Ryan Matthews

Ryan Matthews
Location Sussex
Starting from £288.00
4 reviews
Location Sussex
Starting from £288.00
Read 4 reviews

With over 15 years experience writing and performing original material, and 5 years worth of weddings, corporate events and parties under his belt, Ryan has crafted his performance skills to the highest level. Able to create an honest, emotional connection as a live performer, Ryan can have the audience in the palm of his hand as well as being able to slot effortlessly into the background as the situation dictates. 

Whether it's dance-the-night-away music or chillout music you're after, Ryan has it covered. 

Ryan Matthews

Number of Reviews and Counting... 4!

Ryan has shared bills and performed with the likes of Pete Doherty, Beverly Knight, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke (The Smiths), The Blue Tones and My Life Story to name a few. 

A professional and extremely personable artist, Ryan is able to work around you and your night. As music is his life's passion, he wants every performance to be one to remember. 

Be it a wedding, function, corporate event or party, whatever you’re planning, Ryan will take care of the entertainment so all you have to do is enjoy your evening! With options to add extra musicians, Ryan can tailor his act to suit you. He also offers a free of change laptop DJ service between performances. 

  • Vocals
  • Acoustic Guitar

Extra musicians and vocalist options are available. 

60's (and earlier) 

  • The Beatles - Back in the USSR
  • Eddie Cochrane - Summertime Blues  
  • Johhny Cash - Ring of Fire
  • Johhny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues  
  • The Monkeys - I'm a Believer 
  • The Monkeys - Day Dream Believer 
  • The Ronettes - Be my baby 
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising  
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary 
  • The Beach Boys - Then I Kissed Her
  • The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations 
  • Van Morrison - Brown eyed girl
  • Van Morrison - Moondance 
  • The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  • The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want 
  • Ben E King - Stand by me 
  • The Drifters - Up on the Roof 
  • The Drifters - Saturday Night at the Movies 
  • Niel Diamond - Sweet Caroline 
  • Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You 
  • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - I Second That Emotion 
  • Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - The Tracks of my Tears 
  • Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop 
  • Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way 
  • The Troggs - I Feel it in my fingers 
  • Tom Jones - Delilah 
  • Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman 
  • The Animals - House of the Rising Sun 
  • The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun 
  • The Beatles - Hide Your Love Away 
  • The Beatles - Hey Jude 
  • The Beatles - Twist and Should 
  • The Beatles - Saw Her Standing There 
  • Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changing 
  • Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heavens Door 
  • Buddy Holly - Everyday 
  • Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue 
  • The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie 
  • The Everly Brothers When Will I Be Loved? 
  • Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again 
  • Elvis Presley - Hound Dog 
  • Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds 
  • Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes 
  • Elvis Presley - Burning Love 
  • The Jungle Book - King of the Swingers 
  • Otis Reading - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay 
  • Sam Cooke - Cupid 
  • Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come 
  • Sam Cooke - Twisting the Night Away 

70's 

  • Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama 
  • The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  • Suede - Merry Xmas  
  • Jimmy Cliff - I can see clearly 
  • Rod Stuart - Maggie May 
  • The Police - Roxanne 
  • Bill Withers - Lovely Day 
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine 
  • Bill Withers - Lean On Me 
  • Billy Joel - Piano Man 
  • Bobo Marley - No Woman No Cry 
  • Bob Marley - One Love 
  • Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy 
  • Cat Stevens - The First Cut is the Deepest 
  • Don McLean - American Pie 
  • Elton John - I'm Still Standing 
  • Elton John - Your Song 
  • John Lennon - Imagine 
  • John Lennon - Jeleous Guy 
  • Manfred Man - Do Wah Diddy 
  • Neil Young - Heart of Gold 
  • Steve Miller - The Joker 
  • Thin Lizzy - Whisky in the Jar 
  • Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town 
  • Tina Turner - Proud Mary 
  • Roy Orbison - You Got It 
  • The Eagles - Take It Easy 

