Stuart Toogood – Solo Guitarist
Sophisticated background music for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and corporate events.
Music is Stuart’s passion. He started playing the guitar 35 years ago and has performed in various bands – from Jazz to rock. His music has taken him all over the country and even abroad – recently performing in Milan, Italy. His love of music has brought him into contact with many well-known artists including Paul McCartney and Donovan and pop acts including McFly – where he played on the same show.
He has been a solo guitarist for about 15 years and specialises in providing sophisticated background music for restaurants, birthdays, anniversaries, Christenings, garden parties and corporate events.
Stuart specialises and particularly enjoys playing at weddings.
“There is no greater honour than to be asked to play at someone’s wedding – which is one of the most important days of your life ”
Stuart has performed at many venues including: Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Studly Castle, Clearwell Castle, Dumbleton Hall, Salford Hall, Wroxall Abbey, Nailcote Hall, Botanical Gardens, Curradine Barns, Hogarths, Ardencote Manor, Henley Golf & Country Club and even the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. Corporate clients include Warwickshire & Worcestershire Life, Britvic, Warwickshire University, B’Ham ICC – where he was pleased to support the Harry Moseley charity fund raising event hosted by Ben Sheppard/PJ Ellis.
He is a recommended supplier for Nailcote Hall, Curradine Barns & Hogarths.
Stuart has also had the pleasure to perform for various celebrities including; Ron Atkinson, Beverley Knight, Alison Hammond, Nick Owen, Joanne Malin, Danielle Lloyd, Bev Bevan, David Davis, Ben Sheppard, Frankie Boyle, Willie Thorne, Sarah Jane Mee, Adam Ricketts, Phil Upton, Andy Abrahams, Bob Warman & Mike Read. Stuart also played at the wedding of Martha Howe-Douglass from Horrible Histories much to the delight of his kids who loved the Tv show!
In 2015 Stuart teamed up with Indica Campbell (daughter of UB40 front man – Ali Campbell) to write and record original material for her aspiring solo career – something which he is very proud of. They supported UB40 in 2015 at the Barclaycard arena Birmingham & at Brixton 02 Academy. One of their songs ‘Coming back to Me ‘ was featured on Mike Reads Tv show – ‘Tin Pan Alley’ where it made the final. Another original song ‘Maybe Next Time ‘ was featured on the Justice for 21 charity album along with Birmingham legends such as Roy Wood.