Chris Plays Spanish Guitar

Location Bristol
Starting from £180.00
8 reviews
Location Bristol
Starting from £180.00
Read 8 reviews

As a classical guitarist Chris is available for weddings, functions and events. His rich and varied repertoire enables you to choose from the following:

  • Traditional Flamenco
  • Classic Pop and Rock songs arranged for Classical guitar
  • Classical guitar pieces composed by Spanish and South American composers
  • Traditional European classical music

Pick one style or choose a combination, the result of will always be a romantic collection of guitar music, one moment foot tappingly thrilling and the next achingly beautiful.

Watch Chris Plays Spanish Guitar

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Chris Plays Spanish Guitar

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As a solo acoustic guitarist Chris is available for weddings, functions and events. He combines traditional flamenco, classic pop and rock songs and classical guitar pieces composed by Spanish and South American composers.

Chris can also provide performances of popular classical guitar pieces by composers such as Bach, Guiliani and Sor creating an elegant and romantic atmosphere for any event.

For your event you can choose between a performance of music purely by Spanish composers, a performance of popular Classical pieces, a collection of Christmas carols arranged for solo guitar or a combination of any of the above.

Chris started playing guitar aged 13 and studied Blues, Classical, Rock and Jazz before training at Goldsmiths College London achieving a BMus Honours Degree and an MMus Masters Degree in Studio Composition. He now has 20 years of performance experience in a variety of musical contexts.

Chris's education and musical versatility has enabled him to forge a career as a performer, composer and teacher. As a composer Chris's music theatre works have been performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and his film soundtracks have been shown at numerous international film festivals. As a professional guitar teacher Chris teaches all styles of music, composition and music theory. As a performer Chris currently can be seen as a solo Spanish guitarist and as the lead guitarist in a modern blues band.

Bristol based, Chris travels to perform throughout the South West, the South East, the Midlands and South Wales and uses his own PAT tested amplification (certificate available upon request). He is always punctual, well presented and thoroughly professional.

  • Solo Guitar

Classic Pop And Rock Songs Arranged For Classical Guitar

  • Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
  • More Than A Feeling - Boston
  • Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
  • You've Got A Friend - Carole King
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Spanish/South American Classical

  • Albeniz - Asturias
  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Barrios - Una Limosnita Poramor De Dios
  • Brouwer - Etude No.1
  • Calatuyud - Cancion De Cuna
  • Calatuyud - Vals
  • Calatuyud - Bulerias
  • Moreno-Torroba - Arada
  • Moreno-Torroba - Nocturno
  • Pernambuco - Sons De Carrilhoes
  • Piazzolla - Milonga Del Angel
  • Romero - Soleares
  • Tarrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra
  • Tarrega - Adelita
  • Tarrega - Lagrima
  • Villas Lobos - Choros No.1
  • Villas Lobos - Prelude No.1
  • Villas Lobos - Prelude No.2

Classical

  • Anon - Romanza
  • Bach - Air On A G String
  • Bach - Prelude From Cello Suite No.1
  • Bach - Prelude In D Minor
  • Bach - Bouree In E Minor
  • Beethoven - Ode To Joy
  • Beethoven - Fur Elise
  • Brahms - Lullaby
  • Chopin - Prelude No.7
  • Dvorak - Theme From New World Symphony
  • Grieg - Morning (Peer Gynt)
  • Guiliani - Sonata, Op.15, !st Mvmt, Allegro Spiritoso
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (extract)
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Pachelbel - Canon In D
  • Rodrigo - Aranjuez Mon Amour
  • Ryan - Birds Flew Over the Spire
  • Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
  • Sor - Etude No.1
  • Sor - Etude No.5
  • Tchaikovsky - Theme From Swan Lake

Flamenco

  • Alegrias Melocotones De Ronda
  • Alegrias En Mi Con Silencio
  • Alegrias En La
  • Cantina
  • Carcelero
  • Fandangos de Huelva
  • Farruca
  • Garotin
  • Granandinas Albacin
  • Granadinas
  • Guajira
  • La Cana
  • Malaguenas
  • Sevillanas
  • Solea
  • Rumba Del De Nieve
  • Rumba Romanza
  • Tangos
  • Tientos
  • Zapateado Para Bailer
  • Zapateado
  • Zorongo
, Wedding, Gloucestershire
5/5

Beautiful guitar playing. Chris was extremely professional and made the whole ambiance of that part of the day amazing. Thank you so much.


