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About Ross McWhirter Acoustic

Professional Singer Guitarist from North Yorkshire travelling all over the UK.
Singing guitarist
York
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Having been a professional musician for 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 ACM in Guildford gaining a HND in guitar performance and up until covid I was 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. 2021 is my first Year with Encore and with Weddings now booked in England, Scotland & Wales, Birthday's and Corporate events I'm really looking forward to playing for you. 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!

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Acoustic, Pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Easy listening, Top 40
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Instruments:
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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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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
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
Watch Over You- Alter Bridge
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
Sinatra
My life - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
She's Electric- 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
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
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
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
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
Ho hey - The Lumineers
Brass in Pocket- Pretenders
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
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
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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?

Royal Opera House (York) Chatham islands (NZ) Auckland town hall (NZ) Opera House (NZ) Te Papa Museum (NZ) Toast Wine Festival (NZ) Most of the music venues in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Most of the bars in Wellington, 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!

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£195
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
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
£250
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.
£450

Add-ons

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

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Andrew M, 6 days ago

We booked Ross very last minute for our wedding and it was just the best idea. He was friendly and professional and really made the day special. When covid has gone and we have a big family celebration we will be in touch for sure!

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Alison K, 7 days ago

What can I say, Ross was amazing couldn’t fault him in way. He was a great singer/guitarist and also wonderful with the whole group at my hubby’s 50th garden party. Would recommend Ross to anyone who wants a singer/guitarist and I’m sure he’ll have some bookings from my guests. Thank you Ross.

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Lucy W, 8 days ago

We booked Ross for our wedding on 3rd June 21- one of the best decisions we made for our event. Ross was (is) absolutely amazing- so professional, friendly and down to earth. His performance really set the atmosphere for our wedding, we’d scaled our wedding back from a large cancelled Covid wedding to an intimate elopement and we were worried how we could possibly create that “wedding atmosphere” with less than 20 people, however, Ross had us all up dancing to the end and everyone was singing along- it just came so naturally. Everyone loved him. A special thanks also needs to be said for being so patient with waiting for our booking... we really had to wait until the last minute to confirm we could go ahead due to the Welsh government restrictions on weddings etc, it all worked out, but the fact you held our date is really something we are still so grateful for. Thank you Ross, we can’t wait to book you again. Lucy and James

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Brooke S, 14 days ago

Fantastic, could not recommend Ross enough, very good with engaging children too, songs for all ages. The best night!

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Rachel L, 7 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, 7 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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