Singing guitarist

John Paul Elliott

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Singer songwriter who plays a whole variety of covers. I’ve play across London, Essex & Kent in various venues. I have liability insurance.
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Singing guitarist
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I play across Essex, in Kent, around London and elsewhere. I’m a regular on the Camden acoustic scene. I got to the final of Essex undiscovered and I’ve played the main stage at Leigh on Sea folk festival. I’ve released 2 albums of original songs and several singles (all available on streamline services) I’ve played in restaurants, clubs, pubs, at festivals and family parties. I am acoustic guitar based but I use a drum machine to liven up certain songs. I provide a wealth of experience in playing and can provide a service tailored to your needs.

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John's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kathie T
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

John made our party a great success. He produced a great interval play list and performed the live entertainment we were looking for, at a good volume to allow us to talk as well as listen. It was a bonus that we met John at a previous venue and were able to get a good preview that he was exactly what we were looking for to perform at our celebration. Our guests were impressed and commented this to us. We wish John success in his future performances. Thanks very much.

Reply from John
7 months ago

Thank you for the review. I’m glad you had a great night for your birthday. Hope you had a lovely Sunday lunch with the family too.

Jane G
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

John was brilliant, just perfect for our party. We all enjoyed his music sets and he was friendly and engaging. Would highly recommend

Anj W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

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

Thomas W
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

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.

From other customers:

Lewis C
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Southend-on-Sea
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5 out of 5

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

Tony B
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Grays
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5 out of 5

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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John's 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 - The Beatles
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
Im Into Something Good - Herman Hermits
Flowers - Myley Cyrus
The Last Time - Rolling Stones
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Your Song - Elton John
Good People - Jack Johnson
Belter - Gerry Cinimon
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Hey Baby - Dirty Dancing
Get Lucky - Farrel Williams

John's Prices

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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
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.
Folk rock, Acoustic, Covers
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