Jim Kelleher

Classical Guitarist

Surrey/Hampshire UK

Hello and welcome to my corner of the web. I am a professional guitarist based in Ash Vale on the Surrey/Hampshire border, with over 20 years' experience performing and recording in a wide range of musical environments throughout the UK and at many of the top London hotels and wedding venues. I specialise in solo performance on 10-string classical and acoustic guitars, but I also have considerable experience on electric guitar, having spent many years in professional function bands.

As well as solo performance, I provide one-to-one guitar tuition and a wide variety of musical recording services, including bespoke backing tracks, custom answerphone/on hold messages, composition and arrangement of original music, demo recording and transcription. Details of all services can be found by scrolling down here and on the other pages of the site.

Thank you for your visit. Please take a look at the audio and video pages for examples of my playing. If you would like further information about bookings, or wish to discuss your project requirements, please contact me.

Performance:

  • Solo instrumental - repertoire of Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic, classical, Spanish and contemporary classical music, performed on 6 and 10 string classical and acoustic guitars. Ideal for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and banquets, creating a beautiful, sensitive and balanced musical ambience, which can be tailored to your preference. Please see the weddings & events page for more details.

 

  • Recent clients include RBS and Oxford University. Venues I have performed at in London and the South East include The Dorchester, The Langham, Mandarin Oriental, The Hilton Group, The Four Seasons Group, The Ashmolean Museum, The Great Eastern, The Commonwealth Club, Hampton Court, The Lainston, Pennyhill Park, Goodwood, The Runnymede, Farnham Castle, Wiston House, Windsor Guildhall, Orleans House, Ramster Hall, Northbrook Park, Fitzleroi Barn, Rivervale Barn and Foxhills Country Club.

 

  • Mosaic Acoustic Duo - guitar and female vocalist - repertoire of classic songs from the 70's to the present. We can also provide an upbeat dance set with vocals, electric guitar and our own high quality backing tracks. Please take a look at the Mosaic Duo page for full information and video & audio demos. The duo can be booked separately or with solo guitar for a complete wedding/event entertainment solution.

 

  • Dep work - if you require a stand-in guitarist or bassist, drop me a line. My repertoire is extensive, but I'm also a quick learner!

Tuition: (please see tuition page for more details)

  • One-to-one tuition, either in your own home or my studio (Surrey/North Hampshire area).
  • Beginners to advanced standard.
  • Exam coaching - Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool syllabuses.
  • Over 20 years' teaching experience.
  • 100% exam pass rate.
  • CRB enhanced disclosure certification.

Studio: (samples available on the audio page)

  • Online session recording - guitar, bass, keyboard and midi-drum tracks added to your songs. Please see the E-Sessions page for details.

 

  • Top quality bespoke backing tracks produced for vocalists, duos, guitarists etc. All tracks are arranged and recorded from the ground up, which means that they can be tailored to meet your exact requirements in terms of key, instrumentation and style etc. Please see the E-Sessions page for details.

 

  • Bespoke commercial and domestic telephone answering and 'on hold' messages with original music and voice overs.

 

  • Sound design & commissions - composition, arrangement and production of audio to accompany typographical TV and web-based projects, teaching organisations and music publishers. Past and present clients include The Wall Street Journal (Europe), Southern Counties Music, The Rock & Pop Foundation and Hi-Speed Services Ltd.

 

  • Transcription and arrangement services for acoustic and electric guitar.

 

  • Demo recording & production facilities for vocalists and acoustic bands.
 
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