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Marcus Pike

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About Marcus

Experienced and versatile solo singer and acoustic guitarist, who can't wait to make your special day perfect!
Singing guitarist
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Marcus Pike is an experienced singer-songwriter who has been performing regularly (400+ times) around London and the South East for the last few years, including legendary venues such as the Troubadour, the Dublin Castle and the Hope & Anchor, as well as countless weddings and other private events. With consistently outstanding reviews, a powerful voice and a broad repertoire comprising a mixture of indie, rock, pop and soul, Marcus is currently available for bookings of solo acoustic covers gigs. Ideal for pubs, clubs, parties, weddings, proposals, restaurants and other public or private functions, and highly flexible, Marcus will tailor his choice of material and style to suit your event. - Enough material to play for around 3 and a half hours continuously - Public Liability insurance, fully insured PA system - Vehicle and full UK driving licence. Can easily travel to anywhere in the South East of England, or further afield if required - Highly competitive rates

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Top 10 booked musician of 2022
6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
100 gigs
Legendary: 100 bookings through Encore!
Indie, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service
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Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Audio engineer, Producer
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Song list

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Breezeblocks - Alt-J
Budapest – George Ezra
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hello - Adele
Higher Love - James Vincent McMorrow
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
I Just Can't Get Enough – The Black Eyed Peas
I Was Made For Loving You – Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
Instant Crush – Daft Punk
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Let It Go - James Bay
Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna (Boyce Avenue version)
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Pompeii – Bastille
Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Shotgun - George Ezra
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Ray
Take Me To Church – Hozier
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Empire State Of Mind (Part II) – Alicia Keys
Feeling Good – Muse
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Green Eyes – Coldplay
Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Hey Ya! – Outkast
I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself – The White Stripes
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Island In The Sun – Weezer
Last Nite – The Strokes
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Naive – The Kooks
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
Other Side Of The World - KT Tunstall
Reach - S Club 7
Rule The World – Take That
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
The Scientist – Coldplay
Umbrella - Rihanna
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – The Zutons / Amy Winehouse
Yellow – Coldplay
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
You've Got The Love – Florence and the Machine
Amazed - Lonestar
Angels – Robbie Williams
Babylon - David Gray
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Common People - Pulp
Creep – Radiohead
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Half The World Away – Oasis
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Just – Radiohead
Laid - James
Lifted – Lighthouse Family
Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
One - U2
Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Sail Away – David Gray
Slide Away – Oasis
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis
Wonderwall – Oasis
You've Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Faith – George Michael
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Forever Young - Alphaville
Graceland – Paul Simon
Happy Hour – The Housemartins
I Want To Break Free - Queen
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
Purple Rain - Prince
Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
That's Entertainment – The Jam
The Best – Tina Turner
Where Is My Mind – Pixies
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
With Or Without You - U2
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
American Pie – Don McLean
Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Hotel California – The Eagles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Let It Be – The Beatles
Northern Sky – Nick Drake
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Starman – David Bowie
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley And The Wailers
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Your Song – Elton John
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Delilah – Tom Jones
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Happy Together - The Turtles
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude – The Beatles
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
I'm A Believer – The Monkees
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
Light My Fire – The Doors
Love Me Do – The Beatles
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Please check out all of my excellent reviews! They have highlighted in particular my professionalism, my ability to read the vibe and perform accordingly, and my ability to learn new songs for them either beforehand or (sometimes) on the spot, and of course, my singing/guitar playing!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

400+ public and private events over the last 4 years. Many high quality wedding venues around the Southeast and sometimes further afield.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

90s & 00s indie rock acts, but I appreciate and perform a very wide range of pop & rock material

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

Annual corporate event for BT, Indian wedding with 600+ guests

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

I am always happy to be as flexible as possible and try to accommodate any changes in timing if unavoidable. Feel free to let me know at any point.

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

Absolutely - I'm happy to play any music available on Spotify during breaks between sets, and happy to curate the vibe myself if you don't have anything specific in mind.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - usually I offer to learn up to two songs not already on my setlist, if required.


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£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
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From Encore customers:

Charlotte G
13 days ago
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5 out of 5

Marcus was absolutely phenomenal. He arrived early and was prompt at setting up inside for the ceremony and outside afterwards. He was very accommodating learning our songs. All of our guests loved him. We would love to hear you sing in the future.

Ciaran F
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

Marcus is a fantastic singer - I highly recommend him.

Charlotte G
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant throughout; booking, planning and on our big day! Highly recommend. Great communication in advance and created such a great atmosphere on the day, which was loved by all our guest. Thank you Marcus!

Mark L
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Marcus for a fantastic experience. Arrived punctually and gave a great set. Judged the vibe perfectly and added to the experience of the party. Highly recommend!

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From other customers:

Malcolm S
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Horley
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5 out of 5

Just a little line to say a massive thanks for last night. You performed and played absolutely amazing. Everyone commented on how good you was…and thanks for playing a lot longer than intended. Hope you got home safely…would most definitely book you again and recommend you to friends.

Natasha G
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Bexley
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5 out of 5

My goodness you sound even better in real life! I enjoyed hearing all the songs. Thank you so much for learning the requested songs you sounded truly amazing and I really appreciated you changing the order and saving the songs till we were in the room. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your singing and I have passed on your details. Thank you for being so patient and your performance was spot on both sets of songs perfect.

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