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Rob - Wedding Guitarist

Line-Up: 1 Acoustic Guitarist

Lead Vocals: Instrumental

Guide Price: £224

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Genre: Wedding Guitarist

Greater Manchester

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Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (It Must Be Love by Madness)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (Sexual Healing)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (Shape of You by Ed Sheeran)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (Time After Time by Cyndie Lauper)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (Umbrella by Rihanna)

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob (You've Got a Friend In Me, Toy Story)

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Based: Greater Manchester

Guide Price: £224

Genre: Wedding Guitarist

Line-Up: 1 Acoustic Guitarist

Lead Vocals: Instrumental

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About

Wedding Guitarist Hire Greater Manchester - Rob

Solo acoustic guitarist Rob, performs intimate well-crafted arrangements of favourite romantic and up-tempo songs. The inspiration comes from the traditional classical guitarist but focusing the repertoire on the  contemporary hits and the classic songs that most clients have grown up with and enjoy listening to today. Song choices focus on themes of love and happiness - care has been taken to avoid anything dark or serious,  keeping a feel-good theme throughout.

Arrangements are perfectly suited to creating lovely backdrop. They are unobtrusive whilst celebrating the song, interesting enough to listen to attentively and equally perfect for sitting in the background whilst guests chat. They are designed to work perfectly for wedding, wether it be in the ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast. The sets are equally ideal for other events including dinner parties, gala dinners, charity events and funerals.

Rob is a guitarist with many years performance experience in a range of different styles. He has a BA(Hons) degree in Popular Music and Recording and has played for clients for years as part of an acoustic jazz duo and in a function/party band as well as a solo guitarist. Additionally he has worked for years as a guitar tutor privately and in schools. Rob aims to couple excellent music with a professional approach and a high level of customer service and communication to help to make your event as special as possible.

Working With Rob

After booking, Rob will make contact with you at least a month before the event to fine-tune the arrangements. Here you can discuss timings, song choices and any logistical information. After this Rob will still be contactable should you have further questions. On the day he will arrive around an hour before he is due to start playing, giving enough time to set up equipment and then change into a suit for performance.

Please note that Rob's arrangements are instrumental, so there is no singing. Also due to the intimate nature of the arrangements it is perfect for creating a musical backdrop but not a suitable replacement for a band or DJ for a disco/dance type event.

Repertoire

Contemporary

Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
One Day Like This - Elbow
All of Me - John Legend Umbrella - Rihanna
All About You - McFly
Happy  - Pharrell Williams
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynn
Greatest Day - Take That Bang Bang - Jessie J
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Something Just Like This - Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Classic

Time After Time - Cyndie Lauper
It Must be Love  - Madness
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
When You Say Nothing at All - Ronan Keating
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Endless Love - Luther Vandross ft. Mariah Carey
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
All My Loving - The Beatles
Sally Cinnamon - The Stone Roses
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Close to You - The Carpenters
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
Never Had a Dream Come True - S Club 7
Harvest Moon - Neil Young

Film, TV & Musicals

You've Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman/Toy Story
Pure Imagination - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Let It Go - Idina Menzel/ Frozen
Harry Potter Theme
Peppa Pig Theme
Horrid Henry Theme
Beauty and the Beast (Tale as Old as Time)
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book

Vintage & Classical

Pachelbel's Cannon in D
At Last - Etta James
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
Bring Me Sunshine - Morecomb and Wise
As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra/ Casablanca

Testimonials

It was amazing having you play our wedding it really made the atmosphere magical. Thank you so much!Marie and Neil Jarvis

Having Rob play at our wedding was truly beautiful. He exceeded our expectations in every way and worked with us to make our day unique and special. Guests complemented the romantic atmosphere created by Rob from arrival and during the wedding breakfast. Nothing was ever too much for Rob and his friendly and flexible approach allowed us to select a set of instrumental music that was classic and modern. A real bonus as our guests have such varying music tastes so there really was something for everyone. Rob is a truly talented guitarist and we would highly recommend to anyone wanting to make their wedding or event magical. Rosheene & Christopher Crawley

I loved having Rob play at my daughter's wedding. Knowing him personally as a student I knew how accomplished a musician he was and was confident his passion for music would shine through. He did not disappoint. All the guests remarked at how good he was. His music was the perfect addition to my daughter's special day. I would highly recommend him to anybody else looking for a wedding guitarist.Stephen Coyne

Rob played solo at my wedding, his playing just added to a perfect day. His choice of songs, his delivery and his professionalism stood out. How I wish I had as much natural ability. I would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.Gwynfor Roberts

We hosted a small garden wedding for 50 people at our home. Rob was just the perfect musician for such an event. He played for the cocktail hour and dinner. Rob’s music created a beautiful atmosphere for the event. His sets included both classic and modern songs, all very much tied to the romance of the wedding. Rob is also a really lovely guy, very easy work with. I recommend him highly.Joyce White

Thanks very much for playing our birthday party last week. I wanted to write to say how much we all enjoyed the music you played from classic Sinatra to fantastic interpretations of modern songs. Each song was played with such passion and originality that you had our guests talking about the music for long into the night. The music was a perfect accompaniment to our garden cocktail party!Damian O' Doherty & Hannah Knox

Rob was absolutely brilliant. His act was the perfect chilled out start to the evening we were hoping for and he even managed to perform a special track which he had learned for the occasion. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob and found him a real pleasure to work with.Tina East - Party, Private Address

FAQ

We have a special song we would like played which isn't on your songlist, would you be able to do this?
Yes, Rob offers every client the option of choosing one song that he will arrange and perform free of charge. Ocassionally a song may not work well as a solo guitar piece, in which case he'll advise, but most things can be done.

Who chooses what songs are played and when?
This is up to you. Apart from the free choice of song, all songs played will be from the repertoire. Often clients want to specify certain songs from the repertoire they definitely want included or excluded from the day and request certain songs are played in a certain set. However Rob is happy with a client picking the exact setlist, leaving it up to his judgement, or anything inbetween.

What equipment is used and how does this affect set up time and space needed?
Rob comes with an acoustic guitar and a single 1000w speaker on a stand. This means the amount of space needed is quite minimal, just enough for Rob to sit on a chair with a speaker next to him. Set up time is quite quick meaning it's easy for Rob to move to different rooms or venues for different sets. The speaker allows the performance volume to be tailored to suit the event.

What does a wedding ceremony 'set' consist of?
If playing in a wedding ceremony, instead of a continuous 45 minutes, Rob will speak to you first about how best to do this. However, typically this can be playing for 15 minutes before the ceremony starts as guests settle, playing the bride's entrance music, playing during the signing of the register and finally providing the exit music.

If playing a wedding ceremony, can you then play the drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast?
The standard price for two sets would include playing in the wedding ceremony and drinks reception or the drink reception and wedding breakfast. Rob can perform in the ceremony and then the wedding breakfast for an additional small waiting fee to cover the time inbetween.There is also an option for three appearances if you want guitar music in the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.