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Sam Lyon is an acoustic singer-songwriter and cover artist from Cheshire. Available for a variety of events, from weddings, to festivals.
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Sam Lyon is an established singer-songwriter and covers artist from Cheshire. Available for a variety of occasions and events, Sam is the perfect artist for weddings, birthday celebrations, festivals, restaurants, bars, pubs and much, much more. With an ever expanding portfolio of music, Sam covers a variety of songs ranging from soft, delicate numbers such as Songbird by Eva Cassidy, to upbeat sing-along classics like I’m A Believer by The Monkees, and she is also happy to take requests in advance. She is guaranteed to both pull on your heart strings and get you up dancing. With her acoustic guitar as accompaniment, Sam Lyon differs from your standard “wedding or pub singer”, and avoids using cliché backing tracks, making any song special and ‘just right’ for the client. Sam can also provide a selection of fairylights, false candles, and white lanterns free of charge to add to the decoration for the event. As a songwriter and original artist, Sam is entirely responsible for her own success, and is an unsigned artist who prides herself on reaching her biggest achievements entirely independently. Placing 2nd in the Best In Music Awards 2019, Sam's success is now being recognised around the country. Gigging around the UK and Europe since the tender age of 14, Sam has a reputation of being a prolific performer, averaging 250-300 shows every year. Having recently supported several big names in music, including X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, Sam has also completed three successful UK tours, with her latest tour boasting an impressive 24 dates with numerous sold out shows around the country. Her entire discography, including three EPs and numerous singles, have all been picked up by radio stations internationally, and by the age of 24, Sam has reached #1 on the Tradiio Global Charts, #1 on Round Sound Radio, and has received acknowledgement from various international radio stations.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Christmas, Folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
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Song list

8 Days A Week - The Beatles
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Whole New World - Disney
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All I Want - Kodaline
All Of Me - John Legend
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Andante, Andante (Mamma Mia Movie Version) - ABBA
Babylon - David Gray
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Bare Necessities - Disney
Beauty And The Beast - Disney
Beneath Your Beautiful - Emile Sande
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Best Song Ever - One Direction
Better Place - Rachel Patten
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Bones - Lewis Watson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Catch Me - Demi Lovato
Clown - Emile Sande
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Constellations - Sam Lyon
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
Fix You - Coldplay
Free - Sam Lyon
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Gangstas Paradise (Acoustic Version) - Coolio
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gimme Gimme Gimme - ABBA
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Handbags and Gladrags - Stereophonics
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Hearts Don't Break Around Here - Ed Sheeran
Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Holding On - Lewis Watson
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
How Dya Like Your Eggs In The Morning - Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Human - The Killers
Hushabye Mountain - Dick Van Dyke
I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Acoustic Version) - The Darkness
I Wanna Be Like You - Disney
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Was Made For Loving You - Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran
Ignition - R Kelly
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm Like A Bird - Nelly Furtado
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In Case You Don't Live Forever - Ben Platt
Into The Wild - Lewis Watson
Ironic - Alanis Morrissette
It's A Beautiful Life - Sam Lyon
Is This Love (Acoustic Version) - Bob Marley
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
La Vie En Rose - Louis Amrstrong (Daniela Andrade version)
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Latch - Disclosure ft Sam Smith
Laura Palmer - Bastille
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Let It Go - James Bay
Like Real People Do - Hozier
Little Things - One Direction
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mmmbop - Hanson
Moon River - Andy Williams
My Love, My Life - ABBA (Mamma Mia Movie Version)
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Oh Boy - Buddy Holly
One Day Like This - Elbow
Only Love - Ben Howard
Paperweight - Joshua Radin & Schuyler Fisk
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Power Of Love - Jennifer Rush
Price Tag - Jessie J
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Real Love Baby - Father John Misty
Riptide - Vance Joy
Runaway - The Corrs
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Simple As This - Jake Bugg
Sit Down - James
Skinny Love - Bon Iver (Birdy Version)
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stop Crying Your Heart Out - Oasis
Strong - London Grammar
Summertime - George Gershwin
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Child O' Mine (Slow Version) - Guns N Roses
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Thank You For The Music - ABBA
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Greatest Show - The Greatest Showman
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
The Scientist - Coldplay
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Think Of Me - Rosi Golan
This Love - Maroon 5
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Travellin Soldier - The Dixie Chicks
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Until The Night Is Over - Sam Lyon
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
What I Go To School For - Busted
What I Wouldnt Do - A Fine Frenzy
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
Whenever Wherever - Shakira
Wings - Birdy
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
You're The One That I Want - Olivia Newton John & John Travolta
Your Song - Elton John
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Not only does my repertoire contain a large number of well known hits, but I also put a twist on them, making them even more unique and memorable. I often receive great feedback about how people loved my take on particular songs that they weren't expecting, or even songs that they didn't like before they heard my version!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I play an average of 250-300 shows every year, so that works out at a lot of venues! Some of the more impressive venues I've played at include the Halliwell Jones Stadium, the AJ Bell Stadium, and the Liverpool BT Convention Centre (part of the Echo Arena). However, I also play a lot of smaller venues including cafes, bars, restaurants, and more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Gabrielle Aplin, Taylor Swift, Billie Marten, Eva Cassidy

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

I recently supported X Factor winner, Matt Cardle, on a couple of occasions, I was actually invited back by personal request of him and his band! I also have a residency with the Halliwell Jones Stadium performing at their Rugby Season Launch or Award evenings, where I perform for the players, coaches, Sky Sports hosts, and their families and friends.

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

That's no problem! As long as you let me know as much in advance as possible, any timing changes shouldn't affect your booking unless I have another booking the same day. However, I will always let you know before confirming the booking if I do have another booking for the same day, so you are aware.

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

Yes, I am able to provide background music inbetween my sets. I cannot offer a complete DJ service, but I am happy to build a setlist of background music based on your song requests in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

My equipment only takes approximately 15 minutes to set up, however, I will need an extra 30 minutes+ if a second system is required, or if performance area decorations are requested.

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

I put together my setlists based on years of experience of knowing what works with different types of audiences. However, I also think it's hugely important for a client to have the opportunity to build their own bespoke setlist for their big day, so as to keep it as personal as possible. I am also happy to learn song requests in advance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring all of the equipment I need, including extension leads in case there aren't any nearby power sockets.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you have a specific song in mind for your event, and you can't find it in my repertoire list, please do feel free to send it through to me! I am more than happy to try my hand at learning any song requests, but please do keep in mind that not all song requests are guaranteed, simply due to vocal suitability.


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Wedding Ceremony
This includes up to 30 minutes of music as guests arrive, one song as the bride walks down the aisle, up to three songs during the signing of the register, one song as the couple walk back down the aisle, and up to 15 minutes of music as guests leave.
Wedding Ceremony + Drinks Reception
- Ceremony This includes up to 30 minutes of music as guests arrive, one song as the bride walks down the aisle, up to three songs during the signing of the register, one song as the couple walk back down the aisle, and up to 15 minutes of music as guests leave. - Drinks Reception This includes up to 90 minutes of music during the drinks reception (performed as either 2x45 mins or 3x30 mins)


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From customers:

Dame M, 6 years ago

I wish you lots of success for your future.

Marina D, 5 years ago

You were a delight to work with at Folk on the Dock Festival 2016 and you held the audience captivated throughout your performance. I am sure we will be seeing more of you on the festival scene.

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