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About Josh Kerwin

A perfect fit for any event from clubs to charity balls! Live performance veteran with 800+ gigs played. Your guests will love the music!
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“My dad refused to teach me piano, SO I SAID FINE, AND TAUGHT MYSELF.” Josh Kerwin isn’t your average performer. His punchy self taught piano blends with sturdy trained vocals to produce something unique. Josh grew up in rural Indiana on a diet of Bruce Springsteen and The Who, but really found his love for music with the discovery of Ben Folds. Josh chose to pursue playing piano and started writing almost immediately after. That was back in 2009. Since then, Josh has gone on to win collegiate talent competitions, battle of the bands, and fan-favorite in songwriting contests. Josh has spent the last 6 years playing and performing professionally around SW Florida at everywhere from bars to charity balls. No event is complete without the live music of Josh Kerwin! If you have any questions or would just like to chat, please reach out!

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Indie, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Folk rock, Folk, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Motown, Americana, Acoustic, Rock, Classic rock, Alternative rock
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, MC, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Sittin on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Desperado - The Eagles
All My Loving - The Beatles
Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
Come Together - The Beatles
Emoji of a Wave - John Mayer
Everything - Michael Buble
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Who Says - John Mayer
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The Weight - The Band
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Stop This Train - John Mayer
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room - John Mayer
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Ok It's Alright With Me - Eric Hutchinson
No Diggity - Chet Faker
Make Me Smile - Chicago
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Danny's Song - Loggins and Messina
Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea - George Harrison
Hey Ya (Slow Version) - OutKast
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Brick - Ben Folds
She Talks to Angels - The Black Crowes
Yellow - Coldplay
The Way - Fastball
Something - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
A Day In The Life - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Hotel California - The Eagles
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Help - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Let It Be - The Beatles
Brandy You're A Fine Girl - Looking Glass
All Of Me - John Legend
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
American Girl - Tom Petty
Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
My Girl - The Temptations
Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me - Billy Joel
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Movin Out - Billy Joel
Across The Universe - The Beatles
Overkill - Colin Hay
Wonderwall - Oasis
Stranger Things Have Happened - Foo Fighters
Imagine - John Lennon
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
Fix You - Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Sweet Pea - Amos Lee
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Beautiful World - Colin Hay
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
Brighter Than Sunshine - Aqualung
Love Will Keep Us Alive - The Eagles
Pinch Me - The Barenaked Ladies
Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
American Pie - Don McLean
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
I Can See Clearly Now - Otis Redding
Jamming - Bob Marley
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
This Love - Maroon 5
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
When A Heart Breaks - Ben Rector
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Use Me - Bill Withers
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Best Part - Daniel Caesar
Africa - Toto
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - CCR
Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes - Edison Lighthouse
Ariel - Dean Friedman
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
Daughters - John Mayer
Something Like Olivia - John Mayer
Perfectly Lonely - John Mayer
Gravity - John Mayer
No Such Thing - John Mayer
Clocks - Coldplay
Paradise - Coldplay
In My Place - Coldplay
Charlie Brown - Coldplay
Politik - Coldplay
Yes - Coldplay
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Free - Zac Brown Band
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Bring It On Home To Me - Same Cooke
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Your Man - Josh Turner
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Island In The Sun - Weezer
Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Lucky - Jason Mraz
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
Temptation Eyes - The Grass Roots
Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Frank, and Reynolds
Rocket Man - Elton John
Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Best Of My Love - The Eagles
Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Your Song - Elton John
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry
I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Forever Young - Rod Stewart
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Every Breath You Take - The Police
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
10,000 Hours - Dan and Shay
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
In My Life - The Beatles
Rich Girl - Hall & Oates
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Easy - The Commodores
Hello I Love You - The Doors
Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler
A Long December - Counting Crows
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dancing With A Stranger - Sam Smith
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Don't Do It - The Band
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Me And Julio - Paul Simon
Can't Stop - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Brandy - Looking Glass
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Psycho Killer - The Talking Heads
Take A Picture - Filter
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
Basket Case - Green Day
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
As It Was - Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
3am - Matchbox Twenty
Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
...and many more!!!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People tend to love my ability to work with my audience; talking and making jokes throughout the performance. It's not just music, it's a show.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've played at countless bars and country clubs across not only SW Florida, but the United States and now the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My biggest influences would have to be John Mayer, The Beatles, and Coldplay.

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

I've mostly done your average bar gigs and country clubs, but I did win quite a large battle of the bands playing as a solo act.

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.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're 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 bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our 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 £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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£175
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
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. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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From Encore customers:

Sarah T
3 months ago
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Jayne D
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

A fantastic performer with a great range of music, I would highly recommend!!

From other customers:

Katie E
2 years ago

Josh is exactly what SWFL needed! He is beyond talented and has a way to get the 8 year olds and 80 year olds up and dancing! He reads the room and provides an unparalleled energy for any occasion. He is our top choice for entertainment for our restaurant group. No matter the size of your function, event, or establishment… the ones in the back will enjoy his music just as much as the ones sitting closest to him!

Stephen J
1 year ago

A wonderfully talented Musician and Entertainer! We were so thrilled to find Josh! The 50th Birthday Party was an incredible success thanks to Josh!