JD Maskell

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Irish and Country music specialist with a huge range of other genres thrown in just for fun!
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Is an Irish and Country music solo artist from the West Country, a versatile accomplished singer with a stage presence to match his six foot six inch frame and a heart full of laughter that would brighten the day for any audience. After working with bands as a bass player for a few years playing all genres of music he realised his true direction was as a solo artist and so developed his career playing local venues as well as more exotic places, he has had several successful seasons in the Greek islands. He is an entertainer in every sense of the word, he is no shrinking violet who sings and does little else, his personality grabs an audience’s attention and doesn’t let it go. He moved in to Irish and Country music both traditional and modern some years ago for two reasons, he loves the songs that makes people want to sing along, dance and make a good night a great one. He also realised there were very few good Irish and Country music entertainers around. He found his niche and his popularity is growing everywhere he goes. He still has the versatility to play all kinds of music, his main aim is to give the customers what they want but it is the Irish and Country side of his act that has become dominant. He is a big man with a big personality, he has the knack of taking an audience and making friends as soon as the stage lights are turned on. Experience? He has that in spades. Charisma? He has that by the bucket load. Modesty? Not a bit then why should he? His friendly outgoing presence gives a magnetism that will hold an audience and have them laughing and singing. He has been playing for enough years to be able to handle crowds of all sizes and ages. He uses only the very best quality backing tracks played on the latest quality equipment, he uses his own PA system and his own lighting set up so the is very little for you to do, point him to a stage with a power point and stand back, watch and listen. You can be sure that once heard you will want him back time and time again.

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JD's Reviews

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Angela P
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Plymouth
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5 out of 5

Had Jd Maskell for my birthday party and he was amazing, huge variety of music for everyone! Amazed at his Irish and Country music! Great banter and everybody loved him. Very professional, will definitely book again

John D
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Looe
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5 out of 5

As a regular performer in our pub there is none better, always a great night when Jd is here, crowd always goes away happy and will always come back every time he’s here. Excellent, professional performer highly recommended

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JD's Song list

Rainy night in soho
Black Betty
Blowing in the wind
Dicey Reily
Drunken Sailor
Fisherman’s Blues
Finnegans Wake
Galway girl
Sally Maclanan
Joyce country Ceili band
Hills of Donegal
I used to love her
Little lion man
Mary Mac
Molly Malone
Nancy Mulligan
Patsy Fagan
Rattle taggle gypsy
Ride on
Rose tattoo
Seven drunken nights
South Australia
Star of the County Down
Tell me ma
Green fields of France
Morning after
Rare auld Mountain Dew
Beautiful day
Whiskey in the jar
Clare to here
Red rose café
Irish pub song
Pub crawl
Fields of Athenry
Irish rover
Wild rover
Fairytale of New York
American land
Danny boy
Mursheen Durkin
Bugger off
Don’t wanna miss a thing
Show them to me
Ghost riders
Thing called love
Devil went down to Georgia
Big bad John
Blanket on the ground
Bring it on home
Buy me a boat
Cotton fields
Girls get prettier at closing time
Even cowboys like a Little Rock and roll
Gone country
Have you ever seen the rain
Mary Lou
Help me make it through the night
Hillbilly rock
I don’t look good naked anymore
I loved her first
I recall a gypsy woman
If I said you had a beautiful body
If tomorrow never comes
Kiss an angel good morning
Let your love flow
Little bitty
Me and Bobby McGee
Moose knuckle shuffle
On the road again
Pop a top
She only loves me for my Willy
Sixteen tons
Stand by me
Sunday morning coming down
Summertime blues
Sylvia’s mother
Country roads
Tennessee whiskey
The gambler
Most beautiful girl in the world
These boots are made for walking
Theme from dukes of hazard
This cowboys hat
Wagon wheel
Wichita lineman
You’re my best friend
Your cheating heart
Your man
Rhinestone cowboy
Folsom prison blues
Ring of fire
9 to 5
A girl like you
Groovy kind of love
Teenager in love
Baby can I hold you tonight
Bird of paradise
Boulevard of broken dreams
Breakfast in America
By the way
Daydream believer
Don’t be cruel
Don’t stop believing
Don’t you forget about me
Drift away
Ebola Gaye
Every rose has its thorn
Fields of gold
Forever in blue jeans
Gimme all your lovin
You’ll be a woman soon
Green green grass of home
Gypsy queen
He’ll have to go
Hi hi silver lining
Homeward bound
House of the rising sun
How long will,I love you
I am a rock
Guess that’s why they call it the blues
I just can’t help believing
I say a little prayer for you
I wanna be like you
I wanna dance with somebody (slow)
I’ll be your baby tonight
I’m a believer
Johnny b good
Just the way you are
Karma chameleon
Kingston town
Lay down Sally
Loch Lomond
Long train running
Love is in the air
Maggie May
Man on the moon
Many rivers to cross
Morning has broken
Mustang sally
My girl
Nellie the elephant
Never gonna give you up
Paint it black
People are strange
Proud Mary
Puff the magic dragon
Put in your dancing shoes
Please release me
Riders on the storm
Singin in the rain
Some girls will
Sunny afternoon
Suspicious minds
Sweet little 16
The boxer
One I love
Road to hell
Sound of silence
3 lions
Sweet Caroline
Unchain my heart
Under the bridge
Under the moon of love
When you say nothing at all
White wedding
C’est la vie (goes to show)
Peggy sue
Blueberry hill
Oh boy
Save the last dance
Achy breaky heart
Brown eyed girl
Copperhead road
Dreadlock holiday
It must be love
Combine harvester
Walk of life
Sweet home Alabama
Romeo and Juliet
So far away

JD's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Customer questions

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

Unless booked again on the same day I’m at your disposal and will work with you to suit your needs

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

No problem at all, will even personalise your playlist

How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins

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

If you want to, however I feel I’m best to decide what is played to suit the audience, but yes if you want it I will do it

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Everything supplied
Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Country, Folk rock, Folk, Pop, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Christmas, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1940s era music, Vintage
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