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Ward Smith

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Our members have performed on BBC Live Lounge and for artists including Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding and Emile Sande.
Acoustic band
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Blending captivating female vocals with expert musicianship, this band regularly delights clients with their unique, thoughtfully arranged acoustic covers. Offering an eclectic mix of pop/rock/soul and jazz they can cater to a wide range of tastes and audiences. Sharing a wealth of industry experience, as session musicians they have performed on shows such as BBC Radio One Live Lounge and with artists such as Jess Glynne and Ellie Goulding. As a duo they have performed for HRH Prince Charles and have entertained companies ranging from Microsoft to BMW. With a unique level of versatility this band can deliver everything from background jazz in Mayfair members clubs to retro 90s floor fillers in Shoreditch. Their authentic acoustic performances span popular hits from artists including Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, Frank Sinatra , Carole King, Jack Johnson and Elton John. Looking for a bigger sound? Additional members can be added the line-up as and when you please. Larger line-ups can provide while still retaining the same “live lounge”/acoustic feel or switch to a fully electric line-up to deliver a high energy performance.

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Lindsey M
5 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for singing at my wedding, you were amazing. The two most common comments of the day were , I love your wedding dress and the singer is brilliant, wonderful, amazing. will be using you again at any future opportunity and shall recommend you also xx

Daisy B
8 years ago

Vic was an absolute pleasure to work with, she was friendly, professional and well-prepared and gave every confidence that things would run smoothly - which they did! The performance was fab, just the right vibe and really helped to make the afternoon so fun and upbeat. I'd highly recommend you - thank you guys!

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Ward Smith's Song list

Wildest Moments – Jessie Ware
At Last – Etta James
Carry Me Home – Jorja Smith
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Yellow – Coldplay
All of Me – John Legend
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Dancing On My Own – Callum Scott
What a Wonderful World – Nat King Cole
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Gone – Lianne Le Havas
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
King – Years & Years (Live Loung Style Version)
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Royals – Lorde
Next Year – Foo Fighters
Wings – Birdie
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Amazed - Lonestar
Rewrite The Stars – The Greatest Showman (live lounge chilled version)
The Luckiest – Ben Folds Five
Like A Star – Corrine Bailey Rae
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Dream A Little Dream – Mammas and Pappas
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon (live lounge chilled version)
Your Song – Elton John
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Blackbird – The Beatles
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Only Love – Ben Howard
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
Stand By Me – Ben E King
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Like Someone In Love – Bruno Major
Killing Me Softly – Lauryn Hill
All About That Bass – Meaghan Trainor
Cannonball – Damien Rice
I’m Getting Ready – Michael Kiwanuka
Trouble - Coldplay
Cranes In The Sky - Solange
Son of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Another Love – Tom Odell
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
September – Earth, Wind & Fire (Taylor Swift Nashville Cover)
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees // Take That
Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight and The Pips
Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
Hallelujah I Love Him So – Ray Charles
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
High and Dry - Radiohead
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (Midbeat Ward Smith Cover)
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Heal Over – KT Tunstall
Only Us – Dear Evan Hansen
These Are The Days – Jamie Cullum
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
I Gotta Get Through This – Daniel Beddingfield
Diamonds – Rhianna
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
Fire & Rain – James Taylor
Cheek to Cheek – Eva Cassidy
Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder
Umbrella – Rihanna (live lounge chilled version)
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
7 Days – Craig David
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Losing My Religion – REM
Riptide – Vance Joy
Midnight At The Oasis – The Brand New Heavies
Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey rae
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley (Trio or larger only)
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Killing Me Softly – Lauryn Hill
Budapest – George Ezra
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Moondance – Van Halen
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
We’ve Only Just Began – Carole Carpenter
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Next To Me – Emile Sande
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
As – Stevie Wonder // George Michael
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Wonderwall – Oasis
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Crazy – Ceelo Green
Havana – Camila Cabello
Shotgun – George Ezra
Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Faith – George Michael
Kiss – Prince
No Diggity – Blackstreet ft. Teddy
Sing It Back – Moloko
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
You Make My Dream – Daryl Hall & John Oat
Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
My Number - Foals
PYT – Michael Jackson
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
There She Goes – The La’s
Club Tropicana – George Michael
Roar – Katy Perry
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
Stop – Spice Girls
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Upside Down – Dianna Ross
We Found Love – Rhianna
Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Happy – Pharell Williams
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
ABC – The Jackson 5
Ignition – R Kelly
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes (four piece or larger only)
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
I Kissed A Girl – Katie Perry
Stuck in The Middle – Stealers Wheel
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
I Want You Back – Jackson Five
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Price Tag – Jessie J
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
These Words – Natasha Beddingfield
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson Five
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
American Boy – Estelle
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Jazz Repertoire – The songs listed in the repertoire below are only available to clients who have booked us to perform a jazz repertoire for them (available by special request).
Pop Performed in a Jazz/Vintage Style
All About That Bass - Meagan Trainor
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Roar - Katy Perry
Like A Prayer - Madonna
We Don’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Ooops! I Did It Again – Britney Spears
Seven Nation Army – The White Strips
Burn – Ellie Goulding
I Want You Back – Michael Jackson
Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Toxic - Britney Spears
The Thong Song – Cisco
Crazy – Cee Lo Green
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky – Pharell Williams
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n’ Roses
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
High & Dry - Radiohead
Fancy – Iggy Azalea
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
Hard Days Night – Ella Fitzgerald/The Beatles
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
All of Me – John Legend
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
We Found Love – Rihanna
Bank Space – Taylor Swift
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Classic Popular Jazz Hits
Cheek To Cheek - Fred Astaire
Puttin’ On The Ritz – Ella Fitzgerald
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Mean To Me – Sarah Vaughn
All of Me – Billie Holiday
Cry Me A River – July London
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Ella Fitzgerald
At Last - Etta James
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Someone To Watch Over Me – Blossom Dearie
Mac The Knife – Frank Sinatra
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
It’s Only A Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Skies – Fred Astaire
Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
The Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps - Osvaldo Farres
Everytime We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
Feeling Goods – Nina Simone
Let’s Do It – Ella Fitzgerald
Fever – Peggy Lee
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Hallelujah I Love Him So - Ella Fitzgerald
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Sway – Dean Martin // Michael Buble
The Nearness of You – Ella Fitzgerald
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Contemporary Jazz, Blues, Retro Pop & Soul
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Dream A Little Dream - Mamas and Pappas
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Moondance – Van Morrison
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
Heard It Through The Grape Vine – Marvyn Gaye
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
What A Wonderful World – Nat King Cole
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight and The Pips
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Winter Wonderland
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
The Fairytale of New York
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
White Christmas
Santa Baby
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Last Christmas
My Only Wish (This Christmas)
Silent Night

Ward Smith's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£420
Up to 2 hours£550
Up to 3 hours£590
Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party
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