Andy Johnson

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Solo singer with 20+ years experience. Sings in The Southmartins. Specialist in indie/pop/rock from 60s-90s but also flexible
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Solo singer with 20 years experience. Sings professionally with The Southmartins so a specialist in Housemartins and Beautiful South but also predominantly 60s-90s rock and pop with a focus towards the alternative/indie sounds. Also prolific writer of original songs with influences ranging from The Beatles, The Smiths, Elliot Smith and Paul Heaton

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Andy's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sally R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Andy played at my 50th birthday party at our local pub. I can honestly say he MADE the party. Stress free communication and set up, Read his audience brilliantly, nailed some last minute requests and got the entire place on their feet. Absolute value for money and then some. thank you Andy .

Reply from Andy
1 month ago

Thanks so much Sally! I had a really hreat night and it was a pleasure to play for you all! Happy birthday x

From other customers:

Angela P
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Didsbury
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5 out of 5

I booked Andy for a 50th birthday party. He was extremely professional, responding to emails promptly and dealing with all of my requests, including learning new songs to please the birthday boy! He arrived and set up on the night in plenty of time and the gig was amazing! He really got the crowd going and everyone was up dancing. Lots of people commented after about what a great voice Andy had and how fantastic the music was. Some people even asked for a card so that they could book him for their events! Would highly recommend Andy and would definitely book him again in the future

Mark T
1 year ago, for a Concert in Marshall Terrace
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5 out of 5

I’ve booked Andy for Launderette Sessions for what seems like years. He always delivers and always brings the audience with him. Without exception Old Cinema Launderette punters love him. He is absolutely professional and is super easy to work with. He is always welcome here. His Paul Heaton/Beautiful South/Housemartins show always gets the sell out crowd going. He also put together an alternative 80s rock and pop show which proved very popular too

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Andy's Song list

Happy hour
You keep it all in
Good as gold
Caravan of love
A song for whoever
Everybody’s talkin
Me and The Farmer
Prettiest Eyes
I’ll Sail This Ship Alone
Five Get Overexcited
We’re Not Deep
Old Red Eyes Is Back
Perfect 10
Various other Paul Heaton
Higher and Higher
Just Can’t Get Enough
Stuck in the middle
Crazy little thing called love
Rock the Casbah
King of The Swingers
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
There Is a light that never goes out
Don’t look back in anger
Dreaming of you
Don’t look back into the sun
This charming man
Love will tear us apart
Blue Monday
Bizarre Love Triangle
Will We Talk?
Don’t Go (Yazoo)
Don’t Go (Hothouse Flowers)
National Express
Ever Fallen in Love with someone
She Bangs The Drums
Kinky afro
Wrote For Luck
Slippery People
It’s my life
Life’s what you make it
Wicked game
Karma Chameleon
You really got me
Sunny Afternoon
Twist and shout
My generation
Get it on
Rock around the clock
Hound dog
Peggy sue
Escape (pina colada song)
Three steps to heaven
Itchycoo Park
Town Called Malice
My Favourite Dress
Here Comes The Man
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Disco 2000
Common People
Girls and Boys
Alright (supergrass)
Fields of Athenry
Whisky In The Jar
The Irish Rover
The Wild Rover
Sally Maclennane
Black Velvet Band
Still haven’t found (U2)
With or without you
After All (frank and walters)
500 miles
Brown Eyed Girl
Daydream believer
Hey Jude
Get Back
Sympathy for the devil
How soon is now
Hallelujah Jordan
A day in the life
Paperback writer
Dancing in the dark
Tainted love
Tears of a clown
Eight days a week
It must be love
Hold me now
Rip it up
Mrs Robinson
I’m not in love
I’ll never fall in love again
Whole of the moon
Fisherman’s blues
Dirty old town
Wichita Lineman
In the morning
Perfect skin
Lost Weekend
Train in vain
Inbetween days
Friday i’m in love
Just like heaven
Stray cat strut
Crazy love
Sweet child o mine
Raspberry Beret
Little Red Corvette
Baggy Trousers
A message to you Rudy
Feeling Groovy
Woman in the Wall
C’mon Everybody
American Pie
Ring of fire
Once in a lifetime
Life’s what you make it
Marie’s the name of his latest flame
I fought the law
People get ready
Things we said today
Stayin’ alive
Dance the night away
Can’t get you out of my head
Horse with no name
Honky Tonk Women
Mardy Bum
I’m not in love
Teenage Kicks
Songs of love
It must be love
Walking on Sunshine
Don’t worry be happy
Karma chameleon
Stand By Me
Across The Universe
Eight Days A Week
Rock Around The Clock
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Andy'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£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I love to get people up dancing and singing, certainly by the end of the sets and organise music to habe this build. I’m very confident involving people in the show but also happy to be “background music” if required. I like to add a bit of cheeky humour to proceedings but always aware of being respectful

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Have performed at festivals (Northern Kin, Stone Valley, Volkspower, Mosborough Music Festival and more) and dedicated music venues across the UK from Newcastle City Hall and many other O2 Academy venues to function rooms and pub/club type gigs

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, The Smiths, The Clash, Paul Heaton (Beautiful South and Housemartins), Rolling Stones, Stone Roses…

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

Numerous Headline gigs at O2 Academy venues. Also Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool

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

I can usually work around this given enough notice and will always try to accommodate requests within reason.

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

Playlist playback can be offered before and between, yes. More traditional DJ services would incur extra costs depending on requirements

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on load-in etc I can usually be set up within 30 minutes of arrival. Sometimes much sooner.

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

Absolutely. I’m open to requests too although a maximum of 3 “new” songs within the standard rate is applicable. More than that or wholly themed sets would require and additional negotiated fee.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I can cater for up to around 100 people depending on venue size etc. larger audiences would require a larger PA and incur extra cost if I needed to source this.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I do have more songs in my repertoire than in the list so just ask. If I’m already fairly familiar with the song then there is no extra cost and I’m also happy to learn a couple of songs within standard fee. This can all be discussed on request
Covers, Pop, Vintage, Tribute, Motown, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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