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Last update: November 2023

Joe Garvey - Singer/Guitarist provides live sounds for weddings and other milestone occasions. This singer-songwriter is a dedicated musician who delights in providing live lounge-style covers of his client's favourite tunes. From the 1950s to the present day, Joe's repertoire spans many decades so guests of all ages can get up and dance the night away.

Services Offered

Joe Garvey - Singer/Guitarist can play throughout your wedding celebration. From intimate guitar playing as you walk down the aisle to more energetic covers at the reception, Joe never misses a beat. This musician has a wide song list for you to choose from. However, Joe can also learn new songs to ensure that your wedding sounds as you always imagined it would. On the day of your wedding, this professional comes supplied with all the equipment needed for a flawless gig.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment
Karaoke

What is included in the wedding package?

Absolutely everything that's required for me to sing for 2 or 3 hours at your wedding! There are no hidden costs, and I'm also happy to learn extra songs if you want to hear these within my price

How far in advance should I contact you?

Summers get very busy, so to ensure that I'm not already booked I would recommend booking as soon as you know you want a musician there on your special day

What style of music do you offer?

Disco
Rock
Latest hits
Pop
Folk
Other

Type of musical group:

Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

I have a repertoire of over 150 songs spanning from the 50s to the today - guaranteed to keep all guests happy! With that said, I LOVE a 90s classic and tend to know more songs from then to now

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

I'm always happy to learn new songs to ensure you're hearing exactly what you want on the day - just make sure you give advance notice so that I have time to learn them!

What's your experience?

In 10 years I've played over 600 events all around the UK and abroad including weddings in Italy, corporate gigs for HSBC and much more. I play big pop songs in own style which are sure to wow guests!

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, i just require cover for my equipment if playing outside

Can you travel?

Yes, i cover within 150KM of West Drayton, UB77NU

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, it depends on the distance - I charge for the cost of fuel plus £10 per hour of travel (within 1 hour there's no cost for travel)

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

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

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

I usually play 2x55 minute sets or 3x55 minute sets. If you want more than this or have a different way in which you want to split the music up, just let me know - I'll happily accommodate this

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

I always show up an hour before a show, and ideally I'd have 45 minutes. If it's required, though, then I can set up within 15 minutes

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

If you'd like another set from me that wasn't pre-booked, I charge £100 extra per additional hour

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer
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Reviews for Joe Garvey - Singer/Guitarist

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Nur Sent on 17/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Don’t hesitate, book Joe today!

Joe is the ultimate professional - and won over guests of all ages (from fussy teens all the way up to family in their 70s and 80s!) which is no easy task!
So glad we booked him and he was a part of our special day!
We planned a wedding in 1 month and appreciated Joe’s approach - he shared his suggested playlists which were all great and had a bit of everything for all music tastes and contacted the venue himself to understand noise restrictions and logistics to free up our time. He’s proactive and doesn’t need hand holding - our other musician needed several calls and back and forth and support on the event itself and also disappeared and didn’t start on time which is obviously not what you want and that musician was apparently experienced and had good reviews. There was also a glitch with our other musician which ended up in the father bride dance being delayed whereas Joe got on with it, no glitches or delays and with his experience just knew what to do and you can’t really put a price on that.
He’s got an amazing voice and vibe and experience of judging the room which was important to us given it was a small intimate wedding (40 people) and we really weren’t sure how the day would land.
As some of my relatives are Turkish, I asked Joe if he could play 1 or 2 instrumentals of some popular Turkish pop songs if he could find the music sheets online - he ended up learning the handful of songs I shared with him, sang in Turkish the choruses of each and created a Turkish mega mix for us. Even my UK friends are still going on about it 6 weeks later! To be clear, Joe had never heard these songs before and does not speak Turkish.
It is testament to not only what an amazing talent Joe is but how driven he is in making your special day everything you want it to be.
There were some songs I also wanted my husband and I to hear together so I told Joe what these were and he didn’t let us down - with a busy wedding and Photo Booth and toilet breaks etc. we weren’t always in the same spot but some how Joe managed it.
Thanks so much, Joe 💕
Lauren
Lauren D. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic performer

"Working with Joe was an absolute pleasure. He was quick to get back to us on everything and very professional! We worked on a set list for our wedding and he took all of the feedback we had into consideration and adapted it accordingly. He also made organisational suggestions for on the actual day which was great, as it was regarding things that I otherwise wouldn’t have considered! Everyone at the wedding loved Joe and set the scene for what was a wonderful day! Thank you Joe!"
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Gemma S. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Really added the magic to a garden wedding

