Singing guitarist

Si Holmes

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Simon is a singer/songwriter who has toured Europe & the UK with his mix of original songs plus country, rock'n'roll, blues & soul covers.
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Si has been a professional singer/songwriter for the last ten years, touring throughout Europe and the UK, and he has supported the likes of Seth Lakeman, Martin Harley and Frank Turner. Si writes original music with a blues, rock and country sound. His sets include his original songs, mixed with covers of popular blues, soul, jazz, rock and country songs. There's something for everyone! Si uses vocal and guitar pedals to create a huge sound for a solo performer. Harmonica and percussion also feature. He has all his own equipment, and is therefore completely self sufficient. This gives an option to plug into a venue's sound PA system, or he can use his own. He is also a qualified sound engineer. Si also plays guitar and sings as part of a duo called The Belle Adventure with his wife, Kate.

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Si's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jack W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Si was absolutely brilliant. We've had so many comments from guests saying how great he was. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. Would highly recommend

Emma D
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing! So many people commented on how great Si and Kate were. We would highly recommend

Simon H
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent, can't thank Si enough.

From other customers:

Nikos C
14 years ago

Recommend catching him if you can. The man has a vision for the future, and it’s well worth a listen.

Private C
7 years ago

What a fantastic evening. The music was just great and really set the tone.

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Si's Song list

Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Take Me to the River - Al Green
Do You Love Me
The Story of My Life - One Direction
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree - Katie Tunstal
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Umbrella - Rihanna
You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Rhythm of Love - Plain White Ts
One Day Like This - Elbow
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Lucky - Jason Mars
Let's stay together - Al Green
Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
I Like the Way - Si Holmes
Something’s Gotta Hold on Me - Etta James
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
A Life That’s Good - Chip Esten
Rude - Magic
Hey Soul Sister - Train
The Lucky One - Alison Krauss
Try Everything - Shakira
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys -
Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
Crazy/You Were Always - Patsy Kline/Willie Nelson
Harper Valley PTA - Dolly Parton
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Desperado - The Eagles
Man of Constant Sorrow - Union Station
Wagonwheel - OCMS
Amarillo by Morning - George Strait
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Need You Now - Lady A
Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Blue Ain’t Your Colour - Keith Urban
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Diane - Cam
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Toxic - Britney Spears
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart - Miley Cyrus
Gold Digger/I Got a Woman - Ray Charles/Kanye West
Stormy Weather - Ella Fitzgerald
She - Elvis Costello
Fever - Peggy Lee
I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Georgia - Hogey Carmichael
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Summertime - Ira Gershwin
Please Mr Jailer - Wynona Carr
He’s A Tramp - Peggy Lee
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
These Arms of Mine - Otis Reading
California Dreaming - Bobby Womack
Grandma’s Hands/ND - Bill Withers/ BlackStreet
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
The Snake - Al Wilson
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
That’s What’s Up - Ed Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Everybody’s Talking At Me - Harry Nielsen
This is the Life - Amy McDonald
Once and Future Carpenter - The Avett Brothers
Maybe It’s Time - A Star is Born (Jason Isbell)
Walk Me Home - Pink
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
If I Ever Leave This World Alive - Flogging Molly
Guitar Man - Elvis Presley (Jerry Reed)
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Say Something - Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton
My Church - Maren Morris
Graceland - Paul Simon
Home - Ed Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
9-5 - Dolly Parton
Jackson/Home - Johnny and June/ JohnnySwim
American Girl - Tom Petty
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Power of Love - Huey Lewis and The News
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Country Roads - John Denver
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
At Last - Ella Fitzgerald
May You Never - John Martyn
Oklahoma Breakdown - Stoney La Rue
When the Right One Comes - Striking Matches
Feels Like Home - Diana Krall & Bryan Adams
More of You - Chris Stapleton
What Would I do Without You - Drew Holcomb
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Ophelia - The Band
Stop Dragging my Heart Around - Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks
Days - The Kinks
Case of You - Joni Mitchell
Ain’t No Man - The Avett Brothers
Weather with You - Crowded House
Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Crowded Table - The Highwomen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Lost on You - LP
This Must be the Place - Talking Heads
The Bones - Maren Morris & Hozier
Christmas TV - Slow Club
I Don’t Wanna Be - Gavin De Graf
Never Let Me Go - Florence and The Machine
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Chicago - The Staves (Sufjan Stevens)
Blinding Light - The Weekend
Lover - Taylor Swift
Ghosts That we Knew - Mumford and Sons
Make You Feel My Love - Adele (Bob Dylan)
Cassy O - George Ezra
Stay - Lisa Loeb
You Can’t Make Old Friends - Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Grey Street - Dave Mathews Band
Have it All - Jason Mraz
Disney Songs:
King of The Swingers
Part of That World
You’re Welcome
Under The Sea
Ooh Da Lally
Kiss the Girl
Not in Nottingham
How Far I’ll Go
Let it Go - Rascal Flatts
Bare Necessities
He’s a Tramp
Burning Love - Elvis

Si'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)£250
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£625
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


DJ set
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My voice, my rhythms and my diverse song choices.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pizza express restaurants and music venues all over the country. Countless pub and wedding venues. Bath and West Showground. The deck of the SS Great Britain, Bristol. Montreux Jazz Festival The Bloomsbury Club

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Jason Isbell

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

Fowey Regatta, 2000 people.

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

I’m flexible and here to help, just let me know what you need.

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

Of course. I’ll make sure there’s music whenever I’m not playing and if you need a DJ service after my sets then I can provide that too for an extra £10p. Just let me know in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

I only need 45 minutes but I like to set up a bit earlier if possible.

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

I am happy for you to choose from my repertoire but make sure to let me know it you have a theme so I can prepare accordingly.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I do. I just need a power out let.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I’m happy to talk about requests and will include special songs, within reason, just give me plenty of notice.
Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Motown, R&B, Pop, Skiffle
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Sound technician, Audio engineer, Arranger
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