Singing guitarist

Giovanni Gagliano

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I've been playing in the UK for 13 years and I have lots of Pop/Rock tunes for your event: Queen, Oasis, Elvis, Bowie, Beatles, Stones, etc
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Passionate about singing before even speaking properly (I was 4), I started singing in bands in 1996 and from there I went through a lot of music, people, adventures, fun... I had great experiences during those years with bands like Soul in cage, White Shadows and Mastif. I moved to London in 2011 and I had a great year with the band Hagstone, recording an album and touring in the UK. After that experience I decided to start my solo career and, from that point, I've released with 7 albums. I've been gigging around London as a solo artist for about 11 years, singing my own material and covers. I've played everywhere: festivals, weddings, garden parties, pubs, restaurants, New Year's Eve, birthdays... When I perform I always look for interaction and contact with people. I love people singing back and partying with me, but I can also be "quiet" and play background chilled music if you prefer or the situation requests it. I also have a big list of song (100 +) you can choose from, with different moods, from songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, (Otis Redding, Elvis, The Beatles, Creedence, Queen), lots of stuff from the 90s (Oasis, Robbie Williams, Pearl Jam) to more modern tunes like Coldplay, Stereophonics. I also have many guitars and I can play with the acoustic or the electric, based on the songs or based on your preferences.

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Giovanni's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lyndsey W
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Really great guy, exactly what my party needed, made having everyone together even more special- thanks Gio !

Reply from Giovanni
8 months ago

I really enjoyed the party, great atmosphere and very nice people. Thank you for having me, Lyndsey!

Ricky S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Giovanni was superb. Arrived early to meet us and get a feel for the place, The members have said how pleased they were with him

Reply from Giovanni
9 months ago

Very kind of you , Ricky! And thank you for having me, I really enjoyed the night.

Shena F
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gio was absolutely amazing.... book him, you won't be disappointed

Reply from Giovanni
9 months ago

Thank for your kind words and for having me, Shena! It was a beautiful party.

10 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

He was professional and punctual.

Reply from Giovanni
10 months ago

Thanks for having me!

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From other customers:

Vanessa H
10 months ago, for a Private event in Maidenhead SL6
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5 out of 5

Giovanni played at our Summer Garden party and really got our party going with all different music from 80’s to current songs. Many of our friends joined in with him singing and he enjoyed that which made it so much more fun for everyone! He was great at communicating and professional and easy to get along with. Would definitely recommend, thanks again Giovanni.

Alberto C
10 months ago, for a Private event in Bromley BR1
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5 out of 5

Giovanni was perfect for my Garden party, we had so much fun, thank you!

