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Blair Chadwick

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About Blair Chadwick

Solo acoustic or full band; I am a fun, vibrant performer with a vast repertoire. You and your guests are guaranteed a brilliant event!
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Newton Abbot
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I left home at 17 to be a rock star and have been writing, recording, playing originals and covers ever since. I have recorded three albums and been lucky enough to play with Stiff Records legendary artist Wreckless Eric, Keith Floyd (the first and only true rock and roll chef) and recently played to over 2000 people for the late Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations. A vibrant, fun front man, the only thing I love more than a good guitar solo is the sound of the crowd singing. I can be booked as a solo performer or with my band: BLAIR AND THE BULLETS, the Southwest's most exciting wedding and function band. The band are an explosive three piece with an extensive repertoire that will keep your dance floor jumping all night. Solo or as a band I will guarantee to get your party started and going all night.

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Blair Chadwick 's Reviews

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Scott S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic from Blair. Did everything as requested would recommend 10/10

Reply from Blair Chadwick
5 months ago

It was an absolute pleasure to sing Elvis for your surprise proposal to Jess! Such a lovely event and with your family there as well. Thank you for booking me Scott.

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Brenna L
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

I cannot recommend Blair enough! He was absolutely perfect for our wedding day. Great selection of music and his playing was just impeccable! He’s extremely friendly, professional and accommodating. We were blown away and couldn’t be happier. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Blair, for making our day so special.

Reply from Blair Chadwick
5 months ago

Brenna thank you so much your very kind words! It was beautiful wedding and it was lovely seeing your father in law do the service. I wish you and Jordan as the very best for your future together. Thank you for booking me, singing "Unchained Melody" for your entrance was something I will never forget.

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Jason G
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Blair was absolutely outstanding. He was very accommodating before during and after his set. He got every one of the wedding guests up and dancing with his brilliant repertoire, skilful playing and superb voice. He exceeded all expectations and would highly recommend booking him. We could not have been more pleased. Thank you Blair.

Reply from Blair Chadwick
7 months ago

Wow! Thank you for your kind words Jason! It was such a special night, I wish you and Kirsty all the very best in your new married life together. Warmest wishes, Blair

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Emma K
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Blair is a friendly professional guy. We were so happy he was able to come and play at our wedding. He is a very talented singer and guitarist. His communication was really good and was very punctual. I would highly recommend him. Blair even learnt our first dance song which was so lovely and we were honoured he played his version for us. Many thanks again for entertaining us - we really enjoyed it. Emma and Martin x

Reply from Blair Chadwick
7 months ago

It was an absolute pleasure to play you and Martins wedding, thank you fir booking me. AND thank you for the lovely gift! The guitar mug is proudly in my kitchen now! All the very best to you both x

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Polly F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Bath
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, I would totally recommend Blair for any event! I booked Blair for my husband's 40th birthday party. He learnt my husband's favourite song (Ryan Adam's Come pick up) and played a brilliant evening of music that had everybody singing and dancing. Really professional, easy to deal with and super friendly. I will definitely book him again and have recommended him to all my friends.

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James P
1 year ago, for a Wedding anniversary in Cornwall
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5 out of 5

To celebrate my 20th year anniversary to my beautiful wife Sarah I hired Blair to play for us both and our 50 guests. He was absolutely first class. He played so many great songs that were full of memories for both of us. BRILLIANT AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Blair Chadwick 's Song list

