Acoustics By Kate

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Songs I Sing

Acoustic Covers Modern and Classic

As a wedding singer, I perform a range of acoustic covers of pop and soul songs, both modern and classic from the 60s onwards, suited to all parts of the wedding day. There are some others that I throw into bar and restaurant gigs too that perhaps aren't as 'weddingy'! It's difficult to list everything so instead I've listed a lot of the artists I cover. If there's a song or artist that you like but you don't see, just ask. It's possible that I do already sing it, and songs don't usually take much time to learn if you'd like me to include it in a set.

Unique Acoustic Cover Versions for Weddings

I like to play about with songs to create unique acoustic cover versions, usually stripped back or chilled out, with the help of my musicians. That creative part is my favourite part. I like to think that there's something for everyone in the list below, and every type of event is covered: wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, christenings, parties, functions, corporate events such as launch parties, background music for restaurants, and entertainment for pubs.

Songs List

[Click here to download my Sample Songs List] containing 80 of the songs I sing.

I perform a list of songs by the following artists:

  • Adele
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Alexandra Burke
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Avicii
  • Bastille
  • Ben E King
  • Beyonce
  • Bill Withers
  • Billy Joel
  • Blondie
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Bruno Mars
  • Bryan Adams
  • The Calling
  • Carole King
  • Charlene Soraia
  • Christina Perri
  • Clean Bandit
  • Coldplay
  • Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Daniel Merriweather
  • David Guetta
  • Diana Ross
  • Disclosure
  • DJ Sammy
  • Duffy
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Elton John
  • Emeli Sande
  • Eva Cassidy
  • Extreme
  • Frankie Valli
  • Gabrielle
  • Gary Barlow
  • George Ezra
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Harry Styles
  • Hozier
  • INXS
  • Jack Johnson
  • James Bay
  • James Brown
  • Jason Mraz
  • Jeff Buckley
  • John Legend
  • Joss Stone
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Kings of Leon
  • Kylie Minogue
  • The Killers
  • Lauren Wood
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Lucas Graham
  • Lumineers
  • Maroon 5
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Michael Bublé
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Newton Faulkner
  • Niall Horan
  • Nora Jones
  • Oasis
  • Olly Murs
  • One Direction
  • One Republic
  • Otis Redding
  • Paloma Faith
  • Passenger
  • Paulo Nutini
  • Pixie Lott
  • Robbie Williams
  • Rod Stewart
  • Ryann Darling
  • The Ronettes
  • Sam Smith
  • Sia
  • Shakin' Stevens
  • Shania Twain
  • Shawn Mendez
  • Stealers Wheel
  • Stereophonics
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sting
  • The Supremes
  • Take That
  • Tammi Terrell
  • The Temptations
  • Toploader
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Train
  • Usher
  • Van Morrison
  • The Wannadies
  • White Stripes
  • Zutons

Choosing Songs for Live Performance Set Lists

Professional Singer and Musicians

When it comes to choosing songs for your event, I always recommend that you leave the majority of the set list construction to me. With every gig, I've picked up more and more experience of what works and what doesn't work so well. Set lists chosen entirely by clients rarely have the same energy and audience response as those put together by an experienced professional singer and musicians (which is a shame because it'd save me hours that I could use to watch Netflix instead!).

However, if you'd like to make requests, please do! The best sets are those where the style and/or a certain number of songs are chosen by the client, and the rest is pieced together at my end around those choices. You get the style and songs that suit you, and I can create a set list that works as a performance around that.

My Inspiration

I'm inspired by Jack Johnson and Ben Howard

I take my inspiration from all sorts of places. First up are my favourite singers to listen to: a long list! Of notable mention though are James Morrison, Hozier, Adele, Ben Howard, Paulo Nutini, Jack Johnson, Sam Smith... artists like that. Almost all men, you may notice. Male songs really lend themselves well to the rich bottom end of my voice; I love singing down there.

Radio 1 Live Lounge is an inspiration too

I keep an eye (or ear) on Radio 1's Live Lounge sessions, and festivals are a great place to pick up ideas. One of my all-time favourite songs to perform is Blondie's Heart of Glass, and Lily Allen's Glastonbury version has had a heavy influence on mine. Watching as much live acoustic music as possible reveals endless ways to deliver classic songs, and YouTube is fantastic for that these days, but remember folks: nothing beats live music!

Boyce Avenue, Jess Greenberg etc: YouTube Influences

I'm influenced by loads of cover artists on YouTube, including Boyce Avenue, Hannah Trigwell, Joseph Vincent, Rozzi Crane... and, ever so very slightly, Jess Greenberg.

Suggest a Song!

Is there a song you'd like to hear me sing? Suggest it on my Facebook page!