Classical Guitarist London

Are you looking for a classical wedding guitarist in London? Friendly, experienced & professional Classical / Spanish / Pop instrumental guitarist with a large acoustic & vocal repertoire, the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.
As a wedding specialist, Tom can also create a bespoke guitar arrangement of any song to walk down the aisle to.
Up to 3 hours of Classical & Instrumental guitar repertoire.

About Tom

With over 4 hours of acoustic and vocal available from Bach to The Beatles. With a battery powered set up I can also play outdoors from subtle to loud volume without need of a power supply. Larger PA systems also available for larger indoor events. For more info & availability do get in touch.


Instrumental / Classical Set
1. Al Green Let’s Stay Together
2. Andy Williams Moon River
3. Anon Romanze
4. Arlen/Harburg Somewhere Over The Rainbow
5. Bach Prelude in Dm
6. Bach Prelude #1
7. Bach Prelude in D
8. Bernard/Smith Walking in a Winter Wonderland
9. Bob Dylan To Make You Feel My Love
10. Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are
11. Bryan Adams Every Thing I Do
12. Bryan Adams- Heaven
13. Carcassi Etude
14. Cat Stevens Wild World
15. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
16. Christina Perry A Thousand Years
17. Coldplay Clocks
18. Coldplay The Scientist
19. Cyndi Lauper Time After Time
20. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
21. Don Mclean Vincent
22. Dusty Springfield Windmills of your Mind
23. Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
24. Elton John Your Song
25. Elvis Presley I Can’t Help falling in Love
26. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
27. Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
28. Extreme More than Words
29. Fleetwood Mac Songbird
30. Leo Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme (BA ads theme)
31. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
32. Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman
33. Gershwin Summertime
34. Giuliani Andante in C
35. Gruber/Mohr Silent Night
36. Isaac Albeniz The Asturias
37. James Taylor You Got a Friend
38. Jason Mraz I Won’t Give Up
39. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
40. Joe Cocker You are so Beautiful
41. John Denver Annie’s Song
42. John Legend All of Me
43. John Lennon Imagine
44. Journey Don’t Stop Believing
45. Keane Somewhere Only We Know
46. Labbe Siffre It Must Be Love
47. Louis Armstrong Wonderful World
48. Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni
49. Ludovico Einaudi Le Onde
50. Luis Romero Melodia Espanola
51. Maroon 5 She Will be Loved
52. Mason Williams Classical Gas
53. Muriel Anderson View From Space
54. Nina Simone I Wish I Knew How it feels to be Free
55. Norah Jones Don’t Know Why
56. Pachelbel Canon in D
57. Passenger Let Her Go
58. Penguin Café Orchestra Music For a Found Harmonium
59. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
60. Randy Newman You Got a Friend in Me
61. Rene Aubrey La Petite Cascade
62. Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
63. Ronan Keating When You Say Nothing at All
64. Schubert Ave Maria
65. Schubert Bridal March
66. Scott Joplin The Entertainer
67. Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
68. Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
69. Stanley Myers The Cavatina
70. Sting Fields of Gold
71. Stuart Ryan Black is the Colour
72. Tarrega Receurdos de la Alhambre
73. Tarrega Study in Em
74. Tears for Fears Mad World
75. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
76. The Beatles Here There and Everywhere
77. The Beatles In My Life
78. The Beatles Something in the Way She Moves
79. The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
80. The Beatles Yesterday
81. The Police Every Breath You Take
82. The Snowman Walking in the Air
83. The Stranglers Golden Brown
84. Tommy Emmanuel Finger Lakes
85. Trad Wild Mountain Thyme
86. Trad Scarborough Fair
87. Van Halen Jump
88. Vivaldi Concerto in D Largo
89. Will McNicol The Wake Up
90. Will McNicol Emma
91. Yann Tierson La Valse D’Amelie
92. Yazoo Only You
Acoustic Guitar / Vocal
1. 4 Non Blondes What’s Up
2. Al Green Let’s Stay Together
3. Animals House of the Rising Sun
4. Beck Need Your Loving Like the Sunshine
5. Bedouin Soundclash When the Night Hears my Song
6. Ben E King Stand By Me
7. Ben Howard Old Pine
8. Biffy Clyro Many of Horror
