Singing guitarist

Kenny McColl

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Solo singer/guitarist/pianist playing songs across the genres and decades
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Singing guitarist
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I am a self-contained musical performer (own PA) covering music from 1960s era to the most up to date contemporary work. My style is very stripped back and simple, singing and playing just guitar or piano as accompaniment.  This allows me to be flexible to the needs of my audience and clients both in advance and in the moment.   I trained in many styles from an early age and this allows me now to be comfortable with music from just about any genre, as you will see from my setlist.  If you don't see it on my setlist but you really want to hear it, just ask!  Started playing guitar when I was 5, singing probably around the same time - although my Grandmother always said I would hum tunes before I could speak! I started gigging at university and have played in bands, run open mics and directed music and theatre for more than 20 years now. I recently completed an MA in Songwriting and I try to approach all music with a creative and fresh approach. And I love to play any event where I can play my small part in getting the party started! I consider it a real privilege to be invited to entertain at important moments in people's lives so I will always do everything I can to provide the best soundtrack!

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Kenny's Reviews

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Ric V
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Tchai Ovna House of Tea
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5 out of 5

Lovely tunes and great melodies, tinted with a sadness wrapped in gentle humour. Made me reconnect with some parts of me.

Kenny's Song list

I have many, many songs that I have learned over 40+ years of playing. The following are just a selection, so if there's anything you'd like that's not listed, I can probably play it. Just ask!
Thank you for the music (Abba)
Why (Annie Lennox)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)
Died in your arms tonight (Cutting Crew)
I Remember (Deadmaus)
I took a pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner)
Feels like Summer (Childish Gambino)
Human (Rag'n'Bone Man)
Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode)
Vincent (Don McLean)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Money (Beatles)
Venues (Shocking Blue)
Wonderful Life (Hurts)
Getting Away ₩ith It (All Messed Up)(James)
She's A Star (James)
Fire And Rain (James Taylor)
Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Annic's Song (John Denver)
Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
This Old Guitar (John Denver)
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
Forget Me (Lewis Capaldi)
Candy (Paolo Nutini)
Scream (Funk My Lile Up) (Paolo Nutini)
Maybe l'm Amazed (Paul McCartney)
Mercy Street (Peter Gabriel)
Littie Red Corvette (Prince)
Raspberry Beret (Prince)
Leave (R.E.M.)
Kiss from a Rose (Seal)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)
Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)
Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)
I am a Rock (Simon & Garfunkel)
Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson)
Bright Lights, Big City
Fragile / Fragilidad (Sting)
Friday Im in Love (The Cure)
One ₩ay (The Levellers)
You Learn (Alanis Morrisette)
What a Beautiful Day (The Levellers)
Africa (Toto)
Staring At The Sun (U2)
With Or Without You (U2)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
I left my heart in San Francisco (Tony Bennet)
La Bamba (Mexican Traditional)

Kenny's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£187.50
Up to 1 hour£231.25
Up to 2 hours£343.75
Up to 3 hours£468.75
Customer questions

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

Just get in touch and let me know. I will always try to be as flexible as I can to help things run smoothly for all of us.

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

Of course. I can provide a set list myself or you can give me an idea of what you like and I'll do my best to accommodate. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after my final set until close of venue, I can provide that for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally I would aim to have 45 mins to an hour to set up and be ready before performance time.

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

My set lists are built from many performances and learning what works best in which environment. However, I would always prefer to have a chat with you beforehand to find the best music to suit your guests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! For smaller gigs I'm ready to go as soon as I get there. For larger events, I just need power to plug into and I'm good to go!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If it's not on my song list there's still a good chance I'll already know it. And if there's a song that's special to you but I don't know it, I will do everything I can to try and learn it for your event. There's a small fee of £20 to learn anything brand new, just to allow for rehearsal etc. If in doubt, ask me!
Pop, Musical theatre, EDM, Folk, Country, Traditional Scottish folk, Blues, Jazz, Latin jazz, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Motown, Soul, Classic rock, Latin
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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