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About Chaz

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 guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Bristol. I provide Electric/Acoustic guitar and have toured with both Lulu and Judie Tzuke to name a few. As a singer/songwriter my music has received over 350,000 streams on Spotify and I am constantly writing/recording as a solo artist/collaborator. I work regularly with Extreme Music who are a subsidiary of Sony ATV , writing songs to a brief on a deadline. I love this work as it helps me expand my knowledge as a musician and hone my songwriting craft. 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. The current Covid 19 epidemic has led me to collaborate with artists remotely and I have been providing high quality guitars/vocals from the studio on my houseboat. When I'm not making music I like to restore old vehicles and ride motorcycles across far flung countries.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Blues, Acoustic, Covers, Americana, Soul, Top 40, Indie, Classic rock, Alternative rock, Ambient, 1980s era music, Folk rock, Easy listening, Originals, Ambient pop, Vintage, Funk, Drum 'n' Bass, Light music, Traditional English folk, Disco
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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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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
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.


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


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Hannah J, 1 month ago

We had booked Chaz for a light, relaxing vibe during our canapés and drinks outside for our wedding. We then booked Chaz for the evening reception accompanied by another singer to provide a more upbeat vibe. Given the restrictions we were not allowed to dance etc. But Chaz created a wonderful atmosphere both in the afternoon and evening which was exactly what we wanted. We had so many compliments on him and I had many guests comment on how fab they both were. Thank you so much for creating the perfect atmosphere. We would 100% book you again!

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David W, 1 year ago

Chaz was great. Just what we requested. He was prompt and very professional

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Jeremy L, 2 years ago

Chaz was absolutely fantastic and his music is absolutely incredible. He created such a brilliant atmosphere at our wedding reception drinks - he’s a very very talented guitarist and singer and we had so many amazing comments from our guests on how good the music was. Highly recommended for any event!!

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Jane P, 2 years ago

Everyone at our event praised Chaz’s playing and singing. He was simply brilliant! A really lovely chap who knew exactly how to work with us, what to play and when to suit our lunch birthday party. We would highly recommend, a huge thank you Chaz and also to Encore.

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From other customers:

A P, 6 years ago

One to watch out for

Judie T, 3 years ago

A fantastic all round musician and writer

From other musicians:

17th 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.

12th 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!