Singing guitarist

Jules Pais

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About Jules

I have over 20 years' experience as a guitarist and vocalist with a broad repertoire.
Singing guitarist
London
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Jules is an experienced professional guitarist with a wealth of live and recording experience. He is also a writer, composer and teacher. He plays a range of styles including soul, funk, jazz, rock and blues with an ever expanding repertoire. He has established roles in several musical projects and deputizes in numerous others. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including The Divine Comedy, Boy George, Sinead O'Connor, Carleen Anderson, Leon Ware and Noel McKoy. His influences as a guitarist include Robben Ford, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Grant Green and Nile Rodgers. As a vocalist, Jules is a powerful baritone with a repertoire covering James Brown, Van Morrison, the Doobie Brothers, Otis Redding and David Bowie.

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Musicianship
Genres:
1980s era music, 1970s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Easy listening, 1960s era music, R&B, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Britpop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Wedding proposal, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Composer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Sound technician, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Lyricist, Songwriter, Live looping
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Song list

Function songs
1999 Prince
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
20th Century Boy T-Rex
500 Miles The Proclaimers
54-46 Was My Number Toots and The Maytails
A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
A Little Less Conversation Elvis Presley
Addicted to love Robert Palmer
Africa Toto
Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers
All Night Long Lionel Richie
All Right Now Free
All The Small Things Blink 182
Alright Now Free
Amazing Grace Gospel Standard
American Pie Don McLean
Angels Robbie Williams
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Baby Give It Up KC & The Sunshine Band
Bad Moon Rising CCR
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Black Magic Woman Santana
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Reggae style
Can't Stop the Feeling Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off You Frankie Valli
Celebration Kool and the gang
Chelsea Dagger The Fratellis
Come Together The Beatles
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Crazy Love Van Morrison
Creep Radiohead
Cry Me A River Julie London
Dancing In The Moonlight Toploader
Dock of the bay Otis Redding
Don't Know Why Norah Jones
Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis
Don't stop me now Queen
Easy Lionel Richie
Englishman In New York Sting
Every Breath You Take The Police
Everybody Wants to Rule the World Tears For Fears
Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
Faith George Michael
Feeling Good Nina Simone
Feels Calvin Harris feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean
Fly Me To The Moon (Uptempo) Frank Sinatra
Footloose Kenny Loggins
For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
Get Lucky Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams
Get Up (Sex Machine) James Brown
Give Me The Night George Benson
Happy Pharell Williams
Hard To Handle Otis Redding
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hey Ya OutKast
Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Hotel California Eagles
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Marvin Gaye
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys
I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Has Gone Johnny Nash
I can't go for that Hall and Oates
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You Elvis Presley
I Got You (I Feel Good) James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
I Shot The Sherrif Bob Marley
I Still haven't found what i'm looking for U2
I Wanna Be Like You Disney
I Wish Stevie Wonder
I Wish I Knew How It Would Be To Be Free Nina Simone
I'll play the blues for you Albert King
I'm A Believer The Monkees
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Is This Love Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Jammin' Bob Marley
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash The Rolling Stones
Just The Two Of Us Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
Kiss Prince
Knocking on Heaven's Door Guns and Roses
Last Nite The Strokes
Lean On Me Bill Withers
Let's Dance David Bowie
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Living On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Look Good On The Dance Floor Artic Monkeys
Love struck baby Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Lust For Life Iggy Pop
Maria Maria Santana
Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Moondance Van Morrison
Moves like Jagger Maroon 5
Mr Brightside The Killers
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
My Girl Temptations
Need your love so bad Peter Green
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
No woman no cry Bob Marley
Ordinary People John Legend
Over The Rainbow Eric Clapton
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Purple Rain Prince
Redemption Song Bob Marley
Rehab Amy Winehouse
Rock With You Michael Jackson
Rude MAGIC!
Saw Her Standing There The Beatles
September Earth, Wind & Fire
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
She's Electric Oasis
Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon
Signed Sealed And Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder
Sit Down James
Smooth Santana
Song 2 Blur
Stand By Me Ben E King
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Summer Of '69 Bryan Adams
Summertime Billie Holiday
Sunny Bobby Hebb
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Suspicious minds Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Sweet child of mine Guns and Roses
Sweet dreams the Eurythnmics
Tainted Love Ed Cobb
Tears on my pillow Johnny Nash
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
The Girl from ipanema Jobim
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Twist And Shout The Beatles
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Use somebody Kings of Leon
Valerie Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse
What a wonderful world Louis Armstrong
What's Going On Marvin Gaye
Where the streets have no name U2
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wonderful World Sam Cooke
Wonderwall Oasis
Yellow Coldplay
You Really Got Me The Kinks
You To Me Are Everything The Real Thing
Your song Elton John
Acoustic
A little less Conversation - Elvis Presley
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cook
A whiter shade of pale - Procol Harem
Africa - Toto
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Alright now - Free
American Pie - Don McLean
Angels - Robbie Williams
As - Stevie Wonder
Baby I'm a want you - Bread
Bad Moon Rising – Creedance Clearwater Revival
Big Yellow Taxi - Bob Dylan
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Can't find my way home - Blind Faith
Change the World - Eric Clapton
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Cry me a River - Julie London
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Dancing Queen - Abba
Dirty old town - The Pogues
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don't stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don't stop me now - Queen
Englishman in New York - Sting
Escape (Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Neilson
Everything I own - Ken Booth
Eye of the tiger - Survivor
Faith - George Michael
Feel like makin love - Roberta Flack
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy – Pharell Williams
Harvest for the World - Isley Brothers
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Ya – Outkast
Hold back the river - James Bay
Hotel California – The Eagles
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I heard it through the grapevine
I saw her standing there - The Beatles
I wanna know what love is - Foreigner
I wish i knew what it is to be free - Nina Simone
If you really love me - Stevie Wonder
I'm gonna be 500 miles - The Proclaimers
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just like heaven - The Cure
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Keep on running - Spencer Davis Group
Knocking On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love the one you're with - Crosby, Stills and Nash
Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
Moondance - Van Morrison
Motherless child - Eric Clapton
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My cherie amour - Stevie Wonder
My Girl – The Temptations
Never gonna give you up - Rick Astley
Nothing compares 2 u - Prince
Ordinary People - John Legend
Redemption Song – Bob Marley
Rocket man - Elton John
Rock with you - Michael Jackson
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
She’s Electric – Oasis
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Something – The Beatles
Somewhere in my heart - Aztec Camera
Somewhere over the rainbow - Eric Clapton
Stand by me - Ben E King
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Sugarman - Rodriguez
Summertime -
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sympathy for the devil - Rolling Stones
Take me home country roads - John Denver
Tempted - Squeeze
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Three little birds - Bob Marley
Too good to be true - Andy Williams
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Under The Bridge – RHCP
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Wanted - Bon Jovi
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderwall – Oasis
You can call me Al - Paul Simon
90's to present
7 Nation Army – White Stripes
All the Small Things
Are You Going To Be My Girl – Jet
Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz
Baby i love your way Big Mountain
Basket Case - Green Day
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Creep - Radiohead
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Feels - Calvin Harris
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharell Williams
Hey Ya – Outkast
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Last Nite – The Strokes
Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – Killers
Ordinary People John Legend
Place Your Hands – Reef
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rude - MAGIC!
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She’s Electric – Oasis
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Smooth - Santana
Somebody Told Me – Killers
Tangled up in love - The Rifle s
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Times like These - Foofighters
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
You are my destiny Lionel Ritchie
Wonderwall – Oasis
House
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderwall – Oasis
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love my choice of songs and passion with which I perform them

