About Ed Peczek

Ed Peczek is a classical guitarist based in the UK. He performs as a wedding guitarist throughout the UK and also plays at other events such as birthday parties, corporate functions, restaurants and fundraisers.

Video: Here Comes The Sun

Video: Here Comes The Sun Here is the video for Here Comes The Sun, taken from a series of videos I shot at Iscoyd Park in August.  I've been playing this one for a while now and it's always a popular choice for use in the wedding ceremony.  It is usually chosen as an exit song, as it's got an upbeat and joyful feeling without being too fast.  Unfortunately I've forgotten who the arranger is!  But it's not one of my own so I'll endeavour to dig the book out and give credit once I've found out who arranged it. [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:15+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Repertoire|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Video: Wonderful Tonight

Video: Wonderful Tonight I recently recorded several videos at Iscoyd Park, a spectacular countryside venue on the Welsh/Shropshire border.  I decided to focus on recording examples from my Pop and Rock repertoire.  Out of all of my sets, (Classical, Spanish, Jazz + Pop/Rock).  This set remains my most regularly requested for weddings.  I think the fact that it contains songs most people will know make it more appealing.  Added to that, the stripped back arrangements with no vocals, played on an instrument as beautiful as the classical guitar make it perfect for weddings. Wonderful Tonight The first [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Repertoire|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Classical Guitar Academy

Classical Guitar Academy I’m really excited to announce the imminent launch of The Classical Guitar Academy. The CGA will be providing guitar lessons in Derby from this Summer. We will be offering private classical guitar lessons to people of all ages and abilities. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or an aspiring professional musician. Everybody is welcome to learn at the Classical Guitar Academy! In addition to providing classical guitar lessons in Derby, we will also be running events throughout the year to supplement our lessons. These will include workshops, master classes, concerts and various other events. This is [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Billesley Manor Hotel | Warwickshire

Billesley Manor in Warwickshire | 24th May 2015 This was the second time I’d been booked to play guitar at a wedding at Billesley Manor Hotel in Warwickshire. The first time was in 2013. You can read about it here. I must admit that it didn’t look great in the morning. The clouds were heavy and it was spitting with rain from the moment I woke up. This continued as I was loading the car and I could only hope that it would brighten up as I headed to Warwickshire. Fortunately luck was on our side. As I arrived [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Warwickshire, Wedding|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

St George’s Hall and Hope Street Hotel | Liverpool

St George's Hall and Hope Street Hotel in Liverpool | 23rd May 2015 I was very fortunate to be invited to play guitar for a wedding at St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Saturday. St George’s Hall is right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. It’s a beautiful neoclassical building which plays host to a couple of incredible concert venues. I was booked to play in the 'Concert Room'. With this performance being in the heart of Liverpool city centre at the start of a bank holiday weekend, I set off with plenty of time to spare. As it happened [...]

Haughton Hall | Shropshire

Haughton Hall in Shropshire | 15th May 2015 Today I played guitar at a wedding ceremony at Haughton Hall in Shropshire.  This is my first Shropshire wedding of the year and I've had to wait until May!  Although I did get to visit Soulton Hall in Shropshire last month to shoot a series of videos.  But it wasn't a wedding and so it doesn't make the blog... yet, more on that to come. This lovely venue is nearly 300 years old (dating from 1718) however you would never guess from the décor. It has a clean and contemporary vibe in [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Shropshire, Wedding|Tags: |0 Comments

Wasing Park | Berkshire

Wasing Park in Berkshire | 9th May 2015 On Saturday I was booked to perform as a wedding guitarist at Wasing Park in Berkshire. This is the second time I’ve made the trip down the Berkshire this week. The first time was to play at a private birthday party at Cliveden Hotel. From looking at the website in the weeks leading up to this wedding, I got the feeling that Wasing Park was not just your run of the mill barn wedding venue. The main barn is shaped like a castle, it has a miniature house on stilts and a beautiful church set [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Categories: Berkshire, Wedding|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Cliveden House | Berkshire

Cliveden House in Berkshire | 4th May 2015 Cliveden House in Berkshire is a long way to go, but it was worth every last mile of my 270 miles round trip. Cliveden is perhaps the finest luxury hotel I’ve been invited to perform at. Set in 376 acres of National Trust parkland, I only wish I had more time to explore this gem of a venue. I was booked to play guitar at a birthday event this May bank holiday. Upon my arrival, the hotel staff were all very well organised and helpful. I was shown where to set up [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Berkshire|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Classical Wedding Guitarist

CLASSICAL WEDDING GUITARIST “You’re a classical wedding guitarist? What’s that then?!” There are so many different types of wedding musicians out there, it’s sometimes unclear what each of them do. My goal with this article is to identify the role of the Classical Wedding Guitarist. What Is A Classical Wedding Guitarist? You might think that classical guitarists only play classical music. Whilst there is some truth in this, it’s not the whole story. Classical guitarists do play music from this period, however they have also developed to incorporate other styles too. Most classical [...]

By | 2016-10-15T09:43:17+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Wedding, Wedding Advice|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Upper House | Staffordshire

The Upper House in Staffordshire - 10th April 2015 The Upper House in Staffordshire is a lovely rural Victorian hotel and wedding venue. The added bonus is that it’s just a short drive from where I live. As much as I enjoy travelling to unknown venues and seeing something different, it’s certainly nice when I take a wedding guitarist booking at a Staffordshire venue.  I must admit that I didn’t realize quite how local The Upper House is for me.  It turns out that The Upper House is set in the same 10 acres of woodland in which I go walking at [...]