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John Elliott

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Singer songwriter who plays a whole variety of covers. I’ve play across London, Essex & Kent in venues from restaurants, pubs etc
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Singing guitarist

Started playing live 5 years ago. Since then I played actoss Essex, Kent across London and some. I’m a regular on the Camden acoustic scene. I got to the final of Essex undiscovered. I’ve released 2 albums and several singles (all available on streamline services) I’ve played in restaurants, clubs, pubs, festivals, family parties. I can do sets with or without using a drum machine. I can also bring along a female singer (Gemma Grant) to mix up the sounds and the songs.

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 own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk rock, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Days - The Kinks
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Sit Down - James
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Half the World Away - Oasis
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsten
Blackbird- The Beatles
English Rose - Paul Weller
Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) - Proclaimers
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Here Comes the Sun
Save Tonight- Eagled Eye Cherry
Sing - Travis
Why Does it Always Rain on Me
It Must Be Love - Madness
Knocking on Heavens Door - Dylan
Country Roads - John Denver
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Can’t Take My Eyes of You
Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
Pretty Flamingo- Manfred Mann
Days Like These - Foo Fighters
Good Riddance- Green Day
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Build Me a Buttercup
Stand by Me
Customer questions

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

I’d always do my best to accommodate and help out.

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

I always do anyway. Normally use Spotify, so if you request specific songs that can be done.

How much time do you need to set up?

Roughly 30mins

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

Of course. Will do what I can to help.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Possibly- depends on how close to the event (and how difficult the song is!!)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I think it’s they tend to be lively because I use a drum machine, which makes a huge difference in comparison to other acoustic guitar acts. (Please note I play many gigs without to if the client or venue require it. For example in restaurants) And I’m very friendly (will talk to anyone!)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Peterboat- Leigh-on-Sea Crooked Billet- Leigh-on-Sea Ye Olde Smack Inn - Leigh-on-Sea Number Six - Camden Italian Alley - Camden Traitors Gate - Grays The Phoenix- Clapham Oyster Creek Kitchen- Southend Penny Theatre - Canterbury Bedford Tavern - Islington Trading Rooms - Southend Travellers Friend - Epping Kingswood Club - Basildon

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beatles Paul McCartney Paul Weller

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

Main stage (outside) at the Peterboat at the Leigh-on-Sea Folk Festival 2019 in front of over 1,000 people.


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£120
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200


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Anj W, 12 days ago

Great choice, polite, professional and everyone enjoyed themselves. Will defo use again

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Thomas W, 1 year ago

John was a great guy with great talent in what he does everyone enjoyed him massively and will defiantly be using again well done John and thank you.

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Lewis C, 2 years ago

John Paul played at our all day event for RNLI . I picked him because I know he’ll please the audience and he is reliable

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Tony B, 2 years ago

I’ve booked John Paul several times for the night I organise called Traitors Select. A mixture of local artists of various styles. John Paul always gives a good performance, playing a good mix of lively and lovely songs. He’s also reliable. I don’t have to worry if he’ll show up or not. He’ll definitely be asked again to play

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