David Matthews

A seasoned Jazz & Classical Guitarist with previous clients including Maserati, Rolls Royce, Cheltenham Film Studios & more! Performing from a repertoire of Jazz, Popular & Classical music, David Matthews will be able to tailor his set to suit any occasion.

Price from £353 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

Please note that this is just a sample repertoire.

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Yesterday (Paul McCartney)
Killing me softly (Roberta Flack)
Don’t know why – Norah Jones (Harris)

Jazz standards
On the sunny side of the street (McHugh)
All the things you are (Kern)
Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael)
Stella by starlight (Young)
My Romance (Rogers)
Out of Nowhere (Green)
When Sunny Gets Blue (Segal)
They can’t take that away from me (Gershwin)
Darn That Dream (Van Heusen)
Beautiful Love (Young)
Gee baby ain’t I good to you (Razaf)
Here’s that rainy day (Van Heusen)
Fly me to the moon (Howard)
Just friends (Klenner)
Someday my prince will come (Morey)
Autumn Leaves (Mercer)
Have you met miss jones (Rogers)
Satin Doll (Ellington)
All of Me (Marks)
How high the moon (Lewis)
Body and Soul (Green)
I’m old fashioned (Kern)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn)
Sweet Lorraine (Burwell)
Don’t get around much anymore (Ellington)
Someone to watch over me (Gershwin)
ThereWill Never Be Another You (Warren)
Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller)
Almost Like Being In Love (Loewe)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson)
The Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini)
Embraceable You (Gershwin)
Night and Day (Gershwin)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Misty (Garner)
Don't Get Around Much Any More (Ellington)
Tangerine (Schertzinger)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Sweet Lorraine (Burwell)
When Sunny Gets Blue (Fisher)

Classical and South American
Various Bach!
Torraba - Sonatina, Jerigonza
Hommage a Tarrega
Pernambuco - Sons de Carilhoes
Barrios - Waltz 1,3 
Sor -Les Adieus 
Montoya - El Roble
Ferrer - Nostalgia 
Carcassi -Allegretto, Menuet, Caprice 
Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra, 
Capricio Arabe, Adelita
Villa Lobos – Choro No.1
Suite Populaire Bresilienne
Guinga - Senhorinha
Dyens - Tango en Skai
Piazolla – Milonga del Angel, Verano Porteno
Bonfa – Manha de Carnaval,  A Chuva Suave
Jobim – Chega de Saudade
Pujol – Cinq Preludes
Myers - Cavatina
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Debussy - Clare dear Lune
Various other classics!

Full Biography

* Experienced performer in a number of genres
* Wealth of experience at prestigious venues
* Suitable for small or large events
* Special request songs learned
* Huge song list
* A tasteful mix of classical, jazz and popular music
* Excellent value for money

David Matthews is a seasoned performer with over 15 years experience. He has played at numerous clubs, festivals, functions and shows throughout the UK and in France, as well as appearing alongside the likes of Bobby Wellins, Selina Jones, JTQ, Rose Royce, and the Royal Marines Big Band.

David has performed in prestigious venues including Blenheim Palace, Goodwood House, The London Boat Show, Café De Paris, Kensington Roof Gardens and The Natural History Museum.

Past corporate clients include Maserati, Rolls Royce, Lotus, Cheltenham Film Studios, and Chichester Festival Theatre.

All music is completely live – no backing tracks! David can set up ready to perform in minutes and won’t take up too much room!

David has a vast repertoire (3+ hours) of jazz, popular and classical music, and is happy to learn songs on request. Music ranges from Bach and Weiss to jazz standards by Gershwin and Porter, and pop tunes such as Yesterday by The Beatles and Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones.

Trio Lineup (see booking options)
David can also perform with his jazz trio! A popular act consisting of guitar, double bass and saxophone, the trio perform jazz standards by the likes of Gershwin and Porter through to pop staples by the Beatles, Nora Jones and Ray Charles!

Between them, the trio have over 50 years experience and have performed alongside leading musicians all over the world. Recent performances include Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club, Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Isle of Wight Festival, and Bergerac Jazz Festival.


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Jazz & Classical Guitarist.

Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes sets

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Price from £353 + travel from West Sussex

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £300
  • East of England From £313
  • South West From £313

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4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 4 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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David Matthews was Absolutely Brilliant

5 stars - David Matthews are Highly Recommended
booked David Matthews for their Wedding in Wiltshire

“It was an absolute joy and pleasure to have David play at our wedding. His performance and the music he played just added that somethinge extra and helped make our day that bit more special. We and all of our guests enjoyed the music he played through out the day. The communication before hand was very good and it was just a pleasure to have him there. Thank you Steve & Sue Sexton”

Lovely addition to our special day

5 stars - David Matthews are Highly Recommended
booked David Matthews for their Wedding in Surrey

“I was very pleased to have David perform whilst people arrived at our wedding reception for welcome drinks. It really set the right tone. I would recommend him to anyone else who is looking for a musician.”

My Dad was thrilled!

5 stars - David Matthews are Highly Recommended
booked David Matthews for their event

“Thank you for organising the Jazz music for our wedding reception. You played exactly the music we wanted and created a wonderful atmosphere for the cocktails. My Dad was thrilled as the music was from his favourite era and he knew a lot of it.”

You really made our special day even more special.

5 stars - David Matthews are Highly Recommended
booked David Matthews for their event

“We can't thank you enough for performing at our wedding this Saturday. You were awesome! Everybody said how great you were. You really made our special day even more special. Thanks again!”

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