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Duncan Harper

A Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist with years of experience performing at venues including London's Gherkin and O2 Arena, as well as contracts with award winning cruise liners. Performing a diverse range of music from 1950's classics to modern chart toppers, Duncan Harper can provide something for everyone!

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Set List / Repertoire

Pop / Rock 20th Century
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Stand by me - Ben E King
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love really hurst without you - Billy Ocean
Blowing in the wind - Bob Dylon
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
You've got a friend - Carole King
Father and son - Cat Stevens
Dance Magic Dance - David Bowie
Que sera sera - Doris Day
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Candle in the wind - Elton John
Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Elton John
Your song - Elton John
Signe - Eric Clapton
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
At last - Eta James
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Fields of gold - Eva Cassidy
People get ready - Eva Cassidy
Somewhere over the rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Time after time - Eva Cassidy
More than words - Extreme
She drives me crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
Careless whisper - George Michael
Imagine - John Lennon
I walk the line - Johnny Cash
Knights in white satin - Justin Hayward
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
I would do anything for love - Meatloaf
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
The Boxer - Paul Simon
Streets of London - Ralph McTell
Dedicated follower of fashion - Ray Davis
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Fields of gold - Sting
Santeria - Sublime
Blackbird - The Beatles
Can't buy me love - The Beatles
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
I've just seen a face - The Beatles
Let it be - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Close to you - The Carpenters
Take it easy - The Eagles
Killing me softly - The Fugees
Baby can I hold you - Tracy Chapman
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Can't help falling in love with you - UB40
Red red wine - UB40
Love is all around - Wet wet wet

Pop / Rock 21st Century
Feel my love - Adele
No one - Alicia Keys
Old Pine - Ben Howard
Where is the love - Black Eyed Peas
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry you - Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café del mar
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Noughties pop medley - Duncan Howlett
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Budapest - George Ezra
Better together - Jack Johnson
Hold back the river - James Bay
I wasn't expecting that - Jamie Lawson
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Pricetag - Jessie J
All of me - John Legend
Free fallin - John Mayer
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Love yourself - Justin Bieber
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Crazy love - Michael Buble
Let her go - Passenger
Perfect - Pink
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Disco / Dance / Club
Let me be your fantasy - Baby D
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Rhythm is a dancer - Snap
Jump to the beat - Stacy Lattisaw
Best of my love - The Emotions
90s dance music medley - Various
No limit - 2 Unlimited
Freak Out - Chic
I can't feel my face when I'm with you - The Weeknd
Wooden Italian Guitar - Café del mar
Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson
Diggin on James Brown - Tower of Power

Jazz / Blues
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Ronnie Jordan Jam - Duncan Howlett
Jazz and Blues improvisations - Duncan Howlett
Nobody knows you when your down and out - Eric Clapton
Wayfaring Stranger - Eva Cassidy
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Killing me softly - Roberta Flack

Guitar Masters
Duelling Banjos - Deliverance
Afraid to dance - Don Ross
Jump - Eric Roche
Classical Gas - Mason Williams
Angelina - Tommy Emmanuel
Blue moon - Tommy Emmanuel
House of the rising sun - Tommy Emmanuel
Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel

Classical / Spanish
Study in Am - Carcassi
El Toro - Duncan Howlett
Pamplona - Duncan Howlett
Studies - Fernando Carulli
Studies - Fernando Sor
Roberts Rag - Geof Edge
Allemande - John Dowland
The Godfather Waltz - Nino Rota
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Greensleeves - Traditional
Romanza - Traditional
Scarborough fair - Traditional

Folk / Traditional
Blooming Heather - Kate Rusby
Underneath the stars - Kate Rusby
The Wild Rover - Traditional
Happy Birthday - Traditional
Here comes the bride - Traditional
God save the queen - Traditional
Amazing Grace - Traditional
This is the life - Amy Macdonald

Christmas
Deck the halls - Traditional
Ding Dong Merrily on high - Traditional
Frosty the snowman - Steve Nelson/Jack Rollins
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Have yourself a merry little christmas - Frank Sinatra
Jingle Bells - Traditional
Let it snow - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Morning has broken - Cat Stevens
O Christmas Tree - Traditional
O Come all ye faithful - Traditional
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer - Traditional
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus is coming to town - Haven Gillespie/Fred Coot
Silent Night - Traditional
Stay another day - East 17
We wish you a mery christmas - Traditional
White Christmas - Bing Crosby