9. Bill Withers Just the Two of Us
10. Bill Withers Lean on Me
11. Bill Withers Lovely Day
12. Billy Joel Piano Man
13. Bob Dylan It’s all over now Baby Blue
14. Bob Dylan Knocking on Heaven’s Door
15. Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay
16. Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
17. Bob Marley One Love
18. Bob Marley Three Little Birds
19. Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer
20. Bon Jovi Wanted
21. Britney Spears Hit Me Baby One More Time
22. Bruce Hornsby The Way it is
23. Bryan Adams Heaven
24. Bryan Adams Summer of 69
25. Buddy Holly Everyday
26. Buddy Holly That’ll be the Day
27. Buffalo Springfield For What It’s Worth
28. Cat Stevens Wild World
29. Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
30. Cindi Lauper Time After Time
31. Coldplay Green Eyes
32. Coldplay Kingdom Come
33. Coldplay Yellow
34. Colin Hay Beautiful World
35. Colin Hay Overkill
36. Counting Crows Mr Jones
37. Counting Crows Rain King
38. Counting Crows Round Here
39. Counting Crows Sullivan Street
40. Creedence Clearwater Bad Moon Rising
41. Creedence Clearwater Have you Ever Seen the Rain
42. Creedence Clearwater Proud Mary
43. Crosby Stills & Nash Love the one You’re With
44. Crowded House Don’t Dream it’s Over
45. Crowded House Fall at Your Feet
46. Damien Rice Cannonball
47. Damien Rice The Blowers Daughter
48. David Bowie The Jean Genie
49. David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
50. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust
51. David Gray Babylon
52. David Gray Sail Away
53. Del Amitri Nothing Ever Happens
54. Del Amitri The Last to Know
55. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
56. Dire Straits Romeo & Juliet
57. Dobie Gray Drift Away
58. Dolly Parton Jolene
59. Don Henley Boys of Summer
60. Don McClean American Pie
61. Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
62. Ed Sheerhan I See Fire
63. Ed Sheerhan Lego House
64. Ed Sheerhan The A Team
65. Ed Sheerhan Photographs
66. Ed Sheerhan Thinking Out Loud
67. Ella Fitzgerald Summertime
68. Elton John Your Song
69. Erasure A Little Respect
70. Eric Clapton Before You Accuse Me
71. Eric Clapton Down & Out
72. Eric Clapton Layla
73. Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven
74. Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
75. Foo Fighters Everlong
76. Frank Sinatra That’s Life
77. Gipsy Kings Bamboleo
78. Gipsy Kings Volare
79. Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
80. Gnarls Barklay Crazy
81. Green Day Basket Case
82. Green Day Time of Your Life
83. Guns n Roses Patience
84. Guns n Roses Sweet Child of Mine
85. Hunters & Collectors Throw Your Arms Around Me
86. Isaac Guillory 16 Tonnes
87. Isaac Guillory Wayfaring Stranger
88. Jack Johnson Sitting Waiting Wishing
89. James Taylor Fire & Rain
90. James Taylor You Got a Friend
91. Jimi Hendrix Little Wing
92. Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary
93. Jimmy Cliff I Can See Clearly
94. John Denver Annie’s Song
95. John Denver Country Roads
96. John Martyn May You Never
97. John Martyn Over the Hill
98. John Mayer Gravity
99. John Mayer Who Says
100. John Paul Young Love is in the Air
101. Jose Gonzales Heartbeats
102. Killers Mr Brightside
103. Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
104. Los Lobos La Bamba
105. Lucky Jim You’re Lovely to Me
106. Madness It Must Be Love
107. Marc Cohn True Companion
108. Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved
109. Men at Work Land Down Under
110. Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
111. Moulin Rouge Come What May
112. Natalie Imbruglia Torn
113. Nilsson Everybody’s Talking at Me
114. Oasis Champagne Supernova
115. Oasis Don’t Look Back in Anger
116. Oasis Half the World Away
117. Oasis Wonderwall
118. Otis Redding Dock of the Bay
119. Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
120. Paul Simon A Church is Burning
121. Paul Simon Graceland
122. Paul Simon Kathy’s Song
123. Paul Simon Late in The Evening
124. Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al
125. Paul Weller Wild Wood
126. Paul Weller You Do Something To Me
127. Paulo Nutini Jenny Don’t Be Hasty
128. Phantom Planet California
129. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
130. Plain White Tees Hey There Delilah
131. Radiohead Creep
132. Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
133. Radiohead High & Dry
Plus Many more…

