Hire a Flamenco Guitarist
Hire a Flamenco Guitarist for events anywhere in the U.K.
Book a Flamenco Guitarist for weddings, private celebrations, Spanish themed events music societies, guitar societies, summer schools and residential music courses, theatres and for many other occasions.
We are thinking of hiring a Spanish guitarist for our event. Could you tell us more about the music that you play?
Tomás has one absolutely key principal in all of his work.
His music is for you, for your event.
Therefore, it is clear that it must be the music that you really want.
Tomás will play music which is certainly Spanish flamenco and classical but which must always have:
Rhythm and Melody
There may well be many very complex, sophisticated classical guitar compositions but they may not necessarily always be appropriate for all occasions.
Tomas’s clients are always intelligent cultured people who know how to listen to and appreciate music.
They often have previous experience and knowledge of flamenco.
However, they still want to enjoy the musical experience and it is absolutely right that they should request those pieces that they most enjoy.
Tomás plays Flamenco and Spanish Classical guitar music.
Flamenco is a music that has developed from and contains the following musical styles and moods:
The pieces that are particularly associated with Spanish Gypsies of to use the correct Spanish term ‘Gitanos’ tend to be very passionate and full of energy.
These pieces tend to be delicate with in intricate scales and Arabic melodic lines.
The South American pieces within the flamenco repertoire tend to have something of a gentle lilt or sway with sweet melodies.
So many different moods.
Slow, fast, sorrowful, joyous, powerful, gentle, robust, relaxed. major, minor.
Classical Guitar Pieces
In addition to the extensive flamenco repertoire Tomás plays many of the most beautiful Spanish Classical guitar pieces.
These pieces are very popular and have wonderful meaningful melodies.
Flamenco Guitar music is perhaps thought of as a little more robust and energetic than say for example the Classical guitar.
The combination of both styles provides an ideal accompaniment to any Spanish themed event.
Tomás on video
You may like to look at the Videos page where you can see Tomás play:
The minor section from Zapateado en Re, which is a gentle sensitive piece
A live performance of the rhythmical South American Colombiana
Bulerías. Here Tomás starts slowly with a little suspense but as the piece develops, he is very pleased to have the accompaniment of three flamenco dancers who provide the typical flamenco percussive clapping
Tomás audio clips
The audio clips throughout the site include some of the most authentic and robust flamenco styles.
These are not indicative of everything that Tomás plays, rather they are here to show a very pure flamenco that can sometimes be quite difficult to find outside of Spain.
How long do you play for at an event?
Tomás is very flexible with regards to the total playing time and the organisation of the music into sets with breaks.
Your event is unique to you and so it is important for the music to fit into your event timings and plans.
How far will you travel?
Tomás plays the guitar at events all over the U.K. throughout the year.
As Tomás in based in Buckinghamshire it is very easy to organise a booking within approximately a two hour drive.
However, there are no limits to engagement locations.
You may already have quite a clear idea about the Spanish music that you would like but equally you may be starting to think about your planning and would like to discuss ideas and options.
Please do feel free to get in touch to discuss all of your ideas with no obligation of course.