Singing guitarist

John Royce

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About John Royce

Bringing back those fantastic musical memories from the last 50 years and creating a vibrant party atmosphere.
Singing guitarist
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John has been singing and entertaining audiences since primary school where he started performing to his school mates at the age of 5, appearing with school choirs in many competitions where he often took solo lead. He will fill your event with fun and excitement for a truly memorable event. Forming his first band whilst at Grammar school he has continued to perform in the pubs and clubs all over the North of England ever since. John sings many genres of music, from Classic Rock and Pop to Country covering songs from the late 50s and beyond. He brings his unique singing style and voice now to entertain residents in retirement and care homes whilst continuing to work the Northern Club circuit and working with other bands and projects. Recently John has been chosen to front the legendary North East live band "My Generation" The Sounds of the Sixties show. When asked about being chosen to be the "Frontman" and Lead Singe,r John said " to be asked to join such a successful and popular band is one of the highlights of my singing career, I'm really looking forward to meeting their fans once the new live show hits the road" John is also a member of the Musician's Union.

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4.9 out of 5
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John Royce's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lawrence C
1 year ago
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4.5 out of 5

Very good, everyone enjoyed the event.

Reply from John Royce
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your review, I'm already looking forward to my return visit. Take care everyone, see you soon.

Michael W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

A very pleasant man and a very good what he does. Very polite and lovely mannered person

Reply from John Royce
1 year ago

I had a fantastic time at this event, I was made to feel like a guest, not just the entertainment. Thank you so much for choosing me.

Lawrence C
1 year ago
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4.5 out of 5

great night loved it

Reply from John Royce
1 year ago

Hi Lawrence Thank you for your review. It was a really fun event to perform at, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I hope that you all had as enjoyable time as I did. JR

From other customers:

Janis S
7 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in ts23 1AF
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5 out of 5

Had a great night in Billingham where John was playing at a micro pub in the village. His song selection was varied and very entertaining. He had us all singing along. Best night out in ages.

Mandy F
9 months ago, for a Charity event in Kirkleatham
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5 out of 5

John came to our event and he was brilliant. Got the crowd singing. Everyone very much enjoyed it and it certainly made our day much better. Highly recommended.

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John Royce's Song list

Poison – Alice Cooper
Blockbuster – Sweet
Bye Bye Baby – BCR
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Kissin’ in the back Row – The Drifters
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
Get it on - T. Rex
Video killed the radio star - The Buggles
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Is she really going out with him - Joe Jackson
Lyin Eyes - The Eagles
When you walk in the room - The Searchers
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Is this the way to Amarillo - Tony Christie
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
I only wanna be with you - Bay City Rollers
Walking on Sunshine - Martha & The Muffins
Spirit in the sky - Doctor and the Medics
Shang a lang - Bay City Rollers
Rockin all over the world - Status Quo
Born to be wild - Steppenwolf
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Seminole wind - John Anderson
Young Girl - Gary Puckett
All my loving - The Beatles
Hi Ho silver lining - Jeff Beck
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Wishing Well - Free
Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
Confidence Man - Jeff Healey Band
Handle with Care - Travelling Wilburys
Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort
Dancing in the moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Living Next Door to Alice - Smokie
Tainted love - Soft Cell
The boys are back in town - Thin Lizzy
California Dreaming Mamas & the Papas
How Long - Ace
Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
San Francisco - Scott McKenzie
Rio - Duran Duran
The Way It is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
Respect - Erasure
Lady in Black - Uriah Heep
Got My Mind Set on You - George Harrison
It's a Sin - The Pet Shop Boys
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Soft Cell
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Always on my Mind - Elvis
American Pie - Don McLean
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - B.J.Thomas
No Matter What - Bad finger
Drive - The Cars
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR
Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles
Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Crocodile - Rock - Elton John
Daniel - Elton John
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
Billy Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson
Love is in The Air - John Paul Young
When I'm Dead & Gone - McGuinness Flint
Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Another one Bites the Dust - Queen
Radio Gaga - Queen
Pretty Vacant - The Sex Pistols
Fox on The Run - The Sweet
Ride a White Swan - T. Rex
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds
Wig Wham Bam - The Sweet
Roxanne - The Police
July Morning - Uriah Heep
Love is the Drug - Roxy Music
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon
Return to Sender - Elvis
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Penny Arcade - Roy Orbison
Delilah - Tom Jones
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Halfway To Paradise - Billy Fury
Big Spender - Freddie Mercury
Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
Meet Me on the Corner - Lindisfarne
Yellow River - Christie
Lady in Black - Uriah Heep
The Young Ones - Cliff Richard
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Another Day in Paradise - Phil Collins
In The Army Now - Status Quo
King of the Road - The Pretenders
Tie a Yellow Ribbon - Dawn
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
Gimme All Your Lovin' ZZ Top
Angels - Robbie Williams
I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jet
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Black Night - Deep Purple
Diamonds & Rust - Judas Priest
Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
Green, Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones
Still Rock n Roll To Me - Billy Joel
Run to You - Brian Adams
The Boys of Summer - Don Henly
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Caroline - Status Quo
Turning Japanese - The Vapours
Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe
Glad All Over - The Dave Clark Five
Everybody Wants to Rule The World - Tears for Fears
Losing my Religion - R.E.M.
Sunrise - Uriah Heep
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
A Hard Day'a Night - The Beatles
Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul & Mary
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes - Bobby Vee
I'm into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
Love is All Around - Wet, Wet, Wet
A Horse with No Name
Let's Dance - Chris Montez
How Do You Do It - Gerry and The Pacemakers
Hot Love - T. Rex
Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
Shooting Star - Bad Company
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Agadoo - Black Lace
The Wanderer - Dion DeMuchi
Love is All - Roger Glover
Straight Tequila Night - John Anderson
Highway To Hell - AC/DC
Castles in the Air - Don McLean
Sorry Suzanne - The Hollies
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
Stealin' - Uriah Heep
In The Army Now - Status Quo
When a Blind Man Cries - Deep Purple
Lazy Sunday - The Small Faces
Hokey Cokey - Black Lace
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
The Wizard - Uriah Heep
and many more.........

John Royce's 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)£150
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500


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Customer questions

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

No problem, get in touch to discuss revisions.

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

Yes, I regularly offer this service and have a wide range of songs and genres to choose from

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up and soundcheck is usually 60 - 90 minutes before the performance time. I can also provide background music to set the atmosphere and get your guests primed for the show.

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

The set list is arranged from years of performances but I'm happy to discuss your thoughts and needs to ensure everyone has a great time.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely,

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. Should you have a particular song you'd like me to learn, I'm happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Covers, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Tribute, Glam rock, Classic rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Funeral / Memorial service, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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