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Mark Crofts

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Excellent Singer/guitarist guaranteed to wow your guests at any event. Played at O2 in London and Hard Rock Cafe across the UK
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Mark Crofts is an experienced singer/songwriter/guitarist from Berkshire and his energetic, funky style will have you uncontrollably tapping your feet, clapping your hands and dancing like you wouldn't believe was possible to a solo acoustic artist! Mark is available for bars, functions and weddings and most regularly plays in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire & Oxfordshire. He is willing to travel further afield for a relevant fuel surcharge.

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Mark's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Joanna S
1 day ago
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5 out of 5

Mark was absolutely fantastic! He really helped to make my 50th party. I am really grateful.

Reply from Mark
20 hours ago

Thanks for making me a part of it! It really was a great night with lovely people

Rosemary M
14 days ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Mark for our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration; a party of 20 people. He was extremely professional and his performance could not be faulted. We had a very entertaining evening. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reply from Mark
13 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and to both you and your husband Don for looking after me and making my job so easy!

Christina L
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mark was amazing at our event, such a wide repertoire and happily took our requests. He was so professional and handled the multiple power cuts in his stride. We had so many complements about Mark and he really helped to make the event. Thanks Mark!

Reply from Mark
7 months ago

Thanks Christina, it was such a lovely day and I was well looked after. I hope the rest of the evening was great!

Sophie H
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mark played at our wedding! He was amazing and everyone loved him!

Reply from Mark
7 months ago

Thanks so much Sophie, it was an absolute pleasure to play for you and your guests

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From other customers:

Emily C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Rycote Ln
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5 out of 5

Hi Mark & Mark. Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for playing at our wedding in September. Having been let down by our original singer with just a month to go, you came highly recommended and we are thrilled you were able to play for us! You were a pleasure to liaise with from day one, quick to reply to our emails and provided a truly seemless service. On the day, the music was awesome and we are so grateful for you learning to play our first dance song especially for us in such a short space of time! You were fab at getting everyone on the dance floor and everyone had the best time. We are so grateful for the fabulous job you did!! Thank you so much!

Kat C
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in City Rd
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5 out of 5

I've worked with Mark a number of times now for events I I arrange. If you want complete entertainment and quality aided with bundles of talent, versatility an professionalism, you won't be going wrong with your choice at all. Fantastic artist!

