Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews

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Location Manchester
Starting from £399
7 Reviews

Paul Matthews is a solo guitarist and singer performing 90s Britpop, alongside classic pop and folk from the 60s-80s.

  • Highlights
  • Varied repertoire featuring a range of genres and eras to ensure there's something for all
  • Fully insured with PAT-tested sound equipment
  • Upgrade to a duo or trio line-up with added female vocals, piano and double bass

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. 

Susan Clews


Paul Matthews is an in demand solo guitarist and singer who performs a wide variety of acoustic songs from across the decades. He specialises in songs from the 90s Britpop movement, as well as classic pop songs from the 80s, 70s and 60s.

Paul sings with several bands who tour the world with both original music and covers, playing in places like Mumbai, Moscow, Tahiti and all over Europe. Paul has toured with the likes of Simply Red and Lindsey Stirling and has played at many large UK festivals.  His vocal has featured on albums released by Universal in Germany and he also appeared in a film with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.  His musical career has been varied and fruitful!

Paul's set is stripped back, all acoustic and authentic, suitable for daytime events. Paul has a chilled out repertoire of classics that will take you back to the time you first heard artists like Damien Rice, Paolo Nutini, Pulp, The Verve, T-Rex, Johnny Cash and many more.  



90s Britpop and Indie

  • Basket Case - Green Day
  • Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
  • The Circle - Ocean Colour Scene
  • Common People - Pulp
  • The Day We Caught The Train - Ocean Colour Scene
  • Disco 2000 - Pulp
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • End Of A Century - Blur
  • Fine Time - Cast
  • Going For Gold - Shed 7
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
  • High And Dry - Radiohead
  • Ironic - Alanis Morissette
  • Laid - James
  • Late In The Day - Supergrass
  • Losing My Religion - REM
  • Lucky Man - The Verve
  • Nothing Lasts Forever - Echo And The Bunnymen
  • She’s Electric - Oasis
  • Sit Down - James
  • Something Changed - Pulp
  • Something For The Weekend - The Divine Comedy
  • Sonnet - The Verve
  • Staying Out For The Summer - Dodgy
  • Tender - Blur
  • Tonight Tonight - The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Waterfall - The Stone Roses
  • Weak - Skunk Anansie
  • The You And Me Song - The Wannadies
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
  • You Get What You Give - The New Radicals 

00s - present

  • All I Want Is You - Barry Louis Polisar (Juno soundtrack)
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
  • Cannonball - Damien Rice
  • Delicate - Damien Rice
  • Hey There Delilah - The Plain White Ts
  • Ho! Hey! - The Lumineers
  • Hold Back The River - James Bay
  • I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
  • Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
  • Rest Of My Life - Holly Maher
  • She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
  • Slow It Down - The Lumineers
  • Someone You Love - Lewis Capaldi
  • Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
  • Stubborn Love - The Lumineers
  • The A Team - Ed Sheehan
  • What You Waiting For - George Ezra 

80's Pop

  • Baggy Trousers - Madness
  • Boys Don’t Cry - The Cure
  • Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House
  • Don’t You, Forget About Me - Simple Minds
  • Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey
  • Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode
  • Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
  • Gold - Spandau Ballet
  • Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
  • Higher Love - Steve Winwood
  • I Like The Way This Is Going - The Eels
  • I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  • Only You - Yazoo
  • Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
  • Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  • This Charming Man - The Smiths
  • Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
  • Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
  • Wonderful Life - Black

50's, 60's and 70's

  • 20th Century Boy - T-Rex
  • A Day In The Life - The Beatles
  • All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Eric Idle
  • Always On My Mind - Elvis
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Bend Me Shape Me - Amen Corner
  • Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Dead End Street - The Kinks
  • Dearest - Buddy Holly
  • Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - The Kinks
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
  • For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  • Get It On - T-Rex
  • Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon - Neil Diamond
  • Give Me Just A Little More Time - Chairmen Of The Board
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Here Comes The Night - Them
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  • I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds
  • Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  • Let Your Love Flow - The Belamy Brothers
  • Let’s Spend The Night Together - The Rolling Stones
  • The Letter - The Box Tops
  • Lola - The Kinks
  • Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes - Edison Lighthouse
  • Make It With You - Bread
  • Make Me Smile - Steve Harley
  • Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
  • Me And The Devil Blues - Robert Johnson
  • Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
  • My Generation - The Who
  • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
  • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • Starman - David Bowie
  • Stardust - Goodfellas Soundtrack
  • Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
  • Strange Days - The Doors
  • Substitute - The Who
  • Sugar Man - Rodriguez
  • Tired Of Waiting - The Kinks
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
  • The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
  • You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
  • Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie 

Folk & Country

  • Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Cats In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
  • Father And Son - Cat Stevens
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
  • Hurt - Johnny Cash
  • It Aint’ Me Babe - Bob Dylan
  • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
  • Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  • Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
  • The Times They Are A Changin’ - Bob Dylan
  • Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • Wild World - Cat Stevens

  • Solo artist playing guitar, bass drum and foot tambourine

7 Reviews

Top reviews

Susan Clews

Event: Wedding
Location: 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)

Lucy Braithwaite

Event: Wedding
Location: 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!

Hayley Burgess

Event: Wedding
Location: Teesside

Booking was easy and Paul was fantastic.

Caroline Farrell

Event: Wedding
Location: 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.

Kerry and Mark

Event: Wedding
Location: 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)

Jim Cuzens

Event: Festival
Location: 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.

Louise Hitchcock

Event: Wedding
Location: 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!


    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.

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    • Has own PA and all equipment PAT tested, also has public liability insurance.
    • Has a battery powered rig, so playing outside or away from buildings is easy
    • Can learn songs not on his setlist for your event.
    • Only for daytimes at weddings, e.g. during the ceremony, meal or afternoon drinks. 
    • Unique act who can only be booked through Warble Entertainment.

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