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Rob Quo

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About Rob Quo

Road-tested singer songwriter with husky vocals & silky guitar. Broad repertoire of material old & new.
Singing guitarist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Writing and performing for over 15 years, music is my way of life. Based in London, I tread the boards at the capitals top Grassroots venues, as well as singing Soul, Folk, Jazz & Blues in Britain and overseas. I am at ease in any setting, and have played hundreds of events ranging from intimate concerts through to large corporate events. Whatever you are looking for, I can cater the vibe & ambience to your needs. An example of events I have played: - Sofar Sounds style intimate concerts - Small parties/gatherings - Large parties/weddings - Bars/Restaurant - Corporate food/drinks events - Marriage Proposals - Wakes/Funeral services All questions/requests considered, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Rob Quo's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Tom G
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Rob for my wife's 50th Birthday party. A private event in a marquee attended by over 100. Rob was brilliant and helped to create a great atmosphere bursting to life with Sweet Caroline. A fantastic night was had by all. Would absolutely recommend.

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Michael K
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Rob was great. It was all very easy to organise, he arrived a time, did a great set that everyone enjoyed. We had some good chats. Can only recommend. fulll marks. Thans Rob

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Harry T
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very organised and flexible and a great performer who was senstive to the atmosphere

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Andy P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing.

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Angus W
2 years ago, for a Concert in Wiltshire
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5 out of 5

Exceptional voice. Lovely chap

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Olivia D
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 92 Stoke Newington High St
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5 out of 5

***** Rob is a lovely person to deal with, whilst supplying our bar with gorgeous sounds, he is approachable and very professional

