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Martin Paul Cuthew

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Versatile and experienced singer/ guitarist performing a large variety of rock, pop and classic covers to suit any occasion.
Singing guitarist
Weybridge
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Martin is a highly accomplished, versatile singer and guitarist with over 500 gigs and 20 years of experience to his name. He has played all over London and the South-East and is confident in front of both large and intimate crowds alike, having performed in a variety of settings. These include the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Greenbelt Festival, legendary venues such as The Half Moon Putney and Dublin Castle in Camden, as well as numerous private functions and weddings. With a repertoire spanning six decades of rock, pop, and classic covers, Martin ensures he can tailor his performance to suit the occasion. Whether it's creating a serene acoustic backdrop for weddings, lunches, dinners and intimate settings or igniting a lively party atmosphere with energetic backing beats and live looping, he provides an unforgettable experience. Martin always delivers, whether it be tenderly performing an acoustic ballad or belting out a rock anthem. By learning songs by ear rather than from chord sheets, he infuses each song he plays with added depth and attention to detail, creating faithful and soulful renditions that captivate audiences. Beyond his musical talents, Martin is frequently praised for his professionalism, helpfulness and clear and thorough communication from start to finish. Together with his infectious energy and engaging stage presence, this makes Martin the ideal choice for your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or private function.

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Martin's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Zoe D
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was very good; listened to the songs we wanted him to sing and got a work group dancing!

Reply from Martin
3 months ago

Hi Zoe, many thanks for your review and kind words - I always aim up to get people up dancing so glad you all enjoyed it :-) . Best wishes, Martin

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Maggie P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Martin for our wedding. Great communication to prepare and get to know what we wanted. On the day Martin was great, set such a great atmosphere and we had a lot of comments about how good he was. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Reply from Martin
8 months ago

Hi Maggie. Many thanks for leaving a review and for your kind comments. I am pleased to know that you felt I set a great atmosphere for your special day and I was glad to be a part of it. I wish you and Harry all the best for the future. Kind Regards, Martin

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Katie C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Martin was a true professional and everything we could have hoped for for my husband’s birthday celebration. He judged the mood of the party and it wasn’t long before everyone was up dancing. A memorable evening. Thank you Martin.

Reply from Martin
9 months ago

Hi Katie - many thanks for the review and kind words. I'm really pleased you all had a memorable evening and that I was able to be an integral part of that :-) I enjoyed playing for you all and hope to see you all again in the future. Best Wishes, Martin

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Rob G
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Martin for our daughters 30th birthday party in our garden. Communication was excellent and Martin arrived on time. He was very helpful when deciding where he could set up and I asked him to play a mixture of songs to suit the wide range of age groups we had attending. Martin had everyone up dancing from his first song to the last and is a very talented musician. I cannot recommend him enough and we will definitely be booking him again. Thanks Martin , you made my daughters 30th a party to remember

Reply from Martin
9 months ago

Hi Rob, many thanks for the thoughtful review and very kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed playing for you all, it was such a great vibe so I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did :-) Thank you and everyone as well for being so friendly and welcoming to me, def one of the nicest crowds I've played to :-) I look forward to working with you again in the future. Best Regards, Martin

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Liam B
2 months ago, for a Birthday party in Hove
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5 out of 5

Martin was great! Probably wasted on our small house gathering, but he got us all engaged and dancing / singing along. Super quick response time too when enquiring / booking. Highly recommend.

