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Ben is a versatile session guitarist, bassist, MD and educator based in the North East of England.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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 with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Experimental, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, Bossa nova, Italian music, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Skiffle, Tango, Spanish music
Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
There isn't much I can't play, so whatever style you're looking for, just let me know and I can arrange a set list for you. There would be too many hundreds of songs to list here but here is an example list of some of my jazz repertoire:
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
All Of Me
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Alright, Okay, You Win
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So
Heart Of Glass
As Time Goes By
Blues My Naughy Sweetie Gives To Me
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Five Foot Two
You Make Me Feel So Young
Cheek To Cheek
All The Things You Are
Call Me Maybe
Georgia On My Mind
For Once In My Life
It Don't Mean A Thing
Hit The Road Jack
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I'm Beginning To See The Light
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Orange Colored Sky
Someone To Watch Over Me
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can't Take That Away From Me
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate your needs!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
I like at least 45 minutes for a stress free set up!
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Absolutely! My repertoire list on here is by no means exhaustive, just tell me what you want and I can do it!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Absolutely. I learn one request I may not know for free, and any other requests after that cost £20 per additional request.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£275|
|Up to 1 hour||£275|
|Up to 2 hours||£275|
|Up to 3 hours||£275|