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Leon Marshall

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Leon Marshall is a solo acoustic singer songwriter, with a wide repertoire and a deep soulful vocal he successfully captivates any audience.
Singing guitarist
Harrogate
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Introducing the powerful voice and songwriting of Leon Marshall. Shaped by a love of music stretching from Elvis to George Ezra, Johnny Cash to Cypress Hill, Leon makes music from the heart. His songs feature toe-tapping rhythms and hooks to get audiences on their feet and singing from the get-go. Based in Yorkshire, but regularly travelling up and down the country, Leon has experience in many aspects of live music, from intimate proposals, through family parties to weddings and festivals, up to corporate events and sporting venues. Leon’s debut EP, Feel The Rain, was released in June 2017, and his new single Nobody Better was released Feb 2021.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Folk, Christmas, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1990s era music, Originals, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Tribute, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

50's
Bill Haley - Rock Around the Clock
Buddy Holly - Everyday
Buddy Holly - Oh Boy
Buddy Holly - That'll be the Day
Dion & The Belmonds - Teenager in Love
Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
Elvis Presley - Don't be Cruel
Elvis Presley - I Don't Care
Elvis Presley - King Creole
Elvis Presley - That's Alright
Elvis Presley - Trying to get to You
Elvis Presley - You're so Square
Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Everly Brothers - All I Have to do is Dream
Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Mickey & Sylvia - Love is Strange
Sam Cooke - Only Sixteen
60’s
Ben E King - Stand by Me
Bob Dylan – Blowing in the Wind
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife
Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
Cat Stevens - First Cut is the Deepest
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon rising
Dean Martin – Houston
Del Shannon - Runaway
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran - Three Steps to Heaven
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto
Frank Sinatra – Something Stupid
Franki Valli - Can't Take my Eyes off You
Helen Shapiro - Walking back to Happiness
Herman's Hermits - Something Good
Jeff Beck – Hi Ho Silver Lining
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You
Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet it is (to be loved by you)
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are made for Walking
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
Otis Redding - That's How Strong My Love is
Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay
Solomon Burke - Cry to Me
The Beatles - Eight Days a Week
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beatles - Twist & Shout
The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
The Doors – People are strange
The Foundations - Build me up Buttercup
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
The Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
The Temptations - My Girl
The Troggs - Love is all Around
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year (The Beautiful South)
70's
Bill Withers - Lean on Me
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Blue Suede - Hooked on a Feeling
Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heaven's Door
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Dan Hill – Sometimes When We Touch
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Don McLean - American Pie
Dr Hook - Cover of the Rolling Stone
Dr Hook - Sylvia's Mother
Dr Hook – If Not You
Elton John – Your Song
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Harry Nilsson – Coconut
John Lennon - Imagine
King Harvest – Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader 2000)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Monty Python – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
Sam Cooke – Bring it on Home to me
Stealer's Wheel - Stuck in the Middle
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Eagles – Take it Easy
The Kinks – Lola
Tony Christie - Amarillo
80’s
Blondie (John Holt ’67) – The Tide is High
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bruce Springsteen – I’m on Fire
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
David Allen Coe - Tennessee Whiskey
Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet
Fine Young Cannibals – She Drives Me Crazy
Erasure – A Little Respect
George Michael - Faith
Guns n Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Paul Simon - Call me Al
Queen – I Want to Break Free
Ramones – Baby I Love You
The Beautiful South – Song for Whoever
The Beautiful South – You Keep it All In
The Flying Picketts – Only You
The Housemartins – Happy Hour
The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna be (500 Miles)
Tom Petty - Freefallin
Tom Petty - Yer So Bad
Tom Petty – Won’t Back Down
Tracey Chapman - Fast Car
U2 - Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking For
U2 - With or Without You
UB40 – Red Red Wine
90's
Adam Sandler – Grow Old With You
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Barenaked Ladies - Blame it on Me
Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer
Barenaked Ladies - Million Dollars
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
Blink-182 – All the Small Things
Blink-182 – Rock Show
Cypress Hill – Hits from The Bong
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Finley Quaye - Love Gets Sweeter
Green Day – Basket Case (slow acoustic version)
Green Day – Good Riddance
Green Day – When I Come Around
Hanson – MmmBop
Mary Gautier - I Drink
Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love
Oasis – All Around the World
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Half the World Away
Oasis – She’s Electric
Oasis – Stand By Me
Oasis – Wonderwall
Paul Weller - You do Something to Me
Paul Weller – My Whole World is Falling Down
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Robbie Williams - Let me Entertain You
Robbie Williams - She's The One
Ronan Keating - When you say Nothing at All
Rusted Root – Send Me On My Way
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me
The Beautiful South – A Little Time
The Beautiful South – Don’t Marry Her
The Beautiful South – Rotterdam or Anywhere
The Verve – Drugs Don’t Work
Travis – Driftwood
00’s
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
Barenaked Ladies - Bank Job
Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me
Bright Eyes - Bottom of Everything
Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
Damian Rice - Cannonball
Elbow – One Day Like This
Enrique Iglesias - Hero
Jack Johnson – Better Together
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Jason Mraz - Lucky
Jennifer Hudson – Giving Myself
Just Jack - The Day I Died
Lazlo Bane - I'm no Superman
McFly – It’s All About You
Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Nine Inch Nails (Johnny Cash) - Hurt
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Oasis - Songbird
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Pink - Just Like a Pill
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Puddle of Mudd – She Hates Me
Razorlight - Before I Fall to Pieces
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
Richard Ashcroft – A Song for the Lovers
Stereophonics – Dakota
Stereophonics – Have A Nice Day
Stereophonics – Step on My Old Size Nines
The Fratellis – Whistle for The Choir
The Kooks – She Moves in Her Own Way
The Zutons - Valerie
Travis – Sing
Uncle Kracker - Follow Me
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
10’s
Aloe Black – I Need a Dollar
Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes
Anna Kendrick – Cups
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
George Ezra – Budapest
George Ezra – Hold My Girl
George Ezra – Shotgun
Gerry Cinnamon – Belter
Hailee Steinfeld – Starving
John Legend – All of Me
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Justin Timberlake - Say Something
Khalid – Young, Dumb and Broke
Kodaline – The One
Leon Bridges – Beyond
Lewis Capaldi - Grace
Luke Combs - Even Though I'm Leaving
Marty Mone – Better Than a Dream
Meghan Trainor - Like I'm Gonna Lose You
Mumford and Sons – The Cave
One Republic – Counting Stars
Pink – A Million Dreams
Rihanna - Four Five Seconds
Rivvrs – I Will Follow You
Ruelle – I Get to Love You
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Waterboys (Ellie Goulding) - How Long Will I Love You
Tom Odell – Another Love
Tom Odell – Concrete
Tom Walker – Just You and I
Tom Walker - Leave a Light On
Vance Joy - Fire and the Flood
Vance Joy – Riptide
20’s
George Ezra – Anyone for You
Travis ft. Susanna Hoffs – The Only Thing
Disney
Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You
Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
Robin Hood – Theme
Robin Hood – Not in Nottingham
Toy Story – You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Frozen – Let it Go
Christmas
Bing Crosby – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Dean Martin – Let it Snow
Dean Martin – Winter Wonderland
Elvis Presley – Here Comes Santa Claus
Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me
Elvis Presley – White Christmas
Ertha Kitt – Santa Baby
Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
Originals
Leon Marshall – Anything Will Do
Leon Marshall – Bad
Leon Marshall – Better Man
Leon Marshall – Chainsmoking
Leon Marshall – Don’t be a Stranger
Leon Marshall – Feel the Rain
Leon Marshall – Going Nowhere
Leon Marshall – Hold On
Leon Marshall – I’m Not Done
Leon Marshall – Nobody Better
Leon Marshall – One Step at a Time
Leon Marshall – Seriously
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The mix of genres, I try and put something in there to suit everyone! I always try to adapt to the crowd, and I'll try and keep people up and dancing as long as possible!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many different venues, from the top of Arthurs Seat in Edinburgh for a proposal, to Festivals, Stadiums and sporting grounds, and the pubs, clubs, hotels & homes in between!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have a wide music taste, I'm a massive 50's 60's Rock n Roll fan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, but that goes right through to modern artists such as George Ezra and Tom O'dell

