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The Mean Eyed Cat

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Leiston
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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 Classic Country songs. In 2017 he appeared at the Upton Blues Festival as well as the Ely Folk Festival, and won Best Solo Act at the 2018 Wigan Live 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:
Songwriter
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Song list

Classic Country Set List:
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES by Johnny Cash
JOLENE/GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY by Dolly Parton/Johnny Cash
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY by The Mavericks
RHINESTONE COWBOY by Glen Campbell
KING OF THE ROAD by Roger Miller
THE GAMBLER by KENNY ROGERS
COUNTRY ROADS by John Denver
RING OF FIRE by Johnny Cash
ROCK ISLAND LINE by Johnny Cash
ACHY BREAKY HEART by Billy Ray Cyrus
JAMBALAYA by Hank Williams
A BOY NAMED SUE by Johnny Cash
HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT by Kris Kristofferson
FOR THE GOOD TIMES by Kris Kristofferson
BURNING LOVE by Elvis Presley
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES by Garth Brooks
ALWAYS ON MY MIND by Willie Nelson
You're My Best Friend by Don Williams
HE'LL HAVE TO GO by Jim Reeves
AMERICAN TRILOGY by Elvis Presley
A THING CALLED LOVE by Johnny Cash
I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY by Hank Williams
WALK THE LINE by Johnny Cash
THE WONDER OF YOU by Elvis Presley
CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS by Charley Pride
ME AND BOBBY MCGEE by Kris Kristofferson
TAKE IT EASY by The Eagles
TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT by The Eagles
I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET  by Elvis Presley
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY by Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys
CANT HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU by Elvis Presley
I GOT STRIPES by Johnny Cash
GOODNIGHT IRENE by Leadbelly
JACKSON by Johnny Cash
SAN QUENTIN by Johnny Cash
ONE PIECE AT A TIME by Johnny Cash
SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN by Johnny Cash
I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW by Hank Williams & Jimmie Davis
CRY CRY CRY by Johnny Cash
I GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY by Johnny Cash
CLAY PIGEONS by John Prine
COUNTRY BOY by Johnny Cash
GUITARS & CADILLACS & HILLBILLY MUSIC by Dwight Yoakham
ON THE ROAD AGAIN by Willie Nelson
HAVE YOU EVER SEE THE RAIN by Creedance Clearwater Revival
IT'S FOUR IN THE MORNING by Faron Young
BLAME IT ON YOUR HEART by Patty Loveless
GET RHYTHM by Johnny Cash
GOOD OLE BOYS by Waylon Jennings
HOTEL CALIFORNIA by The Eagles
PROUD MARY by Creedance Clearwater Revival
TWIST & SHOUT / LA BAMBA by The Beatles / Ritchie Valens
WONDERFUL TONIGHT by Eric Clapton
WICKED GAME by Chris Isaak
SAN QUENTIN by Johnny Cash
ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS by Flat & Scruggs
THE RIVER by Bruce Springsteen
BUSTED by Harlan Howard
DARK AS A DUNGEON by Merle Travis - HURT by Johnny Cash
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
SHOTGUN - George Ezra
PERFECT - Ed Sheeran
DON'T BRING ME DOWN - ELO
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)£125
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£175
Up to 3 hours£200
Packages
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
Birthday Party
Two live performances of up to 60 mins each during evening. Disco type music through our sound equipment including lights, before, during breaks and after live performances. Could be any private event such as birthday party etc.
£475
Wedding Reception Package
- 2 x 60 min performances during the evening - Disco type music before, during break and after live music. Includes lights, PA/Sound Equipment etc.
£475
Private Event
Two live performances of up to 60 mins each during evening. Disco type music through our sound equipment including lights, before, during breaks and after live performances. Could be any private event such as birthday party etc.
£475

Reviews

From customers:

Red S, 3 years ago

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

Beet E, 3 years ago

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