Martin John Music

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I am a full-time professional DJ, singer, guitarist & pianist. DJ or live musician or both - perfect for any occasion!
Hello! My name is Martin John and I am an accomplished, versatile and professional full time musician & DJ. I have been performing at weddings, parties, private functions, pub & club gigs since the early 2000s. I have my own professional PA system and lighting rig. My equipment is PAT tested and I have Public Liability Insurance. My agency ratings are always 5* and my reviews speak for themselves.

For live music, I have a repertoire of 160+ songs from the 1950s to present day - please see the full repertoire below. I can adapt the repertoire to suit your event easily and I'm more than happy to learn a couple of songs specifically for your occasion.

I can provide music for any part of your occasion: singing guitarist to get everyone dancing and singing? DJ sets to keep people on the dancefloor? Ambient background music to enhance the event? Specific songs for your special day? You name it and I can provide it! Either on piano or from behind the decks or by being a singing guitarist or pianist.

As a DJ I have played at all sorts of functions: weddings, parties, corporate events and pub & club gigs. I use a DDJ two-channel mixer with a full range of effects to enhance my mixes. My library currently stands at 12,000 songs from all genres. I am not precious about what I play - I am happy to tailor my playlist entirely to your occasion. If you'd like to leave the music entirely to me with a few suggestions - that is fine. Or if you'd like to provide the full playlist exactly as you want it - that is also fine. I am happy to MC as much or as little as you'd like - either singing and talking to encourage guests to the dancefloor or simply focusing on the music keeping the dancefloor as full as possible. Have a listen to my DJ mix in the media section.

I have performed solo and in various bands for nearly 20 years all over the UK, having performed on the same bill as mainstream bands and artists at festivals and private events. My bands have won Battle Of The Bands competitions and I have been in various function bands that have played at weddings and parties. I have also produced music that has been used for adverts, computer games and animations.

My set up includes a 2800W PA system and a multi effect lighting rig (strobes, pars, derbys and a laser). I also make use of various effects to enhance my live performance: a loop pedal, vocal harmoniser and a delay pedal for ambient sweeping guitar solos.

Clients are often keen to book me for my versatility - they would like live music and a disco afterwards, or a mixture of live and disco throughout the event. It means they do not have to go through multiple suppliers or have to worry about one act packing away whilst the other sets up often in the same space. So I can be the one-stop shop for your event to make sure all your musical requirements are organised professionally and all in one package.

So please do get in touch to discuss or make a booking - I do get booked up far in advance so the sooner the better.

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  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Any kind: weddings, parties, private functions etc

  • Who are your previous clients?

    I've played hundreds of gigs. I'm more than happy to put you in touch with previous clients to get a reference.

  • How long do you play for?

    However long you'd like. I can sing for a maximum of 3 hours in one day and can spread that out however you wish.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Yes. 2800w PA system and my lighting rig consists of: uplights, floor lighting, laser, derbys, pars, strobes, scanners, LED messenger and fog machine.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Yes. Can provide certificates if required.

  • How much space do you require?

    At least 2 by 3 meters, more if possible.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Of course! I'll learn it for you.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    I can be completely flexible, whatever works best for your event.

  • What style of music do you offer?

    Live music: pop, rock, motown, country, folk, indie and dance. Disco: anything!

  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

    Of course - I'm happy to learn new songs.

  • Do you do open-air acts?

    Yes, but if there is any prospect of rain I have to be undercover or inside.

Set List/Services

Services provided:

Singing guitarist
DJ
Singing pianist
Piano instrumentalist

Live repertoire:

1950s & earlier:
Andre and Schwandt - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
George Gershwin - Summertime
Rodgers And Hammerstein - You'll Never Walk Alone
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Cliff Richard - Livin' Doll
Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes

1960s:
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Elvis Presley - I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin’
Marvin Gaye - Aint No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye - Heard It On The Grapevine
Moody Blues - Nights Of White Satin
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of A Bay
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Ralf McTell - Streets Of London
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Simon & Garfunkle - Kathy's Song
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence
Simon and Garfunkle - Mrs Robinson
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Day In The Life
The Beatles - For No One
The Beatles - Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - In My Life
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Monkeys - I’m A Believer
The Temptations - My Girl
The Top Notes - Twist And Shout
The Zombies - She's Not There
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
The Beatles - Something

1970s:
10CC - I’m Not In Love
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
David Bowie - Starman
Don McLean - American Pie
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
John Lennon - Imagine
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Lionel Richie - Easy
Madness / Labi Saffre - It Must Be Love
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Paul Simon - Slip Slidin’ Away
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Money
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Part 1)
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Rod Stewart - Maggie May
Rod Stewart - Sailing
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Glenn Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
T Rex - 20th Century Boy

1980s:
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Crowded House - Don’t Dream It’s Over
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Gloria Jones / Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Sting - Englishman In New York
The Cure - Lovesong
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith
The Smiths - There Is A Light And It Never Goes Out
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
U2 - With Or Without You
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

1990s:
Blur - Country House
Blur - End Of The Century
Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet
Crowded House - Four Seasons In One Day
Crowded House - Private Universe
Crowded House - Weather With You
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
James - Sit Down
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Ocean Colour Scene - The Day We Caught The Train
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Radiohead - High And Dry
Randy Newman - You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Robbie Williams - Angels
Santana ft. Rob Thomas - Smooth
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Sinead O’Connor / Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U
Sting - Fields Of Gold
The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
Radiohead - Creep
The Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You

2000s:
Bob Dylan / Adele - To Make You Feel My Love
Coldplay - Yellow
Damien Rice - Amie
Elbow - One Day Like This
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Jack Johnson - Better Together
James Blunt - 1973
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Nora Jones - Come Away With Me
Spiller - Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Zutons / Amy Winehouse - Valarie
David Gray - Babylon

2010s:
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Calvin Harris ft. Rag 'n' Bone Man - Giant
Camila Cabello - Havana
Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Clean Bandit - Rock-A-Bye
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
George Ezra - Shotgun
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Rihanna - We Found Love
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance With Me
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Callum Scott - Dancing On My Own
CLASSICAL
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Ode To Joy
Handel - Zadoc The Priest
JS Bach - Air On The G String
JS Bach - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Pachelbel - Canon In D
Vivaldi - Spring
Wagner - Bridal Chorus