Having spent my earlier years listening and learning from rock virtuosi like Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore
and Eddie Van Halen to name but a few as well as learning classical guitar having a great admiration of John
Williams and Julian Bream from a young age to the present day I became interested in jazz guitar at about 30 which some might
consider slightly late to get started in jazz. However my love for classical guitar remains while thesedays
I don't listen to rock any more, but do spend much time trying to add a slightly rockier touch to jazz
standards than those who may have been jazzers all their life.
My jazz guitar influences include Martin Taylor, Joe Pass, Mike Sterne, Pat Metheny & Pat Martino.
With just over 35 years guitar experience and a strong dedication to my art I play to a very high
standard and with a jazz baritone vocal believe I offer a unique act that will thrill guitar lovers
and those who like good old fashioned jazz standards. My solo jazz guitar/vocal show includes covers of the greats like Frank Sinatra,
Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald as well as instrumentals from Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck amongst others.
I use professionally made backing tracks and 50% of most songs include melodic guitar solos improvised
live by myself. And I do produce many of my own made backing tracks too particularly used in a separate
latin american jazz guitar show I have also.
I reside in the Manchester area of North West England so booking enquiries for either my solo jazz guitar
vocal act or classical guitar instrumental music would be very welcome. I'm available for live shows in
pubs, clubs, parties and private functions from weddings to retirement dos. My repertoire is quite vast
and can include numbers from Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow and many others. Would also travel
for the right booking fee on request.
So if its mellow guitar based jazz you are after to make your event go with a swing or quiet ambient
background classical guitar music for your restaurant or hotel then I could be the person you need.
35+ years playing experience!
Book me today for your venue/event.
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