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Experienced wedding / party / celebration guitarist and vocalist, providing an individual, professional music service for your occasion.
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Newcastle

Mike Heydon has been playing and singing for most of my life. Mike offers personalised live acoustic music and vocals for your big day, and has performed at some of the biggest and most exclusive venues in the north east, including Le Petit Chateau, Beamish Hall, Whitworth Hall, Horton Grange and Doxford Hall. A typical set will be for 2 hours, for example while guests enjoy canapés or drinks pre-evening. However I also offer a completely bespoke service, completely dependent upon what you would like for your big day. Typical offerings include: - live music while your guests arrive at the church or venue prior to the wedding service - music as the bride and bridesmaids walk down the aisle - music as your guests enjoy their wedding breakfast - the first dance during the evening I pride myself in offering a bespoke service - music exactly how you want it, when you want it! I understand how important music is to a celebration, and will work with you to make sure the music does your event justice.

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Mike's Reviews

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Jennifer A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great, just what we were looking for! We held a private party for around 30 or so guests. Very professional and punctual, excellent communication, friendly personality (even when playing in a freezing cold marquee!) Thank you.

Reply from Mike
1 year ago

Thanks so much Jennifer, it was a pleasure to meet you guys, and to be a part of your party! Hope to see you again, Mike

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Taha S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mike was great as a last minute booking. He was able to accommodate last minute song requests and it made the wedding ceremony special.

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Emer O
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Lartington
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5 out of 5

I hired Mike as a surprise for my husband on the day so I knew I wanted someone with a guitar etc and after listening to many a youtube video of wedding singers in our area, Mike was literally the perfect fit. He was so personable from day one, and I contacted him in the midst of covid at its worst so getting reassurance from him that he'd be there was a huge relief during a time wedding vendors were dropping like flies. Mike sang our first dance and my mother-daughter dance, and while the first dance was a slowed down cover of 'Cant help falling in love' by Elvis (a song known well by any wedding singer I assume!), the mother-daughter dance was 'Slipping through my fingers' by Abba - quite a task for a singer on an acoustic guitar! Mike did both songs incredibly, the Abba cover brought the room to tears and I know how much work he put into getting that cover right for us. Thank you so much for being such a special part of our day, and you truly are incredibly talented at what you do. I would recommend Mike wholeheartedly for any event! Genuine thanks again for all the time and effort you put into getting those songs spot on.

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Shelley N
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Sunderland SR4 6DJ
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4 out of 5

Mike played our wedding 24th October last minute booking as our other person had covid. Mike responded very promptly and everyone really enjoyed his set. Perfect background music for the afternoon of our wedding. Mike played everything I’d requested too. Thanks again. Mr & Mrs Nicholson

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Mike's Song list

Ballads / Love Songs:
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Desire - Ryan Adams
Friday I’m In Love -The Cure
It Must Be Love - Madness
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
A Song for The Lovers - Richard Ashcroft
Crazy Love - Michael Buble / Van Morrison
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Greatest Day - Take That
Live Forever - Oasis
Floor Fillers:
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Proclaimers
Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
Back For Good - Take That
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Rocks - Primal Scream
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Im Yours - Jason Mraz
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles

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)£120
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£325
Customer questions

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

Im very flexible and will have a chat on the phone and always attempt to accommodate your requirements

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

Yes absolutely. Let me know if this is a requirement and I will factor it into your quote.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 30-45min. I have multiple PA options, depending on the size of the venue, so smaller venues will be much quicker to setup.

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

I usually offer 2/3 song requests alongside my standard wedding playlist, but I will always try to accommodate your requests in order to make your big day as special as possible

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes everything is included in my price.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes absolutely
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Soul, Indie, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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