Jon Pickard Guitarist / Pianist

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Jon Pickard provides live guitar and piano music for your wedding ceremony or reception.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£250
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Guitar
Other Instruments
Piano

Style of Music

Reception Music
Acoustic
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Other Style of Music
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Rat Pack / Swing
Ceremony Music

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

PA System
Full Description
Jon Pickard (www.jonpickard.co.uk) plays a wide range of musical styles to provide something for everyone at your wedding. He has been doing this for over 25 years and has played for over 1000 public and private events, about half of which were weddings. His guitar is a nylon string guitar, on which he plays not just Spanish, Flamenco and Classical music but also countless arrangements of Popular, Modern & Easy Listening tunes. The nylon string guitar provides a silky smooth tone compared with steel strings and is arguably better suited to playing self accompanied instrumental tunes. It can also sing tough and has punch when needed, to stimulate the listener and add fiery rhythms when needed.. On Piano Jon plays timeless love songs and Jazz standards - everything from gentle, melodic tunes to uptempo swing, providing an unforgettable musical ambience. Full details, recordings and testimonials are on the website www.jonpickard.co.uk

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jon Pickard
I love playing music for weddings! I get real pleasure from providing the music for such happy occasions and would like to do the same for you. I recognize that your wedding is about you and will work with you to try to offer you exactly what you want for your Special Day. Please feel free to get in touch for a chat about your requirements.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1994
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
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Sarah
Married in November 2017
June 2016
Thank you, Jon for helping to make our wedding magical!
Jon played at our wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast on Saturday 11th November. It was amazing! The playlist was exactly what we had discussed and many of our guests have specifically complimented what a great idea it was to have such fantastic music throughout. Thank you, Jon for helping to make our wedding magical!
Sue
Married in March 2017
June 2016
he totally exceeded our expectations! He was amazing
Jon played at our wedding at The Rectory and he totally exceeded our expectations! He was amazing, his music (Fields of Gold as I walked down the aisle) was something I will never forget. He is a truly lovely guy and his professionalism second to none. All our guests loved him too .... cannot recommend Jon highly enough.
Jody & Dan
Married in March 2017
June 2016
His music is so stunning, he is very proffesional and such a lovely man.
When planning my wedding one thing i knew i wanted was a guitarist to play lovely music whilst i walked down the aisle and whilst my guests ate their dinner. When searching i cane across john and saw his vast array of.choices after listening to just one of his recordings i was sold!!! His music is so stunning, he is very proffesional and such a lovely man. He really goes above and beyond to make your day special wether it be a wedding or just a party. I encourage everyone who is looking for a guitarist / pianist to get in contact with john. You will not be dissapointed. I gaurantee you that!
Katie
Married in March 2017
June 2016
What a total godsend!!!
I first saw Jon playing at a Spanish restaurant in Center parcs... and my wedding had been booked for the year after.. to which I still hadn't found the music for... So Jon thankfully agreed to come to our wedding and play the afternoon and early evening. What a total godsend!!! His music resonated throughout our whole wedding... We couldn't have asked for anything more (apart from nice weather) We highly recommend Jon Thank you for making our day as beautiful as I imagined & hoped
Adeleine
Married in March 2017
June 2016
It was even better on the day and sounded so beautiful as we walked down the aisle
We booked Jonathon for our wedding in August 2016 because we loved the sound of his playing on his website. It was even better on the day and sounded so beautiful as we walked down the aisle and listened during the canapé's. My husband and I can highly recommend Jonathon for any function as an excellent classical guitarist he was so professional and flexible. So many of our guests commented on how lovely his playing was, so if you book him for your function then you are in for a treat.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bruton, Somerset, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I can't choose just one. Each one is individual and so many have been so wonderful.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional, friendly, fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

I have worked so hard on my musical training because I get my greatest pleasure in sharing my music with other people. I maintain my skills with daily practice even after all these years. I do this because I love it and to see the pleasure it gives others is the greatest reward for me.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy every aspect of the planning of your wedding and choose your musician carefully!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From the initial contact (often more than a year ahead) right through to the Big Day we are in touch as much as required - but most of the details (styles of music required, special tunes for the ceremony, venue logistics etc) are worked out in the early stages. Contracts are exchanged at the point of booking, to secure the date and offer peace of mind.

What makes a romantic first dance?

How about this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsHLEazTKPo