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Big Steve

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About Big Steve

Experienced Acoustic Singer/Songwriter - Performing a mix of classic covers & modern hits! Perfect for that more relaxed, sing-along vibe.
Singing guitarist
Margate
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Hi! So if you're here you want to know a bit about me, right? I've been performing now for the best part of 10 years, having studied music for my GCSE's, then onto college & university. During this time I've played in many bands & had some session work as a bassist and backing vocalist playing gigs all around the country. I have also featured on national radio, and in national press for my BBC Commissioned original song 'In Ramsgate'. Playing acoustic guitar has always been my main passion though, with a heavy focus on writing for a few years, I started performing covers after being asked at an originals gig about playing a private party as they loved what they heard, so from then on I continued, seeing as I had already learnt a bunch of songs. Primarily playing at pubs, restaurants and small bar's across East Kent, I also have a good few private functions every year and I'm looking for some more. My setlist has a diverse range of songs, spanning across multiple decades including hits from Aretha Franklin, Oasis, Outkast, The Kinks, Johnny Cash, George Ezra, The Kooks, Kings of Leon, America & many more. I tend to have a much more laid back approach, which is why I believe I suit intimate venues a bit more, or events that are a tad more relaxed but still having an upbeat enough vibe for people to get up, have a jig and enjoy a singalong! If that sounds like something you're after, please don't hesitate to get in touch! I am also in an Acoustic Duo for anything requiring a little bit more of an upbeat set, with 2 vocals and 2 guitars!

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 with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Top 40, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Pop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Corporate event, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

- [] Maybe We’re Home - Lewis Watson
- [] Songbird - Oasis
- [] Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
- [] Little Talks - Of Monsters & Men
- [] This Is The Life - Amy McDonald
- [] Little Light - Lewis Watson
- [] Riptide - Vance Joy
- [] Cemetery - Charlie Simpson
- [] Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
- [] Half The World Away - Oasis
- [] Paranoid - Black Sabbath
- [] Respect - Aretha Franklin
- [] Hey Ya - Outkast
- [] Horse With No Name - America
- [] The Penguin - Frank Bell
- [] Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
- [] Supersonic - Oasis
- [] Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
- [] I Fought The Law - The Clash
- [] Lola - The Kinks
- [] Naive - The Kooks
- [] I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley/Eric Clapton
- [] Mollys Chambers - Kings of Leon
- [] Pompeii - Bastille
- [] What Makes A Man - City & Colour
- [] Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
- [] Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
- [] Time Of Your Life - Green Day
- [] Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
- [] Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
- [] Roxanne - The Police
- [] A Team - Ed Sheeran
- [] Shotgun - George Ezra
- [] New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
- [] All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
- [] House of The Rising Sun - The Animals
- [] Wonderwall - Oasis
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Customer questions

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

Usually I am pretty flexible, there has been times where I've had two booking in the same day, so as long as I am informed of any changes, I will try to make things work.

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

My PA has bluetooth connectivity so I am able to run a playlist in between sets, or before / after if required. I can also stay and play music for a period after my performance, if negotiated. I have Spotify premium and a big party playlist saved should I not have internet access for on the spot requests.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can usually setup within 30minutes, depending on access, as I have a compact tower PA system. I like to take an hour before play-time to get everything setup and soundchecked, but once PA is plugged in - if required I can start a playlist if there is no in-house music.

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

If you have a request, feel free to ask me, sometimes I may not know the song well enough, but I'll always try and think of a compromise. If It's already on my setlist though, feel free to ask and I may just bump it up the playing order.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£185
Up to 3 hours£320

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Jacqui T, 1 year ago

We booked Big Steve for our village Christmas party as we knew he was up seeing family so enquired about him playing for us. We'd only gone by what his Family had told us, but he surpassed our expectations. He has a lovely voice and a great choice of songs, we will certainly look at booking him again in the future.

David I, 2 years ago

Steve got in touch after another singer (who was unable to play at my garden party) passed on my details. I wasn't sure what to expect as I had never seen or heard Big Steve before and I'm not on facebook, but I trusted what he had to say over the phone, his acoustic mix of songs seemed perfect for the afternoon. Steve turned up with plenty of time, with his own system and got setting up, everybody was very complimentary and we loved the range of songs, he was also very willing to try and accommodate some of our requests, despite not ever playing the songs before. We got Steve back twice more over the summer along with his friend Jake in their acoustic duo, and same again, beautiful voice, very professional and helped make a great family gathering even better.