Will Scott is a versatile guitarist and musician who graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours and was winner of The 2018 RCM Guitar Prize.
He has an eclectic repertoire ranging from traditional Classical, Spanish, Jazz, Latin and Pop. Will is very flexible and can play a variety of genres or even compose/arrange unique pieces suitable for special occasions.
Will has had years of experience playing at weddings, corporate events and dinner parties. His playing proved to be very popular by creating a subtle ambient sound that relaxes guests making the occasion more entertaining.
He studied with Gary Ryan and Chris Stell and jazz guitar with Milton Mermikedes.
Will began learning electric guitar at the age of eight and with the encouragement from Jimmy Page, took up the classical guitar, aged eleven.
In June, Will premiered William Lovelady’s Passing Time, dedicated to the late Roland Dyens at Linden Hall Studio, Deal. He has also performed new contemporary guitar works at the National Portrait Gallery and premiered a commissioned work for the Meraki Guitar Quartet as part of international women’s day. Will has played at the International Guitar Festival in London and has performed at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery, Drapers’ Hall, the South Bank Centre, The V&A and the Albert Hall. Will’s guitar playing has also been used for a BBC documentary about the Portuguese artist, Paula Rego.
Performances include Processional Music, Classical Music, Traditional Wedding Music, South American Music, Spanish Music, Traditional and Gypsy Jazz, Chart & Club Music.
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G F Handel Cannon in D - Johann Pachelbel Prelude in C Major - J S Bach Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - J S Bach Air on a G String - J S Bach Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn Canarios - Gasper San
Choroz No.1 - Hector Villa Lobos Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega Gymnopedies - Erik Satie Cavatina - Stanley Myers Theme and Variation on the Magic Flute - Fernando Sor Danza Brazilera - Jorge Morel Lagrima - Francisco Tarrega Granada - Isaac Albéniz Revoir Paris - Charles Trenet (arr. Roland Dyens) Spanish Romace - Anon
Traditional Wedding Repertoire
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – J S Bach Prlude from Cello Suite 1 - J S Bach Prelude in C from Well Tempered Clavier - J S Bach The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G F Handel Lagrima – Francisco Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tarrega Granada - Isaac Albéniz Revoir Paris – Roland Dyens Spanish Romace - Anon Cavatina – Stanley Myers
Choro de Saudade – Augustin Barrios Vals Op.8 no.4 - Augustin Barrios Una Floresta - Augustin Barrios Una Limosna - Augustin Barrios Five Preludes – Hector Villa-Lobos Choroz no.1 - Hector Villa-Lobos Etude 1 - Hector Villa-Lobos Verano Porteno – Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel - Astor Piazzolla Jongo – Paulo Bellinati Danza Brazilera – Jorge Morel
Canarios – Gasper Sanz Spanish Romance - Anon Theme and Variations on the Magic Flute – Fernando Sor Suite Espanola - Isaac Albéniz Asturias Mallorca Seville Granada Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Francisco Tarrega Capricho Arabe - Francisco Tarrega Lagrima - Francisco Tarrega Bolero – Bartolomé Calatayud Pasodobillo - Bartolomé Calatayud El Catalan – Jose Broca
Traditional and Gypsy Jazz
All of Me – Seymour Simons Minor Swing – Django Reinhardt Nuages - Django Reinhardt Les Yeux Noirs - Django Reinhardt I’ll See You in My Dreams - Isham Jones Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma It Don’t Mean a Thing – Duke Ellington Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard Summer Time – George Gershwin Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Chart & Club Music
ABC – Sigala Shape of You – Ed Sheeran Rather Be – Clean Bandit Symphony – Clean Bandit Despacito – Luis Fonsi Wake Me Up – Avicci Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris Not Alone – Calvin Harris Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen Praise You – Fat Boy Slim Finally Moving – Pretty Lights Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation
Spanish & South American
Tamacun – Rodrigo y Garbiella Spain – Chick Corea Concierto Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo The Girl From Ipeanema - Antonio Jobim A Felicidade – Antonio Jobim Desifinado - Antonio Jobim Libertango – Astor Piazzolla Hotel California – Gypsy Kings Tico Tico no Fuba – Zequinha de Arbeu Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham Summer Streets Three Nights in Rio Avacado
Thank you for entertaining us so well at Drapers Hall. Wills performance was exceptional and filled our large hall with the warm sounds of Andelucia on a cold English night. Many thanks and come again. Best wishes. Steven Beharrell. Master Draper.
"It was good to hear music by the late British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, an Honorary Freeman of the Musicians’ Company, in the committed account by Will Scott. His playing had a natural flow and style." Classical guitar magazine.
From the moment we met Will, we knew he would be perfect for our wedding day. Will took the time to visit us at our home and demonstrate what he could do. Our wedding was held in the great hall at Tonbridge Castle and Will’s beautifully paired down rendition of The Godfather Theme tune for the Bridal entrance was absolutely spellbinding. Will later played at our reception venue where he performed our selected Latin and Bossa Nova sounds for our guest awaiting our arrival. Will absolutely got the mood right and we would have no hesitation in recommend Will. Melissa & David.
“He listened to everything we asked for and made it happen - he even sent me samples before the day! Throughout, Will was very professional and personable - we couldn't recommend him enough.” Jodie & Ed.