Singing guitarist

Bob Ferguson

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Singer, songwriter and frontman. Formerly lead singer of Beggars Row Celtic band. Funny, extrovert with strong vocals and a little crazy.
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Bob Ferguson performed for 17 years with the highly successful Beggars Row band and toured Europe, Russia, Israel and the USA. Bo has performed in many bands including the current Celtic Horizon band and Bob specialises in Corporate events, weddings, ceilidhs, theatre concerts and much more. A powerful voice helps Bob sing Scots, Irish, original, Country and many more genres of music. Bob always performs a set to suit whichever type of audience he performs to. A versatile and funny entertainer and singer with audience participation a must as Bob performs to, in and around the audience.

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 while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Originals, Scottish music, Folk rock, Easy listening
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Musical comedy
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Song list

LOCH LOMOND,
WHISKY IN THE JAR,
CALEDONIA,
I'LL TELL MY MA,
AULD LANG SYNE
COUNTRY ROADS,
HALLELUJAH,
DRUNKEN SAILOR,
MOLLY MALONE,
500 MILES,
STREETS OF LONDON,
BANANA BOAT SONG,
PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN,
MOUNTAIN DEW,
SKYE BOAT SONG,
LORD OF THE DANCE,
BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE,
ALICE,
KILLIECRANKIE,
DIRTY OLD TOWN,
WILD ROVER,
FUNNY PARODIES,
OWN SONGS.
RATTLING BOG,
EVERY RIVER,
FAREWELL TAE THE HAVEN,
FLOWER OF SCOTLAND,
I AM SAILING
LORD OF THE DANCE,
MINGULAY BOAT SONG,
MULL OF KINTYRE,
THOSE WERE THE DAYS,
THE GALLAWA HILLS,
THE GALWAY SHAWL,
TOWN I LOVED SO WELL,
UNDER THE SCOTSMANS KILT,
CARRICKFERGUS,
LOVE IS ALL AROUND US,
SEEMS IT NEVER RAINS IS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,
SONG FOR IRELAND,
WALTZING MATILDA,
GREENFIELDS OF FRANCE,
BONNIE LASS O FYVIE,
YOU RAISE ME UP,
ABBO KINTAY,
SOLDIERS OF PEACE,
FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK,
PEGGY GORDON,
IRISH SONGS LIST ONLY...
1. Athenrye
2. Avondale
3. Boston rose
4. Fairytale of new York
5. Galway girl
6. Irish rover
7. Isn’t it grand boys
8. Lord of the dance
9. Maise when your young
10. Moonshiner
11. Poor paddy on the railway
12. Raglan road
13. Seven drunken nights
14. Song for Ireland
15. Galway shawl
16. Holy ground
17. Rare ould times
18. Town I loved so well
19. When you were sweet sixteen
20. Whisky in the jar
21. Tell my ma
22. Mountain dew
23. Wild rover
24. Parting glass (Scottish but big Irish song)
25. Black velvet band
26. Wild colonial boy
27. Leaving of Liverpool
28. Muirshin duirkin
29. Red haired mary
30. All for me grog
31. Back home in derry
32. Bunch of thyme
33. Carrickfergus
34. Curragh of Kildare
35. Enniskillen dragoons
36. Four green fields
37. home boys home
38. im a rover
39. gypsy rover
40. isle of hope isle of tears
41. sally gardens
42. the lark in the morning
43. molly maguires
44. my lovely rose of clare
45. quare bungle rye
46. ratling bog
47. rosin the bow
48. roving journeyman
49. south Australia
50. spancil hill
51. Spanish lady
52. Wailia wailia
SCOTTISH SONGS LIST ONLY...
1. CA THE EWES
2. CALEDONIA
3. EVERY RIVER
4. I AM SAILING
5. IM A ROVER
6. JOCK O HAZELDEAN
7. LEEZIE LINDSAY
8. LOCH LOMOND
9. LOCH TAY BOAT SONG
10. MINGULAY BOAT SONG
11. MISTY MOUNTAIN LADY
12. MORMOND BRAES
13. MULL OF KINTYRE
14. MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN
15. NORTHERN LIGHTS OF OLD ABERDEEN
16. PARTING GLASS
17. PEGGY GORDON
18. RATTLING BOG
19. ROVING JOURNEYMAN
20. SMUGGLER
21. PORTREE KID
22. GALLAWA HILLS
23. KILLIECRANKIE
24. ROSES OF PRINCE CHARLIE
25. SCOTTISH WHISKY SONG
26. THIS IS THE LIFE
27. UNDER TE SCOTSMANS KILT
28. WALTZING MATILDA
29. GREENFIELDS OF FRANCE
30. FLOWER OF SCOTLAND
31. YE JACOBITES BY NAME
32. MACPHERSONS RANT
33. ALLY BALLY BEE
34. BONNIE LASS O FYVIE
35. ROAD TAE DUNDEE
36. TWA RECRUITING SERGEANTS
37. WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
38. BROOM O THE COWDENKNOWES
39. THE SHEARINS NO FOR YOU
40. READY FOR THE STORM
41. TURNING AWAY
42. 500 MILES
43. FINAL TRAWL
44. THE KINGS SHILLING
45. GREEN GROW THE RASHES O
46. THE BRICKLAYER SONG
47. NEW YORK GIRLS
48. SHOALS OF HERRING
49. SKYE BOAT SONG
50. SOUND THE IBROCH
51. WHISKY ON A SUNDAY
52. WORKING MAN
OTHER GENRES SONGS LIST
SONGS OTHER THAN SCOTTISH OR IRISH…
Country, pop, rock, 60’s, 70’s etc
1. HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
2. 500 MILES
3. ACHY BREAKY HEART
4. ALICE
5. AMARILLO
6. ARE YOU GOING TO SAN FRANSISCO
7. ASS ON FIRE (PARODY)
8. BAD MOON RISING
9. BLACK IS THE COLOUR
10. BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE
11. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
12. LA BAMBA
13. BRING HIM HOME
14. CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
15. CLOSEST THING TO CRAZY
16. COTTONFIELDS
17. COUNTRY ROADS
18. COWARD OF THE COUNTY
19. BANANA BOAT SONG
20. DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY
21. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK
22. EVERYBODYS TALKIN
23. FENNARIO
24. FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
25. GALVESTON
26. GREENSLEEVES
27. SHENANDOAH
28. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN
29. PROUD MARY
30. HALLELUJAH
31. YOU RAISE ME UP
32. HEY BABY
33. I DREAMED A DREAM
34. IVE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU
35. IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN
36. IN THE SUMMERTIME
37. JOLENE
38. LEAVING ON A JET PLANE (PARODY)
39. LOVE IS ALL AROUND
40. LYING IN THE ARMS OF MARY
41. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
42. MEET ME ON THE CORNER
43. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN
44. READ ALL ABOUT IT
45. RING OF FIRE
46. ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
47. ROLL IN MY SWEET BABYS ARMS
48. RUBY TUESDAY
49. SUMMER HOLIDAYS (PARODY = SCOTTISH HOLIDAYS)
50. ONLY SIXTEEN
51. SHEEP SHAGGERS FROM THE ISLE OF SKYE (PARODY-OF GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY)
52. SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
53. STREETS OF LONDON
54. YELLOW SUBMARINE (PARODY = TARTAN SUBMARINE)
55. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
56. THE HANGING TREE (THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE)
57. THIS IS MY LIFE ( DANISH – KIM LARSEN)
58. THOSE WERE THE DAYS
59. UNCHAINED MELODY
60. UNDER THE BOARDWALK
61. WE WILL ROCK YOU (PARODY = WE WILL FOLK YOU)
62. WHEN IM DEAD AND GONE
63. YELLOW RIVER
64. YESTERDAY (PARODY )
Customer questions

