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Ben Mabberley

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About Ben

Singer/Guitarist/Pianist
Singing guitarist
London

Hi guys! I'm a freelance Actor/Musician with a wealth of experience in pub, club wedding and party gigs. I love to perform in a range of genres and settings, from cheesy rock anthems and pop classics to musical theatre ballads and even the occasional bit of Opera! I pride myself in tailoring a bespoke playlist for whatever your event may require. Recent career highlights include playing Billy Kostecki in the Dirty Dancing No.1 UK Tour and strutting my stuff as Prince Charming in the Leeds City Varieties Rock N' Roll Pantomime. I am also really excited to be heading out on tour again soon with "'Footloose!' The Musical".

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Acoustic, Christmas, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Rockabilly, Irish rock, Folk rock, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Tribute, Top 40, Soul, Motown, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Britpop, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Post rock, Spanish music, Tango
See all genres
Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Christmas party, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Charity event, Concert
See all event types
Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Musical comedy, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
See all skills

Song list

ABBA
Dancing Queen
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Mamma Mia
Slipping Through My Fingers
Take A Chance On Me
Thank You For The Music
The Winner Takes It All
ALEX CLARE
Too Close
ANDRE LLOYD WEBBER
All I Ask Of You
Close Every Door
The Music Of The Night
ARCTIC MONKEYS
Mardy Bum
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Brianstorm
ARETHA FRANKLIN
I Say A Little Prayer
BARBARA DICKSON
Tell Me Its Not True
BASTILLE
Pompeii
THE BEATLES
Let it be
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Strawberry Fields Forever
Get Back
Here Comes The Sun
Yesterday
Across The Universe
In My Life
A Hard Days Night
The Long And Winding Road
Hey Jude
Twist And Shout
Yellow Submarine
Penny Lane
Day Tripper
Back In The USSR
Paperback Writer
She Loves You
BIFFY CLYRO
Many Of Horror
BILL WITHERS
Aint No Sunshine
BILLY JOEL
All For Leyna
Uptown Girl
She's Always A Woman
BING CROSBY
White Christmas
BON JOVI
Always
Livin On A Prayer
Wanted Dead Or Alive
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Born To Run
BRUNO MARS
Just The Way You Are
Marry You
BRYAN ADAMS
All For Love
Back To You
Everything I Do I Do It For You
Please Forgive Me
Run To You
Summer Of 69
BUSTED
Crashed The Wedding
Year 3000
CEE LO GREEN
Forget You
CHRISTINA PERRI
Jar Of Hearts
CLEAN BANDIT
Rather Be
COLDPLAY
Clocks
Fix You
Paradise
Violet Hill
Viva La Vida
Yellow
DAFT PUNK
Get Lucky
DAVID GUETTA
Titanium
DEEP BLUE SOMETHING
Breakfast At Tiffanys
DEEP PURPLE
Smoke On The Water
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Hushabye Mountain
DUA LIPA
New Rules
ED SHEERAN
Galway Girl
Castle On The Hill
Shape Of You
You Need Me Man I Don't Need You
ELBOW
Grounds For Divorce
Day Like This
ELVIS PRESLEY
Blue Suede Shoes
Cant Help Falling In Love
Jailhouse Rock
ERIC CLAPTON
Running On Faith
Tears In Heaven
Layla
Wonderful Tonight
White Room
EVA CASSIDY
Songbird
FOO FIGHTERS
Best Of You
Everlong
Learn To Fly
The Pretender
Times Like These
Walk
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
Pumped Up Kicks
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
Stacys Mom
FRANK TURNER
The Way I Tend To Be
GIRLS ALOUD
Love Machine
GOTYE
Somebody That I Used To Know
GREEN DAY
21 Guns
American Idiot
Basket Case
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Good Riddance Time Of Your Life
Holiday
Wake Me Up When September Ends
GUNS N' ROSES
Sweet Child O Mine
IMAGINE DRAGONS
Bleeding Out
Demons
On Top Of The World
Radioactive
JACK JOHNSON
Better Together
JAMES
Sit Down
JAMES BAY
Hold Back The River
JASON MRAZ
Im Yours
Maybe
JEFF BECK
Hi Ho Silver Lining
JEFF BUCKLEY
Hallelujah
JOHN DENVER
Perhaps Love
JOHN LEGEND
All Of Me
JOSH GROBAN
If I Loved You
JOURNEY
Dont Stop Believin
JUDY GARLAND
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
KASABIAN
Club Foot
Underdog
Fire
Rewired
KATY PERRY
Roar
Firework
KINGS OF LEON
Sex On Fire
Use Somebody
KODALINE
All I Want
LADY GAGA
Poker Face
Shallow
LES MISÉRABLES
Bring Him Home
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
What A Wonderful World
LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Sweet Home Alabama
MADNESS
Baggy Trousers
Our House
Town Called Malice
MARIAH CAREY
All I Want For Christmas Is You
MCFLY
5 Colours In Her Hair
All About You
Ill Be Ok
Obviously
She Falls Asleep Part 2
Meat Loaf
