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William Sidney Smith

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Versatile,strong voice performing a huge array of covers - pop/rock, swing, MT, soul, - everything! Looking for gigs around the South East
Tunbridge Wells

Will is a singer/songwriter from Tunbridge Wells in England who plays guitar and keyboards. He began singing professionally when he was just 14 years old. Since then he has performed on the West End as a Drag Queen and performed in show teams in Greece, the Canary Islands and of course the UK. Will has an impressive catalogue of songs and has been playing gigs around Kent and in London for almost 10 years. Will also plays many private events and regular gigs where he plays all sorts of music from Oasis, Stevie Wonder, Queen and ABBA. Not just a one trick pony! Will graduated Falmouth University with a First Class Degree in Music Technology and has since used the skills he has cultivated to work as a sound technician, a music producer and a composer for film and tv! He loves entertaining people of all ages and singing popular songs that everyone can have a great sing-along to! He also loves to develop great connections with his audience and clients - feeling that this is probably the most important part of his. Will has entertained crowds within every possible age range, so he'll always have something in his arsenal to win anyone over - which makes him the perfect candidate for any event! Not only this but he possesses the wonderful ability of blending in to the background with soft soothing tunes if the occasion calls for a more laid back vibe. His vocal sound is quite unique, but resembles a mixture of George Ezra, Otis Reading and Shawn Mendes. Music is everything to Will, and performing is his biggest love, which you will absolutely see when witnessing him live. No matter what, he will always give his 100% and make sure everyone feels incredibly satisfied with their night! In an interview for The GL Giles Files Donna Destri (singer and ex Blondie backing vocalist) said “I really think that I have a sixth sense sometimes about people… because I think that I can really predict when someone will be hugely famous. I said it about Debbie Harry... I feel the same thing about Will Sid Smith. For someone so young, he writes and sings with a passion, maturity and sincerity that would be common in someone far beyond his age, and I think he’s going to be a pop sensation.”

William's Reviews

From customers:

Donna B
13 years ago

'He's just got that "it" factor in much the same way as Debbie had it many years ago'

Red M
11 years ago

'Like John Mayer but more fun and a little less world-weary'

