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Lee Gillett

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About Lee

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Leiston
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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Singer, guitarist, harmonica and stomp box player. Very experienced musician who will play solo as well as part of my duo The Mean Eyed Cats

Lee Gillett is a British musician who has been active musically for over 40 years both as a member of duos and bands and more recently also as a solo artist playing a variety of "crowd-pleasing" songs and singalongs from the 1950s onwards. He also specialises in Americana with hints of early American blues, folk and country. In 2017 he appeared at the Upton Blues Festival as well as the Ely Folk Festival. Although solo, Lee makes a very full sound due to playing harmonica and percussion “stomp box” as well as guitar and vocals.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Originals, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant 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:
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Song list

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES by Johnny Cash
That’s Alright Mama by Elvis Presley
Not Fade Away by Buddy Holly
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN by Creedance Clearwater Revival
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU by Dusty Springfield / The Tourists
IT DOESNT MATTER ANYMORE by Buddy Holly
EVERYDAY by Buddy Holly
I SAW HER STANDING THERE by The Beatles
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU by Stealers Wheel
THE LAST TIME by Rolling Stones
CHECKING ON MY BABY/YOU CAN’T DO THAT by The Beatles
Dirty Old Town by The Pogues
KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR by Bob Dylan
RING OF FIRE by Johnny Cash
CRY CRY CRY by Johnny Cash
JACKSON by Johnny Cash
BYE BYE LOVE by Everley Brothers
A THING CALLED LOVE by Johnny Cash
I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET / He’ll Have to Go by Elvis Presley
CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU by Elvis Presley
COME UP AND SEE ME MAKE ME SMILE by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da by The Beatles
IM A BELIEVER by The Monkees
HOTEL CALIFORNIA by The Eagles
WONDERWALL by Oasis
DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER – by Oasis
FOR THE GOOD TIMES by Kris Kristofferson
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU – U2
GET RHYTHM by Johnny Cash
Walk On by Sonny Terry
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY by The Mavericks
JOLENE/GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY by Dolly Parton/Johnny Cash
Sea Of Heartbreak by Don Gibson
HAVE A NICE DAY by Stereophonics
RUNAWAY by Del Shannon
ALWAYS ON MY MIND by Elvis Presley
CHECKING ON MY BABY/YOU CAN’T DO THAT by The Beatles
Ticket To Ride by The Beatles
I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW by Johnny Cash
WALK THE LINE by Johnny Cash
I GOT STRIPES by Johnny Cash
SUMMER OF 69 – Bryan Adams
500 Miles by The Proclaimers
PROUD MARY by Creedance Clearwater Revival
Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke
The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies
THAT’LL BE THE DAY by Buddy Holly
I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
Rock Island Line by Johnny Cash
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
MEAN EYED CAT by Johnny Cash
THE WONDER OF YOU by Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis Presley
SPIRIT IN THE SKY by Norman Greenbaum
HONEY HONEY by The Archies
HI HO SILVER LINING by Jeff Beck
THE WILD ROVER – Traditional
25 MINUTES TO GO by Johnny Cash
BUDAPEST by George Ezra
COUNTRY BOY by Johnny Cash
GREEN EYES by Coldplay
Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash
HEY PORTER by Johnny Cash
House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals
HURT by Johnny Cash
I Never Picked Cotton by Johnny Cash
I STILL MISS SOMEONE by Johnny Cash
I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED by Johnny Cash
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams Johnny Cash
Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea by Johnny Cash
RUN by Snow Patrol
SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Elvis Presley
THE WRECK OF THE OLD’ 97 by Johnny Cash
A BOY NAMED SUE by Johnny Cash
American Pie by Don McLean
Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley / Carl Perkins
HOUND DOG by Elvis Presley
LET HER GO by Passenger
Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly
Rave On by Buddy Holly
SORROW by David Bowie
YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME by The Beatles
Blue Moon Of Kentucky by Elvis Presley
I FOUGHT THE LAW by Bobby Fuller
SUGAR SUGAR – The Archies
A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY – The Specials
BAD BAD LEROY BROWN – Jim Croche
WHISKEY IN THE JAR – Thin Lizzy
JOHNNY B. GOODE – Chuck Berry
Customer questions

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

I always try our 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 we 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 £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. 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 my live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. I can even learn special requests providing I have enough notice before the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring everything I need for the event including instruments, PA, lighting, interval music etc.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn I am happy to do this for you provided I am given enough noyice before the event (minimum 1 week).

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Well know, crowd-pleasing, often singalong songs performed with energy and professionally.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Townhouse, Ely. Ingate Free House, Beccles. Red Lion, Southwold. Crown Inn, Littleport. Upton Blues Festival. Ely Folk Festival. The Cherry Tree, Haddenham. The Boat House, Cambridge. Tap Room, St. Ives. Plough & Harrow, Littleport. Baron of Beef, Cambridge. White Horse, Leiston. Greyhound, Bury St. Edmunds. Beet Club, Ely. Beach Social Club, Waterbeach.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly.

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

Ely Folk Festival. Upton Blues Festival.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£180

Reviews

From customers:

Red S, 2 years ago

Lee was great at our special event evening and got everyone singing and dancing along. Great stuff!

Beet E, 2 years ago

Never fails to entertain, and sings songs that people know, love and can join in with. Recommended!