Paul Matthews

Location Manchester
Starting from £300.00
7 reviews
Location Manchester
Starting from £300.00
Read 7 reviews

Paul Matthews is a Retro solo performer based in Manchester, Lancashire but available to hire UK Wide.

Paul Matthews is a solo guitarist and singer who performs a wide variety of songs from the 50s right up to the modern day. His set is a mixture of Folk, Country, Pop, Indie, Rock N Roll and Soul.

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Paul Matthews is a solo guitarist and singer who performs a wide variety of songs from the 50s right up to the modern day. His set is a mixture of Folk, Country, Pop, Indie, Rock N Roll and Soul.

He is a versatile singer and musician who chooses songs from across genres and decades. Paul has an authentically vintage and retro style in both his song choices and sound.

Paul plays guitar and sings and can add different elements to his performance with the addition of a bass drum and percussion, or a loop pedal to create large soundscapes. He can add musicians to become a duo or trio (with the addition of a female vocals/pianist and double bass player) which opens up his repertoire and allows the music to become a lot more lively. 

  • Solo artist playing guitar and foot tambourine
  • Duo with Guitar/male vocals, Piano/female vocals
  • Trio with double bass

50s Rock N Roll

  • 16 Tonnes - Slim Lightfoot
  • All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar
  • Can't Help Faliing In Love With You - Elvis Presley
  • Life Is But A Dream - The Moonglows
  • Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
  • Take Good Care Of My Baby - Bobby Vee
  • That’ll Be The Day - Buddy Holly


  • Cum On Feel The Noise - Slade
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen Of The Board
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
  • The Cars Hiss By My Window - The Doors
  • The Letter - The Box Tops
  • Time Of The Seasons  - The Zombies
  • You Got It - Roy Orbison

The Beatles

  • A Day In The Life - The Beatles
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite - The Beatles
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
  • Strawberry Fields Forever - The Bealtes
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles


  • All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
  • All I Want Is You - Louis Polisar
  • Blame It On Me - George Ezra
  • Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Cecelia - Simon And Garfunkel
  • Dearest - Buddy Holly
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
  • Rest Of My Life - Holly Maher
  • Tennessee Stud - Johnny Cash


  • Father And Son - Cat Stevens/Yousef
  • Make Me Smile - Steve Harley
  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • Starman - David Bowie
  • Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie


  • Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
  • Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
  • Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now - The Smiths
  • Higher Love - Steve Winwood
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  • Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
  • Wonderful Life - Black


  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • End Of A Century - Blur
  • Going For Gold - Shed Seven
  • High And Dry - Radiohead
  • Losing My Religion - REM
  • Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  • She’s Electric - Oasis
  • Sonnet - The Verve
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

00s - 10s

  • Cannonball - Damien Rice
  • Fever - Black Keys
  • Hey There Delilah - The Plain White Ts
  • Ho! Hey! The Lumineers
  • Hold Back The River - James Bay
  • I Wanna Be Yours - Arctic Monkeys
  • Last Request - Paolo Nutini
  • Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
  • Little Black Submarine - The Black Keys
  • Paradise - Coldplay
  • She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
  • Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
  • The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
  • To Build A Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
  • What You Waiting For? - George Ezra
, Wedding, Stables, Bury, Manchester

Great set. Perfect music for our tastes. Guests loved him. Communication was clear. Was able to perform outside at our special request. Can't recommend him enough. Just wish we had booked him for the evening entertainment as the evening band didn't really do what we requested. (Please note - the evening band was NOT booked via Warble Entertainment)

, Wedding, Durham

Paul Matthews was absolutely fantastic! The music was amazing and he is so talented, everyone at our wedding commented on how brilliant they thought he was! Paul provided entertainment for our guests all afternoon and we would recommend him to anyone that wants a good musician to entertain the crowd!

, Wedding, Teesside

Booking was easy and Paul was fantastic.

, Wedding, Anglesey

Paul was extremely flexible in the run up to the wedding & took time to learn songs particularly for our wedding. The performance itself was outstanding and fitted in perfectly with the ambience we wanted to create during our evening.