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Giovanni's Song list

A horse with no name (America)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Crazy little thing called love (Queen)
Don't look back in anger (Oasis)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Runaway train (Soul Asylum)
Have you ever seen the rain (Creedence)
Sympathy for the devil (Rolling stones)
Devil in disguise (Elvis)
Father and son (Cat Stevens)
Losing my religion (R.E.M.)
Save tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Just Older (Bon Jovi)
About a girl (Nirvana)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Don't stop me now (Queen)
Sweet child o' mine (Guns n' roses)
Far behind (Eddie Vedder)
Sitting on the dock of the bay (Otis redding)
You've got to Hide your love away (The Beatles)
The blower's daughter (Damien Rice)
2 steps behind (Def Leppard)
Hard sun (Eddie Vedder)
Wicked game (Chris Isaak)
Where the wild roses grow (Nick Cave)
Every breath you take (The police)
Diamonds on the inside (Ben Harper)
All I want (original)
Ring of fire (Johnny Cash)
Wind of change (Scorpions)
Ironic (Alanis Morisette)
Boulevard of broken dreams (Green Day)
You Shook me all night long (Ac/dc)
Cryin' (Aerosmith)
When you say nothing at all (Ronan Keating)
Last kiss (Pearl Jam)
Always (Bon Jovi)
Wishlist (Pearl Jam)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Knockin' on heaven's door (Bob Dylan)
Still content (original)
Rockin' in the free world (Neil Young)
Patience (Guns n' roses)
Iris (Goo goo Dolls)
About a girl (Nirvana)
Unintended (Muse)
Throw your arms around me (Hunters and the collectors)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
One (U2)
Song 2 (Blur)
Stand By me (Ben E. King)
I'm A Believer (The Monkees)
Circus (Original)
Turn the page (Bob Seger)
With or without you (U2)
Wherever you will go (The calling)
All the small things (Blink 182)
Black (Pearl Jam)
What's up (4 non blondes)
I Walk the line (Johnny Cash)
Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Bad moon rising (Creedence)
Comfortably numb (Pink Floyd)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
The man who sold the world (David Bowie)
Don't cry (Guns n' roses)
Scorned (Original)
Learn to fly (Foo fighters)
Happy Xmas War Is Over (John Lennon)
Sweet home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Creep (Radiohead)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Instant Karma (John Lennon)
You've been a friend to me (Bryan Adams)
Camden town (Original)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Time to change (original)
Wish you were here (Pink Floyd)
Maybe it's time (A star is born)
I can't sleep (Original)
I'll be there for you (Bon Jovi)
Harvest moon (Neil Young)
Set me free (Original)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hard luck woman (Kiss)
39 (Queen)
Love is all around (Wet Wet Wet)
Everlong (Foo fighters)
Still content (original)
Man on the moon (R.E.M)
Like a rolling stone (Bob Dylan)
No time for me (Original)
Under Pressure (Queen / David Bowie)
Paint it black (Rolling stones)
Someday I'll be Saturday night (Bon Jovi)
By your Side (Sebastian Bach)
Nothing else matters (Metallica)
Don't cry (Guns n' roses)
Dead Flowers (Rolling stones)
Please Forgive me (Bryan Adams)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Good Riddance (Green Day)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Stuck In The Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)
High and Dry (Radiohead)
Behind blue Eyes (The Who)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
Come as you are (Nirvana)
Everlong (Foo Fighters)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Not for you (Pearl Jam)
Seven Nation Army (White stripes)
Accidentally In Love (Counting Crows)
Doctor Doctor (UFO)
No time for me (original)
Drops Of Jupiter (Train)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
Hey You (Pink Floyd)
Wake me up when September ends (Green day)
Thank you (Led Zeppelin)
Back in Black (Ac/dc)
Delilah (Tom Jones)
Live Forever (Oasis)
How you remind me (Nickelback)
Where the wild roses grow (Nick Cave)
Wind of change (Scorpions)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Lemon tree (Fool's Garden)
Seven nation army (the white stripes)
The Reason (Hoobastank)
Radio Gaga (Queen)
Gimme some truth (John Lennon)
Falling Slowly (Glen Hansard)
Born in the USA (Bruce Springsteen)
Hey Hey My My (Neil Young)
To be with you (Mr. Big)
You Really got me (The kinks)
You give love a bad name (Bon Jovi)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Otherside (Red hot chili peppers)
Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Should I stay or should I go (The clash)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Lookin' Out My Back Door (Creedence)
Folsom prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Help (The Beatles)

Giovanni's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Wedding proposal
I will learn your favourite song to perform acoustically in front of your partner.
Birthday party
Two performances of up to 50 mins each during your birthday party.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Usually my clients love my setlist, my flexibility, my positive attitude and the interaction I have with people.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Elephants head - Camden Town Camden Lock - Camden Town The kings head - Greenwich The Bedford tavern - Finsbury park Belushi's - Camden/Sheperd's bush The Water rats - King's cross Roadtrip and workshop - Old street Steam passage tavern - Angel The hope and anchor - Islington Faltering fullback - Finsbury Park The William Garland - Caterham And many more...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lots: I would say mainly Queen, Pearl Jam or Iron Maiden. But I have my own style.

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

Hard to choose. In Italy I used to perform in festivals and squares with hundreds of people. In London, maybe the most prestigious place was The water rats in King's cross as Bob Dylan, Oasis and Skunk Anansie performed there as well, in the past.

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

No problem. I'm very flexible, we can work it out!

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

Sure! I can do this for free between sets. If you want this service via my PA I can provide it for an additional £50 per hour.”

How much time do you need to set up?

I'm ready in about 20 minutes.

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

Sure! Also, if you have requests I can try and work it out.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I have my own PA and I can play with both acoustic or electric guitar.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there is a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'll try and work it out. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Classic rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Covers, Acoustic, Pop, Hard rock, Britpop, Indie, Folk, Folk rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Charity event, Birthday party, Concert, Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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