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Jon Pickard Guitarist / Pianist

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Jon Pickard provides live guitar and piano music for ceremony or reception.
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Solo Musician
Style of Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Other Style of Music
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Primary Instrument(s)
Guitar
Piano
Additional Services
PA System
Pricing & Costs
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  • £250
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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 Flamenco 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 dynamics to the playing. 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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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    • Bruton, Somerset, England
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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.
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 #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