Duncan - Classical Guitar

Duncan - Classical Guitar - Classical Guitar in Brighton

Key Info

Based: Brighton

Guide Price: £325

Genre: Classical Guitar

Lead Vocals: Instrumental

About

Duncan is a Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist who plays a wide variety of instrumental arrangements of well known songs, ranging from 1950s classics to modern day chart hits. As a polished, professional, self contained act, Duncan adds the perfect ambiance to any event, including weddings, corporate, parties and functions. His repertoire covers many genres and with an inexhaustible knowledge of music, new and old, he can provide a bespoke combination of classical and contemporary styles. With so much variety to his repertoire he really can provide something for everyone. In addition to his fingerstyle arrangements, Duncan also used a loop pedal which enables him to make fuller sounding, upbeat tracks and improvisations.

He has a vast experience in the the music industry as a performer, teacher, composer and session musician. He has played at some of the best wedding venues in the country, as well as in some of the UK's most iconic buildings including London's Gherkin and O2 arena. He also has experience playing abroad, including contracts with award winning cruise liners. As well as playing solo, Duncan has worked with some of the best bands in the South and has supported some legendary artists including the Brand New Heavies and Californian Funk masters Breakestra.

Duncan uses top quality equipment to provide the best sound and has a variety of different set ups for all audience sizes. All of his equipment is PAT tested, and he has Public Liability Insurance. He is always willing to personalise his sets around your requirements and loves to learn special requests. He also performs as part of an acoustic duo so can provide a vocalist when requested. Based in the South-East, Duncan can travel UK wide and internationally on request.

Repertoire

Pop / Rock 20th Century

At Last - Eta James
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blowing In The Wind - Bob Dylon
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - UB40
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Close To You - The Carpenters
Dance Magic Dance - David Bowie
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - Ray Davis
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Father And Son - Cat Stevens
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
I Would Do Anything For Love - Meatloaf
Imagine - John Lennon
I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
Knights In White Satin - Justin Hayward
Lean On Me  - Bill Withers
Let It Be - The Beatles
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Really Hurst Without You - Billy Ocean
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
More Than Words - Extreme
People Get Ready  - Eva Cassidy
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Red Red Wine - UB40
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Santeria - Sublime
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Signe - Eric Clapton
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Something - The Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow  - Eva Cassidy
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Streets Of London - Ralph Mctell
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
The Boxer - Paul Simon
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Time After Time  - Eva Cassidy
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wonderful Tonight  - Eric Clapton
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
You've Got A Friend  - Carole King

Pop / Rock 21st Century

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Budapest - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Love - Michael Buble
Feel My Love - Adele
Free Fallin - John Mayer
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Hold Back The River - James Bay
I Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let Her Go - Passenger
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
No One - Alicia Keys
Noughties Pop Medley - Duncan Howlett
Old Pine - Ben Howard
Perfect - Pink
Pricetag - Jessie J
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café Del Mar

Disco / Dance / Club

90s Dance Music Medley  - Various
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Diggin On James Brown - Tower Of Power
Freak Out - Chic
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Can't Feel My Face When I'm With You - The Weeknd
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jump To The Beat - Stacy Lattisaw
Let Me Be Your Fantasy - Baby D
No Limit - 2 Unlimited
Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café Del Mar

Jazz / Blues

Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone
Jazz And Blues Improvisations - Duncan Howlett
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Nobody Knows You When Your Down And Out - Eric Clapton
Ronnie Jordan Jam  - Duncan Howlett
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Wayfaring Stranger - Eva Cassidy

Guitar Masters

Afraid To Dance - Don Ross
Angelina - Tommy Emmanuel
Blue Moon - Tommy Emmanuel
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Duelling Banjos - Deliverance
House Of The Rising Sun - Tommy Emmanuel
Jump - Eric Roche
Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel

Classical / Spanish

Allemande - John Dowland
Canon In D - Pachelbel
El Toro - Duncan Howlett
Greensleeves - Traditional
Pamplona  - Duncan Howlett
Roberts Rag  - Geof Edge
Romanza - Traditional
Scarborough Fair  - Traditional
Studies - Fernando Carulli
Studies - Fernando Sor
Study In Am - Carcassi
The Godfather Waltz - Nino Rota

Original Compositions

Brand New Day  - Duncan Howlett
El Toro - Duncan Howlett
Pamplona  - Duncan Howlett
Ronnie Jordan Jam  - Duncan Howlett
Sarahs Dance - Duncan Howlett
Whilst You Were Away  - Duncan Howlett

Folk / Traditional

Amazing Grace - Traditional
Blooming Heather - Kate Rusby
God Save The Queen - Traditional
Happy Birthday - Traditional
Here Comes The Bride - Traditional
The Wild Rover - Traditional
This Is The Life - Amy Macdonald
Underneath The Stars - Kate Rusby

Christmas

Deck The Halls - Traditional
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Traditional
Frosty The Snowman - Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Let It Snow - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
O Christmas Tree - Traditional
O Come All Ye Faithful - Traditional
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Traditional
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Haven Gillespie/Fred Coot
Silent Night - Traditional
Stay Another Day - East 17
We Wish You A Mery Christmas - Traditional
White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Testimonials

“We were so pleased we booked Duncan. He's brilliant at what he does and it really added to the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the day, we wished we had booked him for longer! He was also so friendly, a real pleasure to have at our wedding. Please pass on our thanks to him and thanks for helping us booking him.”Sophie Davis - Wedding, Preston Court, Canterbury, Kent

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?
30 minutes.

What time do you play?
Any time to suit you, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, over a maximum of 4 hours on site.

How long do you play for?
Up to 2 hours, split in to sets as required.

Do you have your own amplification?
Yes – all included in the price.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes.

Will you perform a special request?
Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice John can perform a special request for you.

How much space do you require?
Just enough for chair and a small amp.

How much power do you require?
1 x 13 amp socket.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Soft drinks are always much appreciated & for longer days a meal would be great but this is not essential.

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