Classical and Finger-style Guitarist

Classical and Finger-style Guitarist in London

Oliver is a versatile professional solo instrumental classical & finger-style guitarist. He graduated with a first-class degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music in 2014.

Oliver started playing at a young age, covering a wide range of playing styles as he progressed. As a teenager, he achieved Grade 8 Distinction in both Electric and Classical Guitar. Oliver is an experienced performing musician with professional gear and attitude.

Available to hire as a solo instrumental musician with his own amplification (PA), he can deliver guitar music in multiple genres to your taste; Classical Music (including Spanish and Flamenco pieces), Popular Song Guitar Arrangements, and/or Hybrid picked style (Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe Instrumental guitar pieces).

Example Songs Include:

-Classical, Spanish and Traditional Music such as: Cavatina, Spanish Romance, Greensleeves, Canon in D, Moonlight Sonata etc.

-Popular Song Arrangements for Guitar: E.g. The Beatles, The Eagles, Queen, Stevie Wonder etc.

-A Variety of Hybrid Picking Pieces such as tunes by guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe: Guitar Boogie, Classical Gas, Clap, Valley of Rocks, Ram etc.

Oliver is perfect for Recitals, Weddings, Receptions, Restaurants and more.



Capricho Arabe


Classical Gas

The Valley Of Rocks

To Be Over

Wichita Lineman

Song List:

-Classical, Key: Major–
Air On The G String – Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Canarios – Gaspar Sanz
Cannon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Cavatina – Stanley Myers
Concerto in D – Vivaldi
Country Dance – Ferdinando Carulli
Estudio Study No 1 – Francisco Tárrega
Malaguena – Ernesto Lecuona
Minuet in G – Johann Sebastian Bach
Ode To Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven
Study In C Major – Fernando Sor

–Classical, Key: Minor–
BVW 995 Gavvotte 1 – Johann Sebastian Bach
Bourree in Em – Johann Sebastian Bach
Capricho Arabe – Francisco Tárrega
Estudio Study No 2 – Francisco Tárrega
Für Elise – Ludwig van Beethoven
Greensleeves – Traditional
Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
Scarborough Fair – Traditional
Sor Study 5 – Fernando Sor
Spanish Romance – Anonymous

–Popular Songs–
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Dueling Banjos – Eric Weissberg
Dust In The Wind – Kansas
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Get Back – The Beatles
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hotel California – The Eagles
House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
Imagine – John Lennon
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Charles Fox
Kingston Town – UB40
Let It Be – The Beatles
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Whisky in the Jar – Traditional
Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb

Silent Night – Franz Gruber
White Christmas – Irving Berlin
–Steve Howe Guitar Tunes–
Ancient – Steve Howe
Australia – Steve Howe
Bareback – Steve Howe
Beginnings – Steve Howe
Cactus Boogie – Steve Howe
Clap – Steve Howe
Diary Of A Man Who Vanished – Steve Howe
Intersection Blues – Steve Howe
Masceraide – Steve Howe
Meadow Rag – Steve Howe
Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
Ram – Steve Howe
Second Initial – Steve Howe
Sketches in the Sun – Steve Howe
Solitare – Steve Howe
To Be Over – Steve Howe
Valley Of Rocks – Steve Howe
–Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Tunes–
Borsalino – Tommy Emmanuel
Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Guitar Boogie – Arthur Smith
Jack Magic – Tommy Emmanuel
Mombasa – Tommy Emmanuel

When Oliver wandered onto the stage, picked up his guitar and began playing softly, the entire audience fell silent. We couldn’t quite believe what we were hearing. If you don’t know Oliver, I suggest you catch up with him while you can still afford a ticket! – Jane Tucker (2018).

Oliver is a guitar virtuoso very much in the mould of Django Reinhardt. Oliver’s a very expressive player with a style bordering on the neo-classical. His performance is something of a homage to Steve Howe, a love evidenced by his playing in a Yes tribute act Fragile. He’s the type of guitarist who makes it look to easy as he performs Yes’ ‘To Be Over’ and Howe’s ‘Sketches in the Sun’ providing faithful interpretations of hard to play classics. ‘Clap’ from ‘The Yes Album’ is handled with great dexterity and is set is rewarded with rapturous applause.- Pulse-Alternative Magazine! (2018).

And I was taken away by his skill and the good flow of feeling in the music. It was magical. I felt mesmerised as his fingers rolled through a network universe of interconnected scales, keys, riffs, licks and melodies. Like a magician with smoke and mirrors waving the wand of a guitar. And the sounds he was making reconstructed themselves as moods as they passed from ear to brain. The ideas passing from writer to live performer to listener. – Music Workers Diary (2015).