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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, and/or traditional flamenco.

Price from £195 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 30th June 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

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
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

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
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)
Mozart - Laudate Dominum
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
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

Alegrias Melocotones de Ronda
Alegrias en mi con silencio
Alegrias en la
Fandangos de Huelva
Granandinas Albacin
La Cana
Rumba del de nieve
Rumba Romanza
Zapateado para Bailer

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

“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

“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

“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

“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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Price from £195 + travel from Gloucestershire

Based on 1 person performing 1 x 60 minute set

  • Wales From £194
  • West Midlands From £259
  • East Midlands From £259
  • South East From £259
  • South West From £259
  • East of England From £323

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Full Biography

* Extensive repertoire performed from memory
* Offers performances of traditional flamenco, 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 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), and/or performance of popular classical pieces or a combination 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’s education and musical versatility have 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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