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Bob Ferguson

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Singer, songwriter. Lead singer for many bands. Funny, extrovert with strong vocals. Folk, Country and Mainstream. International performer.
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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. Bob has performed in many bands including the current Celtic Horizon band and Bob specialises in Corporate events, weddings, ceilidhs, theatre concerts, festivals and much more. A powerful voice helps Bob sing Scots, Irish, original, Country, Mainstream 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 in and around the audience. Bob welcomes you to choose all the songs for your event from his song list and is open to special song requests.

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Genres:
Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Originals, Scottish music, Folk rock, Easy listening, 1960s era music, 1970s era music
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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, Wedding proposal, Recording session, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Musical comedy
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Song list

Bob Ferguson song list all genres
The 4 Song lists are; - Mainstream, Scottish folk, Irish folk, Mixed folk.
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MAINSTREAM SONGS LIST 60’S TO PRESENT
1. A thousand years
2. Acy breaky heart
3. Alice
4. Bright side of life/Wimoweh/La Bamba - mash-up
5. Ass on fire
6. Bad moon rising/Proud Mary/ medley
7. Big yellow taxi
8. Bits and pieces
9. Bring him home (Les Misérables)
10. My brown eyed girl
11. Can’t buy me love
12. Can’t help falling in love
13. Chasing cars
14. City of New Orleans
15. Closest thing to crazy
16. Country roads/Cotton eyed joe/Pick a bale of cotton/Skip to my Lou/American pie
17. Cottonfields
18. Dance the night away
19. Day 0(banana boat song) /don’t worry be happy - medley
20. Do wah diddy
21. Don’t cry for me Argentina
22. Edelweisse
23. Eight days a week
24. End of the line
25. Everybody’s talking at me
26. Ferry cross the Mersey
27. Fields of gold
28. First cut is the deepest
29. First of May
30. First time ever I saw your face
31. Friends in low places
32. Glad all over
33. Goodbye my love
34. Hallelujah
35. Have I the right
36. Have you ever seen the rain
37. Hello again
38. Hero
39. Hey baby
40. Hippy hippy shake
41. Honky tonk woman
42. I am sailing
43. I have a dream/Oh bla di/Candle in the wind/All of me/Take it easy/Lyin eyes- mash-up
44. I hear you knocking
45. I love to boogie
46. I started a joke
47. I want to hold your hand
48. I will wait
49. I’ve gotta get a message to you
50. I’m into something good
51. I’m just a country boy
52. I’m too sexy/ 500 miles melody
53. I’m yours
54. In the summertime
55. It must be love
56. It’s five-o-clock somewhere
57. Jolene
58. I’m learning to fly
59. Leaving on a jet plane
60. Lily the pink
61. Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain
62. Livin la Vida Loca
63. Love grows
64. Love is all around/ Goodnight girl melody
65. Love me tender
66. Lucille
67. Lying in the arms of Mary
68. Maggie May
69. Man of constant sorrow
70. Massachusetts
71. Meet me on the corner
72. Memories
73. Midnight special
74. Mulll of Kintyre
75. My coo ca choo
76. My hometown
77. No matter what/When you say nothing at all/Winner takes it all/Thank you for the music/Super trouper/I would do anything for love – mash-up…
78. Oh bla di blah da
79. O soley soley
80. Read all about it
81. Rhinestone cowboy
82. Rocky mountain high
83. Roll in my sweet baby’s arms
84. Ron Traubert’s blues
85. Ruby Tuesday
86. Ruby/Coward of the county/Gambler - medley
87. Saved by the bell
88. Seems it never rains in Southern California
89. She was only sixteen
90. Some memories
91. Somewhere over the rainbow
92. Song of the south
93. Sound of silence
94. Stand by me
95. Streets of Laredo
96. Streets of London
97. Stuck in the middle with you
98. Stumbling in
99. Sugar baby love
100. Summertime
101. Sunshine superman
102. Sweet home Alabama
103. Yellow submarine
104. The boxer
105. The hanging tree
106. The house of New Orleans
107. The lady came from Baltimore
108. This is the life
109. Those were the days
110. Three little birds
111. Till the rivers all run dry
112. Twist and shout
113. Unchained melody
114. Under the boardwalk/Up on the roof/Pretty woman/I just called to say I love you/Sweet Caroline/Karma chameleon/ and more…
115. Under the moon of love
116. Wagon wheel
117. When I’m 64
118. When I’m dead an gone
119. Wig wam bam
120. With a little help from my friends
121. Wonderful world
122. Yellow is the colour
123. Yellow river
124. Yellow submarine
125. Yesterday
126. You raise me up
127. You were always on my mind
128. You were made for me
129. You’ll never walk alone
