Singing guitarist

Ben Haynes

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Ben performs as a singer and acoustic guitarist with an eclectic set list to please a variety of generations.
Singing guitarist
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With his unique covers of pop, rock, blues, soul, country, folk and reggae, everyone can enjoy Ben Hayne's rural, stripped-back style. A voice and an acoustic guitar are all you need for unbeatable entertainment, as proven by this solo singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. His eclectic selection of songs is here to please every generation, whether you love the old school sounds of the Beach Boys and the Beatles or contemporary favourites by Ed Sheeran and Oasis. Whether Ben is guiding you down the aisle, helping you pass the time at your drinks reception, or leading you into your first dance, his polished performances always set the right tone and give everyone unforgettable memories. Ben has been in bands since he was twelve and has gigged extensively up and down the UK and across Europe. Formerly a drummer, he has supported groups like Ocean Colour Scene, The Levellers and Toploader. A keen songwriter whose music has been featured on BBC Introducing, a track record of rave reviews follows Ben wherever he goes and gives you confidence of a sensational performance.

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Ben's Reviews

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Linda M
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Buckinghamshire
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5 out of 5

Ben was very popular and did two faultless sets for us. It was easy to work with him, and he came and set up with ease and flexibility. I would highly recommend him. He opened up our birthday ‘festival’ and was exactly what we wanted for a great day. He has a beautiful voice and it was a pleasure to have him perform.

Lauren V
5 years ago, for a Wedding in 31 Castle Gate
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5 out of 5

Ben is great! We decided at the last minute we wanted a live musician to play during our wedding ceremony and he delivered. The extra twist...we were planning a destination wedding so everything was planned via email! He did an amazing job being flexible as we adjusted plans and showed up on time, was set up, and of course performed well!! People kept asking about our musician and complimenting him! I would absolutely recommend him!

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Ben's Song list

Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
All Of Me - John Legend
Marry You - Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years - Chirstina Perri
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Better Together - Jack Johnson
The One - Kodaline
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Riptide - Vance Joy
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Crazy Love - Michael Buble/Van Morrison
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Rule The World - Take That
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Yellow - Coldpla
A-Team - Ed Sheeran
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright version
Everybody's Changing - Keane
Flowers In The Window - Travis
Human - The Killers
Half The World Away - Oasis
You Belong To Me - Jason Wade (from Shrek)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
Must Be Love - Madness
Simply The Best - Tina (Noah Reid version)
Faith - George Michael
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Englishman In New York Sting
Every Little Think She Does Is Magic - The Police
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Graceland - Paul Simon
This Years Love - David Gray
Losing My Religion - R.E.M
That's Entertainment - The Jam
High & Dry - Radiohead
Babylon - David Gray
Broken Stones - Paul Weller
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Your Song - Elton John
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
I'm A Believer
Take It Easy - Eagles
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Let's Staty Together - Al Green
My Girl - The Temptations
Sittin' On The Doc Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Baby You Can Drive My Car - The Beatles
Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Elvis - That's Alright

Ben'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£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Wedding ceremony
This includes a song for walking down the aisle, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Songs to be chosen by you!
Afternoon Drinks
After all the excitement from the ceremony, some live chilled acoustic music will keep your guests entertained during the photographs, drinks and canapes. 2 x 45 min sets.
Ceremony + Afternoon Drinks
CEREMONY To play whilst guests are being seated One song for the entrance Two songs for the signing of the register One song for exiting Will learn requests! DRINKS RECEPTION After all the excitement from the ceremony, some live chilled acoustic music will keep your guests entertained during the photographs, drinks and canapes. 2 x 45 min sets.
All Day Package
Let me take care of the music from start to finish, saving you the hassle of booking and organising different suppliers. Live music for the ceremony, two hours of music for the afternoon, followed with a live performance of your first dance, Topped off with a DJ set to party into the night. This package includes, Ceremony 1 song for the entrance 2 songs for the signing of the register 1 song for exiting 4 songs of your choice performed live ​ Live Acoustic Set 2 x 1 Hour Sets Drinks reception Wedding breakfast Evening reception Perform at the times you want Background music to be played between sets ​ Evening Live performance of the first dance DJ set with lighting
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Motown
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Songwriter, Drum technician, Lyricist
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