Guitarists For Hire

Guitarists For Hire

We represent a number of high-quality acoustic guitarists for hire, perfect for weddings, parties, corporate events and more.

Whether it's instrumental guitar you're looking for, or an acoustic singer/guitarist, we have a selection of highly skilled musicians to choose from.

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Wedding Guitarist Hire

Our wedding guitarists offer a range of options, from ceremony music and drinks reception music to background music during the meal and early evening's entertainment. From flamenco and Spanish solo guitar to classical, jazz and contemporary, you're certain to find the right guitarist for your event.

Acoustic Guitarists and Classical Guitarists

Many of our singer / guitarists also offer more upbeat contemporary music for smaller weddings on occasions when a live band might be too overbearing.

We look after a number of classical guitarists throughout the UK, offering a range of wedding packages to include your ceremony, champagne reception and wedding breakfast. If you have specific song requests, many of our classical guitarists will be happy to learn your special songs at no extra cost - just let us know a few weeks prior to the day.

Whilst classical music may be the foundation of our guitarists' repertoire, you'll also find an eclectic mix of music from a whole host of genres, from jazz and Broadway musicals, to contemporary ballads and reimagined popular pieces.

Whether it's a solo singer guitarist you're after or something purely instrumental, you're bound to find exactly what you're after right here at Bands For Hire. With musicians available at every price range and with a number of packages on offer, there's sure to be something to meet your budget.

Matthew - Singer / Guitarist
From £365
Matthew is a highly talented acoustic guitar player with a soulful and bluesy voice that brings depth and emotion to his performances. A...
Misko
From £490
Misko's blistering guitar skills will leave you speechless as he blasts his way through modern and classical favourites. Having performed extensively throughout the UK...
Jasmine
From £310
Captivating to witness, Jasmine offers a mash-up of modern, jazz and classic hits unique to her own style. Jasmine has been performing professionally across the UK for...
Ed - Singer / Guitarist
From £610
Known for his powerful yet soulful voice, Ed can entertain in any capacity performing intimate wedding ceremonies, parties and drinks...
Hayden - Guitarist
From £250
The classical guitar provides a wonderful air of sophistication to any event, and Hayden does not disappoint with his acute precision and...
Abigail - Singer / Guitarist
From £365
Abigail is a stunning talent with an angelic voice that blends beautifully with her thoughtful and well-executed guitar playing....
Robin - Singer / Guitarist
From £310
With ten years of experience on the events scene, Robin promises to deliver an accomplished performance at every event. Robin is a gifted...
Alicia Acoustic
From £365
Meet Alicia, an exceptional young musical talent based in the Midlands. Having worked as a professional musician in the US, Alicia has...
JJ - Solo / Trio
From £490 + VAT
From chilled out background music to an upbeat set of sing-along classics, JJ offers a varied repertoire that will suit any occasion. As...
Flamenco Puro
From £450
A true master of the strings, Flamenco Puro effortlessly crafts a passionate performance combining Latin American rhythms and spellbinding Palos. Protege of renowned...
Paco - Solo Guitarist
From £425
Paco is a professional solo wedding guitarist performing a varied mixture of popular contemporary music, classical, jazz and flamenco....
William Paul
From £365
With his down to earth vibe, William Paul offers a relaxed acoustic lounge style set for weddings and events. Performing the very best in music from the past sixty...
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Dave - Solo Guitarist
From £260
Dave's effortless playing is a wonderment to behold; a true professional on the guitar that will leave guests in awe. Dave weaves...
James - Singer / Guitarist
From £275
A soulful approach to classics and plenty of gusto in his performance, James is a versatile soloist perfect for any event. James is an...
Joseph Thomas - Guitarist
From £310
With an astounding natural flair for the acoustic guitar, Joseph Thomas is able to bring the instrument to life performing both...
Mark - Singer / Guitarist
From £310
Mark is a diverse acoustic singer-guitarist with a colourful repertoire that includes everything from The Beatles to Bruno Mars. Singer...
Jaime
From £310
Performing from a young age, northern troubadour Jaime blends Americana and Folk styles with powerful and soulful vocals. Specialising in pop, rock and country music,...
Dan - Singer / Guitarist
From £715
With a unique live sound that integrates everything from loop stations to beatboxing, Dan is sure to make an impact. Performing...
Guitarist Booking Guide

We've outlined some of the most common queries our clients have when booking a guitarist for their special day.

Why hire a guitarist?

Having a live musician perform just for you and your guests is always incredibly special. Hiring a guitarist is no exception, and although small in size, the guitar is a hugely dynamic and versatile instrument that can span any genre of music.

What sort of music can a guitarist play?

Many of our guitarists perform music from a wide array of genres. Most have a preferred style, for example, folk, classical, jazz, Flamenco, pop or soul.

Browse through the guitarist's repertoire to see exactly what's on offer.

What type of events do guitarists usually play?

Guitarists can fit into any event or occasion. Their role is usually to provide background ambience. A musical ice breaker, if you will. The placement of a guitarist tends to be at the quieter parts of an event. For example, the ceremony, drinks reception/welcome drinks, or the wedding breakfast/meal.

Our guitarists are regularly booked for the following events:

  • Weddings / Civil Partnerships
  • Corporate Events
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Bar Mitzvahs / Bat Mitzvahs
  • Charity Events
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Outdoor Events / Garden Parties / BBQs
  • University Events / Graduation Balls
  • Military Events (Army/Navy/RAF)
  • Holiday Camps
  • Cruise Ships
  • Exhibitions / Trade Fairs
  • Sporting Events
  • Funerals
  • Pubs and Clubs

What equipment will the guitarist bring?

Most guitarists, like other musicians, will need some form of amplification, which will usually be in the form of a guitar amp or compact PA system.

The instrument played will either be a classical guitar (nylon strings, ideal for fingerpicking) or a steel-string acoustic guitar (more suited for contemporary styles and strumming).

Will the guitarist take song requests?

Most musicians will be happy to take one or two requests. Please confirm this when booking and give the musician plenty of notice.

Do guitarists also sing?

If your guitarist is also a vocalist, it will be listed on the profile as 'Singer/Guitarist'. Feel free to confirm this when enquiring. Browsing the repertoire and listening to the demos is the best indication of the artist's sound and style.

How much does a guitarist cost?

The average price to hire a guitarist is between £250 and £500. However, the cost does vary from artist to artist and is dependent on location and travel. Please see the guide price on each profile and contact us for an exact quote.

What should I expect when hiring a guitarist?

We only work with a select number of guitarists that meet our exceptionally high standards. When booking through Bands For Hire, you can expect a talented and professional guitarist, both on the day and prior to your event.

Our guitarists will endeavour to accommodate your unique requirements and fulfil your vision for the day. Communication is key to ensure you, the musician, and the venue are on the same page. Just let us know what you're looking for, and we can advise on what's possible.

How long does a guitarist perform for?

Most musicians offer up to 2 x 60 min sets with a short break in between and usually over a 3 hour time window. The exact schedule can, of course, be discussed and arranged to your needs.

When will the musician arrive on the day?

Your guitarist will usually arrive an hour before they are due to perform, leaving adequate time to set up, change and warm up.

What are popular song choices for a guitarist?

Our guitarists perform songs from every genre, but of course, there are a few favourites that come up time and time again.

Below are some of the most popular songs for guitarists...

  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Canon In D - Johann Pachelbel
  • Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
  • Mendelssohn: Wedding March
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • All You Need is Love - The Beatles
  • All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
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