Ed The Classical Guitarist

Ed The Classical Guitarist

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Location Staffordshire
Starting from £234
8 Reviews

Highly accomplished classical guitarist who specialises in providing live music for weddings and private/corporate events in the UK and Europe.

  • Highlights
  • A graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who has played to prestigious guests such as Queen Elizabeth II and Peter Mandelson
  • Ed uses the highest quality acoustic amplification which delivers a very natural sound and helps the sound of the guitar to be heard
  • He has a varied and balanced repertoire to suit any occasion

About


Ed is a highly accomplished classical guitarist who specialises in providing entertainment at weddings, private functions, corporate events and restaurants in the UK and Europe. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, one of the UK’s leading music conservatoires and has performed in a number of prestigious venues including Houses of Parliament, De Vere Belfry and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Ed is a vastly experienced professional musician capable of delivering exactly what you need, whether it’s ambient background music for a private function or playing during your wedding ceremony/bridal procession. Ed is sensitive to the occasion and able to deliver a perfect soundtrack for your event.

His repertoire includes Classical, Spanish, Latin, Jazz and instrumental Pop/Rock covers. This balance of material ensures he is able to accommodate any scenario requiring live ambient music. He is also able to take requests prior to the day of the performance, so if you would like a particular song for a special occasion, this can be arranged specifically for you at no extra charge.

Ed began playing the guitar in 1997 and quickly established a reputation as a talented classical guitarist. He won various music festivals and competitions including regional Young Musician of the Year in 2005, before accepting a place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since he began performing professionally at the age of 15, he has entertained many high profile guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell. He has also performed for some of the world’s leading guitarists, eliciting praise from Pavel Steidl, Thomasz Zawierucha and Graham Devine.

Ed now concentrates on delivering outstanding performances at weddings, private functions, corporate events and restaurants. He believes in setting the highest possible standard and delivers time and time again for each of his clients.

Repertoire


Classical Guitar

  • Prelude (Bach)
  • Allemande (Bach)
  • Courante (Bach)
  • Sarabande (Bach)
  • Minuet (Bach)
  • Bouree in E minor (Bach)
  • Air on the G String (Bach)
  • Minuet in G (Bach)
  • Canarios (Trad)
  • Sor Etudes (Sor)
  • Carcassi Etudes (Carcassi)
  • Fantasy (Weiss)
  • Cavatina (Myers)
  • Havre Gosselin (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Cycles in the Avenue (Lindsey-Clark)
  • La Moinerie (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Birds Flew Over The Spire (Ryan)
  • Canerie (Anon)
  • A Toy (Anon)
  • Allemande (Anon)
  • Il Bianco Fiore (Negri)
  • Orlando Sleepeth (Dowland)
  • Almain (Dowland)
  • Tarleton's Riserrectione (Dowland)
  • Mrs Winters Jump (Dowland)
  • Mrs Nichol's Alman
  • Italian Dance (Neusidler)
  • Branle (Besard)
  • Volte (Besard)
  • Go From My Window (Anon)
  • Pavan I (Milan)
  • Diferencias Sobre (Narvaez)
  • Pavan III (Milan)
  • Sarabande II (Bach)
  • Marche (Bach)
  • Sarabande III (Bach)
  • Gavotte I and II (Bach)
  • Trio to a Minuet (Bach)
  • Menuet in A Minor (Bach)
  • Musette (Bach)
  • Menuet (Bach)
  • Sleepers Awake (Bach)
  • Minuet in C (Mozart)
  • Allegro in D (Mozart)
  • Andante in E (Mozart)
  • Minuet from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
  • Theme from Symphony No. 7 (Beethoven)
  • Symphony No.3 "Eroica" (Beethoven)
  • Minuet in C (Beethoven)
  • Piano Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique" (Beethoven)
  • Fur Elise (Beethoven)
  • Canon in D (Pachebel)
  • Pavane (Faure)

Spanish

  • Malaguena (Tarrega)
  • Capricho Arabe (Tarrega)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tarrega)
  • Pavana (Tarrega)
  • Farruca (Pearson)
  • Petenera (Pearson)
  • Danza Mora (Pearson)
  • Granadinas (Pearson)
  • Cancio del Illadre (Trad)
  • El Testamento De Amelia (Trad)
  • La Llorona (Trad)
  • Estudio (Aguado)
  • Torija (Torroba)
  • Soledad (Oser)
  • Asturias (Albeniz)
  • Mallorca (Albeniz)
  • Fandango (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Olorosso (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Tango (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Zincarlo (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Vals Navarra (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Pamplona (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Lagrima (Tarrega)
  • Rosita (Tarrega)
  • Estudio (Tarrega)
  • Romanza (Trad)
  • Gran Vals (Tarrega)

