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About Zac

Available throughout the UK as a solo performer with acoustic guitar/vocals, or with three piece band (Kid At The Back) or acoustic duo.
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Zac Whitaker Is a singer/songwriter and performer of popular music originally hailing from Islington, North London. He is a highly accomplished performer of popular covers either solo or in numerous bands for the function and corporate market but also performs his own music and works with up and coming and already established artists on their material Having spent a great deal of his music career since 1998 in the background; being employed as a session musician for the likes of Craig David, Damage, Alesha Dixon, he is now performing as a solo artist and gigs extensively throughout the UK . Zac provides the right music for whichever event he is booked to play, whether that be performing the best cover versions from all era's in the function market, his own material in the original market or working with other artists on their material; absolute quality and professionalism is guaranteed.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
4th Encoreversary
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Booked for 25 Encore gigs!
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Motown, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Alternative rock, R&B, Soul, Funk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Live looping, Composition teaching, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

50's and 60's
• Stand By Me- Ben E King
• Let It Be- The Beatles
• That'll Be The Day- Buddy Holly
• Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis
• My Generation- The Who
• Don’t Let Me Down- The Beatles
• Foxy Lady- Jimi Hendrix
• When Your Strange- The Doors
• Come Together- The Beatles
• Good Times- Sam Cooke
• Suspicious Minds- Elvis
• Not Fade Away- Rolling Stones
• Can’t Buy Me Love- The Beatles
• Nowhere Man- The Beatles
• Mrs Robinson- Simon & Garfunkel
• Sympathy For The Devil- Rolling Stones
• Paint It Black- Rolling Stones
• Lola- The Kinks
• American Pie- Don Maclean
• All Along The Watchtower- Bob Dylan
• Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
• Blackbird- The Beatles
• Hey Jude- The Beatles
• Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations
• Daydream Believer- The Monkees
• Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond
70's and 80's
• Bad Moon Rising- Credence
• Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
• Suspicious Minds- Elvis
• Roxanne- The Police
• Free Falling- Tom Petty
• Sweet Home Alabama- Lynrd Skynrd
• Thats Entertainment- The Jam
• Starman- David Bowie
• Long Train Running- Doobie Brothers
• Superstition- Stevie Wonder
• Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
• Message In A Bottle- The Police
• Summer Of 69- Bryan Adams
• Get It On- Marc Bolan
• We Will Rock You- Queen
• Hotel California- The Eagles
• Lets Dance- David Bowie
• Crocodile Rock- Elton John
• Message In A Bottle- The Police
• A Town Called Malice- The Jam
• Sweet Dreams- Eurhythmics
• Walking On Sunshine- Katrina & The Waves
• Kiss- Prince
• Faith- George Michael
• 500 Miles- The Proclaimers
• Mad World- Tears For Fears
• Rock With You- Michael Jackson
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
• Stuck In The Middle With You- Steelers Wheel
• Easy Like Sunday Morning-The Commodores
• Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
• Redemption Song- Bob Marley
• Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
• Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
• Piano Man- Billy Joel
• Proud Mary- Tina Turner
• Lets Stay Together- Al Green
• Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
• Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
• Somebody To Love- Queen
• Country Roads- John Denver
90's, 00's, Present
• God Put A Smile On Your Face- Coldplay
• She's Electric- Oasis
• Breath- The Prodigy
• James- Sit Down
• Angels- Robbie Williams
• Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
• Common People- Pulp
• Breakfast At Tiffany's- Deep Blue Something
• Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
• Cannonball- Damien Rice
• Sweet Child of Mine- Guns ‘N’ Roses
• Relight My Fire- Take That
• Space Cowboy- Jamiriquoi
• Back For Good- Take That
• Valerie- The Zutons
• Place Your Hands- Reef
• Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
• Seven Nation Army- White Stripes
• Wonderwall- Oasis
• Don’t Look Back In Anger- Oasis
• Champagne Supernova- Oasis
• Mr Brightside- The Killers
• Yellow- Coldplay
• Umbrella- Rihanna
• Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye
• Wake Me Up- Alloe Blacc
• Human- The Killers
• Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
• Blame It On Me- George Ezra
• Hold Back The River- James Bay
• Little Lion Man- Mumford & Sons
• Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran
• Cant Feel My Face- The Weekend
• Human- Rag 'N' Bone Man
• Ho Hey- The Lumineers
• Leave a Light On- Tom Walker
• All Of Me- John Legend
• Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran
• No Diggity- Blackstreet
• Shotgun- George Ezra
• Not The Only One- Sam Smith
• Lego House- Ed Sheeran
• She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
• Forget You- Cee-Lo Green
• Dont- Ed Sheeran
• These Days- Jess Glynn
• Dancing In The Moonlight- Toploader
• Times Like These- Foo Fighters
• Somebody Told Me- The Killers
• The Cave- Mumford & Sons
• I Need A Dollar- Aloe Blacc
• Perfect- Ed Sheeran
• Photograph- Ed Sheeran
• Have A Nice Day- Stereophonics
• Time Of Your Life- Green Day
• Get Lucky- Daft Punk
• Let Her Go- Passenger
• Best Of You- Foo Fighters
• Last Night- The Strokes
• Breath Life- Jack Garrett
• Better Together- Jack Johnson
• Best Day Of My Life- American Authors
• Dynamite- Taio Cruz
• Counting Stars- One Republic
• Hey Ya!- Outkast
• Rip Tide- Vance Joy
• The Man Who Cant Be Moved- The Script
• You and I- Tom Walker
• Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
• Stitches- Shawn Mendes
• Giant- Rag 'N' Bone Man
• We Cant Stop- Miley Cyrus
• Cant Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake
• A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
• She's So Lovely- Scouting For Girls
• Uptown Funk- Mark Ronson
• Castle on the Hill- Ed Sheeran
• Shallow- Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
• Dance Monkey- Tones & I
In addition to the above list I am also happy to learn specific songs for events such as 'First Dances' for weddings so please just ask if you do not see a song listed that you particularly want played.
Customer questions

