Grant Carruthers has gone from strength to strength building a full time career as a professional musician. He has starred in successful national theatre tours in Australia, worked as Musical Director on a successful Motown show and has toured internationally performing on cruise ships all over the world with his unique ‘one man band’ show. The solo performance showcases his incredible looping skills and incorporates guitar, vocals, saxophone and sometimes even keys! Grant has an extensive song list containing over 350 songs from a wide range of genres including top 40, classic rock, Motown, smooth jazz and even some traditional Irish tunes. This stylistic versatility combined with his instrumental virtuosity allows Grant to entertain any audience, catering for wedding/party occasions, subtle background music and straight up pub entertainment. Countless hours on stage have given Grant an uncanny knack at reading the crowd which ensures whatever your event, however things transpire on the night, Grant will always leave you and your guests with a smile on their face and a groove in their step!
Grant has a P.A. strong enough for a gathering of 200 and is willing to travel anywhere for a gig if the price is right!
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Everything from parties to weddings, corporate functions to pub entertainment
Who are your previous clients?
Aspers Casino Wedding - Blenhiem Palace The Royal Oak Qgrill The Trading House Rolling Stock The Marylebone
How long do you play for?
up to 5 hours
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have a great compact PA and some lighting available
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
roughly 2 square metres for the full set up
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
I always will learn one song free, only £5 for every song after that
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
usually one 10 to 15 minute break every hour, but if the crowd is loving it I won't bring them down by stopping!
Grant can tailor his set up from just guitar and voice to the full one man band with saxophone and loop station.
Here's a sample of his 350 song set list
A Team, The by Ed Sheeran Pop/Top 40
All Night Long by Lionel Richie, Soul/Funk/Motown
All Of Me by John Legend, R&B Hip Hop
All The Small Things by Blink 182, 90's
Bennie And The Jets by Elton John, Classic Rock
Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows, 90's
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Soul/Funk/Motown
Bitter Sweet Symphony by Verve, 90's
Black Velvet Band by Traditional, Celtic
Blower's Daughter, The (Can't take my eyes off of you) by Damien Rice, Celtic
Come Together by Beatles, The, Classic Rock
Dancin In The Moonlight by Toploader, Pop/Top 40
Dont Stop Believing by Journey, Classic Rock
Firework by Katy Perry, Pop/Top 40
Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra, Jazz
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash, Country
Get Lucky by Daft Punk, Pop/Top 40
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Classic Rock
Here comes the sun by Beatles, The, Classic Rock
Hey Ya by Outlast, Pop/Top 40
Ho Hey by Lumineers, The, Pop/Top 40
Hotel California by Eagles, The, Classic Rock
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis, Rock 'n' Roll
Land Down Under by Men At Work, Reggae
Let Her Go by Passenger, Pop/Top 40
Lets get it on by Marvin Gaye, Soul/Funk/Motown
Little Lion Man by Mumford And Sons, Pop/Top 40
Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson, Soul/Funk/Motown
Proud Mary by Credence CR, Classic Rock
Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People, Pop/Top 40
Riptide by Vance Joy, Pop/Top 40
Satisfaction by Rolling Stones, The, Classic Rock
Signed Sealed Delivered by Stevie Wonder, Soul/Funk/Motown
Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin , Classic Rock
Stir It Up by Bob Marley, Reggae
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Classic Rock
Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden, 90's
Valerie by Amy Winehouse, Soul/Funk/Motown
Viva La Vida by Coldplay, Pop/Top 40
Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohn, Classic Rock
When You Say Nothing At All by Rob Thomas, Pop/Top 40
Wonderful World by Lois Armstrong, Jazz
You're The Voice by John Farnham , Classic Rock