Bat Out Of Hell
I Would Do Anything For Love
Heaven Can Wait
MICHAEL BUBLÉ
Feeling Good
Havent Met You Yet
Home
Michael Jackson
Earth Song
Ill Be There
Man In The Mirror
The Way You Make Me Feel
FROZEN
Let It Go
THE JUNGLE BOOK
I Wanna Be Like You
MISC CHRISTMAS
Frosty The Snowman
O Holy Night
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
MISC MUSICAL THEATRE
Chess - Anthem
Grease - Summer Nights
The Sound Of Music - Edelweiss
The Wizard Of Oz - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
TRADITIONAL/FOLK
Danny Boy
The Fields Of Athenry
The Wild Rover
BRITANNIA HIGH
Proud
MR. PROBZ
Waves
MUMFORD & SONS
I Will Wait
The Cave
Timshel
MUSE
Hysteria
Madness
Plug In Baby
Unintended
Uprising
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Famous Last Words
Teenagers
Welcome To The Black Parade
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA
Torn
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
Aka What A Life
OASIS
Dont Look Back In Anger
Half The World Away
Some Might Say
Supersonic
Wonderwall
Champagne Supernova
Cigarrettes and Alcohol
The Importance of Being Idle
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Little Talks
PAOLO NUTINI
Last Request
Pencil Full Of Lead
PHARRELL WILLIAMS
Happy
QUEEN
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dont Stop Me Now
Fat Bottomed Girls
Killer Queen
We Are The Champions
Somebody To Love
RADIOHEAD
Creep
RAY CHARLES
Hit The Road Jack
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Californication
Cant Stop
Scar Tissue
Under The Bridge
Snow Hey O
ROBBIE WILLIAMS
Angels
Millenium
Let Me Entertain You
Beyond The Sea
Something Stupid
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
James Bond
Michaela Strachen
Posh Girls
She's So Lovely
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sound Of Silence
SLASH
Gotten
I Hold On
SNOW PATROL
Chasing Cars
Run
Take Back The City
STEALERS WHEEL
Stuck In The Middle With You
STEREOPHONICS
Dakota
Handbags And Gladrags
Indian Summer
STEVIE WONDER
Superstition
TAKE THAT
Shine
Patience
Never Forget
THE ANIMALS
House Of The Rising Sun
THE BANGLES
Walk Like An Egyptian
THE BEACH BOYS
God Only Knows
THE BLACK KEYS
Little Black Submarines
Lonely Boy
Nova Baby
Gold On The Ceiling
THE FOUR SEASONS
December 1963 Oh What A Night
THE FRATELLIS
Whistle For The Choir
Chelsea Dagger
THE KILLERS
Mr Brightside
Human
THE KINKS
All Day And All Of The Night
Lola
Sunny Afternoon
Waterloo Sunset
You Really Got Me
THE LUMINEERS
Ho Hey
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
THE PROCLAIMERS
Im Gonna Be 500 Miles
Sunshine on Leith
THE ROLLING STONES
Jumpin Jack Flash
THE SCRIPT
The Man Who Cant Be Moved
THE SMITHS
This Charming Man
THE SPECIALS
A Message To You Rudy
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
Keep On Running
THE STONE ROSES
I Wanna Be Adored
THE VACCINES
If You Wanna
Wetsuit
TOPLOADER
Dancing In The Moonlight
WALK THE MOON
Shut Up And Dance
WHEATUS
Teenage Dirtbag
WILSON PICKETT
Mustang Sally
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I try to put as much energy as I can into every performance, and I like to think that audiences leave feeling exhilarated and entertained.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Manchester Palace Theatre Liverpool Empire Hackney Empire Leeds Grand Theatre Birmingham Alexandra Theatre Edinburgh Festival Theatre Glasgow Kings Theatre Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre Fortune Theatre, Londons West End

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Freddie Mercury Bryan Adams Paul McCartney Ed Sheeran Oasis Frank Sinatra Bruno Mars

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

Dirty Dancing UK No.1 UK Tour

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

I will always try to be as flexible as possible as I understand the difficulties planning any event can entail. If timings do change, just let me know.

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

Yes. Just pass me your device or send me a Spotify playlist.

How much time do you need to set up?

Typically, no longer than twenty minutes.

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

Absolutely. Just let me know your favourites and I'll be sure to include them.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I will always endeavour to learn any songs you'd like that aren't already on my set list, so just let me know with plenty of advance!

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£250
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free

Reviews

From customers:

Manchester N, 2 years ago

"An impressive encore by the Kellerman's Band at the end is the cherry on the cake of a deliciously nostalgic night out." Danielle Roper, Manchester Evening News, May 2019 - Dirty Dancing

Musicaltheatrereview, 7 years ago

Ben Mabberley is in fine voice