Singing guitarist

Joel White

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Singing guitarist
Hastings
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Solo acoustic performer, multi-instrumental session musician and original artist .

A powerful presence on any stage, Joel White is dynamic, musical and entertaining in equal measure. Soul, Blues, Jazz and Funk are the languages he most fluently speaks. Since the age of 7 playing music has been a part of his life, starting with guitar then diversifying and adapting to becoming a multi-instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter. Whilst building a multi-faceted portfolio career Joel has worked behind the scenes with great acts including 10cc, Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Three Degrees. On stage his skill in listening and engaging with others musically has taken him around the world including performances in the US, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Germany, France and as far afield as Australia. At the start of this new chapter, Joel is making strides at home and on foreign soil, taking his music to a wider audience. His influences include the likes of B.B. King, The Beatles, The Carpenters, Jon Cleary, Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan and many more. Sharing passion and enthusiasm in communication of emotion and feeling are central to the music Joel creates. In recent years Joel's performance credits include 10cc, Aynsley Lister, Heidi Burson, DR Savage And The Incurables, King Size Slim and support for Lisa Mills,The Animals, Catfish, Maggie Bell And The British Blues Quintet and many

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Gospel, Acoustic, Pop, Americana, Covers, Motown, Funk, Soul, Vintage, Originals, Rock 'n' Roll, Top 40, Rock, Pop rock, Britpop, Funk rock, Disco, Tribute, R&B, Indie, Swing, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Power rock, Country
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, MC
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Song list

Acoustic set list includes the following:
Pop:
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Black & Gold - Sam Sparro
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
Valerie - Winehouse/Zutons
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog - Elvis
Happy - Pharell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Wonderwall - Oasis
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Roxanne - The Police
Kiss - Prince
Toxic - Britney Spears
Jazz/Blues:
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Honeysuckle Rose - Standard
Moondance - Van Morrison
Too Close For Comfort - Sammy Davis Jr
Rock Me - BB King
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Hallelujah And I Love Her So - Ray Charles
How Sweet It Is - Gaye/Taylor
Soul:
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Lets Stay Together - Marvin Gaye
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Funk:
Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Joss Stone/Grand Funk. Railroad
I Got Your (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Knock On Wood -
Customer questions

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

I'll be as flexible as possible and I ma experienced enough to know that sometimes things don't run to time. If anything changes before the event, please let. me know and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

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

Yes, I am happy to provide recorded music for between sets. For a small price I will play recorded music for up to 1 hour after the live music has finished.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour is plenty of time and what I'd aim for, but 30 minutes is the absolute minimum time needed to set up an acoustic gig.

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

I am happy for you to let me know if there's anything particular from my song list that you'd like to hear. Pop your selections in an email and I'll be happy to play them.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I usually work on the basis that I'll provide my own PA and amplification for an event. If there's limited space or a possibility of equipment sharing with another musician or act please let me know.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there's a particularly significant song you wish to hear at your event please let me know. There will be a small added charge for the extra time spent learning and rehearsing in time for your event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The quality of musicianship and setting the right mood and atmosphere.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Theatres, clubs, thousands of pubs, castles...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

As a solo artist I have been influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Allen Stone, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Nat King Cole, Sinatra...

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

I once performed with 10cc on a Belgian radio show as a deputy vocalist. It was a pleasure to perform with great musicians and a band with such a rich back-catalogue.

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)£160
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
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Nicole D, 7 months ago

Joel was excellent - really nice guy who played and sang a wide variety of music from pop standards to more classical guitar. He has a lovely jazz vocal which complimented the occasion perfectly without overpowering it. Very pleased with his performance and flexibility to work around our schedule. Thoroughly recommended.

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Tina M, 9 months ago

Joel White is astoundingly talented. His band opened my Secret Party in 2019 and blew my crowd away. If you want original funk, soul or blues with a twist which will get everyone dancing, then look no further. Whether you are looking for an acoustic intimate set or a full band, Joel can set the tone just right. Tina Morris, Sweet and Dandy Ltd & Coastal Currents Arts Festival

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Madeleine S, 10 months ago

fantastic cool afternoon with the Diamond Standard, pitch perfect, soulful jazz that made our Sunday Afternoon at The Owl Camber without doubt something special

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