James Applin - Wedding Guitarist

James creates a beautiful sound playing classic pop songs, jazz songs, Latin and classical guitar repertoire and brings an extra touch of class to any event.

His versatility as a guitarist comes from his breadth of experience. He started playing the guitar at the age of 9 and his first teacher was a professional jazz guitarist.  In his late teens he started studying classical guitar, going on to study music at the Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama. Whilst he was there he studied with the great classical guitarist John Mills.

He has also studied latin guitar with the legendary Argentinian guitarist Jorge Morel and had lessons and attended masterclasses with John Williams, David Russell, Stephan Rak and Eleftheria Kotzia.

During his playing career he has given solo classical guitar performances, played electric guitar in pop and rock bands, played with orchestras, worked in theatre bands providing music for musicals and even played bass guitar in a 16 piece national jazz/funk band.

He writes many of his own arrangements of popular songs and if there is a specific piece that you want, he will even write a unique arrangement just for you.

 

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James Applin - Wedding Guitarist Repertoire

  • A Whole New World
  • Adelita (Tarrega)
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Alla Polacca (Carulli)
  • Allegretto (Carulli)
  • Andreína (vals venezelano)
  • Annie's Song 
  • Asturias (Albeniz)
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Basin Street blues
  • Beatles Medley (Michelle, Eleanor Rigby, All My Loving, And I Love Her, Yesterday)
  • Blackbird
  • Bluesette
  • Body And Soul
  • But Not For Me
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • Canarios (Sanz)
  • Candle In The Wind
  • Caro Amigo Gudin (samba)
  • Cavatina - theme from The Deer Hunter
  • Charade
  • Close To You
  • Danza - presto and allegretto (Zarate)
  • Danza Brasilera
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Dear Prudence
  • Diana (gualambao)
  • Diego (polo venezelano)
  • Diferencias Sobre Guardame Las Vacas (Narvaez)
  • Django
  • Don't Dream Of Anybody But Me
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Dreams
  • El Condor Pasa (peruvian folk song)
  • El Marabino (vals venezelano)
  • El Negrito (vals venezelano)
  • El Sueno De La Munequita
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Embraceable You
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
  • Falling In Love Again
  • Fandango - Danse Espanole (Carulli)
  • Far Away Places
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Feelin Groovy
  • Fill Your Heart
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • For No One
  • Freight Train (trad.)
  • Frevo Bajado
  • From Me To You
  • Galopp (Carcassi)
  • Gavotte in C (Handel)
  • Gigue (Logy)
  • Girl
  • Girl Talk
  • Golden Brown
  • Hello
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Here, There And Everywhere
  • Homeward Bound
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Say A Little Prayer For You
  • I Will Always Love You
  • I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • In The Mood
  • Invitation
  • It Ain't Necessarily So
  • It's A Raggy Waltz
  • It's All Too Much
  • Jazz Samba (Byrd)
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach)
  • Julia
  • Kathy's Song
  • Killing Me Softly
  • La Gatica (vals venezelano)
  • Lagrima (Tarrega)
  • Leandro (joropo)
  • Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (trad.)
  • Mam'selle
  • Mazurka (Tarrega)
  • Milonga Del Angel (Piazzolla)
  • Misionera (Morel)
  • Menuet in Am (Handel)
  • Menuet I in Am (Handel)
  • Menuet II in Am (Handel)
  • Menuett And Trio (Matiegka)
  • Minuett in C (Molino)
  • Minuet En Do (Barrios)
  • Minuet in A (Sor)
  • Minuet in C - allegro (Sor)
  • Minuet in C - allegretto (Sor)
  • Minuet in G (Sor)
  • Mood Indigo
  • Mother Nature's Son
  • Mrs Robinson 
  • Natalia (vals venezelano)
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Octopus's Garden
  • Oh Lady Be Good
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Ornithology
  • Paparazzi
  • Parazula
  • Passepied in A (Handel)
  • Perdido
  • Petite Fleur
  • Prelude (from Suite Del Sur)
  • Preludio (Barrios)
  • Price Tag
  • Pulling Mussells
  • Railroad Bill (trad.)
  • Recuerdos De La Alhambra (Tarrega)
  • Registro (from Suite Venezolana)
  • Road Rage
  • Romanza (anon.)
  • Round Midnight
  • 'S Wonderful
  • Sailing
  • Samba Dees Days (Byrd)
  • Sambarado (samba)
  • Sarabande in A (Handel)
  • Satin Doll
  • Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  • She Loves You
  • Sir Duke
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Sonata in A (Cimarosa)
  • Sonata in Bm (Cimarosa)
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Spanish Harlem
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Stardust
  • Stormy Weather
  • Study in A (Carcassi)
  • Study in Am - allegretto (Carcassi)
  • Study in Am - andante (Carcassi)
  • Study Op. 60 No.25 - allegro brillante (Carcassi)
  • Sultans Of Swing
  • Summertime
  • Sunny
  • Take Five
  • Take The 'A' Train
  • Taking A Chance On Love
  • Tatiana(vals venezelano)
  • The Birth Of The Blues
  • The Boxer
  • The Boy Was Kissing The Girl (trad.)
  • The Entertainer
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • The Girl Next Door
  • The Green Leaves Of Summer
  • The Man I Love
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • The Sound Of Silence
  • Torn
  • Tres Diferencias Por Otra Parte (Narvaez)
  • Triste
  • Underneath Your Clothes
  • Vals (from Suite Venezolana)
  • Verano Porteno - tango (Piazzolla)
  • Virtual Insanity
  • Watermelon Man
  • West Coast Blues
  • What A Wonderful World
  • What About Love
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • When I Need You
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • When We Dance
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • Wilson's Rag (trad.)
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Woman
  • Worry Beads (Michael Berkeley)
  • Xarango Do Vovo (choro-maxixe)
  • Yacambú (vals venezelano)
  • Yesterday
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Your Song
  • Zambeando (traditional)
  • Zambeando (Morel)
  • Zeynep (milonga portena)
  • Zorba The Greek

James Applin - Wedding Guitarist Feedback

"We were highly delighted with the guitarist's performance, he was perfect, so gifted... all our choices of songs he played perfectly, he is a very talented musician. He is highly recommended." Ray and Sandra, June 2015