Private & Corporate Events

 

Geordie specialises in background music for all types of private and corporate events, including weddings, company dinners, birthdays, family gatherings etc. His instrumental music is well suited to accompanying a wide variety of events, and he is able/happy to communicate with guests in both English and German if requested. He is currently available for bookings throughout Germany. The following information may be used for booking purposes. 

Contact Details:

 

Artist Name: 

Geordie Little

Bookings: 

info@geordielittlemusic.com     

+49 157 3455 8969

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What we offer:

Up to 5 hours of original instrumental music.

Geordie only plays his own music, however he has 5 hours worth of it and is able to tailor his sets (even spontaneously) in order to match his compositions to the atmosphere of the event at all times.

Experience, professionalism and flexibility.

Geordie has played everything from a private birthday concert to three 90 year olds, to a press event for the German Federal Foreign Office, to a wedding celebration on top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps (you'll find an extensive list of previous clients/events below). Every event is different, and requires an individual approach and a sensitivity to what it is the organisers are trying to create. Geordie is professional, easy to communicate with, and enjoys the challenge of working with organisers to create the perfect event. He understands that music, in many situations, is nothing more than an accompaniment rather than the centre of attention, and as such he strives to enhance the atmosphere of an event rather than over power it. He also understands that sometimes things don't go as planned, and he is more than willing to be spontaneous and flexible when it comes to program changes and the like.

Complete customisation.

Whether you need 5 hours of music non stop, one song every 20 minutes, or an hour long stage performance followed by a couple of hours of background music, Geordie looks forward to working with you to find the perfect fit for your event. Simply let us know what you have in mind and we can always find a solution.

One stop shop - no equipment hire and no paperwork!

We will bring all the technical equipment we need in order to deliver high quality sound. We are also able to register the event with GEMA (this is a legal requirement for all events within Germany) and file all the related paperwork so you don't have to.

Pricing and other costs:

Performance Fees:

- 350€ for a stage style performance of up to an hour

- 200€ per hour for background music (minimum 2 hour booking)

Equipment Fees:

- standard setup; 1 x 15" passive PA speaker + power mixer (minimum setup) Included in Performance Fee

- small setup; 2 x 12" passive PA speakers + power mixer 25€

- medium setup; 2 x 15" passive PA speakers + power mixer + speaker stands 50€

- large setup; 2 x 15" passive PA speakers + 1 x 12" subwoofer + mixer + speaker stands 75€

Travel Costs:

- Bookings inside Berlin + 20km Included in Performance Fee

- Bookings outside Berlin + 20km 0,30€/km

- Where necessary we also expect all accommodation to be organised and paid by the booker

- We also expect standard per diems to be covered; 14€ for more than 8 hours away from home OR for travel days; 28€ for 24 hours away from home

Tax and Other Fees:

- we are legally required to add 7% VAT to all performance fees for bookings within Germany

- GEMA registration fees (only if you would like us to register the event on your behalf) 20€

Covid-19 Hygiene Concept:

Covid-19 has changed the way both public and private events are run. Geordie is well aware of this and is obviously willing to comply with any venue specific requirements or regulations that may be in place. As well as any site specific requirements, Geordie promises to:

- wear a mask during setup and take down

- practice social distancing with guests and event organisers

- provide all his own equipment in order to be completely self sufficient

- invoice for all payments digitally in order to eliminate any contact or payments on site

In addition to this, as Geordie plays instrumental music and is therefore able to perform with a mask if needed, and is more than happy to play outside. If you have any other requirements, please don't hesitate to communicate them. We can work together to create a safe environment for all involved.

Accredited Press Photos:

All photos on the PHOTOS page and in the following gallery are downloadable and are accredited for press and promotional use. Please take notice of and reference photo credits where necessary.

GEMA Forms and Setlists:

For those of you who wish to register the event with GEMA yourselves, here are pre-filled setlists listed by set length.

30 Minute Set

45 Minute Set

60 Minute Set

90 Minute Set

120 Minute Set

180 Minute Set

Bios, Writeups & Copy

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Geordie Little, an Australian living in Berlin, plays a unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, combining melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion simultaneously and seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions.  

