Andy Poll - Wedding Guitarist

This Manchester guitaist has been playing guitar for over 27 years. In January 2015 he finished two and a half years of performing as a solo classical, Spanish and jazz guitarist on the 6-Star Cruise Line - Seabourn. 

Prior to this he spent four years working as a professional musician in London; performing on his own, as well as with a great variety of styles of bands in venues including Wembley Arena, live on BBC and local radio, musical theatres, pubs, bars, clubs, weddings, corporate-events and festivals.

Now he has returned to land he continues to play professionally- he has formed a Spanish Guitar Trio and a Jazz-funk Quartet alongside doing regular function and session work. 

As well as a performer, sight-reader, improviser and studio-musician, he is a keen educator. He has taught classical and electric guitar for over 13 years in education services including Leicestershire Arts in Education, London Brent Music Services and Bolton Music Services.

On moving to Manchester he is thrilled to be running the guitar department at Dawson's Music School in Altrincham where he puts his wide-ranging experience of music education and diverse performing career into his own curriculum.

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Andy Poll - Wedding Guitarist Repertoire

Classical/Spanish

  • Leyenda (Asturias) – Isaac Albeniz
  • Recuerdos de viaje- rumores - Isaac Albeniz 
  • Cavatina (from the film “The Deer Hunter”) – Stanley Myers (arr. John Williams)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tarrega 
  • Capricho Arabe – Francisco Tarrega 
  • Gymnopedie no. 1 – Erik Satie
  • Gymnopedie no. 3 - Erik Satie
  • La Catedral – Agustin Barrios 
  • Spanish Ballad/ Romanza  - Annoymous
  • Illyrian Lullaby – John Addison 
  • Allegro/Nothing Else Matters – Mauro Guiliani/ Metallica
  • Japanese Water Garden – Carey Blyton 
  • Fantasia Original – Jose Vinas 
  • Lagrima – Francisco Tarrega
  • Adelita - Francisco Tarrega
  • Malaguena - improvisation
  • 2 Soleas – Adam del Monte
  • Tarantas – Juan Martin
  • Sound of Bells/Sons de Carrihoes - João Teixeira Guimarães
  • Sunburst-  Andrew York
  • Study in D – Fernando Sor
  • Study in B minor - Fernando Sor
  • Cadenza (from Concierto de Aranjuez) - Joaquin Rodrigo

Popular/Jazz arrangements

  • Yesterday – The Beatles
  • Vincent – Don Mclean (Arr. Chet Atkins)
  • Imagine – John Lennon (Arr. Tommy Emmanuel)
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen (Arr. Tommy Emmanuel)
  • Suicide is Painlesss - Mash theme tune (Ragtime)
  • Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers (Arr. Paul Anderson)
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - As sung by Vera Lynn/ Natt King Cole (Arr. Paul Anderson)
  • Merry xmas Mr. Lawrence – from the David Bowie movie. Ryuichi Sakamoto (Arr. Kotaro Oshio Ed. Paul Anderson)
  • Fly me to the moon - As sung by Frank Sinatra (Arr. Paul Anderson)
  • Misty – Ella Fitzgerald (Arr. Barney Kessel)

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