Singing guitarist

Lilac Sheer

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Singing guitarist
London
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The ultimate Loop-Pedal solo experience: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass Lines, Harmonica, Percussion - All in a solo performer.

I'm a vocalist, guitarist, harmonica player & loop-pedal artist, offering a client-tailored service with a personal touch. I love keeping things upbeat, encouraging the crowd to sing & dance along. I'd normally prepare your favourite songs for you. See my profile for a variety of videos, alongside what clients said about my services. Message me anytime for a prompt response. Bookings include: Quality sound system, lighting, mics for speeches, bespoke background & disco playlists, PAT tested & PLI Insured. * Wedding packages available: Live DJ sets, 2-10pc function bands, ceremony & cocktail acts, specialty acts and more.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Easy listening, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Soul, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Jewish music, Ceilidh, Light music, Pop, Spanish music, French music, Scottish music
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Music therapy, Singing teaching, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Dancer, Producer
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Song list

* Sets: 100% bespoke. I'll play what you ask for.
* Eras: Over 600 songs from 40s to current chart
* Genres: Jazz, blues, funk, soul, Motown, dance,
R&B, pop, rock, folk, rock & roll, country, Ceilidh.
Sample Repertoire:
What's Up? – 4 Non Blondes
Dancing Queen – ABBA
All That She Wants – Ace of Base
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Hello – Adele
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Cryin' – Aerosmith
Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Valerie - '68 – Amy Winehouse
The House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Son Of A Preacher Man – Aretha Franklin
One Last Time – Ariana Grande
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
Help! - 2009 – The Beatles
Yesterday - 2009 – The Beatles
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Girls And Boys – Blur
Blowin' In the Wind – Bob Dylan
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Knockin' On Heaven's Door – Bob Dylan
Livin' On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Always – Bon Jovi
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Treasure – Bruno Mars
When You're Gone – Bryan Adams, Melanie C
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Danny Boy – Celtic Woman
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan
Attention – Charlie Puth
Believe – Cher
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) – Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson
Yellow – Coldplay
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Easy – Commodores
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Get Lucky – Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
Modern Love – David Bowie
Babylon – David Gray
Sway (Quien Sera) – Dean Martin
Breakfast At Tiffany's – Deep Blue Something
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Jolene – Dolly Parton
The Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
American Pie – Don McLean
Hot Stuff - 12" – Donna Summer
Long Train Runnin' – The Doobie Brothers
Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers
Whiskey In The Jar – The Dubliners
The Wild Rover – The Dubliners
Mercy – Duffy
Ordinary World – Duran Duran
Save Tonight – Eagle-Eye Cherry
Hotel California – Eagles
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Layla – Eric Clapton
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
More Than Words – Extreme
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Everywhere - Live – Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Live – Fleetwood Mac
Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters
I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
Faith – George Michael
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye, Kimbra
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington, Jr., Bill Withers
Drive – Incubus
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hold Back The River – James Bay
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown & The Famous Flames
Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Great Balls Of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker
Leaving, on a Jet Plane – John Denver
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
Love Me Again – John Newman
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Stay – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Amazed – Lonestar
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Material Girl – Madonna
Papa Don't Preach – Madonna
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
This Love – Maroon 5
Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Shackles (Praise You) – Mary Mary
Bitch – Meredith Brooks
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Dream World – The Monkees
I'm a Believer – The Monkees
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' – Nancy Sinatra
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
I'm Like A Bird – Nelly Furtado
Wonderwall – Oasis
She's Electric – Oasis
What About Us – P!nk
Get The Party Started – P!nk
Alright Now – Paul Rogers
I Don't Want To Wait – Paula Cole
Happy - From "Despicable Me 2" – Pharrell Williams
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T's
Roxanne - 2003 – The Police
Every Breath You Take – The Police
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Common People – Pulp
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - 2011 – Queen
Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
Creep – Radiohead
I Got a Woman – Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
Mess Around – Ray Charles
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
I'll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Angels – Robbie Williams
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
Show Me Love – Robin S
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Rod Stewart
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Smooth – Santana, Rob Thomas
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back – Shawn Mendes
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Stars – Simply Red
Who the Fuck Is Alice - Live – Smokie
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
When I Saw Her Standing There - Live – The Sparks
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Last Nite – The Strokes
Alright – Supergrass
Sleeping Satellite – Tasmin Archer
My Girl – The Temptations
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Waterfalls – TLC
Free Fallin' – Tom Petty
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Happy Together – The Turtles
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For – U2
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Moondance – Van Morrison
Riptide – Vance Joy
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
Wild World – Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Customer questions

