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Michael Allen

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About Michael

Guitarist
London
I am a guitarist, songwriter and musician based in South West London available for session work, both live and in recording sessions.

I am a musician based in South West London. I am a guitarist and a songwriter who has worked with many different artists in many studios, including Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios. I have over 14 years experience of playing and I performed one of my singles on Sky TV (The Chrissy B Show in 2017. I have also supported an artist at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2015. I have a degree in Music Production and this qualification has allowed me to work with different people and experiment with different genres of music. I have my own equipment, for both live and recording purposes and am incredibly hard working and punctual, whilst also being friendly and flexible with projects.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Film / TV music, Blues, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Australian music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Guitar Work only: Solo Performances:
Highway To Hell (AC/DC) Follow Me (Uncle Kraker)
Thunderstruck (AC/DC) Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)
Back in Black (AC/DC) Snow (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
T.N.T (AC/DC) Faith (George Michael)
Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC) Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC) Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Someone Like You (Adele) Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele) Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith) Blame It On Me (George Ezra)
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith) Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Mama Kin (Aerosmith) Breakfast at Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Poison (Alice Cooper) Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson)
School's Out (Alice Cooper) Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Antisocial (Anthrax) Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Cochise (Audioslave) Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Your Time Has Come (Audioslave) With Or Without You (U2)
I Want it That Way (Back Street Boys) Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
Fight For Your Right (Beastie Boys) Sweet Caroline (Neil Young)
No Sleep Til Brooklyn (Beastie Boys) Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
Let it Be (The Beatles) Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Sgt Pepper (The Beatles) Summer Of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees) Wonderwall (Oasis)
Lean On Me (Bill Withers) Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus) Happy (Pharrel Williams)
Paranoid (Black Sabbath) Purple Rain (Prince)
All The Small Things (Blink 182) 5-1-5-0 (Dierks Bentley)
The Rock Show (Blink 182) When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating)
Don't Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Song 2 (Blur) Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley) Taking It Easy (Eagles)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi) + talkbox. Country Roads (John Denver)
It's My Life (Bon Jovi) + talkbox. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (John Mayer)
Keep The Faith (Bon Jovi) Shallow (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
Always (Bon Jovi)
Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
You Give Love A Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Bed of Roses (Bon Jovi)
In These Arms (Bon Jovi)
Bad Medicine (Bon Jovi)
Runaway (Bon Jovi)
Have A Nice Day (Bon Jovi)
We Got It Goin' On (Bon Jovi)
Born To Be My Baby (Bon Jovi)
Raise Your Hands (Bon Jovi)
Then (Brad Paisley)
Camouflage (Brad Paisley)
Welcome To The Future (Brad Paisley)
Celebrity (Brad Paisley)
Whiskey Lullaby (Brad Paisley)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Back To You (Bryan Adams)
When You're Gone (Bryan Adams)
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You (Bryan Adams)
Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
Run To You (Bryan Adams)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Kids Wanna Rock (Bryan Adams)
18' Til I Die (Bryan Adams)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
Love Is Only A Feeling (The Darkness)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
Animal (Def Leppard)
Action (Def Leppard)
Rock Rock Til You Drop (Def Leppard)
When Love and Hate Collide (Def Leppard)
5-1-5-0 (Dierks Bentley)
Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)
Voices (Disturbed)
I'm Shipping Up to Boston (Dropkick Murphys)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Take It Easy (The Eagles)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
In The City (The Eagles)
The A Team (Ed Sheeran)
You Need Me, I Don't Need You (Ed Sheeran)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Castle On The Hill (Ed Sheeran)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
Before You Accuse Me (Eric Clapton)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
