Gavin Clarke

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About / Biography I'm an experienced solo singer/guitarist performer, playing popular covers from the 40's to the present.
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I'm an experienced solo singer/guitarist performer, playing popular covers from the 40's to the present. I perform with accompanying backing tracks, but can perform acoustically if this is preferred! I have gigged extensively the past few years, playing every type of pub, bar, hotel, restaurant, retirement/ care home as well as many private party functions. I have specifically performed in areas around London, Hitchin, Welwyn, St Albans, Ware, and Stevenage in Hertfordshire to popular acclaim. I regularly perform for private functions as the main supplier of singing entertainment for the Mill Green Golf Club for the Miller's Annual Awards Ceremony and their Summer Miller Cup Dinner Dance. Reed Cricket Club, Hash 100 Runners Club Xmas Dinner Dance, Codicote Tennis Club I am a resident singer for the Horse & Groom Pub in Hatfield for their popular Beer & Gin Festivals, and the Galleon Pub in Wolverton Milton Keynes, and a regular returning act for The Hightown Club in Luton. I am happy to travel distances further afield, with enough notice and for an adjusted fee to cover additional time and petrol costs. Whether it be to provide some gentle background music whilst your guests mingle, or to liven up your occasion and get your party going with upbeat popular sing along covers. I have a vast wide ranging repertoire from across the decades that can cover any almost any type of crowd, age group and occasion from 40's to the present. If given enough notice and within reason, I can play special song requests. I can perform acoustically for quieter occasions or with backing tracks for a more busier upbeat party occasions. I have my own high end Column Array PA system - (LD Systems MAUI 28 G2 Column PA System) Ideal for smaller performing areas but still packing a punch for larger venues, sound and lighting equipment. I am fully insured for Public liability insurance and am up to date with PAT testing. I can play 3x40 mins or 2x60 mins sets or be flexible on how you want me to perform them. Whatever may suit your occasion? My fee starts from £150 (local Pub/Club) or £250 (Private Function) dependant on your requirements and distance from my home postcode. I can provide appropriate background music at the beginning, interval and end of the performance via Macbook If you need any more information and want to discuss your arrangements in further detail, then please get in touch ! Previous Artist of the Week on Lemonrock.

Gavin's Reviews

From customers:

Chris A
7 years ago

I booked Gavin for my 65th plus retirement plus wedding anniversary party and he was brilliant, what a talent. He did 3 x 40 minute sessions, starting as just background music as requested and had people dancing in the aisles by his third session. Can highly recommend Gavin and wouldn't hesitate to book him again myself. Thanks for a first class performance Gavin, the party wouldn't have been the same without you. 10/10

Peter E
7 years ago

Another great evening in the pavilion. The feedback from villagers who had not seen him before was 100% positive. They could not believe that it was only him and not a full band they were listening to, which is what you get. His performances never fail to entertain and get people dancing and singing along. I will be booking him again next year.

