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

Huge Repertoire

PLI Certified / PAT Tested

Services

CEREMONY

Music as you walk down the aisle, sign the register, and as the guests enter and leave the ceremony room.

DRINKS

Entertainment as your guests enjoy their drinks after the ceremony.

MEAL

Light, upbeat background music as you and your guests enjoy the food.

FIRST DANCE

Any song of your choosing in an acoustic style, followed by a lively, upbeat set for your evening guests.

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

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Wanna Be Like You – Jungle Book
Bare Necessities – Jungle Book
Ain’t No mountain – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
Dream – The Everly Brothers
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Various Artists
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King/Elton John
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

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

Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton
Your Man - Josh Turner
Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker/Lady A
Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
There Was This Girl - Riley Green
Mr Lonely - Midland
When It Rains It Pours - Luke Combs
Dirt On My Boots - John Pardi
I'll Name The Dogs - Blake Shelton
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
Annie's Song - John Denver
Country Roads - John Denver
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash

 

 

 

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!

Social Media

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Get In Touch

Ready to discuss your event? Use the form below to send me a message and I will get back to you ASAP.