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Chaz Thorogood

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A professional musician based in Bristol. I work as a session guitarist, vocalist, composer and songwriter. I also play at private events.
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I am a professional singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Bristol. As a session guitarist I have played for Lulu, Take That, Judie Tzuke and Emeli Sande to name I few. I have received half a million streams as a solo artist in Spotify and I am constantly writing/recording as a solo artist/collaborator. I work regularly with Extreme Music, Ninja Tune and Universal as a composer writing songs to briefs. I love this work as it helps me expand my knowledge as a musician and hone my songwriting skills. As well as this I am embedded in the local music scene of Bristol where I front a Blues Trio and also perform my own original music as a solo act. When I'm not making music I like to restore old vehicles and take long distance motorcycle trips.

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Chaz's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Angie M
4 days ago
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5 out of 5

Chaz was brilliant! Lots of compliments and comments. Started my 40th off perfectly!

Josh B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Chaz for our wedding reception and he was brilliant. Amazing voice and super friendly. Lots of the guests commented on how great he was. Would highly recommend!

Greg K
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Quite simply Chaz was amazing!..he got the vibe of the evening spot on with his song choices, his voice was unbelievable and I would book him again in a heartbeat. He helped to make a special evening even more wonderful!

Brigitte N
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Our evening was perfect. The audience was quite eclectic but Chaz read the room and balanced it perfectly. I would book him again in a heartbeat. Such a nice guy

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From other customers:

9 years ago

One to watch out for

Judie T
6 years ago

A fantastic all round musician and writer

From other musicians:

17 November 2017

I have been lucky enough to play with Chaz over the last two years and he never fails to impress me with his virtuosic guitar skills and velvety vocals.

12 September 2017

I have performed with and watched Chaz many times and he never fails to blow me away. His voice is silly smooth and guitar skills insane!

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Chaz's Song list

English Rose - The Clash
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Love Gets Sweeter - Finlay Quay
Yellow - Coldplay
Trouble - Coldplay
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
BB King - Everyday I Have The Blues
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Live Forever
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Use Me Up - Bill Withers
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
High & Dry - Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead
Crossroads - Robert Johnson
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Volcano - Damien Rice
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynrd
Come Together - The Beatles
Drive My Car - The Beatles
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
All Of Me - John Legend
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Down In Mexico - The Coasters
Wade In The Water - Eva Cassidy
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Africa - Toto
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Believe - Cher
Live Forever - Oasis
Hometown Glory - Adele
I need a dollar - Aloe Blacc
American Boy - Estelle
God Is A Woman - Ariane Grande
Relight My Fire - Take That
Skinny Love - Birdy
Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
Love On Top - Beyonce
Trouble - Coldplay
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Shape Of You - Ed Sheehan
Thank you next - Ariana Grande
Latch - Disclosure
Jp Cooper - Only Reason
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Love Gets Sweeter - Finlay Quay
English Rose - The Clash
Dog Days Are Over - Florence & The Machine
Shake It Out - Florence & The Machine
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

Chaz'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

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

I'm happy to work with you if timings change.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take around 30 minutes to set up.

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

Yes, that's no problem.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

This depends on the event. I have the equipment to perform in a small space, but if the room is large or I'm performing outside then it's best to hire equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I'm happy to learn a few specific songs given enough notice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A few of my favourite venues that I've played at include Union Chapel (London), The Lowry (Salford), The Caves (Edinburgh), Shepherds Bush Empire (London).

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

I have performed at Glastonbury festival for the last 6 years.
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Producer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Arranger, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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