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Howlett Guitar is a Brighton based solo fingerstyle guitarist who plays a wide variety of instrumental arrangements of well-known songs, ranging from 1950s classics to modern day chart hits. As a polished, professional, self-contained act, Duncan adds the perfect ambience to any event, including weddings, corporate, parties and functions. His repertoire covers many genres and with an inexhaustible knowledge of music, new and old, he can provide a bespoke combination of classical and contemporary styles. With so much variety to his repertoire, he really can provide something for everyone. In addition to his fingerstyle arrangements, he also uses a live loop pedal which enables him to make a fuller sounding, upbeat tracks and improvisations.

He has a vast experience in the music industry as a performer, teacher, composer and session musician. He has played at some of the best wedding venues in the country, as well as in some of the UK’s most iconic buildings including London’s Gherkin and O2 arena. He also has experience playing abroad, including contracts with award-winning cruise liners. As well as playing solo, Duncan has worked with some of the best bands in the South and has supported some legendary artists including the Brand New Heavies and Californian Funk masters Breakestra.

Howlett Guitar uses top quality equipment to provide the best sound and has a variety of different setups for all audience sizes. All of his equipment is PAT tested, and he has Public Liability Insurance. He is always willing to personalise his sets around your requirements and loves to learn special requests. He also performs as part of an acoustic duo so can provide a vocalist when requested. Based in the South-East, he can travel UK wide and internationally on request.

Song List

Pop/Rock 21st Century
Feel my love – Adele
No one – Alicia Keys
This is the life – Amy McDonald
Old Pine – Ben Howard
Where is the love – Black Eyed Peas
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Marry you – Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
Wooden Italian Guitar – Café del mar
A thousand years – Christina Perri
Rather be – Clean Bandit
Noughties pop medley – Duncan Howlett
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
How would you feel – Ed Sheeran
Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
Budapest – George Ezra
Shotgun – George Ezra
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Better together – Jack Johnson
Say you won’t let you – James Arthur
Hold back the river – James Bay
I wasn’t expecting that – Jamie Lawson
Marry me – Jason Derulo
I won’t give up – Jason Mraz
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Pricetag – Jessie J
All of me – John Legend
Free fallin – John Mayer
Waiting on the world to change – John Mayer
Love on the weekend – John Mayer
Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
Love yourself – Justin Bieber
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
She will be loved – Maroon 5
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Crazy love – Michael Buble
Aeroplanes – Paper Kites
Let her go – Passenger
Perfect – Pink
When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Can’t feel my face – The Weekend
Pop/Rock 20th Century
Say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin
At last – Aretha Franklin
Stand by me – Ben E King
Lean on me  – Bill Withers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love really hurst without you – Billy Ocean
Blowing in the wind – Bob Dylon
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Dancing in the dark – Bruce Springsteen
You’ve got a friend  – Carole King
Father and son – Cat Stevens
Dance Magic Dance – David Bowie
Que sera sera – Doris Day
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
Candle in the wind – Elton John
Sorry seems to be the hardest word – Elton John
Your song – Elton John
Signe – Eric Clapton
Tears in heaven – Eric Clapton
Wonderful tonight  – Eric Clapton
At last – Eta James
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy
Fields of gold – Eva Cassidy
People get ready  – Eva Cassidy
Somewhere over the rainbow  – Eva Cassidy
Time after time  – Eva Cassidy
More than words – Extreme
She drives me crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Careless whisper – George Michael
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Imagine – John Lennon
I walk the line – Johnny Cash
Any way you want it – Journey
Knights in white satin – Justin Hayward
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Papa don’t preach – Madonna
I would do anything for love – Meatloaf
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
The Boxer – Paul Simon
Streets of London – Ralph McTell
You’ve got a friend in me – Randy Newman
Dedicated follower of fashion – Ray Davis
When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating
Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Fields of gold – Sting
Every breath you take – Sting
Santeria – Sublime
Blackbird – The Beatles
Can’t buy me love – The Beatles
Here comes the sun – The Beatles
I’ve just seen a face – The Beatles
Let it be – The Beatles
Something – The Beatles
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
Close to you – The Carpenters
Take it easy – The Eagles
Killing me softly – The Fugees
Baby can I hold you – Tracy Chapman
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Can’t help falling in love with you – UB40
Red red wine – UB40
Moondance – Van Morrison
Love is all around – Wet wet wet
Only you – Yazoo
Jazz and Blues
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Ronnie Jordan Jam  – Duncan Howlett
Jazz and Blues improvisations – Duncan Howlett
Nobody knows you when your down and out – Eric Clapton
Hey Hey – Eric Clapton
Wayfaring Stranger – Eva Cassidy
Wade in the water – Eva Cassidy
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra

What people say about HOWLETT GUITAR

“Duncan was an absolute pleasure to deal with before, during and after the event. He was responsive in the build-up and had arrived and set up in plenty of time. He made a huge effort to take on our requests and even helped me with a surprise for my wife to be! All of our guests not only commented on how good Duncan was, but also how happy and smiley he is which makes a real difference! Thank you very much Duncan!” Tom Graham – Wedding

“I would just like to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding. You were absolutely brilliant. From start to finish you were so easy to deal with and you absolutely smashed it on the day, so professional and outstanding performance the guests absolutely loved it. Thank you for being part of the best day of our lives.” Paul Snowsell – Wedding

“Duncan communicates quickly and clearly by email so there is no uncertainty whilst waiting for responses. He arrived on time, was polite and charming and a self-starter with regard to the set up process. Most importantly, he chose music that suited his audience and played it beautifully.” Mike Kerr – Private Party

“Duncan was everything I had hoped for. I booked him very last minute and he was so helpful and kind and then when it came to the event..he played every song wonderfully + more. I am thrilled with how it all went and so happy to have found him. I wouldnt hesitate to ask Duncan again. He is brilliant.” Lucy Lavey – Wedding

“Duncan very kindly played at our wedding in June 2017. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were therefore lucky enough to have him playing outside where all of our guests were gathered as well. It was beautiful music and nothing too intrusive or loud. We chose the modern playlist with a few ‘classics’ in there so there was plenty of songs in there that everyone could recognise and we received several compliments from our guests about him. I would have no hesitations in recommending Duncan for your wedding or events. Thank you again Duncan! Hannah and Jamie x” Hannah and Jamie – Wedding 

“Duncan played for a friends birthday party, he was perfect, he judged the atmosphere just right, not too loud and when we were ready to sing along he played all our favourites. Thank you” Lyn Barnard – Birthday