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Matthew Turner

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A versatile & exciting singer/guitarist based in the Midlands. With 10+ years experience performing at events across the UK and abroad.
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Located in Matlock, Derbyshire, Matthew Turner is a versatile singer and acoustic guitarist who provides the perfect atmosphere for wedding celebrations. Matthew is an award-winning musician who has had the honour of travelling throughout the United Kingdom and abroad to entertain crowds. With over a decade of experience, he understands the importance of live music and what it can bring to special days. This accommodating musician strives to make his client's weddings the best they can be through his musical abilities. Matthew Turner has a plethora of wedding packages for you to choose from depending on your requirements. These collections include ceremony and drinks reception coverage, mealtime entertainment, and evening entertainment. Matthew can also play throughout your entire day adding the songs you want to hear at every crucial scene. On the day of your celebration, this professional musician comes supplied with top-of-the-range equipment for crystal clear sound and a flawless performance. What's more, Matthew also offers the option to upgrade to a duo lineup, for those looking for a high energy performance that will have everyone up on their feet. You can be confident that your event entertainment will exceed all expectations, from an experienced acoustic wedding singer who is approachable, accommodating and committed to making your special day the best it can be.

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Matthew's Reviews

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Beth B
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Bilsthorpe
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5 out of 5

Would recommend Matthew to anyone! He played at our wedding from before the first guests arrived right through to when it was just the two of us left on the dance floor at the end of the night. He learned our aisle songs especially for us and even changed the lyrics of our favourite song to create the most perfect personalised first dance. So many of our guests said how lucy they loved the music and Matthew created the perfect vibe all day long - romantic, chilled, upbeat, party classics.. he always knew the perfect song to play at any moment! We also booked Ben (Marshall Turner duo) to join in the evening which created a perfect band vibe for everyone to dance to, and then Matthew dj-ed for us afterwards. Honestly cannot recommend him enough!!! He was the first supplier we booked and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone :)

Jess W
9 months ago, for a Wedding in E Chevin Rd
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5 out of 5

Matthew sang at our wedding throughout the day serving us with background music whilst everyone enjoyed themselves. He was absolutely amazing from start to finish and all my guests loved him. I 100% recommend him. Such a lovely genuine guy. We actually wish we had booked for the whole day and night now.

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Matthew's Song list

Briston Maroney - Freeway
Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me
SEA GIRLS - All I Want to Hear You Say
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Billie Eilish - Ocean Eyes (Chris Klafford version)
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Caamp - 26
Caamp - All The Debts I Owe
Caamp - Books
Caamp - Keep The Blues Away
Caamp - Peach Fuzz
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own (originally Robyn)
Calvin Harris - We’ll Be Coming Back (feat Example)
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Dominic Fike - 3 Nights
Dan Auerbach - Never In My Wildest Dreams
Drake - Hold On We’re Going Home
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Frank Turner - Get Better
Frank Turner - The Road
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
Gerry Cinnamon - Sometimes
Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
John Legend - All Of Me
Jonas Blue feat JP Cooper - Perfect Strangers
Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
Lewis Capaldi - Grace
Madness - It Must Be Love
Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm
Mighty Oaks - Horsehead Bay
Milky Chance - Stolen Dance
Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Passenger - Let Her Go
Picture This - Never Change
Rex Orange County - Loving Is Easy
Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles
Sam Fender - Will We Talk
Seafret - Oceans
Surfaces - Sunday Best
Taylor Swift - 22
Taylor Swift - Lover
The Chainsmokers - Closer
Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
Tom Walker - Just You And I
Vance Joy - Riptide
Arctic Monkeys - Baby I’m Yours
Arctic Monkeys - Florescent Adolescent
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Blink 182 - I Miss You
Coldplay - Green Eyes
Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros - Home
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Feeder - Feeling A Moment
Feeder - Just The Way I’m Feeling
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
James Blunt - 1973
Jet - Are You Gonna’ Be My Girl
Kaizer Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Lifehouse - You And Me
Lilly Allen - Not Fair
Mcfly - All About You
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time
Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
Outkast - Hey Ya
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Paramore - Still Into You
Razorlight - Golden Touch
Rise Against - Swing Life Away
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - You’re All I Have
Stereophonics - Dakota
Tenacious D - Tribute
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
The Gaslight Anthem - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts
The Gaslight Anthem - The Backseat
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
The Lumineers - Ho-Hey
The Twang - Barney Rubble
The Zutons - Valerie (Amy Winehouse Cover)
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This
Feeder - High
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Gabrielle - Dreams
Green Day - Basket Case
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
James - Sit Down
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Half The World Away
Pulp - Disco 2000
Robbie Williams - Angels
The Pogues - Love You ‘Til The End
A-ha - Take On Me
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
George Michael - Faith
Hot Chocolate - It Started With A Kiss
KC And The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Madness - It Must Be Love
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna’ Be (500 Miles)
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Tom Petty - I Won’t Back down
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Elton John - Your Song
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
The Police - Roxanne
The Police - So Lonely
The Rolling Stones - Tumbling Dice
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Aretha Franklin - Son Of A Preacher Man
Barrett Strong - Money (That’s What I Want)
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bob Dylan - Blowin’ In The Wind
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher)
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Monkees - I’m A Believer
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Temptations - My Girl
The Turtles - Happy Together
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Buddy Holly - That’ll Be The Day
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Dion - Runaround Sue
Dion - The Wanderer
Eddie Cochran - C’mon Everybody
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles - I’ve Got A Woman
The Five Satins - In The Still Of The Night

