Oliver Day - Versatile, Professional, Solo Instrumental Classical and Acoustic Guitarist.
Oliver Day is a versatile professional musician (guitarist). Available to hire as a solo instrumental musician with his own amplification (PA), he can deliver guitar music in multiple genres to your taste; Classical Music (including Spanish and Flamenco pieces), Popular Song Guitar Arrangements, and/or Hybrid picked style (Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe Instrumental guitar pieces).
Please note that Oliver is an instrumental solo guitar player, not a Singer/Guitarist.
Oliver started playing at a young age, covering a wide range of playing styles as he progressed. As a teenager, he achieved Grade 8 Distinction in both Electric and Classical Guitar. Oliver is an experienced performing musician with professional gear and attitude. He graduated with a first-class degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music in 2014.
Example Songs Include: Classical, Spanish and Traditional Music such as: Cavatina, Spanish Romance, Greensleeves, Cannon in D, Moonlight Sonata etc. Popular Song Arrangements for Guitar: E.g. The Beatles, The Eagles, Queen, Stevie Wonder etc. A Variety of Hybrid Picking Pieces such as tunes by guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Howe: Guitar Boogie, Classical Gas, Clap, Valley of Rocks, Ram etc.
Performing at Recitals, Weddings, Receptions, Restaurants and more.
-Classical-- Air On The G String - Johann Sebastian Bach Ave Maria - Franz Schubert Canarios - Gaspar Sanz Cannon in D - Johann Pachelbel Cavatina - Stanley Myers Concerto in D - Vivaldi Country Dance - Ferdinando Carulli Estudio Study No 1 - Francisco Tárrega Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuona Minuet in G - Johann Sebastian Bach Ode To Joy - Ludwig van Beethoven Study In C Major - Fernando Sor BVW 995 Gavvotte 1 - Johann Sebastian Bach Bourree in Em - Johann Sebastian Bach Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tárrega Estudio Study No 2 - Francisco Tárrega Für Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven Greensleeves - Traditional Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven Scarborough Fair - Traditional Sor Study 5 - Fernando Sor Spanish Romance - Anonymous
--Popular Songs-- And I Love Her - The Beatles Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Careless Whisper - George Michael Day Tripper - The Beatles Dueling Banjos - Eric Weissberg Dust In The Wind - Kansas Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles Get Back – The Beatles Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Hotel California - The Eagles House of the Rising Sun - The Animals Imagine - John Lennon Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Kiling Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox Kingston Town - UB40 Let It Be - The Beatles Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley Whisky in the Jar - Traditional Wichita Lineman - Jimmy Webb
--Seasonal-- Silent Night - Franz Gruber White Christmas - Irving Berlin
--Steve Howe Guitar Tunes-- Ancient - Steve Howe Australia - Steve Howe Bareback - Steve Howe Beginnings - Steve Howe Cactus Boogie - Steve Howe Clap - Steve Howe Diary Of A Man Who Vanished - Steve Howe Intersection Blues - Steve Howe Masceraide - Steve Howe Meadow Rag - Steve Howe Mood for a Day - Steve Howe Ram - Steve Howe Second Initial - Steve Howe Sketches in the Sun - Steve Howe Solitare - Steve Howe To Be Over - Steve Howe Valley Of Rocks - Steve Howe
--Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Tunes-- Borsalino - Tommy Emmanuel Classical Gas - Mason Williams Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith Jack Magic - Tommy Emmanuel Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel
Music Workers Diary: And I was taken away by his skill and the good flow of feeling in the music. It was magical. I felt mesmerised as his fingers rolled through a network universe of interconnected scales, keys, riffs, licks and melodies. Like a magician with smoke and mirrors waving the wand of a guitar. And the sounds he was making reconstructed themselves as moods as they passed from ear to brain. The ideas passing from writer to live performer to listener.
Pulse-Alternative Magazine!: Oliver Day is a guitar virtuoso very much in the mould of Django Reinhardt. Oliver's a very expressive player with a style bordering on the neo-classical. His performance is something of a homage to Steve Howe, a love evidenced by his playing in a Yes tribute act Fragile. He's the type of guitarist who makes it look to easy as he performs Yes' 'To Be Over' and Howe's 'Sketches in the Sun' providing faithful interpretations of hard to play classics. 'Clap' from 'The Yes Album' is handled with great dexterity and is set is rewarded with rapturous applause.
Anne: Technically superb with great interpretation, wonderful.