Full refund guarantee - risk-free bookings with our COVID-19 protection

Rachel Makena

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 8 reviews
Full refund
booking protection
Full refund if your event can’t go ahead due to Covid
Reduced up-front deposit
Free date changes
after booking
Like Rachel?
Watch & Listen

About Rachel

Singer songwriter and cover artist available to book for events. As seen at the O2 Academy, Viking FM events and BBC Introducing.
Verified profile

Pop/country singing guitarist covering music from Ed Sheeran, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries, Taylor Swift and more. Add some live music to your event whether it be a craft fair, restaurant, party, festival, market or Christmas party.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Americana
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types
Other skills:
Dancer, Songwriter
See all skills

Song list

-Singing and Guitar-
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart - Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Stay stay stay - Taylor Swift
How you remind me - Nickelback
Zombie- The Cranberries
The A team - Ed Sheeran
Royals - Lorde
Baby - Justin Bieber
Let her go - Passenger
Riptide - Vance Joy
Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
Falling Slowly - from the musical Once
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Good Riddance (Time of your life) - Greenday
Ironic - Alanis Morissette
We are never ever getting back together - Taylor Swift
Country Roads - John Denver
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Shotgun - George Ezra
-Holiday songs-
Auld Lang Syne
White Christmas
Last Christmas - Wham!
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Being in love with you
That kiss meant nothing to me
Do you feel the same?
Out of sight
Waiting for my love to come to me
I don’t need you to be happy
Can anybody hear me?
Plastic Wrap
Back to Being Me
-Original Songs to Backing Track-
Let Yourself Go
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Song choice, audience engagement with the music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cleethorpes, outdoor family festival, markets, pubs, shopping centres, mini-cruise ship, college events, radio stations.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne.

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

Viking FM's themed P&O Mini-cruise to Amsterdam in October 2018.

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

Give me a call if you have changed the time so I can make sure I am still able to get to you so your event runs smoothly.

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

You can Bluetooth your phone to my PA or provide me with a Spotify list of songs, or I can set Spotify to a recommended songs mix if you give me a few songs you like.

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive about 40 minutes before the time I start to play, and it takes me about 30 minutes to set up all the equipment, and sound check.

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?



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£125
Up to 2 hours£188
Up to 3 hours£275


Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
6 verified reviews
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star

From Encore customers:

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Lisa D, 1 year ago

Rachel put on a wonderful performance, could not have asked for more than what she already brought to our event, would highly recommend

From other customers:

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Ana-Maria D, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for today. You have such an amazing voice and your performance was brilliant. It was a pleasure to have you at Hang Out.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Henny R, 1 year ago

Very talented singer/guitarist with amazing covers and beautiful original pieces. Thank you for making our mad party extra special Rachel! Not only a brilliant musician but a wonderful personality which just made the performance even better. I’m sure you’ll go far and we’ll be seeing more of you in the future.

Read all 7 reviews