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William's Song list

Dancing Queen - ABBA
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Waterloo - ABBA
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Voulez Vous - ABBA
Lay All Your Love On Me - ABBA
Super Trouper - ABBA
Thank You For The Music - ABBA
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Hello - Adele
Daydreamer - Adele
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Hometown Glory - Adele
Crazy For You - Adele
Turning Tables - Adele
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Water Under the Bridge - Adele
When We Were Young - Adele
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Take On Me - A-HA!
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Pure Shores - All Saints
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Knew you Were Waiting - Aretha Franklin and George Michael
Wake Me Up - Avicci
Don't Rain On My Parade - Barbara Streisand
Boogie Wonderland - Bee Gees
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Let It Be - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles
Irreplaceable - Beyoncé
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Listen - Beyoncé
If I Were A Boy - Beyoncé
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Re: Stacks - Bon Iver
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Count On Me - Bruno Mars
Grenade Bruno - Bruno Mars
Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Maybe This Time - Cabaret
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen
I Really Like You - Carly Rae-Jepsen
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Attention - Charlie Puth
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Paris - The Chainsmokers
All That Jazz - Chicago
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Oxygen - Colbie Caillat
The Scientist - Coldplay
Fix You - Coldplay
In My Place - Coldplay
Magic - Coldplay
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay
Paradise - Coldplay
Trouble - Coldplay
Shiver - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Like A Star - Corrine Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrel
Cannonball - Damien Rice
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
Delicate - Damien Rice
Elephant - Damien Rice
9 Crimes - Damien Rice
If You're Not the One - Daniel Bedingfield
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Starman - David Bowie
White Flag - Dido
Save The Last Dance - The Drifters
Rio- Duran Duran
Girls On Film - Duran Duran
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Cry Me a River - Ella Fitzgerald
Rocket Man - Elton John
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
More Than Words - Extreme
High - Feeder
Feeling A Moment - Feeder
Just A Day - Feeder
Tumble and Fall - Feeder
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Oh What A Night - The Four Seasons
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Have You Met Miss Jones - Frank Sinatra
Grease - Franki Valli
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Faith - George Michael
Careless Whisper - George Michael
You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Summer Nights - Grease
We Go Together - Grease
Come Alive - The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Show - The Greatest Showman
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
Starving - Hailee Steinfield
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Let It Go - Idina Menzel
ABC - Jackson 5
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Blame it On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Imagine - John Lenon
Free Fallin' - John Mayer
Your body Is A Wonderland - John Mayer
Gravity - John Mayer
In Your Atmosphere - John Mayer
My Stupid Mouth - John Mayer
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Firework - Katy Perry
Thinking Of You - Katy Perry
Roar - Katy Perry
Last Friday Night - Katy Perry
Hot 'N Cold - Katy Perry
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Wide Awake - Katy Perry
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Ur So Gay - Katy Perry
Come On Eileen - Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Human - The Killers
When You Were Young - The Killers
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Applause - Lady Gaga
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
You and I - Lady Gaga
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Crazy For You - Madonna
La Isla bonita - Madonna
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Sugar - Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
This Love - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Steal Your Rock n' Roll - Memphis
Music of My Soul - Memphis
Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
Lost - Michael Bublé
Everything - Michael Bublé
Home - Michael Bublé
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Tiger Feet - Mud
Dynamite - Mud
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
These Words - Natasha Bedingfiled
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Humble Me - Norah Jones
Chasing Pirates - Norah Jones
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Those Sweet Words - Norah Jones
Be Here To Love Me - Norah Jones
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Like a Bird - Nelly Furtado
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Stop Cryin' Your Heart Out - Oasis
Half The World Away - Oasis
Love Train - The O'Jays
Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Oklahoma
Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Reading
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Fever - Peggy Lee
Big Spender - Peggy Lee
Happy - Pharrell Williams
One Vision - Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
I Want To Break Free - Queen
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
You're My Best Friend - Queen
Radio Ga Ga - Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
Show Must Go On - Queen
Somebody To Love - Queen
It's a Kind of Magic - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
We Will Rock You - Queen
We Are The Champions - Queen
Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen
High and Dry - Radiohead
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead
Mess Around - Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Seasons of Love - Rent
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Together Forever - Rick Astley
Angel - Robbie Williams
Somethin' Stupid - Robbie Williams
Feel - Robbie Williams
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Knock on Wood - Seal
History Repeating - Shirley Bassey
All Star - Smash Mouth
I'm a Believer - The Monkees/Smash Mouth
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
True - Spandau Ballet
Gold - Spandau Ballet
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Spice Up Your Life - Spice Girls
Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Patience - Take That
Shine - Take That
Back For Good - Take That
Relight My Fire - Take That
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
White Horse - Taylor Swift
Style - Taylor Swift
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
Fearless - Taylor Swift
We Are Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
Get Ready - The Temptations
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
I Love To Boogie - T Rex
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston
Moondance - Van Morrison
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Somebody Else - 1975

William'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£350


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Customer questions

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

Flexibility is something I pride myself on so it would not be a bother depending on the time until performance .

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

Yes, a laptop, ipod or Ipad will be available to play music between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 minutes is a suitable amount of time to set up guitar, vocals and laptop.

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

Absolutely! I have an extensive repertoire of songs to choose from so please feel free to pick your own sets from the song list - also I am always open to learning new songs given that there is ample time until the performance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. All of my equipment is PAT Tested and ready for public use as well.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course! The best part about this work is learning new songs. Please let me know any suggestions you may have so I can make your experience as enjoyable as possible.
Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Motown, Top 40, Pop rock, Glam rock, Synth rock, Britpop, Indie
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Ableton Live, Live looping
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