Singing guitarist

Christian Larsmon

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About Christian

Singing guitarist
London
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South London’s 'Human Jukebox' Acoustic rock, pop, folk and rnb covers from across the decades.

Hailed by his friends and contemporaries as 'The Human Jukebox', Christian Larsmon (Lars) is a soulful singer and acoustic guitar player offering an eclectic range of classic and contemporary covers with his own twists. From The Beatles and Nina Simone, from Justin Timberlake to Green Day. Christian performs solo and has fronted various indie and alternative rocks bands for 15+ years playing original material and covers and now plays as a solo / duo. Lars' claims to fame include opening for Eric Clapton and the Band du Lac at the 'Concert by The Lake' in Wintershall with his band; Apathy and for The Pretty Things in Malaga, Spain. Check our Lars' example set list.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Soul, Funk, Top 40, Hip Hop, Motown, Covers, Vintage, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie, Pop rock, Hard rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Karaoke, Folk rock, Folk
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Stand By Me - Various
Something - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Free Fallin' - John Mayer
Johnny Be Good - Little Richard
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Zombies - The Cranberries
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Stormy Monday - Various
Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
Kiss Form a Rose - Seal
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Growing Up Beside You - Paolo Nutini
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake
Basket Case - Green Day
Rockshow - Blink 182
All The Small Things - Blink 182
I Miss You - Blink 182
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
All of me - John Legend
All along the watchtower - Jimmy Hendrix
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Eric Clapton - Layla
And much more....
Customer questions

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

No problem. I appreciate that sometimes I have to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Yes. No charge if you would like music played between sets. If you would like a DJ service for after the performance, then I charge an additional £100 for this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will drive at least 1 hour before I play, but set up takes no longer than 10-15 minutes as there is minimal equipment. If you have a PA system, I may come earlier, just to ensure I know that the equipment functions properly.

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

My set lists are designed after countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event on a Skype call.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I do not have a PA system, but I have a sophisticated amplifier which is is more than suitable for guitar and vocals.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance that I may already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The passion and soul I put into every song. Natural ability to engage audiences. Ability to learn songs very quickly.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Various weddings, Fiddlers Elbow (London and Brighton), The Star (Guildford), The Boileroom (Guildford), Wintershall Festival, Reading Festival.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer, Paul Weller, Paulo Nutini, Gary Clarke Jr, The Beatles, Rolling Stones

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

Supporting Eric Clapton at the Wintershall Festival Supporting The Pretty Things and Arthur Brown at the El Canuelo Music Festival, Spain

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)£99
Up to 1 hour£179
Up to 2 hours£329
Up to 3 hours£479

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Charles L, 1 month ago

What an exceptional performer and musician. I booked Christian for a winter ball dinner. I gave him free reign to perform whatever he liked, and he did not fail to impress on both vocally and on guitar! He communicated effectively and concisely in the lead up to the event, unfortunately got a little lost en route but otherwise highly professional and got here in the nick of time. He brought all his own equipment including extension lead, only requiring space to perform and a chair. He impressed both the organising staff and VIPs at the function and I'd certainly book him again for a similar event.

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Robin M, 1 year ago

Christian has a love for music that really shines through. His zest is truly infectious, and within a couple of songs, he had the whole place singing along. Great voice, strong guitar playing - I highly recommend.

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Greg T, 1 year ago

Chris is amazing. Performs both covers and his own original songs. Great voice, great guy. Highly recommend.