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Mike Kneafsey

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About Mike

Full time professional guitarist and singer since 2005 provides a high standard of perrformance of famous acoustic songs for all occasions.

I choose my set lists from over 200 songs which I learnt over 20 years of live performance, teaching and recording (see the sample set lists). I play weddings, parties, pubs, restaurants, festivals, parties as well as running my own music nights, teaching guitar, booking acts and sound engineering at small scale events and festivals. Featured on BBC Radio Lancashire and Ribble FM in May 2019 and appearing at Cloudspotting Festival 2019, Foxyfest 2019, Middle Earth Fest 2019 this summer. I play private parties, at restaurants and venues in the north west of England mostly in Chorley, Leyland, Preston and Clitheroe. Presently working with It's Live Promotions. I'm also bringing out a new single and video in June 2019.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Pop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant 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:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Over 200 songs for your wedding, party, pub or venue. Here are some sample set lists below.
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Crazy - Gnarls Berkley
Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison
Sonnet - The Verve
Half The World Away - Oasis
Let Her Go - Passenger
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Everything - Michael Buble
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Sample Set 2
Baby What You Want Me To Do - Elvis/Jimmy Reed
Stand By Me - Ben E.King
Time of Our Lives - Green Day
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Summertime - George Gershwin
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Shotgun - George Ezra
Waggon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Road
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Dakota - Stereophonics
Take Me Home Country Road - John Denver
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Customer questions

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

I've learnt to be flexible in professional music settings in terms of song requests, settings and performance times to make things run as smoothly as possible. If timings change before an event just let me know in advance.

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

Absolutely. This is often requested and I can provide carefully play lists though my PA to keep up a great atmosphere at no extra cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

If necessary I can set up within 30 minutes of a start time, no problem, but it's more ideal to set up at least an hour or an hour and a half in advance.

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

Happy to talk through the set lists and work with sets catered for you personal tastes and event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. Absolutely. I bring my own PA and instruments.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

For an extra fee of £20 for practice and rehearsal I am happy to learn new songs for your event if possible.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I get positive feedback on my friendly engaging manner along with recommendations for private events through a reputation for a high standard of guitar proficiency and a consistently strong vocal performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Numerous festivals, village halls, cafes, pubs, music venues including The Grand Clitheroe, Bury Met, live on BBC Radio, Art of Tea, Manchester, The Ferret, Preston, Ribchester Parish Hall, The King's Lock, Middlewich, Baker Street, Preston, New Conti, Preston, The Atrium, Clitheroe, The Talbot, Chorley, The Lost Bar, Chorley, The Printers Arms, Coppull etc

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beatles, jazz, indie folk pop and blues

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

supporting Eliza Carthy at the Citadel St. Helen's, supporting Midge Ure (Ultravox) and IAmKloot.


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£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


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From customers:

Katie 2, 3 years ago

'Mike’s vast and varied repertoire, coupled with his flawless guitar skills and his unique voice make him the perfect addition to any occasion. Not only is he an excellent interpreter of other people’s songs, his own original material is top notch. An all-round excellent musician, and a pleasure to work with.'

Theresa P, 3 years ago

Mike is a fabulous singer and his performance was very much enjoyed by myself and guests at the party last night. He made the night complete and definitely gave the night a great vibe. Would highly recommend.

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