Singing guitarist

Zac Whitaker

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About Zac

Singing guitarist
Watford
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Available throughout the UK as a solo performer with acoustic guitar/vocals, or with three piece band (Kid At The Back) or acoustic duo.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Motown, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Alternative rock
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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
• My Generation- The Who
• Don’t Let Me Down- The Beatles
• Foxy Lady- Jimi Hendrix
• When Your Strange- The Doors
• Come Together- The Beatles
• Not Fade Away- Rolling Stones
• Can’t Buy Me Love- The Beatles
• Nowhere Man- The Beatles
• 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
• Daydream Believer- The Monkees
70's and 80's
• Bad Moon Rising- Credence
• Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin
• Suspicious Minds- Elvis
• Roxanne- The Police
• Long Train Running- Doobie Brothers
• Superstition- Stevie Wonder
• Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
• Message In A Bottle- The Police
• Summer Of 69- Bryan Adams
• We Will Rock You- Queen
• Hotel California- The Eagles
• Lets Dance- David Bowie
• Sweet Dreams- Eurhythmics
• Kiss- Prince
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
• Stuck In The Middle With You- Steelers Wheel
• Easy Like Sunday Morning-The Commodores
• Fast Car- Tracy Chapman
• Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
90's, 00's, Present
• God Put A Smile On Your Face- Coldplay
• She's Electric- Oasis
• Sweet Child of Mine- Guns ‘N’ Roses
• Space Cowboy- Jamiriquoi
• Valerie- The Zutons
• Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
• Wonderwall- Oasis
• Don’t Look Back In Anger- Oasis
• Champagne Supernova- Oasis
• Mr Brightside- The Killers
• Yellow- Coldplay
• Wake Me Up- Alloe Blacc
• 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
• These Days- Jess Glynn
• Dancing In The Moonlight- Toploader
• 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
• Breath Life- Jack Garrett
• Better Together- Jack Johnson
These are just examples of the songs I know and perform regularly, I do know many more so please feel free to ask when booking if you do not see songs on this list that you require at your event. I am also happy to learn specific songs for events such as 'First Dances' for weddings.
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.

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)£300
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£300

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Charlotte W, 22 days ago

Fantastic experience everybody was dancing and everyone commented on how good the band was . Would highly recommend them

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John G, 1 month ago

Fantastic! Great guys - fabulous job - good feedback from our guests. We had a brilliant evening - no hesitation to recommend KATB 👍

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Simon D, 1 month ago

Kid At The Back played at our wedding in Cambridge and were fantastic! The band sounded brilliant and our guests loved them! They were also really friendly and quick to respond, flexible with timings on the night, and even learnt a new song for our first dance. We would highly recommend booking this band!

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Cristina C, 2 months ago

Great voice and very professional as musician. Just perfect for the evening in our location! Thank you Zac

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Vasantha R, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for being amazing at our wedding

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David W, 1 year ago

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

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