Alex Chapman

Gloucestershire, Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) GL2 0QR Map · Telephone
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About Alex Chapman

Armed with my voice, my beautiful Taylor guitar, my treasured trumpet bequeathed by my Uncle Len, a set of DJ headphones and 20 years’ experience on the professional stage, I am an intuitive and versatile performer, and I offer you a highly personable and comprehensive day of entertainment.

From a welcoming ceremony-ambience to an intoxicating dance-fest, I will take you on a musical ride through the natural ebb and flow of the day. Constantly reading the energy of the room, I imbue the atmosphere with a rhythm, drawing on my vast repertoire via classic rock & pop covers, folk ballads, jazz standards, funk & soul grooves and, yes, even silence to ensure the mood is just right - never too much, never too little.

My acoustic sets are the perfect blend of familiarity and easy-listening; my jazz sets are stylish & uplifting; my party sets are big & bold. To top the night off, I don my DJ headphones and mix tunes so ‘All The Single Ladies’ throw their handbags into the ring, grannies kick off their heels and legendary dad-dancing ensues.

Naturally, any song not already on my playlist can be learnt for your ceremony and/or first dance, although a bit of notice helps. The panic button has been pressed on occasion and I’ve still, somewhat miraculously, managed to transform an unknown song from the night before to a worthy performance for that key moment on the wedding day. I warmly invite you, however, to avoid testing this ability where possible…

The day's package includes:

  •     The ceremony (incl. processional, signing the register, recessional)
  •     Laid-back acoustic set over reception drinks
  •     Acoustic accompaniment to the wedding breakfast
  •     A "Rat Pack" set
  •     First dance
  •     2 evening party-sets
  •     Wedding disco

It is a genuine honour for me to be asked to perform at such a significant point on a couple’s journey together and I go to great lengths to ensure my part in it is as pleasurable, as memorable and as stress-free for you as I can make it.

I look forward to being there with you!


Frequently Asked Questions:


What services do you offer?

Solo acoustic, Live Funk & Soul Band & DJ/Disco


What is included in the wedding package?

Gentle Ceremony MusicAmbient Music for Reception DrinksRat-Pack Set for Wedding BreakfastParty Set for Evening ReceptionDisco


How far in advance should I contact you?

The longer the better. Generally, I'm booked 6 months in advance but occasionally have some last-minute bookings available.


What style of music do you offer?

Rock, Pop, Disco, Soul & Motown and Jazz


Size of musical group:

1


Repertoire:

Beatles, Daft Punk, The Jacksons, Kings of Leon, Queen, Ed Sheeran, Simon & Garfunkle, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, The Killers, Stereophonics, Frank Sinatra and plenty more...


Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?

Absolutely - I just need a little bit of warning to learn and practice.


Experience:

30 years as a gigging musician, with 18 years playing professionally.


Do you have your own equipment?

Yes, I own my own high-end PA system, radio mics, DJ booth & disco lights + a portable PA to play areas where there's no access to electricity.


Are you able to travel?

Yes


Is there a charge for travelling?

Not within a 90-min radius of Gloucester.


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Generally not. My services are exclusive for the entire day. On the rare occasion I'm only required for only part of the day, I may well take another booking for the evening


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

I mostly work solo and am completely self-sufficient, working closely with the wedding coordinators at the venue.If you are booking my funk & soul band as well, there will be a total of 4 of us for the evening.


What is the length of time of the act?

Ceremony: 45-60 minsReception drinks: 90 minsWedding Breakfast: 45 minsEvening Party Set: 90-120 minsDisco 120 mins+


How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

90 mins


Do you charge per hour or per event?

No. It's a day-rate only


If needed, would you be able to work extra hours

Always!


How do you charge for extra time?

Yes, but only if we're going into the really small hours of the morning.


What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer / Cash


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    Alex, Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to make our opening day so special.

    We could not fault a thing. You were always on hand to answer any of our questions throughout the lead up to the event. The day itself went seamlessly, we didn't need to worry about anything as you and the guys had it all in hand. The versatility of what you did with the acoustic set, the rat pack set and the disco, went so well together.

    Having worked alongside you at other events and the way the soul band gets people on the dance floor, we knew we had made the right choice to ask you to help.

    Sent on 05/12/2019

    Alex Chapman's reply:

    Thanks, Adrian.
    It's always a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to many more!

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