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Steve Young

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With over 30 years of guitar playing experience and over 200 events booked every year since 2004 you know you are in safe hands.
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Steve Young grew up on the Isle of Wight and after a few years of playing covers in local pubs he moved to London. Within a few months he signed a record deal with ZTT/Warners after auditioning for a rock band based in Brixton. Rubbing shoulders with bands like Oasis, Pulp, Echobelly, The Light House Family, Ash, Coldplay and stars like Kate Moss the band embarked on a journey that took them to Reading Festival, tours with Ian Astbury (The Cult) and recording an album with producer Adrian Bushby who later produced albums for Muse. Within a few years Steve's career changed direction when he began work as a session guitarist scoring his first job with Lionel Richie. In a week that literally changed his life he played on the V Graham Norton Show, Good Morning and Parkinson backing Lionel on guitar with songs like Hello, Three Times A Lady and Dancing On The Ceiling. Shortly after this Steve joined forces with Peter Andre playing in his band for the re-release of Mysterious Girl that took Peter & the band to No1 on Top Of The Pops after a two week rollercoaster of promo shows. In 2007 Steve was offered the chance to audition for ex Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes. Hired on the spot he began a 5 year journey that included three world tours, two albums and a co-write on the opening track of Darren's 2012 Album 'Secret Codes & Battleships'. Concerts with Darren included full band gigs at The Royal Albert Hall, supporting Roxette at Wembley, countless large venues across the UK, USA & Australia and even the opening of Abramovich's new night club in Moscow. Steve also joined Darren on extensive acoustic 'duo' tours around the world playing in small theatres, book stores and on TV & Radio shows. In 2011 Steve began working with West End superstar Ramin Karimloo who is best known for his role in Phantom Of The Opera and the lead role in 'Les Miserable'. As his band leader Steve managed & orchestrated musicians all over the world to perform Country Acoustic versions of Ramin's best known West End hits. Tours included South Korea, UK & USA. Since 2014 Steve has been writing and releasing his own music and with three albums out plus fans all over the world his songs have touched the hearts of many. He is currently signed to publishing company Streets Music where his music has featured on adverts and used by Caffe Nero for their in store music. As any sensible musician will know tours come and go and with this in mind Steve began working in the UK as a wedding singer and corporate entertainer (and also a music teacher) to support his career between tours. This has been his full time occupation to date and with the experience and musicianship that only years on the road can teach you his set is delivered with passion, emotion, technical ability and absolute professionalism. With a song list of nearly 400 tracks from old to new, the option to learn that special song just for you, you will have absolutely no doubts that you can book Steve with confidence to make your day perfect.

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Acoustic, Folk, Country, Pop, Covers, Americana, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock
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Steve Young's Song list

