Singing guitarist

James Farrant

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Singing guitarist
Bracknell
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Pop and Rock Solo acoustic or party singer and guitarist! Beatles, Take That, ABBA, Killers, Wham! Bryan Adams and many others!

I am a singer and guitarist with 20+ years experience. I can provide acoustic music for wedding ceremonies, restaurants, and bars through to full evening party entertainment for wedding receptions, parties, pubs, venues and corporate events. Please check out my video and music demos and get in touch with your requirements. I have over 400+ acoustic, pop, rock, reggae and dance songs in my repertoire (See below) so can easily cater for any occasion! Look forward to hearing from you! Typical Party Set list (Part 1) Take it Easy - The Eagles Shape of You - Ed Sheeran Karma Chameleon - Culture Club Please Please me - Beatles Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 That's the way I like it - KC and the sunshine band Club Tropicana - Wham! Girls on Film - Duran Duran Does your mother know - ABBA Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars You can’t hurry Love - Phil Collins Together in Electric Dreams - Human League Enola Gay - OMD Just the way you are - Bruno Mars She loves you - Beatles Twist and Shout - Beatles Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac Parklife - Blur Don’t look back in anger - Oasis All the small things - Blink 182 Year 3000 - Busted Sweet child o' mine - Guns 'n' Roses Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Typical Party Set list (Part 2) Food for Thought - UB40 Shut Up and dance - Walk the Moon Paint it Black - Rolling Stones I wanna hold your hand - Beatles Castles in the Sky - Ian Van Dahl Wake me up before you go go - Wham! Rio - Duran Duran Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams Shine - Take that Daydream Believer - Monkees Obviously - McFly I don’t feel like dancing – Scissor Sisters Love machine – Girls Aloud Making your mind up – Bucks Fizz Hands up – Ottawan I’m still Standing – Elton John Disco 2000 – Pulp Mr Brightside – Killers Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon 500 Miles – Proclaimers It must be Love - Madness Song LIst ABBA Dancing Queen ABBA Does your mother know ABBA Ring Ring Adam and the ants Antmusic Adam and the ants Goody Two Shoes Adam and the ants Dog Eat Dog A-HA Take on Me A-HA The Living Daylights A-HA Cry Wolf A-HA Hunting High and Low A-HA The Sun Always Shines on T.V Alice Deejay Better off Alone Artic Monkeys I bet that you look good on dancefloor ATB Don't Stop Automatic Monster B*witched Blame it on the weatherman B*witched C'est la vie B*witched Rollercoaster Baltimore Tarzan Boy Bananarama Cruel Summer Bananarama Venus Bangles Hazy Shade of Winter Beach boys And then I kissed her Beach boys Do you wanna dance Beach boys Help me Rhonda Beach boys I get around Beach boys Sloop John B Beach boys Surfin' USA Band Aid Do they know it's Christmas Beatles All my loving Beatles From me to you Beatles Help Beatles Hey Jude Beatles I wanna hold your hand Beatles I saw her standing there Beatles Love me do Beatles Norwegian Wood Beatles Paperback Writer Beatles Please Please Me Beatles She Loves You Beatles Twist and Shout Bee Gees You win again Big Country In a Big Country Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock around the Clock Bill Withers / Club Nouveau - Lean on me Black Lace Agadoo Blink 182 All the small things Blondie Heart of Glass Blondie Call Me Blur Girls and Boys Blur Parklife Bob Marley Three little Birds Bon Jovi Born to be my baby (acoustic) Bon Jovi Keep the faith Bon Jovi Livin' on a prayer Boney M No woman no cry Boney M Rivers of Babylon Boney M Rasputin Britney Spears Circus Britney Spears Hit me baby one more time Brother Beyond He Ain't no competition Bruno Mars Just the way you are Bruno Mars uptown funk Bryan Adams Can't stop this thing we started Bryan Adams Run To You Bryan Adams Summer of 69 Bucks Fizz Land of make believe Bucks Fizz Making your mind up Bucks Fizz My camera never lies Buggles Video killed the radio star Busted - What I go to school for Busted Year 3000 Busted Sleeping with the light on Charlatans The only one I know Charlie Puth (ft. Meghan Trainor) Marvin Gaye Christina Perri A Thousand Years Clean