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Professional solo singer based in Cardiff. Performing songs from the 60s to present day using backing tracks. PA, Lighting and PLinsurance.

Solo Singer based in South Wales. I have 4 years experience performing as part of a full band, an acoustic duo and a solo singer using backing tracks. I can provide PA and lighting if needed and have public liability insurance. I have played all events from weddings to birthday parties and pub/club gigs. I have been lucky enough to perform in some esteemed venues such as Mathern place, The Celtic Manor and Hestercombe house and gardens. The biggest venue I have performed at would have to be the O2 academy in Birmingham. My aim with every event I perform at is to make sure I add something to someone’s special day, getting people up on their feet dancing and singing along. As long as everyone is enjoying their night I am happy.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Beyonce - Love On Top
Tones & I - Dance Monkey
Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Whitney Houston - Higher Love
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
George Ezra - Shotgun
Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Calum Scott - You Are The Reason
Tones And I - Dance Monkey
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
Portugal. The man - Feel It Still
Bastille - Pompeii
Rag N Bone Man - Human
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
George Ezra - Paradise
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Shawn Mendes - There’s Nothing Holding Me Back
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Mtko - Classic
Ben Howard - Only Love
Beyoncé - Halo
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sheppard - Geronimo
Stereophonics - Dakota
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Sam Sparrow - Black And Gold
The Killers - Human
Jennifer Lopez - Waiting For Tonight
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - Human
Maroon 5 - This Love
OutKast - Hey Ya
Michael Buble - Haven’t Met You Yet
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Paolo Nutini - New Shoes
McFly - Obviously
Robbie Williams - Angels
Ricky Martin - Livin’ La Vida Loca
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
GooGooDolls - Iris
ABC - When Smokey Sings
Hall & Oats - I Can’t Go For That ( No Can Do)
A-Ha - Take On Me
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Go West - We Close Our Eyes
Wham! - I’m Your Man
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough
The Human League - Love Action
ABC - The Look Of Love Pt 1
Erasure - A Little Respect
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins - Easy Lover
Van Halen - Jump
Gary Numan - Cars
Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
King - Love & Pride
Prince - Purple Rain
Simple Minds - Don’t You Forget About Me
Queen - We Will Rock You
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
David Bowie- Dancing In The Street
The Contours - Do You Love Me
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
DeBarge - Rhythm Of The Night
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
David Bowie - Lets Dance
Luther Vandros - Never Too Much
Prince - Kiss
UB40 - Red Red Wine
George Benson - Give Me The Night
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Michael Jackson - I Wanna Be Where You Are
Bette Midler - The Rose
Aretha Franklin - Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
Elton John - Are You Ready For Love
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Elvis - Burning Love
Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Grease - you’re the one that I want
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Four Tops - I Can’t Help Myself Sugar pie Honey bunch
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Beatles - Yesterday
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Sam Cooke - What a wonderful world
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
The Temptations - My Girl
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Dionne Warwick - I say a littler prayer
The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Ray Charles - I’ve Got A Woman
George Michael/ Wham
Robbie Williams
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible. If timings change just let me know.

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

This would not be a problem at all. If you would like me to provide a DJ service after our final set I would be happy to do this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up 1-2 hours before I am due to play.

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

This would not be a problem. I would work with you to curate the best set list for your event and with enough notice be able to learn certain requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am able to provide PA and Lighting for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

With enough notice I would be happy to learn certain requests.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have had compliments on my song choices as i have picked songs for a mixed age group so there should be something for everyone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been lucky enough to play in many different venues both as a solo, duo and in a band. I have played a wedding in a barn on a haystack, an 18th birthday party on a boat and in many esteemed venues such as Mathern Place and Hestercombe house & gardens

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have always loved all different types of music. Growing up in the 90s I was influenced by the divas.

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

I played with my band at the o2 academy in Birmingham which was a great experience.


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£300
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Mikaela R, 28 days ago

Absolutely incredibly talent! Played our opening weekend in our pub and was perfect for all of our customers - the dance floor hasn’t been that full for years. Fully and strongly recommend!

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Jamie-leigh D, 6 months ago

Leighton was fabulous and we were very please with the entertainment. He had everyone on their feet, si going and dancing and it was a great touch to our evening. Thank you Leighton.

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Ruth P, 10 months ago

I just wanted to say how amazing Leighton and his friend were, I booked him for my daughters 18th birthday party, lots of different ages celebrating together and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed his singing/performance. I would not book anyone else again he really did contribute to an amazing evening - thank you

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Charlotte N, 4 months ago

Leighton was absolutely amazing!! I cannot thank him enough not only for learning our first dance song but providing amazing music and getting everyone on their feet. What an amazing perfumes aswell as Ben who played guitar. Thank you both for making our wedding so special

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Lissa J, 5 months ago

Fab night! really sociable, interaction with guests really good. Easy going went with the flow. Fab voice and well presented. I would highly recommend Leighton he made my 50th birthday even better 👍🍾🎂🥂

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