Singing guitarist

Mike Bradford

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About Mike

Hi! I'm Mike! A professional singer & guitarist performing now for over 15 years, available for a range of events across northern England!
Singing guitarist

Hi, thanks so much for taking an interest in me and my music! To give you an idea of who I am and what I can do, I much prefer the words of others rather than my own! Please have a read below. Testimonies: "He has a fabulous easy listen to voice and is very versatile with what he sings. He was the singer at my friends wedding, he played guitar and sang a range of songs in the church as people were starting to arrive, really lovely. I'd definitely recommend him." "I've seen Mike play at various venues and events across the North West and can say that he has excellent charisma, presence and brilliant audience interaction. He is always polite and professional and has a lovely voice, perfect for an afternoon or evening event." I also do my own original music under the artist name Mike Ozen. My Spotify account is linked to this account.

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Mike's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Damian H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent work Mike thanks

Reply from Mike
3 months ago

Cheers Damian, really enjoyed the event, congrats again!

Nicola B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mike was amazing!! Set the mood and the tone perfectly for my 40th. Would defo book him again, just need an excuse for another party!!

Reply from Mike
5 months ago

Thanks Nicola! Really appreciate it :) and thanks again for having me, really enjoyed it!

Kayleigh D
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mike was amazing from start to finish. Through the booking experience he was always very friendly, helpful and approachable. He would reply immediately and answered all my questions and didn't hesitate to go above and beyond.. we booked Mike for my parents golden wedding anniversary 💛 ✨️ he sang a good range of songs and even made it extra special by learning my parents special song in which they had a dance to. They want to thank Mike for making their evening special and such a great part of the entertainment for everyone to enjoy. We would definitely consider Mike on the future. Thank you so much

Reply from Mike
7 months ago

Thanks so much for all your kind words, really appreciate it and I really enjoyed the event! :)

Deborah B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mike was just perfect and even our guests wanted to book him for their wedding

Reply from Mike
7 months ago

Thanks Deborah! Really enjoyed it, thanks for having me :)

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From other customers:

Jami E
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Bury
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5 out of 5

We couldn't have asked for anything better it was so chilled listening to you and the first dance song was perfect! 🙂

Tom F
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Thirsk YO7
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5 out of 5

'It was absolutely perfect to have you play during the ceremony Mike - such a special memory for us both that we will cherish forever'

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Mike's Song list

I’m a Believer - The Monkees
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morisson
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Stuck in the Middle - Steeler’s Wheels
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
Valerie - Zutons
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis
My Hero - Foo Fighters
Layla - Eric Clapton
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Must be Love - Madness
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
Whistle for the Choir - Fratellis
Flowers in the Window - Travis
All About You - McFly
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
She’s Electric - Oasis
Ooh La - The Kooks
Ob la di, Ob la da - The Beatles
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
This Love - Maroon 5
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Half the World Away - Oasis
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
These Streets - Paolo Nutini
You’re Gorgeous - Babybird
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Friday I’m in Love - The Cure
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Angels - Robbie Williams
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
House of the Rising Sun- Animals
Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations
Want you back - Jackson 5
Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Someone New - Hozier
Leave the Door Open - Silk Sonic
Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
I wanna be like You - Jungle Book
Bear Necessities - Jungle Book
You got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman

Mike'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£125
Up to 2 hours£225
Up to 3 hours£325
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I hold myself to the highest musical standards as I've been a performer for over 15 years now! I also enjoy playing a range of genres rather than just one or two. But I'm also generally very easy going and try to remain as flexible as possible with thing such as a change in plans or timing. I just want my client to enjoy my performance and be happy!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Hall, Harrogate. Various hotels & pubs around Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder, Paolo Nutini, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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

Masham village festival, performing to roughly 2000 people.

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

This is absolutely fine providing the total play time is as agreed and the timings don't shift by more than 2 hours.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I'm happy to offer this service for free, however you can also pay an add-on fee if you'd like this to continue later into the night(after my performance time). The charge will depend on the extra time required.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes.

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

Absolutely, happy to be flexible with song choices.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I do, I have everything needed to perform(even without electrical power if necessary).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, happy to be flexible with song choices. Though due to the time it takes to learn new material and perfect it ready for performance, there is a charge for this.
Pop, Acoustic, Top 40, Karaoke, Covers, R&B, Motown, Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Christmas, Easy listening, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, 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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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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