17th May 2017: End of an era!

Well, after nearly 8 years, I’m saying goodbye to one of my resident venues Illusions Magic Bar. Sadly there will no longer by live music at Illusions at the weekend, but I’d like to say thank you to Mark, the staff, my … Continue reading

May 2017: Half price last-minute offer!

Big news for anyone looking to add the final special touch to their big day! I have a few dates left in May available, and I’m offering these out on a first come, first served basis with 50% off. This would … Continue reading

26th April 2017: Fay’s birthday and Paul & Anna’s wedding at Rendcomb College

On Friday 21st April I headed up to the fab The Park Hotel for Fay Stewart’s surprise 85th birthday party, arranged by her daughter Claire Stewart. Lovely afternoon spent playing some acoustic music during the meal and mingling with some … Continue reading

20th March 2017: Kingscote Barn Spring Open Day/Wedding Fair

  Yesterday saw my first appearance at the Kingscote Barn Open day. I’ve played at Kingscote many times, but this was my first appearance at one of their open days. What a fantastic day! Very busy, and such a great … Continue reading

23rd Feb 2017: Winter Wedding Fair appearance this Sunday

Added public appearance this Sunday 26th… I’m a last-minute addition to The Square Club Winter Wedding Fair. Pop down, hear me in action and chat all things wedding music! For more information about this event click here. Taken from the Square’s … Continue reading

21st Feb 2017: New for 2017!

A bit of an audio-geek blog post this one, but just wanted to shout about my latest and greatest piece of equipment – the Bose L1 compact PA System. I first heard one of these systems in action at a … Continue reading

Sat 3rd December – gig update

Update to the gig diary – this coming Saturday 3rd December, I’ll be playing at The Cuban rather than Smoke & Mirrors as originally planned. Show time will be 8-10pm – pop down for some cocktails, great food and live music!

Feedback from the Wedding Industry Awards

Here is the feedback received from my wedding couples, in no particular order: General Comments “We found Pat looking for a wedding singer. We couldn’t have been happier to fall upon Pat. We had been let down by another musician … Continue reading

The Wedding Industry Awards 2017

The Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Finals awards presentation This year I was nominated for an award at the prestigious Wedding Industry awards. I attended the regional finals last Wednesday at Old Down Estate, Bristol. Did I win? Well, more … Continue reading

26/11/16 – Richard and Sarah: The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wolds

Ok it’s Monday the 28th November and I’m well aware I haven’t updated my wedding guitarist blog for a longggg time! I was trying to blog about every wedding I attended; I missed one, then I missed another…. before I … Continue reading

HUGE WINTER OFFER! Up to 50% off live wedding entertainment.

November/December 2016 and February 2017 – HUGE OFFER! This Winter, I’m announcing a huge one-off special offer. I’m offering a massive 50% off the performance fee for all remaining dates in my diary. That’s HALF PRICE! This is the first and … Continue reading

The Wedding Industry Awards 2017

Exciting news… Some lovely folks were kind enough to nominate me in the upcoming 2017 Wedding Industry Awards, so I’m pleased to say that I’ve entered and voting is now open! You can find me on the Wedding Industry Awards … Continue reading

New gig dates added

Two new gigs for the calendar: Saturday October 1st I’ll be at my resident spot Smoke & Mirrors (10pm-12am) Friday October 21st I’ll be at a new venue – The Cuban Restaurant/Bar (8-10pm) For the full list, see the gigs … Continue reading

Sat 20th August: Gig cancellation

Tomorrow’s scheduled gig at Smoke & Mirrors Bristol will no longer be going ahead due to other commitments. However there will still be top-class live music in the form of Harrison Treble – on stage from 10pm. My next live … Continue reading

Friday 13th May 2016 – gig cancelled tonight

My gig at Illusions Magic Bar will no longer be going ahead – my apologies to anyone who was hoping to come down to watch. The next planned public appearance will be at Smoke & Mirrors on 10th June, although … Continue reading

Top 10 Wedding Ceremony and First Dance songs

Wedding Guitarist Blog: my top 10 most requested songs for the wedding ceremony/first dance – and some alternative choices Choosing the music you want at your wedding is a tricky thing! Making your own song selections is the norm now, particularly at … Continue reading

January Offer! Discount wedding entertainment/live music packages

Facebook discount: 10% off any confirmed booking made in January (£100 deposit required) when you like the Facebook page. Contact me here for more details. JANUARY DISCOUNT – Fri 29th / Sat 30th January 2016 Are you getting married on the … Continue reading

