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Guy Connor

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Highly experienced & very professional, Guy delivers Rock, Pop & Soul covers with his deep & soulful voice & intricate guitar playing.
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Hello! My name is Guy and I have been a working musician for over 15 years, so I am highly experienced and very professional. Last year saw me play over 100 gigs around the UK at many events, weddings, venues & parties. My CV also includes repeat performances at festivals such as Benicassim, Glastonbury, Kendall Calling, & Hop Farm, as well as performing all over Europe and in the U.S. I work hard to tailor any performance specifically for the type of event that I’m playing at, to make sure I choose the songs to project the right vibe and tone to best complement the client’s desired effect. To be either upbeat, or relaxed to suit the given time of day, mood & style of event. I am very attentive to detail, such as being at exactly the right volume, dressing for the occasion, ensuring my equipment is as neat & tidy as it can be, and that I’m not taking up any unnecessary space in the venue etc. I try to choose songs that are very well known to people, yet not always what they might expect to hear, and I always try to put a slight spin onto the versions of these songs, which keeps my sound fresh & unique. I am completely self contained, punctual & very reliable, and I always make sure my performance is the best that it can be. I am based in Manchester in the North West. Some of my past clients include Marriott Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Manchester Airport, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Pizza Express & Jack Daniels, plus many weddings up and down the UK.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Soul, Pop, Motown, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Folk rock
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

50s / 60s / 70s.
Tracks Of My Tears - Smoky Robinson
Easy - Commodores
Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
You’ve Got A Friend - Carole King
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Magnolia - JJ Cale
After Midnight - JJ Cale
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Warm Love - Van Morrison
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
Baby Love - The Supremes
Break On Through (To The Other Side) - The Doors
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Twentieth Century Boy - T-Rex
Sunny - Georgie Fame
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
Come Together - The Beatles
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer’s Wheel
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
Heroes - David Bowie
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
80s / 90s.
California Stars - Wilco
Kiss - Prince
My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Waterfalls - TLC
It Over Till It’s Over - Lenny Kravitz
Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
Desire - U2
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Tender - Blur
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Luck Man - The Verve
There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out - The Smiths
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Don’t Let Go - En Vogue
No Diggity - Blackstreet
The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Boy’s Don’t Cry - The Cure
Talk Tonight - Oasis
Whatever - Oasis
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Girl Like You - Edwin Collins
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Killer - Seal
Movin' On Up - Primal Scream
Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
2000s - Present.
That Sound - Sam Fender
You're The One - Black Keys
Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
Wish You Were Gay - Billie Eilish
Gimme Something Good - Ryan Adams
Hard To Be Without You - Ryan Adams
Pink & White - Frank Ocean
Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
Ship To Wreck - Florence & The Machine
Valerie - The Zutons
Everybody Here Hates You - Courtney Barnett
Keep The Change - Mattiel
Cornerstone - Arctic Monkeys
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Come To Mama - Lady Gaga
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Last Nite - The Strokes
Aviation - The Last Shadow Puppets
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
I Can’t Stand It - Blossoms
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
Busy Earnin’ - Jungle
Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Rats In The Wall - Ryan Adams
California Waiting - Kings Of Leon
Spread Your Love - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Make It Wit You - Queens Of The Stone Age
Over & Over - Hot Chip
Zombie - Jamie T
If You Wanna - The Vaccines
All These Things That I Have Done - The Killers
Customer questions

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

No problem at all, just get back in touch with your new times.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins.

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

Yes, no problem.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am completely self contained - all I require is access to a mains power supply.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes no problem. I would charge an extra £20 per new song.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My song choices are always hugely complemented by clients. I like to play well known tunes that might not always be heard regularly by cover artists - so often people are pleasantly surprised by what they hear. I also get praised very often for my voice as well.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been playing a long time, so there would be too many to list! but a few stand out venues are The Ritz, The academy & The Deaf Institute in Manchester. I have also played some pretty unusual places too in the past such as The Lowry Cinema, and Manchester Airport!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

For solo acoustic performances I would say Neil Young, Paul Weller, John Martyn & Van Morrison...

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

I played the main stage whilst the sun was setting at Benicassim festival in Spain.


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
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Julie B, 1 year ago

We booked Guy for an after dinner corporate event, the perfect end to our Celebration. Great Music that everyone enjoyed and commented on. Good response to questions beforehand which put us at ease, went to see Guy perform in Manchester before the event and had no doubt he would be just what we wanted. Would use him at future events and definitely recommend him.

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Paul R, 1 year ago

Great singer would highly recommend thanks again

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Scott M, 2 years ago

Cracking set tonight Guy Thank you!!

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Bo W, 2 years ago

Thank you for making our night extra special Guy! Everyone loved your singing!

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