Gavin Clarke - Solo Singer Guitarist from Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Gavin Clarke

Gavin Clarke

Solo Singer Guitarist

Prices from: £150

Location: Hertfordshire

Contact: Gavin Clarke

Phone: 07880 743979

Gavin Clarke

I'm an experienced solo singer/guitarist performer, playing popular covers from the 40's to the present. Whether it be to provide some gentle background music whilst your guests mingle or to liven up your occasion and get your party going with upbeat popular sing along covers, I have a vast wide ranging repertoire that can cover any almost any type of crowd, age group and occasion.

I generally perform with the acoustic guitar, but as from Dec 2015, I can now offer the option of performing with backing tracks if this is preferred.

I have gigged extensively this last year, playing every type of pub, bar, hotel, restaurant, retirement home as well as many private party functions in areas around London, Hitchin, Welwyn, St Albans, Ware, and Stevenage in Hertfordshire to popular acclaim.

I am a monthly resident act for The Marylebone pub in central London and The Angel's Share Restaurant Bar in Hitchin.

If given enough notice and within reason, I can play special song requests.

I have my own PA system, sound and lighting equipment.

I am fully insured for Public liability insurance and am up to date with PAT testing.

I can play 3x45 mins or 2x60 mins sets or even play an all day double set of up to 4x45 mins! Whatever may suit your occasion.

My fee starts from 150 dependent on your requirements and distance from Stevenage. I am willing to travel distances further afield, with enough notice and for an adjusted fee to cover additional cost.

I can provide appropriate background music at the beginning, interval and end of the performance via iPod.

If you need anymore information and want to discuss your arrangements in further detail, then please get in touch!

Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and will travel to:

within 90 miles. Further afield by fee negotiation.

Gavin Clarke
Gavin Clarke
Gavin Clarke
Gavin Clarke

Reviews & Testimonials

"I booked Gavin for my 65th plus retirement plus wedding anniversary party and he was brilliant, what a talent. He did 3 x 40 minute sessions, starting as just background music as requested and had people dancing in the aisles by his third session. Can highly recommend Gavin and wouldn't hesitate to book him again myself. Thanks for a first class performance Gavin, the party wouldn't have been the same without you." - Chris Russell

"Another great evening in the pavilion. The feedback from villagers who had not seen him before was 100% positive. They could not believe that it was only him and not a full band they were listening to, which is what you get. His performances never fail to entertain and get people dancing and singing along. I will be booking him again next year." - Peter McMeekin, Bar Manager, Reed Cricket Club Musical Evening

"Having seen Gavin play at a party at a local cricket club I booked him to play at a 60th birthday party. He was very easy to deal with, turned up in plenty of time to set up, and gave us a great evening. I asked him to start off with background music while we ate, then to get everybody dancing. He got it exactly right and was a major part of us having a really good night. He is also a very pleasant person and seems to enjoy the fact that we all enjoyed his performance. Very happy to recommend him." - Lee Craker

"We thoroughly enjoyed our 70th Birthday Party. Gavin sang quietly during dinner many of our favourite 60's songs and later everyone was on the dance floor. We had so many good comments from our friends and many asked where we had found such a good entertainer. Thank you Gavin for making our 70th Birthday Party such a success and it will go down as a very happy memorable evening." - Maureen & Tim

"Gavin is a fantastic musician with a tremendous vocal range and repertoire. He may not look like Neil Diamond or Johnny Cash but he sounds just like them when singing their songs, and all the other great pop and rock classics. His laptop contains full backing tracks to all the hit songs he performs so he literally is a one man band. As I requested, he added some of my own favourites such as the Chuck Berry classic Carol, and Love Hurts by the Everly Brothers, which are great to dance to, but give him a couple of weeks notice as some of these older and more obscure ones are difficult to track down. He can also do anything more modern for the younger generation and I cannot recommend him highly enough. All my guests were amazed that such a talented performer lived just a few miles away, and they had a great time singing along to rock anthems like Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and I Would Walk 500 Miles by the Proclaimers. My party was held in the village cricket pavilion, which is quite small, but he did not take up much room or play too loud. All he needs is a mains socket and our Social Secretary is planning to get him back sometime soon. He was great and he made the party a great success. You will not find anyone better!" - Peter McMeekin

"Gavin was incredibly professional and a fantastic entertainer at our annual summer party. With over 25 guests set up outside he went above and beyond to play a three hour set for us. His voice was fantastic, songs brilliant and everyone raved over his performance. He played more chilled and relaxed songs over dinner and dance hits when the party ramped up. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gavin to anyone as an artist for any event, parties, weddings etc. Thank you Gavin for providing such wonderful entertainment!" - Gillian Tomlinson

