Martin Sean McConnell

Bristol, Avon
Verified bookings: 16
Reviews: 15
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Price from: £260

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.

Thank You.

Martin.

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Deborah Potter

Nov. 7, 2019

Excellent singer and entertainer. Thank you Martin

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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

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Donna

Oct. 11, 2019

Martin was great had for my daughters 18th mixed ages every one loved it really nice guy

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Tyrone

Oct. 27, 2018

"Anyone requiring a musician will not be disappointed with Martin’s services. He went above and beyond to make sure that our proposal went according to plan, from picking up items as part of the surprise to braving the near freezing weather outside.
Communication from the start to end was effortless and Martin truely tries to tailor everything to your requirements.
Massive thanks again Martin for supporting me and being apart of our celebration."

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Martyn C

July 21, 2018

Martin was great, from communication to the performance and the songs it was all A+ for us. would highly recommend him.

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Anne-Mariie

July 14, 2018

Brilliant music for a relaxed garden party. It added the perfect atmosphere for the party. The songs that were played were so good for all at the party. Martin was also very professional, and all communications with him was excellent. Definitely highly recommend Martin!

Services From Martin Sean McConnell

Martin Sean McConnell
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Solo Guitarist with or without Vocals

Hello I am a singing guitarist with a lively acoustic set of old and new pop, soul, rock, jazz and folk songs, including older artists like The Beatles, Queen, The Proclaimers and Oasis, all the way through to more modern musicians such as Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons. I've been working as a professional musician for over ten years. In that time I have played with artists from all over the world, performed on the radio and played hundreds of weddings, parties, festivals and corporate events. Previous clients include Tough Mudder, TK Maxx, Emerson Electric and The Labour Party Conference. The video linked below is a compilation of various live and studio recorded songs covering the various different styles I can provide. Full length videos and recordings are available on my profile page. Of course what really matters to you is whether I’m any good on the day. Here are some quotes from a few clients who were lovely enough to leave me some very nice reviews (more available on my profile). “Martin was outstanding! He played a great set that had everyone up dancing from start to finish!” – Dan. W "We absolutely loved Martin, our wedding guests were blown away with his performance... Our guests had a fab time and were thoroughly entertained… Thank you for making our day perfect!"- Linda. M "He sang and played beautifully and even went to the trouble of learning a song that was special to us all." - Ali P As well as the music I will perform I am also happy to provide a free laptop DJ service in between my sets. This way, even if I'm taking a break, there will always be some form of music to entertain your guests. I only require 45 minutes to set up and two plug sockets. I have my own PA and lights, so I am entirely self-contained. All you need to do is find me a place to stand and I'll do the rest! Included in the quote is… 2 x 1 hours of live music. Laptop DJ service in between sets. 6 hours on site from arrival until the last song. All lights and PA system provided. One song learnt by request. Whilst these outline my ‘standard’ event terms that suit most events, I’m always happy to work with people to accommodate their requests and the specific details and timings of the event. Let me know more about your day and I’ll be happy to do whatever I can to make your vision work. Thank You. Martin.
From: £240 per event
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FAQs

  • 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?

    Yes.

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

    Yes

  • 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.

Set List/Services

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