Howard McAllister - Wedding Guitarist

A unique and dedicated musician with over thirty years playing experience and a Master’s degree in music production he is always in demand for weddings and special occasions. Memorising all your requests and presenting your music choices in an immaculate, smart and professional manner. 

Punctual and reliable, he will aim to be ready two hours before your required start time to allow for any eventuality. Also, he offers public liability insurance and electrical safety guarantees which can be provided to your venue at any time and these certificates will always be present for inspection.

With an extensive repertoire ranging from classical music and Spanish guitar through to popular modern acoustic guitar pieces, Italian Mandolin, Celtic favourites and special requests this makes him a great choice for any event. He has had experience of playing at hundreds of wedding ceremonies and will quietly and competently liaise with your registrars and any other officials to allow for a seamless integration into your proceedings.

In the last five years he has performed at birthday parties, St. Valentine dinners and Italian dinner services as well as store openings, funerals, and wedding proposals to great reception and has outstanding reviews in all cases.

 

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Howard McAllister - Wedding Guitarist Repertoire

Classical

  • Anon - Greensleeves
  • Anon - Bourée
  • Anon - A Toy
  • Anon - Packington’s pound
  • Anon - English dance
  • J.S.Bach - Sarabande
  • J.S.Bach - Minuet in G minor (Mandolin)
  • John Dowland
  • Wilson’s Wilde
  • Orlando sleepeth
  • Johann Pachelbel - Canon en Re Majeur
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos - Allegro non troppo
  • Isaac Albéniz - Leyenda/Asturias
  • Isaac Albéniz - Mallorca
  • Bach - Minuet
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Matteo Carcassi - Andante
  • Matteo Carcassi - Allegro
  • Matteo Carcassi - Caprice no. 3
  • Canarios - Canary Jig
  • Thomas Robinson - An Almaigne
  • Thomas Robinson - Grisse his delight
  • Jane Pickering’s Lute book - What if a day or a moneth or a year
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - Ferdinando’s theme
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - Tumbalalaika
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - Sakura
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - Castle Rising
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - Cock o North.
  • Gerald Garcia and John Whitworth - The Lord Zouches Maske
  • Haydn - Andante Cantabile
  • M.Ponce - Allegretto
  • Peo Kindgren - Te Quiero
  • Nino Rota - Love theme from the Godfather
  • Stanley Myers - Cavatina (Theme music from the Deer Hunter)
  • F. Sor - Minuet
  • F. Sor - Study no. 6
  • F. Sor - Andante
  • F. Sor - Andantino
  • Edvard Grieg - In the hall of the Mountain King
  • N.Coste - Study No. 2
  • V.Hausman - Echo
  • Mertz - Adagio
  • J.Whitfelde - The English Huntsuppe
  • Geoffrey Twig - The Hugh Christie pieces
  • Geoffrey Twig - Aguado
  • Geoffrey Twig - Walzer

Italian Music

  • Anon - Italiana
  • Paganini - Sonata in Am
  • M.Guiliani - Moderato
  • M.Guiliani - Ecossaise
  • Raphael Callace - Amor si culla
  • Eduardo di Capua - O Sole Mio
  • Vivaldi - Vivaldi’s theme
  • Mozart - Deh vienni alla finestra from Don Giovanni (Mandolin)
  • Bendetto Persichini - Arrabiosa
  • Bendetto Persichini - Piccollina
  • Bendetto Persichini - Polcha Variata
  • Bendetto Persichini - Il Bacio (Mandolin)
  • Tarantella (Traditional Italian wedding march, Mandolin)
  • The Mandolin and Pelagia’s song from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin soundtrack

Folk Music

  • Calon lan
  • Whiskey in the jar
  • Irish Tune
  • The Lincolnshire Poacher

Spanish Music

  • Malgueña
  • Romance
  • F. Molino - Prelude in D minor
  • A. Diabelli - Minuet
  • A. Diabelli - Tranquillo
  • Francisco Tarrega - Gran Vals
  • Francisco Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
  • Francisco Tarrega - Una Lagrima
  • G. Sanz - Españoleta
  • Gypsy Kings - Bamboleo
  • Farruca
  • Soleares


