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Gary Nock

Producer, musician, singer, published songwriter and seasoned performing artist, Gary has toured the world several times over with various Live projects and written songs now well known across the world. Gary’s debut album 'The Life We Learned To Live' was released in 2011 and three of the songs were featured on huge TV Ad Campaigns for Mars, Arla and Microsoft. in 2013 Gary co-produced and provided Backing Vocals on the song 'The Rage That's In Us All' that was sung by Bo Bruce and written by JJ Abrams and Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody and featured in the 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Movie. Another more recent song of Gary's ‘These City Steets’ was featured on the Movie Soundtrack Album for Warners British Film, starring Idriss Elba, ‘100 Streets’, in which he also played a short cameo role. You can download all of Garys Music on iTunes or stream on Spotify. A producer and songwriter by day, published by legendary band Snow Patrols Publishing...

Available in Dorset from £175. Based in Greater London

Verified bookings 11
Reviews 5

Murphy James

Hi there, my name is Murphy and I'm a full time professional singer/acoustic guitarist. I have a vast repertoire that stretches from 60's till today's charts and have been performing on a full-time, professional basis for the past 15 years since the age of 17. I have a summer residency every year at Windsor Racecourse as well as being the resident musician for the Ministry of Defence at Victoria (Windsor Castle), Wellington (Buckingham Palace) & Aldershot Barracks. I am a regular featured artist at both Westfield London & Westfield Stratford Shopping Centres. As well as performing at restaurants for the likes of Antony Worrall Thompson & Jamie Oliver, I have also played parties for Fearne Cotton & Jo Whiley. In 2014 I was asked to play as the main act at the Tour de France for the after event entertainment in Yorkshire to 16,000 people and in 2015 was given an Endorsement by Cole Clark Guitars who are also represented by Snow Patr...

Available in Dorset from £250. Based in Bracknell

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Reviews 3

Julian Tucker

As an accomplished saxophonist and pianist, I've been fortunate to play all over the world for artists including the Supremes, the Temptations, Nick Heyward from Haircut 100, Curiosity Killed the Cat, and the Drifters. As well as being an instrumentalist I also sing in a relaxed and swinging style. I perform regularly at the Celtic Manor Resort and my experience as a musical director includes several years with Carnival Cruises and as bandleader at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Born in London, I'm a graduate of Leeds College of Music and have an MA from the University of Westminster. In recent years I've often played as an orchestral and jazz musician for BBC TV Wales and S4C and I'm a published songwriter and composer. Performing solo or with a duo or small band I have an extensive repertoire of modern pop songs, swinging jazz and soulful easy listening and whether playing beautiful saxophone melodies for a champagne reception, classic pi...

Available in Dorset . Based in Newport

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Reviews 9

Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full time, modern, professional entertainment service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' with "OVER DELIVERY AS STANDARD". We are not just musicians, but musical entertainers with the experience and ability to positively transform any occasion like no other. Uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be traditionally acoustic or with professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 500 people), we have a Caribbean Music DJ service, professional Lighting, Outstanding quality PA systems and even wireless microphones for speeches and announcements. "YOU'LL REMEMBER HOW WE MADE YOU FEEL" Although Wedding Specialists booked up to 3 years in advance, Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from Private parties of 6 people to corporate events of over 500. Steelasophical will make your next event a success, [.....

Available in Dorset from £500. Based in Buckinghamshire

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Reviews 1

Saxophonist & Saxtasy Mobile Disco With Female DJ

Saxtasy - Female Saxophonist & Mobile DJ available for parties, weddings, events. Mobile disco available complete with DJ booth, lighting rig, dry ice machine, DJ controller, laptop with full Public Liability Insurance. Also available as saxophonist with backing tracks for wedding receptions, wedding breakfasts, parties, corporate events and to play saxophone along with club tracks. When booking your event I will ask you if you have any favourite styles of music to ensure that I can incorporate these at your special event. I currently hold 15,000 tracks and come armed with all the latest UK Top 40 tracks along with a full range of other popular styles:- - 50's Rock n Roll - Classic 60's including motown tracks - 70's including funk, soul and disco - 80's chart hits - 90's pop and dance - Party Classics and cheese - Club Anthems I can also provide specialised music as well as music for themed nights su...

