Josh Wylie

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Are you wanting a chilled acoustic ambience for a wedding? A Kings of Swing styled evening to add some class to your event? An upbeat mix to get your guests busting some moves?! A wartime/Vintage songbook? Or perhaps a mixture? Well look no further! Josh Wylie offers all of this and more. Originally trained in Musical Theatre at the London College of Music, Josh is no stranger to performing. After appearing on the West End stage in Mikado and touring South America, Josh became self-employed. An ever-growing repertoire includes genres: Pop, Rock, Country, Swing/Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Easy Listening, Wartime/Vintage, a little theatre, and of course Christmas Carol's and Bublé/Sinatra style festive classics. There is literally something for every musical taste! 2017 was Josh's first year as a self-employed artist and he travelled across 10 different counties providing music at Weddings, Cocktail Bars, Pubs, Clubs, Festivals, Care Homes, Private birthday parties, garden parties, hotels & much more! Book Josh Wylie for your event today, and relax in the confidence that professional entertainment is guaranteed! SO YOU'RE NOT WASTING MY TIME OR YOUR OWN TIME, PLEASE REVIEW MY SONGLIST CAREFULLY MAKING SURE I'M THE TYPE OF ARTIST YOU DESIRE. I DO NOT SING MOTOWN/FUNK OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE LISTED IT UNDER MY GENRES..... PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL QUOTES ARE REFLECTIVE OF TWENTY % PERCENTAGE CUT, TRAVEL, AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION (IF THE LATER IS NEEDED).

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Josh's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sonia B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Our wedding day was perfect , josh was brilliant from time booking . We discussed song choices . The set list was perfect , josh has wonderful voice .all our wedding guest got up dancing ,, brilliant vocalist .I would definitely book josh again ,, wishing him all the very best for the future ,THANKYOU so much josh kind regards sonia and Kevin x

Reply from Josh
10 months ago

Thank you Sonia and Kevin for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to sing at your wedding, Kind Regards Josh x

Marie B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fab gig, everyone enjoyed themselves with a well balanced selection of songs to suit all age groups. 5 stars from Harbour Lights, Lincoln.

2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Josh provided fabulous entertainment for my 1950s themed 50th birthday party. Everyone was really impressed with his performance and loved his voice. Josh was really helpful And very professional- I would recommend him highly. My event was a garden party with about 50 people and Josh managed it perfectly!

Peggy C
2 years ago
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4.5 out of 5

Thank you Josh we thoroughly enjoyed the selection of songs you sang.

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June H
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 9 Market Pl
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5 out of 5

We hired Josh Wylie as a singer for our 1940s event. We were extremely pleased with his performances, fantastic entertainer and very easy to do business with. Professional and willing to adapt to our needs for a 40s playlist. Many thanks and kind regards. Alford 1940s weekend event.

Gareth L
1 year ago, for a Hotel / Restaurant event in 17 High St
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5 out of 5

Josh has a wonderful voice and did a fantastic performance at our vintage-themed event. He was also a pleasure to work with, arriving in plenty of time and worked well with the other artists we had booked to perform at the same location throughout the day.

