Wayne Warnock

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Wayne is a seasoned musician, with a wealth of experience gained from years of performance
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My love and passion for music has led to me being a working and gigging musician for over 20 years from performing regularly in Jazz duos, trios and quartets around Leeds when I was a music student, to performing in covers bands playing every style of music imaginable; rock, pop, blues, funk, R'n'B, country, rock'n'roll, reggae, etc. My love and passion for music has also led me into teaching music and I regularly teach private music lessons as well as being a lecturer and Head of BA in Music Performance at Liverpool Media Academy. Having worked as a solo artist for a number of years, I am able to suit my set of songs to the audience, I have a wide and varied set of music from 1950's to modern day pop songs and everything in between. I am very professional in my business and if you book me for your; event, function, wedding, celebration , etc, then you will not be disappointed. Any questions or queries, then please feel free to contact me. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Wayne.

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Wayne's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jackie W
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic. Everyone old and my young including my fussy daughter thought he was fab. He made the party successful.

Reply from Wayne
11 months ago

Thank you Jackie. A lovely party and guests. Please don't hesitate to book me again.

Amanda S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Despite some confusion around the venue (down to us, not Wayne), the evening was a huge success - being talked about a lot by our guests. Everyone had a great time. Wayne was such a nice guy, so talented, a lovely voice and he kept everyone engaged. He created just the atmosphere we were after with great songs, played and sung so well. We would recommend him unreservedly to anyone wanting to put on a memorable event.

Reply from Wayne
11 months ago

Thank you so much Amanda and Fred, it was lovely day at an idylic location. Great to meet you and Fred and thank you for the hospitality you showed me. Take care, best wishes, Wayne.

Kevin H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Wayne was so good and awesome singer. He help our day be so special I would highly recommend him and would book him again immediately.

Reply from Wayne
1 year ago

Thank yo so much Kevin, it was a special evening , lovely venue and friendly people.

Carol A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic had a really small wedding in gretna green. Wayne from the start of booking him to the end performance i have to say was so professional and went out of his way to make the evening entertainment very special. I would give Wayne 10/10 for singing and entertainment quality. Thank you so much everyone thought you were amazing xxx

Reply from Wayne
1 year ago

Thank you so much Carol and Mark, for your hospitality, friendliness and it was an absolute pleasure playing at your wedding. Take care guys. X

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From other customers:

Stephanie P
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Ormskirk L39 3AD
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5 out of 5

Wayne was absolutely awesome all night. Not a bad song played and very professional,. Would recommend to any one

Lisa L
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Childwall
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5 out of 5

We hired Wayne for a long awaited 50th birthday party. We were apprehensive about hiring live music to play within a marquee situated in a garden. Wow!!!! Wayne was fantastic! He held the crowd from 16-80 years old. He kept the dance floor filled from the onset. Kept the entire crowd entertained. Amazing! Totally recommend Wayne for all events and look forward to hiring him again in the not so distant future.

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Wayne's Song list

(1950’s - Present Day)
Let’s Dance - (Chris Rea)
Handle With Care - (Travelling Willbury’s)
How Long - (Paul Carrack)
Maggie May - (Rod Stewart)
Dakota - (The Stereophonics)
Budapest - (George Ezra)
Price Tag - (Jessie Jay)
Valerie - (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
September - (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Sit Down - (James)
Mustang Sally - (Wilson Pickett)
You Got It - (Roy Orbison)
Hotel California - (The Eagles)
Runaround Sue - (Dion)
Have A Nice Day - (The Stereophonics)
Bad Moon Rising - (Creedence Clearwater)
Whiskey In The Jar - (Thin Lizzy)
Sweet Caroline - (Neil Diamond)
Stuck In The Middle - (Steeler’s Wheels)
I’m A Believer - (The Monkeys)
Daydream Believer - G (The Monkeys)
Hard To Handle - (The Black Crowes)
A Town Called Malice - (The Jam)
Use Somebody - (Kings Of Leon)
Still Got The Blues - (Gary Moore)
Can’t Stop The Feeling - (Justin Timberlake)
500 Miles - (The Proclaimers)
Lay Lady Lay - (Bob Dylan)
Big Girls (You Are Beautiful) - (Mika)
Country Roads - (John Denver)
Could You be Loved - (Bob Marley)
Three Little birds - (Bob Marley)
Brown Eyed Girl - (Van Morrisson)
Haven't Met You Yet - (Michael Buble)
Before You Accuse Me - (Eric Clapton)
Dance The Night Away - (The Mavericks)
Johnny B.Goode - (Chuck Berry)
Proud Mary - (Creedence Clearwater)
Midnight Hour - (Wilson Pickett)
Blame It On Me - (George Ezra)
Human - (The Killers)
Uptown Funk - (Mark Ronson)
Happy - (Pharrell Williams)
Forget You - (Cee Lo Green)
Oh Boy - (Buddy Holly)
I Saw Her Standing There - (The Beatles)
Can’t Buy Me Love - (The Beatles)
Let It Be - (The Beatles)
Hey Jude - (The Beatles)
Twist And Shout - (The Beatles)
Come On Ev’ry Body - (Eddie Cochran)
Angel Of Harlem - (U2)
The Boys Are Back In Town - (Thin Lizzy)
Another Brick In The Wall - (Pink Floyd)
Sweet Home Alabama - (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Comfortably Numb - (Pink Floyd)
Keep On Running - (Spencer Davis Group)
Pretty Woman - (Roy Orbison)
She's Electric - (Oasis)
Don’t Look Back In Anger - (Oasis)
Wonderwall - (Oasis)
Raspberry Beret - (Prince)
Watermelon Sugar - (Harry Styles)
Rockin' All Over The World - (Status Quo)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - (Queen)
Sit Down - (James)
Shotgun - (George Ezra)
Customer questions

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

No problem, I always try to be flexible and realise that events especially weddings, do not always run to schedule.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

30 - 45 minutes

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If given enough notice I am happy to learn a song that I do not have in my setlist.
Pop, Covers, Vintage, Top 40, Motown, Soul, R&B, Americana, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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