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Simon Davies

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Quoted price is for 2½ hours playing spread over 3 hour period.

About Simon Davies

Simon Davies studied at both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music before receiving his honours degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

He is one half of The Arada Guitar Duo, whose recent release for Landor Records, ‘Mediterranean’ received glowing reviews from publications such as International Record Review and Gramophone magazine. The duo has also performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and in some of the country’s finest chamber music venues.

Simon has performed in a number of Royal Shakespeare Company productions, appearing on stage in the West End run of “Romeo and Juliet” and the critically acclaimed “Venus & Adonis”. Simon is also a featured classical artist for Cunard, frequently appearing on the Queen Mary 2 liner.

With 15 years experience of performing for corporate functions, parties and weddings, Simon is a sensitive and eclectic performer. His repertoire incorporates classical, Spanish, jazz, flamenco and popular styles.

Recent venues where he has played have included; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Claridges, The Waldorf, Natural History Museum, House of Lords, Salvador Dali Museum, Goodwood House, Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Babington House.

Simon usually plays for two-and-a-half hours over a three hour period.

Price from: £250

Travel and cost: 
Simon Davies is based in Bedfordshire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"The comments we got from guests were really positive and we felt that Simon added a lot to the afternoon."
Judith Geary - wedding reception - Cambridge - August 2008

"Simon was very good and created the perfect atmosphere for our evening."
Amber Bates - corporate reception - London - June 2008

"Added to the atmosphere of our wedding reception. Good choice of music and would recommend to other people."
Hayley Tomlin - wedding reception - Hertfordshire - December 2007

"Simon was perfect for the type of evening our client wished for. Many thanks."
Karen Homer - birthday party - Oxfordshire - June 2005

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Songs List: 

Popular
Annie's Song
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Bamboleo
Beatles - Hey Jude, Imagine, Yesterday, Here There and Everywhere
Born Free
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bright Eyes
Cavatina
Danny Boy
Every Breath You Take
Feelin' Groovy
Hello
He's my Brother
I know him So Well
Lady in Red
Love Changes Everything
Manha de Carnaval
Memory
Misty
Moon River
Music of the Night
Nights in White Satin
September Song
Something Stupid
Somewhere Out There
Streets of London
Summertime
The Carnival Is Over
The Entertainer
The Girl from Ipanema
The Party's over
Theme from Titanic
Whiter Shade of Pale
You Were Always on My Mind

Classics
Rodrigo - Concierto De Aranjuez
Boccherini - Minuet
Schubert - Ave Maria
Myers - Cavatina
Farruco - Morenito Do Brazil
Haydn - Trio
Lauro - Various Waltzes
Sor - L'encouragement
Ravel - Pavane
Albeniz - Cordoba
Carulli - Largo & Rondo
Satie - Gymnopedies
Joplin - New Rag / Maple Leaf Rag
Anon - Romance
Anon - Fandanguilo
Bizet - Habernera From Carmen
Vivaldi - Sonatas
Albeniz - Tango
Gypsy Kings - Bambaleo
Abreu - Tico Tico
Arndt - Nola
Nazareth – Bambino
Bach - Inventions
Vivaldi – Andante

This is just a selection from Simon’s repertoire. For clients who don't specify a type of music he usually includes a selection of classical, popular, Spanish, show tunes, etc. He can also adapt his programme to feature a specific type of music, eg: Spanish, South American, etc. The repertoire list is always expanding.