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

London venues include: Brixton Academy, Jazz Cafe, The Roundhouse, The Scoop, Ronnie Scotts, The Bedford, O'Neill's, Meatliquor, The Gourmet Bar, Novikov, The Primo Bar, Wembley Stadium bar,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Nina Simone

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

The most high- profile gig was a live performance on the Ken Bruce show on Radio 2 with the Divine Comedy, broadcast from BBC Maida Vale

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

If you need to amend the details of your booking, please do get in touch as I aim to be as flexible as I can to ensure your event runs according to your wishes.

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

Yes, I can play a Spotify playlist between sets at no extra charge. If you would like music for the duration of an hour after my final set, I would charge an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would need an hour to set up and a performance area of 1.5 metres squared with access to an electrical socket..

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

Yes, you can choose the songs you wish me to perform from the list I have provided on my profile.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I bring all my own equipment, unless the venue has a requirement for me to use theirs.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes i can learn songs before the event. If the song is not well- known I charge an extra fee of £30 for rehearsal time.

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£470
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£300

Add-ons

DJ set
+£160
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Priya P
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jules is an amazing singer, performer, consummate professional with great presence, generosity and a wide repertoire. For our small intimate get together he brought superb pro equipment, arranged it and took all our requests to make a brilliant night. It's rare to find someone so talented, professional and fun. We were very lucky. Best way to start our 2022. Thank you Jules 🙏🏾🎉☀️

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Andrew D
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Cowdray House
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5 out of 5

Soul Funk Secret played our wedding on Saturday 18th November and were without doubt one of the highlights of the day! I have had so many people comment on how great the band were; Amy & I couldn't be happier. Brilliant music and energy throughout the night - We would 100% recommend! Thank you Marco & the whole band! Andrew & Amy Darby

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Andrew D
5 years ago

Soul Funk Secret played our wedding on Saturday 18th November and were without doubt one of the highlights of the day! I have had so many people comment on how great the band were; Amy & I couldn’t be happier. Brilliant music and energy throughout the night – We would 100% recommend! Thank you Marco & the whole band!

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