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Colin Davies

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About Colin

Guitarist
Maldon
Public liability insurance of £3 million
A singer/songwriter and covers artist, Colin's clean, finger-picking guitar and soulful voice will relax and inspire you in equal measure

COLIN DAVIES has been writing and performing on the acoustic music scene for nearly 40 years. Primarily a guitarist/singer, but also a fair keyboard player, his music is strongly influenced by the tremendous back catalogue of James Taylor, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne amongst others. He plays guitar with a relaxed, but accurate, picking style and his lyrics are carefully crafted and deeply rooted in personal experiences and observations.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Acoustic, Covers, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician
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Song list

ADELE MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
ADELE ROLLING IN THE DEEP
BEATLES HERE COMES THE SUN
BEATLES HEY JUDE
BEATLES I FEEL FINE
BEATLES IN MY LIFE
BEATLES LADY MADONNA
BEATLES LET IT BE
BEATLES NORWEGIAN WOOD
BEATLES NOWHERE MAN
BEATLES THE NIGHT BEFORE
BEATLES YESTERDAY
BEATLES YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE
BEE GEES HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
BEE GEES MASSACHUSETTS
BILL WITHERS AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
BOB DYLAN BLOWING IN THE WIND
BOB DYLAN DON'T THINK TWICE
BOB DYLAN FOREVER YOUNG
BOY GEORGE EVERYTHING I OWN
BRUNO MARS GRENADE
BRUNO MARS THE LAZY SONG
BRYAN ADAMS EVERYTHING I DO
CAROLE KING WILL U STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW
COCKNEY REBEL COME UP AND SEE ME
COLDPLAY IN MY PLACE
COLDPLAY THE SCIENTIST
COLDPLAY VIVA LA VIDA
CREEDENCE PROUD MARY
CROWDED HOUSE FALL AT YOUR FEET
CROWDED HOUSE FOUR SEASONS IN ONE DAY
CROWDED HOUSE HOW WILL YOU GO
CYNDI LAUPER TRUE COLOURS
DAMIEN RICE CANNONBALL
DAVID BOWIE LIFE ON MARS
DAVID BOWIE SPACE ODDITY
DAVID GRAY BABYLON
DAVID GRAY SAIL AWAY
DAVID GRAY THIS YEAR'S LOVE
DAVY GRAHAM ANJI
DIRE STRAITS ROMEO & JULIET
DIRE STRAITS TUNNEL OF LOVE
DON HENLEY THE HEART OF THE MATTER
DON MCLEAN AMERICAN PIE
DON MCLEAN VINCENT
DONOVAN CATCH THE WIND
EAGLES DESPERADO
EAGLES PEACEFUL EASY FEELING
EAGLES TAKE IT EASY
EAGLES TEQUILA SUNRISE
ED SHEERAN LEGO HOUSE
ED SHEERAN THE 'A' TEAM
ELTON JOHN DANIEL
ELTON JOHN YOUR SONG
ELVIS PRESLEY I CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LIVE WITH U
ELVIS PRESLEY YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND
ERIC CLAPTON LAYLA (UNPLUGGED)
ERIC CLAPTON TEARS IN HEAVEN
EVA CASSIDY AUTUMN LEAVES
EVA CASSIDY FIELDS OF GOLD
EVA CASSIDY OVER THE RAINBOW
FOO FIGHTERS TIMES LIKE THESE
GARY JULES MAD WORLD
GORDON LIGHTFOOT IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
GREEN DAY GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE)
JACK JOHNSON BETTER TOGETHER
JACKSON BROWNE LATE FOR THE SKY
JACKSON BROWNE THE SHAPE OF A HEART
JAMES TAYLOR CAROLINA ON MY MIND
JAMES TAYLOR DON'T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT
JAMES TAYLOR FIRE AND RAIN
JAMES TAYLOR FROZEN MAN
JAMES TAYLOR HOW SWEET IT IS
JAMES TAYLOR SHOWER THE PEOPLE
JAMES TAYLOR SOMETHING IN THE WAY SHE MOVES
JAMES TAYLOR SWEET BABY JAMES
JAMES TAYLOR WALKING MY BABY BACK HOME
JAMES TAYLOR YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES
JAMES TAYLOR YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
JASON MRAZ I'M YOURS
JEFF BUCKLEY HALLEJUJAH
JIM CROCE TIME IN A BOTTLE
JOHN DENVER LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
JOHN LEGEND ALL OF ME
JOHN LENNON IMAGINE
JOHN MARTYN MAY YOU NEVER
JOHNNY NASH I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
JONI MITCHELL BIG YELLOW TAXI
