Jon Paul Cook

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Jon Paul is an exceptional solo Wedding & Events Singer, singing jazz, swing, pop, soul & rock. Tailored shows can include lights & DJ.
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Jon has been singing for over 25 years, starting off as front man in bands in the South Wales area, as well as growing his skills as a DJ & presenter. In 2005, Jon Paul set up as business, singing and DJing for a variety of high quality weddings and events throughout Great Britain.

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Jon's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sue H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

An excellent evening. Jon Paul made our Village Hall Party a special evening and was very accommodating for our age group. Highly recommended.

Sue K
9 months ago
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5 out of 5


Reply from Jon
9 months ago

Thank you!

Melissa H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5


Reply from Jon
9 months ago

Thank you.

The J
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Brilliant nights entertainment. Very personable preformer. Some of the music didnt suit him, but we had asked for a specific era. Would definately use him again.

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From other customers:

Chris F
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Thornbury
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5 out of 5

Live Singer Performance & Music Choices: Excellent. Our guests thought our first dance was the original but it was Jon Paul singing! Really knows how to get the crowd going. From start to end he was excellent. Kept everyone happy and got people I didn’t expect dancing!

Rebecca B
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Bristol BS10 7TD
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5 out of 5

Overall Service &/or Pre-Event Planning: Excellent. Very open minded, tailored the event to what we wanted but was able to make it the best with the knowledge he has. The lighting choice fitted the room. It was playful and you were very smart. Tailor made experience. Friendly. Knowledgeable. Jon Paul played exactly what we wanted. We had asked to be guided by him through some of it and he really did play our kind of music... there were always people on the dance floor. Paulo Nutini to finish was genius and just a little bit different! Loved every moment!

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Jon's Song list

Dancing & Party Music
(I've Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher Jackie Wilson
A Little Respect - Erasure
All Day and All of The Night The Kinks
All Night Long Lionel Ritchie
All Right Now Free
Bad Case of Lovin' You (Doctor Doctor) Robert Palmer
Black and Gold Sam Sparro
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Burnin' Love Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams
Copacabana Barry Mannilow
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Delilah Tom Jones
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Have A Nice Day Stereophonics
Hey! Baby Bruce Channel/DJ Otzi
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight UB40 & Robert Palmer
I'm a Believer The Monkees/The Wonderstuff
I'm Still Standing Elton John
I'm Yours Jazon Mraz
Is This The Way To Amarillo? Tony Christie
It Must Be Love Madness
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Jump Van Halen
Keep On Running Spencer Davis Group
Kingston Town UB40
Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers
Losing My Religion REM
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes Edison Lighthouse
Love Is In The Air John Paul Young
Moondance (original arrangement) Van Morrison
Music To Watch Girls By Andy Williams
Mustang Sally The Commitments
My Destiny Lionel Ritchie
My Girl The Temptations
Mystify INXS
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley
New Sensation INXS
Oh Boy! Buddy Holly
Oh What A Night (December 63) Frankie Valli/Jersey Boys
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
Pick A Part That's New Stereophonics
Rave On Buddy Holly
Red Red Wine UB40
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Rock and Roll Music The Beatles
Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets
Route 66 - Rolling Stones arrangement
Saturday Night At The Movies The Drifters
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Shake Rattle and Roll Bill Haley & His Comets
She Loves You The Beatles
She's So Lovely Scouting For Girls
Shiny Happy People REM
Smooth Rob Thomas & Santana
Soul Man Blues Brothers/Sam 'n' Dave
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers
Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
That'll Be The Day Buddy Holly
The Power Of Love Huey Lewis & The News
Twist and Shout The Beatles
Valerie Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman Dr Hook
Wild Thing The Kinks
You Got It Roy Orbison
Ballads & Love Songs - First Dance or Cabaret
A Million Love Songs Take That
All of Me - Johbn Legend
Amazed Lonestar
And I Love Her The Beatles
Everything Michael Buble
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Van Morrison/Rod Stewart
How Deep Is Your Love Take That (Bee Gees)
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You Elvis Presley
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Love Is All Around Wet Wet Wet (The Troggs)
Need Your Love So Bad Fleetwood Mac (Peter Green's)
She's Got A Way Billy Joel
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This I Promise You Ronan Keating
When Love Takes Over (Acoustic) Kelly Rowland/David Guetta
When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me Paul Weller
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole/Rick Astley
I Loved Her First Heartland (Father-Daughter Dance)
Party Warmup / General Cabaret
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Reading
Broken Stones Paul Weller
Every Kind People Robert Palmer
Love Ballad George Benson
Over My Shoulder Mike & The Mechanics
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
The One I Love REM
Weather With You Crowded House
Your Song Elton John
Always A Woman To Me Billy Joel/Fyfe Dangerfield
Easy Lionel Ritchie
Everybody Hurts REM
Everybody's Talkin' Beautiful South/Harry Nilsson
For Your Babies Simply Red
Green Green Grass of Home Tom Jones
Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues Elton John
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother The Hollies
Hello Lionel Ritchie
Sacrifice Elton John
The Gambler Kenny Rogers
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Still Got The Blues For You Gary Moore
Under The Broadwalk - Drifters/John Cougar Mellancamp arrangements
Vintage, Swing & Big Band
All Of Me Michael Buble/Frank Sinatra
Bad Bad Leroy Brown Frank Sinatra
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darrin/Robbie Williams
Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire/Eva Cassidy
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Michael Buble
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life Michael Buble/Frank Sinatra
I Get A Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr
I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble
Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love Nat King Cole
Luck Be A Lady Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife Bobby Darrin/Robbie Williams
Moondance (Big Band arrangement) Michael Buble
My Way Frank Sinatra
New York New York Frank Sinatra
Night And Day Frank Sinatra
Old Devil Moon Jamie Cullum
Recipe For Love Harry Connick Jr
Straighten Up And Fly Right Nat King Cole/Robbie Williams
Strangers In The Night Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind (Big Band arrangement) Frank Sinatra
Sway Michael Buble
That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
That's Amore Dean Martin
That's Life Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Michael Buble
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Michael Buble (Lou Rawls)
My Baby Just Cares For Me Nina Simone
Satin Doll Duke Ellington/Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz, Blues & Easy Listening
Autumn Leaves American Songbook Standard
But Not For Me American Songbook Standard
Close To You - Harry Connick Jr arr
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans American Songbook Standard
East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) Diana Krall
Girl From Ipenema Astrud Gilberto
I Get A Kick Out of You Jamie Cullum
I Left My Heart In San Francisco Tony Bennett
I Only Have Eyes For You American Songbook Standard
It Had To Be You Tony Bennett
I've Got You Under My Skin American Songbook Standard
Like Someone In Love Chet Baker
My Funny Valentine Frank Sinatra
Paper Moon Nat King Cole
Quando Quando Quando Michael Buble & Nelly Furtado
Rags To Riches Tony Bennett
Route 66 Nat King Cole
Singin' In The Rain Jamie Cullum
Slow Boat To China American Songbook Standard
Stormy Weather Lena Horne/Dinah Washington
Summer Wind (Jazz quartet arrangement) American Songbook Standard
Summertime Billie Holliday
That's All Michael Buble
The Good Life Tony Bennett
This Masquerade George Benson
What A Difference A Day Makes Jamie Cullum
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
You Do Something To Me American Songbook Standard
Born Free Andy Williams/Matt Munro
Crazy Patsy Cline
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) Irish Traditional
From Russia With Love Matt Munro
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
Moon River Andy Williams
We Have All The Time In The World Louis Armstrong

