Phillipa Cookman

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London based singer/guitarist with 15 years professional experience on tour, in theatres, pubs, bars, 5 star hotels and cruise ships
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Phillipa Cookman is a highly experienced and talented performer who has been entertaining audiences professionally for 15 years. With just her acoustic guitar, stunning voice and engaging stage presence she ensures the highest level of musical entertainment for any event. Whether it is subtle, stylish background music, an intimate wedding ceremony or a raucous party, Phillipa can adapt to any audience and situation. Phillipa has sung all over the world including mainland Europe, Dubai, Israel and South Korea as well as extensively in the UK. Hotels have included The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, The Rosewood in London, The Lancaster, numerous Hilton Hotel’s, The Four Season’s Seoul and the Isrotel Royal Beach. Phillipa has also worked for Princess Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and Holland America Line as a solo artist for the last nine years meaning she has a repertoire of over 500 songs! She trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music and has hundreds of gigs, sessions and shows under her belt. Phillipa is available for all sorts of gigs - bars, hotels, weddings, festivals, etc. and is very happy to travel for work internationally.

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Phillipa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Emer D
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Phillipa was an outstanding performer, with a wide range of songs to get everyone on their feet! So happy we found her and will definitely use her again!

From other customers:

Hannah A
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Bexleyheath
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5 out of 5

Phillipa always brings the party to The Jolly Millers! We love having her and she often plays longer when the crowd are screaming for more! She's super friendly and easy to work with and professional yet fun when performing. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Doug S
4 years ago, for a Cruise in International
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5 out of 5

Phillipa is one of the strongest performers I have had the pleasure to work with. As her manager onboard a luxury cruise line at the time, I knew she could be thrown into traditional and non traditional performance settings and always come through with powerhouse vocals. Not only is she a great musician, but she truly understands the meaning of the word entertainer. Her banter between songs is engaging and really draws an audience in to buying her brand as a performer. I cannot recommend someone more for any musical entertainer position than I can Phillipa Cookman.

