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Marc Gallagher

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Manchester
Acoustic Artist blending quirky covers with catchy originals.

Starting out working out the Crazy Frog theme song on piano at the age of 12, I swiftly expanded my musical repertoire over a handful of years. I can now play 10 instruments (Guitar, Bass and Ukulele being my strongest), and with a shameless musical upbringing of Queen and NOW CD's, I swiftly started writing mostly Pop songs, spanning a variety of topics and emotions. As a cover artist I pride myself in my versatility. Whether the crowd want to dance on tables to pub-rock, laugh with nostalgic fondness over underrated hits of their childhood, or absorb gentle background ambiance, I adapt my set to whatever the gig demands, and with over 10 hours of material, there truly is something for everyone! Gigging is a word somewhat synonymous with me, due to an extensive catalogue of previous performances, especially in 2016. A crusade of playing every single day for 3 months saw me playing gigs and festivals in Crewe, Nantwich, Liverpool, Wigan, Chester, Manchester, Northern Ireland and Berlin. I like to show that I'm a hard worker... Other credentials include supporting ITV's Number 1 Family Band Beardsmith, playing onstage with Walk Off The Earth, and supporting Harry Styles' old band White Eskimo. Name dropping session over. I released my debut album 'Hello Cruel World' in early 2016, and alarmingly the music video for the track 'Baseball Game' was played at SXSW (South By South West) 2016 in Austin Texas! I have also made my mark in the ukulele scene, with performances at The Ukulele Festival of Scotland, Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Berlin Ukulele Festival and The Ukulele Festival of Great Britain all under my belt. My second album 'Songs From A Shit Summer', is out now on iTunes and Spotify after selling out of CD's in less than a month, and I won the Red Sails Songwriter 2017 over in Northern Ireland! 'This chap can truly write great songs and is worthy of comparison to Paul Weller!'-Uke Planet 'very dope man'-EatMyUke (internationally acclaimed ukulele player)

