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Solo and band performances of Blues and Soul from 60's to 70's, modern covers, originals. Tailored to suit the occasion. 15 yrs experience.
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Experienced band looking for gigs at events that require good solo acoustic or electric band performance of 60's and 70's Blues and Soul with male led vocals and guitar. We cover a number of modern tracks too in this style. Hints of Jazz; and Folk during the acoustic solo performances. Can also provide a band with female vocalist if preferred, track listings will vary depending on the singer booked. Influences are diverse, expect covers from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Arctic Monkeys, Lou Donaldson, Cannonball Adderly, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Burrell, Bob Dylan, the Beatles etc. I play a range of acoustic covers solo with vocals, and instrumentals too. Bristol Based, happy to travel. When gigging as a band we normally run a 4 piece with drums, bass, guitar and male vocals, and guitar / organ / sax. As mentioned before we can also accommodate some excellent female lead vocalists. Musical Experience: I am a guitarist and songwriter with Hannah Williams and The Affirmations from 2014 playing on the records 'Late Nights and Heartbreaks' and '50ft Woman'. Touring experience from hundreds of gigs across the UK, Europe and Internationally from 2014 till present. In 2018 Hannah Williams and The Affirmations played a number of big stages at festivals worldwide. We headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival Main Stage; played at New York Central Park Summer Stage, North Sea Jazz Festival, Blue Note in Japan, Fusion Festival in Germany, Down the Rabbit Hole in the Netherlands and many others. We have just released a new album and toured Europe for 6 weeks (as of March 2020.) We were sampled by Jay Z on "4.44", the title track of his most recent album. The original is "Late Nights and Heartbreaks." Bassist with Ephemerals from 2014 playing on the albums 'Chasing Ghosts', 'Eggtooth' and 'The Third Eye'. Extensive touring around Europe from 2014 to 2019. Bass and Bass Synth, Backing Vocals and Songwriter at BOMBS from 2011 to 2019. Good experiences playing sessions and collaborating with a strong desire to do more. Played Solo and Band shows at UK Festivals including Glastonbury (x 5), Shambala (x5), Boomtown (x4), Bestival (x4), Cambridge Folk Festival (x3), Green Man (x1), Kendall Calling (x1), How the light Gets In (x2), Orkney Folk Festival (x2), etc. Born and raised in the Orkney Islands. MA Philosophy from St Andrews.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Covers, Funk, Vintage, Soul, Acoustic, African music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Concert, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal
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Song list

Need Your Love so Bad - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Merry Go Round - " "
Albatross- " "
Ramblin Pony - " "
Jumping at Shadows - " "
Although the Sun is Shining - " "
Have love, will travel - The Sonics
Bad Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn
You Need to Fall in Love - Little Jimmy Ray
Cissy Strut - The Meters
Beggin' - Frankie Vallie and the 4 Seasons
Do I wanna Know - Artic monkeys
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Who Knows - " "
Castles Made of Sand - " "
With a Little Help from my friends - Joe Cocker
Express Yourself - Charles Wright & the 103rd Street Band
Who Knows - Marion Black
Let the good times Roll - Earl King
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Cannonball Adderly
Chitlins Con Carne - Kenny Burrell
Wade in the Water - Ramsey Lewis Trio
The In Crowd - " "
Shu Shu - Ike Quebec
Midnight Creeper - Lou Donaldson
Snake Bone - " "
One Cylander - " "
Everything I play goin' be funky (from now on...) - " "
Aw Shucks - " "
It's Your Thing - " "
C.R.E.A.M. - El Michales Affair
7 am to Seville - Hannah Williams and the Affimrations
Get out my life woman - Lee Dorsey
Solo with vocals and electric or acoustic guitar:
Goin' Home - Dan Auerbach
Black River - Amos Lee
Paranid Android (Instrumental) - Radiohead
Creep - Radio Head
Albatross - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
World Keep on Turning - " "
Elanor Rigby - (Instrumental)
Can't find my way home - Blind Faith
Dark End of the Street - Wilson Pickett
Anji (Instrumental) - Davy Graham
The first time I ever saw your Face - Burt Jansch
A number of songs previously listed can also be performed solo.
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes, unless a female vocalist is required in which case we have a pool of talented female singers to feature. All sing a mix of blues, soul and jazz. The song selection would vary depending on the singer.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. 1) Solo Acoustic / Electric guitar with vocals 2) Trio with Electric Guitar & Vocals / Bass or Organ / Drums 3) Quartet with Electric Guitar & Vocals / Bass / Drums / Keys or Sax 4) Female Vocalist / Electric Guitar / Drums / Bass or Organ

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

We are very flexible on the day as long as we have some notice, just let us know.

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

Yes, I have an excellent playlist on Spotify called "Badgers and Squid" featuring lots of awesome Blues, Soul and Jazz. Provided for an extra £50.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 Hour if PA provided 2.5 Hours if PA required (additional cost which may vary depending on PA rig brought in.)

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

Yes of course, and if you have any songs you would like us to play we will try and accommodate (eg. 1st dance at a wedding.)

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

No. This would be additional, please contact me for enquiries.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course, and happy to try them out in rehearsals to see if we can do a good cover of them for you. Absolutely no Phil Collins!


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

Solo Acoustic / Electric with Vocals4 musicians
Solo performance with Acoustic or Electric Guitar and male vocals. Amplification provided suitable for small venues. 2 x 45min sets or 1x 1hr 30min set. PA Hire not included, specific to venue and client requirements. Please message me for more information.
Blues and Soul Trio4 musicians
Electric Guitar with vocals / Bass or Organ / Drums. Amplification provided suitable for small venues. 2 x 45min sets or 1x 1hr 30min set. Does not include PA hire, though this can be arranged for an additional cost depending on venue and requirements. Please message me for more details.
4 Piece band4 musicians
Electric Guitar with Vocals / Drums / Bass / Keys or Sax. Amplification provided. 2 x 45min sets or 1x 1hr 30min set. Doesn't include PA, but we can provide one for extra depending on the venue and requirements. Please message me for more details.


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Steven R, 1 year ago

Great solo and band performances of Blues, Soul and Jazz over a successful 2 year residency in the busy Stable at Bristol Harbourside. Highly recommended!

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Tom E, 1 year ago

Good choice of music covered well by a strong band of talented local musicians. They have played a number of shows at the LeftBank Bar on a Friday or Saturday, Cheltenham road in Bristol.