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Ross McWhirter Acoustic

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About Ross McWhirter Acoustic

🏆2022 Encore Award Most Booked Singing Guitarist 🏆2021 Encore Award Most Booked Singing Guitarist
Singing guitarist
York
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Having been a professional musician for over 15 years and played gigs in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, I feel I have a brilliant ability to read a crowd and make sure that everyone is having a great time. I studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford gaining a HND in guitar performance. I am confident that I can make your event/wedding a special one. I pride myself on being easy to work with and I'm more than happy to learn any song that you would like to hear. I joined Encore in 2021 and have won the Most Booked Guitarist Award for both 2021 & 2022. Through Encore I've played at Weddings, Corporate events, Hen Parties, Birthdays, Christenings and Baby Showers in England, Scotland & Wales. Some of the recent events that I've played at since the covid restrictions have been lifted are, The Ned- London The Tawny-Stoke on Trent The Great Northern Food and Drink Festival Flamingo Land Resort Meadowfest Leeds Food and Drink Festival I'm completely comfortable playing to big festival crowds right down to a few people (I recently played a baby shower for 6 people that was booked through Encore). With a professional attitude and equipment you can be at ease knowing that the music will be great and you can do the most important thing, enjoy yourself!

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Ross McWhirter Acoustic's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Joanne R
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic! Just perfect for us and would highly recommend…not just the musical talent which was outstanding but such a great personality to have with you and your guests! Xx

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Chris K
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Ross could not have been any better. Very professional and a genuinely lovely guy. Really got everyone up and dancing at my mothers 60th birthday party. Worked the crowd brilliantly and played the perfect mix of music. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Emma B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant! Couldn’t have asked for more. Ross always responded fast to my messages before the party, he is such a great guy with a wonderful energy and he is so talented. He really made our party. I’d definitely recommend Ross

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Peter W
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

What an absolute gent. Amazing guitarist, singer and entertainer. We booked Ross for our daughter's 21st birthday party at home - fantastic night, will live long in the memory - thanks a million Ross! Total professional, will certainly be booking again...

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Gabrielle L
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Halfway House
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5 out of 5

We booked Ross for our recent wedding with not giving him much notice but he was available and he turned up with a smile on his face. Our guests absolutely loved him. Very upbeat and friendly And we all had so much fun , he performed song requests and he was just faultless. And laid back. Just as we had hoped. Thank You again so much , would book you again in a flash. Xx

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Rachel L
3 years ago, for a Wedding in York
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5 out of 5

Thank you for playing at our wedding and taking the time to learn our song requests. What a brilliant night, even better than we had hoped for! Many thanks Mr & Mrs Long

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Ross McWhirter Acoustic's Song list

