SAM DAWSON

Wedding singer / Guitarist

About Me

Hi, my name is Sam Dawson and I’m a professional wedding singer and acoustic guitarist based in East Yorkshire.

My musical style is acoustic, ‘live-lounge’ covers of pop songs anywhere from the 50s through to present day. 

Over the years I have performed at hundreds of weddings, be it during the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, first dance… you name it, I’ve played it!

Using just guitar, vocals, and the addition of some ‘effects pedals’, I am able to create a full sound – as though there are multiple musicians performing (without the huge setup and increased cost!) This also allows me to ‘read the room’ – stripping things back, or livening things up when necessary.

On this site, you’ll find videos, reviews, my current song list, as well as details on how to contact me to discuss your event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Confident Performer

Professional Attitude

250+ Songs

PLI Certified / PAT Tested

PACKAGES

Here are a selection of the packages I offer (make sure to flip the cards for more info!)

For a bespoke package, please enquire using the form at the bottom of this page.

Ceremony

Live music during the main event

Ceremony Package

Your specific Aisle song
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Music as the guests arrive and exit the ceremony
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Music during the signing of the register

Reception

Light, upbeat music as your guests enjoy their drinks

Reception

2x45m sets of laidback, acoustic music
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Background playlist between sets

Meal

Music during the wedding breakfast

Meal

2x45m sets of laidback, acoustic music
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Background playlist between sets

Evening

Get the party started with the evening package

Evening

Your first dance song played live
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2x45m sets of upbeat music
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Background playlist between sets

SETLISTS

Below is a sample of some of the songs I like to play. Usually these will be mixed and matched to suit your guests, but if you have any special requests, just let me know and I’ll be happy to learn them!

1960s / Classics
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010+
Country
Disney
Rock

A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
Bare Necessities - Jungle Book
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blowing In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morisson
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
My Girl - The Temptations
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Imagine – John Lennon
You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Stuck In The Middle – Stealers Wheel
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie
Burning Love – Elvis
American Pie – Don McLean
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates

I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrants
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Lucky Man – The Verve
Good Riddance – Greenday
Angels – Robbie Williams
Rotterdam – The Beautiful South
She’s Electric – Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Half The World Away – Oasis
Everlong – Foo Fighters
No Diggity – Blackstreet
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Toy Story/Randy Newman

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
The Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Swing Life Away – Rise Against
Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
All About You – McFly
Hey There Delilah – Plain White Ts
Yellow – Coldplay
Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
Valerie – Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Dakota – Stereophonics
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Ooh La – The Kooks
Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
New Shoes – Paulo Nutini
Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
The Girl – City and Colour
I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
Ignition – R. Kelly
Last Request – Paulo Nutini
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
People Should Smile More – Newton Faulkner
Skinny Love – Bon Iver

Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Make You Feel My Love – Adele/Bob Dylan
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Attention – Charlie Puth
Budapest – Georgre Ezra
Blame It On Me – George Ezra
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Count On Me – Bruno Mars
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Do You Want To Build A Snowman? – Frozen
Love Is An Open Door – Frozen
Domino – Jessie J
How Long Will I Love You? – Ellie Goulding
I See The Light – Tangled
The One – Kodaline
She Said – Plan B
Shotgun – George Ezra

Annie's Song - John Denver
Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs
Beer Never Broke My Heart - Luke Combs
Blue Ain't Your Color - Keith Urban
Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt
Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Dirt On My Boots - John Pardi
Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
God Made Girls - Rae Lynn
Heartache Medication - John Pardi
Homegrown - Zac Brown Band
I'll Name The Dogs - Blake Shelton
Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
Love You Like I Used To - Russell Dickerson
Mr Lonely - Midland
One Man Band - Old Dominion
The Other Guy - Luke Combs
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
There Was This Girl - Riley Green
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker / Lady A
When It Rains It Pours - Luke Combs
You Look Good - Lady A
Your Man - Josh Turner

Bare Neceissities - Jungle Book
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
I See The Light - Tangled
How Far I'll Go - Moana
Do You Want To Build A Snowman - Frozen
For The First Time In Forever - Frozen
Love Is An Open Door - Frozen

Hotel California - The Eagles
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'N Roses
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Dakota - Stereophonics
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Knocking On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Layla - Eric Clapton
Lonely Boy - Black Keys
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Stuck In The Middle - Steelar's Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Swing Life Away - Rise Against
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys

REVIEWS

A small sample of happy customers!

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Get In Touch

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