Singing guitarist

Martin John

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Singing guitarist
Cambridge
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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I am a full-time professional singer, guitarist, pianist and DJ. 140+ songs - pop, rock, motown, indie, folk. Available for all occasions.

Hello! I have 20 years experience as a singer, guitarist, pianist, DJ, songwriter, and producer. I am a very flexible musician and can entertain guests with a variety of styles. I have performed all over the country and played alongside mainstream acts. All my equipment is PAT tested and I have Public Liability Insurance. I provide my own lighting rig too which adds to the ambience of the occasion. Singer guitarist / pianist: I have a repertoire of over 150 songs from a broad range of genres. Mainly pop, rock, blues, indie, motown and folk but also stray into country, dance and prog rock. I can sing for up to 3 hours and can provide background music for longer. I can expertly use a loop pedal to add depth and solos to my performances on guitar. I am also a confident piano soloist and can offer a mixture of piano based songs and guitar based songs. My repertoire caters for a wide range of occasions. I have played for weddings, pub gigs, birthday parties and social clubs. I also make use of a Boss ve-2 vocal harmoniser, so I can be two singers in one! This really adds to the overall sound and texture. The harmoniser along with the loop pedal gives me an edge which means that with just me and a few pedals you could be forgiven for thinking you have a duo or trio performing at your event! Piano: I can provide background piano music and can play a mixture of improvised jazz and instrumental pop music. I have played background piano music for a wide range of functions including weddings and social groups. DJ: I am a mobile DJ with a library of over 7000 songs and can provide any kind of music for your event. My set up includes a 2 channel mixer and controller, Rekordbox DJ software, 2800 watt PA system (two tops and 12" two subs) and a 12 channel mixing desk.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Motown, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
Singing guitarist, Singer, Singing pianist, Piano, Composer, Producer, Guitar, DJ
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

SINGING GUITARIST & SINGING PIANIST REPERTOIRE:
1950s & earlier:
George Gershwin - Summertime
Andre and Schwandt - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Rodgers And Hammerstein - You'll Never Walk Alone
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Cliff Richard - Livin' Doll
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
1960s:
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
Ralf McTell - Streets Of London
Simon & Garfunkle - Kathy's Song
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence
The Beatles - Blackbird
Elvis Presley - I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Marvin Gaye - Aint No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye - Heard It On The Grapevine
The Temptations - My Girl
Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin’
Moody Blues - Nights Of White Satin
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - Day In The Life
The Beatles - For No One
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Monkeys - I’m A Believer
Simon and Garfunkle - Mrs Robinson
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
The Beatles - Come Together
The Zombies - She's Not There
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
The Beatles - Hard Day’s Night
The Top Notes - Twist And Shout
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay
1970s:
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Paul Simon - Slip Slidin’ Away
Rod Stewart - Sailing
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
10CC - I’m Not In Love
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
David Bowie - Starman
Don McLean - American Pie
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
John Lennon - Imagine
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Madness / Labi Saffre - It Must Be Love
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Part 1)
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Money
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Lionel Richie - Easy
1980s:
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
The Cure - Lovesong
The Smiths - There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Sting - Englishman In New York
The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Crowded House - Don’t Dream It’s Over
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
U2 - With Or Without You
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Gloria Jones / Soft Cell - Tainted Love
1990s:
Blur - End Of The Century
James - Sit Down
Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
Radiohead - High And Dry
The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day
Crowded House - Weather With You
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Randy Newman - You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Robbie Williams - Angels
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Sinead O’Connor / Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U
Sting - Fields Of Gold
Blur - Country House
Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet
Crowded House - Private Universe
Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Santana ft. Rob Thomas - Smooth
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
2000s & 2010s:
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Coldplay - Yellow
Damien Rice - Amie
Elbow - One Day Like This
James Blunt - 1973
Nora Jones - Come Away With Me
Bob Dylan / Adele - To Make You Feel My Love
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
The Zutons / Amy Winehouse - Valarie
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Rihanna - We Found Love
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Camila Cabello - Havana
Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Clean Bandit - Rock-A-Bye
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
George Ezra - Shotgun
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance With Me
PIANO INSTRUMENTALS:
POP MUSIC
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Bill Willers - Lean On Me
Billy Joel - Pianoman
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do, I Do It For You
Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Coldplay - Paradise
Commodores - Easy
Crowded House - Together Alone
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elbow - The Everthere
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love With You
George Gershwin - Summertime
John Legend - All Of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Martin Solveig - Places
Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything For Love
Mike d-Abo - Handbags And Gladrags
Pharell Williams - Happy
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade Of Pale
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Simon and Garfunkle - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Sting - Fields Of Gold
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Here There And Everywhere
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
The Police - Every Breath You Take
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
CLASSICAL
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Ode To Joy
Handel - Zadoc The Priest
JS Bach - Air On The G String
JS Bach - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Pachelbel - Canon In D
Vivaldi - Spring
Wagner - Bridal Chorus

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Anneka M, 7 days ago

Martin is an excellent musician. He performed for my wedding and did a totally outstanding job. He is very creative and proficient at playing piano and singing. He has got a professional and friendly mannerism and was happy to comply with my requests. He was always on time and extremely courteous which made a huge difference to my wedding. Overall we rate him 5 stars! Anneka and Andy Lewis

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Anneka M, 7 days ago

Martin is an excellent musician. He performed for my wedding and did a totally outstanding job. He is very creative and proficient at playing piano and singing. He has got a professional and friendly mannerism and was happy to comply with my requests. He was always on time and extremely courteous which made a huge difference to my wedding. Overall we rate him 5 stars! Anneka and Andy Lewis

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Anneka M, 7 days ago

Martin is an excellent musician. He performed for my wedding and did a totally outstanding job. He is very creative and proficient at playing piano and singing. He has got a professional and friendly mannerism and was happy to comply with my requests. He was always on time and extremely courteous which made a huge difference to my wedding. Overall we rate him 5 stars! Anneka and Andy Lewis

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Emma F, 8 months ago

Booked Martin to celebrate my birthday had a fantastic night with great singer everyone enjoyed themselves lots of dancing and singing would definitely recommend for a great evening

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Daniel T, 1 month ago

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did yesterday. Everybody was singing along with you during the day and dancing in the evening and the piano playing during the ceremony was incredible.

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Kit P, 1 month ago

Thanks so much for last night - you were absolutely brilliant and helped to get everyone in party mode. We’ve had so much positive feedback from everyone.

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