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About Alex

Multi-instrumentalist - over 10 years experience both solo and across several bands. Personalised sets to suit your special day or party!
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Durham
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Alex Shearer is an accomplished singer, pianist and guitarist with over 10 years experience, entertaining crowds across the North of England. Alex offers contemporary acoustic covers of some of the world’s best-loved songs. He's perfect for laid back, afternoon drinks receptions and wedding ceremonies. He has previously worked with the following: Thief Hall Northallerton, Middleton Lodge Richmond, Hilton Hotels, British Army & Navy Bases, National Railway Museum, David Lloyd Clubs, The Grand Hotel York, Fossgate Festival.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Easy listening, Folk, Country, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Accompanist, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Alex Clare - Too Close
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Coldplay - Magic
Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
Hozier - From Eden
Hozier - Someone New
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Jess Glyne - My Love
John Mayer - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Jungle Book - Bare Neccessities
Jungle Book - Wanna Be Like You
MAGIC! - Rude
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
MGMT - Electric Feel
Norah Jones - Sunrise
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Paolo Nutini - Jenny Don't Be Hasty
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Coral - Dreaming of You
The La's - There She Goes
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
The Specials - Message to Rudi
The Zutons - Valerie
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Train - Hey Soul Sister
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Vance Joy - Riptide
Customer questions

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

I am extremely flexible to accommodate any last minute changes regarding timings. 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?

Yes. Any favourite songs can be shared during booking so that I have the best mix for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually require around 45 mins to set up and for a quick soundcheck. As soon as I have the PA system ready, DJ music can be played while I finish setting up.

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

Absolutely, I can tailor my set list to suit the feel of your function.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All equipment is provided for a smooth and professional set up.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can include one free song request in my set, any further song requests would be at a fee of £30 for each song to allow rehearsal time.

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)£60
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£240
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Reviews

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Rachel A
9 months ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Middlesbrough
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5 out of 5

I booked Alex for a surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary, a month before the date. I was doubtful that I would be able to get top quality entertainment at such short notice. Alex was very accommodating and worked with me to ensure I had exactly what I needed for the evening, giving a range of classics and modern for the mix of guests. Being a musician myself I can absolutely recommend Alex, he made the evening special and the couple loved it.

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Julie W
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Durham
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5 out of 5

I had Alex perform in the background for my birthday celebration and I will be sure to book him again for any future function's. Alex gave me a tailored set that was perfect for the feel of the evening I wanted. Friends and family loved the music and it made the night. Stand by me is a favourite!

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