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Alex West

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Acoustic solo/duo act playing all of your favourites to get you singing and dancing all night long! Requests are available!
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I am a trained Musical Theatre performer and an experienced musician, playing many different events ranging from weddings, birthdays, pub gigs etc. Myself and my musical partner Chris Pott, have been performing as an acoustic duo for a couple of years and we really know how to get a place rocking!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
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4th Encoreversary
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Christmas, Folk, Folk rock, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Alternative rock, Indie
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Composer, Songwriter, Actor, Musical comedy
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Song list

Blame it on Me - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Budapest - George Ezra
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Faith - George Michael
Skinny Love – Birdy
LSF - Kasabian
Fire - Kasabian
Castle on the hill – Ed Sheeran
A Team - Ed Sheeran
How Would You feel? – Ed Sheeran
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall - Coldplay
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
All of the Night – The Kinks
Lola - The Kinks
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Layla - Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Heartbreak hotel – Elvis Presley
Maggie may – Rod Stewart
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Time of Your Life – Green Day
American Idiot - Green Day
Cocoon – Catfish and the Bottlemen
7 - Catfish and the Bottlemen
American Boy - Estelle ft Kanye West
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
I’m a Believer – The Monkeys
Mr Brightside – The Killers
When You Were Young - The Killers
Human - The Killers
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Born to run – Bruce Springsteen
Thunder road – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Fast Car – Tracey Chapman
The Woman I Love – Jason Mraz
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
The way I tend to be – Frank Turner
Photosynthesis - Frank Turner
America - Razorlight
I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Areosmith
Dakota - Stereophonics
Have a Nice Day - Stereophonics
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Praise You - Fat Boy Slim
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Live Forever - Oasis
Shine - Take That
Patience - Take That
Back for Good - Take That
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Ooh La - Faces
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
I Wanna Hold You Hand - The Beatles
From Me to You - The Beatles
Come Together - The Beatles
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
The Weight - The Band
Hotel California - The Eagles
Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Do I Wanna Know - Arctic Monkeys
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Crappy Love Song - Theo Katzman
Naive - The Kooks
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Man I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
Not Nineteen Forever - The Courteeners
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Africa - Toto
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
If I Had a Gun - Noel Gallagher
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
With or Without You - U2
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love the energy we give when performing, this also goes hand in hand with the audience. If we get a good reception and people are up for a good time, we will match your energy and then some! Our set lists god down very well and is always a compliment we receive.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played in venues of all different kinds! Ranging from Epsom Downs Race Course to a tiny corner in a country inn. No matter where I play, I always prioritise putting the best show on I possibly can!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bruce Springsteen is a massive influence of mine. His energy, passion and dedication to performing is something I strive towards. Musicians like Frank Turner also come under this.

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

The most high profile gig I have performed so far would be being the top act on a couple of occasions at The Monarch in Camden. This was a big thing for me as a lot of singer-songwriters I am inspired by are like patrons to this place so it was a big thing for me to also play there.

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

We will always be punctual and quick to respond if there are any changes to the timings. We would also let you know as soon as possible if it was an issue for us.

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

Absolutely! I have lots of different playlists for different occasions and is something we would be able to do! We would also take requests if you wanted your favourite song on (if we haven't played it already).

How much time do you need to set up?

We would probably take about an hour to set up if we have our full PA system. If I am on my own, it would usually take about half of the time.

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

Of course! We have a long list of songs that we can play. As I have mentioned, we can also take requests before your event. As well as this, we also are able to take requests during the gig to add some spontaneity to the evening.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we will bring everything. We have a range from full PA system to smaller amps or just playing acoustically!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will be able to take requests for your event! If there are more than 5 songs you have requested which we would have to learn, we would have to charge a little bit more for rehearsal time.


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)£75
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450


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Donna C, 3 years ago

Alex was great! Super talented performer and a lovely guy.

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David H, 3 years ago

We had a fantastic evening with Alex. We would highly recommend. He had the audience going from start until finish. Will definitely use again Thanks Dave and Lisa

From other customers:

Client, 3 years ago

He was genuinely a delight both in terms of his music and his manner, wonderfully sincere, friendly and professional.

A R, 4 years ago

Thanks so much for your set, it went down a treat, everyone was really impressed.