Matt Wilkinson - Classical Guitarist

middleton, manchester M24 4JR Manchester (Greater Manchester) View map

Information about Matt Wilkinson - Classical Guitarist

If you really want to set the tone for your wedding celebration, very little sounds and look better than the classical guitar. Matt Wilkinson is a highly accomplished acoustic guitarist specialising in weddings with a very wide repertoire. Whether you need music for your ceremony, drinks reception or for later on in the celebrations, Matt is versatile with a excellent reputation and also teams up with Grand Central Function Band for later wedding entertainment.

Experience

Matt studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester but has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. He won a Musician’s Benevolent Fund Award to help him with further studies. He was worked extensively in theatre, orchestras and bands. With cutting edge equipment, he guarantees a classical guitar experience that will have guests transfixed.

Services offered

Matt would love to meet you before your wedding to get an idea of the music you prefer. He will custom make a list based on these preferences. Regardless of style, he will learn music he may not already know. Among the style he plays are as follows:

  • Classical
  • Popular music
  • Chart
  • Jazz
  • Price

    From £190 to £450

  • Services

    Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, entertainment

  • Styles

    Classical, lounge, jazz, spanish, latest hits, pop

  • Type

    Solo

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More information about Matt Wilkinson - Classical Guitarist

  • What is included in the wedding package? Tailor made solo guitar performances for your event. Music during the ceremony, reception, meal: sound equipment included. Fully insured. Music in a wide range of styles. Requests
  • How far in advance should I contact you? Earlier the better to guarantee availability but I have done a wedding on less than a week's notice previously
  • Size of group: Soloist
  • Repertoire: Classical traditional pieces: including bridal marches and others, classical guitar favourites, popular songs, chart music, jazz standards and bosa nova and latin
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire? Yes, providing I have at least one week's notice to prepare the music
  • Experience: Classically trained guitarist (MMus) played at many weddings and corporate events around the UK, given many recitals for music clubs and festivals, worked with several orchestras & won several awards
  • Do you have your own equipment? Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service? Yes, a plug socket (for PA)
  • Are you able to travel? Yes, i'm based in Manchester but will cover nationwide
  • Is there a charge for traveling? Yes, inclusive for weddings within Greater Manchester area. Extra added for events further afield
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day? No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals? Alone
  • What is the length of time of the act? Dependent on what is required. This can range from performing during a service, to a full day of music with breaks (approx 5 to 6 hours)
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act? Ready at a moment's notice for set weddings and events. If there are requests, I would prefer more notice
  • Do you do open-air acts? Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event? Per hour
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours? Yes
  • How do you charge extra time? £190 for the first hour at an event and £30 per half-hour thereafter
  • What are the forms of payment? Cheque, bank transfer and cash. £50 deposit on booking

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