specific pieces?
    Yes. All bookings include one request piece at no extra charge*. Wedding clients especially like to choose pieces for the Processional, Signing of the Register and the Recessional. If the requested piece isn't already in my repertoire I'll either seek out sheet music or write my own arrangement for it. Please allow at least a month's preparation time before your event for request pieces.

    Very occasionally a chosen piece might not be suitable for the guitar in which case I'll let you know within a few days of receiving the request so an alternative can be chosen.

    *Additional requests are subject to a fee and require at least a month's notice.

    Will the guitar be loud enough? Or too loud?
    Played acoustically, the guitar is a fairly quiet instrument so there's no danger of it being too loud in smaller, more intimate settings. For larger spaces requiring extra volume I use an amplifier that is more than adequate for typical function venues and can be adjusted to your preferred level.

    What are your requirements on the day?
    A performance area approximately 1.5 metres by 1.5 metres and a chair (armless, such as a dining chair). If the guitar is to be amplified, a power point within six metres of the performance area.

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