John is an experienced professional musician with a Masters degree at distinction level in classical guitar.
John has performed internationally as a soloist and in various bands and places including America, Canada and Poland as well as playing regular tours of Western Europe and the UK. John has a repertoire of beautiful music appropriate for weddings, dinners, parties and other events.
John can perform up to 2 hours of live music and comes self-contained with an amplifier and can set-up quickly, which makes him an ideal choice when booking for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception.
Although John is based primarily in Somerset, he is able to travel to many venues across the South.
John has performed at a host of prestigious venues and events, including:
Kings Place, London
Stagecoach Festival, California
The Sage, Gateshead
St Georges, Bristol
Highclere Castle, Berkshire
Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda) Albeniz - Granada Barrios - La Catedral suite Barrios - Julia Florida Brouwer - Berceuse Lauro - El Negrito Moreno Torroba - Sonatina Pernambuco - Sons De Carrilhoes Piazzolla - Libertango Tarrega - Recuerdos De La Alhambra Tarrega - Capricio Arabe Tarrega - Gran Vals Tarrega - Adelita Tarrega - Lagrima Villa-Lobos - Choro No.1 Villa-Lobos - Prelude No. 1 Anon - Romance (Jeux Interdites)
Bach - Sarabande & Double from Partita I for Unaccompanied Violin Bach - Prelude in D from Cello Suite No.1 Lindsey-Clark - Prelude & Recollection Waltz Pachelbel - Canon in D Rodrigo - Adagio from Concerto D’Aranjuez Ryan - Birds Flew Over The Spire Satie - Gymnopedie No.1 Sor - Etude No.1 Sor - Etude No.5 Wagner - Wedding March
ABBA - Winner Takes It All H Arlen – Somewhere Over The Rainbow Beatles - Here Comes The Sun Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud Myers - Cavatina
“"Playing to a large audience in Bristol Cathedral, John captivated with his elegant and stylish music-making, blending the familiar with the contemporary. His own enjoyment was shared by all who heard him, and we look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future".”Mark Lee, Master of the Choristers & Organist at Bristol Cathedral
“John is a talent. He played at a special event we held in the spring, and everyone thought he was wonderful. Accomplished and professional.”Camilla Johns - Corporate Event, Wiltshire Music Centre.
“John played beautifully at our corporate dinner party! We would strongly suggest him to anyone holding an event! Thank you again to John and everyone there at Tailored Entertainment. Best Wishes”Julie Berkshire – Corporate, Cadbury Court, Somerset
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.