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About Ian

Professional Multi instrumentalist/vocalist, Currently performing solo and with top Wedding/Party/Function Band Northern Vinyl/Gig Machine
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2015 to current Bass/Lead Vocals for function/wedding band Northern Vinyl/Gig Machine whilst playing free lance for a variety of other acts 2019 Performing and writing as 'Hooby and the Yabbit' first release 'Out of Time' available on Bandcamp, whilst gigging in support of this release 2018-2019 toured EU/UK with American rock artiste Adam Bomb 2009-2015 Bass player/Vocalist for Pink Floyd Tribute 'Off The Wall' performing many shows around the world and UK 2012-2012 Drummer/Vocalist for Thin Lizzy Tribute Limehouse Lizzy 2006-2012 Bass/Drums for 'Rockaoke' performing at weddings/corporate functions/parties all over the UK 2005-2012 Peripatetic Music Teacher schools in Wakefield and Doncaster districts 2001-2008 Community Musician working with disadvantaged young musicians in the Wakefield district 1999-2001 Drummer/Vocalist for the Eagles tribute band 'The B'eagles' touring the UK Ireland and UAE

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Gospel, Triphop, Ambient, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, Folk, Country, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Bluegrass
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, Transcription, MC, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Musicologist
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Song list

Below is my Solo Acoustic set, please regard this as an example of the tunes and music I am familiar with.
Happy Together The Turtles
Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles
The Chain Fleetwood Mac
I Got a Women Ray Charles
My Girl The Temptations
Ain’t no Sunshine Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together Al Greene
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Living on a Prayer ballad style Bon Jovi
History One Direction
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Mr Brightside (swing) – The Killers
Everlong Foo Fighters
Tiny Dancer Elton John
We Found Love Ed Sheeran
Shape of You Ed Sheeran
You do something to me Paul Weller
Broken Stones Paul Weller
Take it easy The Eagles
That’s All Right Mama Elvis Presley
This is a man’s world James Brown
My Generation The Who
Stand by me Ben E King
Valerie Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Marry you Bruno Mars
Up Town Funk Bruno Mars
Let’s Stick Together Roxy Music
How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) Marvin Gaye
Don’t stop me now (Swing) Queen
Three little birds Bob Marley
Go put your records on Corinne Bailey Rae
I Wan’na Be Like You Jungle Book
I just want to make love to you Etta James
Baby I love you Ronnettes/Ramones
Happy Pharrel Williams
You make my dreams come true Hall and Oates
Highway to hell AC/DC
Rock n Roll Led Zeppelin
Saw her standing there (Swing) Beatles
Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Matchbox Carl Perkins
20 Flight Rock Eddie Cochran
C’est La Vie Chuck Berry
Twist and Shout Beatles
Blues Brothers
Everybody needs somebody
She caught the Katy
Gimme some loving
Pink Floyd
Wish you were here
Comfortably numb
Irish Songs
Galway Girl
Dirty old Town
The Irish Rover
The Fields of Athanrye
Whiskey In The Jar
Customer questions

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

I'm able to offer a flexible service. I've performed all over the world and at all types of functions so I know occasionally, or even usually, things don't always go to plan.

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

I certainly can, bring some wires though just in case. This is free of charge throughout the booking period. So, for example, if I'm booked from 8 until 11 pm, there'll be no charge for an iPod service during that time. If you require it for longer than the booking period. we can make arrangements for a small extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

For an acoustic performance, 30 minutes should be fine. If there are special load in considerations, such as a very long distance from vehicle to performance room, this may increase fractionally.

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

Yes you can. These pieces are only a selection I do from a much larger list which is available on request. Should you have requests of your own, just ask. I love a challenge.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I'm fully inclusive carrying instruments, PA, lights, microphones, and wires.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can. I've performed at countless weddings as Northern Vinyl/Gig Machine's vocalist and sung many first dance requests. Below are some examples: Everlong: The Foo Fighters You Do Something To Me/Pretty Flamingo: Paul Weller Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran Grow Old With Me Tom Odell Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond In My Life The Beatles It Must Be Love Madness

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Good energy, and good interaction with the crowd

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

All over the world, several city halls and festivals in the UK including Glastonbury. Corporate work in london hotels, S S Great Britain, and wedding/party venues across the country

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Love it all ! Pop, Rock,Jazz, Reggae you name it

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

With the Pink Floyd Tribute we performed to several thousands of people in Central America, Ukraine, Russia,Latvia, and Portugal. Two performances at Glastonbury, one witnessed by the legend John Peel. Some big corporate shows at the ExCel Complex, London spring to mind, but there s loads of others.


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)£75
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£210
Up to 3 hours£250


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Heather M, 2 years ago

My 70th birthday party was a great evening made fantastic by Ian's band! They were great in every way. They arrived in plenty of time, setup quickly and efficiently and then the great music began! Beforehand Ian asked me for a list of the kind of music I liked and they played lots of my favorites and added in plenty for the younger partygoers too. Ian worked the crowd brilliantly and got us all dancing. We had a terrific time and I certainly totally forgot about my creaking 70 year old joints! I can wholeheartedly recommend Ian's band.

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Gary E, 3 years ago

A great night with a large appreciative audience. His selection of material kept everyone happy. Ian is punctual and professional, and I highly recommend him for any event.

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