Singing guitarist

The O'Malley Cat

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Entertaining singer and guitarist for hire based in London, performing a wide variety of classic songs from many genres and eras.
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Singing guitarist
London

The O'Malley Cat is an Irish singer and guitarist for hire, based in London. With a wide variety of classic songs from many styles and eras, this singer has become a popular choice for weddings, pubs, parties and occasions in the UK. He is renowned for his entertaining live shows, where he brings together over ten years of performance experience. The O'Malley Cat also has a wealth of experience working on the Irish pub circuit so he has a fine repertoire of Irish songs and standards.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Covers, R&B, Motown, Soul, Christmas, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Bluegrass, Gospel, Blues, Originals, Disco, Vintage, Country, Light music, Top 40, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Recording session
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Other skills:
Producer, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Actor, Musical comedy, Live looping, Lyricist, Sound technician, Arranger, Composer
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Song list

Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
To Love Somebody - The BeeGees / Nina Simone
More Than Words - Extreme
By Your Side - Sade
Somebody To Love - Queen
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Bob Dylan - Wide Repetoire
U2 - Wide Repetoire
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Son Of A Preacher Man - Aretha Franklin
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Somebody To Love - Queen
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Proud Mary - Creedance Clearwater Revival
All I Want Is You - Juno Soundtrack
I Want You Back - Take That
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Ukulele Version
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Hey Ya! Outkast
Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
We Found Love - Rhianna
Kiss - Prince
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
Stand By Me - Ben E.King
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Come On Eileen - Dexy’s
Time After Time - Cyndy Lauper
Customer questions

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

I am always willing to work things out to best fit your needs, so if anything changes time-wise, just let me know and we can adjust!

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

Yes, this is no problem at all. Before and between sets is free. If you would like a DJ service for after my performance, I can add this for an additional £150

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take 1 hour to set up for gigs. PA will be set up first, so I can send a suitable playlist through the speakers to help set the atmosphere before I begin!

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

My set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. Please just let me know if there's any songs in particular you want at specific times and I will do everything I can to make it happen!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring everything I need!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600

Reviews

From customers:

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James F
6 years ago

Absolutely perfect, I couldn't have dreamed of better support for our magic moment. A brilliant musician, who's energy and style was the perfect romantic accompaniment, Emmett even became a willing conspirator in the lead up to 'the big question', acting as a busker when we met him, then following us through London onto a bridge, playing as we walked. Going the extra mile, he even learned a couple of new songs for us too - helping to craft the perfect moment, and delivered them exquisitely. Friendly and helpful throughout, he was able to offer advice on how to plan the event, routings and even scoped out a backup plan in case of rain. Emmett - I can't thank you enough, you took the night to the next level and we'll remember that for the rest of our lives. I've got your nunber for the wedding too! See you next time... (10 / 10)

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Joe A
6 years ago

Emmet performed at our wedding recently... A total pro and really great to deal with. He could keep the whole crowd entertained and was able to add the songs we wanted. Highly recommended 10/10 (10 / 10)

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