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Cydney Brown

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About Cydney

Versatile vocalist, polished performer and great guitarist!
Singing guitarist
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I’m a full-time gigging vocalist and guitarist, living on a narrowboat on the outskirts of Bristol. I was born in Orpington, Kent where I started to sing at 7 years old and had my first solo performances at the Dominion Theatre and Theatre Royal Dury Lane at 8/9 years of age. I then spent my teenage years+ growing up in South Devon, where I taught myself to play guitar and started to write my own music. I have played many events over 12 years of gigging, including evening dinner parties for Ferrari, charity events for FatFace, wedding ceremonies, receptions and upbeat private parties. I've also been very lucky to have supported some amazing musicians a long the way, including The Feeling, George Ezra, Donovan Frankenreiter, JP Cooper, Dave Mcpherson and Sam Duckworth ('Get Cape Wear Cape Fly'). Being an acoustic singing guitarist, I can be quite versatile to suit most audiences- whether it be fun, classic sing-a-longs for an energised crowd, beautiful songs to bring a tear to your eye or just simply some background music to create a chilled atmosphere. I love to play at weddings, and have sang for many a bridal entrance and first dance. I've also been asked to learn personal songs for the happy couples and love to help make their day extra special. I regularly play bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs and have a huge range of cover songs in my repertoire. Most recently I’ve just spent a month in the French Alps playing for Aprés Ski bars and clubs and 5* hotels across the 3 valleys, as well as Switzerland.

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Cydney's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Claire S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Cydney was absolutely brilliant. She made our day so special and all our guests thought she was wonderful. I’ll definitely be recommending her for future events

Phil B
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Highly recommend Cydney. She performed at our end of season awards evening and got the event underway exactly as we would’ve wished. Easy to communicate with and happy to adapt set list to suit the crowd!

Neena V
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Exceptional singer, a real triumph at our garden party. Cydney has a great voice, very easy to talk regarding arrangements. We would definitely book her again. Really accomplished musician and singer.

Ben W
7 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Amazing musician and amazing voice. Cydney and Chaz performed together at our wedding and the evening was perfect. Very easy to work with. Thanks you two. 🤩❤️

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From other customers:

Farrah R
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Exmouth
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5 out of 5

Cydney Brown - what a beautiful voice and lovely girl. Thank you for making my friend so happy on her wedding day.

Chris B
2 years ago, for a Corporate event in Dorset
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5 out of 5

Cydney played 2 sets for a small group of guests on one of our high-end events. She has such a fantastic voice, great presence and a huge repertoire, and we will definitely be booking her again. Thank you Cyd, great performance!

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From other musicians:

15 April 2019

I've worked with many amazing vocalists and Cydney is right up there at the top. She has so much integrity, genuine emotion and control engrained in her voice. The music flows out of here absolutely effortlessly and I always love watching the audiences awestruck faces as she plays. I'd recommend her time and time again.

