Singing guitarist

Joe Doonan

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International Vocalist, guitarist and recording artist based in Liverpool and Leeds. Full PA and all equipment provided.
Singing guitarist

Acoustic artist Joe Doonan, is a Leeds/Liverpool based vocalist, musician and songwriter. He is renowned for his powerful renditions of well-known pop/folk/rock/indie songs and has built a reputation for his performances at weddings and private corporate events. 'A fantastic and agile musician with an exceptional vocal ability. I would highly recommend if you want a personalised, bespoke and flawless performer'. (Sophie Evans - Private Event). 'We listened to over 100 artists trying to find someone who fitted our vibe for our wedding…Then we found Joe. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Superb voice and guitarist! Such a talented guy!' (Julia, Wedding). ‘You were amazing…you helped create a very special day for us’ (Bride Harriette Sidebottom). 'As someone not particularly into acoustic music, Joe’s voice makes my hair stand on end. I have no doubt one day Joe will be a big name in the music industry' (The Yard, Ilkley). Joe recently worked with Pigeon Detectives producer Andy Hawkins, and Dom Bennison, to produce his latest E.P release ‘Dancing In Paradise’. His honest, folk-rock shows have continued to impress audiences across the U.K. and Europe.

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Folk, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Dakota (Stereophonics)
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis)
Your Sex is on Fire (Kings of Leon)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
Dancing in the dark (Bruce Springsteen)
I'm on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Human (The Killers)
All These Things I've Done (The Killers)
Blinding Lights (The Weekend)
Save Tonight (Eagle-Eye Cherry)
Candy (Paolo Nutini)
These Streets (Paolo Nutini)
New Shoes (Paolo Nutini)
Loving You (Paolo Nutini)
Your Song (Elton John)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Stand By Me (Ben E Kin)
Half The World Away (Oasis)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Thousand Years (Christina Perry)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Wake Me Up (Aviici)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Pumped Up Kicks (Foster The People)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Open Your Eyes (Snow Patrol)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
Budapest (George Ezra)
When You Say Nothing At All (R Keating)
The One (Kodaline)
I Won't Give Up (Jason Mraz)
Fields of Athenry (The Dubliners)
Only Love (Ben Howard)
Ready (Kodaline)
Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams)
Father & Son (Cat Stevens / Yusuf)
Sound of silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Galway Girl (Ed Sheeran)
Heartbeats (Jose Gonzalez)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
Casanova (Foy Vance)
Don't Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
Forever Young (Alphaville)
Customer questions

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

I always try to be as flexible as possible to ensure that 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?

Of course! This is often a popular request from clients. I am able to play your favourite songs through my PA system in between sets and for up to 45 minutes after the sets have finished. I will take requests during this time and provide a microphone. I provide this for an additional £50. If you require any longer, let me know and I'll provide a quote.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Should you require me to set up earlier just let me know!

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

My set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests are dancing during the second set. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works best for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. I bring all of my own equipment, including; a full PA system, mixing desk, leads, microphone, acoustic & electric guitars.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

f 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 more than happy to do this for you. There is a fee of for this service to take into account rehearsal time etc. Please see the 'add-on' section to view 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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£165
Up to 3 hours£200
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 1 hour 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. - 1 hour performance at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


2 Song Requests
First Dance Song & x 1 Additional Request
Recorded Music Between Sets
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From Encore customers:

Caroline T
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Having Joe sing at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! The mix of songs were perfect for us and our guests loved him. He got everyone up dancing from to start to finish. Would fully recommend him for any event. Amazing!

Sami H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe was a dream to work with from start to finish, contact and making plans was really easy! Joe was really friendly and literally blew all our guests and us away! Couldn’t recommend Joe highly enough, really made our wedding day special! Thank you Joe, love from the Platts ♥️

Shirley H
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe was amazing and is a very talented singer, even with the blip of having the Champions League Final he kept my guests entertained and up dancing. I would highly recommend Joe and would personally use Joe again in the future!

Melissa N
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Exactly what we were looking for, nice music for a chilled atmosphere

From other customers:

Steve R
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in York
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5 out of 5

We were absolutely blown away last night by the amazing Joe Doonan. Joe has an amazing voice that just captured everyone in the room. Not only that but he is such an approachable guy and a pleasure to be around. We could have listened to him all night. We have no problems in recommending Joe for any event and cannot wait for him to visit York again when we will most definetely be there to watch. Top top night, brilliant, amazing.

Julia J
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Gwynedd LL48 6LF
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5 out of 5

We listened to over 100 artists trying to find someone who fitted our vibe for our wedding. Someone who liked our indie rock type of music, and would be happy to learn a few songs especially for our day. Then we found Joe. From start to finish he was communicative, nothing was too much trouble, and he travelled all the way to Snowdonia to do our wedding. Joe agreed to play acoustic guitar instrumentals during our ceremony as we wanted a ‘live’ atmosphere, and then came to our reception and did a further 2 x sets in the evening, singing and playing live. Not only is Joe a fantastic singer, but a genuinely nice and down to earth guy. What an absolute pleasure to have you as part of our wedding day Joe. This guy could seriously charge an awful lot more than he does, but instead he remains affordable to appeal to all audiences. Highly recommend! (Needless to say, superb voice and guitarist! Such a talented and cool guy!)

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