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Country, Irish rock, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Vintage, Motown, R&B, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Singing guitarist
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial 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:
Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Perfect pitch, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Repertoire
10CC-Dreadlock Holiday
AC/DC-Highway To Hell
Adele-Someone Like You
Alannah Myles-Black Velvet
Alicia Keys-Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
Alicia Keys-No One
Amy MacDonald-Mr Rock & Roll
Amy Winehouse-Back To Black
Amy Winehouse-Rehab
Amy Winehouse-You Know I’m No Good
Annette Hanshaw-Under The Moon
Annette Hanshaw-Wasting My Love On You
Archies-Sugar Sugar
Arctic Monkeys-I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Aretha Franklin-Respect
Automatic-Monster
Avril Lavigne-Girlfriend
Bastille-Pompeii
Beatles-Come Together
Beatles-Here Comes The Sun
Beatles-Hey Jude
Beatles-I Saw Her Standing There
Beatles-Let It Be
Beatles-Love Me Do
Beatles-Yesterday
Bee Gees-Stayin Alive
Beirut-Elephant Gun
Ben E. King-Stand By Me
Bewitched-C’est La Vie
Beyonce-Halo
Beyoncé-Irreplaceable
Bill Withers-Ain’t No Sunshine
Billy Joel-She's Always A Woman
Billy Ray Cyrus-Achy Breaky Heart
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Blake Shelton-Honey Bee
Blink 182-All The Small Things
Bob Dylan-All Along The Watchtower
Bob Dylan-Blowin’ In The Wind
Bob Dylan-Knockin On Heavens Door
Bob Dylan-Make You Feel My Love
Bob Marley-I Shot The Sherriff
Bob Marley-Is This Love
Bob Marley-Three Little Birds
Bon Jovi-Livin On A Prayer
Bon Jovi-Thank You For Loving Me
Bowling For Soup-1985
Bowling For Soup-Almost
Boyzone-Baby Can I Hold You
Brad Paisley-All I Wanted Was A Car
Brad Paisley-Little Moments
Brad Paisley-Water
Brad Paisley-You Need A Man Around Here
Britney Spears-Baby One More Time
Bruce Chanel-Hey Baby
Bruce Springsteen-Dancing In The Dark
Bruce Springsteen-Streets Of Philadelphia
Bruno Mars-Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars-The Lazy Song
Bryan Adams-Summer Of 69
Bugsy Malone-Fat Sams Grand Slam
Busted-What I Go To School For
Busted-Year 3000
Calling-Wherever You Will Go
Cee Lo Green-Forget You
Champs-Tequila
Chuck Berry-Johnny B. Goode
Clash-Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Clean Bandit-Rather Be
Coldplay-Fix You
Coldplay-Viva La Vida
Coldplay-Yellow
Cranberries-Zombie
Credence Clearwater Revival-Bad Moon Rising
Daft Punk-Get Lucky
Darius-Colourblind
Darius Rucker-Wagon Wheel
Darkness-I Believe In A Thing Called Love
David Bowie-Heroes
Dean Brody-Love Would Be Enough
Death Cab For Cutie-I’ll Follow You Into The Dark
Deep Blue Something-Breakfast At Tiffany's
Dolly Parton-Jolene
Doris Day-Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Doris Day-Que Sera Sera
Doris Day-You Are My Sunshine
Dubliners-Molly Malone
Duffy-Mercy
Dusty Springfield-Son Of A Preacher Man
Eagle Eye Cherry-Save Tonight
Eagles-Hotel California
Ed Sheeran-Autumn Leaves
Ed Sheeran-The A Team
Ed Sheeran-Drunk
Ed Sheeran-Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran-Gold Rush
Ed Sheeran-The Parting Glass
Ed Sheeran-Perfect
Ed Sheeran-Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran-Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran-Wake Me Up
Elbow-One Day Like This
Ella Fitzgerald-Summertime
Elton John-Circle Of Life
Elton John-Rocketman
Elton John-Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Elvis Presley-Hound Dog
Elvis Presley-I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Elvis Presley-Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley-Return To Sender
Elvis Presley-Suspicious Minds
Eminem-Lose Yourself
Eminem-Love The Way You Lie
Eminem-Just Lose It
Enrique Iglesias-Hero
Eric Clapton-Layla
Eric Clapton-Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy-Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Fleetwood Mac-Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac-Dreams
Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere
Fontella Bass-Rescue Me
Foster The People-Pumped Up Kicks
Fountains Of Wayne-Stacey's Mom
Four Non Blondes-Whats Up
Frank Sinatra-Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra-New York New York
Fratellis-Chelsea Dagger
Gabriella Cilmi-Sweet About Me
George Ezra-Budapest
George Formby-Leaning On A Lamppost
George Formby-When I'm Cleaning Windows
George Michael- Faith
Girls Aloud-Love Machine
Green Day-Time Of Your Life
Gloria Gaynor-I Will Survive
Guns ‘n’ Roses-Sweet Child O’ Mine
Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing
Human League-Don’t You Want Me
Jam-Town Called Malice
James-Laid
James Bay-Hold Back The River
James Blunt-Goodbye My Lover
James Blunt-You're Beautiful
James Brown-I Feel Good
James Brown-It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Jason Mraz-I'm Your's
Jason Mraz-I Won’t Give Up
Jess Glyn-Hold My Hand
Jessie J-Domino
Jessie J-Price Tag
Joan Baez- De Colores
Joe Dassin-Les Champs Elysses
Johnny Cash-A Boy Named Sue
Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash-Hurt
Johnny Cash-Ring Of Fire
Johnny Nash-I Can See Clearly Now
Journey-Don't Stop Believing
Julian Nott-Wallace & Gromit Theme
Jungle Book-Bare Necessities
Jungle Book-I Wanna Be Like You
Kaiser Chiefs-I Predict A Riot
Katrina & The Waves-Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry-E.T.
Katy Perry-I Kissed A Girl
Keane-Somewhere Only We Know
Kelsea Ballerini-I Hate Love Songs
Ken Barrie-Postman Pat
Kid Rock-All Summer Long
Killers-Mr Brightside
Kings Of Leon-Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon-Use Somebody
Kinks-You Really Got Me
Kirsty McColl-The Belle Of Belfast City
Led Zeppelin-Stairway To Heaven
Lenny Kravitz-Are You Gonna Go My Way
Leonard Cohen-Hallelujah
Lily Allen-Not Fair
Lumineers-Ho Hey
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Free Bird
Lynyrd Skynryd-Simple Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Sweet Home Alabama
Madness-Baggy Trousers
Madness-It Must Be Love
Marcels-Blue Moon
Maroon 5-One More Night
Maroon 5-She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5-Sugar
McFly-Five Colours In Her Hair
McFly-Love Is Easy
Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass
Meghan Trainor-Lips Are Moving
Michael Jackson-Billie Jean
Michael Jackson-The Way You Make Me Feel
Mika-Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
Miley Cyrus-Wrecking Ball
Monkees-Daydream Believer
Monkees-I’m A Believer
Monty Python-Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Morecambe & Wise-Bring Me Sunshine
Mumford & Sons-Home
Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons-I Will Wait
Neil Diamond-Sweet Caroline
Nizlopi-JCB Song
Oasis-Champagne Supernova
Oasis-Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis-Half The World Away
Oasis-She Is Love
Oasis-Some Might Say
Oasis-Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Oasis-Wonderwall
Olly Murs-Dance With Me Tonight
One Direction-What Makes You Beautiful
Otis Redding-Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay
Outcast-Hey Ya
Ozone-Dragosta Din Tei
Paolo Nutini-Last Request
Paolo Nutini-Pencil Full Of Lead
Passenger-Let Her Go
Paul Simon-Under African Skies
Paul Simon-You Can Call Me Al
Peter Andre-Mysterious Girl
Phil Collins-In The Air Tonight
P!nk-Who Knew
Pink Floyd-Another Brick In The Wall
Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
Plain White T’s-Hey There Delilah
Pogues-Dirty Old Town
Pogues-Irish Rover
Pogues-Love You Til The End
Pogues-Wild Rover
Police-Every Breath You Take
Prince-Purple Rain
Pulp-Common People
Queen-Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen-Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen-Fat Bottom Girls
Queen-I Want To Break Free
Radiohead-Creep
Ray Charles-Hit The Road Jack
Razorlight-America
Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Snow
R.E.M-The One I Love
Rembrandts-I'll Be There For You
Ricky Martin-Livin La Vida Loca
Right Said Fred-I’m Too Sexy
Rihanna-Don’t Stop The Music
R Kelly- I Believe I Can Fly
Ritchie Valens-La Bamba
Robbie Williams-Let Me Entertain You
Robbie Williams-Something Beautiful
Robin Thicke-Blurred Lines
Rolling Stones-Honkey Tonk Women
Rolling Stones-Jumping Jack Flash
Rolling Stones-Sympathy For The Devil
Ronan Keating-When You Say Nothing At All
Rupert Holmes- Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Sandie Thom- I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker
Santana-Smooth
Savage Garden-Truly Madly Deeply
Scouting For Girls-I Wish I Was James Bond
Scouting For Girls-She's So Lovely
S Club 7-Reach
Script-The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
Sean Kingston-Beautiful Girls
Shirelles-Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Sinead O'Connor-Nothing Compares 2U
Sixpence None The Richer- Kiss Me
Smash Mouth-All Star
Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars
Spin Doctors-Two Princes
Starship-Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Stereophonics-Dakota
Steve Miller Band-The Joker
Stevie Wonder-Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder-Master Blaster (Jamming)
Stevie Wonder-Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder-Superstition
Survivor-Eye Of The Tiger
Tears For Fears-Mad World
Temptations-My Girl
Tiffany-I Think We’re Alone Now
Tim McGraw-Dancing When The Stars Go Blue
Tim McGraw-It's Your Love
Tina Turner-Proud Mary
TLC-Waterfalls
Tom Petty-Free Fallin'
Toby Kieth-Whiskey Girl
Tokens-The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Tom Jones-Delilah
Tom Jones-It’s Not Unusual
Tony Christie-Amarillo
Toploader-Dancing In The Moonlight
Tracey Chapman- Fast Car
Train-Hey Soul Sister
Turtles-Happy Together
U2-With Or Without You
Vance Joy-Riptide
Van Morrison-Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison-Moondance
Verve-Bittersweet Symphony
Walk The Moon-Shut Up And Dance
Wheatus-Teenage Dirtbag
Willie Nelson-On The Road Again
Wilson Pickett-Mustang Sally
Zutons-Valerie
ZZ Top-Sharp Dressed Man
Customer questions