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Mark's Song list

7 Days – Craig David
A Drop In The Ocean - Ron Pope
A-Team – Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Miles/Human Nature - Vanessa Carlton/Michael Jackson
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of me - John Legend
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Angels - Robbie Williams
Back For Good - Take That
Barbie Girl – Ben l’oncle Soul
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Big White Room - Jessie J
Billie Jean – The Civil Wars
Black Balloon - Goo Goo Dolls
Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
Breakeven – The Script
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Chariot - Gavin Degraw
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Closer – Neyo
Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran
Come On Talk - Bernhoft
Country Roads - John Denver
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy - Seal
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Drive – Incubus
Driving With The Brakes On - Del Amitri
Drops Of Jupiter – Train
Dynamite – Taio Cruz
Earthbound - Connor Reeves
Elderly Lady - Pearl Jam
Empire State Of Mind – Alisha Keys
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Faith – George Michael
Faithful - Go West
Fall At your Feet - Crowded House
Fields Of Athenry - The Dubliners
Fireflies – Owl City
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Forever In Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
I Need a Miracle - Fragma
Freedom - Wham
Free Falling – Tom Petty
Galway Girl – Steve Earl
Geek In The Pink – Jason Mraz
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Beddingfield
Handbags and Gladrags – Rod Stewart
Heal Over – KT Tunstall
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heartbeat – The Fray
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hero – Foo Fighters
Hey Brother - Aviici
Hey Jude – The Beatles
High & Dry – Radiohead
Hole Hearted - Extreme
How Come - Ray Lamontagne
How You Remind Me – Nickleback
I Belong To You - Lenny Kravitz
I Feel Good - James Brown
I saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I’m a believer – The Monkeys
Impossible – James Arthur
In My Head – Jason Derulo
In the air tonight – Phil Collins
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Killer – Adamski (Seal)
King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West
Kiss Me - Olly Murs
La La La - Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith
Lady – Miloko
Learn To Fly – Foo Fighters
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Let Me Love You - Mario
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Like I can – Sam Smith
Live Forever - Oasis
Local Boy In A Photograph – Stereophonics
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Lying Eyes - The Eagles
Maria Maria - Santana ft The Product G&B
Message In A Bottle – The Police
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
More Than Words – Extreme
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Moving Too Fast - Artful Dodger
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
My Hero - Foo Fighters
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Nothing Ever Happens – Del Amitri
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
Numb –Linkin Park
One Way – The Levellers
Ordinary People - John Legend
Otherside - RHCP
Over My Shoulder - Mike & The Mechanics
Poker Face – Lady GaGa
Polly - Nirvana
Price Tag – Jessie J
Push - Matchbox 20
Reason - Hoobastank
Red – Daniel Merriweather
Rendezvous - Craig David
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Roll To Me – Del Amitri
Rude - Magic
Runaway – The Corrs
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Save Yourself - James Morrison
Say Something - A Great Big World
September Song – JP Cooper
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
She Said – Plan B
Shine A Light - Mcfly
Shout – Tears For Fears
Sign Your Name - Terence Trent D'arby
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Slide – The Goo Goo Dolls
Smooth - Santana
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Stand By me – Ben E King
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Straight Up/Careless Whisper - Paula Abdul/George Michael
Stuck In The Middle – Stealer’s Wheel
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Take On Me – AHA
Teardrops – Womack & Womack
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
The Joker - The Steve Miller Band
The Voice - John Farnham
There She Goes – The La’s
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Is What It Feels Like - Armin Van Buuren
This Love - Maroon 50
Thong Song – Sisqo
Throwback – Usher
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
To Be With You – Mr. Big
Too Close – Alex Clare
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Trouble - Ray Lamontagne
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Umbrella – Rihanna
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walking Away - Craig David
Weather With You – Crowded House
What’s The Story Morning Glory – Oasis
When She Was Mine - Lawson
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Wild Rover - The Dubliners
With Or Without You – U2
Woman Trouble – Artful Dodger
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wordplay - Jason Mraz
XO - John Mayer
Yeah – Usher
You & Me - Lifehouse
You Make it Real - James Morrison
You Make Me Wanna - Usher
You Need Me – Ed Sheeran

Mark's 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)£300
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients frequently tell me that they love the fact that I take songs that they know and love and then put my own spin on it. They like the creativity that goes into making the loops live

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

100 Club, Indigo O2, Sandhurst Military Academy, The Oxfordshire Golf Club, Cliveden House, The Great House (Sonning), Lillibrooke Manor (Maidenhead), Rivervale Barn, Kensington Roof Gardens

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer, Bernhoft, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Craig David, Ed Sheeran,

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

It would be a close run thing, but I think the Final of the Live and Unsigned UK competition at the Indigo O2 in London in front of 5000 people would have to be the winner. I came in the top 50 out of 10,000 entrants and performed in front of industry judges

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

I'm always flexible to the changing landscape of events. If anything is to change in the run up to the event, just let me know and we can work around it

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

I can put on a playlist from my phone, or you can provide one for me to plug in also

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes to an hour setup time

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

What I always say to my clients is feel free to select a handful of songs/genres that you particularly like and I will form a set list based around that information. From experience, I find that if you are too rigid in your set list, it doesn't allow any room for manoeuvre on the day. I'm very much one for adapting based on reactions and feel

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have a full PA and everything I need to be able to perform at any event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I will always try my best to accommodate any new song requests that people have, but it depends on how much notice there is beforehand. Let's have a conversation and see what can be done
Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Motown, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Live looping
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