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Simon Ottery - Virtuoso Guitarist
This guitarist is based in Devon and is available for corporate events, weddings, private party's, music festivals and session work.
"Very rarely will you ever hear the guitar played with such enthusiasm and ease" Jazz Cafe
"The Spanish guitar can be a bit of a precious instrument, however, seen in his hands you are led to believe it is simplicity itself. He literally flies all over it producing everything from beautiful melodic sounds to funky licks with the occasional hypnotic repetitive phrasing you would expect from a folk violinist" Scene Magazine
"A worldly mix of fluent Guitar" Jazz-wise Magazine
"Thanks for showing me up at all three of MY shows !!!" Midge Ure
He has shared the stage with name artists such as guitar legend Albert Lee, John Zarradln, AI Stewart, Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri, and the Hampsters. Also a successful support tour with Midge Ure.
He can also be found performing at music festivals such as Glastonbury and many other music festivals in the South West.
The choice performer for the crews and celebrities involved in the Transat Race preparations, on board the Swan Fan Makkam and regularly works performing at high profile corporate events in the South West.
He has performed in Hollywood California and also spent six months performing on the Pearl Qatar, benchmarked as the middle east's most glamorous location! His original music and guitar playing appeared in prime time BBC TV Hit show "Rick Steins French odyssey"
Along with the standard classical guitar repertoire, he performs unique arrangements of classic tunes such as Take 5, Classical Gas, Hotel California, Human Nature, Bohemian Rhapsody, Eleanor Rigby, Somewhere over the Rainbow plus many other rare and traditional guitar pieces, including many of his own compositions. Also some arrangements of very unexpected music not normally heard coming from a solo instrument. He can perform using classical/Spanish guitar, steel string acoustic and also electric guitar! Tasteful use of a looping pedal can also be incorporated to augment the act to something more usually heard coming from a full band !
He uses a state of the art Bose sound system which not only sounds fantastic but also looks very stylish and elegant and takes up little space. It can also double as a full range sound system for those that require some DJ skills after his performance as a guitarist. Or perhaps some additional ambient music before or after the performance.
The full repertoire would be too long a list. Any song can be requested and unless impossible can be learnt specially for an event.
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