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Jules Faife

Music

Overview

  • Latin, Jazz and Flamenco guitar act
  • Excellent repertoire of pieces from acts as diverse as George Gershwin, Django Reinhardt, Cole Porter and Dave Brubeck
  • Performs solo as standard and can go out as a duo

Location

Jules is based in London and regularly plays across the South East.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 * 45 mins or 3 * 30 mins with 10/ 15 min breaks.

About this Act

In his 20 years of professional performance on the London music scene, Jules Faife has played everything from pop, rock & jazz to flamenco, Indian and Zimbabwean music. In 2013 he produced his first solo album, bringing together those influences and calling on some of London's top players in jazz and World music.

He is an experienced wedding guitarist having played at more than 50 ceremonies and receptions, and has the sensitivity to gauge the atmosphere depending on the size and intimacy of the venue, adjusting volume and dynamics accordingly and adapting his material to create an unobtrusive and inspiring musical backdrop.

Although Jules mixes many styles in his repertoire as a solo guitarist, when he performs in a guitar duo the music is more focused in a Latin/ Flamenco direction. He performs with the UK's top flamenco guitarist and they play famous songs from the Gipsy Kings, Paco de Lucia and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Set List

All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
Summertime - George Gershwin
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Lush Life - Billy Strayhorn
Take Five - Paul Desmond/ Dave Brubeck
All of Me - Gerald Marks & Seymour Simons
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington & Bob Russell
Nuages - Django Reinhardt
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller / Harry Brooks/ Andy Razaf
Love For Sale - Cole Porter
Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing & George David Weiss

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 – The Doors
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Losing My Religion – REM
On Broadway – George Benson
You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
There She Goes - The LAs
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
Fragile - Sting
Hotel California – The Eagles
Hey Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
Heart of Glass - Blondie

Soul
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Sweet Love
Whiter Shade of Pale – Procul Harum
Green Onions – Booker T and the MGs
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Ballads
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Jealous Guy – John Lennon
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Against All Odds – Phil Collins
As Time Goes By – from Casablanca
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – from Wizard of Oz
Misty
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
More Than This – Roxy Music
Love of my Life - Queen

Burt Bacharach
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Walk On By
I Say a Little Prayer
This Guy's In Love With You

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

Folk
May You Never – John Martyn
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Skye Boat song - Trad
Irish Rover - Trad
Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield

Latin
The Girl From Ipanema
Quizas Quizas Quizas
Mas Que Nada
Besame Mucho
Oye Como Va
Chan Chan – from Buena Vista Social Club
One Note Samba

African
Pata Pata
Malaika
Something Inside So Strong
Nkosi Sikelel
Mannenberg

Flamenco
Solea
Tangos
Rumba
Bulerias
Fandangos
Sevillanas
Tres notas para decir te quiero

Film Music
Romanza - Jeux Interdits
Cavatina - The Deer Hunter
Jean de Florette theme also 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
Goldfinger
My Favourite Things

Bollywood
Kabhi Kabhi
Kal Ho Na Ho
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
Hoton Se Chulo Tum
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Neele Gagan Ke Tale

Classical
Ode To Joy
Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
Well Tempered Clavier
Greensleeves
The Blue Danube - Waltz by Strauss)
Classical Gas – Mason Williams

Other 60s/70s
All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan
Blowin' in the Wind – Bob Dylan
Life On Mars – David Bowie
The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
California Dreamin' – Mamas and the Papas
Paint It Black – Rolling Stones
Sad Lisa – Cat Stevens

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

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.

Lineup

  • Solo guitarist
  • Guitar duo

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