Singing guitarist

Laura Wyatt

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Singing Guitarist & DJ - Professional, friendly and experienced performer.
Singing guitarist
Colchester
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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My standard set is 2 x 45min Acoustic Sets + Tailored Set Lists + Playlist Service I am an experienced performer with a huge repertoire of acoustic pop, indie, and soul 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 for bigger venues), a Bose S1Pro or 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 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 a PAT certificate. I always get great reviews from my clients, and I am known for being friendly, professional and well prepared for every event.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Covers, Pop, Ambient pop, Soul, Indie, Pop rock, Christmas, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Top 40, Motown, Vintage, 1960s era music, Country, Americana, Disco, Funk, R&B
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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

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - One and Only
Alanis Morisette - Hand In My Pocket
Alicia Keys - Butterflyz
Alicia Keys - Fallin’
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Amy Winehouse (The Zutons) - Valerie
Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson - Moving Too Fast
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Ben Howard - Only Love
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bill Withers - Just The Two of Us
Birdy - Wings
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Calum Scott - The Reason
Carole King - Natural Woman
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clinton Kane - I Guess I'm in Love
Colbie Caillat - Fallin' For You
Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping
David Gray - Sail Away
Dido - Thank you
Doris Day - Secret Love
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - I Don't Care
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Emeli Sande - Next To Me
Emeli Sande - Where I Sleep
Estelle - American Boy
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Extreme - More Than Words
Etta James - At Last
Florence And The Machine (Candi Staton) - You Got The Love
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
George Ezra - Budapest
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jason Mraz - Lucky
John Legend - All of Me
John Legend - Conversations in the Dark
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Kodaline - The One
Lily Allen (Keane) - 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
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Norah Jones - Sunrise
Passenger - Let Her Go
Penny and The Quarters - You and Me
Peter Gabriel (The Magnetic Fields) - The Book Of Love
Ruelle - I Get To Love You
Sade - By Your Side
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Taylor Swift - Lover
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Vance Joy - Riptide
Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
Chaka Kahn - Aint Nobody
Mary Wells - My Guy
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Tom Walker - Better Half of Me
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Temptations - My Girl
The Wannadies - You and Me Song
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
*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 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.

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 a DJ booth and party lighting. I charge £875 a night for my DJ party sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes around 30-45 minutes to load in, get set up and soundcheck for a ceremony or drinks reception. 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. It takes around 2.5 hours to set up for a full day with DJ.

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

My songlist over the years has got pretty big so I don't rehearse all of the songs on the list every week. If there are songs that you would love to hear please let me know a couple of weeks in advance so that I can rehearse them and make sure that they are well polished for your day. Equally, if there are songs that you would rather not hear, let me know.

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 song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance that I already know it. If there's a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £40 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£500
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1200
Packages
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.
£625
Wedding ceremony
- Learning acoustic arrangements of songs for your ceremony. - Liaising with the minister or celebrant to make sure that everything runs smoothly. - Playing a 30-minute playlist of songs 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.
£625
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
£875
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
£1250
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
£1250
The Ultimate Wedding Package
MUSIC ALL-DAY 12 midday - 12 midnight CEREMONY 30min Acoustic Set as guests arrive 4 Live Songs in Ceremony DRINKS RECEPTION 2 x 45min Acoustic Sets PARTY DJ 4 hours of Non-Stop Party Music (to suit your tastes) Live Acoustic First Dance Song RECORDINGS OF YOUR SONGS As a thank you for booking a full day package I will record acoustic versions of your ceremony and first dance songs for you to keep as a memento - use them in your wedding video if you want to!
£2125
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Song Request
+£40
Late Finish (1am)
+£200
Extra Live Set
+£250
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Samantha D
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Laura played 2 sets at our wedding. She was outstanding. Communication was great prior to the event, she learnt a song for our ceremony and the set list she played was just perfect. Everyone commented on how wonderful Laura was, her voice is incredible. Thank you!

Reply from Laura
1 month ago

Thank you so much Sam, it was a pleasure to perform at your wedding!

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Julian P
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wow! Laura’s performance was beautiful. She sounds more wonderful live than in the recordings. Her own song, 'For Loving You', stole the show and our hearts. So many people asked how we found her. Thank you Encoure Musicians. Thank you Laura.

Reply from Laura
1 month ago

Thank you Julian, I enjoyed every minute of it!

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Steven G
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We all had a fabulous evening Laura was billiant did exactly what we wanted & her voice is Lovely I wish her a fantastic career 🙏

Reply from Laura
1 month ago

Thank you Steven, I had a fabulous evening too!

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Louise P
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura performed at our church wedding ceremony in April and was absolutely incredible! The singer we had originally booked to perform, unfortunately got covid a few days before the wedding - Laura absolutely saved the day and has the most beautiful voice. We are so glad Laura was our singer on the day and all of our guests were saying how amazing she is. Thank you so, so much for making our ceremony so special! 100% book Laura for your special occasion :-) Louise & Ewen xx

Reply from Laura
4 months ago

Thanks Louise and Ewen, it was a pleasure to perform for you 😊 Laura

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Tristan O
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 63 High St
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5 out of 5

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
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Wick Lane
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5 out of 5

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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