74-75 The Connell’s
Sit Down James
500 Miles The Proclaimers
1000 Years Boyce Avenue
A Team Ed Sheeran
Ace Of Spades Lemmy/Motorhead
Always On My Mind Willie Nelson
Alberta Eric Clapton
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
All Summer Long Kid Rock
A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
All My Life Beatles
All my Loving The Beatles
Another Brick in The Wall Pink Floyd
Apologise One Republic
American Pie Don Mclean
Amazed Lonestar
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Babylon David Gray
Basket Case Green Day
Better Together Jack Johnson
Black Magic Woman Fleetwood Mac/Santana
Bitter Sweet Symphony Richard Ashcroft
Blinding Lights. The Weekend
Blowing In The Wind Bob Dylan
Breakfast At Tiffany’s Deep Blue Something
Brown Eye Girl Van Morrison
Believer The Monkees
Be Mine David Grey
Buck Rogers Feeder
Budapest George Ezra
Candy Paulo Nutini
Cannonball Damien Rice
California Phantom Planet
Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis Presley
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Clocks Coldplay
Cotton Fields CCR
Creep Radiohead
Crazy Gnarles Barclay
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dakota Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy
Dancing In the Dark Bruce Springsteen
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Don’t Look Back In Anger Oasis
Dreaming Of You The Coral
Easy The Commodores
Ever Fallen In Love The Buzzcocks
Englishman In New York Sting
Everybody’s Talking Harry Nilsson
Everything Micheal Buble
Fairy Tale In New York The Pogues
Fast Car Tracey Chapman
Father and Son Cat Stevens
Fields Of Gold Sting
Fields of Athenry Traditional
Fill My Little World The Feeling
First Cut is the Deepest Rod Stewart
Folsom Prison Blues Johhny Cash
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Friday I’m In Love The Cure
Freebird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Free Falling Tom Petty
Good Riddance Green Day
Good People Jack Johnson
Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard
Gravity John Mayer
Gravity Embrace
Greatest Day Take That
Green Eyes Coldplay
Grow Old With Me Tom O’Dell
Golden Touch Razorlight
Hand Jive Eric Clapton
Handbags & Gladrags Stereophonics
Half The World Away Oasis
Here Comes The Sun George Harrison
Hero Enrique Eglasias
Hero Family Of The Year
Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
High & Dry Radiohead
Ho Hey Lumineers
Hold Back The River James Bay
Hotel California The Eagles
House of the rising Sun Animals
Horse with no Name Neil Young
How Long Paul Carrick
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
Hush Deep Purple
Human The Killers
I Predict A Riot Kaiser Chiefs
Imagine John Lennon
In The Blood John Mayer
In my life The Beatles
I Feel Fine The Beatles
Is This Love Bob Marley
Iris The Goo-goo Dolls
Irish Rover Traditional/Pogues
Rose Garden Lynn Anderson
I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton
I Want To Hold Your Hand Beatles
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
I’m Yours The Script
It’s Only Natural Crowded House
I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
Jealous Guy John Lennon
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Jumping Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Just Can’t Get Enough Depeche Mode
Key To The Highway Eric Clapton
Kingston Town UB40
Knocking On Heavens Door Eric Clapton
Layla Eric Clapton
Lay Down Sally Eric Clapton
Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
Leaving On A Jet Plane John Denver
Let Her Go Passenger
Let’s Twist Again Chubby Checker
Like Jesus Does Eric Church
Like A Hurricane Neil Young
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Living Next Door To Alice Smokie
Light My Fire The Doors
Lola The Kinks
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Losing My Religion R.E.M
Love of the Common People Boy George
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons
Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
Lucky Man The Verve
Man On The Moon R.E.M
Mad World Gary Jules
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
Marry You Bruno Mars
Mary Had A Little Lamb Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie
Me and Bobby McGee Kris Kristofferson
Message In A Bottle The Police
Mr Bojangles Robbie Williams
Mr Brightside The Killers
Mr Jones Counting Crows
Mr Tambourine Man The Byrds
Mrs Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Mustang Sally Joe Cocker
Must Be Love Madness
My My, Hey Hey Neil Young
My Sweet Lord George Harrison
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Never Tear Us Apart INXS
Not Fade Away The Rolling Stones
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
Nothing Ever Happens Del Amitre
O’ Danny Boy Traditional
Old Love Eric Clapton
Ordinary World Duran Duran
On The Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
One U2
Paint It Black The Rolling Stones
Paranoid Black Sabbath
Patience Guns ‘n’ Roses
Piano Man Billy Joel
Pride and Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan
Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Red Daniel Merriweather
Rip Tide. Vance Joy
Road to Hell Chris Rea
Rocking in the Free World Neil Young
Rocks Primal Scream
Romeo & Juliet Dire Straits
Rule the World Take That
Run SnowPatrol
Runaround Sue Dion
Running On Faith Eric Clapton
Running to Stand Still U2
Sail Away David Gray
Save Tonight Eagle Eye Cherry
Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
Shine Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Smile Like You Mean It The Killers
Something To Me Paul Weller
Space Oddity David Bowie
Stand By Me Ben E King
Stay With Me Sam Smith
Stitches Shawn Mendes
Starman David Bowie
Still Got The Blues Gary Moore/Eric Clapton
Streets Of London Ralph McTell
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Summer Of 69 Brian Adams
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Sweet Child o Mine Gun’s & Roses
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Sknyrd
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Stuck In The Middle Stealers Wheels
Redemption Song Bob Marley
Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
Taking it Easy The Eagles
Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver
Take Your Mama The Scissor Sisters
Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton
Teenage Kicks Undertones
Tenerife Sea Ed Sheeran
Times Like These Foo Fighters
That’s alright Mama Elvis Presley
The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
The Breeze. Eric Clapton/JJ Cale
The Joker Steve Winwood
The Parting Glass Irish Traditional
The Thrill Has Gone BB King
The Importance Of Being Idle Oasis
There She Goes The La’s
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Three Times A Lady Lionel Richie
This Years Love David Grey
To Be With You Mr Big
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad Meatloaf
Under The Bridge Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Use Somebody The Kings Of Leon
Valerie The Zutons
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Walking In Memphis Mark Cohn
Wake Me Up Avicii
Watermelon Sugar. Harry Styles
Weather With You Crowded House
With Or Without You U2
What’s Up Four Non Blondes
Wherever You Will Go The Calling
Whiskey in a Jar Thin Lizzy
While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison
White Xmas Sex Pistols
Why Worry Dire Straits
Wonderwall Oasis
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Yellow Cold Play
You and Me Song Wannadies
You’re All I Have Snow Patrol
Your Song Elton John
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The songs are sang with emotion and style. Because I am foremost a guitarist by trade the songs have a technical level that most pub/wedding singers are unable to achieve. I am very good at reading the crowd and playing the right songs without long gaps or iPad flicking - I have over 200 songs committed to memory

