Billy Blackstone

Billy Blackstone

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Location Manchester
Starting from £242
11 Reviews

A unique solo performer with live guitar, vocals, harmonica, drums and huge repertoire of blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll and soul.

  • Highlights
  • Unique solo performer
  • Small enough to fit into your living room with a sound big enough to fill a ballroom, Billy is suitable for most occasions
  • A great choice for live music lovers with a taste for the 50s and 60s

About


Billy is a seasoned studio and live musician with many years professional experience, he has worked in all types of venues worldwide including five star hotels, private and corporate functions and pubs, clubs and concert venues.

He has played alongside many name acts and is also an artist in his own right with a notable recording career, his love for the music means that he always plays with a whole lot of soul.

With over 10 years with Warble and all five star reviews, you're guaranteed a talented and experienced show when you book Billy!

Repertoire


Jazz

  • Georgia On My Mind – Charmichael
  • Route 66 – Troup
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Cox
  • Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk
  • Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
  • All Blues – Miles Davis
  • My Funny Valentine – Rodgers/Hart
  • Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
  • Oh when the Saints - Trad.
  • Amazing Grace - Trad.
  • Blue Moon - Nat King Cole
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
  • This Masquerade - George Benson
  • The Christmas song - Nat King Cole

Blues

  • Little Red Rooster – Rolling Stones
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
  • Sweet Home Chicago – Robert Johnson
  • Caledonia – BB King
  • Rolling And Tumbling – Muddy Waters
  • Walking Blues – Robert Johnson
  • Crossroads – Robert Johnson / Cream
  • Stormy Monday – T.Bone Walker
  • Key To The Highway – Little Walter
  • Worried Life Blues
  • My Babe – Little Walter
  • Watch Yourself – Little Walter
  • Let The Good Times Roll – BB King
  • Red House – Hendrix
  • Thrill Is Gone – BB King
  • Kansas City – Leiber/Stoller
  • Bright Lights Big City - Jimmy Reed
  • Rock Me Baby - BB King
  • Toredown – Clapton
  • Spoonful – Howling Wolf
  • Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  • Born Under A Bad Sign – Cream
  • Sweet Little Angel – BB King
  • Before You Acuse Me – Clapton
  • Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters
  • Sugar Sweet – Freddie King
  • Born In Chicago – Butterfield
  • Green Onions - Booker T & the MG's
  • Stone Fox Chase - Area Code 615
  • Catfish Blues - Hendrix

Soul

  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • Where Ever I Lay My Hat – Marvin Gaye
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
  • Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • Mr Pitiful – Redding/Cropper
  • Take Me To The River – Al Green
  • Knock On Wood – Floyd/Cropper
  • Try A Little Tenderness – Campbell
  • Bring It On Home – Sam Cooke
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • You Send Me - Sam Cooke
  • Easy - Commodores
  • Let's get it on - Marvin Gaye
  • Lately - Stevie Wonder
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Ain't no Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Isn't she Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • If you don't know me by now - Harold Melvin
  • Song for You - Donny Hathaway
  • Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
  • I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • Rock with You - Michael Jackson

Rock & Roll

  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Nadine – Chuck Berry
  • Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Blue Suade Shoes – Elvis
  • Suspicious Minds – Elvis
  • Mystery Train / It’s Alright Mama – Elvis
  • Long Tall Sally – Beatles
  • Slowdown – Beatles
  • Day Tripper – Beatles
  • Get Back – Beatles
  • Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • Back in the USSR - Beatles
  • Twist & Shout - Beatles
  • Sweet Little 16 - Chuck Berry
  • Tequila - Champs
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley
  • See You Later Alligator – Bill Haley
  • Shake Rattle And Roll - Bill Haley
  • C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
  • Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
  • What'd I Say - Ray Charles
  • Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
  • La Bamba - Richie Vallens
  • Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
  • Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
  • Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats
  • It's So Hard - John Lennon

Rock

  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  • Freebird – Lynard Skynard
  • Light My Fire – Doors
  • Roadhouse Blues – Doors
  • Fire & Rain – James Taylor
  • Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
  • Layla – Eric Clapton
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  • Knocking On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
  • Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
  • Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
  • Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
  • Satisfacton – Rolling Stones
  • Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
  • Angie – Rolling Stones
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Little Wing – Hendrix
  • Wind Cries Mary – Hendrix
  • Foxy Lady – Hendrix
  • Purple Haze – Hendrix
  • Hey Joe – Hendrix
  • Proud Mary – CCR
  • Alright Now – Free
  • Cocaine – Cream
  • Black Magic Woman – Santana
  • Evil Ways – Santana
  • She’s Not There – Santana/Troggs
  • Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
  • I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
  • No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
  • Good Times Roll – Hendrix
  • Wonderfull Tonight – Clapton
  • Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
  • Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
  • Rock & Roll – Led Zeppelin
  • Let it Be - Beatles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
  • Wild Thing - Hendrix
  • Fire - Hendrix
  • Voodoo Chile - Hendrix
  • Changes - Band of Gypsys
  • Who Knows - Band of Gypsys
  • Oye como va - Santana
  • Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Still got the blues - Gary Moore

