Solo Instrumental Guitarist And Vocalist
Huw is a London-based Solo instrumental guitarist and vocalist.
He has worked as a resident musician in venues such as Eight Members Club, Revolution Bank, Trafalgar Square Hilton, Lost Angel Battersea, Prince Regent Kensington, Gaucho Hampstead, Brixton Dogstar, La Gondola in Battersea, China White West End, River Lounge Tower Bridge, Number Ten Ladbroke Grove, Viva Viva Crouch End, Gold Coast Brixton, Gaucho Picadilly and Wyndham Grand Chelsea, as well as playing one-offs in many top venues such as Claridges, Hyatt Regency, Light Bar and Momo’s, plus countless weddings and private parties, corporate functions for blue-chip companies like Microsoft, and private art exhibitions for artists like Banksy.
He plays both his own compositions and a wide range of latin jazz and soul classics.
With the soul band Spengler, Howard has also played at nightclubs all over London, like Infinity Club, Sound, and Dingwalls, and held residencies at Mass and China White.
Spengler’s early releases have received club and radio airplay from top DJs worldwide, including Patrick Forge [Kiss FM], Chris Phillips [Choice FM], Michael Rutten [Soulsearching / Compost], Dom Servini [Wah Wah 45s / Straight No Chaser] and many more, and have been praised as ‘future classics’.
Genius at work! Thank you for an excellent performance at my sisters wedding. I have to say, myself and the guests were in awe and thoroughly enjoyed the music and your unique voice melted a lot of hearts!!! I lost count the amount of times I had people asking me where I found you and generally complementing a superbly accomplished performance. I know within 48 hours I had received 2 requests from guests asking how to book your services, I only hope one day you will play on the stage your talent so deserves. Keep me posted of any up and coming gigs you may have I would love to follow what I believe will be a great career.
We have worked with Howard for over a year. He has performed many times for us and has always received positive feedback. He has always left a lasting impression on guests at the venues he has played prompting clients to enquire about him directly a number of times. Howard is always on time, smart and has a brilliant attitude. We would highly recommend him to any client.
We just want to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and we are both very pleased to have discovered you and your talent. Several of our guests have commented on your music too and said how much they enjoyed it. Thanks also for learning our first dance, loved the way you sang it! Next time we are in London we will be in touch and hopefully come and hear you again.
– Karen Stevens
Had a brilliant time last night – you played some awesome tunes and people commented on what a talented trio you all are. Your music is really uplifting. It was excellent and thank you so much – I hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed hearing you. I would thoroughly recommend you.
– Jackie Barry
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for playing at the engagement party on Saturday. Everybody enjoyed your music so much – we have had some really lovely feedback. We will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again!
Howard played at our wedding and he was great. He has a wide repertoire of songs, including jazz, soul and Latin music, both ballads and more uptempo numbers. He was highly professional and there was fantastic feedback from the guests. He is also very easy to deal with, which made our wedding preparations that bit easier. We’d definitely book Howard again!
I arranged for Howard to provide live music at my sister’s wedding celebration, and was extremely pleased with the result. The music was excellent, and really made the occasion – it contributed amazingly to the ambience of the dinner (in a large hall). From discussing our requirements, through to setting up and the performance itself, he and his band displayed a very high level of professionalism and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to others.
Howard has played a residency at our Battersea Park gigs to crowds of up to 1000 at a time and over the four hours of the gig to listeners in the thousands. His repertoire is wide-ranging and I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking at using his services.
Agua de Beber (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Aguas de Marco (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
All I Need To Get By (Marvin Gaye + Tammi Terrell)
Always and Forever (Luther Vandross / Heatwave)
Angel Eyes (Tony Bennett)
As (Stevie Wonder)
As if You Read My Mind (Stevie Wonder)
As Rosas Nao Falam (Cartola)
Bamboleo (Gypsy Kings)
Berimbeu (Powell / De Moraes)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel)
Brown Sugar (D’Angelo)
Caravan (Duke Ellington)
Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club)
Chega de Saudade (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Come in out of the Rain (Parliament)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Dear Life (Anthony Hamilton)
Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Disritmia (Martinho da Vila)
Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Don’t Let it Bring You Down (Neil Young)
Don’t let me down (The Beatles)
Falling (Alicia Keys)
Feelin’ Good (Nina Simone)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Fly Me To the Moon (Frank Sinatra / Astrud Gilberto)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother (The Hollies)
Heart’s Desire (Don Blackman)
Hercules (Aaron Neville)
Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles)
Hoochie Coochie Man (Muddy Waters)
How Sweet It Is To be Loved by You (Marvin Gaye)
I get the Sweetest Feeling (Jackie Wilson)
I Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Put A Spell On You (Nina Simone)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
In a Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington)
Insensatez (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Is This Love? (Bob Marley)
It’s a Man’s Man’s World (James Brown)
Jesse (Mother Earth)
Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Like a Star (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Love Me Or Leave Me (Nina Simone)
Mas Que Nada (Jorge Ben / Sergio Mendez)
Master Blaster/Jammin’ (Stevie Wonder)
Moon River (Frank Sinatra)
Music to Watch Girls By (Andy Williams)
My Girl (Otis Redding)
Nature Boy (Nat King Cole)
Oh! Darling (The Beatles)
One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Poder de Criacao (Joao Noguiera)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Right on For the Darkness (Curtis Mayfield)
Shackles / Praise You (Mary Mary)
So Much Trouble in the World (Bob Marley)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole)
Soul Divine (Amp Fiddler)
Soul Man (Sam and Dave)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Spanish Joint (D’Angelo)
Stand by Me (Ben E King)
Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald + Louis Armstrong)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Tell It Like It Is (The Neville Brothers)
That’s the Way Love Is (Marvin Gaye)
The Look of Love (Burt Bacharach / Dionne Warwick)
The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
Triste (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Tudo Que Voce Pode Ser (Clube de Esquinas)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Bros)
Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
Velha Infancia (Tribalistas)
Walk on By (Burt Bacharach)
Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Wilson Pickett)