Wedding Guitarist / Solo Instrumental Guitarist
I am available for restaurant gigs and similar venues, and weddings (ceremony and/or reception), using Spanish and/or Steel String acoustic guitars with appropriate amplification. I play a mixture of pop, rock, jazz, flamenco, classical and traditional ceremonial music for weddings . Please click on the following links to hear examples:
Solo Guitar - Rumba - Flamenco: http://youtu.be/pKoR6ZK_sks
Alegrias & Zapateado - Flamenco: https://youtu.be/B-Z0tQlMuoQ
Verdiales - Flamenco: https://youtu.be/xDbBpT1HBpg
Romeo and Juliet: https://youtu.be/EEFzPjSpW4g
Solo Guitar - Nuages: http://youtu.be/cK1Cifeimf4
As Time Goes By: https://youtu.be/1c3GpX30ZwI
And I Love Her: https://youtu.be/1_ZHGwI4LUY
The Look of Love: https://youtu.be/in3-E8KEtu4
The Nicola Jayne March: https://youtu.be/5NN1Lo_N26s
Spanish Guitar with added Synth Guitar and Bass - Persephone: https://youtu.be/t2RuG3r80rc
Please contact me at email@example.com to discuss further.
Recent wedding ceremony performance on the tower of Malcesine Castle, Lake Garda, Italy:
Examples of music played at weddings: Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Adelita by Francisco Tarrega; Spring, Winter by Antonio Vivaldi; As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld (Casablanca); Nuages, Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt; TheLook of Love by Burt Bacharach; All My Loving, Something, And I Love Her, Michelle by The Beatles; Your Song by Elton John; Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze by J.S Bach; Pacabel's Canon; Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan (Adele); Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy; Cavatina by Stanley Myers (John Williams); Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie; Romance (anon.); Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota; Rain Song by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn (Midsummer Night's Dream); Angels by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers; Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez (Nat King Cole); Fields of Gold by Sting; Air and Hornpipe (Water Music) by G.F Handel; Prince of Denmark's March, Trumpet Tune by Jeremiah Clarke; Flamenco selection; Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz; Loving You by Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph; Mr Blue Sky by Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra); Rather Be, Symphony by Clean Bandit; The Nicola Jayne March by Chris Lea.
I am naturally happy to take on special favourites / requests.
"We hired Chris Lea to play the guitar during our wedding ceremony in Lake Garda, Italy. He was absolutely amazing - he really listened to what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble. He had great suggestions regarding style of music and we even walked down the aisle to one of his original wedding marches, which was beautiful. From classic, to flamenco and finishing up with a guitarist rendition of Pharrell William's 'Happy', we can safely say the quality and high standard of Chris's music really did tick all the boxes and made our ceremony even more special. The music wasn't just appreciated by us, as we had so many wonderful compliments from our guests too! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony extra special, we will always remember it 😊 kind regards,
Lucy and Graeme Barnes"
Restaurants and Other Events
Examples of music for restaurants and similar venues: Albatross by Fleetwood Mac; America by Bernstein; Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen; Chicatita by ABBA, Day in a Life, Here Comes The Sun, She's Leaving Home, Yesterday by The Beatles, Fragile by Sting; Cry Me A River by Arthur Hamilton (Julie London and Barney Kessel); Guitar Man by Bread; Hotel California by The Eagles; If You Go Away by Jacques Brel; I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin; Killing Me Softly by Charles Fox (Roberta Flack); Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues, Romeo and Juliet, Private Investigations by Dire Straits; Samba Pati by Santana; Scarborough Fair trad.arr by Simon and Garfunkel; Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Skyfall by Adele; Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin; Spectre/The Writing's on the Wall by Sam Smith; Life On Mars, Space Oddity by David Bowie; Stardust/Rule The World by Take That; Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd; Without You by Bad Finger (Harry Nilsson) and titles, classical and flamenco from above.
"Chris has been one of the resident hosts at The Ark Club (Acoustic Roots) in New Ash Green since it began in the early 2010s, and before that at its previous location in Horton Kirby. The role of the host is to perform at the beginning and key points of the evening and introduce other musicians’ floor spots. In doing so Chris performs his own material of original and folk based other songs, and usually incorporates Flamenco and other Spanish Guitar instrumentals in his set. Chris would be an excellent choice as a solo guitarist for restaurants and weddings.
Other Solo Projects
Orchestral music such as Hart of The Kingdom. (Yes that is Hart and not Heart).
Please click the following link for a listen.
Hart of the Kingdom : http://youtu.be/RtOX3KB1mMU