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Josh's Song list

(Guitar 2000s)
1. Easy on Me - Adele
2. All my Tears - Ane Brun (Peaky Blinders Series 3 Finale)
3. Complicated - Avril Lavigne
4. Ciao Adios - Anne-Marie
5. This is the Life - Amy Macdonald
6. Sweet but Psycho - Ava Max
7. Faith's song - Amy Wade (Keeping Faith BBC Drama)
8. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
9. Everything I wanted - Billie Eilish
10. Year 3000 - Busted
11. Marry You - Bruno Mars
12. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
13. Wherever you will Go - The Calling
14. Fix You - Coldplay
15. Magic - Coldplay
16. Yellow - Coldplay
17. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
18. Titanium - David Guetta
19. I Can't Read You - Daniel Bedingfield
20. Get Lucky - Daft Punk
21. Better Days - Dermot Kennedy
22. Power over Me - Dermot Kennedy
23. White Flag - Dido
24. Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
25. New Rules - Dua Lipa
26. Bad Habbits - Ed Sheeran
27. A Team/Fast Car/Galway Girl/Lego House/Thinking out Loud Medley - Ed Sheeran
28. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
29. Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
30. Cold Heart - Elton John ft. Dua Lipa
31. Hero - Enrique Iglesias
32. Mad World - Gary Jules
33. Budapest - George Ezra
34. Shotgun - George Ezra
35. A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
36. Adore You - Harry Styles
37. Falling - Harry Styles
38. Golden - Harry Styles
39. Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
40. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
41. Avalanche - James Arthur
42. Falling Like the Stars - James Arthur
43. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
44. Hold back the River - James Bay
45. You're Beautiful- James Blunt
46. Better Together - Jack Johnson
47. Broken Strings - James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado
48. Pieces Don't Fit Anymore - James Morrison
49. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
50. Heart & Heart - Joel Corry
51. All of Me - John Legend
52. Gravity - John Mayer
53. Half of my Heart - John Mayer
54. Ruby - Kaiser Cheifs
55. Firework - Katy Perry
56. Somewhere Only We know - Keane
57. Mr Brightside - The Killers
58. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
59. Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
60. She Will be Loved - Maroon 5
61. Crazy Love - Michael Bublé
62. I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
63. Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
64. Starlight - Muse
65. She's On The Loose - Nial Horan
66. Let Her Go - Passenger
67. America - Razorlight
68. Golden Touch - Razorlight
69. Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
70. Umbrella - Rihanna
71. Feel - Robbie Williams
72. If Tomorrow Never Comes - Ronan Keating
73. Life is a Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
74. Stay with Me - Sam Smith
75. Elvis isn't Dead - Scouting for Girls
76. Strangers - Sigrid
77. The Man Who Can't be Moved - The Script
78. Señorita - Shaun Mendes
79. Stitches - Shaun Mendes
80. Have a nice day - Stereophonics
81. Dry your Eyes - The Streets
82. Wooden Boat - Take That
83. Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
84. Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
85. Funky Mashup Medley - *various years* (Saturday Night, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Simply the Best, Gold, Waterloo).
(Backing Tracks 2000s)
86. How to Save a Life - The Fray
87. Good Riddance (Time of your life) - Green Day
88. Hurt - Johnny Cash version
89. Cry Me a River - Michael Bublé
90. Everything - Michael Bublé
91. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
92. Lost - Michael Bublé
93. Hey there Delilah - Plain White T's
94. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (also on acoustic guitar)
95. All time Low - The Wanted
(Guitar 90s)
96. No Matter What - Boyzone
97. Bailamos - Enrique Iglesias
98. Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
99. Under the Sea - Little Mermaid
100. Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
101. Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
102. Angels - Robbie Williams (Also on backing track)
103. You're Still the One - Shania Twain
(Backing Tracks 90s)
104. Babylon - David Gray
105. Mambo No.5 Lou Bega
106. Dance the night away - The Mavericks
107. Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex
108. She's the One - Robbie Williams (Also on guitar)
(Guitar 80s)
109. Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
110. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns & Roses
111. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
112. Don't Stop Believing - The Journey
113. America - Neil Diamond
114. Never Gonna Give You up - Rick Astley
115. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
116. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
(Backing Tracks 80s)
117. Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
118. When the Going Gets Tough - Billy 119. Ocean (Boyzone version)
120. Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
121. Let's Dance - David Bowie
122. It Must Be Love - Madness
123. Heartlight - Neil Diamond
124. Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
125. Kingston Town - UB40 Version
126. I'm Your Man - Wham!
(Guitar 70s)
127. Knockin' on Heaven's door - Bob Dylan
128. Oh What a Circus - David Essex from the musical 'Evita'
129. Sorry seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John
130. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell (also on backing track)
131. Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
132. Country Roads - John Denver (also on backing track)
133. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Sknyrd (also on acoustic guitar)
134. Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
(Backing Tracks 70s)
135. Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
136. Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood of Man
137. Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
138. Don't Let the Sun go Down on me - Elton John
139. Hold Me Close - David Essex
140. It's Four in the Morning - Faron Young
141. How Sweet it is to be Loved by You - James Taylor
142. Greased Lightning, from Grease - John Travolta
143. Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers
144. Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
145. Forever in Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
146. Is this the Way to Amarillo - Tony Christie
147. I Love to Boogie - T. Rex
148. Juke Box Jive - The Rubettes
(Guitar 60s)
149. Moonriver - Audrey Hepburn
150. Close Every Door to Me - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
151. Hey Jude - The Beatles
152. Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival
153. Runaround Sue - Dion DiMucci
154. Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
155. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
156. Make the World Go Away - Hank Cochran
157. Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
158. Distant Drums - Jim Reeves
159. Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (also on backing track)
160. Bare Neccessities - Jungle Book
161. They Call the Wind Maria - Paint Your Wagon
162. Be my Baby - The Ronettes
163. My Favourite Things - The Sound of Music
(Backing Tracks 60s)
164. Yesterday - The Beatles
165. Things - Bobby Darin
166. Take Good Care of my Baby - Bobby Vee
167. ( I don't Know Why) But I Do Clarence "Frogman" Henry original - my version is Charley Pride Country version from 1996
168. In the Country - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
169. Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard & The Shadows
170. Three Steps to Heaven - Eddie Cochran (Showoddywaddy Version)
171. Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