Popular Music

  • Lionel Richie and Diana Ross - Endless love
  • Bob Marley - No woman no cry
  • Bob Marley - One Love
  • Bob Marley - Caution
  • Bob Marley - Redemption song
  • Bob Marley - Jamming
  • Bob Marley - Soul Rebel
  • Bob Marley - Natural Mystic
  • Bob Marley - Exodus
  • The Police - Every breath you take
  • The Gypsy Kings - Bamboleo
  • Celine Dionne - My heart must go on
  • Celine Dionne - Because you loved me
  • Bryan Adams - Everything I do
  • Bryan Adams - Run to you
  • Berlin - Take my breath away (Theme tune from the film, Top Gun)
  • Dire Straits - The Man’s too strong
  • Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
  • Elvis - Hound Dog
  • Elvis - Suspicious Minds
  • Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In love
  • The Beatles - Daytripper
  • The Beatles - Money
  • The Beatles - All you need is love
  • The Beatles - Here comes the sun
  • The Beatles - Imagine
  • Ben Harper - Forever
  • Bill Withers - Aint no sunshine when she’s gone
  • The Doobie Brothers - Long train running
  • The B52’s - Love shack
  • Gabrielle - Rise
  • Chris Isaacs - Blue Hotel
  • Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  • Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  • Extreme - More than words
  • Gerschwin - Summertime
  • Johnny Halliday - Que Je t’aime
  • J.J. Cale - After Midnight
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Paul Simon - The sound of silence
  • Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
  • Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  • Pink Floyd - Another brick in the wall
  • Pink Floyd - Is there anybody out there
  • Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond
  • Lianne Rimes - How do I live without you
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven
  • Led Zeppelin - Whole lotta love
  • Nina Simone - Feeling good
  • Owl City - Fireflies
  • The Rolling Stones - Angie
  • The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
  • The Rolling Stones - Shine a light
  • The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
  • U2 - With or without you
  • U2 - One
  • UB40 - Red red wine
  • Annie Lennox - Here comes the rain again
  • Faithless - Don’t leave
  • Faithless - Bring my family back
  • Frankie goes to Hollywood - The power of love
  • The Scissor Sisters - Take your mama out
  • George Michael - Faith
  • Stevie Wonder - As
  • Mason Williams - Classical Gas
  • Oasis - Stop crying your heart out
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Otis Reading - Sitting on the dock of the bay
  • Bob Dylan - Knocking on heaven’s door
  • To make you feel my love (Adele cover)
  • Ben E King - Stand by me
  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
  • Marvin Gaye - Heard it through the grapevine
  • Marvin Gaye - Inner city blues
  • Patsy Cline - Crazy
  • Ronan Keating - You say it best
  • Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
  • Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady
  • Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
  • Status Quo - The Wanderer
  • Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel - Make me smile Come up and see me
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing cars
  • Take that - Rule the World
  • Take that - Greatest Day
  • The Stereophonics - Just looking
  • The Troggs - Wild thing
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Wont Back Down
  • The Kingsmen - Louis Loius
  • The Connells - 74-75
  • Third World - 96 Degrees in the shade
  • Lenny Kravitz - It aint over till its over
  • Amy Winehouse - No good
  • The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • Jethro Tull - Pussy Willow
  • William DeVaughn - Be Thankful for What You Got
  • Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Eric Clapton - Layla
  • Eric Clapton - Sunshine of your love
  • Eric Clapton - Crossroads
  • Peter Frampton - Baby I love your way
  • Cyndi Lauper - Time after time
  • The Zutons - Valerie

Miscellaneous

  • Carey Blyton
  • Koto Music
  • Le Cactus
  • The Jungle Book
  • I wanna be like you
  • Noa
  • I don’t know

Howard McAllister - Wedding Guitarist Feedback

"Just a short message to thank you for yesterday - everything you played was just perfect. You helped give us the perfect wedding day to remember. Everyone enjoyed themselves and asked to pass on their thanks to you. Margaret, myself, Jodie and Chris could not have chosen anyone better than yourself for our special day." Jodie and Chris, Clearwell Castle 2013

"Thank you so much for the lovely music you played at Kit's Birthday Party it was so lovely to see such a professional playing. I know there were many many positive comments at the party as everyone enjoyed your music. Kit was overjoyed that you played for him at his party as well...Thank you once again and very Best Wishes!" Caroline and Kit 2013

"Howard added a touch of class to our ceremony, he did an amazing job entertaining our guests prior to the bride’s arrival, and even agreed to learn new songs and hymns at the ceremony. He was a huge hit, with all our guests still commenting on how he added that something special to our day. Lovely guy, well presented and always kept in contact and made our life easier in the lead up to the wedding. Thanks again, much appreciated." Nicholas and Deepa 2013 

 

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