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The highest rated/most established Solo performer in the North” “Sam's husky gravelly vocal style belongs with Rod Stewart and Kelly Jones''
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Sam is a singer/guitarist/pianist based in South Yorkshire UK. "Sam's husky gravelly vocal style ensures that he deserves to belong within the same faction as the likes of Rod Stewart and Kelly Jones, allowing him to explore Rock and Soul with Justice. This said, his softer side makes him as good as any at delivering a modern ballad." As well as been a fantastic vocal performer Sam can also accompany himself with Piano and Acoustic Guitar. What makes him unique. The fact he manages to play his accompaniments at the same time. Sam recreates the sound very similar to a full band using only his Guitar and Keyboards. (Please specify in booking if you would like Guitar & Piano). This along with Sam being a solo artist makes him generally very competitive in the price range making him a popular choice for Weddings, Corporate Events, Functions etc. having some very high profile clients over his 13 years in the music industry. His direct DIY approach and love of music has made him one of the highest rated performers in the function industry, focusing on quality live performances which are sure to leave your audience stunned. The range of material he covers is very broad, and can cater for any event or crowd. He performs music from Many classic artists including The Beatles, U2, The Rolling Stones and also mixes this with music from more contemporary artists including The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran etc. The general rule is ask and he can accommodate! As well as a standard set Sam can provide; -Accomplished live instrumental background music (for a more subtle approach) -Live performance to walk down the aisle to at the Church/Registry Office. -Unplugged/Laid back acoustic performance through Dinner Lunch -A connection for your ipod to use through his professional PA system. -Personalised Recording in a professional studio of your wedding song in his own style (enquire for pricing). Aswell as performing up and down the United Kingdom, Sam is available to perform Worldwide with bookings already in place from overseas destinations in 2020 for more information please get in touch. Countries Sam has performed in are USA, Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Thailand to name a few. Sam aim's to respond to enquires within 1 working day (usually done within a few hours of being in receipt) and once booked is available at anytime to discuss any aspect of the booking with you! Bookings can be secured with a minimal non-refundable deposit. Outside of this work Sam is an emerging songwriting talent on the music scene and occasionally performs with a touring band, he has embarked on a UK tour, festival appearances, he has also had success internationally with his first ever single Sticks and Stones reaching no. 1 in national radio charts in Qatar. Sam has also received national airplay on BBC Radio 1Xtra with a collaboration he did uk with iTunes chart topper Shaodow and is regularly featured on BBC introducing.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
3rd Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Pop, Rock, Indie, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Pop rock, Britpop, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist, Composer, Live looping
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Song list

Amy Winehouse/Zutons Valerie
Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
Adele/Bob Dylan - Make You Feel My Love
Andy Williams/Frankie Vallie Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Billy Joel - She’s Always a Woman
Bob Dylan - If Not For You
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
Cat Stevens - Wild World
Cat Stevens - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Coldplay- The Scientist
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay- Green Eyes
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - Lets Dance
David Gray - Babylon
David Gray - This Years Love
David Gray - Sail Away
Drake - Hold On
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - How Would You Feel (Paean)
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - I Cant Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Etta James - At Last
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton - Layla
Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Green Day - Time of My Life (Good Riddance)
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jake Bugg - Broken
Jake Bugg - Lightening Bolt
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Lennon - Woman
James - Sometimes
James - Sit Down
James - Laid
James Blunt - Your Beautiful
James Blunt - High
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Kasabian - L.S.F
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Live Forever
Oasis - Whats The Story (Morning Glory)
Oasis - Songbird
Oasis - She’s Electric
Oasis - Whatever
Oasis - Sonderwall
Ocean Colour Scene - Day We Caught The Train
Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Paolo Nutini - Candy
Paolo Nutini - Last Request
Paolo Nutini - Rewind
Paolo Nutini - Better Man
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Paul Weller - Broken Stones
Rihanna - Please Don’t Stop The Music
R.E.M - Losing My Relion
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Rod Stewart - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Rod Stewart/Stereophonics - Hand Bags and Gladrags
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Stereophonics - Dakota
Stereophonics - maybe Tomorrow
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
The Beatles - Don’t Let Me Down
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles -Hey Jude
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - I Saw Here Standing There
The Beatles - Love Me Do
The Beatles - Something
The Beatles - You’ve got to Hide Your Love Away
The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
The Rolling Stones - You Cant Always Get What You Want
Tom Odell - Real Love
Ben.E.King - Stand By Me
The Temptations - My Girl
U2 - All I Want Is You
U2 - With or Without You
U2 - Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My performances are unique from what you see from your standard acoustic guitarist and singer. I use a range of effects and loops to create a one man band show that can fully engage the audience and a singalong for evening parties, and also create a great atmosphere for background music for more low key or day time events. Please see feedback for more.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury O2 Academies Ibiza Rocks The Garage London York Barbican Keepmoat Stadium Ricoh Arena

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles Billy Joel Noel Gallagher David Bowie

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

Ibiza Rocks/Glastonbury

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free if its just inbetween sets. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set until the venue closes or for time before the set, I can provide this for an additional £150. Please note no DJ lighting is included within this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 0.5 hours before the performance time!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn i am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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)£160
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
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.
NEW!Virtual services
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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Rob B, 28 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal! Awesome guy would highly recommend! He saved our day at the last moments. Thank you Sam!

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Lainee R, 1 month ago

A great booking experience only outshone by his absolutely incredible performance at our wedding. An awesome set list and a gorgeous voice. Hoping to see Sam at some friends weddings next year! Thanks so much, Mr & Mrs Perez

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Gabrielle A, 1 month ago

Sam sung at our wedding on 21st June amazing singer , reliable and would defo book again . All our guests have commented how impressed they was with Sam too

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Martin H, 1 year ago

Sam recently played at my 40th Birthday Party. A small ish function with around 50 people. From the get go Sam was happy to accommodate last minute changes to timings(my first time organising an event like this) and happy to accommodate song choices. He arrived on time and set up, and played 2 sets. Performance wise Sam is a great musician, great voice and a master of the loop pedal, which he used on both piano keyboard and guitar to create a full band sound backing. All the guests loved his performance and I would definitely hire him again in the future! Thanks for a great night 🙏

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Josh W, 24 days ago

We booked Sam for our wedding on 3rd July 2021. Sam was amazing all day. Sams talents are unreal. We had a piano set for our drinks reception, which was stunning and provided a great atmosphere to the event. We then had sets in the evening which where electric. Sam played the crowd so well and really made our evening!! The evening sets were a great balance of sing along hits that certainly got the room buzzing. We enjoyed every moment of Sams performance, and one of the first comments from the guests was how good the performances were all day. One of the many highlights for me was a mash up of elbow, ‘one day like this’. Sam is also a great guy and a true professional, I would not hesitate to book Sam again, or recommend to anyone looking for great music for an event.

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Kristian B, 2 months ago

Sam was kind enough to play my Wife’s 40th Birthday party recently. It was the first time I’d booked a live act so approached it with some trepidation, but I have to say there was no need. Sam made the whole process totally stress free, from the initial call right through to discussing play lists for the night. The set up on the day was totally seamless even with the unpredictable weather Sam was able to set up outdoors as planned. His musical repertoire is broad and impressive so was able to keep my guests happy throughout both of his sets. Sam read the crowd so well and flexed his performance accordingly and his performance totally made the party. Guests were so impressed and more importantly so was my wife! I would 100% book again and highly recommend Sam.

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