172. Return to Sender - Elvis Presley
173. Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
174. Welcome to my World - Jim Reeves
175. Born Free - Matt Monro
176. Portrait of my Love - Matt Monro
177. Daydream Believer - The Monkees
178. I'm a Believer - The Monkees (also on guitar)
179. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
180. Happy Birthday sweet sixteen - Neil Sedaka
181. King of the Road - Roger Miller
182. Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
183. Love Is All Around - The Troggs
184. Wild Thing - The Troggs
185. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
(Guitar 50s)
186. Earth Angel - The Penguins
(Backing Tracks 50s)
*Please Note: The majority of 50s repertoire appears in the 'Kings of Swing Show' list.
187. Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
188. Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly
189. That'll be the Day - Buddy Holly
190. Living Doll - Cliff Richard
191. A Teenager in Love - Dion & The Belmonts
192. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
193. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
194. He'll Have to go - Jim Reeves
195. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
196. On the Street Where you Live - Lerner & Loewe
197. How Much is that Doggie in the Window - Patti Page
(Other backing tracks 40s)
198. Oh what a Beautiful Morning - Oaklahoma - Rodgers & Hammerstein
199. Some Enchanted Evening, from South Pacific - Rodgers & Hammerstein
(Kings of Swing Show)
# = appears in another setlist
200. Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby
201. Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
202. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
203. Ain't that a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
204. Baby Face - Dean Martin
205. Bye bye Blackbird - Dean Martin
206. Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
207. Sway - Dean Martin
208. That's Amore - Dean Martin
209. As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra Version
210. Around the World - Frank Sinatra version
211. Blue Moon - Frank Sinatra
212. Blue Skies - Frank Sinatra
213. Come Fly with me - Frank Sinatra
214. Fly me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
215. It Happend in Monterey - Frank Sinatra
216. Luck be a Lady - Frank Sinatra
217. The Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
218. My Kind of Town - Frank Sinatra
219. My Way - Frank Sinatra
220. Makin' Whoopee - Frank Sinatra
221. New York New York - Frank Sinatra
222. One for my Baby - Frank Sinatra
223. They Can't take that away from me - Frank Sinatra
224. That's Life - Frank Sinatra
225. Too Marvelous for Words - Frank Sinatra
226. Send in the Clowns - Frank Sinatra
227. Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
228. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
229. The Way you look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
230. You Make me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
231. Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
232. Home - Michael Bublé
233. I've got you under my Skin - Michael Bublé version
234. Me and Mrs Jones - Michael Bublé
235. Moondance - Michael Bublé
236. Peroxide Swing - Michael Bublé
237. Save the Last Dance for Me - Michael Bublé
238. That's how it goes - Michael Bublé
239. Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
240. Let's Face the Music and Dance - Nat King Cole
241. La Perfidia - Nat King Cole
242. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
243. More - Nat King Cole
244. These Foolish Things (Remind me of You) Nat King Cole
245. Route 66 - Nat King Cole
246. Straighten up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
247. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
248. Walkin' My Baby Back Home - Nat King Cole
249. When I fall in Love - Nat King Cole
250. Puttin on the Ritz - Robbie Williams version
251. Mr Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.
Key - Guitar songs are marked with a star* several 40s swing songs get included in my wartime setlist
252. It's a Hap-Hap Happy Day - Arthur Askey
253. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
254. Bye Bye Blackbird - Dean Martin version
*. As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra version* appears in another setlist so not numbered
255. You are my Sunshine - Johnny Cash
256. Goodnight Irene* - Lead Belly
257. Edelweiss* - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
258. Bless em' all/Siegfried Line/Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major Medley - Vera Lynn
259. It's a long way to Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles Medley
260. (There'll be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
261. We'll meet Again - Vera Lynn
262. Wish me Luck - Vera Lynn
Other appropriate:
263. Jerusalem* - Sir Hubert Parry & Sir Edward Elgar
264. Land of Hope and Glory - Edward Elgar & A. C. Benson
265. "God Save the King" The National
(Christmas Backing Tracks 'Swing Style')
266. An Old Christmas Card
267. Blue Christmas
268. The Christmas Song
269. Frosty the Snowman
270. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
271. Holly Jolly Christmas
272. I'll be home for Christmas
273. It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
274. Jingle Bells
275. Let it Snow
276. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
277. Santa Baby
278. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
279. Winter Wonderland
280. White Christmas
(Christmas Carol's on Guitar)
281. Away in a Manger
282. Driving Home for Christmas
283. Fairytale of New York
284. The First Noel
285. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
286. In the Bleak Midwinter
287. Joy to the World
288. Last Christmas
289. Little Drummer Boy
290. O come All Ye Faithful
291. Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
292. Silent Night
293. Twelve days of Christmas
294. We Three Kings
295. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
296. While Shepherds Watched
(Original guitar songs - also available online)
297. Waiting game
298. Under the sun
299. Visceral Butterflies
300. Girl from Rosario
301. Rockets in your mind
Josh Wylie is also a singer-songwriter and poet.
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Josh's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Pub/Club Entertainment
Includes two one hour sets (with a 30 minute interval) Price subject to change depending on venue distance
Entertainment to make your day extra special and memorable.
Wartime classics blended with a small mix of 30s, 20s oldies.
Drinks Reception
Music during your drinks reception
Christmas Swing Entertainment
Christmas Swing music to spread some of that festive cheer!
Kings Of Swing Tribute Fine Dining
All the swing classics from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin & more!
Kings of Swing Corporate Package
Add some extra class to your corporate event with all the greatest hits from the 'Kings of Swing'.
Celebrate The New Year Right
Josh Wylie performs an exploding set of songs through the years across a variety of genres such as; Pop, Rock, Country & more!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My ability to entertain first and foremost! My attention to detail, my punctuality and ability to engage my audience; leaving them with a lasting fond memory of the event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights include; Manorbier Castle in Wales for a private wedding function, Thanet Indoor Bowls Club, Hidden Rooms Cocktail Lounge in Cambridge, The Savoy and The Dorchester Hotel and The Wollaston Inn (The Nag's Head) as it was famously known as. I believe the above that I can adapt my act and repertoire to suit any venue and occasion.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Frank Sinatra & Neil Diamond

