Andres (flamenco guitarist)

  • from £210 in London Help
  • from £250 in South East
  • from £250 in East of England
  • from £275 in East Midlands
  • from £275 in South West
  • from £275 in West Midlands
  • from £300 in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £300 in Wales
  • from £325 in North West

Andres performs an eclectic mix of Flamenco, Latin, Jazz and World guitar styles, rich and exciting enough for the more attentive listeners, but pleasant and mellow enough to be used as background music during receptions or dinners.

Andres studied guitar in his native Spain at the "Conservatorio Superior de Musica Victoria Eugenia", and Music Education at the "Facultad de Ciencias de la Educacion" (University of Granada) and moved to London in 2001 in order to expand his musical horizons. His various musical projects include a trio, where he plays his own material, Andres specialises in flamenco guitar sounds and techniques, but also incorporates jazz, latin and popular styles in his diverse repertoire, and has extensive experience playing for weddings, dinners, receptions and corporate events across the UK.

Andres is also available as a duo (a percussionist specialising in flamenco, jazz and latin music), and a trio (with the addition of bass guitar). Both individually and as a group they've performed in prestigious London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Sadlers Wells, Jazz Cafe and the Barbican in addition to holding residencies in the Oxo Tower, Quaglinos, Bank Restaurant and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They've collaborated with jazz, latin and flamenco artists including Alec Dankworth, Chris Garrick, Rafael de Utrera, Tim Garland, Jorge Bravo, Phill Robson, Nicolas Meier and Mark Lockheart.

Performance information

Line-up Solo nylon-stringed guitar
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 2 x 1 metres; power supply

Booking options

Add bass Add £175
Adds bass and percussion Add £350

What people say Help

  • We employed Andres to give us a guitar recital at our 25th wedding anniversary party. We were told that he was brilliant and we were certainly not disappointed. Andres played a great mixture of classical and Spanish guitar music. Our guests simply loved him and his music to bits. You cannot go wrong with Andres - he will play for all tastes! If we have another formal function we will definitely try to engage him again!

    Guido, Waltham Abbey, Essex, February 2017
  • Excellent! Andres provided an excellent atmosphere for our wedding reception and breakfast. Many of our guests commented on his talent. Andres even played a song for one of our guests to help calm their baby. Highly recommended.

    Jason, Wedding, Hampshire, November 2016
  • We were extremely satisfied with Andres and his recommended support singer. Their performance was outstanding. We could not have asked for better musicians to make my husband's birthday such a memorable event. Andres is a brilliant guitarist - and the singer had such a beautiful voice. The selection of music was perfect - everything I requested - their interpretation was excellent. They paced the sessions perfectly so that by the last session, everyone was dancing. Our friends also commented about the superb quality of the entertainment. Andres and the singer were on time and were very flexible with regard to setting up for their performance. I would highly recommend them for any event and would definitely like to hear them again.

    Sheryl, 60th Birthday Party, London, October 2016
  • Andres was superb. He is clearly a very talented guitarist and his music provided a lovely background to our drinks reception. He was excellent about contacting me and keeping in touch and we were more than pleased with the quality of his performance, his repertoire and his level of skill. I would definitely book him again.

    Lesley, 50th Birthday Party, London, September 2016
  • Please send our sincere thanks to Andres and Javier for the amazing evening of entertainment tonight. We loved it! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful guitar playing and singing combination, which made our silver wedding party a great success. Thanks to all at Function Central for a great and professional service.

    Tracy, Private party, London, August 2016
  • Andres played mainly flamenco guitar, first outside when we had drinks by the river then indoors over lunch. He played beautifully and the music was perfect for the occasion, providing a mellow yet stimulating background. Many guests commented on his performance, and we can recommend him strongly!

    Mike, Birthday Party, London, July 2016
  • Very happy with Andres! Everyone enjoyed the guitarist and I thought he was a very polite and professional musician. The music created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding and I will recommend your company to anyone in the future. Many thanks!

    Tamara & Henry, Wedding, London, July 2016
  • Andres helped relax our guests during his performance slot and was a perfect fit with the ambiance of the library.

    Bruce, Private Event, London, January 2016
  • Andres and his band have worked for us at two of our restaurants in the city on a weekly basis since January 2007. We have been extremely impressed by their professionalism and the quality of the music they perform. We've found them to be punctual, accommodating and very flexible (working short notice gigs when required). Feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic and we would have no hesitation in recommending this band to anyone.

    David D., Manager, Europa Leisure Limited

Repertoire Help

  • Originals
  • Buleria Flamenca
  • Tango No. I
  • Zapateado
  • Buleria Menor
  • Seguiriya
  • Rumba
  • Tango No. II
  • Buleria Jazzistica
  • Son Cubano
  • Buleria en tono de Buleria
  • Rondena
  • Tanguillo
  • Buleria en tono de Minera
  • Alegrias
  • Other covers
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
  • They Can't Take That Away (Gershwin)
  • The Girl From Ipanema (Jobin)
  • Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Layla (Eric Clapton)
  • Cannon in D (Pachelbel)
  • Nardis (Miles Davies)
  • Black Orpheus (Luis Bonfa) from the movie Manha de Carnaval
  • Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • Wave (A. C. Jobin)
  • Lady Bird (Tod Dameron)
  • Blue Monk (Thelonious Monk)
  • Phase Dance (Pat Metheny)
  • Malaica (Traditional African Song)
  • Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) more known from the version of Carlos Santana
  • Capricho Arabe (Francisco Tarrega)
  • Entre dos Aguas (Paco de Lucia)
  • Blue in Green (Miles Davies)

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

For more pictures and audio demos, please visit:
http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/andres_guitarist/