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Glenn Sharp

About Glenn Sharp

Glenn is a highly sought after flamenco and Spanish guitarist. He is a very experienced solo performer and has worked extensively in the European world music scene for over 20 years. He is also an in demand recording artist, producer and composer with recent work including Grammy nominated and Ivor Novello winning projects.  As well as flamenco guitar, he plays many other instruments including Arabic oud and Turkish saz.

He has performed worldwide with musicians including Nitin Sawhney, Nizar Rohana, Natalia Garcia Huidobro, Hossam Ramzy, Gloria Lopez-Castejon, Chico Pere, Guy Schalom and Frank London. He has studied with flamenco guitarists including Juan Martin, Paco Peña and Francisco Morales. Glenn is the guitarist and producer of Calaita Flamenco Son as well as guitarist for Olcay Bayir and Hamsa.

He plays a mixture of improvised flamenco and traditional Spanish classical guitar which is perfect for themed events, weddings, private parties and corporate events. His solo guitar performances are spellbinding and offer everything from soothing Spanish classical to fast and fiery flamenco. He brings passion and flair to his music which combines traditional falsetas with his own technically excellent improvisations.

Previous clients include:

SEGA, Campari International, BBC, Sky Sports, Ecuador Tourism, Universal Music Publishing, Harvey Nicols, Manchester United Ltd, RIBA, DSG International, Felt Music, Sony, Channel 4, World Music Network, Starbucks, Manchester City FC, Creative Assembly, Audio Network, Siren, Northstar Music Ltd, Manike Music, PWL,

Worldwide performances include:

WOMAD Festival, The Big Chill, The Bridgewater Hall, Bestival, New Morning (Paris), Gasteig (Munich), The Royal Exchange Theatre, Musicport Festival, Kleztival (Brazil). Lanjaron Festival (Spain), The Howard Assembly Room, The Dancehouse Theatre, Cecil Sharp House

Glenn will create the perfect atmosphere for any occasion.

From £300.00

Glenn Sharp Testimonials

"I wanted to reiterate my thanks to both the guitarist and dancer for a fantastic performances at the Gallery today. They were both absolutely superb and received excellent feedback from visitors and staff alike. Around 670 visitors watched the performances which are some of the highest visitor figures we’ve had for a music and dance performance. Visitors gave the guitarist a standing ovation after his one hour solo set which I’ve never seen in the Gallery.  Some visitors sat in front row seats from 12:30 - 3:30pm just to get the best view! Thanks for your help with facilitating these performances.  We’re very much looking forward to his return to the Gallery on the 20th August." 

Jo Keenan, Liverpool Museums

The event was a great success and Glenn was excellent. I will certainly bear you in mind again should we hold another similar event.

Nikki Morton, Fox Hayes Solicitors

Glenn was excellent and went down well!

Fiona, Mint Events

The event was fabulous – everything went without a hitch! Glenn was wonderful and so professional, he looked fantastic. I would certainly use you all again.

Nightingale House Hospice

Glenn was absolutely brilliant and did a fantastic job – he’s so talented. He even did longer than he should have so it was v. good of him.

Hospitality Action

Glenn played a wonderful set of flamenco, sometimes soothing, sometimes fiery and brutal!

Streets ahead

Sample Set List

Improvised:
Solea
Granadina
Taranta
Seguiriya
Buleria
Alegria
Tientos
Guajira
Farruca de Candela
Peteneras
Solea por buleria
Buleria (Am)
Buleria (Em)
Farruca
Tientos de Candela
Buleria de Imogen
Columbiana

Pieces:
Curvas
El primero Fandango
Rumba de Bernado
La guitarra vieja (farruca)
Cancion Pampeana
Moorish Dance
Dance of the Miller
Pamplona
Arisqueando
Malaguena
Orient
Danse Espagnole
El Vito
Fandanguillo
Fandangos (Juan Grecos)
Andalusian dance (Tarrega)
Alegria
Seguiriya
Rumores de la caleta
Seguidillas
Danse
Bolero
El Testamen de N’amelia
Homenaje (Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy)
Evocacion (Jose Luis Merlin)
Seguiriyas de Montoya
El Mirador
Fandango (Luis Maravilla)
Fandango (Vincent Lindsey-Clark)
Alegrias por Rosas
Peteneras
Farruca
Guajiras

Additional Classical:
Music by Sor, Catalyud, Giuliani, Mertz, Carcassi and many more


Traditional Wedding:
Bridal March
Joy of Man’s Desiring
Wedding March
Pachebels Canon

Alternative Wedding music:
Alegria
Guajira
Seguidillas
Danse

Other music available by special request

Prices

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


2 x 45 Minutes

£300.00

2 x 1 Hour Sets

£420.00

West Midlands

Herefordshire£300.00Shropshire£300.00Worcestershire£300.00Staffordshire£300.00Warwickshire£300.00Gloucestershire£300.00Birmingham£300.00

East

Cambridgeshire£360.00Norfolk£360.00Suffolk£360.00Norwich£360.00

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire£300.00Derbyshire£300.00Leicestershire£300.00Lincolnshire£300.00Rutland£300.00

North East

Leeds£270.00East Yorkshire£300.00Durham£300.00North Yorkshire£270.00Northumberland£300.00Tyne and Wear£300.00South Yorkshire£270.00West Yorkshire£270.00

North West

Liverpool£240.00Cheshire£240.00Merseyside£240.00Lancashire£240.00Cumbria£240.00Manchester£240.00

Scotland

Glasgow£360.00Inverness£360.00Fife£360.00Edinburgh£360.00Lanarkshire£360.00Stirlingshire£360.00East Lothian£360.00Sutherland£360.00West Lothian£360.00Perth£360.00Midlothian£360.00Aberdeen£360.00Ayrshire£360.00Dumfriesshire£360.00

South East

Berkshire£360.00Buckinghamshire£360.00Berkshire£360.00Sussex£360.00Middlesex£360.00East Sussex£360.00Bedfordshire£360.00Essex£360.00Oxfordshire£360.00Surrey£360.00West Sussex£360.00Isle of Wight£480.00Kent£360.00London£360.00Hampshire£360.00Hertfordshire£360.00

South West

Somerset£360.00Wiltshire£360.00Dorset£360.00Bath£360.00Devon£360.00Bristol£360.00Cornwall£360.00

Wales

Flint£300.00Glamorgan£300.00Pembroke£300.00Wrexham£300.00Denbigh£300.00Monmouth£300.00Cardigan£300.00Anglesey£300.00Cardiff£300.00Brecon£300.00Caernarfonshire£300.00Carmarthen£300.00

FAQs

Q: Does Glenn use amplification?

A: Depending on the size of the room and approximate number of guests Glenn will provide his own amplification to suit the events requirements.

Q: Can we request songs?

A: Absolutely! However they must fit with Glenn's style i.e. flamenco / classical style.

Q: Can Glenn play for longer if required?

A: Yes however a charge will be incurred. Please state how long you require Glenn for on the contact form.

Q: Will Glenn wear a DJ for a Black Tie Ball?

A: Of course! You let Glenn know the requirements and he will stick to them (as long as they are sensible)!

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