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Doug Nissley

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About Doug

Singing guitarist
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American singer/songwriter in the UK. Performing regularly around the UK and offering a uniquie mix of Country, Americana and Classic Rock.

Doug Nissley is an American singer/songwriter now living in West Yorkshire following a lifetime of nomadic living. Moving from town to town and even Country to Country his guitar and notebook has always been by his side. His journey has taken him through the halls of Rock, Southern Americana, and even through the mountains of Country music and moonshine. A bit of grit in his voice is right at home with the soulful heartfelt songs of experience and life.

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 can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Country, Folk rock, Americana, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, 1970s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Blues, Originals, Covers
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist, Guitar, Mandolin, Bass Guitar, Banjo
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter
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Song list

1. East Bound and Down
2. White lightning
3. Hey Porter
4. Good ol’ boys
5. Truck Stop Love (original)
6. Folsom Prison
7. Keep Your hands to yourself
8. She Got the House (original)
9. Copperhead Road
10. I got stripes
11. Johnny come lately
12. I want you to know (original)
13. She talks to angels
14. Wild Flower (original)
15. Marie Marie
16. Your time is nearly here (original)
17. I think I’ll stay here and drink
18. I will take you there (original, mandolin)
19. Jolene (mandolin)
20. Dark night
21. Old man from the mountain
22. Move your machine (original)
23. Ring of fire
24. Working man Blues
25. Stuck in the Middle
26. Big River
27. Long haired country boy
28. Cocaine Blues
29. Squeeze box
30. Rosie
31. Willin’
32. Long Black Veil
33. The River (original)
34. My Wife Thinks Your Dead
35. Rock N Roll
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to facilitate and scheduling changes within reason.

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

An iPod or other device can be played through my PA once set up and between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

I'll need between 30 and 45 minutes to set up.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I will provide all the needed sound equipment need to perform. All I need is power and reasonable light.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I am willing to consider any song requests. I may rework the song to fit within the styles I normally play.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People seem to really enjoy my unique catalog of songs and my interaction with the audience, when appropriate. I like to have fun and bring something a bit different to any event where I perform.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I'll play anywhere that appreciates live music. This includes dive bars, pub and Clubhouses.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There are too many to mention, I've always paid more attention to songs and how they sound than the performers singing them.

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

I have a few stories along these lines. I once played a "Bluegrass" themed night in Surrey, with John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin in attendance. After my set he shook my hand and said he like my stuff. I didn't realize it was him until the promoter pointed him out later in the evening.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£475

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Virginia M, 9 months ago

Doug was great - very sensitive to the spirit of the party and the audience and played a fantastic playlist of songs including a few very special songs for the birthday boy who couldn't have been happier.

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Julie D, 1 year ago

Doug's performance was absolutely brilliant. Everyone really enjoyed his music. He was very flexible with start and end times and he was so friendly. Massive thank you from Maywood Golf Club.

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Rick W, 5 months ago

Doug is a regular performer at my venue, either solo or with his band, and we always have dates in the diary booked ahead. He puts a great spin on time honoured classic crowd pleasers and always builds a great rapport with the audience. His American upbringing lends authenticity to the material and he knows when to have his tongue in his cheek and when to play it straight. As if being a very talented and professional performer wasn’t enough, he is also one of the nicest blokes you’ll ever meet!

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Emma D, 8 months ago

We've had both Doug Nissley and his band Phil Dirt and the heavy machines play for us and can't rate them highly enough, always arrives in good time to get the lie of the land and set up. Plays a right good range of foot stomping crowd pleasers as well as some excellent self penned numbers. Guaranteed to get the crowd going with his mix of Americana Country Blues and Rock, gonna be back with us in the future I have no doubt

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Ben Blue Waters
24th December 2016
Ben Blue Waters

Doug is a great songwriter and musician, and an accomplished performer who knows how to keep an audience entertained.