Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley

Versatile and talented young guitarist Stephen Stanley is available for private parties, weddings and corporate events. His vast and varied repertoire covers Classical, Spanish, Romantic and Popular music.

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Set List / Repertoire

Pop music from 1950 to present day…
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane / Lilly Allen
You're in My Heart - Rod Stewart
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Paradise – Coldplay
Make you feel my love – Adele
Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
One Day Like This – Elbow
She’s the One – Robbie Williams
Here, There and Everywhere, Something, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, In my Life, Hey Jude, Let it Be, Norwegian Wood, With a Little Help From my Friends, Yesterday - The Beatles
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
God only Knows – The Beach Boys
Thinking of You – Paul Weller
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Love is Like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton
With or Without You – U2
The Prayer – Celine Dion
Your Song – Elton John
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
You're My World - Cilla Black
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Killing me Softly – Roberta Flack
Loving You – Minnie Ripperton
All of Me - John Legend
Annie's Song - John Denver

Jazz standards, film themes and traditional…
La Vie en Rose -
Theme from Black Beauty
Cavatine - Theme from the Deer Hunter
Storybook Theme (From The Princess Bride) – Mark Knoffler
Glasgow Love Theme - From Love Actually?
Summertime – Gershwin
Somethin’ Stupid – C. Carson Parks
Over the Rainbow – from Wizard of Oz
Blue Moon – Rodgers and Hart
Night and Day – Cole Porter
Moon River – Mancini/Mercer
When the Saints go Marching in, Glory Hallelujah, O Susanna, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Scarborough Fair, Amazing Grace – Trad.

Popular Classics...
Bridal March – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Air on a G string – J.S.Bach
Prelude in D major for Cello – J.S.Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
Romanza – Anon
Cavatina – Stanley Myers
Greensleeves – Anon
Lettres – Roland Dyens
Birds Flew Over the Spire - Gary Ryan
Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) – Wagner
Ave Maria – Schubert
Joyful, joyful we adore the (From the 9th Symphony) – Beethoven
Wedding March – Mendlesshon
Clarinet Concerto in C (Slow movement) – Mozart

Spanish, Latin and Classical Guitar music...
Tango – Albeniz
Canarios – Gaspar Sanz
La Gatica, El Negrito, Vals Venezuelos - Lauro
El Testament De ‘Amelia – Anon
En Noi De La Mare – Llobet
Studies and Preludes, Choros,
Suite Populaire Bresilienne – Villa-Lobos
Sound of Bells – Pernambuco
Um Dia de Noviembro, Berceuse – Leo Brouwer
Twilight – Kotaro Oshio
Sonata in A major – Scarlatti
D minor Prelude, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S.Bach
A large selection of works in the classical style by Carulli, Guiliani and Sor - (too many to list!)
Al Malvina – Mertz
Mazurka, Recuerdos de La Alhambra, Marieta, Lagrima, Adelita, Capricho Arabe – by Tarrega
Pavane – Ravel
Sicilienne – Faure
Pieces by John Dowland including ‘Fortune My Foe ‘, ‘Melancholy Galliard’ and ‘Lachrimae Pavane’
Aria con variazioni – Frescobaldi
Greensleeves – Cutting
Pavana – Gaspar Sanz
Merry Melanchollie – Thomas Robinson
The Sinckpace Galliarde – Willam Ballet
Passacaille, Folias and Canarios – Sanz
Passacaille – Weiss
Petite Suite in Re Minor – de Visee

Deck The Halls
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Here We Come A Wassailing
The Holly And The Ivy
The Coventry Carol
Silent Night
Away In A Manger
The First Nowell
Good King Wenceslas
O Come All Ye Faithful
Once In Royal David's City
Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
Let It Snow
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Full Biography

* Young and stylish performer
* High level education pedigree
* Able to learn a special song for small fee
* Huge repertoire of music from period music to Spanish and Latin to Modern hits like the Beatles
* Fully self-contained with compact PA system
* Previous clients include many international audiences in the spiritual home of the guitar Andalucía and satisfied audiences at home in the UK
* Can tailor set list and costume for specific requirements/themes
* Available UK wide

Please note: Stephen Stanley is available to perform on New Years Eve (see booking options for more details).

As a classical guitarist Stephen specialises in the suave and romantic style of Spanish classical music but also has an interest in early music from England and he has been recognised as an expert and sensitive performer of guitar arrangements of John Dowland’s lute works. While being able to perform exclusive and rare works of classical music Stephen also covers all the popular classics and many hits from the 20th (and 21st) Century.

