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Professional singer & guitarist providing exceptional live music for your event or occasion!

An accomplished, versatile guitarist with an impressive vocal range, Graham's ability to perform a wide variety of tasteful hits across the decades and genres continues to delight wedding, corporate event and private party guests across the UK and beyond. With over 10 years experience performing solo and in various wedding and function bands, Graham 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, hen doo's 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 A cappella - 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 specific songs for special occasions (ceremonies, proposals etc), either selected from repertoire or requested to be learnt in advance. Get in contact today to discuss your event and get a tailored quote! Reasons to book: > Experienced, versatile singer and guitarist. > Range of sound setup options to suit any venue, including dual amplified or full PA set-up. > Full Public Liability Insurance coverage. > Special song requests accepted.*

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
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, Light music, Easy listening
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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, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Amy Winehouse - Mr Magic
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Andy Williams - Moon River
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Bill Haley & His Comets - Shake, Rattle & Roll
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - I Shot The Sheriff
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Charlie Puth - Attention
Chas & Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Bowie - Starman
Dion - The Wanderer
Ed Sheeran - Hearts Don't Break Around Here
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
George Ezra - Shotgun
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Incubus - Drive
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Morrison - Better Man
James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jeff Beck -Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
John Legend - All Of Me
John Martyn - May You Never
Johnny Cash - A Satisfied Mind
Jonas Blue - Polaroid
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
Louis Prima - I Wana Be Like You
Lumineers - Ho Hey !
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Madness - It Must Be Love
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Nirvana - About A Girl
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Paul Weller - You Do Something To me
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radiohead - High & Dry
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Die For You
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Robbie Williams - Angels
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Roy Orbison - You Got It
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Stereophonics - I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Sting - Fields Of Gold
The Band - The Weight
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Beatles - Help!
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Here, There & Everywhere
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - She Loves You
The Bluetones - Slight Return
The Clash - Guns of Brixton
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Faces - Ooh La La
The Impressions - People Get Ready
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Kinks - All Day & All Of The Night
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
The La's - There She Goes
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Strokes - Someday
The Temptations - My Girl
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Moondance
Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again
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.


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


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Diane F, 5 months 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, 5 months 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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Anne M, 1 month ago

Graham played for my 40th birthday party. He is an excellent guitarist, has a lovely voice and accommodated all of my song requests (including Stevie Wonder). Very professional, prompt communication when booking the event, would not hesitate to recommend!

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Emma A, 2 months ago

Graham performed at our care home. A lovely talented guy, perfect song selection and interaction. The residents loved having him perform for them.

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