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

When you book with me, I keep that date & time in my diary just for you. I understand that timings for any event can vary and always remain as flexible as possible within reason, while communicating with you prior to and throughout the event. Please note: Additional fees may apply for finishing after midnight (in line with Musician Union regulations).

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

All my bookings include a bespoke DJ playlist service throughout the event, tailored with all your song requests. Live DJ sets are also available at a special price.

How much time do you need to set up?

1-2hrs. * Generally, the earlier I can get in - the better * Timings vary based on the amount of lighting required * Setup is normally quiet, besides the last 15-30min of sound check * When meal & entertainment happen in the same hall, some venues supply a divider screen for the band to setup behind while guests are dining.

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

You can select ALL your songs, and even select some songs which aren’t on my list. I love learning new songs, and ensuring your show is fully-tailored and unique to your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Indeed I do. Indeed. Remember, artists can only sound as good as the amplification they’re playing through. That's why I use PAT tested high-end amplification, as well as party, stage & mood lighting (where necessary) with a dedicated engineer, to ensure everything looks & sounds just right all throughout your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. Learning new songs keeps me quick on my feet and keeps my repertoire fresh. This will normally be free of charge. * In case you have an exceptional request (i.e song in a different language or a large number of songs especially prepared) I may have to charge a bit extra.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients repeatedly mention the showmanship & crowd engagement, alongside my special attention to detail and warm & friendly approach.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Wedding venues, hotels, members clubs, sports clubs, theatres, bars, restaurants, festivals, markets, fairs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Jewel, Alanis Morisette, Chaka Khan.

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

Hurlingham Club, Hospital Club, Bloomberg, KPMG, TEZENIS to name a few.

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)£250
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Available services
1hr Live DJ Set
+£200
Accompanist
+£250
2hr Live DJ Set
+£300

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Philip S, 2 days ago

Lilac and team where absolutely excellent. They were very attentive to our needs ahead of the event and were brilliant on the day itself. The roaming mic and lead guitar really added something different - we loved it!

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Charlotte J, 12 days ago

Lilac and Remko and the band were absolutely superb and helped make our wedding day so special. They are such lovely people and so adaptable were amazing i

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Deborah K, 22 days ago

Lilac and the band were the perfect choice for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party. She was a pleasure to work with and was happy to tailor a set to suit our needs. The band learned a number of songs especially for us, which was amazing. They have excellent equipment that ensured they were able to tailor the soung to the space perfectly - not too loud, not too quiet. Lilac and co are great performers and got everyone dancing, including some usually-sulky teenagers. They made our daughter feel special and she had an amazing time. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Claire C, 25 days ago

Phenomenal. I could not have asked for a better band and DJ to provide the entertainment at our event. With 124 people at the party between the ages of 19-55, they had everyone up dancing - all night. The communication before, during and after the event was great. It was a pleasure to have them there and I would book again in a heartbeat. Their energy was contagious, they chose the perfect songs for the mood and carried an amazing energy that kept the party going until 0230 in the morning! Would highly recommend and use again! Thank you very much!

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Sam H, 1 month ago

We hired Funk With Us for our wedding on Friday and cannot recommend them enough. We absolutely loved it, they made the party!! Thank you guys so much, hope you had as much fun as the rest of us xxxx

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Graham C, 2 months ago

Dear Lilac, Remko & band, We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for a brilliant night. It really came across how professional and friendly you all are as well as a genuine passion for performing. From start to finish the performances were of a very high standard and sounded brilliant. The night was exactly as we wanted with everyone up and dancing. The caller was fantastic and created a real fun atmosphere. All the messages back to us have been so positive and lots of fond memories for all. Wishing you all the best.

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