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Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Banjo, Uke, Pno. Folk/Americana/Classical/Jazz. Originals and Covers. Recorded w/ Radiohead + played Glastonbury
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Barbershop, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Vintage, Covers, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Scottish music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
Examples (by genre):
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Country Roads - John Denver
Leaving On a Jet Plane - John Denver
Wayfaring Stranger - Trad.
Swing Low - Trad.
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fare Thee Well - Bob Dylan (Mumford and Sons also covered)
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Scots and Irish traditional songs
Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
The Scientist - Coldplay
Riptide - Vance Joy
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan (Adele also covered)
Your Song - Elton John (Ellie Goulding also covered)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri (Twilight soundtrack)
All of Me - John Legend
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac (Eva Cassidy also covered)
The Rose - Bette Midler
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
I Wish I Knew - Nina Simone
Don't You Worry Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Georgia - Ray Charles
Corcovado - Tom Jobim
Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass
Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I’ve had a lot of lovely feedback from the various events and weddings I’ve performed at - comments about my singing voice and performance making them cry (hopefully in a good way!!) and enjoying the choice of repertoire. They are also always impressed with my bandmates’ abilities too and our professionalism on the whole
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I’ve been lucky to perform at big venues like the Royal Albert Hall (6 times), O2 Arena, Twickenham Stadium + Wembley (for the Champions League Final) but my favourite venues are smaller + more intimate. I love performing at venues like Green Note, The Bedford, Union Chapel + unusual spaces through Sofar Sounds. I also play festivals including Glastonbury
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
The genres I love are jazz (my first album was a jazz standards record), classical (my next 3 albums were as part of classical-Brit nominated group All Angels) and folk (my next album!) In the folk/americana/bluegrass world I love Laura Marling, Mumford &Sons, Simon&Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit In jazz I love Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and more
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Tricky to choose! The aforementioned Champions League Final at Wembley was pretty big! But also performing at the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall where the album I had sung on was up against Sting and Sir Paul McCartney for Album of the Year (and yes I got to meet them!) Otherwise singing Mr Sandman with James Corden at an Audi event was fun!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
If I can make the new timings I can be flexible! I usually wouldn't book any event too close to another so it's usually fine, but each case is unique of course!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes, I can play music in between sets from my Spotify Premium account (which has no ads don't worry!). I'd be happy to provide a playlist based on your tastes & we can collaborate on it if you'd like. I would usually ask for a small extra charge in order to prepare the right playlist and bring the suitable equipment. We can discuss this further in messages!
How much time do you need to set up?
It depends on if I'm providing PA or if it is already set up, and if there's a full band set up or just solo/duo. I can set up very quickly if time is limited - we can discuss this case by case.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I'm very happy to take requests, both in advance and on the day, though I can't promise I'll know the songs you request. If I have to learn a new song I will ask for a learning fee to cover the time spent. We can chat about your favourite artists/songs/styles and I can tailor a set that I think will be perfect for your tastes and your event.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I can bring all the equipment needed, from PA/mics/stands to keyboard, guitar, banjo, ukulele and all the instruments you have booked. We can play acoustically or plugged in depending on your event.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes we can learn and arrange some special requests for a fee - we can discuss this more case by case.
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