Weddings & Parties

Wedding Music from Duncan Howlett Guitarist

 

wedding guitarist brightonDuncan is an experienced and professional wedding guitarist that has been performing at all kinds of events since the year 2000 including weddings, corporate events, parties, restaurants and hotels.

Imagine the beautiful sound of the acoustic guitar, filling the air as your guests are arriving. Create the perfect ambiance for your special occasion.

What could be more memorable than live musicians in the background or foreground of your wedding, whether in the ceremony itself providing and/or as entertainment throughout the day and evening. Duncan offers both solo acoustic guitar and acoustic duo packages suitable for any part of your wedding day. From unique and elegant background music, to upbeat and lively entertainment.

 

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With Duncan’s inexhaustible knowledge of music, new and old, you will receive a bespoke mix of classical, contemporary and jazz styles to entertain all tastes. He loves to create a bespoke playlist for each client, and welcomes requests for special songs/favorite artists. His repertoire is vast and varied and constantly evolving.

Artists include : Bach, Carcassi, J Williams, T Emanuel, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Sting, Eva Cassidy, Michael Jackson, Adele, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Miles Davis, Ronnie Jordan…… and much, much more!

Get in contact to find out more about hiring a wedding guitarist for your special day.

Duncan played for our wedding recently and was absolutely fantastic. Right from the initial booking, his communication was very efficient, always making sure he knew exactly what we wanted from the performance.



He learned 2 brand new songs for our ceremony, both of which sounded great and were exactly what we hoped for! There's always a little apprehension in booking someone unknown to you for such an integral part of your wedding day, but Duncan definitely didn't disappoint.



Feedback from guests was that as they came into the ceremony room, Duncan was incredibly friendly and welcoming, even whilst playing! We can't recommend him highly enough, thank him for making our ceremony even more special!

Kirstie Evans - Wedding May 2016

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Kirstie Evans - Wedding May 2016

Duncan played for our wedding recently and was absolutely fantastic. Right from the initial booking, his communication was very efficient, always making sure he knew exactly what we wanted from the performance. He learned 2 brand new songs for our ceremony, both of which sounded great and were exactly what we hoped for! There's always a little apprehension in booking someone unknown to you for such an integral part of your wedding day, but Duncan definitely didn't disappoint. Feedback from guests was that as they came into the ceremony room, Duncan was incredibly friendly and welcoming, even whilst playing! We can't recommend him highly enough, thank him for making our ceremony even more special!
Duncan played background music at our house warming party of around 75 people. His playing created a brilliant ambiance meaning everyone felt comfortable and relaxed straight away. Duncan is clearly an established and talented musician with a lovely, friendly demeanor. Friends have already asked for his number and we would certainly recommend Duncan very highly.

Sue Brodie – House Warming – Bognor Regis May 2014

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Sue Brodie – House Warming – Bognor Regis May 2014

Duncan played background music at our house warming party of around 75 people. His playing created a brilliant ambiance meaning everyone felt comfortable and relaxed straight away. Duncan is clearly an established and talented musician with a lovely, friendly demeanor. Friends have already asked for his number and we would certainly recommend Duncan very highly.
Duncan performed at our Wedding reception and first part of the Wedding Breakfast.



Lovely guy, very professional and high quality performance with a strong repertoire.

Julian Evans - Wedding Aug 2016

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Julian Evans - Wedding Aug 2016

Duncan performed at our Wedding reception and first part of the Wedding Breakfast. Lovely guy, very professional and high quality performance with a strong repertoire.
Our booking with Duncan Howlett was one of the best choices we made for our wedding ceremony. He provided us with beautiful, skilled music, that made our ceremony so special and that everyone present will remember that much more because of his music. Well suited to our venue.

Sarah Record – Wedding – Black Horse Inn, Thurnham Sept 2014

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Sarah Record – Wedding – Black Horse Inn, Thurnham Sept 2014

Our booking with Duncan Howlett was one of the best choices we made for our wedding ceremony. He provided us with beautiful, skilled music, that made our ceremony so special and that everyone present will remember that much more because of his music. Well suited to our venue.
Brilliant performance by Duncan at our wedding, in the grounds of Orsett Hall. Highly recommend him for any occasion. Professional, courteous and a very talented musician to boot!

