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About Jim

Jim is an experienced singer & acoustic guitarist who has been performing live professionally for many years.
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Jim is a professional musician with a master degree from the conservatoire of Lausanne (Switzerland). His singing and playing skills has been often described as very powerful, special, touching, unforgettable and standing out of the crowd. Jim is also very active as music producer, song writer, lyricist, sound engineer and guitar teacher. His main influences are bands like The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Guns ’n’ Roses, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Elton John, Alice in Chains, Jack Johnson, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Eagles. Jim is adding a very personal element to each song he is performing which makes it sound very personal and unique. He is very well organised, punctual, quickly responding and happy to tailor his act to the requirements of the client. He is using a top quality music and lightning gear in order to provide a the best possible experience for all kind of events such a weddings, birthday parties, proposals, anniversaries and corporate events. With more 160 songs in his repertoire he can make a crowd dance all night and have a great time. He is also providing the option of playing with backing tracks which makes his act sounding like a full band. Jim has 5 stars ratings and many reviews from happy clients. Here are a few examples : Mathew K, November 2021 Birthday party in 133 Grays Inn Rd, London Jim performed at my wife’s surprise birthday party and he was amazing. He learnt a song by the Pet Shop Boys specially for us. In the run up to the party he was really helpful in terms of planning how his sets would work with our timings for the party. On the night he was great and all our friends commented on how good he was. We would definitely recommend Jim he was professional and did an amazing job. Rachel C, September 2021 Private event in Millbrook, Guildford Jim was amazing! He is very talent, friendly and accommodated everything we asked for. He was very easy to talk to and we couldn’t have asked for more for our party. Thank you Jim! Katie H, December 2019 Birthday party in Bittacy Rise, London NW7 2HJ, UK Jim was fantastic from start to finish! I booked him for my camp fire sing-a-long and received compliments throughout the night about his guitar playing and singing. He was a pleasure to have around, sociable and he integrated wonderfully with my friends. He brought everything with him including printed song sheets to hand around and I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again.

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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
5th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Songwriter, Producer, Audio engineer, Lyricist, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

American Pie - Don McLean
Nothing Compares To You - Sinead O'Connor
I drink Wine - Adele
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns And Roses
It's a Sin - Pet Shop Boys
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
7 Nation Army - The Whitestripes
Adventure of a lifetime – Coldplay
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Whters
All My Loving - Beatles
All the small things – blink
Angels - Robbie Williams
Animal instinct – the Cranberries
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Another cup of coffee - Mike & The mechanics
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Basketcase - Green Day
Behind blue eyes – The Who
Better Together -Jack Johnson
Before You accuse me - Eric Clapton
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Black Bird - Beatles
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Blame it on the boogie – Jackson 5
Blue suede shoes – Elvis Presley
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Boulevard of broken dreams – Green Day
Breakfast in America - Supertramp
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
By the way – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind – Kylie Minogue
Champane Supernova - Oasis
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Come Together - Beatles
Comfortably numb – Pink Floyd
Creep - Radiohead
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Easy – Lionel Richie
English man in New York – sting
Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Everybody's changing - Keane
Faith – George Michael
Fly away – Lenny Kravitz
Folsom prison – Johnny Cash
For what it’s worth – Liam Gallagher
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Girl you’ll be a woman soon
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Good night Moon – Shivaree
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Hard Day's Night - Beatles
Heart shaped box – Nirvana
Help -Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
Hotel California – Eagles
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I could have light – Red Hot Chili Peppers
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm still standing - Elton John
Imagine – John Lennon
Iris – goo goo dolls
Ironic – Alanis Morissette
I’ll be there for you – Bon Jovi
I’ll be there for you – the Rembrandts
I’m original from spaces – U2
Jealous guy – John Lennon
Jonny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Just my imagination – cranberries
Killing me softly – the Fugees
Knocking on heavens door – Guns N’ Roses
La Bamba - Richie Valens
Layla – Eric Clapton
Learning to fly – Foo Fighters
Lemon three
Let it be – Beatles
Linger – cranberries
Like a Stone - Audioslave
Lithium – Nirvana
Little wing – Jimi Hendrix
Live forever – oasis
Livin On A Prayer- Bon Jovi
Losing my religion – REM
Love me tender – Elvis Presley
Make you feel my love – Adele
Mama Mia - Abba
Mmm - Crash test dummies
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
No woman no cry – Bob Marley
Nobody knows you – Eric Clapton
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Numb – Linkin Park
Nutshell – Alice in chains
One - U2
Only girl – Rihanna
Ordinary world – Duran Duran
Other Side – Red Hot Chillie Peppers
Painted black – Rolling Stones
Paper crown – Liam Gallagher
Patience – Guns N’ Roses
Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
Pricetag – jessie J
Promises - cranberries
Proud Marry - Tina Turner
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Riders on the storm - the doors
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Road trip – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock ‘n’ roll star – Oasis
Rolling in the deep – Adele
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Shape of You -Ed Sheeran
Shape of my heart – sting
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Snow – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplaine
Somewhere over the rainbow
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Song2 – Blur
Sound of Silence - Simon&Garfunkel
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Still Havent’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
Street spirit – Radiohead
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Stuck in a moment – U2
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet dreams – Eurythmics
Talking about revolution – Tracy Chapman
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
The man who sold the world – David Bowie
The reason - Hoobastank
The scientist – Coldplay
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Time of your life – Green Day
Time – Pink Floyd
Times like these - Foo Fighters
Trouble – Coldplay
Tutti-frutti – little Richard
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Umbrella - Rhianna
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chillie Peppers
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
We Found Lone - Rhianna
Whats up – 4 Non Blondes
While my guitar gently weeps – Beatles
Whiskey in the jar – Metallica
Wicked games – Chris Isaak
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Word up – gun
Yellow Submarine – Beatles
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – Beatles
Zombie - Cranberries
Secret – Madonna
The house of the rising sun – the animals

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£100

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£100
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Maggie M
10 hours ago
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5 out of 5

Jim was great, a real crowd pleaser. Punctual and accommodating to all

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Ruslan A
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jim has made our party really special, this is something we will remember for a long time! Thank you!

MK
Mathew K
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jim performed at my wife’s surprise birthday party and he was amazing. He learnt a song by the Pet Shop Boys specially for us. In the run up to the party he was really helpful in terms of planning how his sets would work with our timings for the party. On the night he was great and all our friends commented on how good he was. We would definitely recommend Jim he was professional and did an amazing job.

RC
Rachel C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jim was amazing! He is very talent, friendly and accommodated everything we asked for. He was very easy to talk to and we couldn’t have asked for more for our party. Thank you Jim!

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From other customers:

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Kevin F
5 years ago

Jim has done a great job at our party!

SJ
Samantha J
5 years ago

Very pleased with Jim's performance. He is really an amazing musician!

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