The Devon Classical Guitarist - Classical Guitarist

This Devon based classical guitarist started to play the guitar at the age of thirteen, inspired by the electric guitar sound of Hank Marvin. Throughout his teenage years, he received further inspiration from a variety of musicians of the 1960’s including the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. 

He later became interested in both folk and classical guitar, inspired by John Williams, Julian Bream, Bert Jansch, John Renbourne and Segovia.

Following study at the Spanish Guitar Centre in London, where studied under Simon Munting, he received further tuition from Oliver Hunt, professor of guitar at the London College of Music. After four years of intensive study, he was awarded his Associate of the London College of Music diploma in guitar performance.

In 1990 he attended Dartington College of Arts as a full time music student, graduating after a three year study period. During his time at Dartington, he studied steel string guitar under John Renbourne and Classical guitar under Stephen Gordon.

In addition to giving public performances, has played at weddings, restaurants, hotels and for a variety of private functions. His repertoire includes Renaissance dances, 19th century guitar compositions, JS Bach, Latin American music, the Beatles, Delta Blues, Ragtime, Easy listening, Soft Rock, Folk and Celtic music.

He has also recorded a CD featuring a variety of instrumental guitar styles. 

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The Devon Classical Guitarist - Classical Guitarist Repertoire


  • Courante/Ballet/La Volta - Praetorius
  • Little Prelude in D minor (BWV 999) - JS Bach
  • Prelude from Cello Suite No 1 - JS Bach
  • Gavottes One and Two from Cello Suite No 3 - JS Bach
  • Gavotte in Rondo from Lute Suite No 4 - JS Bach
  • Prelude, from Prelude, Fugue and Allegro - JS Bach


  • Study in E minor Op. 6 No. 11 - F. Sor
  • Minuet in C major - F. Sor
  • Minuet in D major - F. Sor
  • Minuet in A major - F. Sor
  • Andantino - F. Sor
  • Spanish Romance - Anon
  • Recuerdos De La Alhambra - Tarrega
  • Rosita - Tarrega
  • El Noy - De La Mare. - trad. Catalan, Llobet
  • El Testamen - De N’ Amelia. - trad Catalan, Llobet

Latin American (20th Century)

  • Study No 1 in E minor - Villa Lobos
  • Prelude No 1 - Villa Lobos
  • Prelude No 2 - Villa Lobos
  • Una Limosna - Por El Amor De Dios - Barrios
  • Sleep of the Little Doll - Barrios
  • Julia Florida - Barrios
  • Vals No 3 - Barrios
  • Cancion y Danza No 1 - Ruiz Pipo
  • Sounds of Bells - Pernambuco
  • Vals Criollo - A. Lauro


  • The Entertainer - Joplin
  • The Cascades - Joplin
  • The Claw - Jerry Reed
  • Blue Finger - Jerry Reed
  • Reedology - Jerry Reed

20th Century Popular & Jazz

  • Yesterday - Lennon/Mcartney
  • Michelle - Lennon/Mcartney
  • Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/Mcartney
  • Blackbird - Lennon/Mcartney
  • Vincent - Don Maclean
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
  • Classical Gas - M. Williams
  • I Love Paris - Cole Porter
  • I’ve Got You under My Skin - Cole Porter - 
  • Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Waller/Brooks
  • Lullaby of Birdland - Shearing
  • Basin Street Blues - Spencer Williams
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street - Fields/McHugh
  • Far Away Places - Whitney/Kramer
  • What a Wonderful World - Weiss/Thiele
  • Don’t Get Around Much Any More - Russell/Ellington
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Howard
  • Days of Wine and Roses - Mercer/Mancini
  • Eternal Love - David Bailey
  • Take Five - Paul Desmond
  • We are the Champions - Freddie Mercury

ACOUSTIC – delta blues, folk, celtic, medieval, contemporary

  • Judy - John Renbourne
  • Angie - Davy Graham
  • Buffalo - Davy Graham
  • Dixie/Cherry - (U.S. Trad), Ibrahim (arr. Renbourne)
  • Plainsong - John Renbourne
  • Sweet Potato - Booker T Jones (arr. Renbourne/Bailey)
  • Lady Goes to Church - John Renbourne
  • The South Wind. - Celtic trad. Arr Renbourne
  • The Blarney Pilgrim. - Celtic trad. Arr Renbourne
  • Bunyan’s Hymn. - trad. Arr Renbourne
  • I Saw Three Ships. - Christmas trad. Arr Renbourne 
  • English Dance. - Celtic trad. Arr Renbourne
  •  The Orphan. - Celtic trad. Arr Renbourne
  • Bron y Aur - Jimmy Page
  • Utopia - D. Bailey
  • Jimmy Page Style - from Total Guitar Magazine
  • In Unison - Gordon Giltrap
  • Beachcomber - Gordon Giltrap
  • Shady Tales - Gordon Giltrap
  • Christmas Carol - Gordon Giltrap
  • Lady Nothings Toy Puffe - John Renbourne
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz
  • Clarsach - John Renbourne
  • The Nine Maidens - John Renbourne
  • The Fiddler - John Renbourne

The Devon Classical Guitarist - Classical Guitarist Feedback

This is just a note to say how much we appreciated your recital on 6th April after the Conference Dinner in the White Hart. We have received a number of comments from delegates which expressed their pleasure in the evening and the recital in particular.” Many thanks and all the best for the future. -

Edward Maunder(Chairman of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering),

Many thanks for your performance at the above event and I would like to convey that I have received many reports that your performance was greatly enjoyed by those who attended.” Yours sincerely -

Ms Karen,Toulalan Development and Admissions Assistant University Of Exeter School Of Engineering,

We would like to thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding. You really helped to make the day come alive.Ourselves and the guests thought you played brilliantly.

Katy and Mark Harrison, University Of Exeter School Of Modern Languages,

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