80's 

  • Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
  • Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire 
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 
  • Don Henley - Boys of Summer
  • Bryan Adams - Summer of 69 
  • Bryan Adams - Heaven
  • The Police - Message in a Bottle 
  • The Police - So Lonely 
  • The Police - Every Breath You Take 
  • The cure - Friday I'm in Love 
  • Bon Jovi - Llivin on a Prayer 
  • Bon Jovi - It's My Life 
  • The Commitments - Mustang Sally 
  • Guns 'n Roses - Sweet ChIld 'o Mine
  • Human League - Do You Want Me 
  • The Jam - That's Entertainment 
  • Madness - It Must Be Love
  • The Proclaimers - 500 Miles 
  • U2 - With or Without You 
  • U2 - One 
  • U2 - Beautiful Day 
  • U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 

90's 

  • Greenday - Good riddance 
  • Greenday - Warning 
  • Greenday - Basket Case 
  • Eagle Eye Cherry - Save tonight 
  • Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet 
  • Crowded House - Weather With You 
  • Chesney Hawkes - The One and Only  
  • David Gray - Babylon 
  • The Verve - Bittersweet symphony  
  • The Verve - Luck Man 
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Oasis - She's Electric 
  • Oasis - Live Forever 
  • Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger 
  • Blur - Girls and Boys 
  • Blur - Country House 
  • Blur - Parklife 
  • Blur - Tender 
  • James - Sit down
  • REM - Everybody Hurts 
  • REM - Man on the Moon 
  • REM - Loosing My Religion 
  • The Calling - Wherever you will go 
  • Blink 182 - All the Small Things 
  • Wheetus - Teenage dirtbag 
  • Lifehouse - You and Me  
  • The Wannadies - You and Me Song 
  • Foo Fighters - Everlong 
  • Foo Fighters - Learn To Fly 
  • Foo Fighters - Times Like These 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication 
  • Lonestar - Amazed 
  • The Coral - Dreaming of You 
  • The Cure - Friday I'm in Love 
  • Deep Blue Something - Breakfat at Tiffany's 
  • The La's - There She Goes 
  • Natalie Imbruglia - Torn 
  • Paul Weller - Pebbles on a Beach 
  • Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me 
  • Tom Petty - Free Fallin 
  • Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Tracy Chapman - Fast Car 
  • Travis - Why Does it Always Rain On Me 
  • Travis - Flowers in the Window 
  • Semisonic - Closing Time 
  • Seal - Kiss From a Rose 

00's

  • Adele - Rolling in the Deep  
  • Adele - Someone Like You 
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love 
  • Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot 
  • Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby 
  • Kings of Leon - Molly's Chambers 
  • Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire 
  • Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody 
  • Stereophonics - Maybe Tomorrow 
  • Sterophonics - Have a Nice Day 
  • Stereophonics - Dakota  
  • Lumineers - Ho hey 
  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside 
  • The Script - For the First Time 
  • Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are 
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars 
  • Snow Patrol - Run  
  • John Legend - All of Me 
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years 
  • Amy Winehouse - Valerie 
  • Amy Winehouse - Rehab 
  • Bastille - Pompeii 
  • Coldplay - Yellow 
  • Coldplay - The Scientist 
  • Coldplay - Fix You 
  • Daft Punk - Lucky 
  • Ed Sheeran - A-Team 
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinkin Out Loud 
  • Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You 
  • George Ezrea - Budapest 
  • Jason Mraz - I'm Yours 
  • Jason Mraz - I won't Give Up 
  • McFly - It's All About You 
  • Mumford and Sons - I Will Wait 
  • Mumford and Sons - Little Lion Man 
  • Passanger - Let Her Go
  • Paulo Nutini - Candy 
  • Paulo Nutini - Best of All 
  • Pharell - Happy 
  • White Stripes - Fell In Love With a Girl 
  • White Stripes - Seven Nation Army 
  • the Strokes - Last Night 
  • Tom Odell - Grown Old With Me 
  • James Bay - Hold Back the River 
  • Outcast - Hey Ya 
, Wedding, East Sussex
5/5

Ryan was incredible! He was really responsive if people had any requests and was just generally great! We asked him to play our first dance song as his second set, but everything was running behind. He had no complaints about this and played so wonderfully. Can't thank him enough. He really did make our wedding day extra special.


