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Repertoire

My repertoire is a carefully chosen selection of contemporary music - unique among 'classical' wedding guitarists - to cater for a wide range of tastes and age groups (with a little humour thrown in for good measure!). You'll find everything from romantic to rock 'n' roll, jazz standards, movie soundtracks and the odd classical piece.

Tried and tested over several hundred bookings, the arrangements are highly adaptable with the song list under constant development. Click HERE for a little guidance in choosing music for wedding ceremonies.

"... the Indiana Jones theme tune was a particular hit!"
"My friends were in tears to an acoustic version of Shake it Off!"
"We wanted something a little bit different ... great song choices that really reflected our style of day and our personalities..."

I use an electronic looper-sampler pedal to layer parts and incorporate a lot of live improvisation into my performance - while of course remaining faithful to the familiar melodies of the original. My style is perhaps best described as 'pseudo-classical' with a little jazz-blues influence. The list below represents my 'standard' set-list; additional requests may incur an extra charge (see FAQ).

Favourites

Get Lucky (Daft Punk) - Recent classic made in collaboration with prolific hit-maker Nile Rogers (2013)
Life on Mars (David Bowie) - Songwriting genius, and a real challenge to play (1971)
Is This Love? (Bob Marley) - Beautiful song, great for register signings and pre-ceremony (1978)
Top Gun Main Theme (Harold Faltermeyer) - I feel the need, the need for ... (1986)
Jurassic Park/Star Wars/Indiana Jones (John Williams) - Very popular movie themes (70s-90s)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck) - Best selling jazz single of all time (1959)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) - Big hit from the Ginger Ninja (2014)
Shake It Off/Blank Space (Taylor Swift) - Yes, really! (2014)
Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield) - Originally released 1970, sampled by Kanye West in 2006
I'm Still Standing (Elton John) - Yeah yeah, yeah... (1983)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra) - first recorded in 1954, best known version by Sinatra ten years later
Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield) - Originally released 1970, sampled by Kanye West in 2006
Let's Stay Together (Al Green) - 60th greatest song of all time according to Rolling Stone (1971)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson) - Motown classic, perfect for the recessional (1967)
Highway to Hell (ACDC) - Classic rock! (1979)

Recent (2000 onwards)

One Kiss (Dua Lipa) - Collaboration with Calvin Harris (2018)
Symphony (Clean Bandit w/Zara Larsson) - Prolific band's third UK number one (2017)
Havana (Camilla Cabello) - Just in case you haven't heard it enough times (2017)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) - Big hit from the Ginger Ninja (2014)
All of Me (John Legend) - Third best-selling song of the year (2014)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse) - Originally by the Zutons (2006)
Breakdown/Better Together (Jack Johnson) - Nice chilled tunes from the ‘In Between Dreams’ album (2005)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) - hugely successful summer hit (2005)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele) - Written by Dylan (1997) famously covered by Adele (2008)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) - Britain's best selling single of 2006 (2005)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk) - Recent classic made in collaboration with prolific hit-maker Nile Rogers (2013)
Happy (Pharrell Williams) - Pharrell Williams' solo effort (2014)
Ho Hey (Lumineers) - The chorus is great for bride/groom exit (2013)
How Long Will I Love You? (Ellie Goulding) - Works well for aisle walks and register signings (2013)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon) - One of the biggest bands of recent recent times (2008)
Shake It Off/Blank Space (Taylor Swift) - Yes, really! (2014)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) - Their biggest success (2005)
One Hand in My Pocket (Alanis Morissette) - Single from Jagged Little Pill (1995)

1980's-90's

Nobody Does it Better (Carly Simon) - Great Bond theme! (1997)
Scar Tissue (Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Was it really this long ago?! (1999)
Careless Whisper (George Michael) - One for the ladies... erm... RIP George (1984)
Purple Rain (Prince) - The late Purple One's biggest hit, also RIP 2016! (1984)
Your Love Gets Sweeter everyday (Finlay Quaye) - Lovely song, so simple! (1998)
Fields of Gold (Sting and Eva Cassidy versions) - Often requested for ceremonies (1993)
Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) - From the film Back to the Future (1985)
Kiss (Prince) - You don't have to be beautiful... (1986)
I'm Still Standing (Elton John) - Yeah yeah, yeah... (1983)
Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins) - From Top Gun (1986)
Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson) - I'm gonna make that change, chaamone! (1987)

50's, 60's, 70's

Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) - Hard to beat (1978)
California Dreamin' (Mamas & Papas) - Classic pop from (1965) #89 in Rolling Stone's list of 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time'
It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones) - Originally intended for Sandie Shaw, recorded by a then-unknown Tom Jones (1965)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck) - Best selling jazz single of all time (1959)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks) - Ray Davies' classic was originally called 'Liverpool Sunset' (1967)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley) - "Old pirates yes they rob I, sold I to the merchant ships" (1979)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) - Classic Pink Floyd anthem from album of the same name (1975)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Carole King) - Covered multiple times, from the album 'Tapestry' (1971)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra) - first recorded in 1954, best known version by Sinatra ten years later
Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield) - Originally released 1970, sampled by Kanye West in 2006
Let's Stay Together (Al Green) - 60th greatest song of all time according to Rolling Stone (1971)
Albatross (Peter Green) - Instrumental, famously used by Marks & Spencer in TV ads (1968)
Layla (Eric Clapton) - Guitar anthem released under Derek and the Dominos (1970)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire) - Disco classic! (1978)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson) - Motown classic, perfect for the recessional (1967)
All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix) - One of his best known masterpieces, a Bob Dylan cover (1965)
Life on Mars (David Bowie) - Songwriting genius, and a real challenge to play (1971)
Is This Love? (Bob Marley) - Beautiful song, great for register signings and pre-ceremony (1978)
In My Life (Beatles) - The less obvious, understated Beatles choice from Rubber Soul (1965)
Highway to Hell (ACDC) - Classic rock! (1979)
You've Got a Friend (James Taylor) - Best known version of this Carole King song (1971)
We Have All the Time in the World (Louis Armstrong) - This is actually a bond theme! (1969)
Black Magic Woman (Peter Green/Santana) - Classic blues from Peter Green (1968), made famous by Santana (1970)
Jessica (Allman Brothers) - Theme tune to TV's top gear (1971)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Rolling Stones) - Everybody loves the Stones (1969)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding) - I know this bay very well having lived in San Francisco myself! (1968)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (Mamas & Papas) - Actually a cover, originally written in the thirties (1968)
God Only Knows (Beach Boys) - Brian Wilson & Co. at their finest (1966)
The Girl from Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - The full Brazilian (1963)

TV & Movie Themes

Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Rocky, Superman, ET, Kill Bill, Top Gun, Jurassic Park, Last of the Mohicans, Match of the Day, Neighbours, Black Beauty.

Other various

I can also play the traditional Bridal Chorus 'Here Comes the Bride' by Wagner and Pachelbel's Canon.

The above selection is based on the most obvious, popular choices across pop, jazz and rock - I can play lots more by artists such as Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Flight of the Conchords, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and even Rage Against the Machine if you fancy something a bit different! I'm very open to learning quirky versions of songs so don't be afraid to ask. Film themes such as Indiana Jones, Rocky, Top Gun and Star Wars are always popular - not to mention the title music to Match of the Day and Black Beauty!