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J F Guitar

J F Guitar has an elegant sound and knowledge of a number of styles, notably Jazz, Flamenco, Latin and African music. For a relaxed and sensitive performance on the Spanis ...

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Set List / Repertoire

Jazz:
All The Things You Are,
Summertime,
Fly Me To The Moon,
Lush Life,
Take Five,
All of Me,
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,
Sunny,
Nuages,
All Blues,
Ain't Misbehavin',
Love For Sale,
Lullaby of Birdland

Modern Hits:
Heartbeats (José Gonzales)
Bailando (Enrique Iglesias),
Havana (Camila Cabello),
Get Lucky (Daft Punk),
Only Girl in the World (Rihanna),
Stay with Me (Sam Smith),
Despacito (Luiz Fonsi),
Someone Like You (Adele),
Applause (Lady Gaga),
The A Team (Ed Sheeran),
Sing (Ed Sheeran),
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Meet Me There (Nick Mulvey)
Échame La Culpa

Gipsy Kings:
Bamboleo,
Baila Me,
Volare,
Djobi Djoba,
Bem Bem Maria,
Un Amor,
Moorea,
Montaña,
Trista Pena,
Vamos a Bailar

Beatles:
Blackbird,
Here Comes The Sun,
Norwegian Wood,
Something,
While My Guitar Gently Weeps,
With A Little Help From My Friends,
Here There and Everywhere,
Across the Universe,
And I Love Her,
Michelle,
Yesterday,
In My Life,
Because

Popular:
Light My Fire,
Redemption Song,
Time After Time,
Sultans of Swing,
Kiss From A Rose,
Losing My Religion,
On Broadway,
You Are Not Alone,
There She Goes,
Wuthering Heights,
Hotel California,
Heart of Glass,
California Dreaming

Soul/ Motown:
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,
Heard it Through the Grapevine,
Ain’t No Sunshine,
I Can See Clearly Now,
Bridge Over Troubled Water,
Brown Eyed Girl,
Stand By Me,
Whiter Shade of Pale,
Green Onions

60s, 70s & 80s Funk/Soul:
I Feel Good,
Papa was a Rolling Stone,
Shaft (Isaac Hayes),
Disco Inferno,
Give Me the Night,
Street Life,
September,
Fantasy,
It's Just an Illusion,
Forget Me Nots,
I Feel for You,
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag,
Never Too Much,
I Wish,
Good Times

James Bond Themes:
Skyfall,
Goldfinger,
For Your Eyes Only,
A View to a Kill,
Nobody Does it Better,
Live and Let Die,
You Only Live Twice

Ballads:
What a Wonderful World,
Jealous Guy,
Wicked Game,
Against All Odds,
As Time Goes By,
Cry Me A River,
Somewhere Over The Rainbow,
Misty,
Songbird,
More Than This,
Love of my Life,
Sweet Love


Burt Bacharach:
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,
Walk On By,
I Say a Little Prayer,
This Guy's In Love With You
What the World Needs Now

Folk/Country:
May You Never,
Fairytale of New York,
Skye Boat song,
Irish Rover,
Moonlight Shadow,
Country Roads,
American Pie,
Jolene

Latin:
The Girl From Ipanema,
Quizas Quizas Quizas,
Mas Que Nada,
Besame Mucho,
Oye Como Va,
Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club),
One Note Samba,
Águas de Março

African:
Pata Pata,
Malaika,
Something Inside So Strong,
Nkosi Sikelel,
Mannenberg,
African Queen,
Umqombothi,
Yeke Yeke,
Wombo Lombo,
Premier Gaou,
Mezez Alew

Flamenco:
Solea,
Tangos,
Rumba,
Bulerias,
Fandangos,
Sevillanas,
"Tres notas" (Vicente Amigo),
Zyryab (Paco de Lucia),
Entre Dos Aguas

Film Music:
Romanza (Jeux Interdits),
Cavatina (The Deer Hunter),
Jean de Florette theme (used for Stella Artois),
The Sounds of Silence (The Graduate),
Memories of the Alhambra (The Killing Fields),
Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago),
Walking in the Air (The Snowman),
My Favourite Things,
Mad World (Donnie Darko - Tears For Fears/ Gary Jules)

Bollywood:
Kabhi Kabhi,
Kal Ho Na Ho,
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain,
Hoton Se Chulo Tum,
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha,
Neele Gagan Ke Tale,
Saajan Ji Ghar,
Tenu Leke,
Bole Chudiyan,
Radha,
Chhalka Chhalka Re

Classical:
Ode To Joy,
Pachelbel's Canon in D Major,
Well Tempered Clavier,
Greensleeves,
The Blue Danube (Waltz by Strauss),
Classical Gas, Jesu,
Joy of Man's Desiring (Jesus bleibet meine Freude - Bach)

Jimi Hendrix:
All Along the Watchtower,
Purple Haze,
Hey Joe,
The Wind Cries Mary,
Crosstown Traffic,
Little Wing,
Castles made of Sand

Bob Dylan:
Blowin' in the Wind,
Hey Mr Tambourine Man,
Like a Rolling Stone,
The Times They Are a Changing,
Just Like a Woman,
Knocking on Heaven's Door

Cat Stevens/ Yusuf Islam:
Morning Has Broken,
Wild World,
Father & Son,
Sad Lisa,
Moonshadow,
Hard Headed Woman

