Singing guitarist

Sam Easton

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Singing guitarist
Manchester
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Versatile singing/acoustic guitarist for your private party, wedding, corporate event or more!

Sam Easton is a versatile singer and acoustic guitarist with a style sculpted by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Bill Withers. With a repertoire of over 300 songs which spans over 50 years from Soul and Motown classics to modern pop and indie hits and everything inbetween, Sam adapts your favourites into acoustic, soulful numbers to fit as perfect backdrops to your party, wedding or corporate event. Sam has been in the profession for nearly four years and has a wealth of experience in pubs, clubs and cafes as well as churches, wedding receptions and corporate events. In his four years, Sam has received a high level of praise for his professionalism, approachability and versatility from the initial quote all the way to the big day.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Alternative rock, Indie, Acoustic, Pop, Motown, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Covers, Vintage, R&B, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Actor, Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer
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Song list

Acoustic Classics
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
Beyonce – Halo
D’Angelo – Cruisin’
Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ed Sheeran - Lego House
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
George Ezra - Blame It on Me
George Ezra – Budapest
George Ezra – Shotgun
George Ezra – Paradise
Green Day – Time Of Your Life
Hozier - Take Me To Church
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jack Johnson - My Little Girl
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Bay - Let It Go
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – Lucky
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
James Morrison – I Won’t Let You Go
John Legend – All Of Me
Lenny Kravitz - Butterfly
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Paulo Nutini – Last Request
Paulo Nutini – Candy
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Sam Smith – Latch
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Tom Walker – You And I
Vance Joy - Riptide
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Wedding Song
Party Classics

ABBA – Dancing Queen
ABBA – Waterloo
ABBA – Voulez-Vous
ABBA – Mamma Mia
Avicii - Hey Brother
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love?
Beyoncé & JAY Z - Crazy In Love
Beyonce – Deja Vu
Blondie – One Way Or Another
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
Britney Spears - … Baby, One More Time
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams
Destiny’s Child – Independent Women, Part I
Drake – Passionfruit
Emeli Sandé – Heaven
Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
George Benson – Give Me The Night
Gloria Estefan – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Justin Timberlake – Señorita
Justin Timberlake & JAY Z - Suit & Tie
Justin Timberlake – Say Something
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Mr. Probz & Robin Schulz - Waves
Moulin Rouge – Lady Marmalade
Outkast – Hey Ya!
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Robbie Williams – Angels
Rudimental & Ella Eyre - Waiting All Night
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
UB40 - Red Red Wine
The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Indie Hits

Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Blur – Tender
Blur – Coffee and TV
Blur – End Of A Century
Blur – Country House
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay – Magic
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay – Shiver
Coldplay – Yellow
The Coral - Dreaming of You
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
The Cure – Close To Me
The Cure – Inbetween Days
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Embrace – Ashes
The Farm – All Together Now
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Happy Mondays – Step On
James – Sit Down
Jamie Webster – Allez Allez Allez
Kate Nash – Foundations
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Killers – Human
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Kings of Leon – Radioactive
Kings of Leon - The Bucket
The Kooks – Naive
The Kooks – Seaside
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
The La’s – There She Goes
The Libertines – Music When The Lights Go Out
The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Songbird
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Half The World Away
Pete Doherty – For Lovers
Pulp – Disco 2000
Pulp – Common People
The Smiths – This Charming Man
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
The Smiths – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
The Smiths – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
The Smiths – Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Snow Patrol – Run
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stereophonics - Handbags And Gladrags
Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day
Supergrass – Moving
Supergrass – Alright
Supergrass – She’s So Loose
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
Golden Oldies
America – A Horse With No Name
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb – Guilty
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
Bread - Make It With You
Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
Buddy Holly - That'll Be The Day
Carole King - You've Got a Friend
Don McLean - American Pie
David Bowie – Starman
Don McLean – Vincent
David Bowie – Space Oddity
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Eric Clapton – Layla
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
Gabrielle – Sunshine
George Michael – Careless Whisper
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Loudon Wainwright III - Motel Blues
Madness - It Must Be Love
Neil Diamond - Love On The Rocks
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Queen - We Are The Champions
Redbone – Come And Get Your Love
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
Van Morrison – I’ll Be Your Lover Too
Van Morrison - Moondance
60s Pop