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5 Reasons to Include a Classical Guitarist at Your Wedding

On a wedding day, nothing sets the romantic and dreamy ambience better than a graceful melody performed on a classical guitar. If you’re looking for something special to make your special day more memorable, here are five reasons why you should hire a classical guitarist for your wedding!

It Creates the Perfect Atmosphere.

Not only will the music create a feeling of blissful romance, but it also allows guests to converse freely and make their way around easily without the obstruction of loud music. With a classical guitarist’s skilful interpretation of timeless pieces such as Bach and Beethoven, you can rest assured that your wedding ceremony will be an experience your guests will rave about for years to come.

Classical Guitarists Are Versatile.

Classical guitarists are particularly versatile in creating the perfect atmosphere for any occasion. They provide flexibility in terms of genres, styles, and songs. Whether you’d like peaceful, soothing music in the background during a romantic pre-dinner reception or dreamy strings accompanying the bride’s walk down the aisle, a classical guitarist can easily cater to your needs and make sure your musical desires are fulfilled.

The Instrument Is Personal and Timeless.

Choosing a classical guitarist for your wedding guarantees the instrument’s delicate tones will bring beauty and sentimentality to the occasion. Producing sounds from centuries ago, it captures emotions in their purest form, resulting in an authentic and classic performance that will last forever. Crucially, the fact that classical guitar playing is such a personal experience creates a deeper connection between the musician and listener. Surely, this can only add to the nostalgia of your special day.

Professionals Will Create an Unforgettable Experience.

Whereas other forms may lack the intimacy of classical guitar, its sound will linger in your guests’ ears to evoke fond memories for years to come. A professional musician will bring experience and expertise to the performance and create a beautiful background meditation for your special day. Combining technical ability with a lifetime of experience, you are assured an unforgettable accompaniment to your day that will add sophistication and class.

There Are Alternatives to Live Performances.

If a live classical guitar performance isn’t feasible for your wedding, check out our other great acoustic singers.

Overall Benefits of a Wedding Guitarist

  • Professional Performance: Hiring a professional classical guitarist ensures quality performance. Their years of experience and training guarantee a quality sound that will leave a lasting impression.
  • Affordable Entertainment: Classical guitarists are relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of entertainment. They can provide hours of entertainment without breaking the bank.
  • Versatile Music: From classical to flamenco, a classical guitarist can provide a wide variety of music to fit any occasion or event.
  • Personalized Experience: Unlike other forms of entertainment, hiring a classical guitarist allows for a personalized experience. They can tailor the music to a specific theme or event.
  • Stress-relieving Music: The soothing sounds of the classical guitar can be a great way to reduce stress and help create a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Hiring a classical guitarist is an excellent way to add a special touch to any event. From professional performances to personalized experiences, they provide a wide variety of benefits that make them a great choice for any special occasion.
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What Makes a Great Classical Guitarist

Classical guitar is a beautiful and intricate art form. It takes years of practice, dedication, and passion to become a great classical guitarist. Many factors contribute to the greatness of a classical guitarist. Here are some of the key elements that make a great classical guitarist.

