Simon Williams

Wokingham, Berkshire
From: £90
Verified bookings: 7
Reviews: 7
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Price from: £90

Simon Williams is one of the very best solo singer/guitarists in the area. He sometimes describes his style as "Acoustic Rock" but he always plays melodic sounds. Perfect for pubs, parties, weddings restaurants he will make any music night go with a swing - or even perfect for relaxing background music. With over twenty years of experience Simon guarantees a standard that few can match and, with a very long list of songs in his repertoire, he can cater for all tastes.

Can provide 2 hours of original music or up to 3 hours of great acoustic covers from the 60's to present day.

Over 10 years of gigging experience most recently as a resident musician at Francesco's Italian in Maidenhead, and gigs at the 2014 Santander Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, finalist at Hampshire's Festival Factor competition and one of the headline acts at the Berlin Vagabond Festival.

Having played for years as a guitarist and behind-the-scenes songwriter for many bands, (with good levels of success including a sell out headline slots at the packed “Sound” nightclub in London’s Leicester Square and international radio play in South Africa) Simon took the step into solo performing in 2008 in fairly daunting way. His first ever solo performance saw Simon take the stage in front of a 2,000 strong audience in Hammersmith, an experience that saw him grow quickly in confidence and set the path for his debut album “40 Miles West” just two years later.

7 Reviews
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Gemma

Nov. 9, 2018

Simon was great entertainment and fantastic value. I received a lot of compliments for him and he was a pleasuŕe to do business with. We would definitely book again

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Sarah

June 11, 2016

I hired Simon for my sisters hen party! He was extremely accommodating, staying in contact whist I planned it and happy to play songs that he did not have on his playlist! Simon arrived in plenty of time and set up outside in the court yard where we were staying because it was a nice evening! Played beautifully and got all the girls up singing and dancing! Even allowed a few girls a turn on the microphones so they could pretend they were singers! Over all an amazing evening with some great song choices and fabulous charisma from both Simon and lee. Would definitely hire again!!

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Sarah

June 11, 2016

I hired Simon for my sisters hen party! He was extremely accommodating, staying in contact whist I planned it and happy to play songs that he did not have on his playlist! Simon arrived in plenty of time and set up outside in the court yard where we were staying because it was a nice evening! Played beautifully and got all the girls up singing and dancing! Even allowed a few girls a turn on the microphones so they could pretend they were singers! Over all an amazing evening with some great song choices and fabulous charisma from both Simon and lee. Would definitely hire again!!

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Sarah

June 11, 2016

I hired Simon for my sisters hen party! He was extremely accommodating, staying in contact whist I planned it and happy to play songs that he did not have on his playlist! Simon arrived in plenty of time and set up outside in the court yard where we were staying because it was a nice evening! Played beautifully and got all the girls up singing and dancing! Even allowed a few girls a turn on the microphones so they could pretend they were singers! Over all an amazing evening with some great song choices and fabulous charisma from both Simon and lee. Would definitely hire again!!

S

Sarah

June 11, 2016

I hired Simon for my sisters hen party! He was extremely accommodating, staying in contact whist I planned it and happy to play songs that he did not have on his playlist! Simon arrived in plenty of time and set up outside in the court yard where we were staying because it was a nice evening! Played beautifully and got all the girls up singing and dancing! Even allowed a few girls a turn on the microphones so they could pretend they were singers! Over all an amazing evening with some great song choices and fabulous charisma from both Simon and lee. Would definitely hire again!!

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Sue

Aug. 24, 2019

Would definitely recommend Simon. Very professional, great voice and sound, very nice guy.

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    Up to 3 hours as a solo act or 4 hours as a duo
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes I have my own PA, Lighting available on request
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes
  • How much space do you require?
    I can work with a 2m square space minimum - I have different equipment depending on what is required.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Hopefully! Just let me know and I'll learn it and add it to the list!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    5 mins for every hour


Set List/Services

Over 150 songs from 50's to present day chart music

Example of artists includes

Ed Sheeran, REM, Van Morrison , Beatles, John Legend, Eagles, Bruno Mars, The Monkees, Bryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Simon and Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, and David Gray

Fuller Example list (If you cant see what you want just request it and i'll learn it.)
Everyday - Buddy Holly
That'll be the Day - Buddy Holly
Stand By Me- Ben E King
Knockin on Heavens - Bob Dylan
Catch the Wind - Donavon
Always on My mind - Elvis Presley / Willie Nelson /Pet Shop Boys
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
King of the Road
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
8 days a week - The Beatles
Can't Buy me Love - The Beatles
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Im a believer - The Monkees
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
American Pie - Don Mclean
Country Road - John Denver
Imagine - John Lennon
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Stairway to Heaven- Led Zepelin
Stuck on You- Lionel Ritchie
Easy Like Sunday Morning / Use Somebody Medley - Lionel Ritchie / Kings of Leon
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Have I told you lately - Rod Stewart
I Dont Wanna Talk About it - Rod Stewart
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
The First Cut is the Deepest - Rod Stewart / Cat Stevens
Stuck in the middle with you - Steelers Wheel
Light My Fire - The Doors
Best of My love - The Eagles
Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles
Hotel California - The Eagles
Take it Easy - The Eagles / Jackson Browne
My Girl - The Temptations
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Show me the way to Amarillo - Tony Christie
Teenage Dreams - Undertones
Groovy Kind of Love - Wayne Fontana / Phil Collins
Game of Love - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Faith - Wham / George Michael
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Mr Jones - Counting Crows
Walkaways - Counting Crows
Weather With You - Crowded House
Two Steps Behind - Def Leppard
When Love and Hate Collide - Def Leppard
Nothing Ever Happens - Delimtri
Dont Cry - Guns N Roses
You Aint the First - Guns N Roses
Let Her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish
Sit Down - James
Blood Money - Jon Bon Jovi
Hang - Matchbox 20
Molly's Lips - Nirvana
Polly - Nirvana
Where did you sleep Last night - Nirvana
Cast No Shadow - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Dont Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Half a World Away - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
The Circle - Ocean Colour Scene
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
You do something to me - Paul Weller
Burn your name - Powderfinger
Creep - Radiohead
Losing My Religion - REM
Man on the Moon - REM
Angels - Robbie Williams
It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
Outside - Staind
Frank Mills - The Lemonheads
Another Mans Cause - Levellers
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
All the small things- Blink 182
In my place - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Babylon - David Gray
Be Mine - David Gray
Sail Away - David Gray
Hero - Enrique Inglaisias
(Good Riddance) Time of your life - Green Day
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Youre Beautiful - James Blunt
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams
Bad Bad You - Stephen Fretwell
Dakota - Stereophonics
Patience - Take That
Why does it always Rain on Me - Travis
Niave - The kooks
Drugs Don’t Work - The Verve
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Blame it on Me - George Ezra
All of Me - John legend

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