Singing guitarist

Laura Wyatt

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Singing guitarist
Brighton
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Singing Guitarist & DJ - Professional, friendly and experienced performer.

My standard set is 2 x 45min Acoustic Sets + Tailored Set Lists + Playlist Service I am an experienced performer with a huge repertoire of pop, jazz and folk songs from the past 10 decades. This means that you can choose your own tailored set list from a huge variety of songs - or of course you can leave it to me to choose if you prefer. I usually sing with guitar or ukulele for more relaxed gigs and with backing tracks for party sets. Over the past 15 years I have played at hundreds of venues around the country (and a few abroad!) and opened for some incredible artists including Matt Cardle, Florence and the Machine, and The Magic Numbers to name a few. I can bring all of my own equipment, which is all PAT tested. This includes a Bose L2 Line Array PA System with subs (I use two of these systems for DJ sets), a Fishman Loudbox Mini battery powered acoustic solo amp (perfect for ceremonies and small venues), a DJ booth, and party lighting (including par cans, lasers and smoke machine). I also have a wireless SM58 microphone (great for backing track sets and speeches) and a vintage style Super55 microphone for 40s/50s/jazz events. I have public liability insurance, equipment insurance and I have an up to date DBS check. I always get great reviews from my clients, and I am known for being friendly, professional and well prepared for every event.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Covers, Pop, Ambient pop, Soul, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Jazz, Christmas, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Cabaret, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Disco, Funk, Top 40, Motown, Vintage, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Composer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
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Song list

