Mark Griffiths

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Multi-instrumentalist and performer based in the UK and willing to travel. Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Instrumental or with Vocals
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Mark is a trained performer and musician. His credits include performing worldwide with The Octaves Vocal Harmony group, Live TV Appearances, Ringo Starr in the tour of "The Sessions", performing with UK function bands and playing as a session musician for stage productions. Mark is a highly experienced musician and guarantees to create a fantastic atmosphere for any event. His music covers multiple genres over multiple decades with songs ranging from the 1920's right up to present day. Mark can perform with either guitar, piano, ukulele or just as a vocalist. His repertoire, of over 500 songs, covers Pop, Jazz, Show tunes, and even Disney, all of which can be tailored to suit your taste. He can even tailor his performance depending on whether you wish him to play with or without backing tracks, a mix of instruments (not at the same time!), instrumental or with vocals. He can utilise pianos already in situ at a venue or can bring along a Roland digital piano with a top spec sound system should it be required. Should you have any song requests then please let Mark know as he will do his best to make sure they are included within his set. In addition to solo performances, Mark can also offer as duo, trio or quartet performances. LINEUPS Soloist: - Piano Instrumental - Ukulele Instrumental - Guitar & Vocals - Piano & Vocals - Ukulele & Vocals - Vocals with Backing Tracks (or other musicians) Duo, Trio or Quartet performances: Any combination of (depending on availability): - Guitars - Bass - Cajon (percussion) - Cigar Box Guitar - Ukuleles - Piano - Saxophone - Fiddle - Vocals (male & female) EXAMPLE SETUPS - 2x Guitars + Vocals (duo) - Guitar & Piano + Vocals (duo) - Piano & Saxophone - either instrumental or with vocals (duo) - Guitar, Ukulele and Cajon + Vocals (trio) - Piano, Bass, Guitar + Vocals (trio) - Guitar, Bass, Cajon & Fiddle + Vocals (quartet) - 2x Ukuleles, Bass, Cajon (quartet) - As seen on "Sunday Brunch" Please note these are just examples and if you wish for another setup then please enquire.

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Mark's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rebecca O
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mark was amazing when he played at our wedding. He played a varied song list which went down really well with our guests - so much so that he was often applauded mid wedding breakfast! Thanks for helping make it a special day for us!

Andrew S
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great singer / asked what our needs were

Lizzie C
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mark did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding, playing during the ceremony and for our drinks reception. He was a true professional but also really friendly and all our guests commented on how good the music was. Our only regret is that we didn’t get to hear him play more as we were whisked away for photos! Thank you Mark- your playing really helped make our day perfect!!

From other customers:

Paula W
7 years ago

We booked Mark for our wedding as we wanted a guitarist to make our drinks reception fun and lively! My word, he didn't disappoint and was brilliant! Mark was so friendly and professional all the way through. We can't thank him enough! Fantastic music, awesome guy, highly recommended!

Holly W
7 years ago

Just wanted to message and say thank you so much for being so awesome at our wedding! Everyone has been saying how good you were!! Thanks so much again!