“The Acoustic Wedding Album” – now available to download

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just released my first album of acoustic wedding songs! I’ve picked nine of my most requested tracks, and two versions of the acoustic bridal chorus – one full length and one shortened version, at just under a minute … Continue reading

23rd Oct: Tonight’s gig cancelled due to illness

Hey folks, Regrettably I’ve had to cancel my performance tonight at Smoke & Mirrors Bristol – I’ve been suffering from flu this week and am on the mend, but not yet at 100%. I need to rest my throat, ready for Julia … Continue reading

20th Oct 2015: Gig diary update

The gig on 21st November at Smoke and Mirrors will no longer be taking place – in my place will be the excellent Henry Dalton 🙂

Wed 14th October – extra live date added

I will be playing an additional live date at Smoke and Mirrors Bristol on Saturday the 19th December. Yes, there will be Christmas songs!

Sun 11th October: Gig swap

Small update to the gig diary: This Friday 16th October I’ll be playing at Smoke & Mirrors Bristol, rather than Illusions as originally advertised.

6th October – Updates!

Well, 2015 has been an amazing year for me I must say! I’m proud to say that being a musician is now my full-time occupation, and I’ve watched my little business go from strength to strength in the past couple … Continue reading

15th Sep 2015 – Extra live dates added

For anyone hoping to come and see me play, I’ve added a couple of extra dates to the Winter diary: Illusions Magic Bar 2 Byron Place Bristol BS8 1JT (On the Clifton Triangle)   Friday 20th November 10.30pm – 12.30am … Continue reading

10th August 2015 – Gig diary updates

Hi folks, some updates to the gig diary. Due to a wedding booking and a private party, I’ve had to cancel two of my live dates in Bristol. August 14th and 28th will no longer be going ahead. Also on … Continue reading

Jenny & Shaun’s wedding at Ever After nr Tavistock, Devon

July 18th, 2015 saw a journey down to Ever After at Lower Grenofen (near Tavistock, Devon) for Jenny and Shaun’s big day. Lots of organisation went into this amazing wedding day, with the bride and groom arranging everything from their … Continue reading

Live acoustic music at the Lynhurst, Devon: Sarah & Kevin’s afternoon wedding reception

Saturday 11th July saw a trip down to the beautiful surroundings of Lynton in North Devon. Sarah and Kevin were married in the afternoon at the local church, and booked out The Lynhurst for their afternoon/evening celebrations. They booked me … Continue reading

Friday 10th July – Rachel and Ali’s wedding at Aldwick Court Farm

It’s always a pleasure to visit the fantastic Aldwick Court Farm and Vineyard and we had a beautiful afternoon for Rachel and Ali’s wedding reception. I played two sets outside in the afternoon sunshine, including a couple of special requests from … Continue reading

Saturday 27th June – The Mill End Hotel, Chagford, Devon: Wedding drinks reception live music

Saturday 27th saw a trip down to Devon and the beautiful Mill End Hotel for Claire and Matt’s post-wedding ceremony drinks reception. They booked me to play some acoustic songs as guests arrived to the reception venue, and we had … Continue reading

Helen & Phil’s evening reception at Combe Grove Manor, Bath: Live acoustic wedding music

Following Ricky & Ali’s wedding ceremony at Baibrook House, later on in the evening I made the 20-minute journey down the road to Combe Grove Manor for Helen & Phil’s evening do. A drive through the enormous grounds, and you’re … Continue reading

Bailbrook House, Bath: live acoustic music at Ricky & Ali’s wedding ceremony and drinks reception

Saturday 20th June saw a short trip to scenic Bath for Ricky and Ali’s big day at Bailbrook House.Guests began to gather in the grand Brunel Suite for the wedding ceremony as I played some background music. For Ali’s big entrance, … Continue reading

Bishopstrow House, Warminster: Live acoustic music at Mike & Kelly’s wedding

Friday, 19th June 2015 – British Summer seems to have started warming up finally! We had beautiful blue skies for most of the day and it was lovely and warm when I arrived at the stunning Bishopstrow House Hotel. Mike & … Continue reading

Louise & Colin’s wedding at the Matara Centre – live acoustic entertainment

Friday, 12th June and a trip Northwards to the Matara Centre, a beautiful, unique wedding venue in the Cotswolds. I’ve seen lots of photos of ceremonies at Matara, but this is the first time I’ve actually played there – and … Continue reading

The Green, Cornwall: Live unplugged acoustic music at Mark & Shona’s wedding ceremony + canapé reception

Sat, 30th May and another trip down the M5/A30 – a well travelled road for me this year! Today’s venue was The Green Cornwall, a stunning self-contained wedding venue in the beautiful Cornish countryside. I arrived to the venue in … Continue reading

