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The Music of Byron

Music

Overview

  • Solo guitarist
  • Wide repertoire classical/pop/indie
  • Percussionist and sax can be added
  • Suitable for weddings/corporate events
  • DJ option

Location

Byron is based in Guildford, Surrey but will travel UK wide and welcomes requests from further afield.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 mins
  • 3 x 45 mins
  • 4 x 45 mins

About this Act

Byron is a full time professional guitarist currently receiving glowing reviews for his unique and highly original artistic approach to guitar performance following the release of his solo album ‘Oceano’. He has performed at many private events and celebrations in the past as well as being a concert performer who continues to play at festivals, theatres, TV and radio performances as well as international shows. 

In the past few years he has travelled from India to the Caribbean to perform, and most recently in the winter of 2010 he was playing concerts in South Africa and South America.  So far 2011 he has given two concerts at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank and at the Royal Albert Hall, as he launches his third album.  All the while maintaining a busy schedule of private performances for venues, weddings, birthdays and more.

Byron is a highly professional guitarist that will bring every level of experience and care to your booking coupled with his extensive repertoire, he is a very popular choice as a solo musician.

At private events such as weddings, birthdays and parties he specialises in playing an up to date repertoire of songs in particular pop material from indie and new pop genres that is specially arranged for the solo guitar. He also has a comprehensive list of songs from classic pop and ballads, to a Gypsy Kings style flamenco set perfect for summer events and latin/Spanish themed parties, and finally a selection of famous classical numbers too.


For Wedding Ceremonies – special songs can be arranged onto the guitar for the entrance of the bride and Byron can perform indoors as well as outside.  You can hand pick songs from Byron’s repertoire to be played at exact points of the day, Byron also uses top of the range amplification which means that he can be comfortably heard by guests without being too loud and he can also quickly and easily move to different areas of a venue throughout the wedding day, which is perfect when bringing music from ceremony, to an outdoors reception followed by the wedding breakfast. 

Byron can add that finishing touch to special occasions and provide background music as guests dine or enjoy drinks, he guarantees a quality service that is excellent value for money.

Set List

New Pop/Rock & Indie

Better Together – Jack Johnson
Wonderwall – Oasis
Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
The Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
I could Have Lied - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Otherside - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Speed Of Sound – Coldplay
Clocks – Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Sex on Fire – Kings Of Leon
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Echo – Incubus
Mexico – Incubus
Drive - Incubus
Theme to Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Come as You Are – Nirvama
Dumb – Nirvana
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Mad World – Tears For Fears
Theme from Seven Days – Craig David
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Just like Heaven – The Cure


Classic Pop Songs & Ballads

Cant Buy Me Love - Beatles
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Hey Jude – Beatles
A Day in the Life – Beatles
And I Love Her – Beatles
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Lady Madonna – Beatles
Let It Be – Beatles
Something – Beatles
Ticket to Ride – Beatles
Yesterday – Beatles
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Tracey Chapman
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Theme from Film 98 - Unknown
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
The Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word – Elton John/Bernie Taupin
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Light My Fire – The Doors
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Every Breath You Take – Sting
Shape Of My Heart – Sting
Everything I Do (Theme from Robin Hood) – Bryan Adams
Taking My Time – Jazz Standard
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
My Heart Will Go On (TiTanic Theme) – Celine Dion
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Can’t Help Falling in Love – George Weiss (UB40)
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Moon River – Henry Mancini
My Favourite Things – Rogers & Hammerstein
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Close To You – The Carpenters
No Matter What – Whistle Down The Wind (Lloyd Webber)
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong


Classical Themes

Love Theme from The Godfather - Nino Rota
The Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Café des Amis – Byron Johnston
Tears in the Rain – Joe Satriani
Romanza – Stanley Myers
Leyanda – Albeniz
Bridal March/Chorus – Wagner
Bridal March - Mendelssohn
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Clair de Lune – Debussy
March from the Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
Caprice – N Paganini
Ciribiribin – Pestalozza
Farewell to the Piano – Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
Nocturne – Chopin
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Over The Waves - Rosas
Sonata in A – Mozart
To A Wild Rose – MacDowell
Surprise Symphony – Hayden


Latin/Flamenco/World

Bulerias – Trad Gypsy style
Tarantas –Traditional flamenco from Almeria
Casino – Rumba Flamenco
Granainas - Traditional flamenco from Grenada
Alhambra – Mediterranean/Arabic Antonio Forcione
Rumba in D – Rumba Flamenco
Malaguena – Tarrega
Oye Como Va - Santana
Bulerias el Diego del Gastor
Mia Rumba - Rumba Flamenco
Oceano – Contemporary Acoustic
Fahrenheit 55 – Jazz/Latin
Solo Cubana - Rumba Flamenco
Waterfall - Celtic
Tango in Gm – Cuba Libra – Latin
Drink To The Gods – Latin
Cuba Libra – Latin


Gypsy Kings Themes & Medley

Duende
Faena
Bamboleo
Volare
Bem Bem Maria
Baile Me
Pida Me La
Oy
a mi manera
Un amor
Allegria




Lineup

  • Solo guitarist
    Percussion and sax can be added

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