Singing guitarist

Sam Scherdel

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"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''

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 also accompanies 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. 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 2017 for more information please get in touch. Countries Sam has performed in are 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. *NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2019 and Beyond* *Discounts available for contract work* If you check the availability calendar and your date is not available it may be worth getting in touch as some bookings will be for early afternoon/or for an evening. Sam regularly conducts two performances in one day as long as the distance between events is not unreasonable. Outside of this work Sam is an emerging songwriting talent on the music scene and performs with a touring band, 2016 saw him embark on a UK tour, festival appearances , he has also had success internationally with his first ever single reaching no. 1 in national radio charts in Qatar. Later on in 2016 sam 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
Pop, Rock, Indie, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Pop rock
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Singing guitarist, Singing guitarist, Guitar, Singing pianist, Piano
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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 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 us 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 you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 0.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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 our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are 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


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Elizabeth L, 1 month ago

Amazing performer with great voice and the audience loved him!

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Marc B, 6 months ago

Sam was great. Communication was great to make arrangements. His set went down brilliantly with the guests at our event. Would highly recommend

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Karen C, 6 months ago

We booked Sam for our Annual Award/Xmas Party to play whilst our guests were arriving. He was amazing and all our guests loved him. His song range was excellent and he had our guests on the dance floor at the beginning of the night! We would definitely consider him for any of our future events.

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Stacie W, 8 months ago

Sam was amazing on our wedding day arriving on time and performing two sets with a break in between. His voice is amazing and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the set. Thank you so much Sam :) Stacie and Shervin X

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Louise S, 2 months ago

Hi Sam, Just want to say thank you so much for your performance at out wedding on Friday. Sorry I didn't get chance to catch you at the end we were so busy! Everyone has been saying how good you were. Thanks again. Louise and Rob

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Kylie D, 6 months ago

Hi Sam! We just wanted to thank you for performing at our wedding. Honestly we couldn’t have wished for anyone better. You were fantastic! Everyone commented on how great you were, people were up dancing during the wedding breakfast! That never happens!!! Thank you thank you thank you. Kylie & Nathan x

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