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Singing guitarist

Derek Alder

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About Derek

I am an experienced singing guitarist who can bring a relaxed acoustic feel to your event!
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Singing guitarist

I am an experienced singing guitarist who can bring a relaxed acoustic feel to your event!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Folk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, R&B, Disco
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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Song list

Stand By Me - Ben E King
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Price Tag - Jessie J
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Songbird - Oasis
With or Without You - U2
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Wake Me Up - Avici
Knockin on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Forget You - Ceelo Green
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
A Horse with no Name - America
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Halo - Beyonce
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
Pompeii - Bastille
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Customer questions

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

I always try my best 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?

Not at this time.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need about an hour to set up. As soon as the PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere if so desired.

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

We can discuss particular song requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't in my song list I may already know it. However, if there is a particular song you'd like me to learn I can do this. 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 relaxed vibe!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?


Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Oasis, Radiohead

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



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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£340


From customers:

Steve E

This guy's a top musician and a creative, patient and reliable person to work with on musical projects. Highly recommended

Jane D

Really loved Derek's performance at our birthday party. A really chilled out and relaxed feel with a very professional approach