Available in Dorset from £160. Based in Bournemouth

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Adagio

Kevin is an experienced entertainer with over 20 years of performing, His solo act named Adagio has been a popular choice for many venues throughout the UK and Europe, covering some of the most popular music from the 50's to present day hits. His act is a mix of styles and genre of music performed on guitar, Keyboards and Electric wind controller. Acoustic and live looping are also aspects of the act when suitable. Adagio can alter his act depending on audience and venue, whether you want a party or an evening of chilled easy listening, Adagio's song selection can fit the bill, adapted on the spot.

Available in Dorset from £120. Based in Bournemouth

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Reviews 11

Debbie C / The JD Duo - Jazz and Contemporary Covers

Based on the South Coast of England, I have been working as a singer for over 15 years as a professional vocal entertainer for wedding receptions, parties, corporate events, and other public and private gigs. I am also available to book as a covers duo featuring live guitar - either as a fully acoustic duo, a jazz duo (with professional backings) or an easy listening duo (with professional backings) I/we have performed regularly all over the UK and abroad, including the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, the 'Don CeSar' Hotel, St Pete’s Beach, Florida, and private parties in Paris. Copies of repertoires for both my SOLO and DUO options can be supplied on request. If you would like a specific song performed at your event that is not currently on the list, please feel free to ask and I will be more than happy to oblige.

Available in Dorset from £170. Based in Hampshire

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Reviews 6

Trifonics

Trifonics is an outstanding flute and strings trio with unimaginable performance skills. Being in the UK's premier league of classical musicians, these three ladies have performed on stages all around the world. Not only is this trio what you would imagine a classical performance to be, Trifonics have a specialist skill in being able to sing, dance and interact whilst playing bringing a classical music to a new level. Brought together by meeting whilst busking in the historic Covent Garden, Trifonics have performed regularly in venues around London including 'Villa Di Geggiano' - Chiswick where their rendition of the Can-Can went down a storm. "It was something quite outstanding to watch them dance the Can-Can whilst playing so in tune, including the cellist!" - Elizabeth Rennie. Trifonics also have an extensive repertoire of background music where the harmonious melodies of the flute and strings serenade quietly in the background while people...

Available in Dorset from £200. Based in Greater London

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Stompin' Dave Allen

Stompin' Dave Allen performs American roots music on guitar, five-string banjo, fiddle, piano, harmonica, vocals & tap dancing. Dave specializes in American roots music including old-time, bluegrass, blues, country blues, folk, vintage country & hillbilly. Traditional songs & tunes, originals & covers.

Available in Dorset

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Reviews 5

Julia Read - Scottish Piper

I am an experienced piper who will make your event a memorable and special occasion, whether it is a Wedding, Burns Night, Hogmanay, Funeral or Birthday. I also do TV and film appearances. I completely understand that your function is important to you and your guests. My experience is extensive and I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed by my performance. I play a set of vintage Henderson pipes which are highly regarded for their well rounded and mellow tone, together with a Shepherd chanter. I have been playing for over 30 years, in pipe bands both in the UK and New Zealand, and also as a solo piper across Europe. I mainly play in a Royal Stewart full pipers outfit, although I also play in a black watch outfit which can be more fitting for funerals. I aim to make your booking process as stress free as possible: Request a quote, confirm with a deposit (refundable until 14 days before the event), and I will turn up on time in a full ...

Available in Dorset from £150. Based in Marlow

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Reviews 2

Giardino Strings

Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, proposals, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is one of the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli. The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection.

Available in Dorset from £400. Based in London

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Ben P

I am an acoustic singer songwriter that plays both covers and originals . I have a wide range of both from slow melodic songs to up beat dance numbers and everything in between . Covers are mainly stuff from the 50,s to the 80,s and originals are rock n toll / indie

Available in Dorset from ££ 100. Based in Bournemouth

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Lydia Lowndes-Northcott

New Zealand born Lydia Lowndes-Northcott began playing at age of 7, soon winning a scholarship to Wells Cathedral School, and later to the Royal Academy of Music in London. During her time there Lydia won many prizes including the Maurice Loban Prize for her outstanding final recital. Other notable performances included Hindermith’s Trauermusik with the Academy Soloists, and the premier of a new concerto for viola by Oliver Weeks commissioned by the Academy. She has since worked with many professional orchestras including the London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English National Opera, BT Scottish Ensemble, the John Wilson Orchestra, and appearing as guest principle with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Also a full time member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 2007-2009, she is now a regular with the English Chamber Orchestra. Lydia has performed in major concert venues across the world, includin...