bandit Rather be Corrs So Young Cranberries Zombie Cranberries Dreams Crowded House Weather with you Culture Club Karma Chameleon Cutting crew I've been in love before Daniel Powter Bad Day David Bowie Modern Love David Guetta Titanium Deep Blue Something Breakfast at Tiffany's Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence Depeche Mode Everything Counts Depeche Mode It's no good Depeche Mode People are People Depeche Mode Personal Jesus Derek and the Dominoes Layla Dollar O L'mour Dollar Mirror Mirror Doctor and the medics Spririt in the Sky Dr Hook When you’re in love with a beautiful woman Dodgy Good Enough Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf Duran Duran Girls on Film Duran Duran Is there something I should know Duran Duran Notorious Duran Duran Ordinary World Duran Duran Planet Earth Duran Duran Rio Duran Duran Save a Prayer Duran Duran The Reflex Duran Duran View to a kill Eagles Desperado Eagles Hotel California Eagles Take it easy Eagles Take it to the limit Echo & The Bunnymen The Killing Moon Ed Sheeran Lego House Ed Sheeran Shape of You Elbow One Day like this ELO Don't bring me down ELO Hold on Tight ELO Mr Blue Sky Elton John I'm Still Standing Elton John I guess that's why they call it the blues Elton John Sad Songs Elvis Presley Hound Dog Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock EMF Unbelievable Enrique Iglesias Hero Enrique Iglesias Bailamos Eric Clapton Wonderful tonight Evanescence Bring me to life Extreme More than Words Fall Out Boy My songs know what you (light 'em up) Feeder Buck Rogers Fleetwood Mac Big love (looking out for love) Fleetwood Mac Everywhere Fleetwood Mac Go your own way Fleetwood Mac Little lies Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac The Chain Foo Fighters Learn to Fly Foreigner I wanna know what love is Frankie goes to Hollywood Relax Fray How to save a life Free Alright now Garbage Stupid girl Girls Aloud Call the Shots Girls Aloud Love Machine Girls Aloud Somethin' kinda ooh Grease You're the one that I want Green Day Basket Case Green Day Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day Holiday Green Day Wake me up when Sep ends Green Day Time of your life Green Day Know your enemy Guns 'n' Roses Sweet Child o’ mine Haircut 100 Love plus one Hanson Mmmn Bop Harry Neilsson WIthout You Human League Don't you want me Human League Mirror man Human League Together in electric dreams Ian Van Dahl Castles in the Sky Iron Maiden Phantom of the Opera Jackson 5 Shake your body down to the ground Jam Town Called Malice Jam Start James Blunt You're Beautiful Jamie Lawson I wasn't expecting that JLS Beat again John Lennon Happy Christmas (war is over) Justin Bieber What do you mean? Justin Bieber Sorry Kaiser Chiefs I predict a riot Kajagoogoo Too Shy Katrina and the waves Walking on Sunshine KC and the sunshine band Give it up KC and the sunshine band That's the way (I like it) Keane Bad dream Keane Everybody’s Changing Keane This is the last time Keane Nothing in my way Keane On a day like today Keane Silenced by the night Keane Somewhere only we know Kenny Chesney Me and You Killers Mr Brightside Killers Somebody told me Kim Wilde Kids in America Kings of Leon Sex on Fire Kinks You really got me Kraftwerk The Model Kula Shaker Hush Kylie Minogue Kids Kylie Minogue Especially for You Kylie Minogue Hand on your heart Kylie Minogue Never Too Late Kylie Minogue Red blooded woman Kylie Minogue Wouldn't change a thing Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven Lenny Kravitz Are you gonna go my way Lighthouse Family Lifted Limahl Never Ending Story Madness Baggy Trousers Madness Our House Madness House of Fun Madness Tomorrows just another day Madness My Girl Madness Tarzans' Nuts Madness It must be love Madness Wings of a dove Madonna Holiday Madonna Hung Up Madonna La Isla Bonita Mamas and Papas Californa dreamin' Manic Street Preachers If you tolerate this Manic Street Preachers Motorcycle Emptiness Maroon 5 Harder to Breathe Maroon 5 Moves like Jagger Maroon 5 Payphone Matt Cardle First time ever I saw your face McBusted - Air Guitar McFly All About You McFly Obviously McFly The Heart Never lies McFly 5 colours in her hair Metallica Nothing else matters Metallica The Unforgiven Michael Jackson Another part of me Michael Jackson Bad Michael Jackson Billie Jean Michael Jackson