Spanish guitar for weddings, functions and events - Bristol based

Educated to Masters level at Goldsmiths College, London and with 20 years of performance experience, Chris Harper is effortlessly comfortable when providing atmospheric entertainment and his extensive knowledge of a varied repertoire (which ranges from traditional European classical guitar to foot tapping flamenco trickery and also sensual classical pieces with a South American edge and classic rock and pop songs arranged for solo guitar) means he is more than capable of adapting his set to meet the requirements of any event. 

Set up and area

Chris has Public Liability insurance his own PAT tested amplification (certificates available upon request) which is suitable for small to medium-sized venues or can be plugged into a PA system for larger venues. He is also happy to perform un-amplified, indoors or out. Chris is now available in the South West, South East, the Midlands and Wales, he is always very well presented, polite and punctual. He is also happy to learn pieces on request with due notice.

Guitar lessons

And if you’re based in Bristol Chris also gives guitar lessons and not just on the classical guitar, feel free to enquire via the contact form at the bottom of this page or visit Chris’ other teaching/performing website here

South American Classical


Current repertoire


Bach – Air on a G string

Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1

Bach – Prelude in D Minor

Bach – Bouree in E minor

Beethoven – Ode to Joy

Beethoven – Fur Elise

Brahms – Lullaby

Chopin – Prelude No.7

Dvorak – Theme from New World Symphony

Grieg – Morning (Peer Gynt)

Guiliani – Sonata, Op.15, !st Mvmt, Allegro Spiritoso

Myers – Cavatina

Pachelbel – Canon in D

Rodrigo – Aranjuez mon amour

Ryan – Birds Flew Over the Spire

Satie – Gymnopedie No.1

Sor – Etude No.1

Sor – Etude No.5

Tchaikovsky – Theme from Swan Lake

Wagner – Bridal March



Alegrias Melocotones de Ronda

Alegrias en mi con silencio      

Alegrias en la         



Fandangos de Huelva



Granandinas Albacin



La Cana




Rumba del de nieve  

Rumba Romanza 



Zapateado para Bailer     



Spanish and South American composers

Albeniz – Tango

Barrios – Una Limosnita porAmor de Dios

Brouwer – Etude No.1

Calatuyud – Cancion de Cuna

Calatuyud – Bolero

Calatuyud – Vals

Calatuyud – Bulerias

Moreno Torroba – Arada

Moreno Torroba – Nocturno

Pernambuco – Sons de Carrilhoes

Piazzolla – Milonga del Angel

Romero – Soleares

Tarrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Tarrega  – Adelita

Tarrega – Lagrima

Villas Lobos – Choros No.1

Villas Lobos – Prelude No.1

Villas Lobos – Prelude No.2

Classic rock & pop arranged for solo guitar

Don’t fear the reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

(Everything I do) I do it for you – Bryan Adams

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Fields of gold – Sting

Hey Jude – The Beatles

Hotel California – Eagles

House of the rising sun – The Animals

In my life – The Beatles

I will always love you – Whitney Houston

Let it be – The Beatles

Make you feel my love – Bob Dylan

More than a feeling – Boston

Nights in white satin – The Moody Blues

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Unchained melody – Righteous Brothers

Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton

You’ve got a friend – Carole King


"Chris played at our wedding reception. He played a lovely selection of pieces that were greatly appreciated by me , my wife and our guests. Chris was very friendly and helpful both in discussing our requirements beforehand and on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend him"
John Vasey
September 2018
"I just wanted to thank you again for performing for us last Sunday. I've had many guests voluntarily offering very positive feedback on your playing which helped the party to go extremely well. Thanks and best wishes"
Malcolm, Sanpa Spanish Restaurant
May 2018
"Chris arrived early, was very amiable , performed very well and is a credit to his profession. Would definitely use him again should the occasion arise. Our guests were extremely happy and thought his contribution added to a wonderful celebration for my wife"
Richard S.Walker
December 2017
"Chris is an awesome guitarist and very professional, we were very impressed with him and look forward to having him again"
Stephen Floyd, Los Banditos, Birmingham
November 2017

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Feel free to get in touch if you’d like a quote for your event. You can either fill in the form below or write to me at or have a look at my facebook page: