“Super-talented. A great guitar player & singer. Anyone looking for someone to partner up with, someone to tour with, hang out with… Simon is your guy.” – Eric Martin, vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Mr. Big
"Simon's a great singer, a great songwriter, a great entertainer - you should check him out!" Damon Johnson, lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.
Simon is a guitarist of exceptional talent, having toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe with some of rock music's biggest singers like Eric Martin from Mr Big, Joe Lynn Turner from Deep Purple and Rainbow and Damon Johnson from Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.
When you hire Simon, you can expect a great night of songs and entertainment with an energetic and entertaining set of covers that will enhance any event you are planning!
But don't take our word for it...watch Simon's showreel and hear it from some of rock's greatest yourselves...!
Emma Coffield• Feb. 1, 2020
I booked Simon for my husbands surprise birthday celebration. He kept in contact prior to the event and answered any questions I had.
From the moment he arrived he was easy to chat with and was happy to be felxible regarding set times.
He is a brilliant musician and singer and provided a playlist that included songs that he knew my husband would enjoy.
We have received some great feedback from friends and my husband is still talking about the evening.
We would like to say a big thank you to Simon for helping to make the celebration such a great evening.
Would highly recommend Simon!
Moira Reid• Nov. 16, 2019
Wow, wow, wow. Look no further for your singer, Simon was excellent. He is a brilliant musician and singer, judged the party perfectly playing a great selection of music to suit all ages and tastes. He really went that extra mile to make the occasion special, learning an additional song that was significant to the 60 year old birthday boy and his University friends. It went down an absolute storm. We've had so many emails from friends saying how much they enjoyed the music and an opportunity to dance and asking how we found him. Don't miss out, I can't recommend him highly enough.
Claire Antell• Aug. 26, 2019
Simon was an absolute star at our wedding. He sang beautifully during our ceremony and did a fabulous playlist during our reception. He was a delight to work with and extremely talented and we would recommend him whole-heartedly as he added so much to our perfect day! Claire and Tony
Phillipa Levy• Aug. 25, 2019
Thanks for making it a lovely event Simon. You were very friendly and easy to communicate with in the run up to the event. Received great feedback from people and venue on the day who would like to have you back! Thank you for all of your help, would definitely recommend!
Jane Hand• Aug. 16, 2019
Smon Sapporo is a consummate professional and an absolute diamond. I booked Simon for a corporate event and had so many people (including senior leadership) who approached me asking where I found him from and commented how great he was!
After I confirmed through Poptop, he was in touch promptly and professionally. He answered all of my questions on the lead up to the event, was flexible when making the arrangements and arrived in plenty of time on the day.
Simon is an incredible musician with a soulful voice that turns heads but also, a lovely genuine guy. I could not recommend him enough.
Jennifer O Cofaigh• July 29, 2019
Simon's music was fantastic! He really helped to make our wedding so special. He gave our ceremony and drinks on the lawn an added level of romance. We loved his relaxed nature and flexibility. All our guests commented on the great music, in fact many enjoyed a little dance! From start to finish, Simon made everything easy for us. A lovely person to have at our special day. Thanks Simon, love Jenni and Brendan
Services From Simon Sapporo
Solo Acoustic Guitarist & Singer - 2 x 45 Minutes
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Birthdays, Parties, Weddings, general entertainment
Who are your previous clients?
Various Fuller's & Young's Brewery pubs in London, mainly in Twickenham, Richmond, Barnes and Putney. The rest have been private clientele.
How long do you play for?
Minimum one hour, maximum three hours (3 x 5 minute sets)
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
A few square feet. It's a very tidy, compact set up.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes, you get to choose one song for me to learn included in the price. Additional songs can be requested for an additional £25 per song
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I generally take one fifteen minute break per hour singing but I can play straight through or play things by ear on the night.
Sample songs from my set:
The Monkeys - I'm A Believer
Van Morrisson - Brown Eyed Girl
James Bay - Hold Back The River
George Ezra - Budapest
Robbie Williams - Angels
Take That - Back For Good
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oasis - Live Forever
Train - Soul Sista
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Beatles - most Beatles’ songs!
Ryan Adams - Firecracker
Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet
Bluebells - Young At Heart
Prince - Cream
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better
Sugar Ray - Every Morning
Daniel Beddingfield - I Can’t Read You
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
James - Sit Down
Thin Lizzy - Boys Are Back
The Eagles - Desperado
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Olly Murs - Dance With You Tonight
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Ocean Colour Scene - Day We Caught The Train
Primal Scream - Rocks
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
Train - Soul Sister
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Bon Jovi - Bed of Roses
Paolo Nutini - Loving You
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
Monkeys - Daydream Believer
Steeler’s Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling