Weddings & Functions

Andrew's guitar playing has proved very popular at weddings, dinner parties, soirees, corporate functions and other special events. The guitar can be used to provide a subtle ambient sound that relaxes guests and makes your event even more memorable and entertaining. Andrew supplies his own unobtrusive amplification that allows the guitar to be heard without being over-powering. He is available as a soloist, but also works in duet with a jazz singer, operatic singer, violinist, flautist and another guitarist. Andrew has a vast repertoire covering traditional Classical, Spanish guitar, Latin American, Jazz standards, popular standards, and original compositions.

With many years of experience, Andrew offers a highly professional service, with an easy going manner that takes the stress out of any event. He can tailor his music and performance to suit the occasion. A testimony to this comes in the amount of thank you letters he receives from previous clients, plus requests for repeat appearances. Andrew prides himself on the amount of work he receives by recommendation.

Personalise your wedding.

Andrew offers a bespoke package of music, and can even write an original piece for your special day. He can arrange any piece that is particularly personal to you.

 

 

Wedding Venues

Andrew works closely with the wedding venue, planner, and agencies to ensure a stress free day! Please read some of the lovely testimonials left by previous clients.

 

 

Versatile and adaptable.

Andrew has battery powered equipment that can allow the guitar to be performed anywhere. Have a look at some of the more interesting venues Andrew has performed at below.

Weddings

Having live music can really add to the ambiance of your Ceremony by having Andrew playing gentle and romantic music whilst your guests are arriving. Andrew also offers you the opportunity to choose a piece that is special to you, and he can arrange it for your ceremony! Or he can write an original composition just for your special day. Alternatively you can look at Andrew’s repertoire list and select your preferred choice of music for the Bride’s entrance, the Signing of the Register and for the couple’s exit from the church or venue. A CD recording of the pieces performed at your ceremony can also be made available to you, along with the original score written for the special event. 

 

Whilst the Bride and Groom are being taken away for photographs your guests can enjoy some relaxing live music whilst they mingle and chat, adding a touch of class to enhance the atmosphere and fill a much forgotten time period. Having live music during your dinner is also a popular choice. Andrew will usually play until the speeches, then quietly pack away and leave.

 

Having the guitar at your wedding allows you to be original and versatile; as a single guitarist can be more affordable than a group and can fit into almost any space, be it a hot air balloon basket, castle turret, deck of a yacht or corner of a room packed full of guests!

 

If you want the stress taken out of booking all the music for your wedding, or just want great advice, you can contact Sarah Jane Dale at Melisma. http://www.melisma.org.uk/ 

 

A List of some of the venues & functions at which Andrew has performed

  • Royal soirees at palaces, castles, stately homes and private residences all over the world.
  • Embassy functions in Britain, Europe, Australia, America and Asia.
  • The Houses of Parliament. Government functions for various ministry and diplomatic events.
  • Corporate hospitality, seminars and events in the city of London and other venues worldwide.
  • Horse racing at Newbury, Haydock, Cheltenham, Ascot etc.
  • “Polo” at Windsor Great Park. FIFA World Cup 1998, Seville Expo 1992
  • Rotary and worshipful company events. Music Clubs and Societies around the world.
  • Wedding venues range from local churches - Golf clubs - Leeds Castle - Private Yachts - Royal Palaces - stately homes- remote Tithe Barn in highlands of Scotland to a local pub!
  • Hotels include Hotel De Crillon (Paris), Claridge’s, The Savoy, The Lanesborough, The Ritz, The Connaught, The Dorchester (London), Balmoral (Edinburgh), Gleneagles (Perthshire), Cliveden (Windsor), Palace Barcelona (Madrid), The Carlyle and the Four Seasons (New York) and many others.
  • Some of the more outrageous venues include; on board a luxury yacht in the Caribbean for two days, the Popes residency in the Vatican (next to his swimming pool), a very intimate valentine supper for a famous client and his partner?!, under a palm tree on a beach in the West Indies for a client and her guests, at a surgeon's breakfast table with his family for a 40th Birthday surprise, plus many ladies nights in Knightsbridge!

Fees available on request. Please download a repertoire list and listen to some of the Sound Bits. 

If you require further information please send Andrew an email and he shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Welcome to Andrew Keeping - Classical Guitarst

An example of Andrew's work.

" A genius with the classic guitar."
(Western Telegraph.)

 

" He has done more than most to promote British solo guitar."
(London Evening Standard.)

 

“Andrew Keeping goes a long way to justify a position as Julian Bream’s natural successor.”

Classical Music on the Web.

 

"...stylish...considerable virtuosity..."

(Ham & High) 

 

" further evidence of his status as an artist of taste and skill."
(Musical Opinion.)

Contact Andrew today!

If you have any queries or wish to book Andrew for a concert or event please contact him:

andrew@keepingguitar.co.uk

 

+44 07973 129951 +44 07973 129951

 

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