Graham Russ

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Professional singer & guitarist providing exceptional live music for your event or occasion.
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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 Portsmouth Guildhall, Exeter Cathedral and The London Roundhouse, and reached the final stages of ʻLive & Unsigned’ as a solo performer. From wedding receptions to surprise birthday parties, functions and corporate events, Graham's extensive repertoire, adaptability and professional approach is certain to make it memorable! Set-Up Options > Acoustic A cappella - perfect for wedding ceremonies, proposals, smaller events/gatherings or any outdoor event where power is not readily available (e.g glamping hen parties). > Dual amplified - Ideal for mid-sized events, larger ceremonies, background music or venues with noise restrictions. > Full PA - the full whammy for large size parties or events! 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.*

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Graham's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Andy W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5


Mary S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Graham’s performance on the house patio was simply sensational. I cannot thank him enough for starting the birthday party with such wonderful songs, beautifully sung. He is also an excellent communicator with our guests who all commented on the wonderful singing voice. Highly recommended- thank you Graham.

Daryl C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Just perfect. Graham was very easy to use. He provided a thoroughly professional and most enjoyable afternoon of music. Everyone was most impressed by his range of music and talent. Would definitely use him again and recommend him to family and friends. Thank you Graham x

Stephen J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Graham was brilliant! I was not sure what song list would work with my guests so I left it with him and he did not disappoint, great singing, interaction with the crowd and thoroughly pleasant person to work with! Thank you!

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Kim C
7 months ago, for a Birthday party in Kirdford
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5 out of 5

Thank you Graham for a great evening of 60s music. Kevin the birthday boy enjoyed the music and so did we all by singing and dancing to your great entertainment, we would all like to thank you for a fantastic evening and would recommend you highly.

Adam D
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Villiers Barn Wedding Venue Grove Farm
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5 out of 5

I booked Graham when I proposed to serenade my fiancée so it was only right we had him at our wedding day 2.5 years later!! Everybody loved his set which he played in sweltering heat and he even took the time to prepare a backing track for my teenage sister-in-law prior to the wedding so she could rehearse and sing live with him on the day. He’s a hero. We love him. Thanks Graham!

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Graham's Song list

** 00's & Current **
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Amy Winehouse - Mr Magic
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Charlie Puth - Attention
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - Hearts Don't Break Around Here
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran/Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
Florence & The Machine - You Got The Love
George Ezra - Shotgun
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Morrison - Better Man
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Legend - All Of Me
Jonas Blue/Stellar/Payne - Polaroid
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Lumineers - Ho Hey !
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Rag n Bone Man - Human
Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Die For You
Sam Smith - Dancing With A Stranger
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
The Strokes - Someday
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Tom Walker - Better Half of Me
** 90's **
Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Incubus - Drive
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Madness - It Must Be Love
Nirvana - About A Girl
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paul Weller - You Do Something To me
Radiohead - High & Dry
Radiohead - No Surprises
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Robbie Williams - Angels
Savage Garden - To The Moon & Back
Stereophonics - I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
Sting - Fields Of Gold
The Bluetones - Slight Return
The Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There
The Verve - Lucky Man
The Wannadies - You & Me Song
Tom Waits - Picture In A Frame
** 80's **
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Erasure - A Little Respect
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Madness - Baggy Trousers
Paul McCartney - One Of These Days
Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Roy Orbison - You Got It
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The La's - There She Goes
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Proclaimers - I'm Gona Be (500 Miles)
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
** 70's **
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bob Marley - Waiting In Vain
Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens - Wild World
David Bowie - Starman
Eric Idle - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Lennon - Imagine
John Martyn - May You Never
Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
Neil Young - Heart Of Gold
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Queen - You're My Best Friend
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
T-Rex - We Love To Boogie
The Clash - Guns of Brixton
The Faces - Ooh La La
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar
Van Morrison - Moondance
** 60's **
Andy Williams - Moon River
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Bill Haley & His Comets - Shake, Rattle & Roll
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Dion - The Wanderer
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
Jeff Beck -Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Kenny Rogers - Just Dropped In
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
Louis Prima - I Wana Be Like You
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Band - The Weight
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
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 - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - She Loves You
The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
The Impressions - People Get Ready
The Kinks - All Day & All Of The Night
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones - Play With Fire
The Temptations - My Girl
Tom Jones - Delilah
Tom Jones - Green Green Grass of Home
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
** 30's - 50's **
Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Buddy Holly - Everyday
Dean Martin - Singin' In The Rain
Ella Fitzgerald - Ain't Misbehavin'
Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill
Harry McClintock - Big Rock Candy Mountains
Johnny Cash - A Satisfied Mind
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Nina Simone - Love Me Or Leave Me
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again

Graham's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£45
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£450
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. NB: applies only to wedding receptions within 40 mile radius of home base.
Wedding ceremony package
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. NB: applies only to wedding ceremonies within 40 mile radius of home base.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Professionalism in performance, variety of songs and genres and getting the guests/crowd dancing and singing whenever appropriate!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights include....London Roundhouse, Portsmouth Guildhall, Exeter Cathedral, The Belfry.

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 dual 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).
Covers, Folk, Folk rock, Pop, 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, Traditional English folk
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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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Audio engineer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Producer, Instrumental teaching
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