Recent Acoustic Set List for a wedding Breakfast
SET A
Babylon - David Gray
Friday i'm in love - The Cure
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Somewhere in my Heart - Aztec Camera
Losing my Religion - REM
Stuck in the Middle - Stealer's Wheel
Only You - Yazoo
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
Blowin' in the Wind - Dylan
It Must Be Love - Madness
SET B
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clear Water
Half the World Away - Oasis
Dancing in the Dark - Springsteen
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Jealous Guy - John Lennon
Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Time of your life - Greenday
Come Together - Beatles
Faith - George Michael
Tired of Waiting - Kinks
San Francisco - John Phillips
Some recent full band "Classic Set" Lists for evening sets:
SET A
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Crazy Little thing called love - Queen
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Wagon Wheel - Darius Trucker
Country Roads - John Denver
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
Sweet Home Alabama - Lyrnrd Skynard
Town called Malice - The Jam
She's Electric - Oasis
Park Life - Blur
I will wait - Mumford and Sons
All Night Long - Lionel richie
SET B
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Kiss - Prince
Paradise - George Ezra
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Chelsea Dagger (G) - The Fratellis
Don’t Look Back In Anger (C) - Oasis
Yellow (B) - Coldplay
Sweet Caroline (D) - Neil Diamond
Recent Acoustic All Day Festival Set
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Crazy Little thing called love - Queen
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clear Water
Country Roads - John Denver
Park Life - Blur
Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Sweet Home Alabama - Lyrnrd Skynard
Jealous Guy - John Lennon
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Handle with Care - Travelling Wilburys
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Town called Malice - The Jam
Wagon Wheel - Darius Trucker
Always the last to Know - Del-Amitri
Dakota - Stereophonics
Hard to Handle - The Black Crowes
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Must Be Love - Madness
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Wonderwall - Oasis
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Crazy Little thing called love - Queen
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Wagon Wheel - Darius Trucker
Country Roads - John Denver
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Town called Malice - The Jam
Park Life - Blur
Sweet Home Alabama - Lyrnrd Skynard
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
It Must Be Love - Madness
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
She's Electric - Oasis
Other Songs through the decades:
2000’s and onwards
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Happy (Pharrell)
Stacey’s Mum (Fountains of Wayne)
Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
Paradise (George Ezra)
Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran)
All About You (McFly)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
Wagon Wheel (Darius Rucker)
Hold Back The River (James Bay)
Guiding Light (Mumford & Sons)
Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Galway Girl (Ed Sheeran)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)
Call Me Maybe (Carlie Rae Jepson)
Castle on The Hill (Ed Sheeran)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Wake Me Up (Avicci)
Ho-Hey (The Lumineers)
Little Lion Man (Mumford & Sons)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
80’s and 90’s
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
End of Century (Blur)
Babylon (David Gray)
Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
A Little Respect (Erasure)
It’s A Sin (Pet Shop Boys)
Rock & Roll Star (Oasis)
Dakota (The Stereophonics)
Mr Jones (Counting Crows)
Must be Love (Madness)
Iris (The Goo Goo Dolls)
Still The One (Shania Twain)
Mysterious Girl (Peter Andre)
Teenage Kicks (The Overtones)
Livin’ La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
Loch Lomond (Runrig Version)
Mmm Bop (Hanson)
She’s Electric (Oasis)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Wannabe (Spice Girls)
I Would Walk 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Common People (Pulp)
Hit Me Baby One More Time (Brittany Spears)
Never Forget (Take That)
Dancin’ In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
Disco 2000 (Pulp)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Sit Down (James)
With Or Without You (U2)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Run To You (Bryan Adams)
Africa (Toto)
More Than A Feeling (Boston)
Ironic (Alanis Morrisette)
Live Forever (Oasis)
Sit Down (James)
Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
60s and 70s
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Make Me Smile (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel)
Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen)
Rockin’ All Over The World (Status Quo)
Can’t Take My Eyes Of You (Andy Williams)
Oh What A Night (The Four Seasons)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
My Generation (The Who)
Town Called Malice (The Jam)
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
Even more songs from the decades! ...
Take on me (Aha)
A new England (Billy Bragg)
The Universal (Blur)
If you see her, say hello (Bob Dylan)
If (Bread)
Dancing in the dark (Bruce Springsteen)
You've got the love (Candi Staton/Florence and the machine)
Time after time (Cindi Lauper)
Fall at your feet (Crowded House)
The one I love (David Gray)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Nothing Ever Happens (Del Amitri)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Heart of the matter (Don Henley)
Catch the wind (Donovan)
Colours (Donovan)
Peaceful easy feelin' (Eagles)
Take it easy (Eagles)
Hotel California (Eagles)
One day like this (Elbow)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)
Times like these (Foo Fighters)
My Hero (Foo Fighters)
Budapest (George Ezra)
Wichita Lineman (Glen Campbell)
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
If you could read my mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Dark end of the street (Gram Parsons)
Good Riddance (time of your life) Green Day
Sweet child of mine (Guns n Roses)
Sit Down (James)
She's a star (James)
I'm yours (Jason Mraz)
Take me home country roads (John Denver)
Ring of fire (Johnny Cash)
Don't stop believin' (Journey)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
All night long (Lionel Ritchie)
Just like a prayer (Madonna)
Holiday (Madonna)
Over my shoulder (Mike and the mechanics)
Half the world away (Oasis)
Roll with it (Oasis)
Some might say (Oasis)
Supersonic (Oasis)
Talk Tonight (Oasis)
Live Forever (Oasis)
The day we caught the train (Ocean colour scene)
Temporarily forever (Paul Thorn)
You do something to me (Paul Weller)
Wherever I lay my hat (Paul Young)
Wish you were here (Pink Floyd)
Fake plastic trees (Radiohead)
High & Dry (Radiohead)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
The one I love (REM)
It must have been love (Roxette)
Answering Bell (Ryan Adams)
16 days (Ryan Adams)
In my time of need (Ryan Adams)
La Cienega Just Smiled (Ryan Adams)
Come pick me up (Ryan Adams)
Desire (Ryan Adams)
If you're going to San Francisco (Scott Macenzie)
Tracks of my tears Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Handbags & gladrags Stereophonics
Signed, sealed, delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Back for good Take That
Getaway car Taylor Swift
Nowhere man The (Beatles)
We can work it out (The Beatles)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
You've got to hide your love away (The Beatles)
I've just seen a face (The Beatles)
Norwegian wood (The Beatles)
In my life (The Beatles)
Here comes the sun (The Beatles)
Cryin in the rain (The Everly Brothers)
Don't you want me (The Human league)
Harry Rag (The Kinks)
On and On (The Longpigs)
Every breath you take (The Police)
You can't always get what you want (The Rolling Stones)
Sonnet (The Verve)
The drugs don't work (The Verve)
Don't believe a word (Thin Lizzie)
Won't back down (Tom Petty)
Walls (Tom Petty)
Free Fallin (Tom Petty)

