Geoff Robb - Guitarist
Looking for a classical guitarist in Sussex? Geoff Robb is a Sussex classical guitarist and composer and also the founder of Find a Performer. He was born into a musical family and began performing as a street musician in his late teens and early twenties while travelling throughout Europe.
Since then he has played at several hundred weddings, concerts, parties and events across the UK and Ireland and performs on a guitar he made himself with the expert help of luthiers Richard Osborne and Cameron Mobbs.
In 2017 he launched his 3rd album 'The Burren' which is an album of original instrumental guitar compositions that blend Geoff's classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music.
In 2018 Geoff won the Brighton Fringe 'Latest Music Award Award' which is the only prize for music in the festival.
"Very talented - makes the guitar sound like 2 guitars and a piano" BBC Southern Counties
He studied classical guitarist with Paul Gregory (winner of the International Segovia Prize), and has had tuition from many of the top classical guitarists and has a diploma in jazz. He has performed Vivaldi's 'Concerto for Lute in D' (on the guitar) with The Bath Concertina Orchestra but works mostly as a soloist, playing recitals at arts festivals and guitar festivals across the UK and can often be seen as the ‘warm-up act’ for many international touring guitarists as they pass through Sussex.
“Geoff Robb – an outstanding guitarist. Every song he played was impeccable and his innovative technique was of the highest standard.” The Argus
Geoff is now based in Sussex and enjoys providing beautiful background music, both gentle and entertaining for weddings, corporate events and parties. He specialises in classical music from Spain and Latin America but also includes music that your guests will know and love including arrangements of popular songs.
He is also passionate about writing music - his compositions blend his classical training and interest in healing and meditation with his love of Celtic and Spanish music.
“A sensitive player” – Bath Chronicle
Geoff's websites are:
www.geoffrobb.com (concert bookings)
www.guitaristwedding.com (wedding bookings)
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Geoff Robb - Guitarist Feedback
“Geoff was very professional, easy to work with and self-sufficient, which was exactly what we needed for our event. We appreciated him taking the initiative to explore what was needed for the space too.
His playing was brilliant and of a very high standard. His playing made the event - thank you
Holly Lombardo, House of Commons, London (January 2020)
“We were both delighted and honoured to have Geoff play at my son's wedding. He was prompt, courteous and his music created a beautiful, textured soundscape atmosphere for this wonderful occasion. Geoff is a technically gifted musician and we would recommend him to anyone wishing to make their special day even more beautiful.
Kara , (September 2019)
“Beautiful guitar music which was the perfect accompaniment to our wedding ceremony. Geoff is hugely talented and also a pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and we will definitely be looking to involve him in other celebrations in the future, Very highly recommended.
Penny Allen, (July 2019)
“Wow, what a very special afternoon. 15 years after our very special wedding day it was magical to have the very talented Geoff playing at my mums 65th birthday garden party. Hearing Cavatina all these years later and watching my kids in awe of his guitar playing was just perfect. Thanks Geoff - love how your passion for music captivates your audience. x
Ellie, (July, 2018)
“It was a pleasure to have Geoff at our wedding receipton. The music he played was fitting for the setting. He placed himself in the courtyard and it was lovely to hear the acoustic guitar floating in the sunshine. He was smartly presented and punctual. Some of our guests asked for his contact details as they were so impressed.
Sam Coe, (June, 2018)
“I just wanted to thank you for the superb performance you provided at our wedding on 14th July at Horsebridge Station. It provided the perfect touch to give our al fresco drinks reception the ambience it needed and during our wedding breakfast a relaxed feel which was just what we wanted. It was a huge privilege to have met you and to have experienced first-hand your extraordinary playing which we were just enchanted by from start to finish, along with our guests.
“Geoff played almost continually for the entire evening at a sound level that nicely filled the background and we would recommend him to anyone who wants to have sophisticated live music for a commercial or private event.
PF Cope, Marketing Manager, Honda,
“Hi Geoff, Just wanted to send a quick e mail now we are back from honeymoon to thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Newick Park on the 9th July. A number of people commented on how perfect the music was and how it contributed to the atmosphere of a beautiful summer wedding. Mike and I are both very grateful to you for playing and helping to create some very evocative memories of our wedding.
