Joe Garvey

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Upbeat musician from London with 10 years' experience. Big pop songs in his own style sure to wow guests, personalised service to wow YOU.
West Drayton
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Hi! I’m Joe, and I’m a musician and songwriter who plays at events ranging from weddings to birthdays to corporate parties and everything in between. I play upbeat, happy covers spanning from 50s to present day. My set consists of classic hit songs with unique verve and energy which get crowds singing and dancing along! Genres include pop/rock/indie/R and B/hip hop/singer/-songwriter and loads more. In terms of weddings, I’ve got experience playing at every part of the day, from drinks receptions to wedding breakfasts, evening parties and various other configurations of these. I always provide setlists for you in advance, which I build up (pre-booking) based on just a few recommendations from you – this saves you time, and ensures you know that you’re getting what you want from me on the day. I’m very adept at reading crowds too, so on the day I make sure to be flexible and ensure that I’m going with the mood that you and your wedding party are in. Personalisation is really important to me – I want to ensure that your day is as unique and special as your events and relationships are. I’ve co-ordinated plenty of surprise performances before including engagements (she said yes), so you’re in safe hands with me if this is what you’re planning. I’m also more than happy to learn new songs for you to make sure you hear any particular favourites – I’ve even learned songs in other languages before (so if you want to hear some Turkish music from the 90s, you’re in luck). In terms of other events, I’ve played all over the UK and in Europe ranging from huge corporate parties for companies like Morgan Motors, WeWork and HSBC, small and large birthday parties, surprise engagements, pub gigs and pretty much everything in between. In originals gigs, I’ve played at the Adelphi Theatre, Indigo at O2, Wilton’s Music Hall and loads more. I even once played on stage with Maroon 5 as well! Because of all of this experience I’m confident playing in front of any crowd size, so whether there are 10 or 10,000 people attending your event, rest assured that I can handle it! I’m also a producer and singer-songwriter who’s had original music played on BBC Radio 1 (on Jack Saunders’ Future Artist Show), BBC Radio 6, Made In Chelsea and more – so if you’re looking for a personalised song, you’re in capable hands (and if you’re looking for a recording, I can produce these to a professional standard for you too).

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Joe's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Anna B
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe demonstrated excellent communication from start to finish and did such a great job entertaining us all. Well done!

Sarah C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe was fantastic and really made our night. His playlist was incredible and he even learnt songs especially for the event. Such a lovely guy and so helpful with arranging the set up. We can’t wait to hire Joe again

Lisa C
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe played at my 50th birthday party, and was absolutely fantastic! From our first contact until after the event itself, Joe was attentive, understanding, professional and has excellent attention to detail. I was so glad I found him. I would recommend him and his amazing talent to anyone. All my friends and family who came along, could not speak more highly of him. Thanks Joe

Jack K
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe was fantastic! He played at our wedding ceremony and at our drinks reception. He made the former extra special and the latter have a great vibe. In addition to this, in the lead up to the wedding, he learnt a handful of new songs that we wanted and was very flexible with fitting in with our arrangements on the day. Throughout the day, guests would come to us with praise and compliments about Joe. We would highly recommend him. Charlotte & Jack

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Sophie W
7 days ago, for a Birthday party in Tunsgate Quarter
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5 out of 5

Amazing singer and guitarist - would definitely recommend! Joe, thank you so much for playing at my 40th and baby shower on the weekend, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and you certainly got the party started! Everyone said how great you were! Thanks also for being very accommodating leading up to the event and learning new and favourite songs of mine, wish we could do it again!

Caroline H
20 days ago, for a Birthday party in Scotswood Cl
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5 out of 5

Brilliant! JG was fantastic. Great tunes and loads of energy. Sounded fabulous and made the party!

