Singing guitarist

Laura Wyatt

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Singing guitarist
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The UK’s Best Wedding/Event Singer & DJ - Taking care of your entertainment from walking down the aisle through to the end of the night.

As a solo artist and as part of various bands, including Vardo and the Boss and Frisco Monk, I have supported the likes of Florence and the Machine, Paloma Faith, Mumford and Sons, The Magic Numbers, Flogging Molly and many more incredible bands and artists. I have performed at countless weddings, festivals, birthdays, parties and corporate events, as well as charity events and restaurant gigs. Laura is equally at home playing chilled out acoustic songs in a restaurant as she is belting out 70s disco hits at a party. Her repertoire is extensive and ranges in style, with sets available that include songs from early jazz and swing, through soul, Motown, disco and funk, 80s rock, 90s dance anthems and current pop hits - Live sets are either with backing tracks or accompanied by acoustic guitar, and DJ sets can be tailored completely to suit you. As a songwriter and lyricist, Laura works with Alibi music library and regularly has her music featured on TV adverts, television programmes and film trailers. 💕 A special intro for anyone planning a WEDDING! 💕 Well hello there brides and grooms to be, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 😍 Having planned a wedding myself a few years ago, I know how stressful and complicated it can be to book your entertainment for the day. Well, let me make it easy for you. My all day package covers all your music, from start to finish. I can liase with your wedding planner or venue, play songs that you've requested, and take care of everything music related. Starting the day nice and chilled out and bringing the party later on with my DJ sets - and you can use my mic for your speeches. That's a lot of boxes ticked! Let me introduce myself... My name is Laura Wyatt, I'm a wedding singer and DJ based in Suffolk and Essex, but I travel all over East Anglia and the South East of England. Regularly playing at weddings and events in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and London. With over 10 years as a professional performer, and countless weddings and events under my belt - I know exactly what it takes to create the perfect atmosphere for your celebration. The ceremony, the champagne and canapés, the wedding breakfast and on into the evening reception - I have packages that cover your entire day. The right choice of music sets the tone for all the various elements of your wedding. Let me create the perfect soundtrack tailored to you. Maybe you're looking for live acoustic love songs during your wedding ceremony and floor-filling party bangers during your evening reception? Whatever your idea of a good time, you can rely on me to set the perfect atmosphere. From the moment your guests arrive - the picture of elegance and overflowing with love - until the moment they tumble into their taxis with their heels in the hands... ... The music is sorted. All day. You just relax, sip on that bubbly and soak up those good vibes. Looking forward to hearing from to plan your perfect soundtrack!

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
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Instruments:
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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*
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Hello
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - When We Were Young
Adele - Don't You Remember
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Eva Cassidy - Over The Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Eva Cassidy - Blues In The Night
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles In Beijing
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Vance Joy - Riptide
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae - Just Like A Star
Corinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Cardigans - Lovefool
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Legend - Let’s Stay Together
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Estelle - American Boy
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Alicia Keys - Butterflyz
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Sam Smith - Stay With You
Des Ree - Kissing You
Penny and The Quarters - You and Me
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Florence And The Machine - You Got The Love
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Alanis Morisette - Ironic
*Soul / Motown / Funk / Disco*
CHIC - Good Times
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Diana Rosss - I'm Coming Out
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Dusty Springfield - Spooky
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
Kool and the Gang - Ladies Night
Sister Sledge - Greatest Dancer
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good
James Brown - I Feel Good
Michael Jackson - Blame It On The Boogie
Kool and the Gang - Celebration
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
The Emotions - Best Of My Love
CHIC - Le Freak
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Chaka Kahn - Aint Nobody
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed Delivered
Chaka Kahn - I’m Every Woman
KC and the Sunshine Band - Give it up
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Elses Guy
McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
*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
*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£350
Up to 2 hours£565
Up to 3 hours£690
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.
£315
Wedding Breakfast
- 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 15mins before the first live set, 15 mins between sets and up to an hour after the end of the last set. ​ - Use of PA and wireless microphone for speeches.
£565
Champagne Reception / Canapès
- 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.
£565
Afternoon Wedding Bundle
- 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.
£690
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
£940
Evening Wedding Bundle
- 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 15mins before the first live set, 15 mins between sets and up to an hour after the end of the last set. ​ - Use of PA and wireless microphone for speeches. - Full DJ set up including a powerful PA system with subs, DJ booth and party lighting. ​ - A 4hr DJ set from 8pm - 12 midnight
£1250
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
£1875
Available services
Late Finish (1am)
+£125
Extra Live Set
+£150

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David R, 28 days 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, 1 month 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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Chris J, 2 months ago

Laura could not of been any more suited to our event. She understood and was flexible to our needs and performed flawlessly! We would highly recommend her and made our day even more perfect!

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Eve O, 2 months ago

Laura was fantastic at our joint Birthday party. Wish we had booked her for longer. Our guests which varied in age continually commented how much they enjoyed the music and how talented and versatile Laura is with such a beautiful voice. We would fully recommend her. Thank you Laura.

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Tristan O, 3 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, 3 months 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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From other musicians:

Joe Bailey
10th July 2019
Joe Bailey

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.