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Solo acoustic guitarists for hire. Book a guitar player/singer covering Essex, London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex & UK

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Biography - About us

Ben is an exceptional solo acoustic guitarist for hire with an amazing voice. We've been booking him since 2010 as he's also the guitar player in one of our popular wedding bands. The singer/songwriter style is a very popular form of live entertainment so Ben's incredibe voice, guitar talents and friendly banter make him a popular choice for drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts or simply as background music. 

Ben has performed for many popular artistes, including Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Clem Curtis (The Foundations), Jimmy James & The Vagabonds and many others. He has performed all over the UK (including Wembley Arena and Jazz Café) and has worked as a session musician for Aegean (George Michael), EMI, ESPN and others. A great all round musician that your guests will enjoy. 

Note: Ben can either be booked solo or can pair up with saxophonist (Ian-T) to form the popular live duo '2 Smooth' where they can mingle amongst your guests creating a fantastic atmopshere as guests join in with them. 

What we do and FAQ's

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

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 3m x Depth:1m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, weather permitting and under cover.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, very happy to, please give me at least three weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
For parties/drinks receptions/wedding breakfasts - typically 2 x 45 minute sets, more if needed. Happy to do what's required.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Not usually required, but can provide if needed - ask Essence Music.

What do you do during your break(s)
Uninterrupted suitable iPod music - playlist can be tailored to the client's musical tastes.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
These has never been a problem. I can play at a very mellow and unobtrusive volume, if required.

Where are you based?
London based covering Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Middlesex & UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

7 Days - Craig David
The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Dance the Night Away - The Mavericks
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
A Message to You/Rudy - The Specials
Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Aint No Pleasing You - Chas & Dave
Aint No Sunshine -Bill Withers
All About You - McFly
All of Me - John Legend


Testimonials and reviews

"Such an amazing performance at our wedding on Saturday. You were absolutely brilliant and we had so many comments from our guests saying the same. Thank you so much again!"
Lauren, Wedding, London

"Dear Tim, I would just like to tell you how much we enjoyed Ben last night. His act was just perfect for us and he made the night all the more enjoyable. Please thank him for us, once again. I wish I had another function so I could hire him again!!  Perfect."
Sue Chinnock, 70th Birthday Dinner Party,  Suffolk

"Hey Ben. Thank you very much for your great performance for our friends and family who came over to visit us on Mersea on the weekend. Every generation present had nothing but good things to say about your chosen playlist which suited both our younger and older guests. You done a great job, so good in fact our next door neighbours went after your first set thinking you'd finished and spent the 2nd set sat in their garden listening over the fence to you. Highly recommend to anyone else thinking about having you over.
Darren Goddard, Family Party, Essex

"Thanks for a fab evening of music. Really enjoyed it!"
Linda Hegarty Zgorzalek, Hotel Event, London

"Was there tonight u was amazing! We want you for our wedding!"
Siobhan Serrant, Zenxi Restaurant, Essex

"Truly amazing!"
Vicky Louise De Witt, Brickyard Bar & Grill, London

"We really can't praise Ben highly enough but we will try. We first heard Ben play on a night out with friends in a local pub, we were blown away and booked him instantly. It turns out we couldn't possibly have made a better decision; on top of being an excellent musician and singer (silky smooth voice with a hint of rock star edge) with a broad repertoire that reflects his excellent taste in music, he is also one of the nicest and most relaxed people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. He could not have been more helpful and even offered to learn tracks that weren't on his list. We are now firm friends and we will be following him to gigs until our 60th Wedding anniversary."
Wedding, London

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