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Joe's Song list

I'm more than happy to learn new songs
free of charge for you, and I am very
happy to take requests :)
Will have a go at playing a new song
'on the fly' if requested and I've
heard it before.
If you want to hear me singing one of these songs
live before you book me, message me and I'll send you
a phone recording of me playing it!
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Bill Haley - Rock around the clock
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
Dean Martin - That’s Amore
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Elvis Presley – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra - That’s Life
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond - I am, I said
Ray Charles - Shake Your Tail Feather
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Steve Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Beach Boys - Surfin USA
Beatles - Hey Jude
Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
Beatles – Hard Days’ Night
Beatles – I wanna Hold Your Hand
Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Contours - Do you love me
The Monkees - I'm a Believer
The Temptations - My Girl
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - One Love
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen - Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Erasure - A Little Respect
Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams
Luther Van Dross - Never Too Much (or ‘A Thousand Kisses’ as it’s sometimes known!)
Michael Jackson - Man in the Mirror
Prince - Kiss
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Tina Turner - The Best
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wham – Club Tropicana
Wham – Last Christmas
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet's Back
Backstreet Boys – As Long As You Love Me
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Gala - Freed From Desire
Mike and the Mechanics - Over My Shoulder
N Sync - Bye Bye Bye
Nick Cave - Into My Arms
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – She’s Electric
Oasis – Wonderwall
Shanks and Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate
The La's - There She Goes
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
Blu Cantrell/Sean Paul - Breathe
Craig David - Rewind
Craig David - 7 Days
Maroon 5 - This Love
McFly - 5 Colours in Her Hair
McFly - It’s All About You
Modjo - Lady
Natalie Imbruglia - Against The Wall
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can’t Stop
Red Hot Chill Peppers - Dani California
Shanks and Bigfoot - Sweet Like Chocolate
Smash Mouth - All Star
The Coral - Dreaming of You
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - Human
TLC - No Scrubs
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Train - Hey Soul Sister
U2 - Beautiful Day
Usher – U Remind Me
10s onwards
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Carly-Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Charlie Puth - One Call Away
Charlie Puth - Attention
Coldplay - Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Doja Cat - Say So
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Elbow - One Day Like This
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
George Ezra - Shotgun
George Ezra – Blame It On Me
George Ezra - Paradise
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jessie J - Price Tag
John Legend - All of Me
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
The Kooks - Naive
The Kooks - She Moves in Her own Way
Lorde - Royals
Magic – Rude
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Mattiel - Count Your Blessings
Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 U
One Direction – You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful
One Republic – Counting Stars
Outkast - Hey Ya
Owl City - Fireflies
Pharell - Happy
Plain White Ts – Hey There Delilah
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna/Calvin Harris – This is What You Came For
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Scouting for Girls - She’s So Lovely
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Stereophonics – Dakota
Taylor Swift - Shake it off
Taylor Swift - We are never getting back together
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Weekend – I Can’t Feel My Face
Vance Joy - Riptide
The Weekend – Blinded By the Lights
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Christmas Songs
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
Brenda Lee - Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Elton John - Step Into Christmas
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Pogues / Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York
Shakin’ Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Before a performance, clients love the attention to detail that I give them - I'm always happy to go the extra mile and ensure that everything is completely ready to go before the day. During my performances, clients love my enthusiasm, sense of humour and my talents as a singer and guitarist. It's a pleasure to do my job and I convey this on stage.

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

I'll always do my best to be flexible - so just let me know if any timings change!

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

Absolutely - let me know if you'd like me to provide this, as I can play music through my speakers before and in the break between my sets for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

Setting up is a very quick process - all I need is a room that I can make a bit of noise in (so that I can test the equipment) and that's about it! The process takes about half an hour, but leaving 45 minutes is ideal just in case.

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

Absolutely! You can pick whichever songs that you'd like. I am more than happy to give advice too - I've been doing this for years now which means that I often know what crowds want!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring everything. I also own a battery powered amp which means that I don't need power to play!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I'm more than happy to learn songs to play for an event - the most important thing is being given notice so that I have the time to learn them. I don't charge extra for this - as long as I'm not taking on too much, I'm more than happy to put in the time to learn songs to make your event the best it can be!
Pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Funk, Soul, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, 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
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Accompanist
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