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Chris Bourne

Classical Guitarist based in Gloucestershire

Price from £191

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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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
More than a feeling - Boston
Nights in white satin - The Moody Blues
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 porAmor 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
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
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Rodrigo - Aranjuez mon amour
Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
Schubert - Ave Maria
Sor - Etude No.1
Sor - Etude No.5
Tchaikovsky - Theme from Swan Lake
Wagner - Bridal March

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

Christmas carols

Away in a manger
Christians awake
The Coventry carol
Cradled in a manger, meanly
Ding dong! Merrily on high
The first Nowell
For unto us a child is born
God rest ye, merry gentlemen
Good Christian men rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The herald angels sing
Here we come a-wassailing
The holly and the ivy
In the bleak midwinter
It came upon a midnight clear
Jingle bells
Little Jesus
O come all ye faithful
O little town of Bethlehem
Once in royal David’s city
Silent night
We three kings of Orient are
We wish you a merry Christmas
While shepherds watched their flocks by night

  • 20 years of performance experience with an extensive repertoire that is performed by memory
  • Offers performances of traditional flamenco, classical pieces by Spanish and South American composers, popular classical or a mix of any of the above
  • Fully self-contained with PAT tested amplification and public liability insurance

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Solo classical guitarist

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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