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About Simon Forbes

Solo Singer & Guitarist Ready for all occasions Wedding (Ceremonies, Drinks Reception, etc.), Conferences, Charity Events, Churches
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Newtownabbey

My Name is Simon Forbes. I have been a musician for over 12 years and love to play live for all occasions. I am a self taught musician who is available for solo or arranging small band setups, suitable to what is needed. Music is a first love of mine and it honestly is a joy for me to serve and have fun while doing it. I deem myself to be reliable and work with all parties involved to assist on making an event or wedding go smoothly and less stress for those who organise. You can generally find me relaxed and having fun for whatever your event/special day may look like. Having performed at numerous events, I am well experienced and versatile to adapt and accommodate when needed. I love all things; Rock, Country, Pop, Punk, Acoustic, Covers and a whole list of genres that can cater well to an audience. For events related to churches; I am up to date with current CCM songs as I regular play in Sunday services for Numerous of churches.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Punk rock, Pop, Covers, 1990s era music, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Dancing in the Moonlight
First Date
Kryptonite
Use Somebody
Reach
Cruise
Somebody like You
When you say nothing at all
Go wherever you go
I'll Be
Home
Everything
Blackbird
Summer of 69
Everything I Do
Livin on a Prayer
You make my dreams
Layla
Everlong
My Hero
Treasure
Year 3000
Free Fallin
Teenage Dirtbag
Castle on the Hill
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The simplicity and diversity of the set list Always more than happy to chat to guests and get to know organisers

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sunflower Bar NI Pavilion Bar Laverys Riverdale Barn Europa Hotel Churches across NI

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer Prince Thin Lizzy Boyce Avenue Linkin Park Hunter Hayes Keith Urban

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

Played at a Charity Event which was attended by local MLAs within Castlereagh and Lisburn Council (back in 2015)

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

I will always aim to be flexible and maintain high level of communication with organisers.

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

Currently, my MP3 device is my iPhone but if needed for time in between sets, that is no issue

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to arrive at a view about 1 hour/1.5 hour before time to make I can set up, sound check, etc. If there are rehearsals or slots to see locations weeks before, I am more than happy for that.

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

More than happy to accommodate if there are songs you would like included.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Majority of equipment I have myself. I don't own a Personal PA system and I aware most venues will have these provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

More than happy to learn anything new before the event and accommodate when needed

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Wedding ceremony + Drinks Reception
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£150

Add-ons

Extra Musician
+£100

Reviews

From customers:

Adam H, 3 years ago

Was available to play bass in our ceremony band and later play for our Drinks Reception at Riverdale Barn. Trustworthy, organised and fun

Chara N, 2 years ago

Played at our Charity Pub Quiz in the Sunflower Bar in Belfast. Well organised and went above and beyond