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Dan J Cobley

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About Dan J Cobley

You pick the music and the style, and I’ll add my twist and make your day perfect! From down-tempo relaxed sets, to upbeat floor-fillers!
Singing guitarist
Crewe
Public liability insurance of £5 million

I’ve been playing guitar and singing for most of my life and I love nothing more than playing a song which really shouldn’t work, but just does! If you want your set list to go from Craig David to Bruce Springsteen to Paul Simon to Calvin Harris, give me a call and I’d love the challenge! I’ve performed in huge venues such as Wembley, Old Trafford, St James’ Park and the Halliwell Jones stadium, but I love nothing more than performing in small venues and getting the whole crowd’s attention, or making somebody’s special day even more perfect. I play all sorts of music, but love to give things a laid back folky twist. Let me perform for you!

Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Blues, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Americana, Covers, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Alternative rock, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Composer, Transcription, Accompanist, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

I can play any song you’d like - I prefer doing it this way!!
Examples of songs I regularly play or get requested are below:
XO - Beyonce
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Babylon - David Gray
Back To Thee - Joey Landreth
American Boy - Estelle
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
7 Days - Craig David
Come Together - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Fans - Kings Of Leon
Songbird - Oasis
Budapest - George Ezra
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Best Of You - Foo Fighters
Blues Run The Game - Jackson C Frank
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Graceland - Paul Simon
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Celebrate - Anderson .Paak
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude - The Beatles
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses
Kiss - Prince
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Made Up Mind - The Bros. Landreth
Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
One Day Like This - Elbow
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Teardrop - Massive Attack
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Queen Of California - John Mayer
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Naive - The Kooks
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love the versatility of the music I play. If you want to go from 90s garage, to 50s soul, to Noughties cheesy-pop, go for it! I have good rapport with my audiences and love to play about with my sets.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everywhere! In bands in the past, I've performed at Wembley, Old Trafford, St. James' Park - all sorts! I've performed in Yoga Studios on the beaches of France, and clubs in Wigan!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There's an artist called Joey Landreth, who I love - I think he's probably the most down-to-earth, yet emotive singer/songwriter I could name!

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

I've played at the rugby Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford - that one made me slightly nervous!!! But I love any attentive audience, no matter how small.

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

I will always try to accommodate for this, so I never overbook myself. If timings/days change, please just give me as much notice as possible and we can try and work things out.

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

I can provide a Spotify playlist through the PA between my sets if there is a short break - this would be absolutely free! I'm afraid I can't offer a full DJ service though.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to try to set up and get settled around an hour before the performance starts at least. I can work around your schedule and provide some light music whilst setting up to get your guests ready!

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

My set lists are completely up to you! It's my speciality. I have a long repertoire of songs which I know to work amazingly well, but the overall style of the set is your choice, and you can request as many songs/artists as you'd like!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, everything I need!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely, this is all part of the deal!

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£270
Packages
Wedding/Private Funciton
You tell me the music you want to hear, and I'll design set lists for 2-3 hours of live music, exactly how you want it! Excludes very reasonably priced travel expenses
£250
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Aisle Walk Arrangement
+£30

Reviews

From customers:

Haley (, 3 years ago

Dan played all of the songs I requested and was extremely flexible throughout the day! Can't wait to book him again for a future performance.

Haley (, 3 years ago

After performing at my wedding, Dan was booked for me as a surprise performer at my baby shower! Another amazing performance!