Singing guitarist

Francesca Pidgeon

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About Francesca

Multi-instrumentalist and composer, working as a full-time commercial musician. Based mainly in Manchester/Leeds, accepts work elsewhere.
Singing guitarist
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I am a professional musician based in the North West and have been performing for over ten years. I specialise in swing music and Post Modern Jukebox style covers of popular songs, but can cover a wide range of styles if required. I can provide my own equipment for events and specific songs can be learned for a small fee. I have been a full time professional musician for the past 5 years, performing at countless weddings, festivals, private parties and corporate functions. I held a musical residency at the Innside Hotel in Manchester for a year. I sing and play guitar, alto saxophone, synths and percussion as a member of BC Camplight's touring band as well as performing my own music under the moniker Dilettante. I have toured across the UK and Europe supporting bands such as Suede, White Denim and Tom Robinson.

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1940s era music, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Vintage, R&B, Covers, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Triphop, Alternative rock, Ragtime
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Sound technician, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

-Take On Me - AHA
-Guilty - Al Bowly
-Moon River - Andy Williams
-Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
-Love Is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
-Rehab - Amy Winehouse
-Valerie - Amy Winehouse
-You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
-Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
-505 - Arctic Monkeys
-God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
-In My Room - The Beach Boys
-Across the Universe - The Beatles
-All My Loving - The Beatles
-Hey Jude - The Beatles
-In My Life - The Beatles
-Michelle - The Beatles
-Something - The Beatles
-Yesterday - The Beatles
-You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees
-Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
-Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers
-All Or Nothing At All - Billie Holiday
-Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
-Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
-Guilty - Billie Holiday
-P.S. I Love You - Billie Holiday
-Solitude - Billie Holiday
-Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday
-Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
-Heart of Glass - Blondie
-Coffee And TV - Blur
-Song 2 - Blur
-Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
-Toxic - Britney Spears
-Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
-Tomorrow - Bugsy Malone
-Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Cass Elliot
-Forget You - Cee Lo Green
-No Diggity - Chet Faker
-Wicked Game - Chris Izaak
-I Will Wait For You - Connie Francis
-Just Like A Star - Corinne Bailey-Rae
-Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey-Rae
-Close To You - The Carpenters
-Superstar - The Carpenters
-Get Lucky - Daft Punk
-True Love Will Find You In The End - Daniel Johnston
-Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie
-Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
-No, No, No - Dawn Penn
-Sway - Dean Martin
-Upside Down - Diana Ross
-Jolene - Dolly Parton
-As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
-Spooky - Dusty Springfield
-Autumn Leaves - Edith Piaf
-La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
-Bye Bye Blackbird - Ella Fitzgerald
-Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
-Why Can't You Behave - Ella Fitzgerald
-Blue Moon - Elvis Presley
-Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
-Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
-Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
-American Boy - Estelle
-Ain't Misbehaving - Fats Waller
-Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
-Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
-All Of Me - Frank Sinatra
-Autumn Leaves - Frank Sinatra
-Blue Skies - Frank Sinatra
-Bye Bye, Blackbird - Frank Sinatra
-East Of The Sun - Frank Sinatra
-Everytime We Say Goodbye - Frank Sinatra
-Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
-Fools Rush In - Frank Sinatra
-Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
-Glad To Be Unhappy - Frank Sinatra
-In The Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
-My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
-Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
-Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
-The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
-This Love Of Mine - Frank Sinatra
-Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
-Killing Me Softly - Fugees
-Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder
-Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
-Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
-Everybody's Talking At Me - Harry Nilsson
-Me and My Arrow - Harry Nilsson
-If I Didn't Care - The Ink Spots
-I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - The Ink Spots
-I'll Never Smile Again - The Ink Spots
-Anyone (Who Knows What Love Is) - Irma Thomas
-Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
-These Days - Jackson Browne
-I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
-Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
-Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley
-Lover, You Should’ve Come Over - Jeff Buckley
-All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
-You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford
-Free As A Bird - John Lennon
-Imagine - John Lennon
-Couldn't Love You More - John Martyn
-Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
-Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush
-Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
-You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore
-Perfect Day - Lou Reed
-Satellite of Love - Lou Reed
-What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
-Dream A Little Dream Of Me - The Mamas and The Papas
-Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds
-Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
-She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
-Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
-Loving You - Minnie Riperton
-Sing It Back - Moloko
-Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra
-Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
-Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Nina Simone
-My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
-Sugar In My Bowl - Nina Simone
-The Look Of Love - Nina Simone
-Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
-Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
-Hey Ya - Outkast
-Last Request - Paolo Nutini
-Old Cape Cod - Patti Page
-Black Coffee - Peggy Lee
-Fever - Peggy Lee
-He's a Tramp - Peggy Lee
-Why Don't You Do Right? - Peggy Lee
-Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips
-Glory Box - Portishead
-Creep - Radiohead
-Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
-High and Dry - Radiohead
-Lotus Flower - Radiohead
-There There - Radiohead
-True Love Waits - Radiohead
-You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
-Porcelain - Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
-Be My Baby - The Ronettes
-Please, Please, Please - The Smiths
-Tainted Love - Soft Cell
-Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
-Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
-This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads
-No Scrubs - TLC
-Cosmic Dancer - T-Rex
-Moondance - Van Morrison
Other songs may be added for a small fee.


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£310
Up to 3 hours£450
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From Encore customers:

Sarah H
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Francesca filled in as a last minute replacement due to illness, she was very professional, accommodating had an awesome voice and was amazing on the night.

Paul W
4 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

An excellent singer who was very accommodating and professional. Would recommend Francesca to anyone.

Tasmin C
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Francesca was amazing at our wedding! She learned several new songs just for us, and her repertoire was really lovely. She played our ceremony, drinks reception and our first dance and it really made the day for us. Her voice is absolutely beautiful and so many of our guests commented on how perfect the music was. I'd definitely recommend her!

Robert W
5 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Overall Francesca delivered a great set. Really good mix of songs. Everyone very happy

From other customers:

Samantha J
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Green Ln
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5 out of 5

Hi Francesca - I don’t think I’ve managed to say thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding! You were brilliant!! We had so many lovely comments about your singing. I knew you’d be perfect for what we had planned!

6 years ago

One of the best live sessions of the year!

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