, Wedding, Leicestershire

Hi Paul, sorry I didn't get the chance to say bye on Saturday, hope you got to your next call on time. Just wanted to say a big thank you for getting the music just right for the occasion. Abby and Owen had a great day and loved every minute of it. Personally I was bowled over by your rendition of their first dance song (can't remember what it was called) as I actually wasn't that keen on the original version. You lightened up the song and made it a great first dance. Can't thank you enough for that! If we have any other occasions and you are not too famous by then we would definitely book you again. Very best wishes and lots of love, Kerry and Mark (Abby's Mum and Dad)

, Festival, Lancashire

A nice lad with a unique sound and product. Always difficult to perform ahead of the main act on a Saturday evening but he nailed it.

, Wedding, Avon

Fantastic at our wedding! Everyone commented on how talented and friendly Paul was! Would definitely recommend and would consider using his band in the future as well as a solo performance. Thanks Paul!

  • Volkswagon
  • Club Wembley
  • Mercedes
  • TD Tom Davies designer
  • Home House member club London
  • The Hilton
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Boots
  • Manchester Trafford Centre
  • Old Trafford/Manchester United
  • Ferrari Classi
  • Specsavers
  • Northenden and Lymm Golf Clubs
  • Habitat
  • Wigan, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Marsden Jazz festivals
  • Matt and Phred’s Jazz bar, Manchester
  • Ikon Cafe Bar, Manchester
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Merry Hill Hilton Hotel
  • A and B marketing solutions, London
  • The Sycamore Inn
  • Birmingham NEC
  • Has own PA and all equipment PAT tested, also has public liability insurance.
  • Can learn songs not on his setlist for your event.
  • Ideal act for daytimes at weddings, e.g. during the ceremony, meal or afternoon drinks. Also suitable to warm up the crowd ready for a full band or DJ.
  • Can scale up to a duo (with his wife Helen on Piano/Vocals) or a trio (with Double Bass)
  • Unique act who can only be booked through Warble Entertainment.
  • 2 x 60 minutes
  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 3 x 40 minutes

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


Aberdeen £480.00 Inverness £480.00 Perth £480.00 Sutherland £480.00 Ayrshire £450.00 Fife £450.00 Stirlingshire £450.00 West Lothian £450.00 Dumfries-shire £450.00 East Lothian £450.00 Lanarkshire £450.00 Midlothian £450.00 Glasgow £480.00 Edinburgh £480.00

North East

Durham £420.00 Northumberland £420.00 North Yorkshire £420.00 South Yorkshire £420.00 Tyne and Wear £420.00 West Yorkshire £420.00 Yorkshire £420.00 East Yorkshire £420.00 Leeds £420.00

North West

Cheshire £300.00 Cumbria £360.00 Manchester £300.00 Lancashire £300.00 Merseyside £300.00 Liverpool £300.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £390.00 Leicestershire £390.00 Lincolnshire £390.00 Northamptonshire £390.00 Nottinghamshire £390.00 Rutland £390.00


Cambridgeshire £480.00 Norfolk £480.00 Suffolk £480.00 Norwich £480.00


Anglesey £360.00 Caernarvonshire £360.00 Denbigh £360.00 Flint £360.00 Cardigan £390.00 Brecon £420.00 Carmarthen £420.00 Glamorgan £420.00 Monmouth £420.00 Pembroke £420.00 Wrexham £420.00 Cardiff £420.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £390.00 Herefordshire £390.00 Shropshire £390.00 Staffordshire £390.00 Warwickshire £390.00 Worcestershire £390.00 Birmingham £390.00

South East

Bedfordshire £480.00 Berkshire £480.00 Buckinghamshire £480.00 East Sussex £480.00 Essex £480.00 Hampshire £480.00 Hertfordshire £480.00 Isle of Wight £600.00 Kent £480.00 Oxfordshire £480.00 Surrey £480.00 Sussex £480.00 West Sussex £480.00 London £480.00 Middlesex £480.00

South West

Cornwall £480.00 Devon £480.00 Dorset £480.00 Somerset £480.00 Wiltshire £480.00 Bath £480.00 Bristol £480.00
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