Martin is a professional wedding singer and musician based in the East Midlands.
With a huge song repertoire at his disposal, Martin develops an effortless rapport with a wedding crowd and truly makes your day extra special. His unique and adaptable singing voice lends itself to a massive stylistic variety, and with excellent guitar skills and loop pedal mastery, his startingly creative yet faithful arrangements of classic and current songs will impress and entertain all.
Martin is equally at home with all aspects of musical wedding entertainment. Whether it's getting everyone on their feet and dancing as the main act for the day, or providing a more mellow, cheerful vibe for a drinks reception or dinner, he's got it covered. He is also at ease performing during the ceremony itself, often singing songs requested specifically by the couple.
As well as his musical performance skill, Martin is also an adept sound technician. Possessing excellent audio equipment and a BA Hons degree in Popular Music and Music Technology, he is dedicated to ensuring all his shows meet a high standard of sound quality.
If booked as the main party entertainment, he also includes a DJ service as part of his wedding package, providing party music between sets where appropriate.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your starting price?
£350 plus travel expenses
What services do you offer?
Vocal and acoustic guitar performance, with loop pedal.This has several different applications, if your requirements apply to more than one one of these, please get in touch for a quote.- Performance during or as part of the wedding ceremony- Performance during drinks reception/dinner - usually background, mellower songs to create ambiance unless otherwise requested- Performance as main entertainment for evening party - lively, upbeat songs with looped beats and basslines. Also includes DJ service.
What is included in the wedding package?
My standard package includes up to two hours performance time.
What style of music do you offer?
I am very diverse and cover a wide range of styles. My set will depend up on the client's requirements. Styles I cover include: pop, rock, funk, soul, indie, folk, country, jazz, blues and heavy metal. I also provide a requests service and will learn almost any song you would like for your special day.
Type of musical group:
Solo singer with acoustic guitar and loop pedalI can also provide a duo setup which adds a cajon percussion and backing vocals for extra excitement
Size of musical group:
Solo singer with acoustic guitar and loop pedal.I can also provide a duo setup which adds a cajon percussion and backing vocals for extra excitement
This is by no means an exhaustive list, I know many, many more songs than those set out below - these are merely regular staples at my live show. I am very happy to tailor a setlist to suit the kind of songs you'd like to hear :)Smooth - SantanaFaith - George MichaelRather Be – Clean BanditWanna Be Starting Something – Michael JacksonSugar – Maroon 5Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee RascalButterfly – Jason MrazCelebration – Kool and The GangUptown Funk – Marc RonsonBy The Way – Red Hot Chilli PeppersSupermassive Black Hole – Muse Bad Things – Jace EverettKiss – Prince Up – Olly MursRocks – Primal Scream7 Nation Army – The White StripesSuperstition – Stevie WonderWord Up – Cameo Message In A Bottle – The PoliceFoxy Lady – Jimi HendrixPoker Face – Lady GagaI Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic MonkeysThe Chain – Fleetwood Mac20th Century Boy – T-RexTake Me To Church – Hozier Get Lucky/One More Time – Daft PunkLittle By Little - OasisGrounds for Divorce - ElbowLet’s Dance – David BowieParklife – Blur In Bloom – Nirvana Rock Your Body/Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin TimberlakeForget You – Ceelo GreenLittle L - JamiroquaiBohemian Rhapsody – Queen Best of You – Foo FightersWhole Lotta Love – Led ZeppelinA Little Respect - ErasureShape of You - Ed SheeranUse Somebody - Kings of LeonHey Jude - The BeatlesHey Ya - OutkastBang Bang - Jessie JPut Your Records On - Corrine Rae BaileyAin't Nobody - Chaka KhanNutbush City Limits - Tina TurnerTake Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Is it possible to request something that is not in the repertoire?
Absolutely, I relish the chance to learn new songs and can even take requests on the fly during the performance.
I have been a full-time singer and musician for two years, but have over ten years experience in live music performance - as well as possessing a Hons Degree in Popular Music.Not only am I regular entertainer at weddings and private parties, but throughout 2016 and 2017, I undertook a 60-date tour of the UK’s Parkdean Resorts as part of the lauded caberet duo Twist and Shout, embracing the demand for utmost professionalism and high quality musical entertainment.Other high-profile events I have covered include Cheltenham Racecourse Festival, corporate fundraisers for Cash Converters and in-store entertainment at clothing chain Fatface.I also have several performance residencies at several venues throughout the East Midlands.Previous endeavours in other musical projects have taken me onto the Pepsi Max stage at the prestigious Download Festival, as well as YNot Festival, Festwich and MacmillanFest.
Do you have your own equipment?
I possess a fully self-contained sound system for my performances, all I require is a power socket within the vicinity of the performance area.
Are you able to travel?
Yes I delight in travelling to new wedding locations.
Is there a charge for travelling?
Travel costs are additional to the performance fee. Please get in touch for a quote.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
This is definitely possible, depending on the timings and locations.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
I usually work alone unless I have my cajon/backing singer with me
What is the length of time of the act?
The standard format is up to two hours performance, if you require longer than this please get in touch.
How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
Set up and soundchecking altogether typically takes around 40 minutes at most.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours
Yes, but this would be depending on the logistical arrangements for day - e.g travel distance, accommodation, whether I have gigging commitments later on
What are the forms of payment?
I take cash, or bank transfer
Reviews for Martin Jackson Wedding Singer
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sarah S - May 2018
With only a week and a half’s notice, Martin learnt all the songs my sister wanted at her wedding ceremony and helped me surprise the bride and groom. Thank you so much Martin - you did an excellent job and made the whole ceremony even more special.Sent on 15/08/2018
Louise - May 2018
Every guest at our wedding commented how fantastic Martin sounded throughout the night. He made the effort to learn our first dance song and find out what music we listened to - to tailor his set to our tastes. Would highly recommend for any wedding or function.Sent on 15/08/2018
Janine D - May 2018
A lovely voice
Martin was great, he's got a lovely voice, excellent choice of set for our country pub and did fantastic requests which our customers and staff enjoyed. A really nice guy too, professional and friendly. Would highly recommend!Sent on 15/08/2018