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Phillipa's Song list

3 AM
A Change Would Do You Good
Ain't Nobody
All I Have To Do Is Dream
All I Wanna Do
All I Want To Do
All Shook Up
All Summer Long
Alright Now
Alright, OK, You Win
Always On My Mind
American Boy
American Girl
American Pie
At Last
Baby Get It On
Baby I Love You
Baby Love
Baby, Now That I Found You
Back To Black
Bad Moon Rising
Ballroom Blitz
Be With You
Beer Thirty
Before He Cheats
Before You Accuse Me
Best Of You
Better Life
Beyond The Sea
Big, Big Love
Blowin In The Wind
Boot Scootin Boogie
Born This Way
Born To Run
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brighter Than The Sun
Broken Stones
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Sugar
Build Me Up Buttercup
By Your Side
California Dreaming
Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Help Falling In Love
Car Wash
Cathy's Clown
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Chicken Fried
Close To You
Come Together
Come Together
Constant Craving
Creepin In
Crocodile Rock
Dancing In The Street
Dancing Queen
Day Tripper
Daydream Believer
Doctor My Eyes
Don't Get Me Wrong
Don't Know Why
Don't Stop
Don't Stop Believing
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Earth Angel
Eight Days A Week
Englishman In New York
Every Breath You Take
Fast Car
Fire And Rain
Free Falling
Games People Play
Get Back
Gimme Some Lovin'
Give It Up Or Let Me Go (High Heeled Sneakers)
Give Me One Reason
Great Balls Of Fire
Hallelujah I Love Him So
Happy Together
Hard Day's Night
Have I Told You Lately
Heart Of Gold
Heartbreak Hotel
Hello Mary Lou
Hey Jude
Hotel California
House Of The Rising Sun
How Deep Is Your Love? CHECK KEY
How Sweet It Is
Hungry Heart
I Feel Fine
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Kissed A Girl CHECK M8
I Love Rock 'n' Roll
I Only Want To Be With You
I Say A Little Prayer
I Shot The Sheriff
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
I Walk The Line
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
I Wish
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
I'm The Only One
I'm Yours
If I Can't Have You
If I Die Young
If You Leave Me Now
In My Life
Isn't She Lovely
It Don't Matter To The Sun
It Had To Be You
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere
It's Got Be Perfect
It's In His Kiss
It's My Party
Jessie's Girl CHECK KEY
Johnny B Goode
Just Like A Star
Just The Way You Are
King Of The Road
Lady Madonna
Last Name
Last Request
Lay Down Sally
Let's Stay Together
Listen To The Music
Lost In Music
Love Has No Pride
Love Me Tender
Lovely Day
Maggie May
Make You Feel My Love
Mama Told Me Not To Come
Me And Bobby McGee
Missing You
My Guy
Need You Now
Nobody Does It Better
Pearl's A Singer
Picking Up The Pieces
Play Something Country
Please Mr Postman
Poker Face
Pretty Woman
Proud Mary
Ring Of Fire
Rock Around The Clock
Rocket Man
Roll Over Beethoven
Saw Her Standing There
Signed Sealed Delivered
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Something To Talk About
Stand By Me
Stuck In The Middle
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
Sweet Baby James
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Child Of Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
Sympathy For The Devil
Take Another Little Piece
Take It To The Limit
Take Me To The River
Talking 'Bout A Revolution
Teenage Kicks
That's Life
The Boys Are Back In Town
The Glory Of Love
The Look Of Love
The Tracks Of MyTears
The Way You Make Me Feel
The Weight
Three Little Birds
Tiny Dancer
Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby
Turn Me On
Twistin' The Night Away
Unchain My Heart
Under The Boardwalk
Until You Come Back To Me
Uptown Girl
Viva Las Vegas
Wagon Wheel
Waiting On The World To Change
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Walk On By
Walking In Memphis
Walking On Sunshine
What A Wonderful World
What's Going On
Wild Horses
With Or Without You
You Can't Always Get What You Want
You Can't Hurry Love
You Got The Silver
You Never Can Tell
You're So Vain
You've Got A Friend
Your Song
Don't Look Back In Anger
Waterloo Sunset
Down On The Corner
Drops Of Jupiter
Dying Day
Every Day
Everyday I Got The Blues
Fallin' For You
Fat Bottomed Girls
Fell In Love With A Boy
Fields Of Gold
First Last Everything
Fly Me To The Moon
But Not For Me
The Lady Is A Tramp
Folsom Prison Blues
Galway Girl
Glory Days
God's Been Good To Me
Grandma's Hands
Hand In My Pocket
Handbags and Gladrags
Hanging On The Telephone
Hard Times
Helping Themselves
Highway To Hell
Lean On Me
Twist And Shout
Rich Girl
The Great Pretender
Wonderful World
Ever Day
Who's Sorry Now
Save The Last Dance For Me
The Only Exception
Can't Smile Without You
California Girls
Don't Stop Believing
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Power Of Love
Dead Flowers
I Get Around
Surfin' USA
Piano Man
All I Have To Do Is Dream
All Shook Up
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Boys Are Back In Town
Build Me Up Buttercup
Bye, Bye Love
California Dreaming
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Chantilly Lace
Cathy's Clown
Chapel Of Love
Earth Angel
Killing Me Softly
Great Balls Of Fire
Happy Together
Heartbreak Hotel
Hey Jude
Hound Dog
I Only Want To Be With You
Saw Her Standing There
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
It's In His Kiss
It's My Party
King Of The Road
Let The Good Times Roll
Well Alright, Ok, You Win
Let's Twist Again
Twistin The Night Away
Love Is All Around
Love Me Tender
Love Will Keep Us Together
Missing You
Monday Monday
Pretty Woman
Only The Lonely
Please, Please Me
Return To Sender
Rock Around The Clock Tonight
Rockin' Robin
If You're Going To San Francisco
She Loves You
Summertime Blues
Tears On My Pillow
Teddy Bear
Under The Boardwalk
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Waterloo Sunset
What's Love Got To Do With It
Bad Things
Talkin' Bout Our Generation
Big Yellow Taxi
Bed Of Roses
Burning Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Copperhead Road
Country Roads
Crazy Little Things Called Love
Don't Stop Believing
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Drift Away
Drops Of Jupiter
Fast Car
Fly Me To The Moon
Folsom Prison Blues
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town
Get Back
Give A Little Bit
Good Riddence
Horse With No Name
Harvest Moon
Heart Of Gold
Here Comes The Sun
Soul Sister
Hound Dog
House Of The Rising Sun
My Baby Loves Me Just The Way I Am
How Sweet It Is
Hurts So Good
I'm A Believer
It's My Life
Jailhouse Rock
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Lazy Song
Learn To Fly
Like A Rolling Stone
Little Lion Man
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Love The One You're With
Lying Eyes
Me And Bobby Mcgee
Message In A Bottle
Mr Jones
May You Never
Must Be Love
Let It Bleed
Piano Man
Rhinestone Cowboy
Ring Of Fire
Rock And Roll
Highway To Hell
Englishman In New York
Ruby Tuesday
Running On Empty
She Talks To Angels
Sunday Morning
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
Better Together
Our House
He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother)
Raining In My Heart
Peggy Sue
Every Day
Summer Of 69
Suspicious Minds
Take It Easy
Tequila Sunrise
Oklahoma Texas Line
The First Cut Is The Deepest
Wind Cries Mary
This Love
Unchained Melody
Dead Or Alive
What's Up
Stay With Me
What's Going On
Wish You Were Here
Wonderful Tonight
My Girl
Someone Like You
Here's To You
Uptown Girl
Baby Now That I've Found You
You Got The Silver
Mean Old Frisco
The Core
Better Life
You're My Better Half
Days Go By
God's Been Good To Me
Who Wouldn't Want To Be Me
You Look Good In My Shirt
Somebody Like You
Where The Blacktop Ends
Big Boned Girl
Big, Big Love
All About Tonight
Postcard From Paris
Games People Play
You Never Can Tell
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, To Be High)
Until The Day I Die
Galway Girl
Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy
Still I Long For Your Kiss
Right In Time
Real Life Bleeding Fingers
You're Still The One
Chicken Fried
Toes In The Water
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy
Beer Thirty
Boot Scootin Boogie
Play Something Country
Oh My Sweet Carolina
Here For A Good Time
Constant Craving
Love Song
Fields Of Gold
Don't Wanna Know Why
I Can Love You Better
Wide Open Spaces
I'm Not Ready To Make Nice
I Will Always Love You
Just When I Needed You Most
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Two Doors Down

Phillipa'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


DJ set
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a huge repertoire that I've honed over 15 years playing to all ages across the world! I love to have fun with an audience but also equally happy providing background music for guests. I take requests, use a looper and can adapt my set list to whatever you would like!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane, The Rosewood in London, The Lancaster, Numerous Hilton Hotel’s, The Four Season’s Seoul Isrotel Royal Beach, Isreal Princess Cruises Disney Cruise Line Holland America Line

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder Bonnie Raitt The Beatles The Rolling Stones Bruce Springsteen Michael Jackson Oasis Bonnie Raitt Aretha Franklin

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

The Royal Albert Hall supporting Elton John!

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 me 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. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set until the venue closes, I provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about an 1 hour before the performance time. It takes about 30 minutes. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my 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, I'm 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, absolutely! I bring my own instruments and PA equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Acoustic, Christmas, Pop, Americana, Disco, Covers, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, Live looping, Singing teaching
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