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.
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Guy has been a working musician for over 15 years so he is highly experienced and very professional. 2022 saw him play over 200 gigs around the UK at many events, weddings, venues & parties. His CV also includes repeat performances at festivals such as Benicassim, Glastonbury, Kendal Calling, & Hop Farm, as well as performing all over Europe and in the U.S. Guy works hard to tailor any performance specifically for the type of event that he is playing at. His song choices always project the appropriate 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 occasion. He is also very attentive to detail, such as being at exactly the right volume, dressing for the occasion, ensuring his equipment is as neat & tidy as it can be, and that he is not taking up any unnecessary space in the venue etc. Guy plays songs that are very well known to people, yet he always likes to put a slight spin onto the versions of these songs, which keeps his sound fresh & unique. Some of Guy’s past & present clients include The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, 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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Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Soul, Pop, Motown, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Folk rock
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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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Guy's Song list

50s / 60s / 70s.
1. Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
2. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot
3. Easy - Commodores
4. Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
5. You’ve Got A Friend - Carole King
6. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
7. Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
8. Magnolia - JJ Cale
9. After Midnight - JJ Cale
10. Down By The River - Neil Young
11. Starman - David Bowie
12. Call Me - Blondie
13. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
14. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
15. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
16. Warm Love - Van Morrison
17. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
18. Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
19. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
20. You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
21. You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
22. Baby Love - The Supremes
23. Break On Through (To The Other Side) - The Doors
24. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
25. Twentieth Century Boy - T-Rex
26. Sunny - Georgie Fame
27. Lust For Life - Iggy Pop
28. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
29. Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
30. Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
31. All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
32. I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
33. Come Together - The Beatles
34. Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles
35. Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
36. You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
37. Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
38. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
39. Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
40. Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
41. Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer’s Wheel
42. The Joker - Steve Miller Band
43. The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
44. You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
45. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
46. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
47. Is This Love? - Bob Marley
48. Let’s Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
49. Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
50. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
80s / 90s.
1. The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
2. Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
3. Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
4. A New England - Billy Bragg
5. Missing - Everything But The Girl
6. California Stars - Wilco
7. Kiss - Prince
8. My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council
9. Times Like These - Foo Fighters
10. Waterfalls - TLC
11. It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over - Lenny Kravitz
12. Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen
13. Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
14. Desire - U2
15. That’s Entertainment - The Jam
16. Tender - Blur
17. Alright - Supergrass
18. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
19. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
20. Sail Away - David Grey
21. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
22. Lucky Man - The Verve
23. There Is A Light That Will Never Go Out - The Smiths
24. This Charming Man - The Smiths
25. Wonderwall - Oasis
26. Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
27. Rockin’ Chair - Oasis
28. Champagne Supernova - Oasis
29. Don’t Let Go - En Vogue
30. No Diggity - Blackstreet
31. The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
32. Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
33. Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
34. Tainted Love - Soft Cell
35. Girl Like You - Edwin Collins
36. Movin' On Up - Primal Scream
37. Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
38. Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
39. Holding Back The Years - Simply Red
1. Sail Away - David Gray
2. Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
3. Check The Meaning - Richard Ashcroft
4. L.S.F - Kasabian
5. Go With The Flow - Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Songbird - Oasis
7. Lord Don’t Slow Me Down - Oasis
8. You're The One - Black Keys
9. Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
10. Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
11. Jesus Etc - Wilco
12. Saturday Superhouse - Biffy Clyro
13. Valerie - The Zutons
14. Yellow - Coldplay
15. Cornerstone - Arctic Monkeys
16. Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
17. Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
18. Dakota - Stereophonics
19. Let it Ride - Run Adams
20. New York New York - Ryan Adams
21. California Waiting - Kings Of Leon
22. McFearless - Kings Of Leon
23. Spread Your Love - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
24. Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
25. All these things that I have done - The Killers
26. Over & Over - Hot Chip
27. Make Luv - Room 5 & Oliver Cheatham
28. Better Together - Jack Johnson
29. Last Nite - The Strokes
30. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
31. Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
2010- Present
1. Liberty Belle - Fontaines DC
2. Roman Holiday - Fontaines DC
3. The 345 - Self Esteem
4. As It Was - Harry Styles
5. Blinding Lights - The Weekend
6. Take My Breath - The Weekend
7. Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
8. Come To Mama - Lady Gaga
9. Silent Running - Gorillaz
10. Don’t Say Its Over - Gaz Coombes
11. Diamond In The Dark - Liam Gallagher
12. Easy Now - Noel Gallagher
13. Through The Echos - Paulo Nutini
14. New Light - John Mayer
15. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
16. Seventeen Going Under - Sam Fender
17. That Sound - Sam Fender
18. R U Mine? - Arctic Monkeys
19. Aviation - The Last Shadow Puppets
20. Exits - Foals
21. Not - Big Thief
22. Zombie - Jamie T
23. Busy Earnin’ - Jungle
24. 7 - Catfish & The Bottlemen
25. Wish You Were Gay - Billie Eilish
26. Pink & White - Frank Ocean
27. Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
28. Gimme Something Good - Ryan Adams
29. Hard To Be Without You - Ryan Adams
30. Keep The Change - Mattiel
31. Everybody Here Hates You - Courtney Barnett
32. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
33. Truth - Alex Ebert
34. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
35. I Can’t Stand It - Blossoms
Christmas Songs
Merry Xmas Everybody - SLADE
Last Christmans - Wham
Lonely This Christmas - Mud
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town - Bruce Springsteen
All I want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Auld Lang Syne - Trad Standard
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.

Guy's Prices

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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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Guy's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Daniel R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Guy was excellent and flexible when it came to moving around because of the weather, which was really appreciated. Thank you very much.

Michelle W
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Guy was amazing and certainly helped to make our party perfect. He has a fabulous voice and very professional. I would definitely recommend him.

Phill B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Guy is a legend - truly an incredible talent. The Puddle Fest is a small annual event dedicated to individuals with complex needs and disabilities for which Guy has become a firm favourite and we hope he'll remain a part of The Puddled team for many years to come.

Lydia V
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired guy for a surprise birthday party. He sounded great, had a great selection of songs in his repertoire and was exactly what we wanted for the night! Would definitely recommend!

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From other customers:

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

Cracking set tonight Guy Thank you!!

Bo W
4 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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