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Rob Quo's Song list

---Classical/Traditional/Spirituals---
Irish Rover
Dirty Old Town
Danny Boy
Satisfied Mind
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Kumbaya
We Shall Overcome
---Jazz Standards---
Straighten Up & Fly Right
All Of Me
Everybody Loves Somebody
Summertime
Moondance
Fly Me to The Moon
By era:
------50's & older------
Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
Billy Haley - Rock Around the Clock
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite
Elvis - That's Alright Mama
Elvis - Don't Be Cruel
Elvis - Hound Dog
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
- Love Hurts
BB King – Everyday I Have the Blues
The Everly Brothers – All I Have to Do is Dream
The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers – When Will I Be Loved
The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown
Buddy Holly - That'll Be the Day
- Peggy Sue
-------60's-------
Simon & Garfunkel – Only Living Boy in New York
– Cecilia
– Homeward Bound
– Sound Of Silence
The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting for You
- Victoria
Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
- Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
The Animals - House Of the Rising Sun
The Faces - Oo La La
Eric Clapton - Layla
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
The Stranglers - Golden Brown
The Temptations - My Girl
Otis Redding – Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay
– These Arms of Mine
Nina Simone – I Love Your Loving Ways
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Etta James – At Last
- I'd Rather Go Blind
- Stormy Weather
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
- I Can't Help Falling In Love
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
– Just Like A Woman
- Maggies Farm
- Blowing in the Wind
– Like A Rolling Stone
- I Shall Be Released
The Beatles - Get Back
- Got to Get You Into My Life
- Ticket to Ride
- Hey Jude
- Let It Be
- Getting Better
- We Can Work It Out
- 8 Days A Week
- Yesterday
- In A World Without Love
- Don't Let Me Down
- Norwegian Wood
- Yellow Submarine
- The Long & Winding Road
George Harrison - Here Comes the Sun
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Fleetwood Mac - My Heart Beat Like A Hammer
– Need Your Love So Bad
The Seekers - Morning Town Ride
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun
Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run the Game
--------70's--------
Stevie Wonder - Living For the City
- Higher Ground
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered
- Isn't She Lovely
- Superstition
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
- Don't Stop
Dr John – Such a Night
Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
- Heart of Gold
- Out On the Weekend
John Lennon - Jealous Guy
- Imagine
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Van Morrison – Moondance
- And It Stoned Me
– I’ll Be Your Lover Too
Carole King – You’ve Got A Friend
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Karen Dalton – Somethings On Your Mind
Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
Commodores - Easy Like Sunday Morning
John Martyn – Over the Hill
– Spencer the Rover
Blondie - Heart Of Glass
Bill Withers - Grandmas Hands
- Use Me
- Lean On Me
- Lovely Day
- Ain't No Sunshine
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
- I Shot the Sherriff
Tom Waits - Heart of Saturday Night
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
--------80's--------
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Smiths - This Charming Man
- Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Prince - Kiss
- Raspberry Beret
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Paul Simon – Under African Skies
– Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
- Graceland
Prince - Purple Rain
Tom Waits - Downtown Train
---------90's/00's/ Indie Rock---------
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the Bridge
- Snow (Hey Oh)
- Dani California
- Zephyr Song
- Scar Tissue
Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day
- Maybe Tomorrow
- Step On My Old Size Nines
- Handbags & the Gladrags
The Kooks - Sofa Song
- Naive
- Mr. Maker
- Shine On
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
- Stop Crying Your Heart Out
- Don't Look Back In Anger
- Lyla
Maroon 5 - This Love
-----00's onwards-----
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Scissor Sisters - Don't Feel Like Dancing
Cee Lo – Forget You
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
- Bad Habuts
Foy Vance - Riptide
Lumineers - Hey Ho
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
- Beyond
James Bay - Hold Back the River
George Ezra - Shotgun
- Budapest
- Green, Green Grass
- Paradise
Michael Buble - I Just Haven't Met You Yet
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Duffy - Mercy
Harry Styles - As It Was
- Grapejuice
- Watermelon Sugar
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Khruangbin - Texas Sun
Pharrell Williams - Happy
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Train - Hey Soul Sister
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
– Everlasting Light
- Gold On the Ceiling
Alabama Shakes – Hold On
– This Feeling
Gregory Porter – Hey Laura
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Paolo Nutini – Loving You
- Candy
- One Day
– Coming Up Easy
– No Other Way
– Through the Echoes
- No Other Way
Johnny Flynn - Brown Trout Blues
- Dectectorists
Willy Mason - I Got Gold
- Pickup Truck
---Christmas/Seasonal---
Frank Sinatra - Hark! The herald Angels Sing
- Silent Night
Dean Martin - Let It Snow
- Jingle Bells
- Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Andy Williams - It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year
Brenda Lee - Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Bing Crosby - White Christmas
- It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Michael Buble - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Christmas Time Is Here
Oh Christmas Tree
---Originals---
To Be Easy
For You, For Heaven's Sake
Talkin' 'Bout the Truth
Now I See the Birds
Unfinished Blues
Say No More
Upon My Plate
Letter Blues
Now You Know
If We Say Hello
Ain't Even Lived
Spooked
Chasing the Moon
Thunder Calls
Stone-Broke Blues
Where to Go Now
Four Seasons
Been Running
Ivy
Single-Minded
Love Was Never Lost
Let Me know
Futile Blues
Midnight Road
Leading Me to You
Your Man On My Mind
Thunder Calls
Triad Song
Keep Your Distance
This House
Ain't It Sad
Lately
These Are the Things
Prove You Wrong
Rid Of Me
Shameless Blues
I'm No Good
Home Is Wherever the Heart Is
Hate To Disappoint You
Borrowed Time
Oh Damn

Rob Quo'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£280
Up to 3 hours£400

Add-ons

Duo Set (with Pianist!)
+£475
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Generally my good energy and the laid-back and soulful vibe I bring to the room. People seem to love to hear me sing!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

All over London in members clubs, up skyscrapers and various historical buildings. Around the country in large corporate spaces and wedding venues. Though, in my opinion (and weather permitting), you can't beat a good garden party. Food, drink & live music - it doesn't get much better than that.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The great Soul singers of the 60's/70's! Although my favourite tune of all time is Diamonds On the Soles Of Her Shoes by Paul Simon.

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

I once performed in the garden of No.10 Downing Street!

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

I'm always happy to accommodate timing changes. Just let me know and I will do my best to accommodate in any circumstance.

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

Yes, I can play music through my speaker before and between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins, but I like to set-up at least an hour prior to performance time.

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

Generally, I ask for a few favourites from my repertoire and can tailor a set-list to suit, but I am more than happy to let the client take as many requests as they like from my Songlist.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have all the equipment needed for my solo performances, including spares/replacements in case of fault.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I am always happy to learn special requests when time allows, but this must be arranged before-hand and special conditions may apply (though I don't usually charge!).
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Covers, Americana, Soul, Vintage, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Pop rock, Traditional English folk
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Composition teaching
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