P.R. Dewhurst's profile picture

P.R. Dewhurst

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 6 reviews
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like P.R.?
Watch & Listen

About P.R.

Phil “PR” Dewhurst is a UK based singer, guitarist and entertainer, available for functions, weddings, regular gigs or house parties.

Phil 'P.R.' Dewhurst is a vibrant, exciting singer, guitarist and entertainer based in Dorset, on the south coast of England. P.R. is one of the most popular artists on the covers/function/wedding/pub/restaurant circuit in the UK, performing a live show tailored to your needs, and consisting of a selection of the greatest hits of the last 60yrs. Since the late 1990s, Phil has played over 3500 live shows throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, ranging from playing for tips in the folk clubs of New York City to performing at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, entertaining crowds with his mix of popular cover songs, by turns both energetic and chilled out. Aside from his extensive work as a covers artist and function artist, P.R. is also a professional songwriter, session musician and recording artist, and has worked in various capacities with Melody Gardot, Hank Marvin, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends, Ronan Keating, Boyzone, Level 42, Sinéad O'Connor, Henry Priestman, Jackie Leven, Jason Donovan, Graham Gouldman (10CC), Lotte Mullan, Elysium III, Athlete, Jeff Lang, Ricky Ross and Deacon Blue, Devon Sproule and many more. His musical journey over the last thirteen years, both solo and with various projects, has taken in two major label record deals as an artist with Sony BMG and Universal Records, ten albums, chart success and endless touring. A typical P.R. Dewhurst live set consists of classic covers and modern hits...in short, something for everyone! Phil is currently booking for 2018 onwards, both as a solo act and with his three piece function band, The Lost Boys.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5
1 verified review
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star

P.R.'s Reviews

From Encore customers:

Clive T
4 years ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5


From other customers:

Rosie B
6 years ago

What is there Not to say about Phil Dewhurst? He is a fantastic singer /songwriter/Guitarist that I would not hesitate to book or recommend for any occasion. .This guy is a genius ! He has a amazing voice, can play guitar like No other. And has a great personality. .I booked him last minute to play for my birthday in my garden awhile back ..Although he was already booked out to a music fest ..He re - arranged his schedule to suit me.. I have also been to see Phil in other venues.. And it goes with out saying ..He soon has everyone dancing and singing along ... If you book Phil ..You will Not be disappointed!!

Mary B
7 years ago

Love Phil's music, my favourite part of my 40th birthday bash! Had us all singing along and dancing all evening, lovely.

Read all 5 reviews
Encore badges
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years

P.R.'s Song list

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With
Aviici - Wake Me Up
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Oasis - Wonderwall
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Ed Sheeran - Lego House
T.Rex - 20th Century Boy
Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Bryan Adams - Summer Of ‘69
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Killers - Human
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Monkees - Daydream Believer
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Coldplay - Yellow
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Richie Valens - La Bamba
Beatles - Twist & Shout
The Kinks - All Day (And All Of The Night)
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Emmylou Harris - Bluebird Wine
Neil Diamond/Monkees - I’m A Believer
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Eagles - Hotel California
Don McLean - American Pie
Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis
Lightnin' Hopkins - Automobile Blues
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
U2 - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
And many more...

P.R.'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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

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

I will always do everything within my power to be adaptable and make things work according to your needs-just drop me a line or give me a call and we'll make sure it's all sorted!

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

Yes, that is no problem at all. I am happy to put together a playlist based on your preferences and tastes

How much time do you need to set up?

Setting the stage is usually super fast and efficient-I'm a stealthy setup ninja! I need around 30mins at most.

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

Yes of course! Always happy to tailor my set around what you would like to hear.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely! I'm fully self contained. As long as there is a 240v mains plug socket within 20m of the stage area I'm good to go. I can perform acoustically, amplified via a small 400w combo amp, or via a large 1600w PA rig.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, if a song you would like to hear isn't part of my setlist, please let me know and I will learn it ahead of time
Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Folk rock, Blues, Easy listening, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Alternative rock, Indie
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types
Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Live looping
See all skills