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

The Savoy Hotel & The Dorchester Hotel in London as part of Society of Stars gig where I performed as a tribute to my idol 'Frank Sinatra'.

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

I am flexible to my clients needs as long as I'm given prior notice of a time change for an event. I just politely ask that all timings are confirmed 2 weeks prior to the event so I can plan accordingly.

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

I always provide a music playlist via my PA prior to my performance & during an interval at no extra cost. If you require music following my sets or for longer than the period of hours stated in the booking; this will be at an extra cost of £75 per hour standard rate/£100 special dates.

How much time do you need to set up?

In some instances it can take me just 10-15 minutes to set up, however preparation is key and therefore I like to arrive at the venue at least an hour before guests arrive so I can meet the host, setup and soundcheck. I feel this also gives the host a last opportunity to ask any questions, and it gives us both clarity and peace of mind.

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

I have 300 songs for you to choose from at your leisure. I bring songbooks with me, so your guests can select a few that aren't in the pre-arranged setlist and request. If you have a personal favourite, you can ask if I can learn it prior to the gig.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Certainly! I'm always well prepared! I have 2 systems, one is battery powered so if a venue's electrics fail or trip, the music will go on!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you free of charge. For additional songs there will be a £30 charge. This is to cover rehearsal time, track costs etc.
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Easy listening, Originals, Country, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Tribute, Alternative rock, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Glam rock, Britpop, Swing, Jazz, Military
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Songwriter, Perfect pitch
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