, Wedding, Backwell House Hotel, Bristol
5/5

Chris played at our wedding reception. He played a lovely selection of pieces that were greatly appreciated by me , my wife and our guests. Chris was very friendly and helpful both in discussing our requirements beforehand and on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend him.


, Wedding, Somerset
5/5

5/ 5 for Chris


, Venue Club, Birmingham
5/5

Your service was great, fast and very professional, Chris is an awesome guitarist and very professional, we were very impressed with him and look forward to having him again... A great service all in all, and will definitely recommend you... Thank you very much.


, Private Party, Cambridgeshire
5/5

Chris was great, really friendly and flexible. Music was spot on during the drinks reception - would book him again!


, Birthday Party, At home, Leicestershire
5/5

Chris was great, he was happy to play when we wanted him to and found the kettle to make himself a cuppa half way through the evening! We had many compliments about his playing and people wanted to know where we found his details.


, Private Party, Somerset
5/5

Very good act, was very friendly and on time, the customers enjoyed the afternoon as Chris played in the background. We were very happy with the act. Thank you very much, Andy Turnbull


, Birthday Party, Warwickshire
5/5

Chris performed at my husband's birthday party. If you like this style of music, do not hesitate to book him. He could not have been more helpful when I spoke to him before the event, and he played beautifully on the day with minimum fuss.


  • Union Chapel, Islington
  • Buxton Fringe Festival
  • Peepul Centre, Leicester
  • Machynys Golf Club, Llanelli
  • The Bluebell Hotel, Neath
  • The Unitarian Meeting Hall, Bristol
  • The Limes Country Lodge, Earlswood
  • Manor Hill House, Bromsgrov
  • Mr Wolf’s, Bristol
  • Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, Castle Combe, Wiltshire
  • Moreish Restaurant, Bristol
  • Oldwalls, Gower
  • La Tomatina, Bristol
  • St. Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry
  • Beau Castle, Worcestershire
  • Woodside, Kenilworth
  • Stone Manor Hotel, Nr Kidderminster
  • Piccolino Restaurant, Bristol
  • Squirrels Dray, Lichfield
  • Grand Central Station, Loughborough

How long do you play for?

  • 1 x 60 minutes
  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 3 x 45 minutes

Would you learn a specific piece for my event?
Given enough notice I am happy to prepare a specific piece.

How long do you take to set up?
A minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 1 hour.

  • 1 x 60 minutes
  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 3 x 45 minutes

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

Foreign Locations

Europe £1,200.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £216.00 Leicestershire £216.00 Lincolnshire £216.00 Northamptonshire £216.00 Nottinghamshire £216.00 Rutland £216.00

East

Cambridgeshire £300.00 Norfolk £300.00 Suffolk £300.00 Norwich £300.00

Wales

Anglesey £300.00 Caernarvonshire £240.00 Denbigh £300.00 Flint £300.00 Cardigan £300.00 Brecon £240.00 Carmarthen £300.00 Glamorgan £204.00 Monmouth £204.00 Pembroke £204.00 Wrexham £300.00 Cardiff £204.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £216.00 Herefordshire £216.00 Shropshire £216.00 Staffordshire £216.00 Warwickshire £216.00 Worcestershire £216.00 Birmingham £216.00

South East

Bedfordshire £300.00 Berkshire £300.00 Buckinghamshire £300.00 East Sussex £300.00 Essex £324.00 Hampshire £300.00 Hertfordshire £300.00 Isle of Wight £360.00 Kent £336.00 Oxfordshire £300.00 Surrey £336.00 Sussex £336.00 West Sussex £336.00 London £300.00 Middlesex £336.00

South West

Cornwall £240.00 Devon £240.00 Dorset £240.00 Somerset £180.00 Wiltshire £180.00 Bath £180.00 Bristol £180.00
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