Kate and Mike Barber,
“I would like to say Thank You, for playing so beautifully at our wedding reception, your music was truly lovely, and provided the perfect background music during our wedding breakfast. We have had many compliments about you, and will certainly be recommending you to others. Thanks again, Geoff.
Caroline & Simon Ellis,
“I just wanted to thank you so much for your performances at Catherine & Will's wedding on Saturday - I was so sorry not to thank you personally and to have missed your departure, but I understand that Catherine & Will saw you and thanked you.Your playing was perfect and I was personally very grateful for your beautiful playing, particularly before the ceremony whilst waiting for Catherine! The pieces we all eventually chose created just the right atmosphere, and many of our guests of all ages commented upon your playing and how much they had enjoyed it. Thank you so much for helping to make Catherine & Will's day so special and memorable.
“Thank you for playing at our wedding anniversary, the spanish guitar performance was excellent and our guests who play the guitar all commented on your technical ability and the beautiful melodic music. It was a pleasure to listen to these beautiful pieces which definitely enhanced our party.
Anne Donckele-Davis, (July, 2012)
“We wanted to say a huge Thank You for playing at our wedding. You were simply sensational! We were both completely completely blown away and every single one of our guests commented on how brilliant you were. You certainly made a huge impression and really made our wedding day special
Tom & Samantha, Bury Court Barn (September, 2012)
“Hi Geoff, Thank you again for your beautiful guitar playing at the start of our evening of celebrations to mark the occasion of Georgina's 21st birthday. It was just perfect and enjoyed by all our family and friends! Many, many thanks
Julie Brazier, (July, 2014)
“Dear Geoff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for playing so beautifully for us during our wedding reception last Monday. Our friends and family all commended your effortless guitar playing expertise and you managed to create just the right atmosphere we were hoping for! We know that you are some miles away from us, but we would not hesitate in recommending you to others who are looking for somebody so talented to play for them.
Mr & Mrs Valentine, (April, 2015)
“Hi Geoff, thanks for making our day so special with your guitar music. It was especially kind of you to accommodate our request for you to play a certain piece of music for our singer to sing to which meant you learning another piece of music at short notice. Lots of our guests commented on hoe nice it was with you playing music at our ceremony and drinks reception. It was also very easy to book and we had regular email communication with you about our wishes around music. Many thanks for your excellent service which we'd use again.
Val and Lynda, Royal Pavilion Brighton (May, 2015)
“Apologies for not replying to you sooner - things were a bit crazy after the wedding. We loved the Spanish guitar you played, as did our guests and it was perfect for our wedding. We had so many comments about how lovely the music was so thank you. I will definitely be recommending you to others and will post a review online. Thank you so much, we really appreciated all the effort you put into it.
Lisa & Jon, Royal Victoria Patriotic Build (July, 2015)
“Thanks very much for playing for us on Sunday at our Ruby Wedding lunch. We have received many very favourable comments on the both the quality and appropriateness of your playing. The selection you chose was perfect, even down to Misty just as I was served my fillet steak (scary), and the person sitting nearest to you was raving about your fingering technique. Thanks again for enhancing our day in such a special way.
Graham Morris, Tyrrells Wood Golf Club (October, 2015)
“Hi Geoff. Thank you very much for playing at our wedding on Sat. Your playing was great and lots of people commented on how good you were. We had a great day and the music fitted in perfectly. Thank you again.
Rory McCann, Fitzleroi Barns, Pulborough (October, 2015)
“Happy to provide feedback - you were great! Your music was just perfect and thanks for being so flexible and receptive to our wants, and very responsive to our emails. Including playing the beautiful piece with Ulrika. Booking system was easy too - many thanks again!
Pete and Natalie, Nymans Gardens (July, 2016)
“Thank you for your beautiful playing last night. It was perfect for the occasion - striking just the note of relaxed sophistication that I was hoping to achieve. I only wish I had had 2 pairs of ears - one to listen to you properly and one to listen to my guests. Hope it wasn’t too odd playing amongst the specimen jars!
Beth, Royal College of Surgeons (February 2013)