Singing guitarist

Tom Waddington

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Oxfordshire's finest acoustic covers artist. I've played every kind of gig there is to play and I always have something for everyone.
Singing guitarist
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After spending a season working as a musician in the French Alps, I developed a vast repertoire of pub singalong classics. I grew accustomed to getting a crowd on their feet even with their ski boots still on. Its the best feeling being able to make somebody's Wedding or Birthday one to remember. A Huge highlight for me was playing the first Dance to a newly wed couple in Lake Como 2022.

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Tom's Reviews

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Elaine N
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Upper Basildon
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5 out of 5

Hi Tom, Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding! It was fantastic to have you there and you really helped to create a great vibe! We had some really great comments about you! Thanks again!! Elaine x

Alex F
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Lake Como
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5 out of 5

Tom was fantastic from start to finish! We got married along Lake Como in the height of summer. Not only did Tom navigate the logics involved in getting out there, he coped with sweltering heat, long periods of time between songs - he performed our aisle songs live (to perfection may I add, moments you only get once chance at delivering), he also performed a personalised and memorable version of Heroes by D. Bowie for our first dance In the 16:00 sun with no shade, he performed without amplification (hotel issue) for our cocktail hour and was happy to be flexible to any last minute requests to enable the afternoon to flow smoothly. Tom book ended the dancing part of proceedings starting with fantastic set of totally appropriate songs for that stage of the evening getting everyone up dancing and finishing with another personalised acoustic final song to close the night. Tom is not only a tremendously talented musician, but a real gent of a person. He listened to our desires (song choices/alise songs/schedule/first dance/final song) and tailored his content to fit exactly around our day whilst learning new songs too! We couldn't recommend anyone more to make what is already a memorable day, that extra bit special! Thank you, Tom! And see you in a few years to the reunion!

Tom's Song list

Big Hitters!!
I’m a Believer –the monkees
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Flowers - Mylie Cryus
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Dakota - Stereophonics
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
Country Road - John Denver
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Valerie - Amy Winehouse / The Zutons
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Don't look back in anger
Older Songs!! (Before 2000)
Aint no sunshine - Bill withers
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Something Stupid - Frank, Nancy sinatra
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Is this Love - Bob Marley
Everybody's talkin' - Harry Nilsson
Blackbird - The Beatles
It’s not Unusual – Tom Jones
You’ve got a friend in me – Randy Newman
High and Dry - Radiohead
Oasis - half the world away
Oasis - She's Electric
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Newer Songs!! (After 2000)
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Yellow - Coldplay
Run - Snow Patrol
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Crazy - Knarles Barkley
Always remember us this way – Lady Gaga

Tom's 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)£75
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£550


First Dance
Customer questions

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

I 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?

yes you can use the PA and aux cable for free

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 45mins to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

My 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, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes that's okay. I'm always keen to learn new songs and grow my set list
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Songwriter, Lyricist
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