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Mark's Song list

All these songs can be adapted for either Guitar, Ukulele, Piano or Instrumental Piano:
20th Century Boy
500 Miles
7 Years
99 Red Balloons
A Little Respect
Accidentally in Love
Ain't No Sunshine
All About The Bass
All Along the Watchtower
All I Have To Do is Dream
All I Want Is You
All My Loving
All Night Long
All Of Me
All Right Now
All You Need is Love
American Pie
Annies Song
Bad Day
Bad Moon Rising
Bad Romance
Band On The Run
Beneath your Beautiful
Best Day Of My Life
Better Together
Big Yellow Taxi
Billie Jean
Black Magic
Blame It On Me
Blame it On The Boogie
Blank Space
Bleeding Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Blurred Lines
Boogie Nights
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Bridge over Troubled Water
Broken Strings
Brown Eyed Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
California Dreaming
California Gurls
Can't Stop The Feeling
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Castle on The Hill
Chained To The Rhythm
Champagne Supernova
Chasing Cars
Cheap Thrills
Circle Of Life
Come Up And See Me
Counting Stars
Country Roads
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dance With Me Tonight
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing in The Moonlight
Dancing In The Streets
Daydream Believer
Do You Love me
Don't Be So Hard on Yourself
Don't Look Back in Anger
Don't Stop
Don't Stop Believing
Don't Stop Me Now
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Don't You Want Me
Don't You Worry Child
Down Under
Drops Of Jupiter
Empire State Of Mind
Every Breath You Take
Everybody Needs Somebody
Everything I Do
Everytime We Touch
Fast Car
Feeling Good
Fight Song
Fix You
Forget You
Free Falling
Get Lucky
Get Ready
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Go Your Own Way
God Only Knows
Good Riddance
Got My Mind Set On You
Greatest Day
Half The World Away
Happy Together
Heal The World
Heard it Through The Grapevine
Here comes The Sun
Hey Jude
Hey Soul Sister
Hey There Delilah
Hey Ya
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Higher & Higher
Highway to Hell
Ho Hey
Hold Back The River
Hold My Hand
Hold The Line
Hotel California
House Of The Rising Sun
How Deep is Your Love
How to Save A Life
I Can See Clearly Now
I Gotta Feeling
I Knew You Were Touble
I Saw Her Standing There
I Think We're Alone Now
I Want To Break Free
I will Survive
I Will Wait
I Won't Give Up
I'll Be There For You
I'm a Believer
I'm Your Man
I'm Yours
I've Just Seen a Face
In My Life
In The Summertime
Islands in The Stream
It Must Be Love
It's All About You
Itchycoo Park
Johnny B Goode
Just Haven't Met You Yet
Killing Me Softly
Knocking on Heavens Door
Lady Madonna
Lean on Me
Learn To Fly
Let Her Go
Like a Pill
Lips Are Moving
Little Talks
Living On A Prayer
Locked Out Of Heaven
Losing My Religion
Love Me Again
Love Train
Love Yourself
Lovely Day
Loving Each Day
Lying Eyes
Maggie May
Make You Feel My Love
Man In The Mirror
Marvin Gaye
Moves Like Jagger
Mr Blue Sky
Mr Brightside
Mrs Robinson
My Girl
My Sharona
Never Gonna Give You Up
Next To Me
Nothing Compares 2 U
Ob La Di
Octopus's Garden
One Day Like This
Perfect 10
Play That Funky Music
Please Please Me
Pretty Woman
Price Tag
Purple Rain
Put Your Records On
Rather Be
Red Red Wine
Relight My Fire
Ring OF Fire
Rockin' All Over The World
Rolling in The Deep
Save Tonight
See You Again
Shake A Tail Feather
Shake it Off
Shape of You
She Looks So Perfect
She Moves in Her Own Way
She Will Be Loved
She's So Lovely
Shiny Happy People
Shut Up And Dance
Signed Sealed Delivered
Sit Down
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Sky Full Of Stars
Somebody That I Used To Know
Somewhere only we Know
Somewhere/Wonderful World
Soul Man
Space Oddity
Stand By Me
Stay With Me
Stuck in The Middle
Summer of 69
Sunny Afternoon
Suspicious Minds
Sweet Child O' Mine
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Soul Music
Sweetest Thing
Tainted Love
Take On Me
Tears in Heaven
Tears of a Clown
Teenage Dirtbag
Teenage Kicks
That's Entertainment
The Edge Of Glory
The Final Countdown
The Lazy Song
The One I Love
The Way You Make me Feel
The Weight
There She Goes
Thinking Out Loud
This is Me
This Love
Three Little Birds
Tide Is High
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Town Called Malice
Treat you Better
Twist & Shout
Under The Bridge
Uptown Funk
Use Somebody
Video Killed The Radio Star
Virtual Insanity
Viva La Vida
Wake Me Up
Walking in Memphis
Walking on Sunshine
We Are Young
We Built This City
We Found Love
What Makes you Beautiful
What's Going on
When I Was Your Man
Where is the Love
Wherever you Will Go
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Whiskey in The Jar
Whistle for The Choir
With or Without You
Wrecking Ball
You Can't Hurry Love
You Never Can Tell
You're Beautiful
You've Got A Friend
You've Got a Friend in Me
Can You feel The Love Tonight
Hakuna Matata
You're Welcome
Beauty & The Beast
Part Of your World
Let it go
Under the Sea
A New England
Knock Knock
Tiny Dancer
Your Song

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)£130
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£310
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. Jazz Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Acoustic - a wide variety of genres and styles to choose from.
New Years Eve
2x 1 hour sets. This can be split up further so I can help bring in the New Year with everyone. Party music and fun songs everyone loves to bring in a happy new year.
Full Day Wedding Music
This includes CEREMONY: Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. COCKTAIL HOUR: Live background music for guests to enjoy while mingling with other guests - Can be acoustic, jazz, Ukulele, Instrumental or with Vocals. EVENING RECEPTION: More upbeat party set including recorded music before, inbetween and after sets. Can organise more musicians to join for an extra fee depending on criteria.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love the crowd participation and the fact I can take requests on the spot and give the crowd exactly what they want.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Venues all over the world from theatres, arenas, bars, hotels, cruise ships and much much more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Various artists from several genres from Jazz, Musical Theatre, Rock, Country and Pop.

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

Performed in large arena productions including at the Royal Albert Hall

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. Music in-between my sets is included in the price. If you'd like a music to be played via my PA after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

The setup time will vary depending on the venue and the kind of music I am providing. This can be discussed during the booking process.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However I am able to take requests to some extent as I have a very large repertoire. If you want a specific song on the day of your event we can discuss this beforehand.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, Everything I need is provided by me.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Classical, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Karaoke, Motown, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Power rock, World music, Hawaiian music, Skiffle, Gypsy jazz, Soul, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Transcription, Actor, Dancer, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Orchestrator, Producer, Live looping, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Accompanist
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