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Si Hitchenson

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About Si

Versatile vocals, masterful guitar playing and boundless energy. Si is expertly adept at engaging audiences of all shapes and sizes.
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A highly experienced guitarist with a versatile and varied vocal, Si has been playing live for over 15 years across the UK and Europe both in bands and as a solo performer. Picking up the guitar while he was still in short trousers, Simon also accompanies himself with live loops or even piano and is as happy playing in the background as he is whipping up a crowd at a lively party.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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3rd Encoreversary
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Blues, Experimental, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, Motown, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Drum technician, Transcription, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Orchestrator
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Song list

Below is just a small selection of crowd-pleasing tunes, as my full repertoire includes literally hundreds of songs! If you have any specific requests or would like to pick your own setlist from my extensive repertoire please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Stuck in The Middle with You - Stealers Wheel
Valerie – Zutons/Amy Winehouse
A Little Respect - Erasure/Wheatus
Live Forever - Oasis
Weather with You - Crowded House
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Tender - Blur
Babylon – David Gray
Wonderwall - Oasis
I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
Last Nite - The Strokes
Starman – David Bowie
Why Does it Always Rain on Me – Travis
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Dakota – Stereophonics
With or Without You - U2
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Budapest – George Ezra
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Hey Ya - Outkast
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Message in a Bottle - The Police


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)£209
Up to 1 hour£209
Up to 2 hours£349
Up to 3 hours£449
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Helen S, 2 years ago

Absolutely perfect took the time to prepare in advance sent me recordings to make sure it was what I wanted and on the day he was professional punctual and brilliant I couldn't of asked for anymore I would definitely recommend Si for any and all events and occasions I if I ever need a musician again I will be going straight to him. 5 stars but only cos they don't go any higher!!

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Jordon, S, 3 years ago

We booked Si and his band for our wedding in Spain and it was the best decision we could have made for our party and guests. The band's administrator, was a pleasure to work with from the start. He met with us in London to discuss our tastes and the atmosphere we were seeking and seemed to accommodate our every request. Flying them out from London to Spain could have been complicated but the band's easygoing nature and professionalism made this simple and hassle-free. And then the party. This band rocks! We wanted a rock/pop party and we got it in spades! Nobody left the dancefloor while the band was on and when they agreed to continue playing for another hour the whole place went nuts! It was the best dance party and rock show any wedding could ask for and if you're looking for great guys who can read a crowd and give them EXACTLY what they want, stop your search and book Si and his band. You will not regret it.

Greg R, 4 years ago

Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and the band for an exceptional performance on Friday evening. I think my favourite bit was when I joined in for 'Livin on a Prayer', really enjoyed the first hour and fantastic last half hour at the end of the night . Good times all round! Everyone loved it.

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