Singing guitarist

Adam Donaldson

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About Adam

Singer/Songwriter based in Falkirk. I gig full-time, performing solo or with a band as well as hosting Open Mic, Quiz & Karaoke events.
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I've been working as a self employed musician since around about 2012, hosting numerous Open Mic Nights across Central Scotland as well as playing in Bars and Restaurants and performing at Weddings both as a soloist and with a band. I'm a professional and flexible guy who feels privileged to be able to make a living through music. I've also got some original music up on Spotify and iTunes.

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25 gigs
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Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Karaoke, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Community music worker, MC
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Adam's Song list

C’est la vie
Hit Me Baby One More Time
Black & Gold
Cruel Summer
Close to You
If I Ain’t Got You
Little Lion Man
Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked
The Bonnie Ship The Diamond
I Want To Break Free
Ain’t Nobody
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
You’re The Voice
To Love Somebody
Stand By Me
Show Me Heaven
California Dreamin’
My Hero
Live it Up
Tell it to My Heart
One of Us
Drops of Jupiter
Wonderful Tonight
Don’t Stop
Dancing in The Dark
Shut Up and Dance
Ho Hey
Sit Down
Baby Shark
Blame it on Me
Sweet Home Alabama
Folsom Prison
Come Together
Let it Be
Teenage Kicks
Last Request
Wonderful Life
Mr Brightside
Viva La Vida
500 Miles
Cruel Summer
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
You’re the Voice
Tell it to my Heart
California Dreamin’
Hot ‘n’ Cold
My Hero
Times Like These
In The End
No Cars Go
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
More Than This
Lonely Boy
Getting Away With It All
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Mr Writer
The Modern Way
Let Her Go
Wagon Wheel
The Wolves
Keep Your Head Up
Coconut Skins
Good Riddance
Skinny Love
Where Did It All Go Wrong
The Book of Love
Someone you Loved
If I Ain’t Got You
The Mother We Share
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Get Lucky
Pumped Up Kicks
What is Love?
Sex On Fire
Little Talks
If It Makes You Happy
Long Train Running
She Drives Me Crazy
Fast Car
Come As You Are
Something In The Way
Other side
Scar Tissue
Here’s Where The Story Ends
Semi Charmed Life
Hey Ya
Holding Out For A Hero
Bad Moon Rising
Save Tonight
The A-Team
Keep On Moving
When I Come Around
Won’t Back Down
Fisherman’s Blues
You Got The Love
Not 19 Forever
With or Without You
Smalltown Boy
There She Goes
Such Great Heights
Together in Electric Dreams
Brand New Start
Ain’t No Sunshine
All The Lovers
Suspicious Minds
That’s Life
Handbags and Gladrags
Mustang Sally
Call Me Maybe
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Get Lucky
Hold Back The River
Stay With Me
Ring of Fire
Just One
Baby Can I Hold You
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I’m unsure. I hope that it’s the personal touch. I love what I do and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to make a living out of it so I try to be as professional and amenable as possible.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve played at Venues all across Scotland including Oran Mor, The Old Fruit Market, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, various Hilton and MacDonald Hotels, numerous Castles and Stately Homes including Dumfries House, Hopetoun House and Dundas Castle plus bars and restaurants in most Scottish Cities and towns.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Personally, I really like Fink, Tom McRae and The Tallest Man on Earth but I generally listen to a real eclectic mix of music. I love my Discover Weekly lists on Spotify and finding new music. I can send you a link to a Spotify Playlist if you’re genuinely interested.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The band did the wrap party for the final season of “Still Game” which was really cool as there were lots of Scottish Comedians and Actors kicking about. We also did the Wedding of a member of “The Blubells”.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I am very flexible and strive to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This isn't a problem. If you'd like a DJ, Karaoke service, prices are shown on the pricing section of the page.

How much time do you need to set up?

Solo, I can be set in under 20 minutes, the band take roughly 1-1.5 hours. This does depend on the venue being aware of space etc so I usually like to get in touch with them prior to the event to check space/access/power etc.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Within reason, Yes. It's generally easier if you pick some songs you like and allow me to work a setlist around this as during the gig I'll pick songs based on the crowd and how they respond.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, unless the venue has specific requirements. I have PA equipment to suit various sized venues and can also play fully acoustic if that’s more appropriate.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, happy to look at song requests. This is generally free of charge unless the song is overly complex and I’m going to need to spend a lot of time on it. A fee for this can be worked out.

Adam's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£225
Up to 3 hours£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Adam's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Gordon B
21 days ago
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5 out of 5

As I was the groom, I didn't really get a chance to hear much from Adam due to me being whisked away for photographs but from what I did hear and from what other guests said, top marks to Adam, I would highly recommend him.

Alistair T
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had Adam for our child’s naming day/ surprise wedding! He was first class and a great singer, very sound and wouldn’t hesitate to get again or recommend. Thanks again mate apprenticed

Reply from Adam
4 months ago

Thanks Alistair. Was such an awesome day. Pleasure to have been involved in the big surprise wedding. All the best A

Natalie K
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Adam was fantastic at our wedding. Everyone loved the relax vibe and it really added an excellent atmosphere to our day.

7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent service and fitted in well with the wedding piper. Provided ideas for types of music that would fit well for the ceremony which was a great help. Lots of compliments on the signing too. Thank you again Adam.

Reply from Adam
7 months ago

Thanks Lucy. Really enjoyed the day.

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From other customers:

Shelley F
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Seamill
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5 out of 5

"We'd both like to thank you so much for singing at our wedding, you were amazing. So many people asked us who you were and said you were really good, it made the ceremony extra special."

Christine H
9 years ago, for a Wedding in Stirling FK9 5PB
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5 out of 5

Thanks again for playing for us on Saturday at our wedding - fantastic choice of songs and beautifully sung. You made our day very special and all our friends and family really enjoyed the evening x

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