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.

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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Blues, Jazz, Cabaret, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Motown, R&B, Pop
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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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Song list

We have all the time in the world - Louis Armstrong
Use Me - Bill Withers
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Higher & Higher - Jackie WIlson
Stuck in the Middle - Steelers Wheel
You never can tell
Me and Julio Down
Shape of You
Take Me to the River
Do You Love Me
The Story of My Life
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree
Little Lion Man
You Make My Dreams
Burning Love
Shut Up and Dance
Rhythm of Love
One Day Like This
Blank Space
Let's stay together
Got My Mind Set On You
I Like the Way
Something’s Gotta Hold on Me
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Mrs Robinson
A Life That’s Good
Hey Soul Sister
The Lucky One
Try Everything
Dream Catch Me
Bad Moon Rising
Here Comes the Sun
Ho Hey
Mama Tried
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
I Walk The Line
Mammas, Don’t Let Your
Crazy/You Were Always
Harper Valley PTA
The Gambler
Man of Constant Sorrow
Amarillo by Morning
Love Yourself
Need You Now
Blue Ain’t Your Colour
New Rules
Suspicious Minds
Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Gold Digger/I Got a Woman
Stormy Weather
I Put A Spell On You
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Georgia on my Mind
Hit the Road Jack
Feeling Good
These Arms of Mine
California Dreaming
Grandma’s Hands/ND
Ain’t No Sunshine
Stand By Me
Tennessee Whiskey
Into the Mystic
The Snake
Black Velvet
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
That’s What’s Up
Everybody’s Talking At Me
This is the Life
Once and Future Carpenter
Maybe It’s Time
Walk Me Home
Fast Car
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Guitar Man
Ring of Fire
Go Your Own Way
Say Something
My Church
Home - Ed Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
Sweet Home Alabama
American Girl
Take it Easy
Chicken Fried
Power of Love
Born To Run
Heart of Gold
Life Is A Highway
Free Falling
Dancing In The Dark
Country Roads
Folsom Prison Blues
At Last
May You Never
Oklahoma Breakdown
More of You
What Would I do Without You
Fire and Rain
Seven Nation Army
King of The Swingers
You’re Welcome
Under The Sea
Ooh Da Lally
Kiss the Girl
Not in Nottingham
Let it Go - Rascal Flatts
Bare Necessities
Burning Love
Customer questions

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.


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£375
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Available services
DJ set


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Simon H, 2 years ago

Excellent, can't thank Si enough.

From other customers:

Nikos C, 10 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, 3 years ago

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