Classical Guitarist. I play classical music composed by Bach, Sor, Tarrega, Carcassi, and others. I also play some chord melody jazz standards from the 30's - 60's. My music is well suited for background music during cocktails or dinner, where you would like people to be able to mix and talk across the table still. I have a house gig every other Friday & Saturday at El Tapatio in Everett/Snohomish from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Good if you'd like to come listen, but I'm not always available for bookings in this case. I also like to limit my travel to Snohomish County. It's not likely that I will accept a gig in downtown Seattle or Bellevue.
Price Range: $50-$200
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Beautiful, Melodic, atmosphere setting music. Appropriate for setting an environment at a social event. Classical music will include selections by Bach, Debussy, Tarrega, Carcassi and Sor, mixed with Jazz Standards from the 1930's - Present. Arrival at performance 1 hour ahead of start time. Up to 3 Hours of performance with 15 minute breaks each hour.
Paul Erickson, has performed as a guitarist in the northwest for thirty years. His history includes performing in bars lounges, clubs, fairs and festivals in the northwest with various rock & roll and country acts in the northwest.
In 2012, Paul returned to school to get a formal classical music education. He now holds a degree in music from Everett Community College and has been taught by some of the best private classical guitar instructors in the northwest. For the last few years Paul has been performing as an instrumental soloist with a focus on classical music. He has also been recording and has released three albums in the last
three years. He is comfortable doing 3 Hours of material, and often does so without a break.
Additional Booking Notes
I have a simple setup just myself, a guitar, music stand, and a small amplifier. I just need a connection to 110 volt power.
Here is an example of some of the music you will hear from Paul:
Claire De Lune (Debussy)
Cello Suite # 1 (Bach)
Capricho Arabe (Tarrega)
Etudes from Opus 60 (Carcassi)
Sound of Bells (Pernambuco)
Begin the Beguine (Porter)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackbern/Susendorf)
Girl from Ipenema (Jobia)
Love is here to stay (Gershwin)
Influences & Inspiration
Andres Segovia, Julian Bream, John Williams,.Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass, Les Paul
No Special Requirements.
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