Sharon and Paul - Wedding Sept 2016

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2018-01-03T20:15:37+00:00

Sharon and Paul - Wedding Sept 2016

Brilliant performance by Duncan at our wedding, in the grounds of Orsett Hall. Highly recommend him for any occasion. Professional, courteous and a very talented musician to boot!
Duncan played the guitar for our office opening party, he was excellent. It was a drinks and nibbles do with lots of people chatting and not much space. Duncan was very professional, he had the type of music and the volume just right, we could not have asked for more, many thanks.

Helen Warren - Office opening June 2016

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Helen Warren - Office opening June 2016

Duncan played the guitar for our office opening party, he was excellent. It was a drinks and nibbles do with lots of people chatting and not much space. Duncan was very professional, he had the type of music and the volume just right, we could not have asked for more, many thanks.
We booked Duncan for our 40th Anniversary Party. We were concerned that it should be right. As the party was in a normal house, would the music be too loud or be such a major feature that it dominated proceedings? No worries! It was perfect background music, creating the intended atmosphere and all our guests complimented us on our choice. Duncan has a huge repertoire from which to choose. Excellent!!

Brian Hague - 40th Anniversary Oct 2016

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2018-01-03T20:17:36+00:00

Brian Hague - 40th Anniversary Oct 2016

We booked Duncan for our 40th Anniversary Party. We were concerned that it should be right. As the party was in a normal house, would the music be too loud or be such a major feature that it dominated proceedings? No worries! It was perfect background music, creating the intended atmosphere and all our guests complimented us on our choice. Duncan has a huge repertoire from which to choose. Excellent!!
It was such a special day for us and Duncan playing our favourite songs during the ceremony helped create the perfect atmosphere. In the run up to the wedding his communication was excellent and he certainly settled our nerves thanks to his confident, friendly manner. The songs we chose weren’t typical of wedding ceremonies but he played them beautifully. He was smart, punctual and very professional. We will definitely book him for future events and would recommend him to anyone.

Suzie Scullion – Wedding, Essex August 2013

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Suzie Scullion – Wedding, Essex August 2013

It was such a special day for us and Duncan playing our favourite songs during the ceremony helped create the perfect atmosphere. In the run up to the wedding his communication was excellent and he certainly settled our nerves thanks to his confident, friendly manner. The songs we chose weren’t typical of wedding ceremonies but he played them beautifully. He was smart, punctual and very professional. We will definitely book him for future events and would recommend him to anyone.
Duncan very kindly played at our wedding in June 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were therefore lucky enough to have him playing outside where all of our guests were gathered as well. It was beautiful music and nothing too intrusive or loud. We chose the modern playlist with a few 'classics' in there so there was plenty of songs in there that everyone could recognise and we received several compliments from our guests about him. I would have no hesitations in recommending Duncan for your wedding or events. 🙂 Thank you again Duncan! Hannah and Jamie x

Hannah and Jamie - Wedding June 2017

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Hannah and Jamie - Wedding June 2017

Duncan very kindly played at our wedding in June 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were therefore lucky enough to have him playing outside where all of our guests were gathered as well. It was beautiful music and nothing too intrusive or loud. We chose the modern playlist with a few 'classics' in there so there was plenty of songs in there that everyone could recognise and we received several compliments from our guests about him. I would have no hesitations in recommending Duncan for your wedding or events. 🙂 Thank you again Duncan! Hannah and Jamie x
Duncan gave an absolutely superb performance at our wedding and it exceeded all expectations.



We initially selected some key tracks we wanted to play at different parts of the ceremony and he played them all beautifully. In addition, he played a selection of music for guests on arrival and then he joined us afterwards at the reception where he made the call on the music choices - so many of our guests commented on how excellent he was throughout.



Extremely talented, very efficient and professional, and a really friendly guy! He even somehow managed to get his suit the right colour for our theme which surely deserves extra points ;).