KINKS DAYS
KINKS SUNNY AFTERNOON
KRIS KRISTOFERSON ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
LOUIS ARMSTRONG WONDERFUL WORLD
MARC COHN WALKING IN MEMPHIS
MARVIN GAYE HEARD IT THRU THE GRAPEVINE
MUMFORD & SONS I WILL WAIT
NIK KERSHAW THE RIDDLE
NIK KERSHAW WIDE BOY
NIK KERSHAW WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD
OASIS CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA
OASIS DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
OASIS HALF THE WORLD AWAY
OASIS WONDERWALL
OWL CITY FIREFLIES
PAUL SIMON 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
PAUL SIMON BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
PAUL SIMON HOMEWARD BOUND
PAUL SIMON I AM A ROCK
PAUL SIMON KATHY'S SONG
PAUL SIMON KODACHROME
PAUL SIMON ME & JULIO
PAUL SIMON MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION
PAUL SIMON MRS. ROBINSON
PAUL SIMON SCARBOROUGH FAIR
PAUL SIMON THE BOXER
PAUL SIMON THE SOUND OF SILENCE
PAUL SIMON YOU CAN CALL ME AL
PAUL WELLER WILD WOOD
PETER SARSTEDT WHERE DO YOU GO TO MY LOVELY
PHIL COLLINS AGAINST ALL ODDS
PHIL COLLINS ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
POLICE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
R.E.M. DAYSLEEPER
R.E.M. EVERYBODY HURTS
R.E.M. FIND THE RIVER
R.E.M. LOSING MY RELIGION
R.E.M. MAN IN THE MOON
R.E.M. NIGHT SWIMMING
R.E.M. SIDEWINDER SLEEPS TONITE
RALPH MCTELL STREETS OF LONDON
RANDY EDELMAN UPTOWN, UPTEMPO WOMAN
ROBBIE WILLIAMS ANGELS
ROBERTA FLACK KILLING ME SOFTLY
ROD STEWART MAGGIE MAY
SCOTT MCKENZIE IF YOU'RE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO
SHED SEVEN CHASING RAINBOWS
SIMPLY RED IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW
SNOW PATROL CHASING CARS
STEALER'S WHEEL STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
STEVIE WONDER MY CHERIE AMOUR
STING ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
THE 4 SEASONS DECEMBER '63
THE MONKEES DAYDREAM BELIEVER
THE POGUES FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
THE TEMPTATIONS MY GIRL
TIM HARDIN IF I WERE A CARPENTER
TOM PETTY FREE FALLING
TRAVELLING WILB HANDLE ME WITH CARE
VAN MORRISON BROWN-EYED GIRL
VERVE LUCKY MAN
WET WET WET LOVE IS ALL AROUND
ZOMBIES SHE'S NOT THERE
Customer questions

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

Providing the actual date hasn't changed then I am happy to be flexible

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

Yes I can. And I usually try to build a playlist appropriate for the even and the demographic of the audience

How much time do you need to set up?

55 minutes, including load-in (assuming I am able to park near to the venue)

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

You certainly may! I can also bring printed copies of my playlist for people to request songs during the performance (jukebox mode) - this mode does not suit the formal events (e.g. weddings) but is great for birthday parties, receptions, etc.)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. All I require is reasonably close access to a power point that is not shared with catering or DJ systems

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. I am always willing to learn a special song or two for an event

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300

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Claire C, 2 years ago

Wow, what a session! You are such a talented guy, and that you were able to be versatile, as well as learn new stuff made for a set that had something for everyone. I can't tell you how many compliments I received on your behalf.

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Terry H, 3 years ago

I was lucky to hear a preview copy of Colin's new album, 'Futureland' but to hear it rendered live at the launch event last night was astonishing. Such a talented writer, player and singer