Singing guitarist

Spence Cater

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About Spence

Singing guitarist
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Experienced & Engaging Performer. Plays Cool Tunes from the 50's - Modern Hits.

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 USA. His first solo studio album 'Leaving Lost Vagueness' has been described as 'Raw,Eclectic and brutally honest.' 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
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Acoustic, Covers
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Instruments:
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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
Wonderwall
Browneyed Girl
Paint it Black
500 miles
I will Survive
Jolene
Walk the Line
Price Tag
Feel My Love
Annie's Song
Oliver's Army
Babylon
Streets of London
The Scientist
Stuck in the Middle with You
Delilah
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!

Prices

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
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Available services
DJ set
+£350

Reviews

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Phillipa L, 2 months ago

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Spence for playing at our event! His professionalism from start to finish was a big factor in ensuring the event was a huge success. He was great at interacting with the audience and being flexible to change his style upon the crowd and also acted as a great Brand Ambassador for us by promoting the brand throughout the event too! Thank you for your help and support and we look forward to working with you on future events.

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Simon R, 3 months ago

Excellent

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Cristina C, 3 months ago

Great evening, very professional, great voice and the guests were very entertained and clapping to Spence. Very successful evening. Thank you so much Spence.

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Jane H, 4 months 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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Mervyn D, 1 month ago

I met Spence at a charity event where he was performing. This was for people who support friends or family with mental health problems. After his performance he stayed back and circulated with people. I mentioned to him that my wife was to celebrate her 60th Birthday in a few months time and asked him whether he could record a backing track and teach me to sing a love song as a surprise to her. He gave me personal lessons over a period of weeks to prepare for this event including encouraging me to attend a local 'open mike' night to get over my nerves. In the end I booked Spence to perform at my wife's celebration, where he entertained friends and family for several hours performing his own work and also covers of other people. he was extremely well received and people very much enjoyed his performance. This included playing whilst I sang as I realised that to have him play would be far better than a backing track. Throughout this whole process he was encouraging, supportive and a patient teacher. He was always professional, prompt and with an encouraging smile. I know that I would not have achieved my goal, to sing for my wife, without his supportive help and presence.

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Caroline W, 1 month ago

Dear Spence. I just wanted to personally thank you for your performance at our wedding. Myself and Mark and all the guests were really impressed with your singing and musical performance and you chose some really appropriate wedding songs. I would gladly recommend you to anyone. Thanks again Caroline and Mark Williams

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