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

Not a problem at all! Simply let me know as soon as you know about your timings and I'll gladly make alternative arrangements.

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

I can do it for in between my sets, let me know in advance what kind of music you like and I will do my best to make an appropriate playlist.

How much time do you need to set up?

I won't need any more than an hour to set up my equipment and change. If you have a quick turnaround, simply let me know and I can make arrangements for a very speedy set up

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

I learn new songs with great ease and have amassed a repertoire of over 300 songs. I commonly adapt my set to the audience to deliver the most engaging show possible, but if you wish to hand-pick my set list from my repertoire, you are more than welcome to do so.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Indeed! I come fully self-contained, the only thing I need is a plug socket.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you give me at least 2 weeks notice I will learn a song or 2 especially for your event, and some of my favourite shows have included me learning a song bespoke for the client.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I adapt my set to the audience, and allow my music to complement the atmosphere, whatever that may be. From relaxed background music to dancing on tables, I can mould my show to fit whatever the occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I play pretty much everywhere, and my music has taken me to The Hilton in Liverpool, Manchester's Night & Day Cafe, The Crown Hotel in Nantwich, The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, and I have made appearances at a variety of Ukulele Festivals around Europe, including playing at UfaFabrik in Berlin!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am massively influenced by Ed Sheeran and Brad Paisley, but my style of ukulele playing was just developed by my own style, stemming partially from the influence of 2000's pop music.

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

Probably my slot on the Main Stage of Ukulele Festival of Scotland in 2018, with around 600 in attendance from all across the world.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£200

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Kinga W, 9 months ago

All I can say is: Thank you Marc. It was a real pleasure! Marc played at our wedding in Manchester. He was really responsive and accommodating and most important of all - an incredibly talented musician. He learned our favourite songs for the ceremony (and they were not easy choices). He was on time and very professional - Marc sorted out all formalities with the venue in a matter of hours. Out guests loved the music (so did we) and some of them got inspired to have ukulele on their weddings! Thank you Marc - you really made our day special!

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Lauren B, 8 months ago

I have had Marc on many of my events and he is definitely one of the most hard working and professional artists out there. He plays a bunch of well known fun covers that you don't see many people cover as well as writing his own tracks. Don't let the uke fool you, he is awesome on it and its definitely his best instrument but also great on the acoustic. His Uke playing works perfectly for wedding ceremonies too. Worth booking if you want a hard working, professional but fun upbeat performer.

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Vicky M, 1 year ago

What a fantastic party! Marc played 2 fantastic sets covering majority of our requests and lots more. We got nothing but amazing feedback from our guests loving the live music. Also Marc was super friendly mixing in with our family

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