Available in Dorset . Based in Blandford Forum

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Lorna

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Available in Dorset . Based in Sturminster Newton

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Reviews 6

Rhys James

Rhys is an experienced professional and qualiy is assured when you book this act. Rhys has sung to audiences both in the U.K and abroad, more recently appearing at a very well known 5* resort in Wales, sharing stages with Gareth Gates and 2013 X-Factor Winner Sam Bailey. Having performed at weddings all over the country Rhys has vast experience in what it takes to make your big day end with a bang !!! The act is fully self contained and comes with its own light show and DJ option.

Available in Dorset from ££200. Based in Cardiff

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Reviews 3

Kitty's Music

Kitty's Music offers a selection of great shows for all occasions. We have Kitty's solo show, Kitty's Duo, Trio, Quartet and the 1940's All-Star Little Big Band. Whether you're looking for quality jazz background music or a full on swinging show, Kitty's Music cover all possibilities and always deliver the goods! Kitty has played at jazz festivals and 40's themed dance festivals across the UK and internationally, and enjoys dancing with the crowds whenever possible! Solo Show - Kitty on sax and vocals, playing a variety of swing and jazz classics accompanied with backing tracks. Kitty's Duo - Kitty on vocals and saxophone, accompanied by jazz guitarist/pianist. Kitty's Trio - Duo plus double bass. Performing a range of classic swing and jazz plus easy listening and blues. Duo or Trio ideal for smaller events and music for listening. Kitty and her Paramours - 6 piece jump jive, rhythm'n'blues line-up, ideal for dancing and having fun! Ki...

Available in Dorset from £275. Based in Newport

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Reviews 6

Claire Ji

Claire Ji is a versatile singer-songwriter who - armed with just her guitar and a rich, soulful voice - can sing and play her way through jazz, soul, pop, folk and singalong classics from the 60s and beyond. Whether you are looking for a classy and sophisticated jazz sound, an easy listening acoustic set, or a roof-raising party singalong, Claire Ji will bring whatever atmosphere you want to your event. With rich vocals and excellent stage presence, 2016 has seen Claire touring the UK and Europe as well as playing venues and festivals across the country. She is now based in Bristol, and with a unique ability to both hold a note and captivate an audience, is happy to provide music to a whole range of events from wedding receptions to birthday parties, anniversaries and corporate functions. Please get in touch for more info!

Available in Dorset from £150. Based in Bristol

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Laura The Singer

I'm a versatile female solo artist, performing a range of genres and styles, but my forte is Jazz, Swing, Soul and Vintage. My style is perfect for semi-passive entertainment for champagne receptions, cocktail parties or mixers. I can provide references (corporate and private) should you require them. I also sing with the Funk Bunnies band, and Frockstars duo, so my experience is wide and eccelctic. I use backing tracks through a full PA and provide my own equipment and insurance. I can perform anything from 30 minutes x 1 up to 30mins x 4.

Available in Dorset from £150. Based in Salisbury

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Mark Anstead Music

Mark is an award-winning acoustic and electric violinist with over 10 years performing experience. He can play a variety of styles of music to suit your occasion from classical to contemporary. He has his own sound and lighting system he uses which plays his high quality backing tracks as well as his electric violin if the electric violin is desired. Mark has played with orchestras in notable venues including the Poole Lighthouse Concert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Mark has also performed, as a soloist in prestigious venues, such as, The Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the O2 Academy Bournemouth. When he was younger, he was a finalist in the biggest talent competition in the South of England, on two occasions.

Available in Dorset from £100. Based in Bournemouth

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Reviews 4

Peter Richardson Guitarist

Peter Richardson performs a selection of nostalgic music on the guitar for your Special Occasion, including weddings, functions and corporate events. Incorporating favourites from the classics, golden oldies, sixties, vintage music, jazz standards & popular love songs. With over 30yrs of experience of playing the Classical Guitar he lays claim to an Extensive and Varied Repertoire of Spanish, Classical and Popular Music. He has created a refreshing atmosphere for numerous weddings set in the heart of the Winelands of South Africa through to the formal occasions at the stately homes in the English Countryside and premium venues along the Dorset coastline & surrounds including: Hampshire, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Dorset & Surrounds

Available in Dorset from £295. Based in Hampshire

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Shannah Luann

I am a singer studying music and I'm looking for gigs such as parties, weddings and events. I sing genres such as blues, jazz, country, pop and R&B.