130. Young girl
Scottish folk songs
131. Ally Bally bee
132. Aye Waukin’ o
133. Ca the ewes
134. Caledonia
135. Dark island
136. Every river (Runrig)
137. Flower of Scotland
138. Gallawa hills
139. Green grow the rashes o
140. Greenfields of France
141. I am sailing
142. I’m a rover
143. Jock o Hazeldean
144. Leezie Lindsay
145. Loch Lomond
146. Loch Tay boat song
147. Macphersons rant
148. Mingulay boat song
149. Misty mountain lady
150. Mormond braes
151. Mull of Kintyre
152. My bonnie lies over the ocean
153. Northern lights of old Aberdeen
154. Parting glass
155. Peggy Gordon
156. Rattling bog
157. Roving journeyman
158. The Portree kid
159. Roses of prince Charlie
160. Under the Scotsman’s kilt
161. Waltzing Matilda
162. Westlin winds
163. Willies gane tae Melville castle
164. Auld lang syne
165. Ye Jacobite’s by name
166. Ready for the storm
167. This love will carry
168. Leaving of Liverpool
169. All around my hat
170. Bonnie Bessie logan
171. Both sides the tweed
172. Broom o the Cowdenknowes
173. Colliers’s way
174. Dirty old town
175. Drunken sailor (Half parody version-funny)
176. Ettrick lady
177. Farewell tae the haven
178. Feal so near
179. Final trawl
180. Freedom come all ye
181. Green grow the rashes o
182. Gypsy rover
183. Haul away joe
184. Highland widows lament
185. Jamie Raeburn
186. Killiecrankie
187. Leave her Johny leave her
188. Massacre of Glencoe
189. Mhairie’s wedding
190. Nancy whisky
191. Queen of all Argyle
192. Reconciliation
193. Schooldays over
194. Scots wha hae
195. Shoals of herring
196. Skye boat song
197. Smuggler
198. Parcel of rogues
199. Flowers of the forest
200. The Kings shilling
201. The rose of Allendale
202. The water is wide
203. A mans a man
204. Tramps and Hawkers
205. Wild mountain thyme
Irish songs list
206. Athenrye
207. Avondale
208. Boston rose
209. Carrickfergus
210. Fairytale of New York
211. Red Rose café
212. Galway girl
213. Galway shawl
214. Irish rover
215. Isn’t it grand boys
216. Maids when your young
217. Moonshiner
218. Poor paddy on the railway
219. Raglan road
220. Rocky road to Dublin
221. Seven drunken nights
222. She moved through the fair
223. Song for Ireland
224. The Holy Ground
225. Rare ould times
226. Town I loved so well
227. When you were sweet sixteen
228. Whisky in the jar
229. Leaving of Liverpool
230. All for me grog
231. As I roved out
232. Back home in Derry
233. Banks of the roses
234. Biddy Reilly
235. Black velvet band
236. Bold o Donahue
237. Bunch of Thyme
238. Cliffs of Doneen
239. Curragh o Kildare
240. Danny Boy
241. Fiddler’s green
242. Flight of Earls
243. Four green fields
244. Hand me down my bible
245. Hills of Isle Au Haut
246. Home boys home
247. Isle of Hope
248. Sally gardens
249. It’s a long way to Tipperary
250. Lakes of Coolfin
251. MacAlpines Fusiliers
252. Mary of Dungloe
253. Molly Maguires
254. Monto
255. Muirshin Duirkin
256. My lovely Rose of Clare
257. Nancy Whisky
258. New York Girls
259. Only our rivers
260. Quare bungle rye
261. Red haired Mary
262. Rising of the moon
263. Rosin the bow
264. Some say the devil is dead
265. Spancil hill
266. Spanish lady
267. Star of the County Down
268. The Mermaid
269. Waxies dargle
270. Weila, Wiela
271. Wild colonial boy
272. Wild rover
273. Green and red of mayo
Mixed folk songs
274. Annie’s song
275. April
276. Black is the colour
277. Blowing in the wind
278. Bright eyes
279. By the time I get to phoenix
280. Catch the wind
281. City of New Orleans
282. Are you going to San Fransisco
283. From Clare to hear
284. Closest thing to crazy
285. Early morning rain
286. Fennario
287. Fields of gold
288. First of May
289. First time ever I saw your face
290. Fog on the Tyne
291. Galveston
292. I am Australian
293. I will wait
294. If I had a hammer
295. I’ll fly away
296. Working man
297. It’s good to see you
298. John o dreams
299. Jolene
300. Jug of punch
301. Leaving on a jet plane (my funny parody version)
302. Liverpool Lou
303. lord of the dance
304. meet me on the corner
305. Michael row the boat ashore
306. He’s got the whole world
307. Oh Susanna
308. Pay me my money down
309. Peaceful easy feeling
310. Roll on the day
311. Not a matter of pride
312. Ruby Tuesday
313. Saved by the bell
314. Scarborough fair
315. May it be
316. Seems it never rains in Southern California
317. Songdance
318. Sound of silence
319. Sound the pibroch
320. South Australia
321. Steal away
322. Streets of London
323. Summertime
324. The Boxer
325. The carnival is over
326. Day of the jackal
327. The Dutchman
328. The Gambler
329. The hanging tree
330. The lady came from Baltimore
331. The times they are a changing
332. There’s another train
333. Those were the days
334. Absent friends
335. Where have all the flowers gone
336. Whisky on a Sunday
337. Wild goose
338. Windmills
339. Yellow is the colour
340. Bricklayer song
341. This is the life
342. Greensleeves
Customer questions

