Nick Hayward-Young

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UK based Singer / Songwriter evoking comparisons with JJ Cale, John Martyn, Jack Johnson and many more.

UK based Singer / Songwriter whose beautiful, gentle voice is the one constant in an ever-evolving catalogue of musical styles that swing from complex rhythmical pieces to the simplest of guitar or keyboard accompaniment and whose music has been described as an effortless blend of Folk, Blues, Jazz and Acoustic Roots music - performed by a multi-instrumentalist whose debut album Palomino is a collection of beautifully crafted gentle, warm sounding songs - described by Blues in Britain journalist Nigel Foster as “song-craft and writing of the highest order . . . intelligent, thought provoking and enjoyable music . . . a quite lovely album". When not performing my own material at music venues and festivals around the country, I regularly play at weddings and corporate functions where the brief is to enhance the atmosphere with with a mix of well known covers, and some less well known but carefully chosen songs and instrumental pieces that lean heavily on jazz, blues, and even classical influences . . . all played at a sensitive volume level that allows guests to enjoy both the music and their conversation. On my web is a list of some of the artists I cover but this is by no means definitive. If there’s something you’d like me to have a go at then please let me know. I love getting new suggestions – especially the ones that aren’t obvious!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Electronic, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Country, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Artists covered incl. but not limited to . . . . . Ryan Adams ~ America ~ The Band ~ Beatles ~ Bee Gees ~ David Bowie ~ Bread ~ JJ Cale ~CCR ~ Eric Clapton ~ Coldplay ~ Phil Collins ~ Sam Cooke ~ Dire Straits ~ The Doors - Drifters ~ Bob Dylan ~ Eagles ~ Elvis ~ George Ezra ~ The Faces ~ Fairport Convention ~ Dr Feelgood ~ Fleetwood Mac
John Foggerty ~ Marvin Gaye ~ David Gray ~ George Harrison - Dr Hook ~ The Jam ~ The Kinks ~ Led Zeppelin ~ Jamie Lawson Lynrd Skynrd -Bob Marley ~ John Martyn ~ James Morrison ~ Van Morrison ~ Harry Nillson ~ Noah & the Whale ~ Oasis Pink Floyd ~ Radiohead ~ Lou Reed ~ REM ~ Kenny Rogers ~ Bob Seger
Ed Sheeran ~ Simon & Garfunkle ~ Simply Red ~ Snow Patrol
Bruce Springsteen ~ Cat Stevens ~ Rod Stewart ~ Rolling Stones ~ Supertramp James Taylor ~ T Rex ~ U2 ~ The Vaccines ~ Jo Walsh ~ Paul Weller ~ Bill Withers ~ Neil Young


From customers:

Neil W

Nick is an exceptionally talented musician. He made our restaurant rock during Cowes Week

Josh C

Nick has quickly become a regular booking at our venue on Old Street, with a great selection of originals & covers for all to enjoy. He is a very talented musician and this is reinforced by the way he adapts to what can be a very diverse audience. Nick is a pleasure to work with, and we always have great feedback when he pays us a visit. I can happily recommend him to others looking for easy-listening music that will get feet tapping. Josh White, Event Manager - The Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

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