Jazz and Latin

  • Manha de Carnaval (Bonfa)
  • Ilha De Coral (Bonfa)
  • All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern)
  • Blue Moon (Rodgers)
  • Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini)
  • Embracceable You (Gershwin)
  • It Had To Be You (Jones)
  • Someone To Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
  • When I Fall In Love (Young)
  • Summertime (Gershwin)
  • How Insensitive (Jobim)
  • Bluesette (Thielemans)
  • Autumn Leaves (Kosma)
  • Registro (Lauro)
  • Tatiana (Lauro)
  • Andreina (Lauro)
  • Natalia (Lauro)
  • El Negrito (Lauro)
  • Brasiliana (Powel)
  • Retrato Brasileiro (Powel)
  • Vals No.4 (Barrios)
  • Rio By Night (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Montanas Nebulosas (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Tango Esta Noche (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Vals - Hommage to Lauro (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Danza del Arpa (Lindsey-Clark)
  • Milonga (Cardoso)
  • Verano Porteno (Piazzolla)

Pop, Rock and Movies

  • Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
  • Godfather Suite (Rota)
  • Hallelujah (Cohen)
  • Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
  • More Than Words (Extreme)
  • Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
  • Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis)
  • Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
  • Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams)
  • Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
  • Let It Be (Beatles)
  • Hotel California (Eagles)
  • Save The Best For Last (Vanessa Williams)
  • Mad World (Michael Andrews)
  • Over The Rainbow (Arlen)
  • Run (Snow Patrol)
  • As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
  • You Are Not Alone (Michael Jackson)
  • I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly)
  • How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
  • In My Place (Coldplay)
  • Come As You Are (Nirvana)
  • Always (Bon Jovi)
  • Everything I Do (Bryan Adams)
  • No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
  • And I Love Her (Beatles)
  • Yesterday (Beatles)
Previous Clients

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Peter Mandelson
  • Alastair Campbell
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Symphony Hall
  • Glasgow Recital Rooms
  • BBC Scotland
  • Barchester Healthcare
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • David Kidney MP
  • De Vere Belfry

7 Reviews

Top reviews

Emma South

Event: Wedding
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

Very good.


Diane Bernice Judd

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Ed played for us yesterday and can only say he is a very talented and excellent musician. He arranged a special piece for my processional which met all expectations. He provided wonderful background music for our wedding breakfast, not intrusive but just the right level for everyone to enjoy. I would recommend him highly.


Helen Redhead

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria
5/5

Ed was absolutely fantastic and helped make our day truly magical. Guests commented how talented he was, taking requests and even adapting rock songs from AC/DC! Highly recommended. Thank you Ed!


Wendy Beard

Event: Wedding
Location: Buckinghamshire
5/5

Ed was an amazing addition to our day. We spoke ahead of the event to sort out the music that we wanted. He was at the venue early and set up his things with out fuss. He was very professional in all ways. THEN the music was beautiful and just as we had wanted. I am sad that we were a noisy crew and I felt I would have liked to just sit and listen to him with no interruptions. I would highly recommend him to anyone.


Catherine Goodger

Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

Guests commented his classical music was outstanding. Very self-sufficient, inconspicuous but a lovely addition. Looked smart too!


Angela Gentleman

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria
5/5

Ed provided wonderful music for our pre-wedding get together. He is a very accomplished musician, he is totally professional as well as being a very nice young man. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is having an event of some kind...... just lovely! Angela and John Charlton


Andy Fisher

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire
5/5

Many thanks for making our special day go so well. You certainly went "the extra mile" during the ceremony filling in the 20 minutes. Thanks for playing our entry and exit music too. We had some really complimentary comments about your music and the fact it was nice to have some classical stuff in the background instead of "Disco".


    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
    • Cambridgeshire £282
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £234
    • Leicestershire £258
    • Lincolnshire £270
    • Northamptonshire £264
    • Nottinghamshire £258
    • Rutland £258
    North East
    • South Yorkshire £270
    North West
    • Cheshire £252
    • Cumbria £282
    • Lancashire £264
    • Manchester £258
    • Merseyside £258
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £270
    • Berkshire £282
    • Buckinghamshire £276
    • Hertfordshire £282
    • Oxfordshire £270
    Wales
    • Anglesey £276
    • Brecon £282
    • Caernarvonshire £276
    • Cardigan £276
    • Denbigh £258
    • Flint £258
    • Glamorgan £288
    • Monmouth £276
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £264
    • Herefordshire £264
    • Shropshire £234
    • Staffordshire £234
    • Warwickshire £258
    • Worcestershire £258

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    FAQs

    Can you suggest pieces for my wedding ceremony?
    Yes, I can suggest suitable pieces for your bridal procession, signing of the register and the recessional. I can also accommodate specific requests should you wish to have a special song played at any point during your wedding ceremony.

    Do you take requests?
    Yes, I can take requests prior to the event and arrange the song espcially for you if it is not already in my repertoire.

    Do you use amplification?
    Yes, I use the highest quality acoustic amplification which delivers a very natural sound and helps the sound of the guitar to be heard.  The volume is always kept to a reasonable level, allowing your guests to enjoy their conversations and the music.

    Can you play without amplification?
    Yes, however I would not recommend this for events requiring ambient/background music. The sound of the classical/acoustic guitar gets lost when it has to compete with even the smallest amount of noise. The only time it is possible to play without amplification is during the bridal procession and signing of the register, and even then I would advise using amplification if possible.

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