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About Stephen Michaels

Outstanding singer/guitarist. I've been BBC Radio 2 playlisted & performed at Latitude, Cornbury, Kendal Calling and SXSW festivals.
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London
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Hi! I'm a highly experienced solo acoustic singer. I've been playlist by BBC Radio 2 and BBC6 Music and performed at Latitude, Cornbury, Kendal Calling and SXSW festivals. I've performed at many weddings, private parties and corporate events in the UK and overseas.  I'm very professional and very friendly. My priority is always making sure you have a good time and that I help make your occasion as special as possible. Please give my videos a watch by clicking play on my profile picture. I've toured the UK and America as an artist and recorded in Nashville many times.  I've got a wide repertoire and I'm versatile and very professional.  I guarantee to impress your guests and fill any room with music I'm happy to travel and have my own fully PAT tested equipment. Looking forward to hearing from you – just click “Send message” to get in touch! Thanks for your time

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Christmas, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Tribute, Soul, Motown, Disco, R&B, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Recording session
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist, Actor, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

WEDDINGS / DRINKS RECEPTIONS:
Adore You - Harry Styles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Come Together - The Beatles
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Diamonds - Rihanna
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Just Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
Is This Love - Bob Marley
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
It Must Be Love - Madness
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Just you & I - Tom Walker
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Last Request - Paulo Nutini
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Girl - Temptations
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Shape Of You - Ed SheehanSitting On
The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Teenage Kicks - Undertones
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Valerie - Amy WinehouseYellow - Coldplay
You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Are Everything - Diana Ross / Marvin Gaye
You Can’t Hurry LoveYou Send Me - Sam Cooke
Yellow - Coldplay
(What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
UPBEAT / PARTY:
A Little Respect - Erasure / Wheatus
Adore You - Harry Styles
American Pie - Don McLean
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
California Dreaming - Mamas & The Papas
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Chandelier - SIA
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance Monkey - Tonnes & I
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Diamonds - Rihanna
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Everybody’s Changing - Keane
Feel It Still - Portugal The Man
Firestones - Kygo
Get Back - Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get Ready - The Temptations
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Happy - Pharrell
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Help! - The Beatles
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hound Dog - Elvis
Hotel California - The Eagles
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight - Cutting Crew
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
In The Morning - Razorlight
It Must Be Love - Madness
Is This Love - Bob Marley
King - Years & Years
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Living La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Losing my Religion - REM
Maneater - Hall & Oates
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
My Girl - The Temptations
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Rather Be - Clean bandit
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rude - MAGIC!
Say Something - Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She’s Electric – Oasis
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sit Down - James
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Titanium - David Guetta
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Waves - Mr Probz
Weather With You - Crowded House
Yellow - Coldplay
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
Yungblood - 5 Seconds of Summer
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a unique and soulful voice that stands out. I can captivate an audience and make a moment special. This is what so many of my clients have booked me for and I've never let anyone down.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've toured the UK in theatres as a solo artist as well as in America. I've played UK festivals such as Kendal Calling, Latitude and Cornbury Festival and also SXSW in Austin, Texas. I've played in every kind of imaginable size of venue and my experience is vast.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Paul Nutini , Marvine Gaye, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Bruno Mars

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

Chester Rocks festival in from of 10,000 people.

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

I always try my best to be flexible and if your timings change just let me know and I'm sure we can work it out.

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

Yes, I can provide an appropriate playlist of background music to be played in between my sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes

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

My setlists consist of songs from countless performances and I will make sure that I play the right kind of music for your event. For weddings I will be able to learn and play 1 song request to make your special day even more special.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring all my own fully PAT Tested equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can. There may be an extra fee if you require more than my standard 1 song request for wedding ceremonies / receptions.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony + 2 hours Drinks Reception & 1 song request
Includes music during ceremony and 1 song of your choice. Also includes 2 hours of music at your drinks reception.
£500
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

3 Songs Requests
+£150

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Sue B, 8 months ago

I am so glad I booked Stephen Michaels to sing for my mum on her birthday. He was so friendly and professional to deal with and his voice was superb. It was a really special treat for my mum and she was delighted. I would wholeheartedly recommend Stephen to anyone thinking of booking a professional singer to sing at a small or a large gathering. He was superb. It would be such a good idea to book him to sing to someone on their own during lockdown. It would really brighten their day.

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Alisha, 10 months ago

Stephen was amazing! He has a very unique soulful voice. Stephen can sing a wide mix of modern and old songs and keep the crowd dancing. I would highly recommend Stephen again. Thanks Stephen it was lovely meeting you too

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Tim B, 11 months ago

We are so glad that we found Stephen to play and sing at our Dad's funeral service, and I would hire him again in the future. I really feel that this guy is going to end up being extremely famous, so grab him while he's still available!

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Lewis H, 1 year ago

Loved his set and so happy we decided to go with him form all the choices! He was super-friendly and super-talented. Can’t recommend him more. His live vocal is amazing and all of our guests were blown away. Everyone dancing and he’s great at leading a sing-along. Good times. I’ll be booking hm again for the next family party for sure.

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Roz C, 2 years ago

I booked Stephen for my Dad’s 60th. He kept the atmosphere up and had everyone up dancing. We were impressed by the range of songs he could play. My dad’s a big Motown / Soul fan and Stephen played loads of that stuff but also played a lot of current songs so it felt like he had something for everyone. He offered a Skype call before the party and I found that helpful because I was able to chat to him in person and it felt good to know he was a friendly, professional guy and easy to talk to! Just made it all very easy and his voice is something else live.

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