Gareth John

Leicester
From: £250.00
Verified bookings:  5
Reviews: 4
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Price from: £250.00
Solo performance with backing tracks £250.00 Jazz duo - trumpet/vocals and either guitar or piano £400.00 Trio - trumpet/vocals, piano or guitar, bass guitar/double bass £510.00 Quartet - trumpet/vocals, piano/guitar, bass guitar/double bass and drums (any can be exchanged for additional brass player or vocalist) £650.00 Quintet - trumpet/vocals, piano (or additional brass player/singer) guitar (or additional brass player/singer), bass, drums £800.00 Gareth is not VAT registered so the prices are as you see them, and include travel up to 30 miles from Leicester City Centre. The prices above include all equipment and Gareth's equipment is fully PAT tested and he has full public liability insurance (certificates available on request). Additional line up options to the above can range between a 6 piece band and an 18-strong full big band. Gareth can also bring additional vocalists along with him if required.

A man with a lifelong love of swing music, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, Gareth has a wealth of experience both home and abroad as a professional trumpet player, educator, singer, entertainer and bandleader. As well as having shared the stage with members of The Specials, The Happy Mondays, Fun Lovin' Criminals and many more, he is also trumpet and flugelhorn player for The South (formerly The Beautiful South). He also runs a New Orleans style brass band with a modern twist, a funk and soul outfit and a reggae and ska band and performs hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Louis Prima, right through to modern-day crooner Michael Buble, to make for a perfect classy atmosphere at any event. Singing with passion and style and a permanent smile on his face, he prides himself on audience interaction and putting on the best show possible and catering to the needs of the client and the audience alike.

Gareth is fully self-contained with a PA system, batter...

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Mrs Deborah Sanders

21 Jul 2018

Garath contacted me the day before my party to confirm attendance. He arrived slightly later than arranged but set up quickly and my guests loved his voice and choice of music it was just what I wanted. Unfortunately after the first hour Gareth had a family emergency and had to leave quite suddenly. Although my guests were really disappointed as was I we understand these things can happen hence the lower review score as we didn’t have his full reportour and it was still very early in the evening...

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Stephanie Shore

9 Sep 2017

Gareth was amazing from the word go. Extremely professional, friendly and helpful from the moment we booked him for our first Charity Ball in aid of Dementia U.K. Gareth worked with us and advised us given his previous experience. The guests were nothing but complimentary about Gareth's performance on the evening itself, he ran the evening like clockwork, worked with the other acts to put on a fantastic evening of entertainment. Extremely talented and we can't wait to work with Gareth again in t...

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Stephanie Shore

9 Sep 2017

Gareth was amazing from the word go. Extremely professional, friendly and helpful from the moment we booked him for our first Charity Ball in aid of Dementia U.K. Gareth worked with us and advised us given his previous experience. The guests were nothing but complimentary about Gareth's performance on the evening itself, he ran the evening like clockwork, worked with the other acts to put on a fantastic evening of entertainment. Extremely talented and we can't wait to work with Gareth again in t...

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Jane Courtman

25 Nov 2017

Brilliant! Highly recommended. When booking a musician online there's always a slight doubt that they won't be up-to-scratch. Let me reassure anyone who is looking for a swing singer/musician there is no doubt Gareth is VERY good. Communication through the complete process was great and he delivered exactly what we wanted - traditional with a modern edge for both the older and younger generations to enjoy. He has a fabulous warm voice that brought my Mums birthday surprise to life. His repertoir...

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    2 x 45 minutes or 1 x 1 hour
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes to both
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    I'm always open to requests, within reason and as long as it fits, however loosely, into the genres of music I perform.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Usually my breaks are 10-20 minutes but they can be longer or shorter depending on the client's requirements.


Set List/Services

You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra

Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole

They Can't Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra

Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra

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