Guy Halls is a professional guitarist who lived in South Africa for twenty seven years. He is now based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. With over 30 years of experience of live performances, his repertoire combines Latin, Pop, Jazz and Nuevo Flamenco. Guy is the ideal choice for weddings, functions, parties, concerts, tapas nights, restaurants, corporate events and other special occasions.
Guy Halls was born and grew up in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). His early musical influence came from his home life and at an early age of 6 years old started to learn the guitar. By the age of 13 and through his formative schooling years, he became self taught on the guitar and performed a number of times at school events.
On leaving school he embarked on a career in the British South Africa Police and found that he had very little time for performing. He resigned after four years of service. He started performing again and formed the band ‘Albatross’ with his friends Chris Beversluis (Drums/Vocals), Gary Clark (Guitar/Vocals) and Martin Keane (Bass).
Later joined the band ‘Pulp’ as a bassist, but within the re- organising of the band, he changed to vocals, rhythm and lead guitarist. Phil Heath (Guitar/vocals) Andy Bate (Drums) and Steve Flynn (vocals)
In between, Guy played the guitar in a number of musical stage productions for Harare Reps Theatre.
He relocated to Cape Town, South Africa. Due to his family commitments, it took a while to become re-established and eventually he started performing again in duos and ‘cover’ bands that performed in Cape Town’s clubs, pubs and venues.
He became very involved in Cape Town’s music scene and was a member and committee member of the long established Barleycorn Music Club.
In 2003 Guy took his passion of Latin rhythms a step further. He put rock bands and rock music aside and focused on the warmth of the acoustic nylon guitar. Being a multi-instrumentalist, percussion, bass guitar and keyboards, he started producing home recordings of his original compositions.
Guy frequently collaborates with Adrian Smale and performs as a guitar duo called “Guitarras Nuevo” https://www.facebook.com/GuitarrasNuevo
Guy has distinguished himself as a composer and recording artist with his albums, “Jenny” and “Simply In Love” which are available for download as full albums or individual tracks.
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Guy Halls currently holds the #1 national position in his genre
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“Guy Halls, who now lives in the United Kingdom, must be one of the most prolific musos around and his endeavours are certainly bearing fruit. Guy has a page on Facebook but also has his material now available through www.reverbnation.com where a couple of his tracks are doing extremely well. Guy’s compositions are beautifully mellow and melodic, largely acoustically based, which allows him to showcase his talents as a guitarist and songwriter.”
Pete Shout – Music Newsletters
“Guy Halls has recently released an album called “Simply In Love”, following on the success of a number of previous ventures. Guys music does extremely well in the Reverbnation music charts so look him up there and appreciate this guitar maestro at work.”
Peter Shout – Music Newsletters
“Simply in Love is how I feel when listening to classical guitar music by Guy Halls. I find his style of playing very relaxing and therapeutic. A purchase well worth the asking price of this Album. The mp3 download is also simple, fast and easy to conclude. Highly recommended.”
5 Star Customer Review. ‘Karifonya’ Amazon mp3 download
“Pleasant good listening Simply in Love! Well Done Guy Halls, I will be down loading at some point for my listening pleasure”
5 Star Customer Review. ‘J. Anderson’ Amazon mp3 download
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