Black or White Michael Jackson Thriller Michael Jackson Wanna be startin' somethin' Mike and the mechanics Living years Modern Romance Best years of our lives Moody Blues Question Monkees Daydream Believer Monkees I’m a believer Monkees Last Train to Clarkesville Monkees Shades of Gray Monkees Theme from the monkees Muse Uprising Mutya Buena Real Girl Natalie Imbruglia Torn Nicole Scherzinger Don't hold your breath Nik Kershaw I won't let the sun go down on me Nik Kershaw The Riddle Nirvana About a girl Nirvana In bloom Nirvana Lithium Nirvana Smells like teen spirit Oasis Champage Supernova Oasis Don’t look back in anger Oasis Live Forever Oasis Rock and Roll star Oasis Roll with it Oasis Wonderwall Olly Murs Dance with me tonight Olly Murs Heart skips a beat One Direction What makes you beautiful One Night Only Just for tonight Ottawan D.I.S.C.O Ottawan Hands Up Pearl Jam Alive Pearl Jam Black Pet Shop Boys It’s a Sin Pet Shop Boys Always on my mind Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Phil Collins You can’t hurry love Pink Floyd Another Brick in the wall Planet Perfecto Bullet in the gun Police De do do do de da da da Police Don't stand so close to me Police Every little thing she does is magic Primal Scream Country Girl Proclaimers 500 Miles Puddle of Mudd Blurry Pulp Common People Pulp Disco 2000 Queen Crazy little thing called love Queen Radio Ga Ga Queen We will rock you R.E.M Drive R.E.M Everybody Hurts R.E.M Losing my religion Radiohead Creep Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out) Rage against the machine Bullet in the head Rage against the machine Bulls on Parade Rage against the machine Killing in the name Rasmus In the shadows Razorlight America Red Hot Chilli Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic Red Hot Chilli Peppers Give it Away Red Hot Chilli Peppers Under the bridge Republica Ready to go Ricky Martin Livin la vida loca Robbie Williams Angels Robbie Williams Feel Robbie Williams Let me entertain you Rolling Stones As tears go by Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Rolling Stones Paint it Black Sash! Raindrops Scissor Sisters I don't feel like Dancing Script The man who can’t be moved Script Hall of Fame Seahorses Love is the law Shakin Stevens Merry Christmas Everyone Shakin Stevens Oh Julie Shed Seven Chasing Rainbows Simple Minds Belfast Child Simple Minds Waterfront Sixpence none the richer Kiss me Sky Tocatta Snow Patrol Chasing Cars Soul Asylum Runaway train Spandau Ballet Gold Spandau Ballet True Spice Girls Spice up your life Spice Girls Stop Spice Girls Viva Forever Spice Girls Who do you think you are Spin Doctors Two Princes Squeeze Cool for Cats Squeeze Take me I'm Yours Squeeze Up the Junction Starship We Built This City Status Quo Burning Bridges Status Quo Rockin' all over the world Status Quo Whatever you want Stereophonics - Dakota Stone Roses Fool’s Gold Stone Roses I am the Resurrection Stone Roses I wanna be adored Stone Roses Love Spreads Stone Roses She bangs the drums Stone Temple Pilots Plush Stranglers Always the sun Stranglers Golden Brown Sugarbabes About you now Supergrass Alright Take that Patience Take that Rule the World Take that Shine Take that The Flood Tempole Tudor Swords of a thousand men Thompson Twins Hold me Now Tom Petty Free Fallin' Tom Petty I won't back down Toto Africa Toto Hold the line Travis Sing Travis Writing to reach you U2 All I want is You U2 Angel of Harlem U2 Beautiful day U2 Gloria U2 Desire U2 Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me U2 I will follow U2 I still haven't found what I'm looking for U2 Lady with the spinning head U2 One U2 Pride (in the name of love) U2 So Cruel U2 The Fly U2 Where the streets have no name U2 With or without you UB40 Food for thought UB40 I can't help falling in love with you UB40 I got you babe UB40 Red Red Wine Ultravox Dancing with tears in my eyes Ultravox Vienna Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Verve Drugs don't work Walk the Moon Shut up and Dance! Westlife Flying without wings Wet Wet Wet Love is all around Wham! Bad Boys Wham! Careless Whisper Wham! Edge of Heaven Wham! Freedom Wham! Last Christmas Wham! Club Tropicana Wham! Everything She Wants Wham! Wake me up before you go go Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag Wonderstuff Dizzy Yazoo Don't go