Jon'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I've been told that sometimes people are surprised the performance is live and not a recording. I'm often complimented on the mix of different styles I perform, meaning I often have people of all ages dancing.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Robert Palmer for the huge variety of music he love and performed, from gutteral rock, soul and blues, to electronic music, funk, calypso and big band. Tony Bennett - his effortless and timelessly cool grasp of the American Songbook plus the way he can switch from tender, fragile phrases to sustained and powerful ones is still amazing.

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

Just let me know - slight changes in timings can easily be accommodated and we can change the details and price if you plans change hugely. Always happy to be flexible!

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

Background music before and between performance sets are included as standard if you do not have your own DJ. If you wish to add extra for either an automated Disco playlist (£75 for 2 hours) or a full DJ & lighting service for the whole evening starting from £175 for 4-5 hours.

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on venue access and size of set up booked but we usually aim to arrive at least 45 minutes before the performance begins. For larger show with multiple lighting/staging upgrades this can take up to 90minutes.

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

We will always consult with you on the kind of music & performance style you would prefer. Specific songs requests are available within higher budget events or can be added as optional Add Ons for lower budget events.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely, yes! We will supply professional PA (sound system), music and music playout (including backups), microphones and even compact stage lighting as standard, all to suit the size of performance space and number of guests. The only addition is for audience over 250, where additional sound reinforcement may need to be hired in as an Add-On service.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Subject to the song being in my range and available as a quality backing track, new songs can certainly be learnt and included in performances. This is included in the fee for higher budget events, or can be added from £50 for lower budget bookings.
Electronic, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, House, Industrial, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Christmas, Ambient, 1920s era music, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Alternative rock, Britpop, Glam rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Power rock, Punk rock, Film / TV music, Ibiza club
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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