, Private Party, Oxfordshire
5/5

Ryan was absolutely brilliant. He even performed for us around our fire pit roasting marshmallows in the constant drizzling rain. What a great sport not to mention a brilliant musician! We all sang together & had a grand time. Would book him again in a heartbeat! And Nicola was terrificin securing the talent straightaway as it was a busy Saturday in summer. She gave us 4 options and we were sorted within a week. Great overall experience!


, Other, Surrey
4/5

great guy , great entertainment and very friendly. Would have liked more of my requests though but overall great.


, Wedding, Kent
5/5

We both could not have been happier with Ryan. We spoke to him as he was setting up. He was really lovely to speak to, and really helpful. He was able to tailor to the mood in the room, and played a fantastic mix of songs. We got great feedback from our guests too.


  • Weddings
  • Parties
  • Corporate events (including Microsoft)
  • Student events
  • Product Launches

Will Ryan have his own sound system?
Yes. Ryan has all the equipment he needs for his performance. 

Does Ryan have lighting?
Ryan has lighting for the stage area. 

Can Ryan perform my first dance?
Yes. Please send your request through ASAP (2 weeks prior if possible) and Ryan will always do his best to perform it. Or, if you prefer, Ryan can play the recording of your first dance through his sound system. 

Will Ryan play music between his live sets?
Yes. Ryan offers a free laptop DJ set between performances. 

Can we make requests?
Absolutely. Please send any requests through at least 2 week prior to the day and Ryan will endeavour to perform them. This includes songs that may not be on his play list. 

Can we make requests for the DJ set?
Yes. Again if you let Ryan know 2 weeks prior he will try and get hold of any songs he may not have. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own playlist along and Ryan can play it through his sound system. 

Does Ryan need anything from us?
Just a meal at some point and a room at the venue where he can change and warm up. 

Can we contact Ryan?
Ryan will contact you approximately 3 weeks prior to the event. 

How long does it take for Ryan to set up?
Ryan can be set up and changed within an hour. 

How much space does Ryan need?
Not much, about 2 meters squared is ample. 

  • 2 x 60 mins
  • 3 x 45 mins

Ryan is happy to tailor sets to suit your event.

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.

Scotland

Aberdeen £720.00 Inverness £720.00 Perth £720.00 Sutherland £720.00 Ayrshire £720.00 Fife £720.00 Stirlingshire £720.00 West Lothian £720.00 Dumfries-shire £720.00 East Lothian £720.00 Lanarkshire £720.00 Midlothian £720.00 Glasgow £720.00 Edinburgh £720.00

Foreign Locations

Europe £540.00 Rest of the world £600.00

North East

Durham £516.00 Northumberland £528.00 North Yorkshire £498.00 South Yorkshire £492.00 Tyne and Wear £498.00 West Yorkshire £492.00 Yorkshire £456.00 East Yorkshire £492.00 Leeds £468.00

North West

Cheshire £456.00 Cumbria £510.00 Manchester £456.00 Lancashire £492.00 Merseyside £492.00 Liverpool £456.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £492.00 Leicestershire £468.00 Lincolnshire £474.00 Northamptonshire £432.00 Nottinghamshire £492.00 Rutland £444.00

East

Cambridgeshire £420.00 Norfolk £456.00 Suffolk £420.00 Norwich £432.00

Wales

Anglesey £564.00 Caernarvonshire £564.00 Denbigh £564.00 Flint £564.00 Cardigan £540.00 Brecon £492.00 Carmarthen £516.00 Glamorgan £492.00 Monmouth £492.00 Pembroke £540.00 Wrexham £492.00 Cardiff £492.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £444.00 Herefordshire £438.00 Shropshire £492.00 Staffordshire £492.00 Warwickshire £420.00 Worcestershire £420.00 Birmingham £444.00

South East

Bedfordshire £372.00 Berkshire £366.00 Buckinghamshire £372.00 East Sussex £288.00 Essex £390.00 Hampshire £366.00 Hertfordshire £378.00 Isle of Wight £396.00 Kent £384.00 Oxfordshire £384.00 Surrey £366.00 Sussex £348.00 West Sussex £360.00 London £420.00 Middlesex £378.00

South West

Cornwall £492.00 Devon £468.00 Dorset £420.00 Somerset £432.00 Wiltshire £420.00 Bath £432.00 Bristol £432.00
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