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Gavin's Song list

500 Miles - The Proclaimers
A Little Respect- Erasure
A song for whoever-The Beautiful South
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
Aint No pleasin you-Chas N Dave
All I have to do is dream-Everley Brothers
All these things that I've Done - The Killers
Always on my mind - Elvis Presley
American Pie-Don McLean
Animals -Maroon 5
Annie's Song - John Denver
Autumn Leaves- Ed Sheeran
Baby can I hold you tonight - Tracy Chapman
Baby Come back-Pato Banton/UB40- Backing Track Only
Baby I love your way
Babylon - David Gray
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
Bohemian Like you - The Dandy Warhols
Bootin Scoot Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
Bread - If
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Bring him home - Les Miserable
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Bye bye Love - The Everly Brothers
California Girls - The Beach Boys(Backing track only)
Can't stop the feeling-Justin Timberlake
Cant Feel my face - The Weeknd
Cant take my eyes off you - Andy Williams
Carol- Chuck Berry (Backing track only)
Centuries -Fall out Boy
Cmon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Cry me a river - Julie London
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Delilah - Tom Jones
Desparado - The Eagles
Dire Straits - So far away
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Dont dream its over - Crowded House
Dont Look back in anger - Oasis
Dont stop me now -Queen
Dont you worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Drugs dont work - The Verve
Elvis Medley-Jhouse Rock/H-Dog/Blue S Shoes/A-Shook Up
Empire state of mind part 2 - Alicia Keys
Everyday-Buddy Hollie
Everything I own -Bread
Everytime we say goodbye-Ella Fitzgerald
Fall at your feet - Crowded House
Falling in Love with you - UB40
Fix you - Coldplay
Forever in blue jeans - Neil Diamond
Freedom-Wham- Backing Track Only
Friday Im in love - The Cure
George Ezra - Blame it on me
Get lucky- Daft Punk-Backing Track Only
Glad All Over - Dave Clark 5
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Goodnight Sweetheart- The Overtones
Groovy kind of love - Phil Collins
Half the World away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy - Pharell Williams
Harvest for the World-The Christians-- Backing Track Only
Havent met you yet - Michael Buble
He aint heavy, He's my brother - The Hollies
Hello Marylou - Ricky Nelson
Help - The Beatles
Help-The Beatles
Hey brother - Avicii
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey there Delilah - The Plain White T's
Home - Michael Buble
Homeward Bound-Simon & Garfunkel
Hotline Bling - Drake
How deep is your love?-Bee Gees/Take That
How to save a life - The Fray
Human - The Killers
I am a Rock - Simon&Garfunkel
I Believe -Frankie Laine
I can see clearly now-Jimmy Cliff
I dont wanna talk about it - Rod Stewart
I drove all night - Roy Orbison
I saw her standing there - The Beatles
I see fire-Ed Sheeran
I wanna hold your hand- the Beatles
I want it that way - Back Street Boys
I'll be your baby tonight-UB40-- Backing Track Only
I'm a believer - The Monkees
I'm doing fine now-New York City-- Backing Track Only
If you could read my mind - Gordon Lightfoot
If your not the one - Daniel Beddingfield
Irish Songs - The Fields of Athenry
Irish Songs - The Wild Colonial Boy
Irish Songs - The Wild Rover
Is this love?- Bob Marley
It must be love - Madness
Its too late - Carole King
Just cant get enough - Depeche Mode-- Backing Track Only
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Kingston Town - UB40
Land of Hope and Glory
Lay all your love on me-Abba - Backing Track Only
Lay Lady Lay- Bob Dylan
Leaving on a Jet Place-John Denver
Let twist again - Chubby Checker
Listen to the music - Doobie Brothers
Locked Away - Red City Feat Adam Levine
Love Hurts - Everly Brothers
Love me for a reason - The Osmonds/Boyzone
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Lucky Man - The Verve
Lyin Eyes - The Eagles
Man on the Moon - REM
Money on my mind - Sam Smith
Moon river -Andy Williams
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
My Destiny - Lionel Richie
My Girl - Madness
My life-Billy Joel
Never gonna give you up-Rick Astley(Backing Track)
Never let her slip away - Andrew Gold
Nobody does it better - Carly Simon
Oh Pretty Woman-Roy Orbison (Backing track only)
Oh what a night - Frankie Valli &The 4 seasons
Only You - Yazoo
Part time lover - Stevie Wonder
Perfect day - Lou Reed
Photograph-Ed Sheeran
Piano Man- Billy Joel
Please please please - The Smiths
Raindrops keep fallin on my head
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Rings of fire - Johnny Cash
Rock the casbah - The Clash
Rock your baby-George McRae
Rocks-Primal Scream
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
Rude- Magic!
Rule the world - Take That
Runaway train - Soul Asylum
Satisfaction-The Rolling Stones(Backing track only)
Save the world tonight - Swedish House Mafia
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
Should I stay or should I go- The Clash
Sittin on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Smile-Josh Groban
Smoke gets in your eyes-The Platters
Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world-Ukele Version
Sonnet - The Verve
Spirit in the sky - Norman Greenbaum
Stand By me - Ben E King
Starman - David Bowie
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Sugar-Maroon 5
Summer of 69 -- Brian Adams-Backing Track Only
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Take good care of my baby - Bobby Vee
Take me home, country roads - John Denver
Take on me - A-Ha
Talk tonight - Oasis
The A-Team - Ed Sheeran
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
The Calling-Wherever you will go
The Greatest day - Take That
The Killing of Georgie Part 1&2 - Rod Stewart
The Man - Aloe Blacc
The most beautiful girl in the world - Charlie Rich
The scientist - Coldplay
The White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynne
There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
This Old House - Shakin Stevens
Ticket to Ride - The Beatles
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Top of the world-Greek Fire
Traffic - Stereophonics
True Love Way-Buddy Holly
Up on the roof - The Drifters
Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson/Bruno Marrs Backing Track Only
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
Vincent-Don Mclean
Wake me up - Avicii
Wake me up before you go go - Wham
Walk of life - Dire Straits
Wartime song Medley-Pack Up/Tipperary/Mother Brown
Wasn't Expecting that-Jamie Lawson
Waterloo sunset - The Kinks
We are young - Fun
We can work it out - The Beatles
What a wonderful World- Sam Cooke
What becomes of the broken hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
When I fall in love - Nat King Cole
When the night feels my song- Bedouin Soundclash
When you're in love with a beautiful woman - Dr Hook
Wicked Game-Chris Isaak
Wild World - Maxi Priest
Will you still love me tomorrow - The Shirelles
Witchita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Wonderwall - Oasis
Xmas Songs- - Christmas Wrapping-The Waitresses
Xmas Songs- -A Winter's Tale - David Essex
Xmas Songs- Driving home for Xmas- Chris Rea
Xmas Songs- Happy Xmas(War is over)-John Lennon
Xmas Songs- I believe in Father Christmas-Greg Lake
Xmas Songs- I wish it could be Xmas Everyday-Wizzard
Xmas Songs- Jingle Bell Rock
Xmas Songs- Last Christmas - Wham
Xmas Songs- Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Xmas Songs- Merry Xmas Everyone-Shakin Stevens
Xmas Songs- Rocking around the Xmas Tree-Brenda Lee
Xmas Songs- When a child is born-Johnny Mathis
Xmas Songs- White Christmas-Bing Crosby
You and me song-The Wannadies
You are my sunshine
You can call me Al-Paul Simon(Backing Track only)
You can get it if you really want - Jimmy Cliff
You really got me - The Kinks
You should be dancing-The Bee Gees-- Backing Track Only
You'll Never Walk Alone-Gerry&The Pacemakers
You've got to hide your love away - The Beatles
Young Girl - Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Your Song - Moulin Rouge Version
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