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About George

Crooner and Master of Ceremonies
Singer
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Hello and welcome to my Encore home page! As an ex West End performer I have extensive experience in live performance and as my reviews suggest I always strive to create a special and memorable atmosphere for you and your guests. I'm based in London and specialise in Jazz /Swing standards and classic songs that are loved the world over. I have collaborated with other well known British artists including George Michael and Elton Johns producer Gus Dudgeon and have also appeared as Ritchie Valens in the hit WEST END musical BUDDY. I’m a former X Factor contestant reaching the final in the older`s category along side the shows winner, Alexandra Burke. I perform to very sophisticated backing tracks and my equipment is compact, state of the art and the sound is 100 percent professional. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions or special requests, I also offer discounts for regular or ongoing bookings. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party
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Other skills:
MC
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Song list

Crooner / Sinatra / Easy Listening
1. Under My Skin - Sinatra
2. Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra
3. Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
4. Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
5. Somewhere Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
6. You Make Me Feel So Young - Sinatra
7. Summer Wind. - Sinatra
8. Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
9. Anything Goes - Sinatra
10. L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
11. New York New York - Sinatra
12. Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps - Doris Day
13. Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presely
14. Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley
15. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
16. Cry Me A River
17. Every Time We Say Goodbye
18. Misty - Jonny Mathis
19. Spanish Eyes - Jonny Mathis
20. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Well known Classics (Jazz/ Pop)
1. Quando, Quando, Quando - Michael Buble
2. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
3. I Only Have Eyes For You - Flamingos
4. One More Try - George Michael
5. Your Song - Elton John
6. Stand By Me - Ben E King
7. Thats Amore - Dean Martin
8. One More Try - George Michael
9. Hello Again - Niel Diamond
10. Wild Is The Wind - Jonny Mathis
11. The First Time Ever I saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
12. Bésame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli
13. Wake Me Up - Avicii
14. Close To You - Carpenters
15. Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps - Doris day
16. Sweet Caroline - Niel Diamond
17. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
18. No More - Elvis Presely
19. If I Never Sing Another Song - Joe Longthorne
20. Red Red Wine - UB40
21. I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Customer questions

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

No problem I try my best to be flexible, If timings change slightly on the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a popular request, I offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 45 mins before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I am happy to have a discussion and find what works best for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes everything, thankfully with todays technology the equipment needed for a live performance is minimal, I pride myself in delivering a big sound with only minimal equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I create a great atmosphere and sing popular songs that everyone loves.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Novello Theatre London Sky Bar, Hotel MiM (Barcelona) Hippodrome Casino (London) Casa Vilella (Barcelona) Finca Mas Solers (Barcelona) Sarm West studios (London)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

George Michael and Franks Sinatra

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

I Played Ritchie Valens in the West End cast of BUDDY, I have also recorded at Sarm West studios with George Michael.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£420
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£500

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Peter M, 1 year ago

Excellent, great singer very helpful

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Howard C, 1 year ago

George is a wonderful singer and entertainer, his choice of repertoire was perfect and very uplifting for our senior audience, thank you so much George! Howard Chapman Wellbeing Coordinator Age UK Barnet

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Simona R, 2 years ago

George has performed regularly at the Hotel Casa Vilella, his Sinatra set was a particular delight to our discerning guests this summer.

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