Blue Yates

Wedding Testimonials

To enquire about hiring Blue to soundtrack your special day please get in touch
Simon & Emma Kelsey, Burton upon Trent
Blue was recommended to us as we wished for a particular piece of music to be played during the signing of the register in our wedding ceremony. We could not actually locate the original music of Pelagia's theme from the soundtrack to Captain Corelli's Mandolin but to save any disappointment Blue actually learnt the piece from the CD which he subsequently played sublimely in the church.
Interestingly we attended a wedding seven years later and Blue remembered us. During the reception Blue played the piece again much to our joy.
I would recommend Blue to anyone seeking an understated but memorable musical soundtrack to their special occasion or reception.

Becky & Colin Hazelden-Brice, Nottingham
Thank you for setting the perfect soundtrack to start our wedding celebrations. We wished we could've heard more of your playing but were whisked in so many different directions. But what we did hear was fabulous - and you had so many compliments from our guests.
I am very pleased I stumbled across you at the Nottingham Contemporary 18 months ago! 
Huge thanks
Alexei & Sarah Ivanovich, Bristol
Blue Yates provided solo guitar music for our wedding on 1st August 2009. He  proved to be a consummate professional. Blue's choice of repertoire was a perfect blend of less well known yet atmospheric pieces and more popular choices. His playing was as sensitive as it was beautiful, just right to set the scene before the ceremony began and while my (now) wife walked down the aisle.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to other couples looking to book a wedding guitarist.

Simon & Monica Douglas-Clark, Birmingham
We had the privilege of having Blue compose and perform a unique guitar piece for our wedding ceremony in New York.
Blue’s playing created a beautiful backdrop for one of the most precious moments of our married life. We will remember it forever.
We were also fortunate to have Blue play at our weekend celebration a year later and our 10th anniversary vows renewal last year. We recommend Blue wholeheartedly as a musician, composer and professional. We know that he can create an unforgettable, unique and exceptional musical experience for any special occasion. We have deep respect for your talent and gratitude always for the music that you have shared with us.
Alis & Alistair Kennedy, Burton upon Trent
Thank you for playing your fabulous music – our day was made really special with your help.

Zak & Rachel Youngman, Burton upon Trent
Blue played at our Wedding ceremony at a beach in St. Ives Cornwall. His performance set the scene for our Wedding and is the soundtrack for our happy memories of the day. A true professional and lovely guy - Thank you again Blue.

Eugene & Joy Spiers, London
Blue set a beautiful tone for our wonderful day.

Some Guitar Students' Comments

  • Brilliant, imaginative and challenging.
  • I can do something that I could not do before.
  • It's great to pick up the guitar again and this time to learn properly. It's inspiring.
  • The lessons are really fabulous.
  • Fun, exciting.
  • Teaches in a creative, friendly and relaxed way. Gives lots of encouragement and advice.
  • It's good. It's a laid back atmosphere and I can influence what I learn.
  • It has relaxed me and helped me to be well-balanced.
  • Brilliant! Easy to understand.
  • Amazing and fun.
  • I've been able to play with my mates at school. I think I'll always do it.
  • Well balanced. The emphasis is on enjoyment and what you as an individual would like to learn.