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Gordon is one of the UK's finest and most versatile vocalists, with over 7 years experience. Sings with guitar, piano and backing tracks.

Gordon Robertson is one of Scotland's finest and most versatile vocalists, with over 7 years experience as a performer at corporate events, weddings, parties, music venues, festivals and tribute nights. He is in high demand throughout the UK, having played over 70 gigs in the last 12 months, and he always impresses with his ability to entertain and involve an audience from the outset, regardless of the event or style of music. His first main act is as a vocalist playing acoustic guitar, and performing a selection of hits and floor-fillers from the 50s right through to the present day chart toppers. Some of these can also be accompanied by professional quality backing tracks to fill out the sound spectrum where appropriate, but the acoustic show is equally entertaining on it's own. This makes it a very adaptable show, to fit venues big and small, and suit parties of 10 or 200! Gordon specialises in his ability to capture the nuances of each of the large variety of vocal styles that he performs, and yet still leave a flavour of his own personality too. His long list of vocal training qualifications and years of experience perfecting his vocal technique allow him the versatility to sing a big hitting Rock ballad, and then follow that up with a soft and understated jazz standard, or a Motown hit. Most importantly, as a seasoned wedding band front-man, Gordon understands the set-list required to fill a dance floor and keep it that way. The second act that Gordon provides is as one of the UK's most authentic Michael Bublé Tribute Artists. Unlike many other 'sung-only' tribute acts, Gordon really becomes Bublé for the duration of the performance, including all of the charisma, charm and chat that you'd expect to hear at one of the Canadian Crooner's arena shows, in his native Canadian accent. This always involves lots of audience interaction and participation, perfect for making a fuss of those celebrating an engagement, hen-do, birthday or anniversary! And of course, Gordon's ability to mimic Bublé's velvet voice, and produce the exciting vocals at the high end of the big-band numbers or the Pop tunes that Bublé writes really does allow audiences to suspend their disbelief and join Michael in having a blast at each and every gig. Gordon also offers a non-tribute Cabaret show which is perfect for social clubs and hotel entertainment both in the UK and abroad, and also has experience providing a 'singing telegram' or 'singagram' service, specially learning songs to surprise that loved one in restaurants, bars, or basically anywhere! Finally, at all gigs (except singing telegram), he offers a full professional quality PA system and lighting at no extra cost, with iPod/phone connectivity to play music chosen by clients for starts/ends/breaks. He can also for an extra fee provide a DJ service to accompany any of his acts and complete a night's entertainment. For a performer who, whatever the act, whatever the event, will give the finest of vocal performances, and leave any crowd shouting for more, your really need look no further than Gordon Robertson.

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
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:
Christmas, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Karaoke, Motown, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity 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, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

I Won't Give Up
Im Yours
Love For a Child
Vodka Lemon Lime (orig)
As the Batteries Run Dry (orig)
Beyond the Painted Lines (orig)
Stay (orig)
A Younger Branch (orig)
I Don't Want to Leave You (orig)
Wandering Lamb (orig)
Mean Old Moon
Bonnie (from Bonnie & Clyde Musical)
Suddenly (from Les Mis Movie)
Angels
Better Man
She's The One
All of Me (jazz standard)
Home
Haven't Met You Yet
Caledonia
Everything
All These Things That I've Done
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Thinking Out Loud
Wonderful Tonight
Stuck In the Middle
Folsom Prison Blues
Town Called Malice
My Girl
She's Electric
Brown Eyed Girl
Dakota
I'm a Believer
Teenage Dirtbag
Mr Brightside
Sex on Fire
Castle on the Hill
Champagne Supernova
Iris
Goodbye Time
Fields of Gold
Perfect
Take Me Out
Summer of '69
Let's Stick Together
Uptown Funk
Walk of Life
Customer questions

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

No problem. Happy to be flexible and discuss the changes, so don't worry!

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

Yup, this is a really popular request, and I offer this service as standard free of charge. I do also have a DJ option that I can supply at a small extra fee for after my performance

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to have 1 hour, but realistically I can get it all done in about 45 minutes. It depends how easy the load-in to your venue is, but I've never encountered a venue where it added more than about 15 minutes onto the overall set-up time.

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

Generally, I don't recommend to clients that they hand-pick the entire set, for the simple reason that my set lists are tried, tested and proven to work well - they fill the dance-floor and have something for most people's tastes. That said, please do let me know your favourite genres, and if you have some requests, of course I'll include them where possible

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yup, I'm fully self-contained. All I need is power!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

As above, I usually will include a song or two as requests for an event wherever possible. And for weddings I learn ceremony/first dancs requests as standard.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The compliments I receive most often at gigs are about the quality of my voice, my choice of set-list/songs, and my engagement or interaction with the guests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everywhere from Hillsborough Stadium, to the SECC in Glasgow. Many big hotel groups like Radisson Blu, Hilton, Village Hotels, Dakota Hotels and more. Also a whole host of pubs, bars, restaurants and live music venues including King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Audio, Stereo, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and the NEC Arena in Birmingham.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Michael Bublé Ed Sheeran Jason Mraz Queen Frank Sinatra Tony Bennett Ella Fitzgerald John Owen Jones Samantha Barks Jeremy Jordan Bruno Mars

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

I played at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall which is one of Glasgow's largest live music venues. I also played at the Scottish SME Awards, and the Made in Scotland Awards, as well as for a huge building and construction industry event at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.

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)£94
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Available services
DJ set
+£150

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Arlene M, 5 months ago

We are so happy that we got Gordon to perform at our party. His voice, choice of music, professionalism were all excellent. He made our party what it was! I would highly recommend Gordon and hope to be able to book him again for any future events that we may have.

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Kayley R, 6 months ago

We had a lovely time with Gordon, his music was fab. I would highly recommend him!

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Angela M, 1 year ago

Gordon was a fantastic entertainer, guests loved him from start to finish and all have commented on him! He made a huge impact on our day! Thank you so much Gordon you really were amazing!

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Steve R, 1 year ago

Gordon was an absolute delight to have play piano and sing at our wedding. He surpassed expection and is such a lovely guy. He has an amazing voice and lovely style. We would highly recommend him.

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Maureen I, 3 years ago

Gordon Robertson is a real professional. He helped make my daughter's wedding day special at Glenskirlie Castle. Nothing was a bother and he is an amazing singer and a pleasure to deal with. What a treat for all our guests.

Rebecca O, 2 years ago

I would highly recommend Gordon to play at any kind of function, small or large. We hired Gordon to play at a private dinner function for my dads 60th birthday back in November 2017.  My dad did not want a big party in a hall for his birthday, and instead hoped for something more intimate with his nearest and dearest. However knowing how much he loves a good dance and sing song, we wanted to make the occasion super special with some live musical entertainment. Hiring Gordon for the occasion did just that.  Gordon was very flexible with timings and how long his sets would last. He quietly set up at the back of the function suite without any disturbance to the meal. He was very friendly and accommodating and played a mixture of classic 70’s and 80’s hits, as well as some recent chart toppers. There was something for everyone. Gordon has a great voice, which is further advanced by his sound and lighting systems, and his engaging charm.  Everyone attending the function had a fantastic night, and felt that Gordon’s entertainment really made the night what it was. I would not hesitate to hire Gordon for any future events that I decide to host.  Thanks again Gordon! 

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