The Police/ Sting:
Message in a Bottle,
Roxanne,
Walking on the Moon,
Every Breath You Take,
Englishman in New York,
Fragile,
Fields of Gold,
Shape of my Heart,
If I Ever Lose my Faith in You

The Rollings Stones:
Paint It Black,
Gimme Shelter,
Honky Tonk Women,
Angie,
Sympathy for the Devil,
Jumpin' Jack Flash,
You Can't Always Get what you Want,
Brown Sugar

David Bowie:
Space Oddity,
Life on Mars,
Jean Genie,
Ziggy Stardust,
Let's Dance,
Heroes,
Rebel Rebel,
Changes,
Starman

French melodies:
La Vie En Rose,
La Javanaise (Gainsbourg),
Les Moulins de Mon Coeur,
Paris s'eveille,
Les Feuilles Mortes,
Petite Marie,
Comme d'habitude,
La Valse a Mille Temps (Brel),
Dans L'Eau De La Claire Fontaine,
Jeanne (Brassens),
Et moi et moi et moi,
Le Petit Jardin

Fun Themes:
Pink Panther,
The Simpsons,
Batman,
Hawaii Five-0,
Scooby Doo,
Addams Family,
The Munsters

Abba:
Chiquitita,
Thank You For The Music,
Waterloo,
Winner Takes It All,
Fernando

Christmas Songs:
The First Noel,
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,
We Three Kings,
We Wish You a Merry Christmas,
Good King Wenceslas,
White Christmas,
Silent Night

Other:
Kasap Havasi (Turkish),
Hababam Sinifi (Turkish),
El testament d'Amèlia (Catalan)


Prices

Price from £291 + travel from London

Based on 1 person performing 4 x 30 minute sets

  • East of England From £297
  • South East From £297
  • South West From £323
  • West Midlands From £323
  • East Midlands From £323
  • North West From £362
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £362
  • Wales From £375
  • North East From £414

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Solo Guitarist

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Guitar duo with the UK's top flamenco guitarist.
Guitar + Latin/Jazz singer
Trio: Flute/Sax; Guitar; percussion
Quartet: Flute/Sax; Guitar; Drums/Percussion; Bass
Quintet: Flute/Sax; Guitar; Drums/Percussion; -Bass; Piano/Keyboard
Duo: Guitar/ keyboard duo.

Full Biography

Highlights
* Relaxed and sensitive music on guitar perfect for an unobtrusive backdrop
* Many styles covered from Jazz, Bossanova, Flamenco & African Music to Popular, Rock and Soul
* J F Guitar has played around the world and for many clients and events
* Requests learnt FREE of charge with ample notice
* Fully self contained with small PA
* Available in London, South East, Midlands and North of England

London-based guitarist J F Guitar has performed all around the world. He has gained knowledge of a number of styles notably Jazz Flamenco Latin and African music.

For a relaxed and sensitive performance J F Guitar plays a wide repertoire for your special event wedding reception or conference.

J F Guitar's strength is to play popular melodies on the classical guitar that you will recognise and enjoy listening to. He makes sure he captures the mood of the event and keeps his music firmly in the background not playing too loud as to interrupt your flow of conversation.

His versatility is demonstrated by the variety of his set - he could start with the classical theme Romanza followed by the jazz standard All The Things You Are, then play bossanova hit Girl from Ipanema and go on to play rock classic Hotel California.

J F Guitar can also play in a guitar duo, a Latin/Jazz singer duo, a flute/percussion/guitar trio or a flute/percussion/guitar/bass quartet.

Further Information:

One of the foremost Flamenco Jazz musicians in the UK, J F Guitar has recently performed with his band at venues such as Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Pheasantry, Jazz Cafe POSK and the Union Chapel.

An in-demand guitarist on the London world music scene, he has been a regular player in Flamenco group El Aire, funk band Bassistry, Indian trio Nirakar and Zimbabwean groups Harare and Netsayi.

After performing at international festivals in Amsterdam, Zanzibar, Johannesburg and Seville, he released his first solo album in 2013, Compás, received to critical acclaim.

He is also a busy teacher, employed as resident guitar teacher at the renowned Arts Ed school in Chiswick.

47 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

Jules played a varied and well thought out selection of music and was very easy ...

5 stars - J F Guitar are Highly Recommended booked for their event

“Jules played a varied and well thought out selection of music, keeping to just the right level of comfort for our garden setting. Guests took time to express their appreciation of the music and Jules was very easy going and happy to participate in conversation when people approached him. Would definitely recommend.”


It was exactly what we wanted.

5 stars - J F Guitar are Highly Recommended booked for their event in London

“Jules was very professional and quickly gauged the mood of the party, playing appropriate music which helped to create a great atmosphere. Many of our guests commented on the difference that the music made to our barbecue and all were complimentary about Jules' playing. Many thanks for helping to make my husband's retirement party a truly special occasion.”


Excellent performer and flexible on the evening.

5 stars - J F Guitar are Highly Recommended booked for their event at The Eight Bells in Hertfordshire

“It went very well, excellent performer and flexible on the evening. Guests loved the music.”


We were delighted with your performance.

5 stars - J F Guitar are Highly Recommended booked for their Wedding in Hampshire

“We were delighted with your performance, you played lovely music, exactly what we wanted and you were very accommodating of our wishes and outdoor location... we highly recommend you!”

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