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Jon Hart - Award-Winning Guitarist-Singer

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Multi-award-winning fingerstyle guitarist-singer based in Surrey. I've performed at hundreds of shows including the Isle of Wight Festival.
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Jon Hart is a multi-award-winning fingerstyle singer-songwriter. Imagine the sound of a live acoustic duo/trio played solo. Jon is an acoustic wedding guitarist and wedding singer that incorporates vocal harmony, fingerstyle guitar and the occasional beatboxing to add a unique twist to those classic covers from all eras (from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran). With a high energy solo performance and experience that spans over a decade, he leaves audiences craving more. By using specialist equipment (no backing tracks), Jon thickens the sound by using a vocal harmony pedal and looping pedal for beatboxing. This gives the impression there are many musicians, or even a small band playing. Jon's setup is small and can fit into all venues, but can still create a sound that is powerful or intimate. He has also received critical acclaim from across the acoustic guitar world for his debut album ‘Reborn’ (co-produced by Chris Woods Groove), folk-fingerstyle album 'Set Adrift' with Daryl Kellie and three EPs ‘Defuse’, ‘Sticks & Stones’ and ‘Momento’ (the latter produced by Declan Zapala). He has toured throughout the UK (recently with Maneli Jamal) and Europe, with performances at Isle of Wight Festival, London Acoustic Guitar Show, The Turner Sims Concert Hall, and Ullapool Guitar Festival where he co-headlined with fingerstyle legend Preston Reed.

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Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
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Genres:
Folk, Folk rock, Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Christmas, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Originals, Easy listening
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Composer, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

= 50s =
Johnny Be Goode – Chuck Berry
That’s All Right Mama – Elvis
= 60s =
All you need is love - The Beatles
Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Crossroads - Cream / Eric Clapton
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
God only knows - Beach Boys
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
House of the rising sun – The Animals
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Love me do – The Beatles
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Stand by me – Ben E King
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
= 70s =
Aint no Sunshine – Bill Withers
Alright Now – Free
Dancing in the moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Don’t Stop Me now - Queen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Hotel California – The Eagles
I shot the sheriff - Bob Marley
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Knocking on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Let it be – The Beatles
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Money - Pink Floyd
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stuck in the Middle – Steelers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynyrd
Take It Easy – The Eagles
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Three Little Birds / One Love – Bob Marley
Your Song - Elton John
= 80s =
500 Miles – The Pretenders
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
Beat It - Michael Jackson (Also Guitar Arrangement)
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Englishman In New York – Sting
Every Breath You Take – Sting
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Free Fallin - Tom Petty / John Mayer
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (Also Guitar Arrangement)
Higher Love - Steve Winwood/James Vincent Mc Morrow
I Still Haven’t Found What I'm looking For– U2
Living on a prayer - Bonjovi
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses/Taken by Trees
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
Time After Time - Cyndi lauper (Also Guitar Arrangement)
True Colours – Cyndi lauper/Phil Collins
With or without you – U2
= 90s =
Angels – Robbie Williams
Babylon – David Gray
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Fields of Gold – Sting
Heaven - DJ Sammy / Bryan Adams
High & Dry - Radiohead
Just Looking – Stereophonics
Losing My Religion – REM
More Than Words - Extreme
Place you hands - Reef
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Secret Smile – Semisonic
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Smells Like teen spirit - Nirvana (mellow version)
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Wade in the water – Eva Cassidy
Weather with you – Crowded House
Wonderwall - Oasis
= 00s =
A Team - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
All of me - John Legend
Beggin - Madcon
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Boulavard of broken dreams – Green Day
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Clocks - Coldplay
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Fix You - Coldplay
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Handbags & Gladrags - Stereophonics version
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey there Delilah – Plain White Tees
Hey Ya - Outcast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
How long will I love you - Ellie Golding
I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Lego house – Ed Sheeran
Let her go - Passenger
Little Things - One Direction / Ed Sheeran
Make you feel my love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars (mellow arrangement)
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Ordinary People - John Legend
Only Love - Ben Howard
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Sex of Fire – Kings of Leon
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sky full of stars - Coldplay
Somebody I used to know – Gotye
Somebody told me – The Killers
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake me up - Avicii
Waves - Mr Probz
We found love - Rihanna
Yellow - Coldplay
You’ve got the Love – Florence and the Machine
= Medleys =
Another Day in Paradise & Crazy
Englishman in New York & I need a dollar
Hallelujah and Time after Time
I'm Yours & Stand by Me
Save tonight & Wake me up
Summer of 69 & Go your own way
Use somebody & Dream catch me
Wonderwall & Mr Writer
You've got the love & Crazy
= Originals =
Windchime
Father
Lost at Sea
Poison Envy
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love my unique fingerstyle guitar-singing take on classic songs. I then add in some looping, beatboxing and vocal harmony to create a multi-dimensional sound that can be played in any location.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Oaks Farm, Nonsuch Mansion, Gate Street Barn, Farnham Castle, The Oak Barn, Nutfield Priory, Woldingham Golf Club, Surrey Downs Golf Club, Reigate Hill, Smallfield Place, The Cricketers, Zinnia Gardens, Brooklands Museum, Hartsfield Manor, Rivervale Barn many more. I've also played weddings in France, Croatia, Cyprus, Mauritius and Scotland.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jon Gomm, Newton Faulkner & Sting

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

Isle of Wight Festival

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 us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. You can plug your phone or tablet (which must have a headphone input) into my acoustic amp.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 before the performance time.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'mm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I always bring my own gear :)

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included on my song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into arranging and practising etc.

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£500
Up to 3 hours£750
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£500
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 1 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£750
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Keri E
2 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Jon was excellent! He was friendly and professional. Loved the music and guitar work, would certainly book him again. Thankyou Jon.

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Natasha S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely incredible! Thank you Jon, you are an amazing singer and a lovely person.

Reply from Jon
4 months ago

Thank you so much Natasha 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Tamara T
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing!

Reply from Jon
4 months ago

Thank you so much Tamara 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Laura P
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jon was great, super flexible and a great musician!

Reply from Jon
4 months ago

Thank you so much Laura 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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Rhys P
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Marrakesh
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5 out of 5

Jon was fantastic from the moment we contacted him, we booked him to come out to our wedding in Marrakesh, he was great at organising himself in terms of logistics and transport - keeping us informed of everything.He has a great repertoire, pretty extensive and enough for everyone. He was very flexible in that he was able to move location last minute in terms of where he played, able to bring out his own equipment ( the venue had next to none). On the night he sounded great playing my wife down the aisle and when playing his midnight set got everyone singing along to Wonderwall - so amazing! really got everyone into the spirit of it and night to remember forever - thanks Jon!

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Catherine B
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Rook Lane
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5 out of 5

We booked Jon to play at our wedding last month - both at our church service and a set at our evening reception. He was professional, adaptable and very friendly and we would highly recomend him for any event. At the church, we had a song request that wasn't on his list yet he went above and beyond to learn and perfect an accoustic version and it absolutely amazing (and bought a tear to the eyes of many guests!). He set the tone for the evening by getting everyone on their feet, dancing and singing along to selection of fantastic covers that he had recomended. Jon - thank you for all your hardwork and for making our day so special. Cath and James x

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