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Sam Easton

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Versatile singing/acoustic guitarist for your private party, wedding, corporate event and more!
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Sam Easton is a versatile singer and acoustic guitarist based in Manchester, UK 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 in-between, Sam adapts your favourites into acoustic, soulful numbers to fit as perfect backdrops to your private party, wedding or corporate event. Sam has a wealth of experience in pubs, clubs and cafes as well as churches, wedding receptions and other large-scale venues, and in his nine years as a professional singing guitarist, 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. All equipment is PAT tested and PLI can be provided on request.

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Sam's Reviews

From Encore customers:

James S
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sam was fantastic for us. A Christmas private house party. We’d erected a small marquee outside and whilst it was protected from the elements, it was still reasonably chilly inside and bless him, Sam, still played a cracking 2 hour set inside which went down brilliantly. He was prompt and great communication prior and his singing on the night was fabulous. We loved having him and look forward to seeing him again 👍

Steph N
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sam played at our wedding and we had so many lovely comments from our guests. It made our day extra special. He was so friendly and we can't thank him enough. In the run up, the communication was spot on.

Vikki G
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Good vibes

Lucy O
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sam was excellent- myself and all my guests loved him! Very professional and easy to chat to.

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Jamie M
1 month ago, for a Birthday party in Park Ln
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5 out of 5

Sam was absolutely fantastic from the first initial message I sent all the way through to the event itself. Sam was very polite, accommodating and really made the night with this excellent performance. Everyone commented on the singer and Sam even let us use his mic to do some speeches at the end of the gig when many could've said no. Would highly recommend and we'll no doubt book Sam again in the future.

Dawn H
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in LA23 1LF
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5 out of 5

Had the best day today finished off by Sam's amazing performance for my sisters 40th private birthday function. Sam was amazing so professional kind friendly and talented will defo recommend and use him again. Thanks again Sam!

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Sam's Song list

Full Repertoire (specific requests available as well!)
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
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
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 – Budapest
George Ezra – Shotgun
Green Day – Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Hozier - Take Me To Church
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Bay - Let It Go
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
James Morrison – I Won’t Let You Go
John Legend – All Of Me
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Paulo Nutini – Last Request
Paulo Nutini – Candy
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Vance Joy - Riptide
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Wedding Song
Party Classics:

ABBA – Dancing Queen
ABBA – Waterloo
ABBA – Voulez-Vous
ABBA – Mamma Mia
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
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
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Cher - Believe
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams
Drake – Passionfruit
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Erasure - A Little Respect
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Gabrielle – Sunshine
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Harry Styles - Adore You
Harry Styles - As It Was
Justin Timberlake – Señorita
Justin Timberlake – Say Something
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Moulin Rouge – Lady Marmalade
Outkast – Hey Ya!
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Robbie Williams – Angels
Take That - Never Forget
Taylor Swift - Cruel Summer
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
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:
The 1975 - It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
Blur – Tender
Blur – Coffee and TV
Blur – End Of A Century
Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay – Yellow
The Coral - Dreaming of You
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
Foo Fighters - Best of You
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Gerry Cinnamon - Belter
Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
Happy Mondays – Step On
James – Sit Down
Jamie Webster – Allez Allez Allez
Jamie Webster - Weekend In Paradise
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 - Sex On Fire
The Kooks – Naive
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
The La’s – There She Goes
The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Songbird
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Half The World Away
Pulp – Disco 2000
Pulp – Common People
Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
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
The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
Supergrass – Alright
Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Golden Oldies:
America – A Horse With No Name
Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb – Guilty
Bread - Make It With You
Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
David Bowie – Space Oddity
David Bowie – Starman
Deacon Blue - Dignity
Don McLean - American Pie
The Eagles - Hotel California
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
Eric Clapton – Layla
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
George Michael – Careless Whisper
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Madness - It Must Be Love
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Queen - We Are The Champions
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Ultravox - Vienna
Van Morrison – I’ll Be Your Lover Too
The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon
60s Pop:
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – All My Loving
The Beatles – Penny Lane
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me
The Beatles - Hey Jude
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jammin'
Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain
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 – Always On My Mind
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
The Everly Brothers – All I Have To 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
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
The Love Affair – Everlasting Love
Petula Clark – Downtown
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Simon & Garfunkel – The 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 & Soul:
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin – Respect
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 & Grover Washington Jr. - Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean on Me
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
The Drifters – Under The Boardwalk
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame?
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
Sam Cooke - Twistin' the Night Away
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home to Me
Sam Cooke – Cupid
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
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Temptations - My Girl
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats
The Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Dolly Parton – Islands In The Stream
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
John Denver – Country Roads (Take Me Home)
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden
Patsy Cline – Strange
Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway
Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman
Shania Twain - You’re Still The One
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
Swing & Crooners:
Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin – Dream Lover
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care Of My Baby
Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime
Etta James – At Last
Frank Sinatra - Blue Moon
Frank Sinatra – My Way
Frank Sinatra – New York, New York
Frank Sinatra – That’s Life
Frank Sinatra & Count Basie - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr. - Me And My Shadow
Fred Astaire – Cheek To Cheek
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
Michael Buble - Feeling Good
Michael Buble – Sway
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Peggy Lee – Fever
Tony Bennett – Anything Goes
Van Morrison - Moondance
Movie Soundtracks & Disney:
The Aristocats – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
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
The Little Mermaid – Part Of Your World
The Little Mermaid – Kiss The Girl
Moana – How Far I’ll Go
Randy Newman – You Got A Friend In Me
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Tarzan - You’ll Be In My Heart
Andy Williams – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas
The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Bing Crosby – Winter Wonderland
Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock
Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
Darlene Love – Christmas (Please Come Home)
Dean Martin – Let It Snow
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
Elton John – Step Into Christmas
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Judy Garland - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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 Pretenders - 2000 Miles
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Wham! – Last Christmas
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Sam'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)£170
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
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.
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!
Alternative rock, Indie, Acoustic, Pop, Motown, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Covers, Vintage, R&B, Christmas
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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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