Available in Dorset from ££200. Based in Bath

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Reviews 6

Sennen Timcke

Sennen Timcke, singer-songwriter whose personal songs, deft finger-picking, and rhythmic guitar style have been compared to Ben Howard and Paul Simon, whilst his music recalls the golden era of folk music. He gigs his original content across the UK and Europe and also enjoys playing covers at other professional events including weddings, birthdays, ceremonies and celebrations. He has an impressive array of folk-pop classics - stretching from the sixties to present day, which provide the ideal acoustic entertainment for your special event. Whether you're signing the registrar, walking down the isle - or a having a celebration for a friend or loved one, Sennens friendly and calming demeanour will ensure both the smooth running and heartfelt delivery of live music at your event. Comes complete with amplification and all necessary sound equipment to play small marques, churches and outdoor garden sets. Can also provide simple decor for the p...

Available in Dorset from £125*. Based in Bristol

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Reviews 4

South Wales Pianist

Whether you need a pianist to play hymns at your church service, provide music during the signing of the register or background music during your wedding breakfast, Hannah's playing will create a romantic atmosphere that makes your day one to remember. Hannah has a varied repertoire made up of both classical and popular music. She is able to advise you on what music to choose for important moments such a strong the bridal entry and will also accommodate any requests you may have, whether it is a classical favourite or a song that has special meaning. If your chosen venue does not have a piano, Hannah is able to bring her own digital piano along with her.

Available in Dorset from £200. Based in Cardiff

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John Wiles

SET the perfect atmosphere on your special day with live background music from me, jazz pianist John Wiles. Whether you're planning a wedding, dinner party, or corporate function, a personalised performance from me is sure to get you and your guests in the right mood. I’m a versatile musician, with my own professional electric piano and sound equipment, meaning I can play at any suitable venue, whether or not there’s already a piano. You can request in advance a favourite song for your special occasion, or choose from my honed repertoire of more than 100 pop and jazz classics, which will really add that extra sparkle to your celebrations. For a wedding ceremony, I can switch to the authentic church organ sound on my electric piano, to play those traditional favourites for going up the aisle, including Wagner’s Here Comes the Bride and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. Classically-trained, with 10 years experience of public performanc...

Available in Dorset . Based in Salisbury

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David Knight - Mark Knopfler Tribute

David Knight is a professional musician and performer of 20 years in the music industry. Mark Knopfler is the reason that David picked up a guitar and Walk of Life was the first song he learned to play and he sees it as a privilege to be able to perform his music. As well as performing solo, David also leads Dire Straits UK - a fully authentic tribute 6pc tribute band to the music of Knopfler and Dire Straits. David’s recreation of Mark Knopfler’s iconic guitar sound is renowned for accuracy and his attention to detail is second to none. The stripped down solo show sees David performing to accurately re-created backing tracks of the Dire Straits arrangements and the show can be presented in both a solo and a duo format with Dire Straits UK Bassist Alistair Begg. David’s show is designed to bring the Dire Straits band experience to private parties and events on a smaller budget and can also bring a party set including rock based ...

Available in Dorset from £300. Based in Southampton

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City Strings hugely contributed to my sisters wedding day. They played at the drinks reception and their excellent repitoir, beautifully played, created the perfect atmosphere to get the celebration off to the best start possible. They were so easy to arrange, reliable and tailored the set to our requests. I was impressed with their talents as well as how professional they were to work with booking their services.


Just a quick message to say thank you so much for playing on Saturday. It was a shame about the weather but thank you for getting going so quickly in the hall. It meant so much to us having that moment with you playing to just the two of us in the hall. Hopefully we will see you again at another occasion and we will be back in touch at the next opportunity.


Peter is a very talented guitarist who played at our wedding ceremony. He was kind, professional and easy to communicate with throughout the whole process. He played exactly what we wanted and everyone thought he was excellent at the ceremony. His repertoire is very extensive and can provide a huge amount of choice in song selection, albeit from a somewhat older era. I would thoroughly recommend Peter for any event and would consider hiring him again in the future.








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