Add an extra dimension to your event with the sound of classical, steel-strung acoustic, or jazz guitar.

I provide live guitar playing for events such as:

Wedding Ceremonies
Drinks Receptions
Wedding Breakfasts
Corporate and Regimental Dinners
Charity Balls
Civic Receptions
Galleries and Exhibitions

Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

...or any event where professionally prepared and performed guitar music is required.

Some FAQs:

What styles of guitar music can you provide?
I have an extensive repertoire of Classical, Jazz, Popular and Folk pieces so can accomodate most tastes. I'm always adding to my repertoire so if there's a specific style you'd like (Spanish, Blues, Celtic etc) please don't hesitate to ask.

Do you accept requests for specific pieces?
Yes. Wedding clients especially like to choose pieces for the Processional, Signing of the Register and the Recessional. If the requested piece isn't already
in my repertoire I'll either seek out sheet music or write my own arrangement for it. Please allow at least six weeks preparation time before your event for request pieces.
Very occasionally a chosen piece might not be suitable for the guitar in which case I'll let you know within a few days of receiving the request so an alternative can be chosen.

Will the guitar be loud enough? Or too loud?

Played acoustically, the guitar is a fairly quiet instrument so there's no danger of it being too loud in smaller, more intimate settings. For larger spaces requiring extra volume I use an amplifier that is more than adequate for typical function venues and can be adjusted to your preferred level.

What are your requirements on the day?

A performance area approximately two metres by two metres.
A chair (armless, such as a dining chair).
If the guitar is to be amplified, a power point within six metres of the performance area.

Access to the venue at least forty-five minutes before performing.
Space to park and unload close to where I'll be performing. I'll re-park once unloaded if required.

Do get in touch as early as possible if there are issues with any of the requirements above. I'm happy to work around any problems to help your event run smoothly.

Are you available on the date of our event and do you require a deposit?

You can contact me by phone on 07979 232672 or by clicking on email to check availability. Once we've discussed your requirements you can confirm your booking with a deposit of 50% of the total fee with the remainder being payable by cash or cheque on the day of the event.

Alex Keay
                Tuition, Performance, Composition, Recording