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Professional musician with 15 years experience performing at weddings and corporate events.
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Guitarist
Colchester
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have been performing at weddings and corporate events for the past 15 years, as part of a live band and solo with an acoustic guitar. I love engaging with guests, taking requests and keep people guessing with some unusual songs as well as the industry standards. I have a full PA system, stage and dance floor lighting. I'm happy to perform inside or out, and with an acoustic guitar or backing tracks.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Covers, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Punk rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, Virtual event
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Song list

2010s
All Of Me - John Legend
Agape - Bear's Den
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Attention - Charlie Puth
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Budapest - George Ezra
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Human - Rag ’N’ Bone Man
I Don’t Care - Ed Sheeran
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let Her Go - Passenger
Memories - Maroon 5
Paradise - George Ezra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T’s
Someone New - Hozier
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Shot Gun - George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Still Into You - Paramore
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
There's Nothing Holding' Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Too Close - Alex Clare
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
We Are Young - Fun
2000s
Apologize - Timbaland (ft. One Republic)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Best Of You - Foo Fighters
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dakota - Stereophonics
Do You Remember? - Jack Johnson
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Hey Delilah - Plain White T’s
Hey Soul Sister - Train
How To Save A Life - The Fray
Human - The Killers
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Just The Way I’m Feeling - Feeder
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Naïve - The Kooks
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
One Day Like This - Elbow
Run - Snow Patrol
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Sugar, We’re Goin' Down - Fall Out Boy
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved - The Script
The Reason - Hoobastank
The Scientist - Coldplay
This Love - Maroon 5
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Vindicated - Dashboard Confessional
Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
When You Were Young - The Killers
Yellow - Coldplay
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
1990s
Always The Last To Know - Del Amitri
Babylon - David Gray
Be My Downfall - Del Amitri
Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Distant Sun - Crowded House
Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Drive - Incubus
Driving With The Brakes On - Del Amitri
Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Good Enough - Dodgy
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Half The World Away - Oasis
High And Dry - Radiohead
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Laid - James
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Little By Little - Oasis
Place Your Hands - Reef
Save Tonight - Eagle-Eye Cherry
Secret Smile - Semisonic
Sit Down - James
Sweat (A La La Long) - Inner Circle
The Circle - Ocean Colour Scene
This Year’s Love - David Gray
Traffic - The Stereophonics
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Weather With You - Crowded House
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
1980s
A Little Respect - Erasure
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Englishman In New York - Sting
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Faith - George Michael
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Friday, I’m In Love - The Cure
Going Underground - The Jam
Happy Hour - The Housemartins
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Live It Up - Mental As Anything
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
I’m On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
It Must Be Love - Madness
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
I Want To Break Free - Queen
Never Going To Give You Up - Rick Astley
Nothing's Going To Change My Love For You - Glenn Medeiros
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Only You - Yazoo
Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean
Red Red Wine - UB40
Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby And The Range
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
With Or Without You - U2
You Can’t Hurry Love - Phil Collins
You Make My Dreams (Come True) - Hall & Oates
1970s
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Easy - Commodores
English Rose - The Jam
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks
Father And Son - Yusuf/Cat Stevens
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Hotel California - The Eagles
If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
I’m Into Something Good - Herman’s Hermits
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Layla - Eric Clapton
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Never Let Her Slip Away - Andrew Gold
She’s Always A Woman - Billy Joel
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
1960s
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Down By The River - Neil Young
Happy Together - The Turtles
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
In My Life - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
My Girl - The Temptations
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something - The Beatles
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Christmas
Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
Last Christmas - Wham!
Let It Snow - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Rockin’ Robin - Jackson 5
Stay Another Day - East 17
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free up until midnight. If you would like me to continue after midnight I charge £100 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually takes an hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am self contained, I only need access to at least 2 13amp wall plugs.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients mostly love my ability to engage with guest, take request and play slightly unusual big hits as well as industry standard songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, Yaxley Hall, Layer Marney Tower, Le Talbooth, Essex County Golf Club, Crabbs Barn, Brands Hatch, Wivenhoe House, Bentley Country Club, Woodhall Manor, Ingatestone Hall, Colchester Town Hall, Hindlesham Golf Club, Prested Hall, White Hart Great Yeldham, Gosfield Hall, Fennes Braintree, Channels Chelmsford, Priory Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

James Bay, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, City & Colour, Newton Faulkner

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

Majority of my performances are private wedding events.

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)£245
Up to 1 hour£395
Up to 2 hours£395
Up to 3 hours£395

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Laura D, 1 year ago

Wow Paul was amazing! Not only a fantastic entertainer playing a great range of covers (loved by all our guests) but so helpful and polite throughout the booking process and the event itself. Highly recommend, and I hope to have a reason to book him again one day.

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Stewart M, 1 year ago

Great guy, perfect music for any occasion, EVERYONE loves him! Thanks Paul, we will see you again for sure 👍🏻

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Ann B, 2 years ago

So impressed with The Hit List. Contacted Stu in May to book for my birthday party in December. Luckily they were able to accommodate especially with the run up to Christmas. Nothing was too much trouble booking was so easy. Arrived at my birthday venue and they were all set up ready to get everyone on the floor and that’s where everyone stayed all night on the dance floor. Great assortment of music. Didn’t want them to stop. Would recommend The Hit List for any celebration.. Thanks all for making my birthday memorable.

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Julie H, 2 years ago

I'd just like to say a big thank you for all your help with organising my daughters 21st birthday surprise. Your song choices were spot on for entertaining all the age groups. Thank you so much - Julie, birthday party

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