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

A standard evening booking is between 7pm and midnight so any changes within those hours are no problem at all. If there is any change to the 7pm start time then please speak to me as I may be able to accommodate but it will depend on other commitments. I will always be flexible where possible though :)

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

Absolutely, this is all part of the service. Just let me know your tastes and I will happily create bespoke playlists for you prior to the event too.

How much time do you need to set up?

For my solo acoustic act I will always allow 60 minutes in total; From unloading the car to being ready to play.

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

You are more than welcome to pick songs from the set list however I find it is always best to just let me know the kind of music that you and your guests like and let me build a set to suit, this will give the performance a more natural feel.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, all audio equipment and basic lights for the dance floor.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I can’t learn a complete new set as I wouldn’t have time to do that for every client unfortunately but I will always learn a first dance and happy to do a few extras. Always feel free to ask as I may have played songs recently that are not listed.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients seem to love that I have good energy and a very high standard of performance that engages with an audience. My main attribute is a very high quality vocal performance with many clients commenting on how they were surprised how good the vocals were live and how close the vocal sounded to the online recordings on my profile.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hammersmith Apollo, London Astoria, W14, O2 Academy Islington, O2 Acadamy Birmingham, Union Chapel, Hackney Empire as well as hundreds of private functions in wedding venues, bars, pubs and clubs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder, Reef, Queen, Oasis Otis Redding, Bill Withers, RHCP

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Taubertal Festival, Rotterdam, Germany.


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)£175
Up to 1 hour£295
Up to 2 hours£330
Up to 3 hours£400
Session musician
Available as a Session Musician for recordings either remotely via my own home studio or at a your studio.
Gig Abroad (Europe)
This is a fixed price for performance fee only for 2x60 mins sets and one night away from the UK. All other costs (Accommodation, Flights, Airport Transfers, Equipment hire etc) are in addition to the perfomnce fee and must also be covered by the client.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 60 min performances as dinner is being served or for the evening party..


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Louise R, 9 months ago

A top class professional. Under challenging circumstances, Zac played amazing music. Tremendous voice and guitarist. Our guests were blown away. Well done Zac!

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Hazel D, 1 year ago

Zac was absolutely brilliant. He made our wedding celebration better than we ever could have imagined by judging the crowd and singing great covers. Everyone was up dancing, wanting more and everyone asked for Zac's details. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better performance and would highly recommend Zac to anyone for any occasion!

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Joanne S, 1 year ago

Zac was beyond expectation. 5 stars isn’t enough to rate his performance. He made my wedding party memorable. Totally amazing musician! Zac even learned 3-4 songs for me and I sang it with him and my guests too! I would definitely recommend him and I will surely book him for my next events. So easy to communicate and straight forward but most important is he listened to all of my requests! Thanks a lot Zac!

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Marta J, 1 year ago

Zac came to perform on our team Xmas party event last Friday. Everyone really enjoyed his music & overall attitude. He was really easy to talk to, we were able to pick songs from his list, he even offered to learn couple extra songs that we wanted. Very happy with everything! Thank you Zac for making the party even more special!

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Vasantha R, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for being amazing at our wedding

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David W, 2 years ago

Thanks Guys. You topped our wedding off perfectly. So Glad we booked you guys. Thank You Dana and David

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