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

I'll always try to be as flexible as possible, just let me know as soon as you do and I'm sure we can sort something out!

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

Yes of course, I can either supply a playlist to play through my PA or you can plug yours in. If you'd like to continue a playlist service after my final set, this can be arranged for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually aim to arrive around an hour before the performance time, and can usually be all set up in 30 to 45 minutes.

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

Yes of course! I'm happy for you to choose the songs I play from the list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I'll bring everything with me. All I'll need on the day is access to a plug socket, I bring all my own PAT tested extensions.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes that's fine. I can learn one song for you free of charge, any additional songs can be learnt at a Β£20 fee, this is just to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click β€œCheck availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)Β£125
Up to 1 hourΒ£250
Up to 2 hoursΒ£375
Up to 3 hoursΒ£550
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Β£250
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Β£375
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Β£900

Add-ons

Playlist
+Β£150
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Hannah P
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

Leon was amazing - he was so professional on the day and he really saved the day when our bridesmaids transport broke down meaning the bridal party were over 30 mins late to the church. Leon continued to keep everyone entertained with his lovely music and was a real star. We would highly recommend!

Reply from Leon
6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review Hannah, it was a pleasure to be a part of your day, and I wish you both all the very best!

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Hannah G
8 days ago
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5 out of 5

Could not recommend Leon more if I tried. He went above and beyond for us and learnt/played personal songs to us for the big moments walking down the aisle and our first dance as well as playing 2 sets during our reception. Such a lovely talented bloke and an absolute delight to work with.

Reply from Leon
7 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Hannah, and congratulations again to you both!

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Rosie
13 days ago
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5 out of 5

Leon was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He played a fantastic set at my family garden party, everyone loved it and paid him compliments. He arrived early, was extremely polite, let the kids have a go on the mic, sang / played beautifully, dressed smartly, entertained everyone and I couldn't recommend him more. We will definitely be getting him back next year. A true gent and a real talent. Cheers Leon!

Reply from Leon
12 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review Rosie, it was a pleasure to play for you all and hope to see you all again soon!

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Dominic M
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant singer and guitarist and a very nice gentleman

Reply from Leon
1 month ago

Thank you for your review Dominic, it was lovely to play for you both and your family and friends!

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Aimee L
3 years ago, for a Wedding in AB51 5EE
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5 out of 5

We had Leon at our wedding performing as guests were arriving, when Aimee walked down the aisle and a set at the reception. Leon was fantastic! We could not be happier with his professionalism, talent and general persona. Our guests have been raving about him since and we want to thank him so much for adding to our special day. We would recommend Leon to anyone. Great voice!

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David C
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Gateshead NE11 9JR
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5 out of 5

Leon played at our wedding and was absolutely fantastic! Great tunes.... chilled out on the afternoon and crowd pleasers for the evening! Went down a storm.... book him quick! Thanks again!

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