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Dennis OKelly

A stylish & non intrusive accompaniment to a dinner event or the perfect musical backdrop for a wedding ceremony, Dennis will tailor his performance to meet your needs and to make your event truly memorable.

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Set List / Repertoire

Classical/ Latin
Cavatina    Stanley Myers
Canon in D  Pachelbel
Romance   Anon
Sarabande from 1st cello suite   Bach
Sarabande from lute suite no 1 Bach
Prelude BWV 999   Bach
Cello prelude BWV 1007  Bach
Sonata in Em Scarlatti
Balletto Weiss
Aria con Variazioni detta Frescabaldi
Minuet from suite La Platti  JP Rameau
Capricho Catalan Albeniz
Torre Bermeja Albeniz
Minuet in La  Sor
Study 7 opus 31 No 21  Sor
Study 8 opus 31 No 16   Sor
Study 16 opus 6 No 9    Sor
Study 17 opus No 11     Sor
El Noi de la Mare   Miguel Llobet
Soleares  Turina
Adelita   Tarrega
Lagrima   Tarrega
Opus 28 No 7    Chopin
Gymnopedie No 1   Satie
Sonatina 1st movement  Torroba
Choros No 1    Villa Lobos
Prelude No 3    Villa Lobos
Sons de Carillhoes     Permnambuco
Se Ela Perguntar   Reis
Xoda da Baiana     Reis
Valse Criollo No 3  Lauro

Popular Classics
One day like this     Elbow
Till the end    Blur
Clocks     Coldplay
Need somebody   Kings of Leon
Brown eyed Girl    Van Morrison
Besame mucho    Beatles
Yesterday   Beatles
In my life   Beatles
Here, there and everywhere     Beatles
Michelle   Beatles
Hey Jude    Beatles
Something  Beatles
Here comes the Sun  Beatles
And I love her     Beatles
Your song   Elton John
Candle in the wind     Elton John
Close to you   Carpenters
Killing me softly    Roberta flack
Hallelujah    Leonard Cohen
Don't stop me now  Queen
Till there was you   Beatles
Speak softly love   Theme from the Godfather
Can't help falling in love with you    Elvis
Suspicious minds    Elvis
Always on my mind    Elvis
Fields of Gold     Eva Cassidy
Candle in the wind     Elton John
I do I do I do     Abba
Happy new year     Abba
Thank you for the music    Abba
The girl from Ipenema
Fly me to the moon    Sinatra
That's Amore      Dean Martin
Wonderful tonight      Eric Clapton
You are the sunshine of my life     Stevie Wonder
My chere amour   Stevie Wonder
More than words    Extreme
Wish you were here     Pink Floyd
Nothing else matters    Metallica
Bridge over troubled water    Simon and Garfunkel
Homeward bound    Simon and Garfunkel
Classical Gas  Mason Williams
Angie Rolling Stones
El condor paso   Peruvian popular theme
Tico Tico   Latin guitar music
Tango en skai    Argentine tango guitar music
Milonga     Jorge Cardosa

Flamenco: Farucca, .Bulerias, Tangos, Rumba, Malaguena. Sevillianos.

New! Christmas Repertoire!
Silent night
Hark the herald angles sing
God rest ye merry gentleman
Once in Royal David's city
Oh Come all ye faithful
Away in a manger
White Christmas
In the bleak midwinter
Walking in a winter wonderland
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
The first Noel
We three Kings
Little town of Bethlehem
Frosty the snowman

41 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
  • Excellent 41
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Wonderful music for our wedding breakfast and first dance.

5 stars - Mike Williams are Highly Recommended
booked Mike Williams for their Wedding in Surrey September 2023

“Mike set exactly the right tone for our meal building on what we had requested. We had excellent feedback from our guests. He also was kind enough to learn, adapt and play a request for our first dance. He sent over a brief recording and was very responsive to feedback and getting it just right. No complaints at all, wonderful to have at our wedding!”

He was excellent

5 stars - Andy Cherry are Highly Recommended
booked Andy Cherry for their Wedding in Warwickshire September 2023

“Superb artist. Modern and contempoary songs all well played.”

Music was exactly as we had hoped for!

