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Chris Bourne

Chris is a highly experienced classical guitarist with over 20 years of experience. His playing style is suitable for many kinds of event where you may require romantic and soothing Spanish and South American sounds, pop and classic rock and/or traditional flamenco.

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Set List / Repertoire

Classic Pop and Rock songs arranged for Classical Guitar
Don't fear the reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
(Everything I do) I do it for you - Bryan Adams
Fields of Gold - Sting
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hotel California - Eagles
House of the rising sun - The Animals
In my life - The Beatles
I will always love you - Whitney Houston (Dolly Parton)
Let it be - The Beatles
Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
More than a feeling - Boston
Nights in white satin - The Moody Blues
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You've got a friend - James Taylor (Carole King)

Spanish/South American Classical

Albeniz - Asturias
Albeniz - Tango
Barrios - Una Limosnita por Amor de Dios
Brouwer - Etude No.1
Calatuyud - Cancion de Cuna
Calatuyud - Bolero
Calatuyud - Vals
Calatuyud - Bulerias
Moreno-Torroba - Arada
Moreno-Torroba - Nocturno
Pernambuco - Sons de Carrilhoes
Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel
Romero - Soleares
Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Tarrega - Adelita
Tarrega - Lagrima
Villas Lobos - Choros No.1
Villas Lobos - Prelude No.1
Villas Lobos - Prelude No.2

Classical
Anon - Romanza
Bach - Air on a G string
Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No.1
Bach - Prelude in D Minor
Bach - Bouree in E minor
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Brahms - Lullaby
Chopin - Prelude No.7
Dvorak - Theme from New World Symphony
Grieg - Morning (Peer Gynt)
Guiliani - Sonata, Op.15, !st Mvmt, Allegro Spiritoso
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (extract)
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Rodrigo - Aranjuez mon amour
Ryan - Birds Flew Over the Spire
Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
Schubert - Ave Maria
Sor - Etude No.1
Sor - Etude No.5
Tchaikovsky - Theme from Swan Lake

Flamenco
Alegrias
Alegrias Melocotones de Ronda
Alegrias en mi con silencio
Alegrias en la
Cantina
Carcelero
Fandangos de Huelva
Farruca
Garotin
Granandinas Albacin
Granadinas
Guajira
La Cana
Malaguenas
Sevillanas
Solea
Rumba del de nieve
Rumba Romanza
Tangos
Tientos
Zapateado para Bailer
Zapateado
Zorongo

17 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Just what we wanted for the party

5 stars - Chris Bourne are Highly Recommended booked Chris Bourne for their event in Shropshire January 2020

“Chris was perfect and the music was just what we wanted for the party on Saturday night. He communicated with us direct in the weeks before the party. 5 stars all the way. Thank you for all your help.”


Extremely professional!

5 stars - Chris Bourne are Highly Recommended booked Chris Bourne for their Wedding August 2019

“Beautiful guitar playing. Chris was extremely professional and made the whole ambiance of that part of the day amazing. So thank you so much.”


Great guitarist and a lovely man

5 stars - Chris Bourne are Highly Recommended booked Chris Bourne for their Wedding in Gloucestershire August 2019

“Chris played at our wedding in Cotswolds and it was just great. Not only Chris learned couple of additional pieces and played them really well, he performed with my friend and rehearsed with her over Skype before the event. He was also punctual, always responding in good time, very forthcoming and just a nice person to deal with. Everyone loved it! I also loved walking down the aisle to the sounds of Chris's guitar. Very emotional. Thank you Chris!”


Couldn't have been more perfect!

5 stars - Chris Bourne are Highly Recommended booked Chris Bourne for their Wedding August 2019

“Chris performed at our wedding during the ceremony and drinks reception and it couldn't have been more perfect! He helped to make our day so special. He is very professional, friendly and approachable. He went above and beyond, learning new material just for us, to make our day perfect. We can't thank him enough and highly recommend him to everyone! If you book Chris for your wedding or any other event, you certainly won't be disappointed. Thank you so much, Chris.”


I would book him again!

5 stars - Chris Bourne are Highly Recommended booked Chris Bourne for their event April 2019

“First and foremost, Chris's playing abilities were great as many of our family also play guitars I was keen to have someone accomplished. He played at my birthday party in a nice hotel alongside afternoon tea and many guests said how lovely it was. I would book him again. He was helpful, answered emails on time, was pleasant and I am thinking about when I can have another party so I can get him to come and play!”

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Prices

Price from £195 + travel from Gloucestershire

Based on 1 person performing 1 x 60 minute set

  • Wales From £194
  • West Midlands From £259
  • South East From £259
  • South West From £259
  • East Midlands From £259
  • East of England From £323
  • Northern Ireland From £349
  • Republic of Ireland From £349
  • International From £414

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Highlights
* Extensive repertoire performed from memory
* Offers performances of traditional flamenco, classic pop and rock songs, classical pieces by Spanish and South American composers, popular classical or a mix of any of the above
* 20 years of performance experience
* Fully self-contained with PAT tested amplification and public liability insurance

As a classical guitarist Chris is available for weddings, functions and events. His extensive repertoire includes classic pop and rock songs, traditional flamenco and classical guitar pieces composed by Spanish and South American composers. Chris also provides performances of popular classical guitar pieces by composers such as Bach, Guiliani and Sor creating an elegant and romantic atmosphere for any event.

For your event you can choose between a performance of music purely by Spanish composers (including flamenco), classic pop and rock songs arranged for classical guitar, a performance of popular classical pieces or a combination of any of the above.

Chris started playing guitar aged 13 and studied blues, classical, rock and jazz before training at Goldsmiths College London achieving a BMus Honours Degree and an MMus  Masters Degree in Studio Composition. He now has 20 years of performance experience in a variety of musical contexts.

Chris’ education and musical versatility has enabled him to forge a career as a performer, composer and teacher. As a composer Chris’ music theatre works have been performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and his film soundtracks have been shown at numerous international film festivals. As a professional guitar teacher Chris teaches all styles of music, composition and music theory. As a performer Chris currently can be seen as a solo Spanish guitarist and as the lead guitarist in a Blues/Americana/Soul band.

Bristol based, Chris travels to perform throughout the South West, the South East, the Midlands and South Wales. He is always punctual, well presented and thoroughly professional.

Previous performances include:
Union Chapel, Islington
Buxton Fringe Festival
Peepul Centre, Leicester
Machynys Golf Club, Llanelli
The Bluebell Hotel, Neath
The Unitarian Meeting Hall, Bristol
The Limes Country Lodge, Earlswood
Manor Hill House, Bromsgrove
Mr Wolf’s, Bristol
Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, Castle Combe, Wiltshire
Moreish Restaurant, Bristol
Oldwalls, Gower
La Tomatina, Bristol
St. Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry
Beau Castle, Worcestershire
Woodside, Kenilworth
Stone Manor Hotel, Nr Kidderminster
Piccolino Restaurant, Bristol
Squirrels Dray, Lichfield
Grand Central Station, Loughborough

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