Singing guitarist

Lee Dawson

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Lee is an experienced and versatile musician with a vast set list to choose from, perfect for all of your musical needs.
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If you’re looking to book a talented professional musician with some fantastic performance attributes but want to keep things cost-effective, then Lee Acoustic is the musician for you. An ideal booking for wedding receptions, black tie events and corporate entertainment, his intuition knows when to keep things simple and when to turn the performance level up a notch. An ideal candidate for quiet restaurant settings with low key chill out songs, Lee Acoustic also regularly uses loop pedal technology to build up his sound for a more upbeat party atmospheres. Lee Acoustic’s performance catalogue also includes touring theatre productions, top end hotels and work as a session musician. From wedding performances and corporate entertainment performing as a support act for big names, Lee Acoustic has a vast and varied experience and a huge repertoire of Pop, Rock and Folk. So, check out his videos and enquire now to secure this talented performer for your next event.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk rock, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Top 40, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Reggae, Rock, Folk, Country, Covers, Alternative rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Ambient pop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Motown, R&B, Tribute, Soul, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Karaoke
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Sound technician, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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Lee's Song list

500 Miles - Proclaimers
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
A Better Man - Thunder
A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
A Horse With No Name - America
A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
Africa - Toto
Ageing Superhero - Newton Faulkner
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
All I Got - Newton Faulkner
All I Want Is You - U2
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All My Loving - The Beatles
All Right Now - Free
All Shook Up chords - Elvis Presley
All These Things I’ve Done - Killers
Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels
American Pie - Don Mclean
Angels - Robbie Williams
Annies Song - John Denver
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 - Pink Floyd
Another Mans Cause - The Levellers
Baby Now That Ive Found You - Alison Krauss
Babylon - David Gray
Back For good - Take That
Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Better Man - Thunder
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Big Yellow Taxi - Joanie Mitchel
Billie Jean s - Michael Jackson
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
The Boatman - The Levellers
Bonfire Heart - james Blunt
Boot Scootin Boogie - Brooke’s and Dunn
The Boxer - Paul Simon
Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Brass In Pocket - The pretenders
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Budapest - George Ezra
Build Me Up Buttercup - The foundations
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Cannonball - Damian Rice
Cant Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Cant Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Cats In The Cradle chords - Harry Chapin
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Class A Team - Ed Sheehan
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Counting Stars - One Republic
Country Roads - John Denver
Crazy - Seal
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Creep - Radiohead
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Street s - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
The Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
Daydream Believer - The Monkeys
Desperado - The Eagles
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Dirty Old Town - Traditional
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Don't Let Me Down - The Wonderstuff
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dont Stop Me Now - Queen
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Doolin' Dalton - The Eagles
Down Under - Men At Work
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Easy - Commodores
Every Breath - The Police
Everybodys Talkin - harry Nilson
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
Faith - George Michael
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Far From Home - The Levellers
Father And Son - Cat Stevens
Fields Of Athenry - Traditional
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fix You - Coldplay
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Forget You - Celo Green
Four Seasons In One Day - Crowded House
Fragile - Sting
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Friday Im In Love - The Cure
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
The Gambler - Kenny rogers
Girl - The Beatles
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood mac
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Good Riddance Time Of Your Life - Green Day
The green Fields of France - Eric Bogle
Half The World Away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Jef Buckley
Hand In Hand - Dire Straits
Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jealousy - The Gin Blossoms
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hold Back The River - James Bay
The Horses - Daryl Braithwaite
Hotel California - Eagles
Hound Dog s - Elvis Presley
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I saws Her Standing There - Beatles
I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
If Your Love Is real - David Gray
In My Life - The Beatles
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Irish Rover - The Pogues
Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson
Is This Love - Bob Marley
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
King Of The Road - Roger Miller
Knocking On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan/Guns n Roses
La Bamba - Richie Valence
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Layla - Eric Clapton
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let It Be - the Beatles
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Live It Up - Mental as anything
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Lola - The Kinks
Long Train Runnin’ - The Doobie Brothers
Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Lyin Eyes - The Eagles
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Make you Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Mans Too Strong - Dire Straits
May You Never - John Martyn
Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne
Message in a Bottle - The Police
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mr Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Mr Brightside - Killers
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Mrs Robinson - Simon And Garfunkle
Mull Of Kintyre - Paul McCartney
My Girl - The Temtations
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Nobody Know's you When Your Down And Out - Eric Clapton
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Not The Girl You Think You Are - Crowded House
Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
One Am - U2
One Way - Levellers
Overkill - Colin Hay
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Piano Man chords - Billy Joel
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley and The Comets
Rolling In the deep - Adele
Rosanna - Toto
Rude - Magic
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Runaway - Del Shannon
Sail Away - David Gray
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Say Hello Wave Goodbye - David Gray
Sex On Fire s - Kings of Leon
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She's Electric - Oasis
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Sit Down - James
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Southern Man - Neil Young
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeplin
Stand By Me s - Ben E King
Starman - Bowie
Stars - Simply Red
Steppin' Out s - Joe Jackson
Streets Of London - (Trad., Arr. Ralph McTell)
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Summer Of '69 s - Bryan Adams
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Suspicous Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O Mine - Sheryl Crow
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Take It To The Limit - The Eagles
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/Zutons
Viva La Vida - Coldpaly
Volcano - Damien Rice
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blacc
Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
Weather with You - Crowded House
The Weight - The Band
What A Beautiful Day - The Levellers
Whats My Scene - Hoodoo Gurus
When You Come - Crowded House
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
Whistle For The Choir - The Fratellis
Whole of The Moon - The Waterboys
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Wish you Were Here - Pink Floyd
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Can't Hurry Love chords - The Supremes
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
Your Song - Elton John
You’re The Voice - John Farnham
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to be flexible with timings to make sure your event runs smoothly, ust let me know with as much notice as possible and I can sort things out where ever possible.

