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Professional singer & guitarist providing exceptional live music for your event or occasion.
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Ipswich
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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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 The Troubadour, 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 mid - 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.*

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, 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, Traditional English folk
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Instruments:
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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

** 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 - Sing
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
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
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 **
Eric Clapton - Old Love
Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Incubus - Drive
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Lonestar - Amazed
Madness - It Must Be Love
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
Nirvana - About A Girl
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paul Weller - You Do Something To me
Radiohead - High & Dry
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
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
Chas & Dave - Ain't No Pleasing You
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
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 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
Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens - Wild World
David Bowie - Starman
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
Eric Idle - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Elvis - Burning Love
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
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
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 - I Love To Boogie
The Clash - Guns of Brixton
The Commodores - Three Times A Lady
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Faces - Ooh La La
The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
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 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 - 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
Johnny Mathis - Twelfth of Never
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
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).

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£200
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£450
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£20
Available services
DJ set
+£100

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Dale P, 9 months ago

Graham was punctual, friendly and put on a great set for our private party. Comms were excellent and booking through the site was a breeze. A very talented musician with a great personality who I would highly recommend. Would book again.

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, 1 year 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 year 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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Charlotte H, 3 months ago

We hired Graham for a birthday BBQ with family and friends in our garden. He was brilliant! We requested a list of songs ranging from modern hits to 1940s classics. Graham can sing a diverse range of songs and the music really complimented our afternoon celebrations. Graham provided beautiful background music ensuring the party had a nice relaxed vibe, I would highly recommend booking Graham for your event!

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Emma S, 4 months ago

Graham sang at my husbands 40th, excellent repertoire, really engaged with an audience of all ages (including lots of under 5’s who wanted to be part of the band). Very accommodating including staying on an extra hour and a really lovely chap to boot. Thank you Graham, we will definitely use you again!

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