Joe performed beautifully, learning not 1 but 3 requested songs that weren't on his roster! It really was the icing and cherry on top of the cake, and really made the wedding feel like it belonged to us ❤️.
Joe has been super easy to work with, asking what kind of music or vibe we were after. Knowingly we have rather quirky rocky nerdy tastes we asked if he could play acoustic Tenacious D, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and David Bowie for the day.
To our delight our guests absolutely loved the performance and we're so quick to mention they recognised the music they grew up with. 😊
If you have a small, humble wedding, or want a solo musician for dramatic effect, I absolutely recommend Joe, as he alone added such an amazing atmosphere to what would have been a rather awkward silent (although still beautiful) garden wedding. 😊
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Gemma R. Sent on 13/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect addition to our perfect day

We loved having Joe at our wedding during the ceremony and the drinks reception. He was such a delight and we found him during our venues open day. He managed to sing the songs we loved perfectly. Our guests loved him and so did we!
Michael
Michael H. Sent on 31/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Garden Party with Joe Playing - simply superb!

Joe played at my garden birthday party and was absolutely superb. Everyone loved listening to his music and he was also kind enough to learn some of our favourite tracks.

He has a great voice and everyone commented on how good he was. He really helped to make the party a memorable one.

As well as being a very talented musician he also happens to be a really nice guy.

I will definitely be booking Joe again.
Valerie
Valerie G. Sent on 23/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant choice, created the perfect party atmosphere!

We hired Joe for a private 40th party which was delayed due to Covid, so none of us had heard live music for such a long time and he absolutely smashed it, to the point people were begging him to play “just one more song!”

His communication was always clear and he responded promptly to all queries I had. He was more than happy to find out what type of music we liked and also did a few special requests which were just perfect!

Joe was a brilliant choice and really made the party a memorable night, we would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome vocals, great guy who is super talented

Loved Joe! Really prompt and helpful in all of his communications and then on meeting him, such a friendly, lovely chap. Highly recommend. He went above and beyond. He is extremely talented. We will certainly use him again - thanks so much Joe for such an incredible performance - very memorable - lots of guests commented on your incredible vocals - hope to book you again soon
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Paula R. Sent on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just Awesome!

Joe is an absolute gentleman, fabulous performer/entertainer and extremely patient. A number of us parents, for a small village primary school in east Berkshire, hosted an end of year / end of primary school party for the year 6 class (11 year olds), and we wanted to inspire the kids with a live performaner. They were in awe of Joe as were all the mums and dads

Joe was so friendly and engaging with the kids and adults, playing all genres of music that completely captivated the audience. We were lucky with the weather as it was a hot summers evening in early July. The party was held outdoors and no doubt the surrounding neighbours enjoyed the live session also. I want to say a huge thank you to Joe and would highly recommend him for any event.
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Sus G. Sent on 22/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Joe was absolutely incredible and truly made our party unforgettable.

Jos is a versatile professional, with a lovely manner and was so friendly and easy to work with. He has a wide repertoire of songs and was enthusiastic and happy to learn new ones. His performance was flawless, energetic and every one was up dancing - making our party truly memorable. Everyone couldn't stop talking about him afterward.
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Georgia R. Sent on 04/03/2024
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Mrs georgia rhoades

Joe was amazing!! He made our wedding so fun and really kept everyone entertained!

He was the highlight of our day

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Anna B. Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Joe was fantastic

Joe did an excellent job and made our night so much fun.
He was incredibly organised and detailed ahead of the event which reduced my stress. He performed a great selection of songs for all age groups, and he skilfully managed the odd rowdy guest who tried to steal his microphone! We would have no hesitation in recommending Joe and would happily book him again.
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Craig H. Sent on 26/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

40th Birthday Celebration

I hired Joe to come and sing for the afternoon at my partners 40th birthday party! I was so impressed by Joe (as was all of our friends!). Not only can he sing incredibly, he is one of the nicest people I’ve met! He was so great interacting with the kids and adults. I was also so thankful for Joes flexibility with songs, and the fact he learnt 4 new songs before the event!! Absolutely priceless! Can’t thank him enough.
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Sonal P. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Left an impression!!

Joe was an absolute delight to have at my 40th birthday party recently, very flexible and reliable - he was able to learn and cater to my every song request! My guests loved the music, so different to DJs which have become typical but this was unique and special. His voice and talent on the guitar is fantastic, highly recommend!!
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Sophie T. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

We saw Joe sing at our friends wedding and knew we needed to have him play at our drinks reception. His song selection and voice is amazing, there’s too many good songs to choose from, plus he is professional and friendly and happy to help with any questions in the build up to the day. High recommend!
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Michele R. Sent on 24/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent performance

We hired Joe for a summer garden party in August, and from the start he was most helpful, and always friendly and polite. He provided a suggested playlist and encouraged us to let him know what songs we would like him to play. He did a two hour stint and we were very happy with his performance. Both the singing and guitar playing were excellent, and our guests were very impressed. We would definitely recommend Joe.
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