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Farnham
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Professional singer & guitarist performing genres spanning 50's - 00's repertoire!

An accomplished, versatile guitarist with an impressive vocal range, Graham's ability to perform a wide variety of tasteful hits across the 50's - 00's decades span continues to delight ceremony, party and event guests and audiences across the UK and beyond. With over 10 years experience performing solo and in various wedding and function bands Graham's has developed a keen ability to adapt and reinvent songs to suit any occasion, from beautiful, soft instrumental sets to engaging party sessions guaranteed to get guests dancing and singing! From Ray Charles to The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, David Bowie to Daft Punk, The Beatles to Bob Marley, Aretha to Kylie; Graham ensures each client's musical needs are catered for, whether you're enjoying your fist dance as a married couple or dancing the night away with your friends. Besides the usual wedding, civil ceremonies, birthday and private function gigs, Graham has enjoyed playing at iconic venues such as The Troubadour, Portsmouth Guildhall and The London Roundhouse and reached the final stages of ʻLive & Unsigned’ as a solo performer. From wedding receptions to surprise birthday parties and corporate events, Graham's extensive repertoire, adaptability and professional approach is certain to make it memorable! Typical Format Options > 1 x 45 min set > 2 x 45 min set > 3 x 45 min set Other durations can be discussed upon contact. Set-Up Options > Acoustic acapella - perfect for small events/gatherings in intimate venues. > Dual amplified - Ideal for mid-sized events, background music or venues with noise restrictions. > Full PA - the full whammy for mid - large size parties. Also happy to perform songs for special occasions (ceremonies, proposals etc), either selected from repertoire or requested in advance. Get in contact to discuss your event and get a tailored quote!

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 while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Funk, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Originals
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Instruments:
Guitar, Singer
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Producer
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Song list

George Ezra - Shotgun
Ed Sheeran - Hearts Don't Break Around Here
Elbow - One Day Like This
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Madness - It Must Be Love
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
The Police - Walking On The Moon
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Charlie Puth - Attention
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Robbie Williams - Angels
James Morrison - Better Man
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
The Beatles - She Loves You
Oasis - Wonderwall
Jeff Beck -Hi Ho Silver Lining
The Bluetones - Slight Return
David Bowie - Starman
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Incubus - Drive
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Impressions - People Get Ready
Jonas Blue - Polaroid
The Beatles - In My Life
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Die For You
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
John Legend - All Of Me
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again
Sting - Fields Of Gold
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Paul Weller - Science
John Martyn -May You Never
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain
James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Paul Weller - You Do Something To me
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
Louis Prima - I Wana Be Like You
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Ben E King - Stand By Me
The Temptations - My Girl
Amy Winehouse - Mr Magic
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Van Morrison - Moondance
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
The La's - There She Goes
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Johnny Cash - A Satisfied Mind
Stereophonics - I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
The Jam - Town Called Malice
Faces - Ooh La La
The Band - The Weight
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Customer questions

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

Provided this is communicated as far in advance as possible this shouldn't be a problem. Being adaptable is part of being a musician!

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

Can provide this between sets at no extra charge. Additional £100 if requiring this service after final set.

How much time do you need to set up?

15mins set up for acoustic amplifier. 45mins set up for full PA system.

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

Very experienced at tailoring set lists to suit the occasion or event brief but happy to discuss specific songs to be included to ensure your event is as memorable as possible : )

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, all equipment provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song(s) not within my current repertoire, I am happy to learn this given enough notice in advance (no less than 2 weeks before event date).

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights include....London Roundhouse, Portsmouth Guildhall, Princes Hall Aldershot, London Troubadour, The Bedford Balham.

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)£40
Up to 1 hour£165
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£480
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£210
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
£335

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Diane F, 1 month ago

Graham was great ! Very pleased with his performance, he was very pleasant to deal with , did everything asked of him , would definitely recommend him !!!

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Diane F, 1 month ago

Graham was great ! Very pleased with his performance, he was very pleasant to deal with , did everything asked of him , would definitely recommend him !!!

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Claire T, 2 months ago

My 50th birthday wouldn't have been the same without Graham! He has a great repertoire and can certainly sing but above all, he is just a really nice guy! Graham was very professional with communicating with myself prior to the event and came early to make sure he could set up. I have had numerous requests from my guests for his details who thoroughly enjoyed him entertaining us. I cannot recommend him highly enough, once again Graham, thanks for all your help in making my evening extra special!

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Inka K, 4 months ago

We booked Lumino Tones to perform at our after-ski night and competition awards ceremony. The duo were exceptional, performing a tasteful selection of songs to suit the occasion. Elina and Graham were even able to perform a few attendee on the spot song requests which went down very well. Overall, everyone enjoyed the entertainment, the highlight of the night being everyone joining in to sing 'We Are The Champions' together. I’d definitely recommend Lumino Tones for similar events!

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