Lusty Glaze, Cornwall: live acoustic music at Helen & Andrew’s wedding

Wednesday, 27th May – a midweek trip down to sunny Cornwall for Helen and Andrew’s beautiful beachside wedding. Arrived in the morning to this stunning view: Now, the bride & groom did warn me about the 133 steps down to … Continue reading

Laura & Chris: The Manor House, Castle Combe. Wedding Guitarist & Singer – Ceremony + Drinks Reception

Sunday 24th May, and a relatively short journey from my home in East Bristol over to the picture-perfect village of Castle Combe. This little gem in the Cotswolds has been described as “The prettiest village in England” – and as you … Continue reading

Wedding Guitarist Blog: Vicky & Scott’s Ceremony & Drinks reception at Coombe Lodge

Saturday, 23rd May 2015 – a trip down to the incredible Coombe Lodge for Vicky and Scott’s big day. Summer so far in Britain has been a bit of a let-down, but thankfully we were blessed with incredible weather – … Continue reading

Charlton House: live acoustic music at James & Sally’s wedding reception + first dance

I met with Sally and James a few months back at the fantastic Charlton House – a stunning venue and one of Duncan Bannatyne‘s hotels, of Dragon’s Den fame. Back then it was a dark Winter’s evening, but thankfully it was a completely … Continue reading

Nicola & Ryan: The Grange Hotel, Winterbourne, Bristol North – Drinks reception live acoustic music

After yesterday’s road trip to Cornwall, today’s wedding was a much more local affair! A short 20 minute journey North to The Mercure Grange Hotel in Winterbourne, Bristol for Nicola and Ryan’s big day. The happy couple booked me to … Continue reading

Claire & Mike: Watergate Bay, Cornwall (near Newquay) – Wedding ceremony & drinks reception live music

An early start this morning for Claire & Mike’s wedding at the amazing Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Just North of Newquay, Watergate Bay is a new destination for me, and I’m so glad I got to play at this … Continue reading

Tue 12th May – Gig diary updates

A couple of updates to the gig calendar: – This Friday, May 15th at Smoke & Mirrors has now, regrettably, been cancelled due to a wedding involving a very early start the following morning. – My 24th July gig at … Continue reading

Laura & Matt’s wedding at Nailsea Tithe Barn: Singer & acoustic guitarist Pat McIntyre

The weddings season is in full flow now, so I thought it would be nice to document as many events as I can on my blog! Well, May kicked off with a bang as I had a great night playing a … Continue reading

Thu, 7th May 2015 – Live date swap

My gig at Illusions Magic Bar on Friday 24th July has been moved to Saturday, 25th July. I will be covered by the superb Steven Reid Williams on piano/vocals. See gigs page for the full list.

Mon, 4th May 2015: Website Improvements

I’ve been busy slaving over a hot laptop, and have implemented some improvements to the website which should make booking and choosing songs that little bit easier! I used to send out booking forms and song choices forms via email … Continue reading

Mon, 20th Apr 2015: Summer live dates – changes

A quick update to the gig diary – my performances at Smoke & Mirrors on 19th June and 18th July will not be taking place, due to wedding bookings. Just in case anyone was planning on coming to watch me … Continue reading

Wedding Guitar blog: Common mistakes made when booking a live band or musician

As a follow-on from my last blog piece about live wedding music, I’ve also put together a few thoughts on what tends to work less effectively, in my experience: Too much music! I’ve had plenty of emails in the past along … Continue reading

Wedding Guitarist Blog: Live music at your wedding – Hints, tips and what to expect!

It’s mid-April and things are starting to hot up here in Bristol… and I’m not just talking about the weather. Us folks in the wedding industry are readying ourselves for the Summer season. I’ve had a few beautiful Spring weddings already, … Continue reading

Sun, 29th March: Bristol Vintage Wedding Fayre

It was wild, wet and windy here in Bristol this morning. Combine that with the fact that I was out gigging until midnight, and that British Summer Time had the nerve to steal an hour of sleep from us, and I must … Continue reading

Thu, 26th March 2015: Preferred Venues – update

An update on my Preferred Venues list. Along with Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard, I’ve now added Wick Farm Bath and Portland House, Cardiff Bay. You can read more here.  

Tue, 24th March: Live Music at Goldbrick House for the Tweet Up

Tonight I played some live acoustic music at Goldbrick House, Bristol for the Bristol Wedding Tweet Up. The Tweet Up is an informal get-together arranged by Kirsten aka The Little Wedding Helper for people in the wedding industry. It’s a … Continue reading

Mon, 16th March 2015 – Gig date swap

An update to the gig calendar: I will be playing at Smoke & Mirrors on the 28th March instead of the 24th April. See gigs page for all dates.

