Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHAT SORT OF EVENTS DO YOU SING AT?
A: I've sung at just about every sort of event; from open-air festivals to theatres - and everything in between. Nowadays I work in hotels and restaurants, often when they are having a themed evening of Standards and Swing music, as well as corporate events and lots of weddings.

Q: HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
A: Solo fees start from £395.00 but vary depending on:

  • location
  • performance times and overall time at event
  • backing requirements
  • date of event

Go to the weddings page for more wedding options and call me to discuss fees for your event.

Q: HOW LONG DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY FOR?
A: Normally I do one or two sets of forty minutes, depending on what is right for the event.

Events like church weddings often only want one or two numbers for the arrival of the bride, during the signing of the register and perhaps exit of the couple.


Q: WHAT BACKING DO YOU USE?
A: I use high-quality backing tracks if I work on my own and also play guitar for some acoustic numbers as appropriate.

Q: DO YOU EVER USE LIVE BACKING MUSICIANS?
A: I love working with live backing and work with my fabulous MD Ian Riley as much as I can, though of course extra costs are involved. Just give me a call to discuss any of the following options:

  • pianist/keyboard player
  • pianist/keyboard, bass and drums
  • seven to twelve piece big-band

You might choose to have a band for dance music with me providing the cabaret spots, either working with them or using my own backing tracks. The choice is entirely yours.

Q: CAN YOU RECOMMEND OTHER ENTERTAINERS & VENUES?
A: I've worked with all sorts of acts - comedians, magicians, hypnotists etc. as well as after-dinner speakers and toastmasters - so just ask. If I don't know them personally I can recommend agents to talk to. Go to the links page.

Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
A: I have a great set of high-end equipment including:

  • HK PA system
  • Soundcraft desk
  • Lexicon effects
  • Line 6 state-of-the-art digital XD V70 radio-mike and Shure SM58
  • Guild F40 electrified accoustic guitar

This is fine for venues up to about two/three hundred people, but is also compact enough for more intimate venues. It can also be linked to other larger systems when required.

Q: IS IT PAT TESTED?
A: Yes it is all annually tested - view certificate

Q: DO YOU HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?
A: Yes, as a member of Equity - the showbusiness union - I have substantial cover with Royal Sun Alliance of £10 million - view certificate


Q: IF I BOOK YOU DIRECT, WHAT ARE THE BOOKING CONDITIONS?
A: Basic Terms & Conditions are as follows:

  • Verbal, email or any provisional arrangements do not constitute a contract
  • A contract becomes a legal agreement on exchange of the signed, written agreement and receipt of a deposit of 25% of the booking fee
  • Balance of the booking fee will be payable seven days prior to the booking date
  • Cancellation fees:
    • Within 28 days of booking date - a further 25% becomes payable
    • Within 7 days of booking date - full balance is payable

Full Terms & Conditions are available on request and will be part of the booking contract.

If you have any questions about what I do or you want to discuss your event please call or email me.