Ant Barnes

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High Wycombe
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Acoustic Artist & Cover Musician - The perfect acoustic artist for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

Ant Barnes is an experienced acoustic guitarist & cover musician based in High Wycombe, Bucks. He's been performing live for over 10 years, and offers a wide range of services for weddings, private parties, and corporate events. With an ever growing and eclectic repertoire, ranging from 60s & 70s rock and roll, soul, and Motown, through to modern day indie and pop classics; he can tailor his set to perfectly suit your event.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Audio engineer, Sound technician, Lyricist
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Song list

AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
Amy Whinehouse Valerie
Bee Gees To Love Somebody
Ben E King Stand By Me
Bill Withers Lean on Me
Bill Withers Aint No Sunshine
Billy Joel She's Always A Woman
Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts Without You
Blur Tender
Bon Jovi Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life
Bryan Adams Heaven
Cat Stevens Wild World
Chris Isaak Wicked Game
Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
Daniel Merriweather Red
David Bowie Space Oddity
Dodgy Staying Out For The Summer
Dolly Parton Jolene
Doves Caught By The River
Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
Elbow Fugitive Motel
ELO Evil Woman
Elton John Your Song
Eric Clapton Layla (Acoustic)
Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop
Foo Fighters My Hero
George Ezra Budapest
George Michael Careless Whisper
George Michael Faith
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Green Day Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Harry Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'
James Sit Down
James Bay Hold Back The River
James Bay Pink Lemondade
Janis Joplin Piece Of My Heart
Jeff Buckley Hallelujah
Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower
Johnny Cash Bird On A Wire
Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly
Kings Of Leon Molly's Chambers
Led Zeppelin Thank You
Led Zeppelin Livin' Lovin' Maid
Lionel Richie Hello
Lionel Richie Easy
Madness It Must Be Love
Mark Ronson Stop Me
Marlena Shaw California Soul
Marvin Gaye What's Going On?
McFly It's All About You
Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Mumford & Sons I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons Winter Winds
Neil Diamon Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone Feeling Good
Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis Stand By Me
Otis Redding Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Paul Simon Me And Julio
Paul Weller You Do Something To Me
Paul Weller Wild Wood
Prince Purple Rain
Pulp Disco 2000
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radiohead Just
Ray Lamontagne Such A Simple Thing
Ray Lamontagne Trouble
Red Hot Chili Peppers Breaing The Girl
Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge
Rod Stewart Handbags And Gladrags
Ryan Adams To Be young
Ryan Adams Wonderwall
Sam Cooke Twisting The Night Away
Sammy Davis Jr. Mr Bojangles
Scissor Sisters Take Your Mama
Sia Chandelier
Simon And Garfunkle Mrs Robinson
Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
Stephen Fretwell Run
Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild
T Rex 20th Century Boy
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Black Keys Lonely Boy
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
The Coral Dreaming Of You
The Divine Comedy Songs Of Love
The Divine Comedy The Perfect Lovesong
The Doobie Brothers Listen To The Music
The Eagles Hotel California
The Four Seasons Beggin'
The Goo Goo Dolls Iris
The Kinks Sunny Afternoon
The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way
The Lumineers Ho Hey
The Rolling Stones Paint It Black
The Seahorses Blinded By The Sun
The Stereophonics Pick A Part That's New
The Stereophonics Maybe Tomorrow
The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum
The Strokes Last Night
The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine
The Who Substitute
Thin Lizzy Whisky In The Jar
Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight
Travis Flowers In The Window
Travis Driftwood
Van Morrison Crazy Love
Van Morrison Moondance
Whitesnake Here I Go Again
Customer questions

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

No problem at all - I am very flexible and once I have a date in the diary, I keep the whole day booked out. Let me know the new times and we can make it work.

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

Absolutely - If you want to provide your own playlist, I can plug in any phone or iPod into my PA. Otherwise let me know the type of music you want and I can put together a suitable playlist. If you'd like an additional DJ set after the live music, I can provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

My usual set up time is about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance.

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

No problem! Have a look through my repertoire and cherry pick whatever you like.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I will provide all the necessary equipment for the performance. I just need a suitable power supply nearby.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am more than happy to learn one song for the event free of charge. If you would like me to learn more it's not a problem, just let me know and I can provide you with a quote.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I offer a huge range of styles, all the way from pop, rock and indie, through to motown and soul. I am also very flexible, and happy to work with you to ensure the event is a success.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many different venues in the past, from churches, barns, outdoor festivals, pubs, shopping centres and breweries,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have a hugely eclectic music taste, but particular favourites include Led Zeppelin, Doves, Scott Matthews, and The Divine Comedy.

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

Earlier this year, I performed at our local Armed Forces Day, which was attended by 10,000 visitors.


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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£280


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Mike F, 5 months ago

We have worked with Ant many times over the last couple of years and keep getting him back in to play on account of his strong, versatile voice and sound that suits a wide range of styles and settings, from larger crowds to intimate gigs. Ant can be amazingly flexible with the set list and tailors a performance to suit the crowd. All in all, he’s a great guy and really easy to work with.

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Heather B, 6 months ago

Ant was extremely professional from the moment we booked him, meeting up with us beforehand and offering us a wide range of songs to choose from for our set list. The music was fantastic, enjoyed by all and really improved the atmosphere in the evening. We would fully recommend Ant to anyone looking to book live music for a wedding or event.

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