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
The Beach Boys – I Get Around
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles – I’m Only Sleeping
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – All My Loving
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Beatles – Something
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me
The Beatles - Michelle (Ma Belle)
The Beatles - Hey Jude
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jammin'
Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman No Cry
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Buddy Holly - Everyday
Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You
Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
The Everly Brothers – All I Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac – Need Your Love So Bad
Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks – Village Green
The Love Affair – Everlasting Love
The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman
Petula Clark – Downtown
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Simon & Garfunkel – Sound Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy On Yourself
Motown and Soul
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin – R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bill Withers - Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean on Me
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bill Withers - Use Me
Bobby "Blue" Bland - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
The Drifters – Under The Boardwalk
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame?
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
James Brown & The Famous Flames - I Want You So Bad
The Jackson 5 - Who's Lovin' You
James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s World
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need To Get By
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Mary Wells - My Guy
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding - The Glory Of Love
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind
Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles – I Got A Woman
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Sam Cooke - Twistin' the Night Away
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home to Me
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Sam Cooke - (What A) Wonderful World
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke – Cupid
Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Solomon Burke - Cry to Me
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Temptations - My Girl
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Christmas
Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas
Bing Crosby – Winter Wonderland
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
Cliff Richard - Mistletoe And Wine
Darlene Love – Christmas (Please Come Home)
Dean Martin – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
Elton John – Step Into Christmas
Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow
Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
Perry Como – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
Wham – Last Christmas
Country
Conway Twitty – Hello Darlin’
Darius Rucker & Lady Antebellum - Wagon Wheel
Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Dolly Parton – Islands In The Stream
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
John Denver – Country Roads (Take Me Home)
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden
Patsy Cline – Strange
Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind
Swing & Crooners
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin – Dream Lover
Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care Of My Baby
Bobby Vinton – Blue Velvet
Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
Etta James – At Last
Frank Sinatra - Blue Moon
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra – My Way
Frank Sinatra – New York, New York
Frank Sinatra – That’s Life
Fred Astaire – Cheek To Cheek
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Michael Buble – Sway
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
Peggy Lee – Fever
Tony Bennett – Anything Goes
Movie Soundtracks + Disney
The Aristocats – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
Coco – Remember Me
Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Frozen – Let It Go
Grease – You’re The One That I Want
Grease – Hopelessly Devoted To You
The Jungle Book – I Wanna Be Like You
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper – Shallow
Lady And The Tramp – Bella Notte
The Little Mermaid – Part Of Your World
The Little Mermaid – Kiss The Girl
Moana – We Know The Way
Moana – How Far I’ll Go
Randy Newman – You Got A Friend In Me
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Smash Mouth – All Star
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Customer questions

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

I am normally quite flexible with regards to timing/situation changes. Don't hesitate to ask or let me know of any changes and I will do my best to accommodate.

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

I cannot provide a DJ service after my set has finished but between sets and just prior to my first set beginning, you're very welcome to use my PA through your device for background music.

How much time do you need to set up?

I normally require up to 30 minutes to set up my equipment, but this can be done quicker as it is a minimal but powerful set up.

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

Of course, the set list is purely a guide as to what songs are part of my repertoire. I can cater the songs I play specifically to your event and your preferences, so feel free to let me know if you have any favourites you would like to hear.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely! I provide PA and all musical equipment with me for each performance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I can take song requests prior to the event, and I offer this service free of charge, so feel free to let me know of the style you would like and any particular favourites you would like to hear.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients have often been vocal about my versatility and my personable approach to each gig. I endeavour to cater to each client's needs as quickly and as best as I can so that their event is as successful as it can be.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played countless venues in the past, ranging from back gardens all the way to large churches with everything and anything in between!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I take influence from Soul and Motown artists such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Bill Withers, and my repertoire reflects this as you can see!

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

So far, the most high profile gig I have played was for a wedding at Preston Court in Kent, one of the most beautiful venues I've ever played!

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£170
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
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James C, 5 months ago

Good voice great on the guitar everyone at our wedding complimented. Definitely recommend

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Vanessa H, 5 months ago

Sam was just perfect! He played a mixture of song including Christmas songs at a charity event for Dobbies. He was so polite and professional! We would highly recommend Sam!

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Mrs S, 8 months ago

Really enjoyed all the songs good feedback from all our guests.

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Joanne A, 9 months ago

Perfect set to compliment a perfect night

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Megan M, 1 month ago

Sam was absolutely fabulous! The friendliest, more professional gentleman and a fabulous addition to our wedding day. All of our guests commented on how fantastic he was and we wish we had booked him for a longer set! Thank you so much Sam - we couldn’t recommend you highly enough!

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Jonny Y, 5 months ago

Sam played at our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. We chose to have him play his guitar and sing a mixture of his very extensive repertoire and a few songs that were personal to us that he learnt just for our day. Bringing all of his own kit and equipment along with providing full insurance, Sam was professional and prepared in what has been the easiest thing to arrange. Now on to the music, Sam has a way of capturing people as they walk past. We gave him an admittedly tough part of the day as it was during the arrival at the reception so lots of people were catching up; but even through the chaotic hubbub of this time, Sams amazing voice cut through it all and turned heads. His songs were perfectly thought out and we really enjoyed the ambiance that he created. We have seen Sam perform before and I have been really impressed to see him jump between small accoustic sets and as part of a band. If you are looking for a professional, talented and charismatic singer for your special day, don’t bother looking anywhere else, go for Sam! You will not regret it, Sam, we’re booking you for our next party... I haven’t decided when it is but you’re in!

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