BOOKINGS

"Simply put Marcus was absolutely sensational" - Natalie & Glenn, wedding

 

"I don't normally give such a high rating for things but I am unable to find fault with everything he did" - Gordon, private party

"Marcus was AMAZING. If you want perfection but are unsure or in doubt, book Marcus and you will not be let down" - Jade, wedding

 

For all bookings enquiries, please email marcus@marcuspike.com or call 07471188827.

Marcus has over a decade's performing experience, and has been a full time wedding & events performer for the last three years, with over 400 bookings in this time period, including countless weddings, proposals, and corporate clients such as BT.

Marcus is currently taking bookings as a solo performer of cover songs (vocals and guitar) including: weddings, private functions, pubs, clubs, restaurants, proposals, festivals and most other public or private events.​ With a broad repertoire (please see below), and open to just about any opportunity, Marcus can tailor his performance to any type of venue or event. Please see below for further details.

You can listen to some examples of his singing and performing covers material here

You can watch some videos of him playing popular cover songs here.

FAQs

What precautions are you taking around Covid-19?

I am staying fully abreast of all current government guidelines surrounding social distancing, gathering sizes and live music performance, and taking all possible measures to ensure that I am fully compliant with these. If you are unsure of anything, I would be more than happy to discuss it with you. If you have any particular requests to ensure the safety of your event (such as the use of clear screens in front of the performance area), I will do my utmost to meet these.

How can I book you?

Please email marcus@marcuspike.com or fill in the form on the 'contact' page of this website. Please let me know the date, location, nature and approximate timings of your event.

What kind of functions do you play?

Weddings, proposals, pubs, clubs, restaurants, festivals, residencies, other private or corporate functions.....I'm open to just about anything, try me!

How long do you typically play for?

Usually 2x45 minutes or 3x45 minutes - but entirely up to you really. My current repertoire I can fill over 5 hours hours, and will happily consider any length of set.

 

What are your prices?

Please enquire to agree a price. I will offer very competitive rates based on the nature and timings of the event.

 

How far are you prepared to travel?

I am based in both Reading and East London but have a car and, though I usually stick to South East England, will happily travel to just about anywhere in the UK, or further afield, for the right booking.

 

What equipment do you use?

I have a fully equipped Mackie PA system with mixer and microphones if there is not one available at your venue. I play a Taylor 210ce electro-acoustic guitar and a Vintage Les Paul copy as required.

 

Can I request a song that isn't in your repertoire?

Yes, just let me know beforehand and I'll see what I can do!

Repertoire

'10s

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

All Of Me – John Legend

Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

Best Day Of My Life - American Authors

Breezeblocks - Alt-J

Budapest – George Ezra

Happy - Pharrell Williams

Hello - Adele

Higher Love - James Vincent McMorrow

Ho Hey - The Lumineers

Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

I Just Can't Get Enough – The Black Eyed Peas

I Was Made For Loving You – Tori Kelly & Ed Sheeran

I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz

Instant Crush – Daft Punk

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Let It Go - James Bay

Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna (Boyce Avenue version)

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Pompeii – Bastille

Power Over Me - Dermot Kennedy

Riptide - Vance Joy

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran

Shotgun - George Ezra

Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Ray

Take Me To Church – Hozier

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

 

'00s

5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Empire State Of Mind (Part II) – Alicia Keys

Feeling Good – Muse

Golden Touch – Razorlight

Green Eyes – Coldplay

Hey, Soul Sister - Train

Hey Ya! – Outkast

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself – The White Stripes

I'm Yours – Jason Mraz

Island In The Sun – Weezer

Last Nite – The Strokes

Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Naive – The Kooks

New Shoes – Paolo Nutini

Other Side Of The World - KT Tunstall

Reach - S Club 7

Rule The World – Take That

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters

The Scientist – Coldplay

Umbrella - Rihanna

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Valerie – The Zutons / Amy Winehouse

Yellow – Coldplay

You Give Me Something – James Morrison

You've Got The Love – Florence and the Machine

 

'90s

Amazed - Lonestar

Angels – Robbie Williams

Babylon - David Gray

Champagne Supernova – Oasis

Common People - Pulp

Creep – Radiohead

Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead

Half The World Away – Oasis

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

Just – Radiohead

Laid - James

Lifted – Lighthouse Family

Losing My Religion – R.E.M.

One - U2

Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Sail Away – David Gray

Slide Away – Oasis

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis

Wonderwall – Oasis

You've Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

 

'80s

Beat It – Michael Jackson

Faith – George Michael

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Forever Young - Alphaville

Graceland – Paul Simon

Happy Hour – The Housemartins

I Want To Break Free - Queen

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths

Purple Rain - Prince

Summer Of '69 – Bryan Adams

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

That's Entertainment – The Jam

The Best – Tina Turner

Where Is My Mind – Pixies

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

With Or Without You - U2

 

'70s

Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers

American Pie – Don McLean

Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

Hotel California – The Eagles

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Jolene - Dolly Parton

Let It Be – The Beatles

Northern Sky – Nick Drake

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple

Starman – David Bowie

Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley And The Wailers

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Your Song – Elton John

 

'60s

A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Daydream Believer – The Monkees

Delilah – Tom Jones

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra

Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Happy Together - The Turtles

Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

Here Comes The Sun

Hey Jude – The Beatles

House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

I'm A Believer – The Monkees

I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield

Light My Fire – The Doors

Love Me Do – The Beatles

Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel

Tired Of Waiting For You – The Kinks

You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers

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