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, 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, Ska, Reggae, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician
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Song list

Typical Party Set list (Part 1)
Losing my Religion - R.E.M
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Patience - Take That
Please Please me - Beatles
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
That's the way I like it - KC and the sunshine band
Club Tropicana - Wham!
Girls on Film - Duran Duran
Does your mother know - ABBA
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
You can’t hurry Love - Phil Collins
Together in Electric Dreams - Human League
Enola Gay - OMD
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
She loves you - Beatles
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Parklife - Blur
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
All the small things - Blink 182
Year 3000 - Busted
Sweet child o' mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Typical Party Set list (Part 2)
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
I wanna hold your hand - Beatles
Castles in the Sky - Ian Van Dahl
Wake me up before you go go - Wham!
Rio - Duran Duran
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Shine - Take that
I'm a Believer - Monkees
Obviously - McFly
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
I don’t feel like dancing – Scissor Sisters
Love machine – Girls Aloud
Making your mind up – Bucks Fizz
Spice up your life – Spice Girls
I’m still Standing – Elton John
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Mr Brightside – Killers
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
500 Miles – Proclaimers
It must be Love - Madness
Customer questions

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

Usually not a problem as i am flexible. :-)

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

Yes, i provide at no extra cost

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

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

Yes, I have nearly 500 you can choose from!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, just need a small chair for PA desk

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. There is a fee of £20 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My wide variety of songs and genres available, engaging performances,

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everwhere! From peoples living rooms and gardens, boats, restaurants, pubs through to big arenas like Butlins 80s weekenders and the Isle of Wight Festival. I even once got asked to play in a hot air balloon!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Duran Duran, The Stone Roses, Keane, U2, Wham!, A-HA and Rage against the machine.

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

Probably Butlins 80s weekend with my Duran Duran tribute. Also O2 Acadamy in Glasgow coming up in June 2019

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250

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Faye M, 6 days ago

Thanks James. Had a great night and everyone really enjoyed it and said how good you were. Thank you.

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Lucy M, 1 month ago

We had booked James for a family festival themed event. He arrived early to set up and was very professional and easy to communicate with. He has a lovely voice and is brilliant with the guitar. We would most definitely book James for an event again :)

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Louise F, 1 month ago

James was amazing performing at our wedding. He played our playlist pleasing a wide age range and tastes. Very professional and charming.

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Maxine P, 3 months ago

all our guests thought James was great, played a very varied set, we all loved every minute. great stuff

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Paul T, 2 months ago

James gave a great performance at my wife's 50th birthday festival. He was very flexible on what he performed to fit in with other artists and earned a standing ovation. Many thanks

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Jill K, 2 months ago

James played for my husbands retirement celebration and we were able to choose the songs we wanted from an extensive list. We were thrilled with James’s performance. He was very professional and everyone loved his music. Just perfect. Would thoroughly recommend James and would definitely use him again! 

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