 

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Growing up in Adelaide, South Australia, Geordie Little is an innovative acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin, Germany. Having developed his unique style on the streets, and refined it on stages around the world, he combines percussive finger and lap styles to create something truly his own. Mixing percussion, chords, melodies, and harmonics simultaneously, and taking influence as much from the electronic and post-classical worlds as from his peers, Geordie creates aurally and visually entrancing compositions, redefining the boundaries of what the guitar can be.  

 

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Geordie is an Australian acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin. With his own unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, he combines melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion simultaneously, seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions, fast earning a reputation for his innovative compositions and live performances around the world. Signed to US acoustic label Fretmonkey Records, and holding endorsement deals with Ortega Guitars and Augustine Strings, Geordie has performed at events such as the Glastonbury, Ancient Trance, and Earth Garden Festivals, as well as the London, Budapest, and Bratislava Guitar Nights, and has won awards as a musician and producer at Fringe Festivals around the world. He is a co-founder of the Berlin Acoustic Guitar Nights, circus company FAUNA, and musicians rights organisation Berlin Street Music, and maintains an extensive touring schedule throughout Europe and the rest of the world.  

 

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Geordie Little is a solo acoustic finger and lap style guitarist, originally from Adelaide, South Australia, now based in Berlin, Germany. Coming from a high school background of classical and jazz guitar, Geordie started experimenting with new age fingerstyle and two hand tapping techniques around the start of 2011. Not long after, he started busking on the streets of Adelaide and began to explore more percussive techniques, eventually starting to incorporate some lap style techniques towards the end of that year.   At the start of 2012, Geordie decided to leave university in Adelaide, move to Berlin, and become a full time musician and street performer. Since then, Geordie has developed his own mix of lap and finger style guitar, incorporating percussion, chords, and melodic lines concurrently, to create intricate acoustic soundscapes that don't belong to any one style. Unconventionally choosing to stick with nylon string guitars, including a self-built 8-string flamenco, Geordie's lap style is unlike that of the current wave of steel string guitarists playing the popular 'air tap' technique, and is a much smoother, distinctly percussive, yet melodically driven adaptation.  

Example Videos:

A selection of videos so you can see what you are buying...

Previous Clients:

German Federal Foreign Minister

British Ambassador in Prague

Marley Spoon

Regular bookings for Potsdam University (booked by P3 Projekt)

Stop Micro Waste!

BMW Stiftung

Various weddings and birthdays

Regular appearances at Vabali Berlin

Berliner Festspielhaus

German Cultural Ministry

GKW Fachbetrieb

Private bookings in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, England, and the Seychelles

References and Reviews:

Akustik Gitarre Magazine (issue 6, 2020):

"His melodic and harmonic ingenuity is second to none; Even longer or meditative pieces by the Australian never lose tension thanks to constantly new catchy themes. And he quite rightly calls himself a 'composer' - his works are rigorously worked through, have mood and structure and never offend the listener by simply attempting any random pile of cheap guitar tricks or rolling out a groove that has been found." (translated from German)

Samuel Sauter, P3 Projekt GmbH:

"As Event Organisers we work with clients from the business, science, and culture sectors and have had the pleasure of working with Geordie on many occasions. Whether on stage during a Gala Event or as part of an arts or cultural project, Geordie is highly professional, highly impressive, and unforgettable. From the view of both the organiser and the public Geordie cannot be bettered." (translated from German)

Elfi Wettenkamp, GKW Fachbetrieb:

"Top! Happy to do it again any time! Everyone was amazed - by the music as well as the musician!" (translated from German)

Sophie Bellman, Stop Micro Waste!

"I have seen Geordie on the street, in living room concerts and on stage and just had to have him play at our Event. The music was wonderful, he created a super atmosphere, and everything was completely uncomplicated. It was a wonderful evening. I can only recommend him. Everyone should invite Geordie to play on their sofa." (translated from German).

Bookings Calendar:

Below is a calendar of all currently confirmed and pending bookings so you can already see if Geordie is available to join your lineup. We will endeavour to keep this calendar up to date, but if you have any doubts, please just email us with any questions.

Book Geordie for your next event:

If you would like to book Geordie for an event or simply enquire as to the possibilities then send an email to info@geordielittlemusic.com with as much information as possible and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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