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Jacob Crabtree

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About Jacob Crabtree

You name it, I’ll sing it! I perform a wide range of genres with voice and piano for nearly any function and ensure top level entertainment.
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I have been a performer nearly all my life and have developed an experience in entertaining people through taking songs we all know and love from bands such as Oasis, Fleetwood mac, U2 and The Beatles and revamping them to suit my more acoustic aesthetic. I have been the front man for a few of my own bands performing at some small festivals as well as pubs and parties in the past but now mainly do solo gigs for weddings and private functions. I am also a keen songwriter and am always willing to show these off alongside my large and diverse cover repertoire. Choral music has always played a large role in my life having been a part of a Cathedral choir nearly all my life as well as running my own choirs at both high school and university where I have studied being a classically trained tenor alongside progressing and growing my more popular music style.

Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, House, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Jazz, Blues, Barbershop, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Karaoke, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Church service, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Singing teaching
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Song list

A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
All of me - John Legend
Amazed - Lonestar
And I love her - The Beatles
At last - Etta James
Baby I’m yours - Artic Monkeys
Blinded by the sun - The seahorses
Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Ebony and ivory- Paul Mccartney
Eyes of blue - Paul Carrack
Fix you - Coldplay
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Forever after all - Luke Combs
Goodbye Mr A - The Hoosiers
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Have you ever seen the rain - Creedence clear water revival
He’s my brother - The Hollies
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
Hotel California - The Eagles
House of the rising sun - The Animals
How deep is your love - Bee Gees
Imagine - John Lennon
Iron sky - Paolo Nutini
Jar of hearts - Christina Perri
Last request - Paolo Nutini
Let it be - The Beatles
Little lion man - Mumford & Sons
Love - Frank Sinatra
Make you feel my love - Adele
Maybe I’m amazed - Paul Mccartney
More than words - Extreme
My way - Frank Sinatra
Only ones who know - Arctic Monkeys
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piano man - Billy Joel
Say you won’t let go - James Arthur
Shallow - A star is born
She - Elvis Costello
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Something - The Beatles
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Take me home country roads - John Denver
Take me to church - Hozier
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your song - Elton John
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like to use my iPod playlists via the PA after the final set until the venue closes, I provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually will arrive to set up around an hour before performance time. It will only take me around 15 minutes to set up so the rest of the time is there for me to sound check and get a feel for the acoustics of the area I’m performing, this means there will undoubtedly already be music before the the performance time actually starts.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - in fact I’d prefer it! As long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I’m definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Beth T, 4 months ago

We booked Jacob for our wedding and he worked with us to create a personalised set list for the times we wanted him to be singing. He went above and beyond on the day, entertaining our guests and being a great singer/ musician. Would absolutely recommend him for any event and we would love to work with Jacob again at our future events. Beth and Jonathan Thompson

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Philip M, 1 year ago

I am the Organist and Choirmaster of a Parish church and we have been very fortunate to have Jacob perform in our church on more than one occasion. We have always been delighted with Jacob’s musicianship and professionalism, and recommend him highly for any wedding or other function. His broad repertoire and mastery of multiple styles of singing, including being a one man band singing and playing the piano and also as the leader of a Barbershop quartet, is impressive and fitting for a variety of settings. His versatility as a musician is clearly shown by his ability to take requests at short notice. I would highly recommend him to anybody who is interested!

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