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

Yes iPod playlist/Dj and also Karaoke Services can be provided in between sets and after the final set for an additional fee depending on times. an example would be an additional £75 from 11pm after my last set until midnight. Please ask me for details.

How much time do you need to set up?

for my regular acoustic setup with pa and lights i would need 30 mins, this could be a little longer to set up for DJ/Karaoke as well.

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

I do tend to pick my set lists to suite the audience present and welcome some input from yourselves regarding specific songs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes of course, I'm a fully self contained performer providing my own PA and Lights. I'm of course willing to accommodate in house equipment if necessary.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

there are always songs Ive recently learned that aren't on my repertoire list and given enough notice I will learn specific songs that aren't already in my repertoire up to two without extra cost.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

my repertoire is one thing i get a lot of compliments about. I have a very large repertoire and I pick it to be different from the many acoustic solo acts out there.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Over the course of my career I have performed at many venues including prestigious cruise ships (I currently work as a featured soloist for princess Cruises), festivals (eg Hop Farm In Kent) Mallory Park for triumph live, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville tennessee and many many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I could name so many incredible artists that have moved and influenced me here are but a few, James Taylor Sting Neil Young Bob Dylan The Eagles Dire Straits the list could go on and on

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

I guess the most high profile gig I've performed was probably Triumph live at Mallory Park supporting the Stranglers and Mumford and Sons with the Dunwell Brothers band

Lee's 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)£75
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 30 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 30 min performances as dinner is being served. - 2 x 45 min performances at the evening party


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Lee's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lynsey T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Lee was wonderful and everyone commented about how good he was and enjoyed his performance at our wedding. Lee stood in at last minute after another singer let us down and had great communication, he was professional and helpful. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for making our wedding day extra special.

Richard W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lee was fantastic! I hired him for our community event to raise funds for a new Village Hall. He phoned before the event and arrived bang on time. We had a wide range of ages from kids to octogenarians and he read the room brilliantly doing two sets with food in between and he got the youngsters and seniors up dancing with such a wide repertoire. Superb voice, songs and interaction with the audience. Spot on 👍

Trevor B
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance of 'golden oldies' for a party of 'golden oldies' Thanks Trevor Boothroyd

Holly E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely loved Lee! Excellent variety of songs and all our guests commented on how good he was. Definitely helped that lull period between the ceremony and wedding breakfast and provided the entertainment for the guests. On top of that, what a lovely guy!! Thank you for everything Lee xx

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From other customers:

Gary E
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Halifax
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5 out of 5

Lee is a great performer, a pleasant and versatile singer/musician, plays requests, a human jukebox with a list of all genres of music. Whether playing solo or in a band he performs to an exceptional level and highly recommended.

Em M
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Manchester
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5 out of 5

Excellent little sesh tonight! Really good selection of songs & great talent! 👍🏻

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