Add a touch of class and sophistication to your event with professional function guitarist Mark Etherington.
I have an extensive CV providing live music for a host of corporate, public, civic and private celebrations - including, of course, many weddings from ceremony to reception - anniversary dinners, exhibition openings, product launches and promotions, theatre performances... the list goes on and on.
Corporate, Private and Civic Functions Concerts, Recitals, Theatres and Arts Centres Receptions, Events, Festivals and Exhibitions Restaurants, Cafes and Bars Care homes, residential settings, healthcare settings Recent clients include the Cinnamon Kitchen, Spitalfields, London - Royal Holloway College, Egham - Stationer's Hall, London - The Charterhouse, London - Nottcutts Garden Centre, Cranleigh - Amor Amora Cafe, Guildford - Pitchers Restaurant, Maidenhead - Cantley House Hotel, Hampshire - Star Inn and Restaurant, Steyning - Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex - Random Hall, West Sussex - Hawkins English Wine Company - Fairkytes Arts Centre - Queens Theatre Hornchurch - and many more.
I can perform inside or outside, with or without mains power. I am fully insured and my equipment is fully PAT tested.
Presentation will also be to your exact requirements - black tie, smart casual... and if the bride has a colour scheme in mind I'll match that too!
As for my previous experience - over many years I have successfully completed commissions at highly prestigious venues for some very exacting clients and never received less than glowing feedback. I have a reputation for being professional, flexible, friendly and personable, able to put clients and guests alike at ease, and will do all I can to make your event the greatest possible success.
Typical repertoire for a 2 - 3 hour performance might include -
Ain’t misbehaving Sunshine of my life Stompin at the Savoy Stormy weather Moon River Got you under my skin Angel eyes They All Laughed Old Devil Called Love Just the Way You Are I wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free As time goes by The one i love belongs to somebody else Over the rainbow Little wing I can see clearly Killing me softly Signed sealed delivered A Thousand years Fly me to the moon Summertime My old flame Black coffee Heard it through the grapevine Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered They can’t take that away from me Cry me a river Isn’t She Lovely? Misty Autumn leaves If That old feeling I dreamed a dream Love me or leave me Java jive Yesterday Blues for Fred Wonderful world All of me (John Legend) Beautiful Both sides now You go to my head
Hey Mark. I did not get a chance to thank you personally! Please accept our deepest gratitude to your great music for our night! Grace and Howard's Wedding, Royal Holloway College, Egham
Great Mark! Same time next year! We will do this again. John Waples, private function, Hertfordshire
Beautiful music, thank you so much! It absolutely made the reception. So classy! Stationer's Hall, EC1
Many thanks again for helping to make our day so special yesterday! Sarah Tucker's wedding, Oakley Hall, Hampshire
Beautiful - 100%! Pitchers Bar & Restaurant, Maidenhead
Excellent jazz, thank you! Corporate reception, London Charterhouse, EC1
In August we were exceptionally privileged to have Mark play at my mum's surprise 70th. Not only is he a generous ly kind man he is an incredibly talented jazz guitarist who I cannot recommend highly enough. He is fantastic! Laura Thawley, private function, Sussex
Mark played at our wedding and made it really special for us. His expertise on guitar is nothing short of incredible. We cannot recommend him or thank him enough. Dave and Eliza Wright's Wedding, Rayleigh
We hired Mark to provide some music for our wine bar and will certainly do so again. Not only was he on time, smiley and polite but his music was great! For us he went on a solo journey through the Great American Songbook providing a perfect atmosphere for our customers. Thanks Mark. Hawkins English Wine Ltd, Milford, Surrey
We asked Mark to play at our 30th wedding anniversary lunch in September. At quite short notice. He was extremely accommodating in playing the type of background music we wanted & a number of guests commented on how lovely it was to hear. He really helped to set the afternoon up, as our guests arrived, for a wonderful celebration. Adrian and Karen Roberts, Random Hall Hotel, Sussex
Mark was amazing - suited the day perfectly. He arrived early and made everyone feel comfortable and confident about how the day would go. He delivered an amazing music set, going far above and beyond what we had imagined. Star Inn and Restaurant, Steyning, Sussex
Really good - thank you very much! Lots of great feedback - we'll certainly use you again for future events. Nottcutts Garden Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey
Lovely music, thank you so much!" Myriam Stimpson's wedding, Buxted Park Hotel, Sussex
Beautiful! Can you come back tomorrow? Six month residency, Amore Amora Restaurant, Guildford, Surrey