Pop/Rock/Indie

  • 7 Nation Army - White Stripes
  • Doorbell - White Stripes
  • Have Love Will Travel - Black Keys
  • I Got Mine - Black Keys
  • Roxanne - Police
  • Sorry - Tracy Chapman
  • Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder/Chilli Peppers
  • Crush - Dave Matthews
  • Desire - U2
  • Tush - ZZ Top
  • Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
  • Smooth - Santana
  • Real Love - John Lennon
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Uptown Funk - Ronson/Mars
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • Happy - Pharell
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin / Simply Red
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • You got a Friend - James Taylor
  • Desperado - The Eagles
  • Make You Feel My Love - Dylan/Adele
  • Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • How I Got Over - Reef / Aretha
Line-Up

  • Solo Guitar / Vocals / Harmonica / Drums
  • Duo (plus, Drums or Percussion)
  • Trio (plus, Drums and Bass)

10 Reviews

Top reviews

Cathy Baxendale

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Staffordshire
5/5

5/5 - fantastic to see and hear Billy again, just the best. Made our party fantastic.


Liz Dyson

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Manchester
5/5

Great artist for our birthday party. He played really well, would certainly recommend to anyone!


Sheralyn Wade - Thirsk Racecourse

Event: Venue Club
Location: North Yorkshire
5/5

Five Stars!


Neina Metcalfe-Smith

Event: Wedding
Location: Cumbria
5/5

Great communication and a brilliant musician. Everyone commented on how good he was. Would definitely recommend him


Ken Burke

Event: Private Party
Location: Cheshire
5/5

So good to hear some real blues music, enjoyed every song. Highly recommended.


Jose Lorenco & Michelle Henderson

Event: Festival
Location: Cheshire
4/5

Billy was very good, he was slightly late due to traffic but he was very entertaining and I would certainly use him again.


Keith Lucas

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Manchester
5/5

Great performer very accommodating guy, perfect for the occasion. Highly recommended.


Sarah Mends (The Outward Bound Trust)

Event: Corporate
Location: Gwynedd
4/5

Billy performed at our corporate dinner on Friday evening and was great! He arrived on time, regardless of the event taking place in the middle of nowhere in Wales, was extremely flexible and accommodating of our last minute arrangement changes, and played a range of crowd pleasing upbeat music which was perfect for our audience and mood. Thanks Billy!


Katie Mays

Event: Birthday Party
Location: South Yorkshire
5/5

Billy was a true professional, artist and musician all rolled into one and made my husband’s 40th Birthday a party to remember. He mingled with guests and had a fantastic line up of songs that suited everybody. We would love to have Billy back for other events.


Carol Rowley and Linda Tucker

Event: Private Party
Location: Derbyshire
5/5

Hi Marie, Just to let you know what a fantastic night we had on Saturday the 28th April. Billy Blackstone did not let us down he was fantastic, everybody really enjoyed his performance. His interaction with the audience was a bonus. A guy from the party was a drummer and played with Billy, while he sang and played the guitar. We would without a doubt use Warble Entertainments again, the staff were very helpful, prompt and delivered the goods and I found the booking easy. Many thanks.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £558
    • Norfolk £595
    • Suffolk £595
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £335
    • Leicestershire £372
    • Lincolnshire £372
    • Northamptonshire £409
    • Nottinghamshire £335
    • Rutland £372
    North East
    • Durham £372
    • North Yorkshire £335
    • Northumberland £558
    • South Yorkshire £335
    • Tyne and Wear £409
    • West Yorkshire £242
    • Yorkshire £335
    North West
    • Cheshire £242
    • Cumbria £366
    • Lancashire £242
    • Manchester £242
    • Merseyside £242
    Scotland
    • Ayrshire £595
    • Dumfriesshire £558
    • East Lothian £620
    • Fife £651
    • Lanarkshire £595
    • Midlothian £595
    • Stirlingshire £651
    • West Lothian £620
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £558
    • Berkshire £595
    • Buckinghamshire £595
    • Essex £620
    • Hampshire £620
    • Hertfordshire £595
    • Isle of Wight £651
    • London £595
    • Middlesex £595
    • Oxfordshire £558
    • Surrey £620
    • Sussex £651
    South West
    • Somerset £620
    • Wiltshire £595
    Wales
    • Anglesey £372
    • Brecon £372
    • Caernarvonshire £372
    • Cardigan £409
    • Carmarthen £595
    • Denbigh £335
    • Flint £335
    • Glamorgan £595
    • Monmouth £595
    • Pembroke £595
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £409
    • Herefordshire £409
    • Shropshire £372
    • Staffordshire £335
    • Warwickshire £372
    • Worcestershire £372

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    FAQs

    What are your requirements?
    All I need is a small space to set up and one power socket.

    How long will you play?
    I usually play two x 45 minute sets but can tailor this to 3 x 30minute sets or one long set - whatever fits in best with you.

    Do you play pop songs?
    Most of the stuff I do is from the 50s and 60s and a bit of 70s, guess the songs I do were popular in their day!

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