"Gavin performed for Mum's 70th birthday. He was very flexible and managed to provide something for everyone, sixties and seventies classics, some modern day party songs and even some Irish favourites. It was a fab night and I thoroughly recommend Gavin for your party. He brought along disco lights to enhance the mood and was a fabulous singer." - Josie

"This was Gavin's Sunday Night debut and his first using backing tracks and he was simply fantastic. After doing a well received acoustic set at the Hightown Club for a special St. George's Day night, I asked if he could come back for another gig this time using backing tracks. Gavin got to work and over the months built up a great set list of songs both old and new and took to The Hightown Stage. Always the professional Gavin arrives in good time to do a proper sound check something a lot of acts could learn from. Once Gavin started the compliments came thick and fast with the Sunday Night Crowd complimenting his song choices the quality of the sound and of course his versatile voice. A fantastic debut that not only earned him a Saturday Night Gig but also a Christmas Eve booking for 2016 well done." - Peter Gallagher, Entertainment Committee, The Hightown Club, Luton

"Gavin performed at our recent wedding and was truly fantastic. He is easy to work with and had clearly worked hard on the arrangement which was awesome. I have no reservation in recommending him! We had just over 100 guests who loved the performance he did for us - many thanks Gavin!" - Paul & Tania

"Eager to please and delivers! This was Gavin's first gig at The Hightown and, to be fair, a bit of a tricky one. For our St. George's Celebration Night we required an act that could not only please the crowd with an interesting and varied set list, but that could also confidently include some traditional patriotic songs to set the right tone for our themed event. Given Gavin's act is wholly acoustic, this presented something of a challenge, but any fears I had were laid to rest as Mr Clarke delivered his own arrangements of songs like "Land of Hope & Glory" and "There Will Always Be An England" along with an assortment of others that really entered into the flag-waving spirit of things splendidly! Managing to win over the enthusiasm of a crowd more used to a heavy drum beat and driving bass line to get them going is no mean feat and Gavin's skill in putting together and serving up a programme that successfully catered for all our needs, without reproducing songs already done to death, was evidenced by people thoroughly enjoying themselves and taking to the dance floor. It's this ability to deliver that won him two further appreciative bookings with us! With a level of skill in guitar playing that is something to behold, Gavin's excellent vocal performance also deserves high praise, so if you are looking to engage the services of a fine vocalist, a fluent guitarist and a heck of a nice guy with bags of talent, you could do your venue or party a massive service and book Gavin for yourselves." - Peter Gallagher, The Hightown Club, Luton

"Never seen Gavin perform before but liked his video and MP3 tracks. Booked him for a late night after party at my home for my 60th birthday. We were all knocked out with his great performance, stage presence and quality of sound. Despite having to play to 3am, nothing was too much trouble. I think you have won over some new fans Gavin. Thanks for such a magical night." - John Higgins

"I booked Gavin for my 40th birthday party and he was brilliant. He plays fantastic songs, has a great voice and really brought the party alive. He even learnt a new song (in a week!) especially for me. He pitched everything at the right level. Am just now thinking of another excuse to book Gavin again - it's just too long to wait until my 50th!" - Erika Pyne

"I hired Gavin for my 40th birthday party and I have to say he was amazing. His play list was varied covering 1960s to the present day. He was upbeat and got the whole crowd dancing. He was professional but also personable. I can not fault him and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Gavin." - Sarah Robinson

"Gavin answered the call at the last minute to play for my wife's surprise 50th Birthday party back in March. All we can say is he was amazing! We had friends and family young and old turn up. So it was always going to be a challenged to keep everyone happy. But Gavin handled it perfectly! He has a great voice, and picked all the right songs for the occasion! By the end of the night, everyone was up singing and dancing in what was a truly unforgettable night! Can't wait for him to come up again to hear him sing!" - Nick Foster

"Gavin played at our wedding as we walked down the aisle. He played all the songs we requested beautifully! He set the perfect tone and atmosphere on what was a wonderful special day! He has a great voice and is very flexible and adaptable to our arrangements. I would have no hesitation in booking Gavin again - just fantastic!" - Mr & Mrs Stone

Gavin Clarke

Gavin Clarke

  • Solo Singer Guitarist
  • Prices from: £150
  • Location: Hertfordshire
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Contact Information

  • Gavin Clarke
  • Phone: 07880 743979

Venue suitability and experience

  • Background Music Provided
  • Corporate Events & Launches
  • Cruise Ship & Hotel Cabaret
  • Dinner Dances & Formal Balls
  • Holiday Park Entertainment
  • Outdoor Festival Events
  • PA System & Self Contained
  • PLI & PAT Tested Equipment
  • Private Parties & Celebrations
  • Public Houses & Social Clubs
  • Song Requests Available
  • Stage & FX Lighting Included
  • Weddings & Civil Ceremonies