The whole booking process was also very personal and straight forward. We really enjoyed liaising with Duncan over song choices from his large repertoire and our own suggestions - his talent allows him to attempt new material with ease. Would love to work with him again.

Ben & Michelle Palfreeman - Wedding Nov 2015

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Ben & Michelle Palfreeman - Wedding Nov 2015

Duncan gave an absolutely superb performance at our wedding and it exceeded all expectations. We initially selected some key tracks we wanted to play at different parts of the ceremony and he played them all beautifully. In addition, he played a selection of music for guests on arrival and then he joined us afterwards at the reception where he made the call on the music choices - so many of our guests commented on how excellent he was throughout. Extremely talented, very efficient and professional, and a really friendly guy! He even somehow managed to get his suit the right colour for our theme which surely deserves extra points ;). The whole booking process was also very personal and straight forward. We really enjoyed liaising with Duncan over song choices from his large repertoire and our own suggestions - his talent allows him to attempt new material with ease. Would love to work with him again.
Duncan was everything I had hoped for. I booked him very last minute and he was so helpful and kind and then when it came to the event..he played every song wonderfully + more. I am thrilled with how it all went and so happy to have found him. I wouldnt hesitate to ask Duncan again. He is brilliant.

Lucy Lavey - Wedding Dec 2017

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Lucy Lavey - Wedding Dec 2017

Duncan was everything I had hoped for. I booked him very last minute and he was so helpful and kind and then when it came to the event..he played every song wonderfully + more. I am thrilled with how it all went and so happy to have found him. I wouldnt hesitate to ask Duncan again. He is brilliant.
Duncan played beautifully for two hours during a drinks reception and dinner. His music was varied and enjoyed by all with great feed back coming from our attendees. He was professional, helpful and truly focused on delivering what we needed for the event, certainly someone I would look to work with again.

David Hudson - Corporate Event Oct 2015

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David Hudson - Corporate Event Oct 2015

Duncan played beautifully for two hours during a drinks reception and dinner. His music was varied and enjoyed by all with great feed back coming from our attendees. He was professional, helpful and truly focused on delivering what we needed for the event, certainly someone I would look to work with again.
Added a great ambience to our party. Just the right level of sound which made a warm and friendly atmosphere without being intrusive. Duncan is an approachable friendly guy and efficient in his communications. Many thanks we had a great day Kay & Nikki.

Kay Coupe – Birthday party – Leatherhead Golf Club Sept 2014

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Kay Coupe – Birthday party – Leatherhead Golf Club Sept 2014

Added a great ambience to our party. Just the right level of sound which made a warm and friendly atmosphere without being intrusive. Duncan is an approachable friendly guy and efficient in his communications. Many thanks we had a great day Kay & Nikki.
Duncan played for us at a lunchtime celebration for our Silver Wedding. His music was superb – just brilliant – and exactly the type of music we wanted. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to him. He is a great musician – smartly dressed and has a quiet professional manner. We are so pleased we chose Duncan and would highly recommend him.

John & Ros Earl – Silver wedding anniversary – Shelleys Hotel, Lewes May 2014

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John & Ros Earl – Silver wedding anniversary – Shelleys Hotel, Lewes May 2014

Duncan played for us at a lunchtime celebration for our Silver Wedding. His music was superb – just brilliant – and exactly the type of music we wanted. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to him. He is a great musician – smartly dressed and has a quiet professional manner. We are so pleased we chose Duncan and would highly recommend him.
Duncan played at my wedding last summer. He played his guitar as guests arrived, for the ceremony and then for the cocktails. He was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend. He was incredibly easy to communicate with and dealing with him was totally stress-free. His beautiful music fitted our wedding so well and we received many compliments about the music.

I am so pleased we had Duncan at our wedding.

Ali Gaskell - Wedding July 2016

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Ali Gaskell - Wedding July 2016

Duncan played at my wedding last summer. He played his guitar as guests arrived, for the ceremony and then for the cocktails. He was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend. He was incredibly easy to communicate with and dealing with him was totally stress-free. His beautiful music fitted our wedding so well and we received many compliments about the music. I am so pleased we had Duncan at our wedding.
Awesome guitarist!!! Duncan played at my 30th Birthday Party he is so talented everyone was getting down to the tunes he played the atmosphere was amazing i would totally recommend.

