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!
By Alex The Guitarist
Classical & Spanish Pieces
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.
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.