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Chris Tavener - Song Showcase (Including The Beatles, David Bowie, George Ezra and more)
Chris is an energetic performer who loves to entertain. A rock 'n' roll influenced musician with a smattering of pop music.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Blues, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music
Musical comedy, Songwriter, Lyricist
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
The Beatles - Help
The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Billy Joel - Always A Woman
Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Bowie - Starman
Don McLean - American Pie
Ed Sheeran - A Team
The Eagles - Hotel California
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elton John - Rocket Man
George Ezra - Budapest
George Harrison - I've Got My Mind Set On You
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Oasis - Half The World Away
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Randy Newman - You've Got A Friend In Me
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
In most cases, timing changes are no problem at all! I understand how complicated event planning can be and I'm happy to fit in with your changes.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I can provide music in between my sets. We should discuss this during the booking process.
How much time do you need to set up?
My PA can be setup in 15 minutes if required
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes certainly! I encourage you to pick your favourites.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, I'll provide the PA so that all you need to focus on is enjoying the music.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can learn up to two specific song requests for special occasions
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I'm told that my energy and stage presence are my best qualities. I can draw the attention of a crowd and get people feeling good. Reviewers have also praised my guitar-playing and unique sounding voice. Equally, if you'd like my music as atmospheric background, then I can provide that too.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I've performed at hundreds of pubs and bars in the North West including The Acoustic Lounge in Poynton, Peaky Blinders in Liverpool and Telford's Warehouse in Chester. I've also visited 15 or so UK cities on tour and played at large venues and festivals like Manchester Academy, Glastonbury Festival and Latitude Festival.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Anyone in rock 'n' roll but I'm most influenced by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Queen Arctic Monkeys and Paolo Nutini.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
In December 2018, I performed at the 1700-capacity Lyric Theatre inside the famous Lowry Theatre, Salford. It was part of a Christmas Extravaganza for BBC's Children In Need. Peter Hook of Joy Division came on straight after me and Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet also took to the stage a short time later.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£90|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£250|
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