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Steve Somers

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About Steve

Entertaining & experienced Singing-Guitarist.
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Singing guitarist
Peterborough
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Steve Somers started as a young singer/songwriter in the London Folk Clubs of the 60’s. In 1975 he won a national TV talent show called ‘New Faces’, after which he joined British hit pop/folk group ‘The Settlers’ and appeared on National and international TV, radio and records. Steve played for Skiffle Legend Lonnie Donegan, Cockney chart topper Joe Brown, American Legend Johnny Tillotson, sung on TV behind British legend Lulu, Don Everly and toured with Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Billy Jo Spears whilst still performing and broadcasting with his own band

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
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Originals
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Transcription, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, MC, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Everybody's Talking - Harry Nilsson
Teenage Wedding/C'est La Vie - Chuck Berry
Walk right back--Everly Brothers
Midnight Flyer - The Eagles
Country Roads - John Denver
Late Night Radio - John Denver
Jump the Mississippi - George Jones
Tonight the Bottle let me down—Merle Haggard
Today I started loving you again—Merle Haggard
All my Exes—Willie Nelson
Crazy Arms - Willie Nelson
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Move it on over—Hank Williams
Jambalaya - Hank Williams
C’est le Moment - Paul Burch (Cajun Country)
Kentucky Waltz - Bill Monroe
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
Elvira - Dallas Frazier
Tulsa Time- Don Williams
Take me back to Tulsa--Bob Wills
Six pack to go—Hank Thompson
Route 66
Wabash Blues Delmore Brothers
Tumbling Tumble Weed Gene Autry
Seven Nights to Rock --Moon Mullican
A bad case of love—BB King
CoThank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver
Sea Of Heartbreak - Glen Campbell
Customer questions

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

We always try our 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 us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we would negotiate a fair price.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up very quickly and quietly. Our minimum time would probably be about 30 minutes.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're 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

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to discuss this with you. There would be an extra fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The sense of fun and connection. Our performances are great for people who want to dance or just to listen and watch.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Kansas Smittys Club - London Cookham Live - Berkshire The Square Tower - Portsmouth Slabberaset Festival = Norway Fire In The Mountain Festival - Wales

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, George Jones, Don Williams, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard.

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

Steve: touring with Johnny Cash. Ben:performing with Taylor Swift.

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)£500
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£1000
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1500

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Nick B, 1 year ago

It's a rare thing to find a great singer who is also a consummate musician, but when he knows how to entertain too, it's a real find. And that's what you get with Steve.

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Nick P, 1 year ago

"We've had Steve & Ben with their band regularly over the past two years and love them. Regulars and new people to the venue always have a wonderful time, the guys never cease to create a fantastic atmosphere whether playing the classics or their original brand of country"

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