1. Technical Mastery

One of the most essential elements of being a great classical guitarist is technical mastery. This means the guitarist must have excellent control over their fingers to play the intricate and complex passages that classical music demands. They should possess a high level of precision, speed, and endurance.

2. Musical Interpretation

Classical music requires more than just technical mastery; it also demands a high level of artistic interpretation. A great classical guitarist must be able to understand and interpret the music they are playing, bringing their unique perspective and emotion to the piece. The ability to capture the mood and essence of the music through their playing is a key element that sets great classical guitarists apart from others.

3. Creativity

A great classical guitarist must have a creative mind. They should be able to experiment with different styles and techniques, pushing the boundaries of conventional classical guitar play. They should also have the ability to improvise and add their unique flair to a piece of music, making it their own.

4. Musical Knowledge

To become a great classical guitarist, one must have a deep understanding of music theory and history, including knowledge of different musical styles, composers, and their works. Understanding the context and history of a piece of music can help a guitarist to interpret and perform it more effectively.

5. Passion

Finally, a great classical guitarist must have a strong passion for their craft. Playing classical guitar requires hours of practice every day, and it can be easy to lose motivation. However, passionate musicians will find joy and fulfilment in practising and performing, even during the most difficult parts of their journey.

Becoming a great classical guitarist requires technical mastery, artistic interpretation, creativity, musical knowledge, and most importantly, passion. These elements come together to create a beautiful and transcendent musical experience for both the musician and the listener.

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Wedding Day Guide

If your wedding ceremony is at 2 pm, Tom will be there by 12.30 to set up and ready for 1 pm.

Guest Arrival

As the guests start to arrive, Tom will play some background instrumental and classical guitar.

It lets your guests know they are in the right place and sets the mood before the wedding ceremony begins.

Wedding Ceremony – The Processional

Just before the ceremony, the Celebrant will ask for all phones to be off and ask the guests to be ready for the processional.

When the bridal party is ready the guests are asked to stand, this is Tom’s cue to start the song/piece you have requested to walk down the aisle.

The Wedding Ceremony – Signing of the Register

Signing the legal documents with the witnesses can take at least 5 minutes, after which the photographer will take some photos and the guests are usually invited to take some as well.

The guests tend to chat amongst themselves so Tom recommends 2 songs/pieces with an extra one in case it takes a little longer.

The Wedding Ceremony – The Recessional

Once you are introduced as the newly married couple the guests will clap and cheer you back down the aisle, at which point Tom will play your favourite happy song! and keep playing until all the guests have left the room.

The Drinks Reception

Tom will set up near where the guests usually congregate and play either acoustic and vocal or keep it instrumental, whichever you prefer.

There is often a photographer trying to take group shots for a while so Tom will not get in the way or be too loud whilst guests are being gathered for photos. Once they are finished Tom will bring the volume up a little and keep the guests entertained before you all go inside for the wedding breakfast.

The Wedding Breakfast

If you have a large number of happy guests in a room, the general chatter can be quite loud. With smaller groups live music can be lovely, however if you have 40 or more guests for the meal, Tom would consider putting some music on through the house system and saving your money towards the evening entertainment instead.


“We cannot thank you enough for your playing yesterday. It was just perfect, and the arrangements for the songs you learnt were incredible – even better than we had imagined they would be. We are ever so grateful for all your hard work and our guests thought you were amazing


“Tom- our thanks for a great repertoire of music beautifully played and sung, perfect for the occasion. We couldn’t have found a better musician.”

Katherine & John

“Dear Tom,
Thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday! It was beautiful! I have a video of my bridesmaids/page boys and me and my dad walking down the aisle to you playing and it sounded perfect, it was exactly how I had hoped it would be!
Many thanks again”

Ruth Hook

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