Musical Styles & Samples

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Instrumental

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Pop
  • Latin (with or without backup tracks)
  • Spanish/Classical guitar (as: Bach, Tarrega, Rodrigo)
  • Contemporary Flamenco (as: Paco de Lucia, Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert)\
  • Jazz Standards and Bossa Nova (as: Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jobim)
  • Smooth Jazz (as: Larry Carlton, Peter White, and Kenny G)
  • Contemporary pop (as: Beatles, Nora Jones, Clapton)

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Audio Samples: Nueva Espana Smooth Jazz 101 Phantom of the opera Black Orpheus Romance

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Vocal

  • pop
  • Light Rock
  • Jazz
  • Reggae
  • Calypso (With or Without Backup Tracks)
  • Classic pop (as: Beatles, Paul Simon, James Taylor)
  • Jazz and Bossa Nova (as: Sinatra, Michael Buble, Jobim)
  • "Island" (Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte)
  • contemporary Pop (as Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz)

(click here for complete pop vocal songlist)

Audio Samples: Flake Fields of Gold Your Body is a Wonderland Here Comes the Sun Margaritaville

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Groups

Richard Hastings Jazz band

  • 3 to 8 pieces
  • Contemporary and Traditional Jazz ala: Earl Klugh, George Benson, Ottmar Liebert, Kenny G, Grover Washington, Wes Montgomery, Jo Pass, etc
  • Original Jazz: Richard Hastings has released two contemporary Jazz CD’s and has opened for such jazz notables as: Chuck Mangione, Strunz and Farah, Earl Klugh, Stanley Jordan, Bo Diddley, Richard Elliott, and Bobby Caldwell.

Audio Samples: Song Bird One Note Samba Take the A Train Mercy Mercy Mercy Happy Camper
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Richard Hastings Pop Dance Band

  • 3 to 8 pieces
  • Dance: Classic Rock (as: Van Morrison, Santana, Chuck Berry) to R&B (Marvin Gaye, Supremes,Stevie Wonder) to Jazz and Blues (as: Sinatra, George Benson, Ray Charles).
  • Listening: Acoustic Pop (as Eagles, Simon and Garfunkel, Jack Johnson, John Mayer)

Audio Samples: Look at the Sky Salsa Dance Johny B Good Teach me Tonight What's Going on

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Sol Y Sombra (Formerly known as Bravo)

  • Two Guitars with Percussion
  • Nouveau Flamenco” (ala: Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Leibert) Latin, Pop, Spanish
  • Theme parties, Receptions, etc

Audio Samples: Nueva Espana Moliendo Cafe Paint it Black TristezaCalifornia Dreamin

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Captain Caribe

  • Steel Drums, Guitar, Bass (can add Marimba, Drums, percussion, etc.)
  • Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Island, Latin
  • Vocal and/or Instrumental
  • Theme parties, Receptions, Beach parties, etc.

Audio Samples:Stir it up Hot Hot Hot Wild World Margaritaville
The Hammer

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Marimba Soul

  • Spanish guitar, bass, marimba (can ad percussion, drums etc)
  • Pairing the rich heritage of Spanish guitar with tropical rhythms of the marimba, Marimba Sol plays the melodies of Spain, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. Conjuring images of tropical sunsets, Spanish fiestas, Amazon jungles, and Baja California.

Audio Samples: Brazil Cuban Melody Spanish Theme Barcelona NightsYellow bird

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By Request

  • Guitar and Flute and/or Strings (Duo on up)
  • Classical, Pop, Jazz, Continental, International
  • Strolling or Stationary
  • Ceremonies, Receptions, Dinners, etc.
 

Audio Samples: Mozart Eina Kleine If I were a Rich Man Eleanor Rigby Vivaldi Spring Bach Air on a G-String

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Wedding Ceremony Music

  • Solo Guitar, can add flute and/ or strings
 

Audio Samples: Bach Prelude Jesus Joy of Man's Desire Beethoven Pachelbel Cannon in D Traditional Bridal Recessional Traditional Bridal Processional

 

 

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