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Ross McWhirter Acoustic

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About Ross McWhirter Acoustic

Professional Singer Guitarist from North Yorkshire traveling all over the UK
Singing guitarist
Public liability insurance of £5 million

Having been a professional musician for 15 years and played gigs all over the world I feel I have a brilliant ability to read a crowd and make sure that everyone is having a great time. Having studied at the ACM in Guildford gaining a HND in guitar performance and playing on average 150 gigs a year 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. With a professional attitude and equipment you can be at ease knowing that the music will be great you can do the most important thing, enjoy yourself!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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
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Other skills:
Live looping
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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
Come together - Beatles
Here comes the sun - Beatles
Rude - Magic
Won't back down - Tom Petty
Shotgun - George Ezra
Price tag - Jessie J
Domino - Jessie J
Basket case - Green
All about you- McFly
2002 - Anne-Marie
Lonely boy - Black keys
Dancing Queen- ABBA
Mamma Mia-ABBA
Are you gonna be my girl- Jet
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
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
My life - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Teenage dirtbag- Wheatus
Love really hurts without you - Billy Ocean
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
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
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
Will we talk - Sam Fender
I'm on fire - Bruce Springsteen
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
Rock DJ- 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
Hotel California - Eagles
Take it easy - Eagles
She drives me crazy- Fine young cannibals
Want you back- Jackson 5
You make my dreams come true- Hall and Oats
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
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
Marry you- Bruno Mars
Hey Ho - The Lumineers
Brass in Pocket- Pretenders
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
I wanna dance with somebody- Whitney Houston
Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Sign, sealed delivered- Stevie Wonder
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Engaging and approachable.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most of the pubs/bar in Ryedale that have live music. Royal opera House (York) Chatham islands (NZ) Auckland town hall (NZ) Opera House (NZ) Most of the bars in Wellington NZ

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Any musician that is great! Stevie Wonder, Sting, Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee.

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 and played for the Deloitte 125th anniversary in Auckland NZ where the Beatles had performed 😀

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 pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! 😀

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes and all my equipment is high quality.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Definitely! More than happy too!


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£195
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
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.


Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
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Rachel L, 2 months ago

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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Anne M, 2 months ago

Ross has been gigging at my bar in Scarborough on a regular basis until covid hit. He is an extremely versatile musician and is always entertaining and very interactive with the audience. Very reliable and always accommodating.

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