Martin Jackson

Nottinghamshire
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Price from: £200

Nottingham-based professional performing musician, singer and guitarist.

Martin Jackson is a solo acoustic singer and guitarist based in Nottingham. Martin takes delight in entertaining people with cover songs as part of making an event even more special through the performance of live music.

Stemming from his diverse music taste, Martin prides himself on being highly adaptable. His soaring vocal and creative guitar arrangements cover a wide range of styles – he regularly performs sets of well known rock, pop, indie, blues, jazz, soul and folk songs, all depending on the type of event. Capable of laidback crooning, cheeky jazz flourishes, upbeat party vibes or full throttle rock n roll – Martin delivers the goods, and all performed with sincerity and passion.

Martin is at all times a professional, and this comes from years of tireless experience gigging in both entertainment contexts and in performing original music.

He has played in countless pubs, bars, restaurants and at weddings and corporate events, meaning Martin is always at ease with a crowd. This means if needed he can either become a vibrant personality on stage or alternatively tone things down as to become part of the background. During 2016, he undertook a 60-date tour of the UK’s Parkdean Resorts as part of the lauded caberet duo Twist and Shout, embracing the demand for utmost professionalism and high quality musical entertainment.

Previous endeavours have taken him onto the Pepsi Max stage at the prestigious Download Festival, as well as YNot Festival and MacmillanFest. Notable artists he has performed alongside include Reef, Chuck Mosley, TesseracT, Jim Bob, Breed 77, Spear of Destiny and OPM. He has also made appearances in Classic Rock, Rocksound, Kerrang and Metalhammer magazines with regards to his role as lead singer for Nottingham rock band Emperor Chung.

As well as his musical performance skill, Martin is also an adept sound technician. Possessing excellent audio equipment and a BA Hons degree in Popular Music and Music Technology, he is dedicated to ensuring all his shows meet a high standard of sound quality.

“WELL WHAT CAN WE SAY…? MARTIN CAME ALONG TO THE BLACKSMITHS LOUNGE AND REALLY WOW’D US WITH HIS POWERFUL VOICE AND EFFORTLESS GUITAR PLAYING. HE’S CATCHY, HE’S ENGAGING AND WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF HIS MUSIC. WE ARE SURE YOU WILL TOO.”
BLACKSMITH’S LOUNGE, DERBY, 2015

“I CAN’T SPEAK HIGHLY ENOUGH OF MARTIN. HE AGREED TO LEARN A HALF HOUR SET OF ACOUSTIC SONGS FOR OUR WEDDING RECEPTION AT VERY SHORT NOTICE AND ABSOLUTELY NAILED IT. NOT ONLY DOES HE HAVE THE MOST INSANE VOCAL RANGE I’VE EVER HEARD HE CAN TURN HIS HAND TO ANY STYLE/GENRE OF MUSIC. IT WAS A PLEASURE HAVING MARTIN AS PART OF OUR BIG DAY.”
ADAM WHITEHEAD AND SARAH MATTHEWS, BEESTON, 2015

“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SINGING AT OUR WEDDING. IT WAS SOMETHING ELSE WHICH REALLY MADE THE DAY SPECIAL. YOU WERE GREAT!”
JOE AND HANNAH PHILLIPS, WOOTON-UNDER-EDGE, 2016

“MARTIN JACKSON’S MARVELLOUS SETS ARE AN ABSOLUTE TREASURE IN NOTTINGHAM”
FILTHY’S, NOTTINGHAM, 2015

22 Reviews
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Zefi K

May 27, 2018

Very professional and easy to work with.
He entertained our guests and we would definitely book him again.
I would recommend Martin to everyone.

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Liz Simister

Feb. 16, 2019

"Martin was amazing, the whole event went through very smoothly. Martin contacted me before the event to make sure the playlist was to my liking taking into consideration personal requests.
He was extremely friendly and the interaction between himself and my guests was excellent.
I received many compliments from my guests regarding the quality of his performance and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."

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Filthy's Gypsy Lounge

Oct. 28, 2016

Martin Jackson's marvellous sets are an absolute treasure in Nottingham.

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Darren P

Oct. 27, 2018

Martin was great, the variation of his songs captured the audience during dinner as well as dancing later

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Jannine D

Feb. 23, 2018

Martin was great, he's got a lovely voice, excellent choice of set for our country pub and did fantastic requests which our customers and staff enjoyed. A really nice guy too, professional and friendly. Would highly recommend!

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Sarah J

March 9, 2019

We had Martin perform for my husbands 40th birthday party. Can’t recommend him enough, his performance was fantastic and we had a lot of guests comment on how great he was throughout the night. From booking through to the actual party Martin was very friendly, responsive and helpful. There was a wide range of music to choose from and nothing seemed to much trouble.

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    Set List/Services

    I have quite a vast repertoire, so it would be impractical to post it all here. So here are some of the regular staples in my live set. Please get in touch if there's a particular style / era you're interested in!

    1. Busy Pub / Bar / Party
    Smooth - Santana
    Rather Be – Clean Bandit
    This Love – Maroon 5
    I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
    Butterfly – Jason Mraz
    Uptown Funk – Marc Ronson
    Dakota - Stereophonics
    Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
    Bad Things – Jace Everett
    Kiss – Prince
    Up – Olly Murs
    Rocks – Primal Scream
    7 Nation Army – The White Stripes
    Superstition – Stevie Wonder
    Word Up – Cameo
    Message In A Bottle – The Police
    Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
    Poker Face – Lady Gaga
    I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
    The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
    20th Century Boy – T-Rex
    Take Me To Church – Hozier
    Get Lucky/One More Time – Daft Punk
    Little By Little - Oasis
    Grounds for Divorce - Elbow
    Basketcase - Greenday
    Let’s Dance – David Bowie
    In The End – Linkin Park
    Song 2– Blur
    In Bloom – Nirvana
    No – Meghan Trainor
    Forget You – Ceelo Green
    You Oughta Know – Alanis Morisette
    Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
    Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

    2. Mellow restaurant / background vibe
    Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
    The Most Beautiful Girl – Flight of the Conchords
    Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
    Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
    Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
    Angels – Robbie Williams
    Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
    Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
    Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash
    Whisky in the Jar – Traditional
    Red House – Jimi Hendrix
    Hey Jude - The Beatles
    In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
    Red Red Wine – UB40
    Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
    Hotel California – The Eagles
    Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
    Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
    Bad Things – Jace Everett
    Good Riddance – Green Day
    Tender – Blur
    The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
    Jolene – Dolly Parton

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