Singing guitarist

Guy Connor

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Highly experienced & very professional, Guy delivers Rock, Pop & Soul covers with his deep & soulful voice & intricate guitar playing.
Singing guitarist
Manchester
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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 & present clients include The Lowry Hotel, New World Trading Company, Marriott Hotels, Hotel Indigo, Manchester Airport, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Pizza Express & Jack Daniels, plus many weddings, corporate events & private parties up and down the UK.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
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.
Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
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
Thinking About You - Sister Sledge
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
Come Together - The Beatles
Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
Eight Days A Week - 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
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
80s / 90s.
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
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
Wonderwall - Oasis
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
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Girl Like You - Edwin Collins
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Movin' On Up - Primal Scream
2000s - Present.
That Sound - Sam Fender
Songbird - Oasis
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
7 - Catfish & The Bottlemen
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
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?

Yes.

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.

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£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Packages
One 45 Min Set
Full PA System
£120
Two 45 Min Sets
Full PA System
£240
Three 45 Min Sets
Full PA System
£360

Add-ons

3 New Songs Learned
+£60
DJ set
+£200
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Phill B
2 days ago
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5 out of 5

Guy is an incredibly talented artist who delivers above and beyond..... we are very much looking forward to booking again.

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Mark D
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

A very takented musician that I would highly recomnend. Anyone looking to book Guy will not be dissapointed. Thanks Guy for helping to make our celebration special.

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Charlotte
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely wonderful, it took us a while to pick an acoustic musician for our wedding as we both have very particular music taste and didn’t want a cheesy wedding singer! Guy sounded great and I was so impressed with his cover of led zeppelin that he learnt for my walk into the ceremony. Would definitely recommend him :)

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Paul G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Simply put, Guy was awesome. Stepping out of the car and hearing Guy singing over the noise of our friends and family already having a great time, set the tone perfectly. His set list was perfect, his professionalism was first class, he’s a talented, talented musician, and a lovely fella too. Everyone loved him, he started the party in the most perfect way. Thank you Guy.

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Scott M
3 years ago, for a Private event in Stretford
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5 out of 5

Cracking set tonight Guy Thank you!!

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Bo W
3 years ago, for a Private event in Manchester
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5 out of 5

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

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