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Simon Dixon

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Singer and guitarist, performing popular song covers from all genres and eras.
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Singing guitarist
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Simon is a vocalist with nearly 20 years of singing experience. I have performed gigs and shows in pubs, clubs, stage shows and full on festivals! I am versatile and can cover songs from most popular music eras; I would say that my favourite decades wouldbe the 80s & 90s. I have a background in musical theatre and AmDram, but I never attended any sort of Performing Arts course - it's just that entertaining people is something I've always loved to do from a very early age ( I remember being able to sing all the Jungle Book songs when I was about 4 years old.....). As I got older I became interested in singing in a semi professional capacity and I got involved with a bit of everything to expand my experience and versatility; attending lots of karaoke, doing some musical theatre shows, a Rocky Horror Tribute show and a 4-piece rock band are among some of my many accomplishments! I mainly use backing tracks but also now incorporate acoustic guitar into my shows too. Feel free to contact me with your requirements as not only do I perform Rock & Pop songs, I also love singing the classic easy listening songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. so if you wanted I could do a set of each style during my performance. I have my own transport, my own equipment including full PA, lights and can also do a bit of DJ-ing if required!

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Tribute, Vintage, Soul, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Swing, Blues, Jazz, Light music, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, Top 40, Reggae, Ska, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy
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Song list

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Slight Return - The Bluetones
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
Weather With You - Crowded House
Sing - Travis
Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Faith - George Michael
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio - Stereophonics
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Lucky Man - The Verve
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Take It Easy - Eagles
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
Angels - Robbie Williams
Better Man - Robbie Williams
Seven Days - Sting
Englishman In New York - Sting
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Customer questions

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

Please contact me as soon as you can to discuss any changes to the initial booking.

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

I can provide music to play before and between sets. If you want a proper DJ experience then please contact me to discuss.

How much time do you need to set up?

Need at least 1 to 1.5 hours setup time.

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

Yes of course!! If you have any special requests it's best to include details along with your initial enquiry, after all if you want me to try singing Opera i'm probably not your guy.....

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have a fully tested 600W Yamaha PA system, guitar, computer, lights.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I'm certainly open to taking suggestions and if I feel it's a song I can do justice, then I will try to learn it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They always seem to appreciate the my delivery of the tune, I do try to sing things in my own style.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in a number of different acts over the years!! They have played venues as small as bars and clubs, village fetes, theatres, small venues and proper festivals!! Biggest has probably been performing in one the side tents at the Isle of Wight and Belladrum Festivals!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sting, Elton John, George Michael, Billy Joel, Travis, Paul Simon, The Beatles

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

Definitely the Isle of Wight Festival 2018!

Prices

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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£375

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Christine O, 1 year ago

Retro Rock Icons played at our pub Ye Olde Whyte Lyon in Locksbottom on the 14th Sept. They arrived nice and early to set up. The band were great. The set list was varied with different genres and eras and absolutely packed full of songs people love to sing along and dance too. Significantly, they play songs that a lot of the other local bands don't cover which makes them seem fresh Wouldn't hesitate to have them back again. Professional, reliable quality act - our customers were very impressed and I hope by sending this review we are not going to be priced out!

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John E, 1 year ago

As a very keen active fan and booking agent for over 30 bands in the live music scene I totally recommend the band Retro Rock Icons. The band plays an excellent and varied set of classic Rock songs from all eras up to the present day and they certainly get the party going! Retro Rock icons are great bunch of guys too, they have played from average size pubs up to events such as the Petts Woodstock Festival and they always get a great reception. They are always welcomed back by any venue I place them at, so I can wholeheartedly recommend them!

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