Mark Etherington - solo guitarist

London

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About Mark Etherington - solo guitarist

Hugely experienced professional wedding and function guitarist, with a long CV providing live music for a host of corporate, public, civic and private celebrations - including, of course, many weddings from ceremony to reception - anniversary dinners, exhibition openings, product launches and promotions, theatre performances... the list goes on and on.

My repertoire ranges from the great jazz standards to more contemporary tunes from the 60s to the 00s. And if I don't already know it - given enough notice - I'll learn it for you.

Recent clients include the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington - Cinammon Kitchen, Spitalfields, London - Royal Holloway College, Egham - Stationer's Hall, London - The Charterhouse, London - the Swan at Laverham - Cantley Manor Hall, Hampshire - Nottcutts Garden Centre, Cranleigh - Amor Amora Cafe, Guildford - Pitchers Restaurant, Maidenhead - Star Inn and Restaurant, Steyning - Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex - Random Hall, West Sussex - Hawkins English Wine Company, Surrey - Queens Theatre Hornchurch - and many more.

I can perform inside or outside, with or without mains power. I am fully insured and my equipment is fully PAT tested. Presentation will also be to your exact requirements - black tie, smart casual... and if the bride has a colour scheme in mind I'll match that too. As for my previous experience - over many years I have successfully completed commissions at highly prestigious venues for some very exacting clients and never received less than glowing feedback. I have a reputation for being professional, flexible, friendly and personable, able to put clients and guests alike at ease, and will do all I can to make your event the greatest possible success.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your starting price?

£85 per hour

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music, reception, cocktails and champagne, guests arriving, dinner and wedding breakfast to your bespoke requirements

What is included in the wedding package?

Firstly, a proper quotation with no hidden extras! Flexible and adaptable, happy to move between venues, a completely professional service that will give you one less thing to worry about...

How far in advance should I contact you?

Try me! As a soloist I am extremely flexible with a minimum of equipment and preparation required - if I'm free I can respond tomorrow (if you need me to perform a piece of music that isn't already in my repertoire I'll need a little longer ).

What style of music do you offer?

Beautiful, romantic Jazz guitar featuring material from the Great American Songbook up to present-day favourites such as 1000 Years by Christina Ricci and All of Me by John Legend

Type of musical group:

I am a solo artist

Size of musical group:

I am a solo artist

Repertoire:

My repertoire ranges from the great jazz and song standards from the 1920s, from Billie Holliday to Frank Sinatra, to more contemporary material such as John Legend and Christina Ricci. I'll always play something for everyone.

Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?

Absolutely. If it's not in my repertoire already I'll learn it for you, at no extra charge.

Experience:

I have 30 years experience as a professional performing guitarist with a CV covering weddings, functions, parties, anniversaries, lunches, product launches and corporate functions requiring the highest exacting standards of professionalism and presentation, at some of the UK's most exacting and prestigious venues, all the way from the Albert Hall to private garden parties and all stops in between.

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes, I am fully equipped for indoor or outdoor performances, fully insured and tested.

Are you able to travel?

Yes, within a 150 mile radius of London.

Is there a charge for travelling?

I will quote you a flat rate including all travel expenses.

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

If travelling distances are reasonable, yes.

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

I work alone and therefore my exacting professional standards can be guaranteed.

What is the length of time of the act?

I regularly perform from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the client's requirements.

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

No more than 30 minutes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Bespoke quotation per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours

Yes

How do you charge for extra time?

An additional £30 per hour

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, BACS, or credit/Debit card (I carry a Paypal card reader)

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