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Solo acoustic guitarist/singer for hire. Available to book as a jazz guitar and saxophone duo and small party band (trio).

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Biography - About us

Shel is a multi talented musician for hire, able to accompany his singing on both guitar and piano. He can be hired as guitarist, pianist or booked for both.  He's a popular choice of live music for weddings, corporate events, family parties and barmitzvahs and has over ten years experience. As a versatile performer his music covers a wide range of genres covering 1920's Jazz right up to modern pop and everything in between. Therefore he has something for all your guests. Shel can also add other musicians so can be booked solo, as a duo with a saxophonist and as a trio with saxophone and percussion.

Shel's speciality is music for reception drinks and dinner music. Here he sets the scene and creates the perfect atmosphere. He can also make clever use of technology allowing him to record himself and layer tracks in real time thus playing 'along' with himself. This creates the sound of a larger act - all from one person. Your guests will find this fascinating to watch as well as listen to.
 

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About an hour and a half

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 3m x Depth:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes as long as there is adequate cover for the equipment.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, up to two requests and at least three weeks prior to the event. Any more songs will cost extra.

How long do you play for?
Options are: 1 x 45 minutes, 2 x 45 minutes, 3 x 45 minutes

Do you provide your own lighting?
No lightning is provided.

What do you do during your break(s)
During breaks there will be a playlist playing from a laptop.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
Not a problem as most limiters have issues with drum kits (which we don't use).

Where are you based?
Hertfordshire based, covers London, Essex, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire (up to 200 Miles).

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

1940s
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Osvaldo Farres

1950s
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Sway – Dean Martin
Somewhere Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin

1960s
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
My Girl – The Temptations
You Can’t Take That Away From Me – Frank Sinatra
Moon Dance – Van Morrison

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Testimonials and reviews

"I hired Shel to perform a solo act whilst I proposed to my now fiancée. From the start Shel took the time to listen to me, understand what I needed and discuss how best he could work with me. Shel was on time, ready and waiting which really took the stress away. He is very reliable and professional. He played the perfect songs, the perfect way. Shel, you changed our lives forever and you will now always remain in our memories in a positive way. Thank you."
Joey Kolirin, Wedding Proposal, London

"Thank you once again for a terrific night’s entertainment. You made our staff Christmas party special, for the second year running. Providing background entertainment during the meal and afterwards enticing everyone on to the dance floor, getting the mood just right!"
Julia Jacoby, Company Christmas Party

"Shel played at a party of ours in 2014. We heard some impressive clips online and were very excited to manage to book him. We weren't disappointed. Lots of us got up dancing. He performed a range of covers and even took requests. He gave the party a brilliant atmosphere. Our friends all said how fab he was too, it made our event. Would highly recommend! Friendly and professional, as well as extremely talented."
Suzanne Lovell, Private Party

"Shel is a delightful and very talented young man!"
Karen Spiers (Events Manager) Springs Hotel, Oxfordshire

"Shel was really great! He was very professional and played all our requested songs perfectly and exactly when needed during the ceremony. We had a lot of lovely compliments from the guests about his voice and song choices during the reception and all the songs fitted so well to the garden party style, all in all he did a really great job!"
Clare and James, Wedding Reception, Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury

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