I am a solo singer and guitarist, and have played many gigs in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and the surrounding counties. I do pub gigs, and perform at private parties. I aim to entertain the audience so that they will stay longer, order more drinks, and come back again.
About My Gigs
The songs I play
My gigs feature a wide variety of songs played on acoustic guitar such as The Joker, Dakota, Yellow, Dancing in the Dark, Country Roads, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, She Loves You, Pinball Wizard, Father and Son, Roll Over Beethoven and Whisky in the Jar, as well as less frequently played material such as Dire Strait’s Romeo and Juliet, David Bowie’s Starman, and Paul Simon’s Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.
This is a video of me covering Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”:
And here is a selection of my demos so you can hear what I sound like:
Am I The Right Musician For Your Venue or Event?
I tend to be ideal for smaller venues, or events when you want the atmosphere of live music without the volume of a full band. I can make a really nice sound whilst taking up a small amount of space, and I try to play at a volume that is right for the venue. If you run a smaller pub, and people are mainly seated, then I usually go down well. Those who want to focus on the music usually sit at the closer tables. Those who want to have a quiet chat whilst enjoying music in the background will be able to do so. Or if you are having a party or a wedding, and want some afternoon or early evening music for people to listen to, again, I tend to suit that very well.
The equipment I Bring
I rely on the natural sound of my voice and acoustic guitar, and a small P.A. I use a looper pedal on a few numbers to add a bit of variety, but I don’t use backing tracks. My guitar is a Martyn, which is one of the best brands of acoustic guitar, and all my gear is high-quality. I also have quite a lot of experience of mixing sound, so, whilst some environments are easier than others, I usually get a good, clear sound.
If you have a want a slightly fuller sound, I can bring a keyboard player with me to make a duo. Take a look at https://journeymen.org.uk/duo/ for more information.
What If I have a bigger venue?
If you have a larger pub, your customers often stand, and some of them want to dance, or if you have a party or wedding that is taking place in the evening, and dancing is going to be part of the mix, then what you need is a full band with drums and a bass player. This will provide the kind of rhythm you need to get people on their feet. For those kinds of venues or events, I front a covers band, The Journeymen.
Where Will I Travel?
I am based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, and mostly play locally: Bedford, Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Ampthill, Flitwick, and the surrounding towns and villages. But I will travel further for the right gig.
How Do I Contact You?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone, text or message me on WhatsApp on 07778 458082