Performance at the Limit

Simon Taylor, Guitar Performance and Composition

  • Services
  • Acoustic
  • Classical
  • Bands
  • Sessions
  • Composition

Services Summary

Contemporary Acoustic Guitar

My acoustic guitar duo, Akustiko, is available to perform for any private or corporate function or party.

Solo Classical Guitar

I am available for light solo classical guitar to provide the perfect ambience for your function or event.

Function Band

PapaMengo, the ultimate party band for all functions where a big party atmosphere is needed to dance the night away.

Session Work

I'm available for a wide variety of live and recording session work, and have full recording facilities for remote session work.


I can provide or compose original guitar music for non-commercial audio visual purposes for TV, film and advertising.

Simon Taylor

Acoustic Guitar Performance

My acoustic guitar duo, Akustiko, is available to perform for any private or corporate function or party. The acoustic guitar duo adds classy live and listenable music to your function or event creating a wonderful ambience. Take a listen with the Soundcloud player opposite/below.

We perform a variety of classy instrumental renditions of popular music and jazz standards, as well as our original compositions. We can tailor our set to your taste whether you require understated and relaxed music, or something more lively and fun.

Prices start at £250 for two 40 minute sets with a short break. Please contact me for a chat about your requirements on the number below.

For more information and to see us in action please visit

Akustiko Guitar Duo

Solo Classical Guitar

Classical guitar can provide the perfect accompaniment to add a real touch of class to your party/reception/event.

I am available to perform relaxed light classical guitar to create a classy ambience for your function. My setlist combines classical, spanish and contemporary flavours of guitar music.

My fees start at £125 plus travel for two half hour sets with a short break. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Classical Repertoire Sample

PapaMengo - The Ultimate Party Band

PapaMengo are the ultimate function dance band formed by professional session musicians and brothers Felix and Michael Curtis Ruiz, with Simon on guitar. Fronted by the amazing Lavinia, whose vocals range from soft jazz to raucous soul diva and driven by the Ruiz brother's incredible musicianship, PapaMengo bring the perfect party and dance vibe to every performance, whether it's a wedding reception, big birthday party or corporate function.

PapaMengo perform the greatest dance hits ever written across all era's from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's right up to the present, and also perform genuine caribbean musical styles Reggae and Soca.

For more information, please visit PapaMengo's facebook page.


Along with the Ruiz brothers, and other top session and jazz players, I can put together the perfect jazz combo to entertain your guests at your function. Jazz adds the perfect touch of class and entertainment that will add the finishing touch to create the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful occasion.

We can play relaxed laid back music, or more energised and exciting sets to suit the occasion. I always take time to chat with my clients to understand the role of the music required, and tailor the sets to fulfil the requirements.

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PapaMengo the Ultimate Party Band

Session Work

I am available for all types of guitar performance and recording work. I require material in advance as much as possible in order that I can be fully prepared. Please give me a call for an informal chat.

Remote Recording Sessions

I have a fully working home recording setup and am able to record guitar parts remotely for most styles of contemporary music. All I normally require is an MP3, the tempo, and a music chart. Call me for a chat if you require the addition of some guitar parts for your music.

Simon Taylor


I have been composing music for non-commercial purposes since the late 1980's, as well as music for my own purposes. I can provide or compose original acoustic or electric guitar music in just about any style for non-commercial audio visual purposes for TV, film and advertising. If you would like a sample, please contact me.

Simon Taylor