Singing guitarist

Duncan Craven

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Prolific Singer/Guitarist Duncan Craven A popular musician who 'Brings Music To Life' wherever he performs.
Singing guitarist
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I have been performing across the Country at weddings, for publicans & family celebrations for over ten years. In this time I have accrued a lot of experience in being able to play the right song for the moment. I have added numerous songs to my repertoire from different genres which will ensure a memorable performance.

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Duncan's Reviews

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Barry J
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Carlow Rd
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5 out of 5

Duncan performed for us on Saturday night, played a great variety of music, really talented singer and guitarist. I highly recommend.

Rebecca B
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Northampton NN1 1PR
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5 out of 5

I have seen Duncan perform on many occasions. His set lists are always well tailored to the audience & he has you singing along.

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Duncan's Song list

Amy Winehouse Valerie Pop
Ben E King Stand By Me Pop
Billy Joel It's Still Rock N Roll to Me Rock
Buddy Guy Money Blues
Buddy Holly Peggy Sue Pop
Buddy Holly That'll Be The Day Rock
Buddy Holly True Love Ways Pop
Buddy Holly Raining In My Heart Pop
Charlie Pride Is Any Body Goin' To San Antone Country
Chuck Berry You Can Never Tell Rock
Don McClean American Pie Pop
Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues Rock
Eddie Cochran Three Steps To Heaven Rock
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes Rock
Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love Pop
Elvis Presley Hound Dog Rock
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Pop
Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You Rock
Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight Pop
George Harrison If Not For You Pop
George Harrison Isn't A Pity Pop
George Michael Faith Pop
Glen Campbell Abilene Country
Guns & Roses Sweet Child O'Mine Rock
Jeepster Jeepster Rock
Jilted John Jilted John Pop
Joe Brown See You In My Dreams Pop
John Denver Country Roads Country
John Denver Leaving On A Jet Plane Country
John Lennon Imagine Pop
Johnny Cash A Boy Name Sue Country
Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues Country
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Country
Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Country
Johnny Cash San Quentin Country
Johnny Cash 40 Shades of Green Irish
Kris Kristofferson Me & Bobby McGee Country
Madness It Must Be Love Pop
Monty Python (Life Of Brian) Always Look On The Bright side of Life Pop
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline Pop
Neil Young Harvest Moon Rock
Oasis Champagne Supernova Brit Pop
Oasis D'yer Wanna Be A Spaceman Brit Pop
Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger Brit Pop
Oasis Half The World Away Brit Pop
Oasis Married With Children Brit Pop
Oasis Sad Song Brit Pop
Oasis She's Electric Brit Pop
Oasis Talk Tonight Brit Pop
Oasis Wonderwall Brit Pop
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love Pop
Simon & Garfunkel 51st Street Folk
The Beatles A Day In The Life Pop
The Beatles All You Need Is Love Pop
The Beatles Anna Pop
The Beatles Baby It's You Pop
The Beatles Don't Let Me Down Pop
The Beatles For No One Pop
The Beatles Get Back Pop
The Beatles Here Comes The Sun Pop
The Beatles Hey Jude Pop
The Beatles I Feel Fine Pop
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There Pop
The Beatles Julia Pop
The Beatles Norwegian Wood Pop
The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Pop
The Beatles Something Pop
The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever Pop
The Beatles Twist & Shout Rock
The Beatles With A Little Help From My Friends Pop
The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps Pop
The Beatles All My Loving Pop
The Contours Do You Love Me Pop
The Dubliners Dirty Old Town Irish
The Dubliners Seven Drunken Nights Irish
The Dubliners Galway Races Irish
The Everly Brothers Crying In The Rain Pop
The Jam English Rose Pop
The Jam A Town Called Malice Pop
The Killers Mr Brightside Indie
The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion Pop
The Kinks Sunny Afternoon Pop
The Kinks Waterloo Sunset Pop
The Kinks Days Pop
The Mavericks Dance The Night Away Pop
The Monkees I'm A Believer Pop
The Monkees Daydream Believer Pop
The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) Pop
The Stereophonics Dakota Brit Pop
The Travelling Wilburys Handle With Care Rock
The Verve Drugs Don't Work Brit Pop
The Who Behind Blue Eyes Pop
The Who Kids Are Alright Pop
The Who Pinball Wizard Rock
The Who Substitute Rock
The Who Drowned Rock
Tommy Tucker Hi Heel Sneekers Blues
Tony Christie (Is This The Way To) Amarillo Pop
Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag Pop
Willie Nelson Blues Crying In The Rain Country

Duncan'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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

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

I alway strive to be flexible to accommodate changes

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

Background music can be supplied when requested prior to our book.

How much time do you need to set up?

My normal set up time is 1hr - 2hrs depending on the event

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

The repertoire I perform is tailored to the audience. Particular songs can be played when requested.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring all the equipment that I will require to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a desired song is not in my set list, depending on the song, it may be possible to learn it for an additional £40 fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Audiences particularly like my repertoire of songs, the way I build the atmosphere, my engagement, my professionalism & effort I always put into ensure a memorable time.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Saxbys Cider Farndish Wellingborough The Griffins Head Mears Ashby Freemasons Hall Leicester Roade FC Roade The Old Five Bells Kingsthorpe Irchester Sports Association, Irchester The Shire Horse Kettering The Gin Nook Delapre Abbey The Axe & Compass Ringstead The Albion Brewery Bar Northampton The Plume of Feathers Weedon The Masons Arms Headington Oxford

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Queen, Jilted John, The Proclaimers, Neil Diamond, The Killers, REM, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, The Monkees, etc

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

Leicester City Football Ground
Pop rock, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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