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.

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. I can provide that. We can discuss what you need.

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 happy for you to choose songs you wish from my song list. It is you that is booking me. please note I have many other songs not yet on the list and new songs are added all the time.

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.

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)£280
Up to 1 hour£330
Up to 2 hours£380
Up to 3 hours£380
Packages
larger events
This price charge is additional for events for larger audience size that is out with my PA. Normally this may apply anywhere from 150 people upwards depending on setting of audience and type of venue. The price listed is only a guide as to minimum charge. Iy may be higher depending on event.
£120
overnight stays and long days
This price is an add-on if the concert requires me to stay overnight. Please note accommodation, and all food requirements would be covered by the client including breakfast on final morning.
£150
wedding proposals acoustic
Wedding proposals with only voice and/or acoustic guitar. If PA to be included price by negotiation.
£150
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£380
bars, clubs.
up to 3 x 45 mins, extra sets by negotiation before booking. drinking water supplied by venue or booker.
£380
theatre shows
price dependant on negotiation over times etc
£400
early set up before events
This price is for 3 x 45 mins for corporate events that requires being set up up to 2.30 hours before performance time. earlier set ups will be charged at a higher rate by negotiation with client.
£450
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.
£460
Christmas party 25th or 26th December
For Christmas parties on Christmas day or Boxing day. This is the minimum price.
£600
new years eve
A new years Eve concert up 3 x 45 minute sets
£600
NEW!Virtual services
Livestreaming concert
up to 2 hours of livestreaming concert for you and your clients, guests, friends, and family etc.
£350

Add-ons

How to wear the big kilt
+£38
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Anne-marie S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

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
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Brilliant singer! Many thanks for a fantastic night

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Spectra T
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Hanger Green
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5 out of 5

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
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 9492 Blokhus
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5 out of 5

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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