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Ronnie H
2 months ago, for a Birthday party in Brook Rd S
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5 out of 5

Absolutely Special 70th Birthday Party Evening attended by up to 50 Guests, who were all rocking away to Martin's very skillful playing & singing of Music Covers ranging from the 60s to today's hits. He literally had nearly everyone on their feet, singing and dancing to his cleverly paced x 2 Sets, and people were leaving their food plates un-eaten to join in the fun. Later we/they were loudly demanding more even though he was already generous and beyond his time-limit. He kindly and readily responded by playing yet more great numbers that everyone sang to and enjoyed, with his lady Wife giving her undivided attention and support to all the valuable tweaks needed in the background, to ensure a smooth operation. Everyone in the room without exception totally enjoyed the music, very professionally delivered and to which I understand, was Martin's way beyond 500th Gig. We could easily continue these many and well deserved compliments, but it was Topped by even the Pub's Landlady Claire and Ex-Waldorf Hotel Chef and husband Gerard, saying that this was easily the Best Music night and happy crowd they have ever had there. Recommendations indeed. The only thing left to say is that, if you don't book them now for your Party you will definately miss out for 24. Thank you so very much Martin for making this a very special night for my Wife Barbara ,close Family and Dear Friends, which will be long remembered and hopefully repeated at some stage in the future. Ronnie Hilton. M.A.Psych. Well recommended for originality in the presentation & interpretation of his Song Covers, Good Price/Punctuality and approach/response to his Audience.

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Martin's Song list

A DESIGN FOR LIFE - MANIC STREET PREACHERS
ALIVE - PEARL JAM
ALL RIGHT NOW - FREE
ALL THE SMALL THINGS - BLINK 182
ALL THESE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE - THE KILLERS
AMERICAN PIE - DON MCLEAN
ANGELS - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
BABYLON - DAVID GRAY
BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY – THE VERVE
BLACK VELVET - ALANNAH MYLES
BLAME IT ON ME - GEORGE EZRA
BLINDING LIGHTS - THE WEEKND
BOYS OF SUMMER - DON HENLEY
BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE - ELVIS PRESLEY
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA - OASIS
CHARLIE BROWN - COLDPLAY
CHASING CARS - SNOW PATROL
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY – THE MAVERICKS
DANCING IN THE DARK - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
DAKOTA - STEREOPHONICS
DISARM - SMASHING PUMPKINS
DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER - OASIS
DON'T STOP ME NOW - QUEEN
DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME - SIMPLE MINDS
EASY (LIKE SUNDAY MORNING) - COMMODORES
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - THE POLICE
EVERYBODY'S CHANGING - KEANE
EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD - TEARS FOR FEARS
EVERYTHING I DO I DO IT FOR YOU - BRYAN ADAMS
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES - GARTH BROOKS
FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN
GET LUCKY - DAFT PUNK/PHARELL WILLIAMS
GO YOUR OWN WAY - FLEETWOOD MAC
GOOD RIDDANCE (TIME OF YOUR LIFE) - GREEN DAY
GRAVITY - EMBRACE
HALF THE WORLD AWAY - OASIS
HELLO - ADELE
HELP - THE BEATLES
HERE COMES THE SUN - THE BEATLES
HEROES - DAVID BOWIE
HEY THERE DELILAH - PLAIN WHITE T'S
HIGH - LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY
HO HEY - THE LUMINEERS
HOLD BACK THE RIVER - JAMES BAY
HOLD MY GIRL - GEORGE EZRA
HOMEWARD BOUND - SIMON & GARFUNKEL
HOTEL CALIFORNIA - THE EAGLES
HOW YOU REMIND ME - NICKELBACK
HUMAN - RAG 'N' BONE MAN
HUMAN - THE KILLERS
I WILL WAIT - MUMFORD & SONS
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS - FOREIGNER
I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU - THE REMBRANDTS
I'M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS
I'M YOURS - JASON MRAZ
IN MY LIFE – THE BEATLES
IRIS - GOO GOO DOLLS
IRONIC - ALANNIS MORRISETTE
LAYLA - DEREK & THE DOMINOES/ERIC CLAPTON
LET HER GO - PASSENGER
LIVE FOREVER - OASIS
LIVIN' ON A PRAYER - BON JOVI
LOSING MY RELIGION - R.E.M.
LUCKY MAN - VERVE
MANY OF HORROR (WHEN WE COLLIDE) - BIFFY CLYRO/MATT CARDLE
MAYBE TOMORROW - STEREOPHONICS
MOONLIGHT SHADOW - MIKE OLDFIELD
MR BRIGHTSIDE - THE KILLERS
NO WOMAN NO CRY – BOB MARLEY
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS - METALLICA
ONE - U2
PAINT IT BLACK - THE ROLLING STONES
PARKLIFE - BLUR
PERFECT DAY - LOU REED
PURPLE RAIN - PRINCE
RING OF FIRE - JONNY CASH
RUN - SNOW PATROL
SAVE TONIGHT - EAGLE EYE CHERRY
SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER - SAM FENDER
SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON
SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY - THE KOOKS
SHE WILL BE LOVED - MAROON 5
SHE'S THE ONE - ROBBIE WILLIAMS
SHOTGUN - GEORGE EZRA
SIT DOWN - JAMES
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW - KEANE
SON OF A PREACHER MAN - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
SONG 2 - BLUR
STAND BY ME - BEN E.KING
STOP AND STARE - ONE REPUBLIC
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU - GERRY RAFFERTY/STEALERS WHEEL
SUMMER OF '69 - BRYAN ADAMS
SWEET CAROLINE - NEIL DIAMOND
SWEET CHILD O' MINE - GUNS 'N' ROSES (slowed-down acoustic version)
SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS - JOHN DENVER
TAKE ON ME - A-HA
TAKE YOUR MAMA - SCISSOR SISTERS
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT - THE JAM
THE ONE - KODALINE
THE ONE I LOVE - DAVID GRAY
THE SCIENTIST - COLDPLAY
THE WAY IT IS - BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE
THERE SHE GOES - THE LA'S
TIMES LIKE THESE - FOO FIGHTERS
TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS - PHIL OAKLEY & GIORGIO MORODER
TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE - BOB DYLAN/GARTH BROOKS
TONIGHT TONIGHT - SMASHING PUMPKINS
UMBRELLA - RHIANNA
UNDER THE BRIDGE - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
USE SOMEBODY - KINGS OF LEON
VALERIE - MARK RONSON/AMY WINEHOUSE
VIVA LA VIDA - COLDPLAY
WAKE ME UP - AVICII (slowed-down acoustic version)
WALK OF LIFE - DIRE STRAITS
WHAT'S UP? - 4 NON BLONDES
WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS - GREEN DAY
WHEREVER YOU WILL GO - THE CALLING
WIRES - ATHLETE
WISH YOU WERE HERE - PINK FLOYD
WITH OR WITHOUT YOU - U2
WONDERWALL - OASIS
YELLOW - COLDPLAY
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT - THE ROLLING STONES
YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME - PAUL WELLER