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Cydney's Song list

4 Non Blondes - What’s Up
A Star is Born - Always Remember Us This Way
A Star is Born - Shallow
Adam Sandler - Grow Old With You ('Wedding Singer' song)
Adele - Easy On Me
Adele - Hello
Adele - Hometown Glory
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
A-ha - Take on Me
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Alex Clare - Too Close
Alicia Keys - No One
Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
Amazing Grace
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High
Ariana Grande - God is a Woman
Arian Grande - Thank U Next
Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Avril Lavigne - I’m With You
Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me
Backstreet Boys - Get Down
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
Barbra Streisand - Promises
Ben E. King - Stand by Me (acoustic version)
Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Birdy - Skinny Love
Bon Iver - Can't Make You Love me
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On a Prayer
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Britney Spears - Toxic
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Calvin Harris - How Deep is Your Love
Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
Cee Lo Green - Forget you
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Cher - Believe
Childish Gambino - So Into You
Chris Brown Ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes (Karmin Cover) - Look At Me Now
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
Chris Brown - Look At Me Now ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes (Cover by Karmin)
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Coldplay - Yellow
Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love
Crowded House - Don’t Dream it’s Over
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Daughter - Candles
David Guetta ft. Sia - Flames
Dermot Kennedy - Kiss Me
Devendra Banhart - Long Haired Child
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
Disclosure/ Sam Smith - Latch
Disney - Let It Go
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Don McLean - American Pie
Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - IDGAF
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love
Ed Sheeran - Overpass Graffiti
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ella Henderson - Yours
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - Your Song
Estelle - American Boy
Eva Cassidy - Early Morning Rain
Eva Cassidy - Over the Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - People Get ready
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Eva Cassidy - Wade in the Water
First Aid Kit - Cedar Lane
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Daddy
Florence and the Machine - Dog Day’s are over
Florence and the Machine - Shake it out
Florence and the Machine - You’ve Got the Love
Forest Blakk - If You Love Her
F.U.N - We Are Young
George Ezra - Green Green Grass
George Ezra - Shotgun
George Michael - Faith
Ginuwine - Pony
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Greenday - Good Riddance
HAIM - Forever
Harry Styles - As it Was
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Hozier - Take me to Church
James Arthur - Falling Like the Stars
James Bay - Simply The Best
James Blunt - Bonfire heart
James Blunt - High
James Blunt - Wisemen
James Blunt - You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz - I'm yours
John Legend - All of Me
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Joseph Vincent - Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
JP Cooper - The Only Reason
Kate Rusby - Underneath the Stars
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kiesza - Hideaway
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
KT Tunstall - Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
KT Tunstall - Other side of the world
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
Kygo - Born To Be Yours
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
La Vie En Rose
LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
Lily Allen - 22
Lily Allen - Not Fair
Lionel Richie - Endless Love
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Maggie Rogers - Burning
Marie Hines - My Love will never fail you
Marie Hines - Perfect Kiss
Mark Ronson - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
Miley Cyrus - 7 Things I Hate About You
Miley Cyrus - Flowers
Muse - Starlight
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Natasha Bedingfield- Unwritten
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Nickelback - Rocks
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 U
OutKast - Hey Ya (slow version)
Paolo Nutini - Candy
Paolo Nutini - Everywhere
Paramore - Misery Business
Paramore - My Heart
Paramore - Still into You
Paul Simon - Loves Me Like a Rock
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Rihanna - Mash up (Love the way you lie rap)
Robyn - Dancing on My Own
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Sam Cooke - Change is Gonna Come
Selena Gomez - Lose You to Love Me
Shakira - Hips Don’t Lie
Shakira - Whenever Wherever
Shania Twain - You’re Still the One
Sia - Cheap Thrills
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Sophie Ellis Bexter - Murder On The Dancefloor
Spice girls - Spice Up Your Life
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Take That - Back for Good
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Taylor Swift - Love Story
The Beatles - Golden Slumbers
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Beatles - Something
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
The Cranberries - Linger
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Cure - Friday I’m in Love
The Feeling - Miss You
The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - When You Were Young
The Kooks - Naive
The Kooks - She moves in her own way
The Kooks - Sway
Tom Grennan - Little bit of Love
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Toto - Africa
Train - Drops of Jupiter
U2 - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
U2 - With or Without You
Vance Joy - Riptide
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Wilson Philips - Hold On
Womack & Womack - Teardrops

Cydney'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)£70
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Entrance song
A song of your choice for the big 'entrance song' to the ceremony.
First Dance Song
A song of your choice, which I will learn and play for you on your special day.
Full Wedding ceremony
- 15mins of music before the ceremony - Entrance song choice - 3x songs for the signing of the register - Exit song choice
Drinks reception
- Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Drinks reception
- Three performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Reception
- Full wedding ceremony (see above) - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
Full Wedding Package
- Music before the ceremony - Entrance song choice - 3x songs for the signing of the register - Exit song choice - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. - First dance song


Skype Consultation and 2 New Songs Learned
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Honesty and openness

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bestival, How the Light Gets In festival - Hay on Wye and London Heart of Clubs - Shoreditch LUV Camden Bush Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Eva Cassidy, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Buckley

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

I have supported George Ezra, JP Cooper, Dave McPherson and also sang in Shepherds Bush at Bush Hall supporting Judie Tzuke on a friends' set. I also sang in the Theatre Royal Dury Lane and the Dominion Theatre when I was very young in a theatre group.

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

I always try to stay as flexible as possible, please let me know as soon as you can if any changes are made to an event.

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

I don't usually provide any other music other than the set I sing and play on guitar. If you would like me to bring Ipod music, I could look into this for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually only need about half an hour to set up my PA, so I usually arrive an hour before I play to have plenty of time.

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

My set list is varied and I can play whichever ones you would like that I have already. If you let me know in advance I can definitely do that.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I have my own guitar, however good notice of bringing my PA system is preferable.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my repertoire, there may be a chance I still know it. I can indeed learn a song for you, however this does come at an extra cost, if you take into consideration rehearsal time etc.
Originals, Acoustic, Covers, Easy listening, Pop, Blues, Gospel
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Songwriter
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