I'm happy to learn any song that you
would like to hear and I'm more
than happy to take
requests on the day/evening
Below is a selection of some of the songs
that I know.
Budapest - George Ezra
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
8 Days a week - Beatles
She moves in her own way- Kooks
Everywhere- Fleetwood Mac
Come together - Beatles
Hey Soul Sister- Train
Let's stay together-Al Green
Here comes the sun - Beatles
Rude - Magic
Won't back down - Tom Petty
Hold my Girl- George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Price tag - Jessie J
Domino - Jessie J
Love story - Taylor Swift
Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
Better half of me - Tom Walker
Basket case - Green
All about you- McFly
2002 - Anne-Marie
Lonely boy - Black keys
Dancing Queen- ABBA
Mamma Mia-ABBA
Can't get you out of my head-Kylie Minogue
Can't go for that- Hall and Oats
Dream catch me- Newton Faulkner
Last request- Paolo Nutini
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Whole lotta love - Led Zed
Viva la Vida- Coldplay
Mr brightside -Killers
Three little birds- Bob Marley
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
I predict a Riot - Kaiser chiefs
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Everlong- Foo fighters
My Hero - Foo fighters
Zephyr song- Red hot chili peppers
Crazy love - Van Morrison
Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker
These boot are made for walking- Nancy Sinatra
My life - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
She's Electric- Oasis
Half the world away - Oasis
Learn to fly- Foo Fighers
Teenage dirtbag- Wheatus
Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
I wanna dance with somebody- Whitney Houston
Naive - Kooks
Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Afterglow- Ed Sheeran
Bennie and the jets -Elton John
Rocket Man -Elton John
Be with you - Mr big
My Girl- The temptations
Paradise - George Ezra
What's up - 4 Non Blondes
Message in a bottle - Police
Roxanne - Police
Hold back the river - James Bay
Let it go - James Bay
She's so lovely- Scouting for girls
Will we talk - Sam Fender
I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the dark -Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
Champagne supernova - Oasis
The middle- Jimmy eat world
Dakota - Stereophonics
Twist and shout - Beatles
Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Wanted dead or alive- Bon Jovi
Angels - Robbie Williams
Heaven from here- Robbie Williams
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Sex on fire -Kings of leon
Notion - Kings of leon
Uptown girl - Billy Joel
Build me up buttercup- Foundations
Faith - George Michael
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
When I was your Man- Bruno Mars
Bad Guy- Billie Eilish
Hotel California - Eagles
Take it easy - Eagles
She drives me crazy- Fine young cannibals
Want you back- Jackson 5
Blackbird- Beatles
I believe in a thing called love- Darkness
Stuck in the middle- Steeler Wheel
Bad moon rising- CCR
I want to break free- Queen
We are the Champions - Queen
Somebody to love -Queen
Free falling- Tom Petty
Heaven- Bryan Adams
Summer of 69'- Bryan Adams
Time of your life- Green Day
Your song- Elton John
Proud Mary- Tina Turner
Under the boardwalk- Drifters
Can't take my eyes off you- Frankie Valli
Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond
Marry you- Bruno Mars
Why'd you only call me when you're high - Artic monkeys
Ho hey - The Lumineers
Brass in Pocket- Pretenders
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Sign, sealed delivered- Stevie Wonder
You've got a friend in me - Randy Newman
What a wonderful world- Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Dock of the bay- Otis Redding
Green green grass- George Ezra
Anyone for you-George Ezra
Can't help falling in love- Elvis
Suspicious Minds- Elvis
Material Girl - Madonna
Made you Look - Meghan Trainor
Dancing on the ceiling - Lionel Richie
9 to 5- Dolly Parton
A little Respect - Erasure
A thousand miles- Vanessa carlton
Beautiful crazy- Luke Combs
Best day of my life- American Authors
Call me Al - Paul Simon
Drive - Incubus
You make loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac
Late night talking- Harry Styles
Stacey's Mom - Fountains of Wayne

Ross McWhirter Acoustic'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£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£150
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£500

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free
DJ set
+£100
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Engaging, approachable, fun and professional.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Ned-London Lots of wedding venues throughout the country The Great Northern Food and Drink Festival Meadowfest Malton Leeds Food and Drink Festival Flamingo Land Resort Royal Opera House (York) Chatham islands (NZ) Auckland town hall (NZ) Opera House (NZ) Te Papa Museum (NZ) Toast Wine Festival (NZ)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lots of different artists across many different genres.

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

I played guitar for We Will Rock You at the Royal Opera House in York. The Deloitte 125th anniversary at Auckland Town Hall, NZ Rugby Sevens After-party, Wellington NZ Toast Martinborough, NZ

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

That's absolutely fine, I'm used to playing weddings/events and understand that things change on the day.

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

Yes more than happy to do that.

How much time do you need to set up?

30-45 minutes usually however if need be I can be set up in 20 minutes.

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

Set lists are crafted to what works best for the event/wedding/birthday 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 and all my equipment is high quality.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

100% YES!
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Easy listening, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise
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Other skills:
Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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