Vicki Wood – 30th Birthday Party, Essex

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Vicki Wood – 30th Birthday Party, Essex

Awesome guitarist!!! Duncan played at my 30th Birthday Party he is so talented everyone was getting down to the tunes he played the atmosphere was amazing i would totally recommend.
What can I say; an absolutely fantastic performance by Duncan. A slightly unusual gig in as much as it was on top of a hill on a plantation of Christmas Trees! Duncan was amazing. The occasion was the wedding of our daughter, day 2 celebration. A real outdoor event. Duncan is not only incredibly talented, but a really nice person and from start to finish, an absolute professional. Thank you so much for adding that special something to a brilliant day. I hope we will have occasion to see you again.

Julie Alexandersen - Wedding July 2016

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Julie Alexandersen - Wedding July 2016

What can I say; an absolutely fantastic performance by Duncan. A slightly unusual gig in as much as it was on top of a hill on a plantation of Christmas Trees! Duncan was amazing. The occasion was the wedding of our daughter, day 2 celebration. A real outdoor event. Duncan is not only incredibly talented, but a really nice person and from start to finish, an absolute professional. Thank you so much for adding that special something to a brilliant day. I hope we will have occasion to see you again.
Duncan played for a friends birthday party, he was perfect, he judged the atmosphere just right, not too loud and when we were ready to sing along he played all our favourites.

Thank you

Lyn Barnard - Birthday June 2017

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Lyn Barnard - Birthday June 2017

Duncan played for a friends birthday party, he was perfect, he judged the atmosphere just right, not too loud and when we were ready to sing along he played all our favourites. Thank you
We were so pleased we booked Duncan. He's brilliant at what he does and it really added to the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the day, we wished we had booked him for longer! He was also so friendly, a real pleasure to have at our wedding.

Sophie Davis - Wedding May 2017

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Sophie Davis - Wedding May 2017

We were so pleased we booked Duncan. He's brilliant at what he does and it really added to the relaxed and fun atmosphere of the day, we wished we had booked him for longer! He was also so friendly, a real pleasure to have at our wedding.
Duncan was perfect for our house party of 60 people aged between 7 and 75 years old ! His guitar playing was excellent and his 2hr repertoire was perfect for the occasion …His playing and happy manner won over everyone , and will certainly lead to more bookings and recommendations.

Graham Bincham – birthday party – Chichester February 2014

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2015-06-15T21:50:46+00:00

Graham Bincham – birthday party – Chichester February 2014

Duncan was perfect for our house party of 60 people aged between 7 and 75 years old ! His guitar playing was excellent and his 2hr repertoire was perfect for the occasion …His playing and happy manner won over everyone , and will certainly lead to more bookings and recommendations.
Beautiful music, set just the right tone during our wedding ceremony on the beach. All if our guests commented how amazing it was having Duncan playing with his guitar throughout. Duncan went above and beyond to make our day special and we are so grateful for him traveling all the way to Bournemouth for the day. Wish we could do it all over again!

Marianne & Steve - Wedding July 2015

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Marianne & Steve - Wedding July 2015

Beautiful music, set just the right tone during our wedding ceremony on the beach. All if our guests commented how amazing it was having Duncan playing with his guitar throughout. Duncan went above and beyond to make our day special and we are so grateful for him traveling all the way to Bournemouth for the day. Wish we could do it all over again!
Duncan is an absolute pleasure to deal with and his guitar playing is fantastic. The music he played was perfect for the occasion and I am sure some of our friends would like to hire him in the future as we would. Thank you Duncan, we could not have asked for a nicer person or for a better musician.

Helen & Bob Negus – 70th Birthday – Angmering April 2014

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Helen & Bob Negus – 70th Birthday – Angmering April 2014

Duncan is an absolute pleasure to deal with and his guitar playing is fantastic. The music he played was perfect for the occasion and I am sure some of our friends would like to hire him in the future as we would. Thank you Duncan, we could not have asked for a nicer person or for a better musician.
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