Howard Travis - Spanish Guitarist

This unique Yorkshire guitarist performs traditional classical guitar, while embracing elements of flamenco and Latin music. From deep haunting melodies, to rejoicing fiesta-like rumbas, he is an excellent choice for weddings and Spanish themed events.

He can create the desired ambiance for any occasion and his playing captures the very spirit of the Spanish guitar.

His musical journey began at a early age by studying classical guitar, which opened up the rich tapestry of the Spanish guitar. Since becoming a professional musician 10 years ago, he has performed at hundreds of weddings and events, and uses this experience to ensure that the music is perfect for your special day. 

With a wide repertoire of graceful classical pieces and lively Latin tunes, he can provide the music for various points of the wedding day. Playing gentle romantic music for the ceremony and joyful, energetic music for the drinks reception. This versatility can help create the atmosphere to accompany the happy day.

He has also toured around the UK and Europe playing concerts and festivals. A highlight was playing to over 3000 people at Sheffield's Music In The Gardens in 2010.

There is something simple and honest, yet powerful about this guitarist's live performances that can really help make a wedding or event even more special. 

This guitarist comes highly recommended by the local Tourism Bureau. He is professional, friendly and a wonderful guitarist. His guitar playing is very special indeed.

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Howard Travis - Spanish Guitarist Repertoire

Classical Spanish 
  • Albeniz -  Leyenda (Asturias) 
  • Anon. - Romance
  • Bach - Air on the G string
  • Bach - Cello Suite No.1 Prelude
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Minuet
  • Carcassi - Various studies
  • Granados - Dance No.5
  • Lauro - Various Waltzes
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Satie - Gymnopedie No.1
  • Tarrega - Gran Vals
  • Tarrega - Lagrima
  • Tarrega - Adelita
  • Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
 
Latin/Popular
  • Bonfa - Manha de Carnaval
  • J. Martin - La Feria
  • J. Martin - Soleares
  • Malaguena 
  • Tangos - Traditional 
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Besame Mucho
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Beatles - Yesterday, Here, There and Everywhere, In My Life and many more
  • Kiss Me
  • My Favorite Things
  • Nature Boy
  • The Gentle Rain
  • The Very Thought of You

Howard Travis - Spanish Guitarist Feedback

"Happy to report that both guitarist and dancer were excellent and we would have no hesitation in using both of them again." Jez Verity, La Feria Restaurant, York, NYE 2016

"Hello, Geoff; Elisabeth’s husband, Adrian, here. He was great, a highly accomplished guitarist and a charming person. Couldn’t have been better! Many thanks." Adrian Winstanley, October 2015

"He was fantastic couldn't rate him higher!" Sasha Phillips, Barnard Castle, August 2015 

"His performance at our wedding was superb, everything we hoped for and more. Many guests have commented on how appropriate and lovely his playing was, totally in keeping with the atmosphere of the occasion. A very, very talented young man who certainly doesn't appear to be getting the exposure and recognition he deserves. Thanks for your site Geoff as I doubt that we would have found him without it and would recommend him without any hesitation." Rob & Mags, Wedding, Wentbridge House Hotel May 2015 

"Sorry for the slow response but I have been on holiday for the last two weeks and it is my first day back today. Our event on Thursday 16th October was a great success. The guitarist was fantastic. He was very punctual and was smartly dressed. A number of customers commented on how good he was. Your service was excellent and the process was very straightforward, no problems at all. We would definitely recommend you to others and will be very happy to use you in the future. Many thanks," 
Anthea (Barkers of Northallerton), October 2014

"Thank You for organizing the guitarist to play here at The Woolpack last Saturday. The guitarist did a superb job he was punctual, very smart, plus a very professional artist. All commented on how good he was and the broad selection of tunes was superb. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Spanish guitarist. Once again thank you!" Glenn Royston, The Woolpack, (The Emmerdale Pub) June 2013

 
'....played at both the ceremony and reception of our wedding. Many of the guests commented how beautiful and moving they found his playing. It certainly captured the moment perfectly for us...thank you!'
Dr & Mrs A.J Hogarth
 
'... was recommended to me by a friend, to play at my daughter's christening. He created a fun and lively atmosphere at the party. He is a superb guitarist and I can highly recommend him!'
Mr & Mrs F Dogan
 
'This guitarist played at our wedding and provided the perfect accompaniment to our special day. Everyone commented on how fabulous he was and I wouldn't hesitate to use him for further occasions and will definitely be recommending him to friends and colleagues.'
Mr & Mrs C Freer
 
'...his guitar playing is full of rich textures and is a joy to listen to - fantastic! He is a rare talent, not to be missed.' 
The Yorkshire Post
 
'Invigorating Latin rhythms with evocative melodies - breath-taking!'
The Sheffield Telegraph
 

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