Richard Burrell

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Based in London UK and Bishop’s Stortford, Richard Burrell’s performance on Solo Guitar is the epitome of passion, precision and all round musical excellence. Richard possesses an extensive repertoire that appeals to all tastes so if you enjoy a little romance and easy, non-intimidating music whether foreground or background, Richard Burrell has the experience and “performance awareness” to take you on the journey you desire. The visual experience is also rather unique in that Richard uses a “percussive finger style”, which combined with his delicate touch and extended techniques, promise to exceed the expectations of his audience. You see and hear the icing on the cake, the musical and technical perfection, the result of hours of study, practice, “blood, sweat and tears” (literally) and many sacrifices that are made daily to become such an artist.

When it comes to ensuring his audience and hosts enjoy their musical entertainment to the maximum, Richard has this very well covered indeed….. If you would like a specific song for “walking down the aisle” or even a proposal (ooooh!), Richard can do an arrangement specifically for you.

Richard has been living and breathing music since his early teens. He progressed from passion and hunger to perform, to gaining a first-class degree at one of Europe’s finest contemporary music schools, The Institute Of Contemporary Performance. As well as live performances at the Royal Albert Hall, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Indigo O2 Richard’s guitar playing has been broadcast on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 2. His main work involves him playing tranquil and classy sets of classical pieces and well known modern numbers at a variety of events. Richard is happy to adapt a setlist to the mood of the function.

Richard’s Repertoire is constantly growing but this will give you an idea of what is literally at his finger-tips:

Classical Set list

Allegro Giuliani
Andante Cantabile Molino
Andantino Carrell
Andantino (A major) Carcassi
Bourree 1 (Cello Suite) Bach
Bourree (Lute Suite) Bach
Carrousel Montreuil
Cycles in the Avenue Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Gavotte 1 (Cello sonata 6) Bach
Gran Vals (1) Target
Havre Gosselin Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Impression Wanders
La Moinerie Vincent Lindsey-Clark
Prelude 1 – Well Tempered Clavier Bach
Prelude (suit No.1 for Cello) Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra Tarrega
Sarabande (suit No.6 for Cello) Bach
Spanish Romance Anon
Study in A minor Carcassi
Tempo di Bourree (Partita violin) Bach

Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Set list

Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell
Close to You Burt Bacharach/The Carpenters
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Eleanor Rigby The Beatles
From A Distance Bette Midler
How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
Human Nature Michael Jackson
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Landslide Fleetwood Mac
Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head Hal David
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Arr. Tommy Emmanuel
The Heart Of Life John Mayer
The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
You’ve Got A Friend James Taylor
Windy and Warm Arr. Chet Atkins
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton

Jazz Setlist

April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Cheek to Cheek
Cry Me a River
Day by Day
Imagination
It Might as Well Be Spring
Moonlight in Vermont
My Foolish Heart
My Romance
Nuages
Satin Doll
Sophisticated Lady
Stardust
Tenderly
Wave
When I Fall in Love

Traditional folk arrangements

– Athol Highlanders
– Barwick Green
– Biddy of Sligo
– College Hornpipie
– Cooney’s Reel
– De’il among the Tailors
– From the New Country
– Galopede
– Greensleeves and Pudding Pies
– Lannigan’s Ball
– Lilli Burlero
– Miss Lyall
– Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
– Mrs McLeod’s Reel
– Napoleon crossing the Alps
– Paddy on the Railroad
– Parson’s Farewell
– Pool’s Hole
– Sir Roger de Coverley
– Skye Boat Song
– Star of the County Down
– Staten Island
– The Blackthorn Stick
– The Flower of the Queen
– The Hundred Pipers
– The Irish Washerwoman
– The Oyster Girl
– The Peacock Followed the Hen
– The Pullet
– The Steam Boat
– The Temperance Reel
– Timour the Tartar