The Final Countdown (Europe)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Decadence Dance (Extreme)
Play With Me (Extreme)
Get The Funk Out (Extreme)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Good Feeling (Flo Rida)
Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters)
Chelsea Dagger (The Fratellis)
All Right Now (Free)
Walking By Myself (Gary Moore)
Oh Pretty Woman (Gary Moore)
Too Tired (Gary Moore)
Cold Day In Hell (Gary Moore)
Blame It On Me (George Ezra)
Faith (George Michael)
Bad To The Bone (George Thorogood & The Destroyers)
Greased Lightening (Grease)
Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
American Idiot (Green Day)
Basket Case (Green Day)
Welcome To The Jungle (Guns N' Roses)
Nightrain (Guns N' Roses)
Paradise City (Guns N' Roses)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses)
Rocket Queen (Guns N' Roses)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Guns N' Roses)
Patience (Guns N' Roses)
Move To The City (Guns N' Roses)
Don't Cry (Guns N' Roses)
Live and Let Die (Guns N' Roses)
November Rain (Guns N' Roses)
Civil War (Guns N' Roses)
You Could Be Mine (Guns N' Roses)
Country Roads (John Denver)
2 Minutes To Midnight (Iron Maiden)
The Trooper (Iron Maiden)
Run To The Hill (Iron Maiden)
Laid (James - America Pie)
Best Fake Smile (James Bay)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix)
Surfing With The Alien - instrumental (Joe Satriani)
Love Me Again (John Newman)
Hurt (Johnny Cash)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Love Yourself (Justin Bieber)
Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
God Gave Rock and Roll To You (Kiss)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Shallow (Lady Gaga)
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
American Woman (Lenny Kravitz)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Up Town Funk (Mark Ronson)
Enter Sandman (Metallica)
Creeping Death (Metallica)
Fuel (Metallica)
Whiskey In The Jar (Metallica)
Through The Never (Metallica)
Holier Than Thou (Metallica)
That Was Just Your Life (Metallica)
Breadfan (Metallica)
Seek and Destroy (Metallica)
Master of Puppets (Metallica)
Black or White (Michael Jackson)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Girls, Girls, Girls (Motley Crue)
Sick Love Song (Motley Crue)
Dr. Feelgood (Motley Crue)
The Cave (Mumford and Sons)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
Animals (Nickelback)
Something In Your Mouth (Nickelback)
Burn It To The Ground (Nickeback)
Stand By Me (Oasis)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
The Kids Aren't Alright (The Offspring)
Pretty Fly For A White Guy (The Offspring)
Love Runs Out (One Republic)
Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)
No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Nothin' But A Good Time (Poison)
Every Rose Has It's Thorn (Poison)
Purple Rain (Prince)
I Would Walk 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Tie Your Mother Down (Queen)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
Crazy Thing Called Love (Queen)
Californication (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Can't Stop (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Scar Tissue (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Snow (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Cotton Eye Joe (Rednex)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Robert Palmer)
Addicted To Love (Robert Palmer)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Rock You Like A Hurricane (Scorpions)
Rocking All Over The World (Status Quo)
Whatever You Want (Status Quo)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Fat Lip (Sum 41)
In Too Deep (Sum 41)
Motivation (Sum 41)
Wipe Out (The Surfaris)
Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
20th Century Boy (T.Rex)
Tribute (Tenacious D)
The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Dancing In The Moonlight (TopLoader)
I Wanna Rock (Twisted Sister)
Vertigo (U2)
With or Without You (U2)
Follow Me (Uncle Kracker)
Ain't Talkin' Bout Love (Van Halen)
Panama (Van Halen)
Jump (Van Halen)
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Customer questions

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

I am flexible with timings so just let me know and I can make arrangements that is convenient for you.

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

If applicable.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 Hour

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

Due to my experience working with different artists, I have played a variety of songs over my career. My song list will hopefully give you a good idea of my playing abilities.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am passionate about performing but most importantly, delivering a product that satisfies all parties involved.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Isle of Wight Festival (2015) Chrissy B Show (Sky TV). Air Studios.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Brad Paisley Bon Jovi James Bay Guns N Roses Queen Ed Sheeran

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

Supporting an artist at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£230
Up to 3 hours£350