*Chilled Out /Acoustic*
A Great Big World - Say Something
Adele - Don't You Remember
Adele - Hello
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - When We Were Young
Alanis Morisette - Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morisette - Ironic
Alicia Keys - Butterflyz
Alicia Keys - Fallin’
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keys - New York (Empire State of Mind)
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Ben Howard - Old Pine
Ben Howard - Only Love
Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Shine
Birdy - Wings
Birdy - Skinny Love
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
Calum Scott - The Reason
Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go
Christina Perri - Jar Of Hearts
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit ft Louisa Johnson - Tears
Colbie Caillat - Fallin' For You
Colbie Caillat - Bubbly
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Fix You
Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
Damien Rice / Lisa Hannigan - 9 Crimes
David Gray - This Year’s Love
David Gray - Sail Away
David Gray - Babylon
Des Ree - Kissing You
Dido - Thank you
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Emeli Sande - Mountains
Emeli Sande - Next To Me
Emeli Sande - Read All About It, Pt III
Emeli Sande - Where I Sleep
Estelle - American Boy
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Eva Cassidy - Blues In The Night
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Extreme - More Than Words
Florence And The Machine - You Got The Love
Gavin James - The Book Of Love
George Ezra - Budapest
Hozier - Cherry Wine
Hozier - Someone New
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Bay - Let It Go
James Blunt - 1973
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
James Vincent McMorrow - Higher Love
Jamie Lawson - Wasn’t Expecting That
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jess Glynne - My Love
Jessie J - Flashlight
Jessie J - Price Tag
John Legend - All of Me
John Legend - Let’s Stay Together
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Mayer - XO
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles In Beijing
Kodaline - The One
Labrinth - Jealous
Laura Marling - New Romantic
Laura Marling - Sophia
Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Maroon Five - Sunday Morning
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
Noisettes - Never Forget You
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Norah Jones - Sunrise
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Half The World Away
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paloma Faith - New York
Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Parson James - Stole The Show
Passenger - Let Her Go
Penny and The Quarters - You and Me
Ray La Montagne - Trouble
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna - We Found Love
Sade - By Your Side
Sade - No Ordinary Love
Sade - Smooth Operator
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Sam Smith - Stay With You
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Sia - Chandelier
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Skylar Grey - Love The Way You Lie, Pt III
The Cardigans - Lovefool
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
TIEKS ft Dan Harkna - Sunshine
Tom Odell - True Colours
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Vance Joy - Riptide
Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
*Soul / Motown / Funk / Disco*
Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Think
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Average White Band - Let's Go Round Again
Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Boney M - Sunny
Cameo - Word Up
Cameo - Candy
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Candi Staton - You Got The Love
Chaka Kahn - Aint Nobody
Chaka Kahn - I’m Every Woman
Chaka Kahn - I Feel For You
Chaka Kahn - Tell Me Something Good
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
CHIC - Good Times
CHIC - Le Freak
CHIC - Everybody Dance
CHIC - I Want Your Love
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Dobie Gray - The In Crowd
Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Earth Wind And Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth Wind And Fire - Let's Groove
Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart
Etta James - At Last
Evelyn Champagne King - Love Come Down
Evelyn Champagne King - Shame
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
George Benson - Give Me The Night
George Benson - Turn Your Love Around
George Benson - Never Give Up On A Good Thing
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
KC and the Sunshine Band - Give it up
KC and the Sunshine Band - That's The Way I Like It
KC and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Kool and the Gang - Celebration
Kool and the Gang - Ladies Night
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Heatwave
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Mary Wells - My Guy
McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Michael Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body Down
Odyssey - Use It Up And Wear It Out (Shake Your Body Down)
Odyssey - Inside Out
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Randy Crawford - Street Life
Randy Crawford - You Might Need Somebody
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Super Freak
Rose Royce - Carwash
Sam And Dave - Soul Man
Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good
Shalamar - A Night To Remember
Shalamar - There It Is
Sister Sledge - Greatest Dancer
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything is Alright)
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Sly And The Family Stone - Dance To The Music
Tavares - Heaven Must Me Missing an Angel
The Commodores - Brick House
The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies
The Emotions - Best Of My Love
The Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
The Marvelettes - Please Mr Postman
The O'Jays - Love Train
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes - You Keep Hangin' On
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
The Temptations - My Girl
The Trammps - Hold Back The Night
The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Womack And Womack - Teardrops
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Room 5 ft Oliver Cheatham - Make Luv
The Shapeshifters - Lola’s Theme
Freemasons - Love On My Mind
CeCe Peniston - Finally
*Pop and Rock*
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dance Floor
Adele - Rolling in the deep
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger
Jessie J - Domino
Jessie J / Arianna Grande / Nicky Minaj - Bang Bang
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Amy Winehouse / The Zutons - Valerie
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Christina Aguilera / Pink / Mya / Lil' Kim - Lady Marmalade
Florence and the Machine - You’ve got the love
Van Morrisson - Brown eyed girl
Rhianna - We Found Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
The Monkees - I’m a Believer
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bon Jovi - Livin on a prayer
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
Noisettes - Don't Upset The Rhythm
*Christmas Songs*
Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
The Man With The Bag
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
White Christmas
Wonderful Christmas Time
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Rockin' Robin
Step Into Christmas
Santa Baby
Silver Bells
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Customer questions

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 I offer iPod playlists in between acoustic and backing track sets free of charge as standard. However, if you're looking for something a bit more spectacular, I do also perform professionally as a DJ. This includes full DJ booth and party lighting. I charge £750 a night for my DJ party sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes around 30 minutes to load in and get set up. I like to be all set up and ready around 30 minutes before the first set. I provide a free playlist service before the first set to help create a good vibe before my live performance.

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

In the lead up to your event I always discuss song choices with you so that we can tailor a set that will really suit the atmosphere that you'd like to create. I'm also happy to learn a few songs that aren't currently on my set list, as long as I get a month's notice so that I can fit in learning them around my other commitments. All you need do is ask :)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring a full PA system. All I need is easy access to plug sockets.

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'm happy to do this for you free of charge with a month's notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love the relaxed atmosphere of my acoustic sets and the variety of my song choices. In my jazz sets, they appreciate the authentic jazz tone that comes from countless hours spent listening to, absorbing and practising along to my favourite jazz singers, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone :D

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Countless wedding venues in the UK and abroad, most of the original music venues in London, theatres such as The Mercury, and countless festival stages.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Kahn, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lianne La Havas, Ani Di Franco

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

I have performed at festivals warming up the stage for artists such as Paloma Faith, The Noisettes, Florence and the Machine, The Magic Numbers and Flogging Molly.