Sun, 15th March 2015: Live recordings from the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

Last Sunday I played some acoustic tunes at the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair, hosted at the Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens. I recorded some of my set and am just in the process of editing/uploading some live videos from the event. Here’s … Continue reading

Thu 12th March, 2015: Preferred Venues

I’ve played at a lot of fantastic places over the last few years, and this year I’m linking up with some of my favourite venues across Bristol, Bath and South Wales. This first to announce is Aldwick Court Farm and Vineyard – … Continue reading

Tue 10th March, 2015: Added live date

I’ll be playing an extra date this Friday 13th (unlucky for some) at Smoke & Mirrors Bar in central Bristol. From approx 9.45pm – midnight.

Sun 8th March, 2015: Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

I was a last-minute addition to the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair today! Fortunately there was a spot for me to play, so I dusted off the acoustic guitar (to be fair, it was probably still warm from last night’s gig at Smoke … Continue reading

Sun 1st March, 2015: Wedding fair performances

  I had a great time playing guitar at the Chosen Wedding Fair last weekend! Lots of fantastic suppliers turned up to exhibit – and despite the wild Welsh weather in Cardiff, lots of brides and grooms-to-be turned up to get some … Continue reading

Mon 23rd Feb, 2015: Wedding CDs for Valentines day

My new personalised CDs turned out to be very popular after I launched them in January, with a number of orders coming in straight away. I’ve already recorded close to a hundred songs, putting together personalised playlists of the songs that … Continue reading

Weds 18th Feb, 2015: Chosen Wedding Show, Cardiff

This Sunday (22nd Feb) I’ll be playing some acoustic music and exhibiting at the Chosen Wedding Show in Cardiff from 11am-4pm. If you’re in sunny South Wales why not pop down and visit me! You can hear me playing some … Continue reading

Mon 2nd Feb, 2015: Four days until the Little Wedding Space launch

This Friday 6th February, I’ll be playing a live acoustic set for the Little Wedding Space launch (see Jan 25th entry below) from 6-9pm. They’ve kindly included a nice little write- up on their blog, including some extract from a … Continue reading

Fri 30th Jan, 2015: Rearranged Gig

I will not be playing tonight’s gig at Illusions Bar due to a little rota switch-around. Instead the excellent Billy Driscoll will be covering me. I will instead be playing on Saturday 21st February in Billy’s place. Apologies to anyone … Continue reading

Sun 25th Jan, 2015: Performance at Little Wedding Space launch event

On Friday 6th February, the Little Wedding Space returns to Cabot Circus, Bristol and I’ll be playing some acoustic tunes at their launch party! The Little Wedding Space is a popup wedding exhibition featuring some of Bristol’s finest wedding suppliers … Continue reading

Tues 20th Jan, 2015: New videos…

Last week I did a video shoot and recorded six new videos for my Wedding Guitarist YouTube channel – here’s the first four! Keep your eye on the video page, the other two will be up very soon…  

Wed 7th Jan, 2015: Personalised CDs now available

I’ve just launched a new product, available to all my wedding couples – personalised CDs featuring all the acoustic songs I played at your wedding. I wanted to make this a nice gift idea so I put time into designing the sleeves … Continue reading

Tue 6th Jan, 2015: Recommended Wedding Suppliers

This year I’ll be adding lots of new things to the website, including some brand spanking new promotional videos, more information on music packages and various other bits and bobs. I’ve started by updating my suppliers list. As I’m now … Continue reading

Thurs 1st Jan, 2015: Happy New Year!

Thanks to all my wedding couples for making 2014 an amazing year, and my most successful yet! I’m looking forward to 2015, and would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous year filled with love, happiness and music!

Nov 29th, 2014: Wedding Music Ideas – live music for the wedding day

It’s wedding down-time now. I don’t have a wedding to play until the new year, so I thought I’d jot down a quick thought or two on having live music at a wedding… Being an acoustic guitarist and singer, I know … Continue reading

Sun 23rd Nov, 2014: The Wedding Guitarist is planning a wedding!

Last Sunday, 16th November, I proposed to my girlfriend – and of course I had to do something musical for the occasion! I also sing as a tenor with the Royal Mail Choir (as seen on Gareth Malone’s “The Choir” – … Continue reading

Sun 2nd Nov, 2014: Acoustic Halloween!

