Singing guitarist

Emily Magpie

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About Emily

Ethereal voice and ukulele with acclaim from BBC 6. I play a range of relaxed and upbeat covers to make your event magical.
Singing guitarist

I sing and play a wide range of popular songs on ukulele, with a quirky style- ranging from relaxed chilled folk, pop and jazz, to upbeat and fun pop and indie covers. "Very beautiful- I knew as soon as I heard her I was going to play her on the show"- BBC Introducing "spine-tingly special" - The Line of Best Fit With previous acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Mahogany, The Line Of Best Fit, BBC Introducing and DIY Magazine, as well as wowing crowds at Green Man Festival, Boomtown, Ronnie Scotts and supporting the likes of Let’s Eat Grandma and This Is The Kit. For private gigs we can discuss your preferences and tailor my set to the atmosphere you'd like to create. I'm also open to set list requests so get in touch. :) "... a glittering, spacious soundscape– mystical, but never twee." The Line of Best Fit "A vivid talent."- Clash Magazine

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Emily's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kate K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Emily played at our wedding a few weeks ago, she stepped in at the last minute and didn’t disappoint:) her vibe was chilled and upbeat and everyone commented on how awesome she was! I’m gutted I didn’t get to see her play too much as it was so busy on my wedding day, but I would 100% recommend her :)

Simon B
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Emily for a 40th post lockdown garden birthday party! Comms were excellent from the beginning and on the run-up where we established the music style And vibe we were looking for. The event was a great success and Emilys contribution was evident and the talk of the party... and after-party ;) Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a chilled out very talented performer who knows how to get the audience involved without taking over! Thanks Emily, you were brilliant!

Danii S
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Emily was amazing! Fantastic singer and musician, she gave my wedding party a beautiful atmosphere. She was helpful, versatile and had a natural calm about her that made the rest of the carnage that little bit easier! I’d recommend Emily to anyone and everyone, she really was brilliant and myself, my partner, our families and friends all greatly appreciated and enjoyed her talent. Thank you :)

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Dom M
5 years ago, for a Christmas party in Old Market St
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5 out of 5

Emily played at our music festival’s winter event in December. Throughout the whole process she made everything exceptionally easy and smooth, from email correspondence through to the actual set up and performance. Understandably the day was busy and quite hectic, but Emily was calm, collected incredibly well prepared. To top this off her set was brilliant, and held a mid-afternoon crowd captivated. Would recommend to anyone!

Ben B
5 years ago, for a Private event in BenFest
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5 out of 5

Emily Magpie was fantastic. Not only was her music and performance first class, she was a dream to work with. She was proactive in getting in touch, organised and was flexible in tailoring her set for the festival. Everyone who attended enjoyed her set and she went down a storm. Would have absolutely no reservations in booking Emily again.

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Emily's Song list

Adele- Crazy for you
Adele- Hometown Glory
Adele- Someone like you
Adele- Send my love
Alice Phoebe Lou- Grey
All Saints- Never Ever
Alt J- Breezeblocks
Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
Amy Winehouse- Love me Tomorrow
Amy Winehouse- Rehab
Amy Winehouse- Valerie
Amy Winehouse- You Know I’m no Good
Arctic Monkeys- 505
Arctic Monkeys- Mardy Bum
The Beatles- Here Comes the Sun
Beirut- Nantes
Big Thief- Masterpiece
Black Street- No Diggity
Bob Dylan- Mr Bojangles
Bob Marley- Waiting in Vain
Britney Spears - Toxic
Camila Cabello- Havana
The Cardigans- Lovefool
Chet Faker- Gold
Childish Gambino- Redbone
Dawn Penn- No No No
Dexy’s Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen
Drake- Hotline Bling
Drake- Passionfruit
Fleetwood Mac- Dreams
Fleetwood Mac- Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac- Songbird
Grizzly Bear- Deep Blue Sea
Hozier- Take me to Church
Jamie T- Love is only a Heartbeat Away
Jason Mraz- I'm Yours
Johnny Flynn- The Water
Julia Jacklin- Pool Party
Kings of Leon- On Call
Lianne La Havas- No Room for Doubt
The Lumineers- Ho Hey
Marvin Gaye- Let's Get it On
Meghan Trainor- All about the bass
Nina Simone- Feeling Good
Norah Jones- Come Away with me
The Pixies- Hey
Regina Spektor- Radio
Rihanna- Love on the Brain
Rihanna- Stay
Sixpence None the Richer- Kiss me
TLC- No Scrubs
Vance Joy- Riptide
Whitney Houston - I wanna dance with somebody

Emily'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)£160
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
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?


How much time do you need to set up?

I usually like to arrive an hour before playing to set up and ensure the smooth running of your event, but actual set up time is fairly quick, aproximately 20-30 mins max.

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

My set lists is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. I also have amp, microphone, etc which is perfect for small to medium events. We can discuss this further and work out what's best for your event size.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are flexible and happy to discuss this with you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

A beautiful, relaxed and enchanting atmosphere. Engaging with the audience and ensuring everyone has an excellent time.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Green Man Festival, Boomtown Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Colston Hall, The Lousiana, have played support to artists including This is the Kit and Lets Eat Grandma.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

This is the Kit, Maggie Rogers, Florence & the Machine, Regina Spektor

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

Support for the This is the Kit for 500 people in a beautiful church.
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, 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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