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I'm Yours - Jason Mraz (cover performance clip)
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (cover performance clip)
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About Tom Cayton
I'm here to have fun performing for other music lovers. I play all sorts from the last 60 years, covers, originals, mash-ups and requests.
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Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
Acoustic, Originals, Pop, Covers, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Easy listening, Funk, Disco
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy
Songs Arranged By Decade:
Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
The Who - My Generation
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Eurhythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Guns ‘n’ Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Tom Petty - Free Fallin
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Radiohead - Creep
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Robbie Williams - Angels
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Artic Monkeys - Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Biffy Clyro - Machines
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
Blink 182 - I Miss You
Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape
Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Damien Rice - Coconut Skins
Damien Rice - Delicate
Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
Frank Turner - Photosynthesis
Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Green Day - Holiday
Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
Green Day - Whatsername
Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Mayer - Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
Joshua Radin - Rather Be With You
Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me
Newton Faulkner - Feels Like Home
Newton Faulkner - I'm Not Giving Up Yet
Newton Faulkner - People Should Smile More
Newton Faulkner - Teardrop
Nickelback - Rockstar
Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle
Paulo Nutini - New Shoes
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Rise Against - Swing Life Away
Scouting For Girls - She's So Lovely
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - Run
Tenacious D - Kickapoo
Tenacious D - Tribute
The Fray - How To Save A Life
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
The Killers - When You Were Young
The View - Same Jeans
The White Stripes - Sweet Nation Army
Alex Clare - Too Close
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
John Mayer - Something Like Olivia
Mumford And Sons - The Cave
Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man
Passenger - Keep On Walking
Passenger - Let Her Go
Flying (She Makes Me)
Just Wake Up
Roll Over and Die
Song For You
The Man I Knew
Top Of The World
What do your clients love most about your performances?
My energy, personality and unique playing style. I've also been complimented on my vocal technique and original mash-ups.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I've performed at far too many venues to list here but most notably I've performed at: The Derngate, The Deco, Moulton Theatre, The Black Prince (supporting Beans On Toast), The Half Moon in Putney (famous for hosting U2, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, The Who and more), The Roadmender, Northampton Festival, Wellingborough Festival and The Picturedrome.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Too many to mention. I'm currently listening to Lawrence as I type this (an American Jazz/Funk band who deserve much more attention) but my main vocal influences are: Frank Turner Passenger Damien Rice Jack Johnson Jason Mraz Muse And my guitar influences are: Newton Faulkner John Mayer Joe Robinson Tommy Emmanuel Green Day Muse
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Either the time I supported Beans On Toast at the Black Prince in Northampton or when I played at an upcoming artists night at the Half Moon in Putney. The Half Moon is famous for hosting many of the biggest artists of all time including the Rolling Stones, U2, Kate Bush and The Who so it was an honour to be asked to play there.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I'm happy to be flexible and if I'm able to accommodate the changes, I will. Just let me know what you need.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Of course. I'm not much of a DJ but I'm a pro with playing Spotify playlists on my phone! If you've got a specific playlist or something, I'd be happy to put this on.
How much time do you need to set up?
I can get set up in about 15 minutes but ideally, 30-60 minutes is preferred to ensure I've got time to sound check and make it a great night.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Feel free. I do put a lot of work in organising my set lists to try to make the songs flow together but if there are requests or particular songs you want to hear at particular times, that can be arranged.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I do. If you've got the gear already set up at the venue, I'm happy to discuss a discount (as it saves me a lot of time and effort) but otherwise, everything that is necessary for me to play the gig is included in the costs.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
I'm happy to take up to three requests before the date to ensure I've got time to get it sounding good. I can learn more than three but I do charge for this depending on how many songs you'd like. Alternatively, I'm can take requests whilst performing but I can't promise I'll know the song or do good job of it (though it's always funny when I do mess up).
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£50|
|Up to 1 hour||£150|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|