Had an amazing Halloween night playing at Illusions Magic Bar! My Halloween-themed set list included Soft Cell – Tainted Love, Jamie T – Zombie, Michael Jackson – Thriller, The Ghostbusters theme, Monster by the Automatic, Creep by Radiohead, Superstition by … Continue reading

Mon 27th Oct, 2014: PatMcIntyre.co.uk

I’ve recently launched www.PatMcIntyre.co.uk as a personal website separate to my wedding music business. On this page, I’ll be promoting my own music – once it’s recorded! I’ve been writing and recording both for myself and for others for many years now, and … Continue reading

Fri 10th October, 2014: No gig tonight :-(

Tonight’s gig at Illusions has been cancelled because I have a sore throat – I blame the cold weather! Thankfully, the brilliant Billy Driscoll will be taking my place – so if you were planning on coming, why not check out … Continue reading

Sun 21st Sep, 2014: Single Release in China/Taiwan

Non-wedding related… but a song I co-wrote has been recently released in China and Taiwan by Asian superstar Amber Ann (kinda like the Taiwanese Cheryl Cole!). You can check out the video here…

Weds 20th Aug, 2014: Celebrity spotting!

A quick snap of me and Radio 1‘s Matt Edmondson – he was a guest at a recent wedding. I’m pleased to report that he danced and sang along to every song I played and gave me some excellent feedback … Continue reading

Fri 8th Aug, 2014: Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Always the best weekend of the year in Bristol (when it doesn’t rain!) – it’s the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Tomorrow I have the honour of entertaining the Bristol Balloons crew, behind the scenes of the fiesta in a private gig … Continue reading

Sun 3rd Aug, 2014: Admin!

Hi folks, a couple of people mentioned that the gigs page was out of date – I’ve now added all dates up to and including December. Sorry about that! I’ve also been busy recording lots of acoustic requests for wedding clients – I’ll … Continue reading

Mon 28th July, 204: Songwriting

Some positive updates from my other musical venture – as well as performing at weddings I write and produce songs for others and collaborate with all sorts of people. A couple of recent successes include: – Contract signed with Universal Music … Continue reading

Sun 8th Jun, 2014: Live Wedding Guitar Songs

I’ve been recording some live footage at this Summer’s wedding events and have started to get around to putting some of it on YouTube. Here are a couple of snippets… keep an eye on the YouTube channel because more are … Continue reading

Sat 7th Jun, 2014: Public Appearance at Clifton Arcade

Tomorrow I’ll be playing some fun, upbeat summery acoustic tunes at the beautiful Clifton Arcade centre. Dating back to 1878, Clifton Arcade is a unique and beautiful shopping little centre full of charm and character, right in the heart of … Continue reading

Sun 1st Jun, 2014: Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Very pleased to announce that I’ll be playing some live music at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta (7-10th August 2014) this year. I’ll be performing for the balloonists and crews, hopefully camping over at the site too – should be a big old … Continue reading

Sat 24th May, 2014: Added gig

Due to a cancellation, I will be playing an extra gig at Illusions Magic Bar tonight. Come down and have a drink and a singalong!

Mon 12th May, 2014: TV Appearance!

Unrelated to weddings, and (unfortunately!) unrelated to music – but in a random turn of events, I’ve been invited to appear on The One Show on BBC1 this coming Wednesday. Some of you may know that a little while back, … Continue reading

Tue 6th May, 2014: Gigs galore

Summer’s on it’s way – that means lots of weddings! May proves to be a busy month as I’m fully booked, so I’m busy learning requests and finalising arrangements for the upcoming May wedding bonanza! I’ve also been busy at … Continue reading

Thu 20th March, 2014: New Guitar!

So finally, my well played and much beloved old Washburn electro-acoustic has been retired (well not completely – it’ll still be used in the studio and as a backup guitar). I splashed out and realised my lifelong dream of owning … Continue reading

Tue 18th March, 2014: New YouTube Channel

My old YouTube wedding guitar channel is being replaced. The previous username ‘Brothers Mac’ referred to my brother and I, as we were originally a wedding guitarist and DJ team. My brother has moved away from Bristol now, so we … Continue reading

Sun 9th March, 2014: Songwriting success

As well as being a wedding guitarist, I also work as a songwriter/producer. At the moment I’m working with a publisher in London, writing tracks for the Asian markets such as Japan and Korea. I’m pleased to say that one … Continue reading

Tue 25th Feb, 2014: Blog and Latest News

I’ve decided to start a blog/news section on my wedding guitar website which will detail all my latest news and updates – wedding related or otherwise. I’m gearing up for a very busy Summer of weddings so will endeavour to keep … Continue reading