Matthew'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)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
Mealtime Wedding Package
Whether you decide to opt for a wedding breakfast, afternoon tea, a buffet or a mobile food supplier, you can enjoy tailored live music at an ideal volume, creating the perfect ambience whilst you and your guests relax and recharge. When the time arrives for the speeches, you can be sure that every word is heard loud and clear by all your guests with my professional wireless microphones which come included as standard when you book this package. • Chilled live music at an ideal volume, with set lengths tailored to work around your schedule. • Wireless microphones provided for the speeches. • Sound system included. • Background music during breaks.
Afternoon Wedding Package
The most memorable day of your life deserves a soundtrack that is personalised and specific to you. Which is why my Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception package is designed with flexibility and personalisation in mind, allowing you to tailor your wedding music to your own unique taste. • Up to 30 minutes of live music before the wedding ceremony begins. • Learn and perform 2 special song requests. • Choose 3 more ceremony songs from my repertoire. • Live performance during the drinks reception (typically 90 minutes) • Sound system provided • Background music during breaks
Evening Reception Wedding Package with Playlist DJ
Want to kickstart the party with style? With my Evening Package, you can request your special first dance song to be performed live. Enjoy upbeat live music which will bring the party energy. Followed by a Playlist DJ set to keep the dance floor packed until the lights come on. What's included? • I can learn and perform a first dance song of your choice. • Upbeat live music sets to fit your schedule. • General announcements made throughout the evening. • Recorded background music played during the breaks. • Party lighting provided (optional) • Playlist DJ service until midnight.
Premium All Day Wedding Package
The perfect soundtrack from the beginning right to the very end of your special day. This extremely popular all inclusive package will provide you with personalised live entertainment during your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and evening reception, so you don’t need to worry about organising multiple suppliers throughout the day. What's included? • Up to 30 minutes live music before the ceremony begins. • Learn and perform 2 special song requests for the ceremony. • Live music during the afternoon drinks reception. • Recorded background music during the wedding breakfast/meal. • Wireless microphones available for use during the speeches. • Live music during the evening reception. • Learn and perform a first dance song. • Party lighting provided (optional) • Sound system included • Playlist DJ until midnight


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Live recording of song request
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My versatile performance style makes me an ideal fit for any occasion. I've been known to learn requests on the spot and I aim to keep the dance floor packed with an eclectic mix of songs that everybody can sing along to.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've had the pleasure of performing at so many wonderful venues such as Chatsworth House, Bourton Hall, Donington Park Farmhouse, Haarlem Mill, Grangefields, Shottle Hall, The Priest House Hotel, The Hurt Arms Ambergate, Thornbridge Hall, Hazlewood Castle, Scrivelsby Walled Garden and many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There aren't many genres of music that I'm not a fan of. However the standout artists for me have to be Foo Fighters, Brian Fallon and Mighty Oaks

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

My band The Fine Art Society performed at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms which was an amazing experience.

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

I always try my best to be flexible and to accommodate any changes in timings. If the 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?

Of course. I can provide background music during the breaks in live music and up to 30 minutes after the last song for absolutely free. If you're looking for a DJ service that runs after the final set until the venue closes I can provide this for an additional £200.

How much time do you need to set up?

Setting up takes approximately 90 minutes and packing down takes roughly 45 minutes. I can begin playing background music as soon as the PA system is set up and ready.

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

Yes you can. I'd be more than happy to have a chat about performing your favourite songs ahead of the day. But if you don't mind, I have been able to fine tune my ability to read a room effectively and pick the ideal songs on the spot based on an audiences response to suit the atmosphere.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I can provide my own sound system and party lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course, if the song(s) are to be played during the wedding ceremony or for the first dance then I will learn them at your request for no additional cost. For all other special song requests there is a set charge per song which covers my rehearsal time.
Covers, Christmas, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Songwriter, Lyricist
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