Thursday, December 03, 2009

Live music for events

If you're looking for live music for any event, party or wedding etc I can provide any of the following:

JAZZ- As a solo guitarist or as part a band jazz is perfect for background music to add a touch of class and fun to your event. This will music will be a mix of swing, ballads and bossa nova (Latin style)by songwriters including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and made famous by artists such as Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Jazz demo track listings:

Trio (Guitar, Bass, Drums)- All the things, Dr G (original tune), Body & Soul and St Thomas.
Solo Guitar Misty, Tenderly, Black Orpheus, Have you met Miss Jones.
Quintet (Sax, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass & Drums) - Bossa Nova Latin music
Quintet Swinging blues
Duo (Sax & Guitar) - In a Sentimental Mood

SPANISH / CLASSICAL GUITAR - also best for background music. A lot of the classical guitar repertoire is tradtionally Spanish so there is a lot of crossover between these styles.
Latin and Brazilian music works well on the classical guitar to add a some chilled out Bossa Nova rhythms to the mix.
Latin demo tracks are:
One Note Samba (Jobim), Wave (Jobim), Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben)

Solo classical guitar can add a real sense of romance to your event and is ideal for a wedding ceremony, or as background music during any reception. The music would be a mix of light classical, traditional Spanish and Flamenco music including pieces by Bach, Albeniz, Carcassi, Tarrega and Sor amongst many others.
Classical demo contains excerpts from the following:
Prelude in D (Bach), Romance (Traditional Spanish), Dedicatoria (Granados), Bouree 1 (Bach), The Deer Hunter (Myers).

BLUES BAND- great for parties where fun and dancing is a must!

A mix of blues, boogie and rock and roll music.
Goto the Dudlow Joe Website to get the full lowdown on the this band, or use the player below to hear a couple of tracks.

  • Questions you might have:

  • What's the booking procedure?
    Details we will need from you include a proposed date, times, an approximate number of guests we will be playing to and the sort of live music you would like. I will give you a quote and when that's agreed I will forward a short contract to confirm details of the venue, date, time, music, playing times and fee.

    How much does it cost?

    Fees start from around £55 per musician, but please contact me for an accurate quote. If you're on a tight budget tell me what you can spend and I'll tell you what's possible. There are often ways of keeping costs down, and if I can't help you I may be able to direct you to someone who can.

    Do you bring all your own equipment?
    Yes – we bring all the instruments and amplification. We just need a power supply. We can also bring stage lighting if you request it at the time of booking.

    How long do you play for?

    As long or as short as you want, but typically two or sometimes three sets of 45 minutes with breaks in between.

    Will you play outside?

    As long as we’re protected from the weather – including sunshine. A small gazebo is usually fine.

    How far will you travel?

    We're based in Bath in the West Country and will usually travel up to around 50 miles. The further we have to travel the more we will charge.

    Do you do requests?
    If there is a song that you would really like to have played then please let us know at least a few days BEFORE the event. Generally we don't do requests on the day (unless we know them!)

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