5 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
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  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

We can't recommend him highly enough

5 stars - Duncan Harper are Highly Recommended booked Duncan Harper for their Wedding

“Duncan played for our wedding recently and was absolutely fantastic. Right from the initial booking, his communication was very efficient, always making sure he knew exactly what we wanted from the performance. He learned 2 brand new songs for our ceremony, both of which sounded great and were exactly what we hoped for! There's always a little apprehension in booking someone unknown to you for such an integral part of your wedding day, but Duncan definitely didn't disappoint. Feedback from guests was that as they came into the ceremony room, Duncan was incredibly friendly and welcoming, even whilst playing! We can't recommend him highly enough, thank him for making our ceremony even more special!”


It exceeded all expectations!

5 stars - Duncan Harper are Highly Recommended booked Duncan Harper for their Wedding

“Duncan gave an absolutely superb performance at our wedding and it exceeded all expectations. We initially selected some key tracks we wanted to play at different parts of the ceremony and he played them all beautifully. In addition, he played a selection of music for guests on arrival and then he joined us afterwards at the reception where he made the call on the music choices - so many of our guests commented on how excellent he was throughout. Extremely talented, very efficient and professional, and a really friendly guy! He even somehow managed to get his suit the right colour for our theme which surely deserves extra points ;). The whole booking process was also very personal and straight forward. We really enjoyed liaising with Duncan over song choices from his large repertoire and our own suggestions - his talent allows him to attempt new material with ease. Would love to work with him again.”


..professional, helpful and truly focused..

5 stars - Duncan Harper are Highly Recommended booked Duncan Harper for their event

“Duncan played beautifully for two hours during a drinks reception and dinner. His music was varied and enjoyed by all with great feed back coming from our attendees. He was professional, helpful and truly focused on delivering what we needed for the event, certainly someone I would look to work with again.”


Duncan went above and beyond to make our day special.

5 stars - Duncan Harper are Highly Recommended booked Duncan Harper for their Wedding

“Beautiful music, set just the right tone during our wedding ceremony on the beach. All if our guests commented how amazing it was having Duncan playing with his guitar throughout. Duncan went above and beyond to make our day special and we are so grateful for him traveling all the way to Bournemouth for the day. Wish we could do it all over again!”


Duncan set exactly the right tone for the event.

5 stars - Duncan Harper are Highly Recommended booked Duncan Harper for their event

“I booked Duncan to play at my 60th Birthday Party Celebration. It was a Spanish theme and Duncan set exactly the right tone for the event. My guests and I had a brilliant time at the party and that was in no small part due to Duncan and the music he played. I found Duncan charming and very easy to deal with and would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

Prices

Price from £320 + travel from East Sussex

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 50 minute sets

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  • South West From £481

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Full Biography

Highlights
* Highly experienced, Brighton based fingerstyle guitarist.
* Diverse repertoire covering Pop, Jazz, Folk & Classical favourites.
* Performed at London's Gherkin, O2 Arena and on award winnign cruise liners.

Duncan Harper is a Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist who plays a wide variety of instrumental arrangements of well known songs, ranging from 1950s classics to modern day chart hits. As a polished, professional, self contained act, Duncan adds the perfect ambiance to any event, including weddings, corporate, parties and functions. His repertoire covers many genres and with an inexhaustible knowledge of music, new and old, he can provide a bespoke combination of classical and contemporary styles. With so much variety to his repertoire he really can provide something for everyone. In addition to his fingerstyle arrangements, Duncan also used a loop pedal which enables him to make fuller sounding, upbeat tracks and improvisations.

He has a vast experience in the the music industry as a performer, teacher, composer and session musician. He has played at some of the best wedding venues in the country, as well as in some of the UK's most iconic buildings including London's Gherkin and O2 arena. He also has experience playing abroad, including contracts with award winning cruise liners. As well as playing solo, Duncan has worked with some of the best bands in the South and has supported some legendary artists including the Brand New Heavies and Californian Funk masters Breakestra.

Duncan uses top quality equipment to provide the best sound and has a variety of different set ups for all audience sizes. All of his equipment is PAT tested, and he has Public Liability Insurance. He is always willing to personalise his sets around your requirements and loves to learn special requests. He also performs as part of an acoustic duo so can provide a vocalist when requested. Based in the South-East, Duncan can travel UK wide and internationally on request.

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