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Louie Forde

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About Louie

Acoustic singer, singing all the best songs!
Singing guitarist
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I'm an acoustic musician based in and around the West Midlands and Warwickshire. I have done a lot of work for P&O Ferries as well as contracts in Kos, Greece. I know hundreds of great songs and am fully able to adapt to changing crowds. My work aboard cruise ships and in pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants across the UK has left me with a repertoire of fantastic songs that never fail to have people singing along. I absolutely love what I do and strive to create a great atmosphere for all to enjoy.

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
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
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1st Encoreversary
Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Country, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Americana, Motown
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Billy joel:
Piano man
She's always a woman
Summer Highland falls
My life
Hotel California
Lyin eyes
Take it easy
Tequila sunrise
Paul Weller:
You do something to me
Wild wood
Credence Clearwater revival - bad moon rising
With or without you
Beautiful South- Rotterdam
Mr brightside
Maybe tomorrow
Neil young - Harvest moon
Tracy Chapman - fast car
Talking about a revolution
The beatles:
Come together
Let it be
Hey Jude
Paul Simon- 50 ways to leave your lover
David Gray- Babylon
Kat Stevens - wild world
Father and son
Tom Petty:
Learning to fly
Can't help falling in love with you
Help me make it through the night
Plain white ts- hey there Delilah
Bill withers:
aint no sunshine
Just the two of us
Johnny cash:
Folsom prison blues
Boy named sue
Kenny Rogers - the gambler
Roger Miller- king of the road
James - laid
Wonderful tonight
Don't look back in anger
Half the world away
Champagne supernova
Ed Sheeran:
Shape of you
Shawn Mendes:
Treat you better
George Ezra:
Blame it on me
Listen to the man
Foo fighters:
Best of you
Take me home country roads
Plus many more..
Customer questions

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

As long as it is a reasonable change with enough notice, there shouldn't be an issue. I do have a life outside of gigging but as music is my passion I am always happy to reshuffle where possible.

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

I can if given enough notice, but would prefer not to.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually between 30-45 minutes including a soundcheck. My usual aim is to arrive at least 1hr prior to the start time.

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

If you'd like to. My usual approach is to play some middle of the road songs to gauge the rooms reaction and then play songs as I see fit, or based on requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. Sometimes extra extension leads are helpful if the performance area is not situated near a power supply. However, if you have your own in-house system, I am happy to lower my price accordingly.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Within reason and with enough notice. I frequently learn new material and would love to go the extra mile to make your event special.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I engage the crowd, sing very clearly and use my personality to involve the crowd and get them singing along. I pride myself on setting a great atmosphere to listen to songs you forgot you loved.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

P&O Ferries: Pride of Rotterdam Pride of Hull Pride of Bruges TUI sensimar hotel- Kos Lil greens - Kenilworth The Bracebridge- Sutton Coldfield The crew - Nuneaton The castle grounds - Coventry The village hotel - Coventry Esabellas - Solihull Fighting cocks- Moseley, Birmingham Millsys - Coventry Plus many more..

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Eagles Billy Joel Black keys Vintage trouble U2 Hootie and the blowfish Foo fighters Arctic monkeys

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

Godiva Festival (Coventry) after winning Godiva Calling competition. I've done this twice. Once as a solo artist and once with my band Fourth in Line


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Standard Prices
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Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£550
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Charlotte F, 1 year ago

Louie is an excellent performer. Everyone at our party commented on how good he was. Would definitely have him perform at future parties we hold.

From other customers:

Benji N, 3 years ago

Entertaining and engaging

Stag P, 2 years ago

Knows how to keep a crowd singing along