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Gordon Hughes

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Gordon Hughes, Guitarist, Vocalist, Entertainer/ TV & Recording Artiste playing all music types/styles, self contained,live & accoustic
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I am a professional Guitarist/Vocalist, Session musician,Entertainer and Music Producer and Songwriter. I have an established one man show and a 2 piece band featuring live drums called Ritz. I regularly can be seen playing session guitar on Sky TV 2 times weekly on a Wednesday night at 11.00 and then a repeat show on friday at 11am on Sky Tv's 'Keep It Country' Channel 389 , on 'The Janey Kirk Show' in the session band which is recorded live at Dundee's Caird Hall. I have also appeared on a Sky TV with my solo act and the video can be found on this page. I have many years experience in the business playing gigs and venues of all types and to all types and age groups of audience and have a reptoire that ensures everyone can find something to suit in my show. I play and sing all styles of music including , Pop, Rock, Country, Rock, Jazz Blues, Rockn Roll, Ballads, Folk, Traditional and instrumentals. I work with and without backing tracks and also have an accoustic set. Ritz 2 piece band is aimed at functions , corporate events and clubs and hotels and we cover all styles of music including Scottish Traditional dancing for weddings. All fees are negotiable based on gig type and location. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Power rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Glam rock, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Post rock, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Gospel, Country, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Christmas, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Ceillidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Barbershop, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Alternative rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Punk rock, Traditional church music, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate 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, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Sound technician, Fluent improviser, MC, Repetiteur
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Gordon's Song list

My Girl
December 63
Summer Of 69
Impossible Dream
Lets Stick Together
I saw Her Standing There
My Life
Drifters medley
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Peaceful easy Fealing
Wonderful Tonight
Love Train
Movin On Up
For Once In My Life
That's The way I Like It
Give It Up
You can Feel It All Over
Were In This Love Together
Wishing Well
Were Alright
Everything I Do I do It For You
Running With The Night
Walking On Sunshine
Whiter Shade Of pale
Nut Bush City Limits
Three Times A lady
The Hucklebuck
Beautiful Sunday
Out Of Time
When The going Gets Tough
Something about You Baby I Like
Proud Mary
Crackling Rosie
since I left You Baby
Knock On wood
Always & Forever
Never Too Much
The way We Were
Rihnestone Cowboy
Bye Bye Johnny
One Of These Nights
Hotel California
Unchain My Heart
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Country Roads
Rockn Roll Is King
Blue Suede shoes
Roll Over Beethoven
At The Hop
Merry Xmas Evryone
Last Xmas
Mistletoe & wine
Drivin Home For Xmas
I Wish It Could Be Xmas everyday
Slade merry XMas
The Rose
Up Where We Belong
Boogie Wonderland
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
lady In Red
The Fighter
Eye Of The Tiger
Roadhouse Blues
I Drove All Night
Im Doin Fine Now
Nights In White Satin
Lido Shuffle
Lady Hear Me Tonight
Uptown Girl
Walk Of Life
The Loner
Walking By Myself
Devil Woman
My Love Is Like A red Red Rose
Scots Wa Hae
Flower Of Scotland
Mull Of Kintyre
Tears In Heaven
Sympathy ( Uriah Heep )
Play That Funky Music
Mama Told Me Not To Come
Johnny B Goode
Rockn Roll Is King
Rockn All Over The World
Nothin But The Tail Lights
Mustang Sally
Boogie Wonderland
First My Last My Everything
Parisienne Walkways
Let Your Love Flow
Out Of Time
Hotel California
Peaceful easy Feeling
One Of These Nights
Take It To The Limit
Beautiful Sunday
Dance The Night Away
Long Train Running
Stand By Me
Scottish Medley
Gay Gordons dance
Loch Lomond
Twisting The Night Away
All Right Now
Roadhouse Blues
Don't waste My Time
Paper Plane
Sweet Caroline
Hello Again Hello
He Aint Heavy He's My Brother
Dance On
We Don't Talk Anymore
You Give Me Something
You've Got A Friend
Love Really Hurts Without You
Hip To Be square
The Power Of Love
Crocodile Rock
Your Song
Lady In Red
Just The way You Are
Crackling Rosie
Lay Down Sally
Twisting The Night Away
Creepin Up On You
Unchained Melody
Best Of My Love
Taking It Easy
Lido shuffle
Who Loves You Pretty Baby
Unchained melody
Jail House Rock
American Trilogy
Every Breath You Take
I want To Break Free
Dance On
Stand By Me
Mull Of Kintyre
Hold Back The Night
When You walk In The Room
Needles & Pins
The Letter
You Give Me Something
Move On Up
Customer questions

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

Not a problem just let me know and I will adapt to suit the new requirement

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

Yes , there is music playing as required , either background or dance type music to keep an event bouncing along

How much time do you need to set up?

For most gigs I need 45 minutes to set up the equipment and check everything is working etc

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

I will play requests but wont do an audience based on demand type set list

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I use state of art equipment which includes a guitar rig and Bose PA system with monitors/ foldback and digital based PA desk.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes providing its not same day. so simply send me amp3 of the music track and I will learn it to perform at your event. It may require production of a backing track so at least 3 weeks notice is needed in order to put that together. Due to the work involved in creating a backing track from start I have to limit this to only 1 song

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The variety of music and musicianship and professionalism. Also fun and high impact created from performances

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

TV, Radio, Theatres, Clubs, Pubs, Corporate,Hotels Outdoor festivals and performance events

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Gary Moore, Luther Vandross, Barbra Striesland, The Eagles, Status Quo, George Benson, Clint Black, Brad Paisley,Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Joe Bonamassa, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Uriah Heep, Michael Buble

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

I appear on Sky TV weekly on a show that is recorded at Dundees Caird Hall . I have appeared on a number of live radio shows in Scotland playing an accoustic set and I have worked with many many top names in the music business as an act and as a musician on guitar. Its never about profile its all about doing a pro job gig by gig

Gordon's 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£195
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£270
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Private Event
This includes music before the event begins, music and during meal it can be accoustic guitar plus vocal minus backing tracks
Corporate Event
music on arrival ie drinks reception and music following meal or during meal , Part or all can be accoustic guitar plus vocals or 1 man cabaret performance which includes backing tracks. If dnacing required then a discussion on overall gig play time and price is needed.

Gordon's Reviews

From customers:

7 years ago

Outstanding , talented singer & guitarist

Styx C
6 years ago

The best act we have had in our venue and the best New years Eve show we have had in Styx nightclub, and lounge bar. The variety of music performed and sung and the quality of musicianship was unlike anything we have seen. As a function 2 piece band Ritz sounded like a 5 piece band. Gordons abilty to read the crowd and supply a range of music covering all tastes was perfect, and created a great audience response all evening. Its also the first time we havent had any volume problems with an act or band. The inclusion of live drums as a 2 piece band was really different and makes a different impact. The Traditional Scottish music dances and big band numbers had the real feel with the live drums. We booked them immediately for new Year 2018 at the end of the night.

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