Singing guitarist

Spence Cater

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About Spence

Singing guitarist
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Spence is an experienced, engaging Singer/Songwriter. Based in Stroud. Plays cool tunes from the 50's - now as well as his own songs.

Started off as a drummer in various bands from the age of 16, then taught himself guitar and began writing and performing his own songs. More recently become a full time Singer/Songwriter, playing gigs in and around UK, Belgium and California. Currently recording his first studio album with former Clarkesville frontman, Michael Clarke. He was recently invited to New York to appear on the Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase (NBC, Apple TV) He continues to hone his craft and make his living playing cover songs at private events, pubs, clubs and regularly serenades the general public of various towns and cities in the UK, by busking.

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
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Acoustic, Covers
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Singing guitarist, Guitar, Drums
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Live looping, Community music worker
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Song list

King of The Road
Browneyed Girl
Paint it Black
500 miles
I will Survive
Walk the Line
Price Tag
Feel My Love
Annie's Song
Oliver's Army
Streets of London
The Scientist
Stuck in the Middle with You
I'm a Believer
Red, Red Wine
Somewhere Only We Know
Everybody's Changing
American Pie
Mrs Robinson
Tainted Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
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 me 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. However, If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set until the venue closes, I provide this for an additional £100. If that time is no longer than an hour."

How much time do you need to set up?

"I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.”

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, Iam definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

 “Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically as well as all the leads and other hardware needed."

Can you learn song requests before the event?

 “If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn Iam happy to do this for you. Any extra songs then there is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Previous clients have said that I got the mix of songs just right and have enjoyed the relaxed, fun atmosphere that I create.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Being booked for a wedding or event I have played many people's often very large gardens in a marquee. I've played for TV celebrities and black tie dinners in and around Stratford Upon Avon. Corporate/ Charity functions have seen me playing at The Millenium Point in Birmingham and the 02 Academy.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Don McLean, Morrissey, Lou Reed, Supergrass, Elvis Costello and many more

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

I've played on The Jimmy Lloyd Songwriters Showcase TV show which was recorded on Broadway, New York. That felt like a high profile gig. On a smaller scale I was personally chosen to play for Henry Normal who co founded Baby Cow productions with Steve Coogan. He co wrote and produced Alan Partridge, Gavin and Stacey, Nighty Night and other hit comedies!


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Available services
DJ set


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Jane H, 5 days ago

As I have already told Spence, we were all delighted with his performance last Tuesday evening. He played wonderful songs from the 50's which resulted in some surprising dancing from a group of senior citizens. Just could not fault him.

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Jane H, 9 days ago

Dear Spencer Many thanks for your message and, much more importantly, for playing at our little soiree last evening. Everyone loved your choice of songs - just right for the occasion - and you certainly know how to get a party going. I can't wait for another reason to ask you back or to suggest your services to others. Thankyou Jane

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Eva B, 4 months ago

Spence Cater’s talent wasn’t only confined to his musical ability when he performed at my birthday party at the Prince of Wales Cambridge Street Birmingham. He is friendly & engaging with a vast variety of musical genres in his repertoire. Spence is a very talented musician & a perfect host for any occasion. Eva Bellamy

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