Based in Cornwall - Solo - Classical - From £380
Mark Barnwell is a Flamenco, Spanish, Latin Guitarist, who also records, produces and composes his own music.
After studying Classical guitar from an early age, Mark turned his hand to the pop/rock scene, and played with a variety of outfits from rock to funk, in a variety of places from Cornwall to Australia.
Having being inspired by a local Flamenco concert in 2000, Mark diversified into the exciting and dynamic world of Flamenco Guitar, studying with South West virtuoso Jon Salfield and the UK’s number 1 Flamenco teacher, Rafael.
Music for that special occasion
He’s an ideal choice for a wide variety of occasions, including weddings, dinner parties and many informal gatherings likely to appreciate this kind of music. Mark also plays in a Latin/Spanish guitar duo, called “Esperanto” Recently, Mark has finished recording a CD called “Passionata”, collaborating with other musicians.
Styles and influences:
“Live, I like to provide a good mix of musical styles, so that everyone will hopefully appreciate some of the pieces I play. My repertoire varies from Classical guitar standards, such as Romance and Asturias, through interpretations of contemporary music, including many songs from the Beatles, to lively and percussive Flamenco standards, often delicately incorporating hints of Arabic and Latin influences.”
“The music I play is the ideal accompanyment for weddings, functions, restaurants and parties. Spanish and Flamenco guitar, combined with a good choice of repertoire can be the icing on the cake to make a perfect wedding day.”
I am writing to thank you very much for performing at our birthday party on Saturday. You played beautifully and everyone enjoyed it. The evening was extra special because of you, and I can’t thank you enough and I would definitely recommend you to others. Very many thanks once again.
We both just wanted to say thank you again for playing your wonderful music for us on Saturday. It really made our reception extra special!
Thank you again Mark for what you did for us yesterday. Everybody commented how good you were, a very talented guitarist.
Thank you once again for your fantastic contribution on our special day in August at Woodlands Castle.
You were truly magnificent and our friends and family still talk about you whenever we talk about our wedding- a real testament to your playing ability and imagination!
Can we say a huge thank you from Ian and I for all your care and love you put into making our wedding such a fantastic day.
It was incredible and you contributed so much into making it the best day of our lives. Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know that Mark’s music was great and really enhanced the afternoon. Fabulous guitar playing. Many thanks to both you and him.
Set list / Repertoire
Hotel California – Eagles
Fragile – Sting
Shape of my heart – Sting
Fields of Gold – Sting
El Condor Pasa – Simon and Garfunkle
Bridge over troubled water – Simon and Garfunkle
Here comes the sun – The Beatles
And I love her – The Beatles
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Besame Mucho – Dean Martin
Light my Fire – The Doors
La Isla Bonita – Madonna
Private Investigations – Dire Straits
Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
Bistro Fada – Stephane Wremble
Cantina Jazz Band (Star Wars) – John Williams
The Pink Panther – Henri Mancini
Pharoan – Gipsy Kings
Alegria – Gipsy Kings
Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings
Moorea – Gispy Kings
Inspiration – Gipsy Kings
Tamacun – Rodrigo and Gabriella
Barcelona Nights – Ottmar Liebert
Entre Dos Aguas – Paco de Lucia
Turkish March (Rumba style) – Mozart
Concerto d’Aranjuez – Rodrigo
Mario takes a walk – Jesse Cook
Jardin – Strunz and Farah
Romanza – Anon
Lagrima – Tarrega
Hava Nagila- Trad.
Tierra del Fuego (Mandala)
Surco Latino (Mandala)
Endless Rain (Mandala)
Cafe Tierra (Ojos de la Tierra)
Avocado (Ojos de la Tierra)
Santa Rosa (Ojos de la Tierra)
Mar de Suenos (Ojos de la Tierra)
Zaahir (Ojos de la Tierra)
Matisse (Ojos de la Tierra)
Cielos Cubiertos (Ojos de la Tierra)
Palinka (Ojos de la Tierra)
Ojos de la Tierra (Ojos de la Tierra)
Los Calabacines (Exotica)
Tierra de los Suenos (Passionata)
Fiesta Latina (Passionata)
Senor Rumba (Passionata)