Singing guitarist

Gordon Hughes

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Singing guitarist
Dunfermline
Gordon Hughes, Guitarist, Vocalist, Entertainer/ TV & Recording Artiste playing all music types/styles, self contained,live & accoustic

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.

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:
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
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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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Song list

My Girl
December 63
Summer Of 69
Respect
Hello
Impossible Dream
America
Lets Stick Together
I saw Her Standing There
My Life
Drifters medley
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Peaceful easy Fealing
Desperado
Wonderful Tonight
Apache
Wipeout
Love Train
Movin On Up
Summerwind
Summertime
Home
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
Things
Amarillo
Beautiful Sunday
Dance The Night Away
Long Train Running
Stand By Me
Scottish Medley
Gay Gordons dance
Loch Lomond
Twisting The Night Away
Celebration
Human
All Right Now
Roadhouse Blues
Don't waste My Time
Paper Plane
Caroline
Sweet Caroline
Hello Again Hello
He Aint Heavy He's My Brother
Celebration
Albatross
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
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

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

Reviews

From customers:

SKY T, 2 years ago

Outstanding , talented singer & guitarist

Styx C, 1 year 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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