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list as I play over 200 shows a year but if you want some fancy names I've played at The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley, Royal Festival Hall and many venues in UK, EU, Australia, America, Canada, Russia

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have been playing guitar since 1988 when I first saw Pink Floyd at Wembley. Others include Eric Clapton, Ed Sheeran, The Eagles, Muse, Michael Kiwanuka, Johhny Cash, U2, and about a million other artists I've absorbed over the years

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

I played in a band with Darren Hayes for 5 years - he was the singer from Aussie Duo 'Savage Garden' - during 3 world tours we played some of the most amazing venues you could imagine, TV shows, Radio shows, Major Events etc...

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, my main act is Solo Acoustic Guitar with Vocals. I use a few effects so my act actually sounds like Guitar x 2, Vocal x 2, Bass Guitar & Beats (all played from one guitar). Other options Guitar & Violin a a very unique combination. Full band options are available

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

depends how drastically they change and whether I have taken other bookings before or after your event. Just get in touch ASAP if anything changes

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

Yes no problem, DJ service is NOT provided

How much time do you need to set up?

For the Solo/Duo option about 30mins For the band up to 1.5 hours

Can you roam around while you perform?

No sorry

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

Yes, you are welcome to pick out your favourites and I'll add them in where I can

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes - if given enough time and the song is appropriate to play on guitar and vocal

Steve Young's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£438
Up to 2 hours£438
Up to 3 hours£470
Steve Young (Pub) SOLO2 musicians
For all pubs/clubs & restaurants I offer a discount service for repeat or block bookings. Based on 2 x 45's you will receive all the trimmings of a premium paying event but at a more realistic price
Steve Young DUO2 musicians
All the fantastic songs from the solo act but with the added twist of a fiddle player. Sweet Child Of Mine has never sounded so crazy!!
Steve Young BAND2 musicians
The band option comes in many formats to suit your event e.g. Guitar, Bass & Percussion (acoustic - no drum kit) Guitar, Bass, Drums (acoustic but more rocking' Guitar, Violin, Bass, Drums (full lime up) PRICES VARY SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
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Steve Young's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Morris F
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Steve and Jade’s performance was top quality. Everyone at our party commented on how good the music was. Would thoroughly recommend them.

Peter H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely terrific. Really professional Read the mood in the room perfectly and kept guests from 7 to 84 years old very happy. A star.

Jasmine S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

They say some things happen for a reason and I think our first musician cancelling might have been one of them as I cannot imagine anything better than you two performing. Walking down the aisle to sweet child of mine was one of highlights of my wedding so thank you for making that happen. You are very talented! All the guests thought you were awesome! Thank you again for helping our day be so wonderful :)

Luisa F
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great great great Such a great blend of music for all ages and styles Everyone had such an enjoyable afternoon the music got everyone together Thank you

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From other customers:

Allison J
3 years ago, for a Wedding in High Rocks Ln
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5 out of 5

Thanks Steve for performing at our wedding. You were a hit with us and our guests who have commented positively since about your performance. Big thanks for letting us request a few songs not on your list. You really added a special touch to our day.

Mary G
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Bury Lodge
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5 out of 5

Steve was excellent and just as expected. A good selection of music very well performed, which we and our guests really enjoyed.

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