Kev Jackson

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I am a full time musician based in Bournemouth, I play in a number of bands from solo, duo, trio and full band catering for any event!
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I am a solo artist playing events and weddings all over the country as well as Europe. I have a wide repertoire of songs from Sam Cooke and the Beatles up to Bruno Mars and George Ezra. I have been a full time musician for over 15 years and I'm well versed in being able to cater for any kind crowd playing songs to suit each event. I am happy to work with you and can tailor a package to fit your event with regards to song choices, timings, lighting etc. I also run and perform in 4 other bands up to a 10 piece function band so there are many options to suit any event.

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Rebecca C
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 147 Parkwood Rd
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5 out of 5

Brilliant gig in Brewhouse & Kitchen, the entire pub was singing along, people dancing. Such a great atmosphere which wouldn’t have been in the air without such good music.

Sam S
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Ferndown
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5 out of 5

The guys at Rooster are amazing - not only are they talented musicians, they’re fun and easy going - the perfect combo for your event band! I have hired them on numerous occasions for events I’ve organised and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

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Kev's Song list

50’s & 60’s
Alright, Okay, You Win – Ella Johnson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
California Girls - The Beach Boys
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Delilah – Tom Jones
Flip Flop and Fly – Big Joe Turner
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Free – Rolling Stones
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Last Time - The Rolling Stones
Monkey Man - The Specials
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
My Girl – The Temptations
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
That’s Alright Mama - Elvis
Twistin’ The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
What A Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Wooly Bully - Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
American Pie - Don McLean
Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love - Bad Company
Call Me The Breeze – J.J Cale
Easy Like Sunday Morning - The Commodores
Get Back – The Beatles
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Hotel California – The Eagles
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Listen To The Music - The Doobie Brothers
Love Train – The O’Jays
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Message To Rudi - The Specials
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Whisky In The Jar – Thin Lizzy
You’re The One That I Want - Grease
Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
End Of The Line – The Travelling Wilburys
Englishman In New York - Sting
Faith - George Michael
I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
Kiss – Prince
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Take It Easy – The Eagles
That’s Entertainment – The Jam
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Deeply Dippy – Right Said Fred
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Good Riddance – Green Day
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Half The World Away – Oasis
Nothing Ever Happens – Del Amitri
Sit Down – James
Weather With You – Crowded House
Wild Wood – Paul Weller
Wonderwall - Oasis
Black & Gold - Sam Sparrow
Beggin’ – Madcon
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Follow ME - Uncle Cracker
Galway Girl – Steve Earl
Good Love Is On The Way – John Mayer
Greatest Day - Take That
Hey Ya – Outkast
Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Lady – Modjo
Little Lion Man - Mumford And Sons
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Save Tonight - Eagle Eyed Cherry
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Valerie - The Zutons
Yellow - Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Budapest - George Ezra
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hey Brother – Avicii
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I will wait – Mumford and Sons 10’s
I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Shotgun – George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Stay With Me - Sam Smith 10’s
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars 10’s
Wake Me Up – Avicii
You Belong To Me – Bryan Adams
Customer questions

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

If the timings happen to change after booking or even over the course of the evening, I will do my best to be as flexible as possible to ensure the event runs smoothly.

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

This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional cost which will depend on timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can usually set up in about 1 hour before the performance time (subject to an easy load in of equipment). 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 our live performance!

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

I tend to play the crowd and the set list evolves over the course of the evening but if you have a look at my set before hand you are welcome to select a number of songs you'd definitely like played.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Everything is provided by myself, all I need is sufficient power.

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. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a varied set and love what I do and always get the crowd singing and dancing creating a great atmosphere. Review... "I’ve had Kev play several times at parties at home with all my friends . He is definately the magic ingredient that makes all my friends love my parties as they all end up dancing all night . Totally recommend him for a memorable party"

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played in some amazing venues all over the country, locally some of them are:- River Cottage, Wembley Stadium, Royal Hampton Flower ShowThe Larmer Tree, The BIC and many many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have many influences from Bruce Springsteen, Sam Cooke, The Beatles, Foy Vance, up to First Aid Kit, John Mayer and Mumford and Sons.

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

I have played some amazing events and parties but The Royal Hampton Flower Show and River Cottage have been two of my favourites.
Pop, Rock, Christmas, Country, Rockabilly, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, Classic rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Disco, Funk, Soul
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