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Tara Simms

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About Tara

Guitarist
Leicester
Public liability insurance of £1 million
I play a great mix of acoustic covers - everything from Bon Jovi to Ed Sheeran. Performing all over the UK at weddings and corporate events.

Tara brings with her a wealth of experience as a performer - appearing with numerous show and tribute bands over the last 15 years in the UK and Internationally. Tara performs both solo and as one half of acoustic duo Union Avenue, utilising her vocal and guitar skills to deliver both ‘Live Lounge’ style sets and full electric party sets with quality backing tracks for audiences throughout the UK. Covering popular songs from the 50‘s to present day - everything from The Beatles to Bon Jovi and all the way to Ed Sheeran. Sets can be tailored for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, wedding or corporate event. Tara loves to involve her audience, using her warm and humorous style to ensure everyone becomes a vital part of the night's entertainment!

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 with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Tribute, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Power rock
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Instruments:
Guitar
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

4 Non Blondes - What’s Up? (Acoustic)
9-5 - Dolly Parton (Acoustic & Electric)
ABBA - Mamma Mia (Acoustic & Electric)
ABBA - Dancing Queen (Acoustic & Electric)
Adele - Hello (Acoustic)
Alanis Morrisette - Ironic (Acoustic & Electric)
Alanis Morrsiette - Hand in Pocket (Acoustic)
Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Acoustic)
Bad Company - Can’t Get Enough (Electric)
Bangles - Manic Monday (Acoustic & Electric)
Beatles - Hey Jude (Acoustic & Electric)
Beatles - Let it Be (Acoustic)
Beatles - Saw her Standing There (Acoustic & Electric)
Beatles - Twist and Shout (Acoustic)
Beatles - I Feel Fine (Acoustic)
Bee Gees - Nights on Broadway (Electric)
Ben E King - Stand By Me (Acoustic)
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (Acoustic)
Billy Idol - Mony Mony (Electric)
Billy Joel - Piano Man (Acoustic)
Black Crowes /Otis Redding - Hard To Handle (Electric)
Bob Marley - No Woman No cry (Acoustic)
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Electric)
Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer (Acoustic & Electric)
Bon Jovi - Wanted dead or Alive (Acoustic & Electric)
Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses (Electric)
Bon Jovi - It’s My Life (Electric)
Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory (Acoustic)
Bon Jovi - Always (Acoustic & Electric)
Bruno Mars - Marry You (Acoustic)
Bryan Adams - Summer of ’69 (Acoustic & Electric)
Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star (Electric)
Carly Simon - You’re So Vain (Acoustic)
Cher - Jesse James (Acoustic)
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time (Electric)
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Acoustic)
Commitments - Mustang Sally (Acoustic & Electric)
Creedance Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (Acoustic)
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (Acoustic & Electric)
David Bowie - Space Oddity (Acoustic)
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (Acoustic & Electric)
Dolly Parton - Jolene (Acoustic)
Don McLean - American Pie (Acoustic)
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man (Acoustic & Electric)
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (Acoustic)
Elton John - Rocket Man (Acoustic)
Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff (Electric)
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight (Acoustic & Electric)
Eva Cassidy - Songbird (Acoustic)
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way (Acoustic & Electric)
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies (Acoustic)
Foo Fighters - My Hero (Acoustic)
Foo Fighters - Times Like These (Acoustic)
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (Acoustic)
Free - Alright Now (Electric)
George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Acoustic)
Gloria Gaynor - I will Survive (Acoustic & Electric)
Green Day - Good Riddance ( Time of your Life) (Acoustic)
Guns n Roses - Sweet child O Mine (Acoustic & Electric)
Hall & Oates - Maneater (Acoustic & Electric)
Heart - Alone (Acoustic & Electric)
Hozier - Take Me To Church (Acoustic & Electric)
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart (Acoustic & Electric)
Jam - Town Called Malice (Acoustic & Electric)
Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz (Acoustic)
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining (Acoustic & Electric)
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Electric)
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock n’ Roll (Electric)
Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory (Acoustic)
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (Acoustic)
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’ (Acoustic & Electric)
Journey - Anyway You Want It (Electric)
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot (Acoustic)
The Killers - Somebody Told Me (Acoustic)
The Killers - Mr Brightside (Acoustic & Electric)
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (Acoustic)
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (Acoustic)
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (Acoustic & Electric)
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Acoustic)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Acoustic)
Lady Gaga - You and I (Acoustic)
Lady Gaga - Edge of Glory (Acoustic)
The Lumineers - Ho Hey (Acoustic)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (Acoustic & Electric)
Madonna - Like a Virgin (Electric)
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing in the Street (Electric)
Meredith Brooks - Bitch (Acoustic)
The Monkees - Daydream Believer (Acoustic)
The Monkees - I’m a Believer (Electric)
Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait (Acoustic)
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn (Acoustic)
Oasis - Don’t Look Back in Anger (Acoustic & Electric)
Oasis - Champagne Supernova (Acoustic)
Pink - Who Knew (Acoustic & Electric)
Pink - Just Like a Pill (Acoustic & Electric)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Acoustic)
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn (Acoustic)
The Pretenders - Don’t Get Me Wrong (Acoustic)
The Pretenders - 2000 Miles (Acoustic)
Prince - Purple Rain (Acoustic & Electric)
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now (Acoustic & Electric)
Razorlite - Golden Touch (Acoustic)
Robbie Williams - Angels (Acoustic)
Rod Stewart - Maggie May (Acoustic)
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (Acoustic & Electric)
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold (Acoustic)
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama (Acoustic)
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do (Acoustic)
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (Acoustic & Electric)
Starship - We Built This City on Rock and Roll (Electric)
Status Quo - Rockin’ All Over The World (Electric)
Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags (Acoustic)
Stereophonics - Dakota (Acoustic)
Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble (Acoustic)
Tiffany - I Think We’re Alone Now (Acoustic & Electric)
Tina Turner - Proud Mary (Acoustic & Electric)
Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits (Electric)
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It (Electric)
Tina Turner - Simply the Best (Acoustic & Electric)
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl (Acoustic)
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag (Acoustic & Electric)
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again (Acoustic & Electric)
The Zutons - Valerie (Acoustic)

Reviews

From customers:

Louisa’s P, 2 years ago

Tara continues to be a real draw for the crowd at Louisa’s, she delivers a high energy performance every time and has the whole place rocking from start to finish!

L.Lowe, 4 years ago

Tara played for both our wedding ceremony and evening reception, for the ceremony she gave a really heartfelt acoustic performance and in the evening she had everyone on their feet and singing along