Gary Priestley

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A professional singer with versatility and experience to perform at any event, anywhere with a passion to provide whatever the client wants!
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Gary Priestley has gained huge experience in the music industry singing with top function bands, working with event organisers, toastmasters and performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. With a vast repertoire covering jazz, pop, rock and soul music, Gary's strongest asset is his extensive programme - from the 20's right through to present day hits, spanning decades, giving something for everyone, he even rewrites songs to suit the clients event.. He performs his programme with professionalism, artistry and slickness - linking some songs together for continuity, ensuring the dance floor is packed all night. His mission is to deliver exceptional entertainment. He takes pride in his work and is committed to the highest quality of sound, production and performance. "I can provide varied styles of singing at any event with versatility and professionalism. I have years of experience entertaining in the corporate scene with a top function band, fronting a big band and also working as a solo artist with high quality backing tracks. My passion for what I do is evident in my performance everytime, be it at a top venue with a big band/party band or at a small gathering"

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Tribute, Easy listening, Light music, Christmas
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Singing teaching
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Song list

1. Shake Your Body (Intro)
2. Superstition (Reggae)>>
3. Get Lucky
4. Boogie Wonderland>>
5. September
6. Happy (Brass Stabs)>>
7. Dance With Me Tonight
8. Sweet Home Alabama>>
9. Kingston Town
10. December 63>>
11. Give It Up
12. Play That Funky Music
13. Bamboleo (Spanish)
14. Save The Last Dance (Latino)
15. Land Of A Thousand Dances/Sweet Soul Music
16. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
17. Johnny B Goode
18. Shut Up And Dance
19. Sex On Fire
20. Place Your Hands
21. Mr Brightside
22. All Night Long
Uptown Funk
New York New York
Can’t Take My Eyes Of You 500 Miles
Haven’t Met You Yet
Cry me a river
Summer Wind
Crazy Love
Let There be Love
Call me Irresponsible
St Louis Blues
Feeling Good
Fly me to the moon
Got you under my skin
Recipe for Love
It Had Better be tonight
Ain't that a kick in the head
Let's face the music and dance
Save the last dance
Crazy little thing
Haven't met you yet
Use Somebody (Acoustic)
Black & Gold (Acoustic)
Lady is a tramp
Mack the knife
Can't take that away from me
Save the last dance (Bublé)
Whatever it takes (Bublé)
Everything (Bublé)
Chasing Cars
Ordinary People
You do something to me (Paul Weller)
Your Song (Elton John)
My Girl
Dock of the Bay
Some kind of Wonderful


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
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From Encore customers:

Dawn H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fabulous!

Richard M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't have been more professional & friendly and understood the audience as soon as he walked in. Can't wait to book Gary again, what a legend!!

From other customers:

Dominique B
-199990 year ago

Social Media Testimonials Picture ‘Thank you so much for singing at my 40thBirthday party – you were the absolute star of the evening. Not only are you a great singer but also a fantastic MC – friends have been texting me ever since to say ‘who was that brilliant man and where did you find him?’!! The range of music from a bit of Bublé and Frank then on to Black Eyed Peas and Kings of Leon was perfect and got everyone dancing (even my parents – which is a bloody miracle – I don’t think they’ve been on a dance floor since the 60s!)… I have a vague and slightly embarrassing memory of us all dancing and crooning to Lionel Richie’s ‘All Night Long’…. it was a great – thank you!’

Double D
8 years ago

“We booked Gary on a high recommendation of a friend as the entertainer for the party we were putting on for our two managers who were retiring at the same time. The party consisted of a wide age range of people. Gary was very professional from our first meeting and helped with the structure of the evening to fit in with the plans we had. Gary was very entertaining and kept the evening running perfectly. He is very versatile and adaptable. His singing is superb and he sings a wide genre of music from any decade. With his distinct voice he makes each song his own, he is extremely approachable with great talent. Gary arrived promptly and as well as setting his own equipment up, he also made sure everything else was in place. His friendly nature and sincerity makes you feel at ease, this was very much displayed on the night with all the guests. Even three weeks later, people are still making positive remarks about the night which is all down to Gary’s confident professional skills. Gary was very much a key part of the success of the night and I would highly recommend him.”

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