Singing guitarist

John Schaffer

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Soul/pop vocalist and guitarist that has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Michael McIntyre Show.
Singing guitarist
London
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Hello, I’m John and I’m a singer and guitarist from SW London. Thanks for clicking on my page! I’ve been performing professionally for more than a decade, and I’m passionate about making sure guests have a fantastic time at your event. I’ve been lucky enough to perform at several high-profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Chelsea Flower Show, as well as TV performances on the Michael McIntyre show as part of a vocal group. Recently, my speciality has been performing at wedding cocktail hours, garden parties, and corporate events. Please take a look at my videos, and send me a message if you’d like to enquire about booking. FAQs: • How long will you perform for? A typical performance at a wedding will include 2 x 45-minute sets. A third 45-minute set can be organised for an additional fee. • Can I request a song for my wedding/event? Yes, you may request one song. Further requests can be organised for an additional fee. • Can you perform while I walk down the aisle? Yes, this can be arranged. • Can you perform without mains power? Yes, I have a battery-powered amplifier which is suitable for outdoor events. • Do you provide a service with additional musicians? I also perform with a percussion/Cajon player, who can be added to the package for an additional fee (subject to availability).

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Samantha M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Belford
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5 out of 5

After seeing some of John's amazing content online we knew we wanted him to sing at our wedding, and he did not disappoint!! John brought all of his equipment with him to be able to perform which was great as other people I’d spoken to has asked me to source the speakers myself which I found stressful as I didn’t know what would be needed and was just adding to the already stressful time of trying to plan a DIY wedding. John was fab with communicating and reassuring that he had everything all I needed to provide was a plug socket. Even down to the playlist, we’d agreed 2 or 3 songs but John was going to read the room and feel the vibes of the guests and play songs as to what he thought would be crowd pleasers. We’ve since had so many family members and friends comment on how great he was and even months later we still get comments now on what a fantastic singer he is. Thank you John and for making the whole process from start to finish and absolute dream to organise with you.

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Hind S
2 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

We booked John for our post covid garden wedding. He had a lovely array of songs which were a brilliant mix of chilled but getting the party started. His relaxed energy and gentle but versatile voice is perfect for an intimate setting. He really topped off our perfect day, and the guests absolutely loved him!!

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John Schaffer's Song list

• POP:
Love On Top - Beyonce
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell
All Of Me - John Legend
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Sunday Morning - Maroon Five
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Gravity - John Mayer
Hey Ya - Outkast
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Latch - Sam Smith
Red - Daniel Merriweather
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
• SOUL:
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Easy - Lionel Richie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
End Of The Road - Boyz Ii Men
Pretty Wings - Maxwell
Heaven - John Legend
• INDIE/ROCK:
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Year 3000 - Busted
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Last Nite - The Strokes
Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
All The Small Things - Blink 182
Naive - The Kooks
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Yellow - Coldplay
Everlong - Foo Fighters
High And Dry - Radiohead
Golden Touch - Razorlight
Stacey’s Mom - Fountains Of Wayne
• CLASSICS:
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees (Pj Morton Version)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Blackbird - The Beatles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Layla - Eric Clapton
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - Frankie Valli
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Alright Now - Free
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jov
Angels - Robbie Williams
• JAZZ:
La Vie En Rose - Édith Piaf
Summertime - Gershwin
My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker
They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
My Foolish Heart - Nat King Cole
At Last - Etta James

John Schaffer'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)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£310
Up to 3 hours£380
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately 30 minutes.

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

Please let me know if you have any particular favourites and I will be sure to include them at your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, all PA sound equipment will be provided. I can also bring a battery-powered amplifier for garden party events.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I'm happy to discuss this, please send me a message.
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Motown, Indie, Pop rock, Funk, R&B
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Event types:
Wedding, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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