Gareth John

Leicester, Leicestershire
From: £250.00
Verified bookings: 5
Reviews: 4
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Price from: £250.00

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, battery amplification for outdoor and mobile events if required, and can perform either on his own with the use of high quality full band backing tracks, or with any size band from a guitar or piano player accompanying him right through to a full 18 piece big band.

4 Reviews
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Stephanie Shore

Sept. 9, 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 the future.

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Jane Courtman

Nov. 25, 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 repertoire was large and full of wonderful classic songs each beautifully executed - so much so, I think Sinatra himself would have been impressed. Thank you Gareth!

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Stephanie Shore

Sept. 9, 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 the future.

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Mrs Deborah Sanders

July 21, 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 leaving me to fill in with play list off my phone. But all my guests agreed that he had a fab voice.

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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
Have You Met Miss Jones - Frank Sinatra
On the Street Where You Live - Dean Martin
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Sway - Dean Martin (Michael Buble version)
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Pennies from Heaven - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Summertime - George Gershwin
Happy - Pharell (instrumental)
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Lets Stay Together - Al Green (instrumental)
King of the Swingers (Jungle Book) - Louis Prima
My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro
Cheek to Cheek - Frank Sinatra
Under My Skin - Sinatra
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye (Michael Buble version)
Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul (Michael Buble version)
Beyond the Sea - Frank Sinatra (Robbie Williams version)
Mess Around - Ray Charles
Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke
That's Life - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Call Me Irresponsible - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
I've Got The World on a String - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Jump, Jive and Wail - Louis Prima
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
Misty - Errol Garner
Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra

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