Martin Sean McConnell
Services From Martin Sean McConnell in Bristol
Hi, I'm Martin.
Whether you want relaxed music in the background of your drinks or dinner event, or a lively set for your guests to sing and dance to, I have the songs and experience to match your needs.
Over the last ten years I've built up a huge repertoire of material, and a wealth of experience in performing at all kinds of functions and events. I've performed at private functions, on boats, functions on boats, on live radio (so far no radio shows on boats) and at hundreds of venues across the country.
Should you be interested, I also perform as part of an acoustic duo and in a three piece function band. If you'd like to consider adding these options I'm more than happy to discuss them with you.
Additionally, every client gets to request one song for free, so if you would like to dance your first dance to a live performance of your favourite track I can make that happen.
As well as all this I am also able to provide a complimentary laptop DJ service, so that there's always music playing at your event from beginning to end.
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch any way you like. I'll always endeavour to respond within 24 hours and do our best to meet your needs.
Suzanna Stanbury• May 28, 2022
Martin was exactly what we wanted for our wedding. Beautiful and relaxing music throughout the afternoon and a fantastic set of songs to get everybody dancing in the evening. A really personable chap that was so flexible throughout the organising of our wedding (including three different dates!). We had a number of our guests comment about how good Martin was and we would have no doubt about recommending him for any wedding.
Craig Thomas• April 30, 2022
Emma Robinson• Nov. 26, 2021
Lovely guy, very professional. Amazing singer and knew just how to get the party going and keep everyone entertained
Lisa Palmer• July 17, 2021
We are so glad Martin played at our ceremony. His music was lovely and we were very thankful that he learnt a song for us. Everyone loved the style of music and if ever an occasion rose, we would certainly use Martin again.
Deborah Potter• Nov. 7, 2019
Excellent singer and entertainer. Thank you Martin
David• Oct. 12, 2019
Martin was outstanding in all regards and was a great addition to our event. We booked him for an awards evening dinner/drinks reception - he provided two great sets to match the mood which our guests loved. Played a great choice of songs from all eras which went down well!
He was a first class professional in every regard, approachable and easy to work with. Highly recommended and we hope to book him again in the future
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, anything!
Who are your previous clients?
P&O, The Labour Party, TK Maxx, MHA Monahans, Emerson.
How long do you play for?
Usually two hours, additional sets also available.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Approximately three metres by three metres. I have played under a staircase though so there's some flexibility here!!
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Provided it can feasibly be performed by one man with an acoustic guitar then yes!
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
at least one, at least fifteen minutes.
What happens if I cancel my event?
Should a client need to cancel an event, payment will need to be made on a sliding scaled in line with the amount of notice given. a) Within 28 Days of the event. 100% of the remaining fee to be paid. b) Within 40 Days of the event. 75% of the remaining fee to be paid. c) Within 56 Days of the event. 50% of the remaining fee to be paid. d) 56 days or more. Deposit will be retained.
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
All About That Bass
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix/Bob Dylan
All of Me – John Legend
All the Small Things – Blink 182
Beyond the Sea – Jazz Standard
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Cannon Ball – Damien Rice
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Crazy Little thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota – Stereophonics
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Dreaming of You – The Coral
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Five O’ clock somewhere – Alan Jacson
Fly me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Galway Girl – Steve Earl
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Half the World Away – Oasis
Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales/The Knife
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Laura – Gregory Porter
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hound Dog – Elvis
I’ll Tell me Ma – Irish Standard
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Irish Rover - The Pogues
It Ain’t Me Babe – Johnny Cash/Bob Dylan
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
King of the Swingers – Jungle Book
Layla – Eric Claptopn
Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters
Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg
Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Girl – The Temptations
Naïve – The Kooks
One Day Like This - Elbow
Parklife - Blur
Place Your Hands – Reef
Prickle Eyed Bush - Bellowhead
Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley and the Comets
Rude - Magic
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Sex on Fire – Kings pf Leon
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Shut up and Dance – Walk The Moon
Sit Down - James
Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad
Soul Man – Sam and Dave/ Blues Brothers
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
Summertime – Jazz Standard
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Suspicious Minds – Elvis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Love – Maroon 5
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Whiskey in the Jar – Irish Folk Song
Wild Rover – Irish Folk Song
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Rogers and Hammerstein
You Really Got Me – The Kinks