5 stars - Thomas J are Highly Recommended
booked Thomas J for their Wedding in London September 2023

“Thomas J was exactly what we wanted for our wedding. His communication before the event was very good. On the day he was punctual and set up quietly on his own without any fuss. He learnt 2 songs that we had requested and played beautifully during the service and then again during the wedding breakfast. Thomas is perfect for music at such an event and many of our guests were so impressed with him that he even earned a round of applause (this was after his rendition of Layla by Derek and the Dominos). We would not hesitate to recommend Thomas and would like to thank him again.”

Perfect for our private party

5 stars - Feel Good Guitar are Highly Recommended
booked Feel Good Guitar for their event in Greater Manchester August 2023

“Rob played two sets at our private party. The acoustic guitar music was perfect for the lunchtime setting. Our guests were really complementary and I particularly enjoyed Rob's version of Foo Fighter's "Everlong". Rob kept things going nicely and finished with a few more lively songs. Rob really made our afternoon, allowed us to relax as hosts. Thank you Rob!”


5 stars - J M Guitar are Highly Recommended
booked J M Guitar for their Wedding in Cheshire August 2023

“JM was fantastic, really beautiful acoustic guitar music and he was very accommodating.”

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Price from £256 + travel from Cornwall

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South West From £256
  • East of England From £385
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  • West Midlands From £416
  • East Midlands From £513
  • North West From £513
  • Wales From £513
  • North East From £769
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £769

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Solo Classical Guitarist.

Full Biography

*Accomplished classical guitarist
*Will learn any song or piece of music FREE!
*Wide and varied repertoire
*Will take requests, and will match the style of music to suit the occasion.
*Flexible and great value for money
*Perfect for intimate as well as large events
*High quality 60 watt classical guitar amp, reproducing an authentic sound, which can be clearly heard by up to 400 guests but without being intrusive.
*Full public liability insurance.

After more than 20 years dedicated study and performance on the guitar, Dennis is an accomplished solo musician who has the ability to play in many styles and for any occasion. As a stylish and non intrusive accompaniment to a dinner event, or providing the perfect musical backdrop for a wedding ceremony, Dennis will tailor his performance to meet your needs and to make your event truly memorable.

Much in demand and an experienced performer, Dennis has built a reputation as an accomplished and professional player at weddings and corporate events throughout the south west. As well as many satisfied wedding clients, other recent clients include the Cornish conservative club, The Royal Liverpool regiment and the prestigious Budock Vean hotel in Falmouth where he is resident guitarist.

Dennis will work with clients to provide a lively set, a more romantic classical based set, a large selection of popular classics, or a mixture of all of these. He is very flexible, will perform requests, and will learn any particular piece of music - often for the Bride’s arrival or during the signing of the register at wedding ceremonies.

Dennis started playing guitar at aged 14, going on to perform his own material in an acoustic duo where he gained valuable experience playing and singing around the London folk clubs. He became fascinated with the classical and flamenco style and, inspired by the maestro Segovia, devoted many years to studying the technique. After taking encouragement and advice from the renowned Spanish guitar centre in London, he became resident guitarist at Piaf restaurant in Wimbledon village. A move to Cornwall followed, where he began successfully performing at weddings and corporate events. Drawing on his vast experience, he also gives private tuition on the guitar.

Corporate clients include:
Atlantic Hotel Newquay
Budock Vean Hotel Falmouth
Royal Liverpool regiment
Piaf restaurant London
St Austell performing arts library
Driftwood gallery Truro
Falmouth arts centre
Royal Cornwall Show

“Thank you so much for taking the time to learn our special requests. Your performance and the beautiful setting made it a really memorable day. I would definitely recommend you to anyone”
-Abbi and Mark’s wedding Pendennis castle, 2010

“You contributed enormously to a wonderful day. The choice of music was a perfect accompaniment to the proceedings, and we were touched and delighted that you stayed to play during dinner, You played wonderfully throughout. Thank you”
-Nick and Jo’s wedding, Rosteague, 2009

"Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed your playing and the standing ovation at the end was richly deserved."
-Simon and Patricia's wedding, Crantock. 2008

"Thank you once again for adding that little something special to our wedding day. You'll be pleased to hear that many of our guests commented on your music and how you created a very relaxed atmosphere as they arrived."
-Andy and Sarah's wedding, Newquay. 2008

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