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
Wedding ceremony
- Learning up to 4 acoustic arrangements of songs for your ceremony. - Liasing with the minister or celebrant to make sure that everything runs smoothly. - Playing a 30 minute playlist of songs through through my system as your guests arrive and take their seats. - Amplification through my PA or through a battery powered speaker if there is no mains power available.
£200
Afternoon Sets
- 2 x 45 minute live vocal sets, accompanied by either acoustic guitar or to backing tracks. - Relaxing and uplifting songs in a style to suit your taste, with up to 2 requests. - iPod playlist service for 15 mins before the first live set, 15 mins between sets and up to an hour after the end of the last set. *Spread over max. 3hrs (eg 2pm-5pm) £35/hr for extra waiting time.
£315
Ceremony + Afternoon
- Learning up to 4 acoustic arrangements of songs for your ceremony. - Liasing with the minister or celebrant to make sure that everything runs smoothly. - Playing a 30 minute playlist of songs through through my system as your guests arrive and take their seats. - Amplification through my PA or through a battery powered speaker if there is no mains power available. - 2 x 45 minute live vocal sets, accompanied by either acoustic guitar or to backing tracks. - Relaxing and uplifting songs in a style to suit your taste, with up to 2 requests. - iPod playlist service for 15 mins before the first live set, 15 mins between sets and up to an hour after the end of the last set. *Spread over max. 4 hours (eg 1pm-5pm) £35/hr for extra waiting time
£495
Party DJ
- Full DJ set up including a powerful PA system with subs, DJ booth and party lighting. - A 4hr DJ set from 8pm - 12 midnight
£500
Solo Party Sets + DJ
From 8pm - 12 midnight - 2 x 45 minute live vocal sets, accompanied by either acoustic guitar or to backing tracks. - Full DJ set up including a powerful PA system with subs, DJ booth and party lighting. - Pro DJ sets between live sets
£700
The Ultimate Wedding Package
MUSIC ALL DAY 12 midday - 12 midnight CEREMONY 4 Live Songs + Arrival Playlist DRINKS RECEPTION 1 hour of Live Music + Champagne Playlist WEDDING BREAKFAST 1 hr Live Music + Dinner Playlist + Mic for Speeches PARTY DJ 4 hours of Non-Stop Party Music (to suit your tastes) + Live First Dance Song
£1000
Available services
Late Finish (1am)
+£125
Extra Live Set
+£150

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Sylvia E, 3 months ago

We were really pleased with Laura, she was punctual, professional and really pleasant to work with.

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Roland B, 4 months ago

Laura you have a beautiful voice and a great talent. Thank you for singing my favourite songs and helping me create the right atmosphere for my wife's 60th birthday lunch.

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David R, 9 months ago

Laura has just performed at our wedding this past weekend. She was AMAZING.. and everyone was asking where we found her. Even our on site wedding co ordinator who has managed over 300 weddings, said Laura was one of the best she had ever seen at such events. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone planning a wedding or other big event. We would definitely book her again!

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Sarah M, 9 months ago

Laura was fantastic on our wedding day, she has a beautiful voice and is an amazing performer! Thanks so much Laura x

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Tristan O, 11 months ago

Laura has graced the CODA stage on numerous occasions throughout the year, we just love to book her! She blends her set beautifully with well chosen covers from modern day to classic. What really makes Laura stand out from the countless other performers is her voice. The dexterity to be able to cover so many very technically hard songs with ease is like nothing we've seen before. There's no doubt we will be booking Laura in the future, and I recommend others to do the same.

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Rajiv G, 1 year ago

Thank you soooooooooo much for yesterday Laura!!! Your rendition of Ribbon in the sky was just perfect. You were amazing and helped to make it such a special day!!

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10th July 2019

I had the privilege of performing with Laura at a wedding last month, and I really have to say that I was so impressed with her vocal ability and presence. She was so great with people too - chatting away with the bride and groom before the first dance, making them feel totally at ease. What a wonderful performer! Would highly recommend.