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

if the need to change timings arise I will do my utmost to cater for your changes. I am a full-time musician so I have no day job to interfere with time changes.

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

That is no problem at all

How much time do you need to set up?

preferably 90 minutes to be on the safe side.

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

I am willing to discuss any particular songs you wish from my setlist. It is you that is booking me.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything that is normally required. if there is something unusual requested we can discuss that. Everything is workable. believe me. lol.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

yes, normally up 5 new songs can be requested subject to ample time to learn these songs. They also have to be songs that any working musician would normally learn (Nessun Dorma is not normal lol) Should you wish more than 5 new songs then there is an extra charge as it takes time to learn these songs.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

om mixed audience genres audiences love that I will create mashups of choruses of many of the favourite singalong songs so that everyone can sing all the time. They also love the happy atmosphere I creat while walking around performing by the use of wireless mics on my voice and instruments.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list them all.here are some. Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Cameron House, St Andrew golf course, Crieff Hydro, Sheraton Hotel and Balmoral Edinburgh and many others.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

far too many across too many genres. I love almost all music.

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

British Embassy Moscow, Glasgow City Hall, many folk festivals.

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350

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Anne-marie S, 6 months ago

Hi Bob, Thank you got your message. You where fantastic at our wedding and of course I will leave feedback. Stay safe Anne-Marie

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Steven F, 7 months ago

Brilliant singer! Many thanks for a fantastic night

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Spectra T, 8 months ago

Over the years Spectra have used Bob Ferguson and his bands Celtic Horizon and Beggars Row to entertain many of our corporate clients. Bob is a natural charmer, has a great voice and delivers many traditional and more contemporary songs with great style. He always has fun on stage, loves to interact with guests and uniquely can always be relied on to read the room so that audiences feel they are part of the experience. We love having Bob play for our clients!

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Peter A, 1 year ago

Imagine a long haired fiery Scot in a kilt with both muscats blazing... ... Now imagine the same image with a guitar & a microphone blazing a path of frenzied fun, music & singing that never fails to give everything every time, your crowd will lap it up & clap it up. a true troubadour in his own right!

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