Martin's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£450
Customer questions

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

No problem, I appreciate that timings can change in the lead up to events so I always do my best to be as flexible as possible. Please just let me know with as much notice as you can. Even if things change slightly on the day, I will accommodate as best I can to ensure things run smoothly for you so you don't have to worry.

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

Yes, I can play pre-recorded music (from your own playlist if you wish) through my PA for up to 1 hour prior to my performance + between sets. This is free of charge. If you'd like music after my performance, I can discuss this for an additional fee. This is not strictly a DJ service, however, so you and your guests won't be able to request specific songs.

How much time do you need to set up?

A minimum of 1 hour required. A suitable amount of time for me to load-in my equipment (from vehicles into the performing area) should also be considered. If the venue has difficult access, parking problems, lots of stairs etc, it's useful for me to be made aware of this in advance, so I can adjust my arrival time accordingly.

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

Yes, absolutely! Prior to your event, I will send you my full repertoire and you can pick your favourite songs so you can have the best set-list possible for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I bring all my own musical equipment, PA system and lighting (which is all insured and PAT tested) so you don't have to worry about any of that :-)

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a particular song you would like me to play that isn't in my repertoire, then I will be happy to learn it for you to make your event even more special. All I need is at least 2 weeks notice to allow time to learn it and there is a fee of £30 for this service, to take into account rehearsal time etc.
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Rock, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Acoustic, Pop, Classic rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Originals, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Charity event
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Live looping, Producer, Audio engineer
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