Stephen has been playing the guitar since he was ten and has spent his life to date honing his skills as a performer. A specialist in classical and Spanish guitar styles he can draw from a huge repertoire of pieces ranging from Elizabethan dances to Classical sonatas Romantic ballads and 20th century standards. His mastery of the guitar also means he is able to arrange and prepare almost any modern pop song by request (given some notice!) which can then be performed at your function.

Stephen began guitar lessons at the relatively late age of thirteen but quickly progressed through the grades astonishingly reaching grade 8 just four years later before going on to study music at the University of Liverpool. On graduating he moved to Spain where for the next year he studied the guitar in its true spiritual home – Andalucía – travelling around the south of Spain holding recitals busking and playing in bars and restaurants. This proved to be a real Baptism of fire as he found the Spanish people both appreciative and critical which meant he really had to be on the top of his game!

On return to the UK Stephen set up his private teaching practice in Merseyside where he shared his love for the guitar while continuing his performing work. During this time he began working with local bands playing a range of indie and country music on tour and in the studio. He now divides his time between playing in a country rock duo a live electronic dance band and his solo classical performances – a truly versatile performer!

All this means that whatever your musical needs Stephen is sure to perform beautifully elegant and refined music to help make your event extra special.


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Stephen Stanley - Classical Guitar

Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets

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Wedding Ceremony & 2 x 45 minute sets

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Price from £261 + travel from Merseyside

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • East Midlands From £261
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £261
  • North West From £296
  • West Midlands From £296
  • Wales From £313
  • East of England From £359
  • North East From £359
  • South East From £375
  • South West From £375

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42 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Beautiful guitar playing added magic to our big day.

5 stars - Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley are Highly Recommended
booked Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley for their Wedding in Lancashire August 2023

“Prior to our wedding day, we gave him a few songs we would like played on the day. Communication was easy and Scott responded promptly. On the day he arrived on time and was well-dressed and polite. His guitar playing was fantastic! He performed a mixture of classical and modern songs at our drinks reception and during our wedding breakfast. His guitar playing was beautiful, light and added a magical feel to the day. Many of our guests commented on how good he was. The beautiful Romanza made me fill with tears. Thank you!”

Beautiful music for our ceremony

5 stars - Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley are Highly Recommended
booked Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley for their Wedding in North Yorkshire

“Amazing, romantic music for our ceremony and a truly lovely guy. Thank you so much for making the most important part of our day so special. The playlist was compiled perfectly and the extended entrance song was much appreciated. It created the most beautiful atmosphere.”

We loved your music on the day

5 stars - Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley are Highly Recommended
booked Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley for their Wedding at Avenham Park Pavilion in Lancashire

“We'd just like to send you a very belated note of thanks for your fantastic performance on our wedding day on 23rd June. We didn't want you to think we'd forgotten, we just jetted off on the first leg of a two-part honeymoon the day after, so we're only now finally home and back in the real world to start catching up on all the thank yous! We loved your music on the day and we've had some really positive comments about your sound from our guests too. My uncle is a music journalist (he writes for some really niche publications reviewing sound systems at gigs!) so he hears all sorts of artists all the time - as well as fancying himself as a front man of a band - and he was raving about your skills, so I guess his is the most educated knowledge out of all of our guests! We would definitely recommend you to anyone else planning a wedding any time soon, especially after the great gesture of giving Gemma's grandma a lift(!), so are there any particular sites on which you'd like us to leave ...”

Having Stephen there performing in the background made it extra special.

5 stars - Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley are Highly Recommended
booked Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley for their Wedding in Nottinghamshire

“Having seen Stephen perform at another venue and on hearing his performance, we had to book him for our daughters wedding celebration on the 2nd of June 2918. He added so much more to our celebration for the pre dinner drinks, and we had some lovely feedback about him. I believe a close friend will be booking him next year for their 60th birthday celebration - thankyou”

Helped pull off the best wedding surprise...

5 stars - Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley are Highly Recommended
booked Classical Guitarist Stephen Stanley for their Wedding in North Yorkshire

“Stephen (Scott) was really lovely and helped me deliver a great surprise to my bride on our wedding day. Scott learnt and played my wife’s favourite song as she walked down the aisle and I will be forever grateful for that beautiful moment. Although we didn’t get to hear too much more as we were having some photos taken, the rest of our guests did say his music was a lovely addition to the drinks reception. Before and after the event Scott was prompt and professional and would highly recommend him.”

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