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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.
Gerrards Cross
Public liability insurance of £10 million

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!
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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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

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
Anywhere - Rita Ora
At Last - Etta James
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bring It On Home - Sam Cooke
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Diamonds - Rihanna
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Hold On We’re Going Home - Drake
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Heartbeats - José González
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles 
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris ft. Disciples
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Is This Love - Whitesnake
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
It Must Be Love - Madness
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Just you & I - Tom Walker
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Kiss Me - Sixpence Non The Richer
Last Request - Paulo Nutini
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Love Song - Adele
Love Someone – Lukas Graham
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Girl - Temptations
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
No One – Alicia Keys
Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish
One Call Away – Charlie Puth
One Kiss – Calvin Harris ft Dua Lipa
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Riptide – Vance Joy
Rule The World - Take That
Say You won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Shape Of You - Ed Sheehan
Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Still Falling For You – Ellie Goulding
Sucker - Jonas Brothers
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson
The Greatest Day - Take That
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The One - Kodaline
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
There She Goes - The La’s
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers 
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Your Song - Elton John
Your Song – Rita Ora
Yellow - Coldplay
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
(What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Wild Love – James Bay
Woman - John Lennon
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
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
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
Cheap Thrills - SIA
Circles - Post Malone
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dance Monkey - Tonnes & I
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Diamonds - Rihanna
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Dreaming Of You - The Coral
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Everybody (Backstreets Back) – Backstreet Boys
Everybody’s Changing - Keane
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man.
Firestones - Kygo
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Get It On - T Rex
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Happy - Pharrell
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Help! - The Beatles
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hound Dog - Elvis
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 Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
In The Morning - Razorlight
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty – Paolo Nutini
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Juice - Lizzo
Just Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
King - Years & Years
Last Night – The Strokes
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Losing my Religion - REM
Maneater - Hall & Oates
Maneater - Nelly Furtado
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
My Girl - The Temptations
Need You Tonight - INXS
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart - Miley Cyrus
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
One Kiss - Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles
Say Something - Justin Timberlake
Say So - Doja Cat
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She’s Electric – Oasis
Shut up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Shotgun - George Ezra
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sit Down - James
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Solo - Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Starman - David Bowie
Sucker - Jonas Brothers
Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Sweet But Psycho - Ava Max
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Titanium - David Guetta
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
We Found Love - Calvin Harris / Rihanna
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Waves - Mr Probz
Weather With You - Crowded House
Yellow - Coldplay
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
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.


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
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.
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Sue B, 3 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, 5 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, 6 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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