Blair Chadwick '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)£375
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£875
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£500
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£550
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. This will be with full three piece band including drums and bass
£1650

Add-ons

Zoom Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£200
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Fun, joyous, professional, friendly, easy to get on with. A have a song for everyone. I love people singing along and I love to work the room!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played lots of great places in London, sold out venues in Bath and Bristol, toured throughout Ireland for my original music and even sang with celebrities, I cant tell you who unfortunately ;-)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am student, fan and lover of great music. From the Stones and Beatles to Oasis and Blur, Muse, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Bob Dylan... the list goes on for a very long time

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

I headlined recently to over 2000 people at the Bridwell Estate for the Queen's Jubilee. Playing the national anthem behind my head with lots of distortion before the fireworks was a career highlight!

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

Just let me know and I'll always try to accommodate. As long as I get enough notice to make changes before taking more bookings on the same day that may clash, I'll endeavor to make it work!

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I can actually offer this service for free in between sets when I am playing. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for a negotiated fee with you.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes would be great.

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

Happy to accommodate some of your favourite choices, I have been performing for a long time and I know what songs work well together and in what order. If you have a song or two that mean a lot to you let me know and we can look to work them into my set for the best night of live music for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, guitars, mics, leads, speakers etc, all provided by me, please just supply the working plug sockets!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc
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Genres:
Covers, Christmas, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Disco, Funk, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Accompanist, Community music worker
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