From £345

Calder McLaughlin is a Leicester based acoustic solo act. His powerful vocals, and vast repertoire make him an ideal choice for drinks receptions, ceremonies and corporate events.

Day performance

Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Up to 5pm (latest set finish time) Ideally within a 3 hour period

Evening performance

Male Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocal (after 5pm)

Options & Extras
Post midnight hours p/h

Charge p/h for staying at event after midnight

Waiting hours p/h

Spread sets over more than 3 hours by adding waiting hours. Price is per hour and can only be added in full hours

Extra set

Add an extra 40 minute set to give 4 x 40 minute sets over a 4 hour period

Ceremony music

When booking a Daytime Performance you can add on Wedding Ceremony music which includes being available for 1 hour to provide specifically chosen music as guests are seated, during signing of the registers and an exit song for bride and groom. Calder will learn up to 4 songs for this price

DJ service

Calder will DJ between his evening live sets from 7.00pm to 12.00am. Only available when booking Calder to perform in the evening

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Calder McLaughlin is a Leicester based acoustic solo act. His powerful vocals, and vast repertoire make him an ideal choice for drinks receptions, ceremonies and corporate events.


Calder’s repertoire covers many genres and styles, from rock, to indie and pop. Including artists such as Stereophonics, Rod Stewart, The Eagles and Adele, this eclectic mix is sure to be hit with guests of all ages.


As an exceptional vocalist, Calder brings his own unique style to each performance. He has one of the most distinctive male vocal voices to be found anywhere in the UK. His gritty, passionate sound have made him a first choice for a variety of clients all over the country and he guarantees musicianship of the highest calibre with dynamic and entertaining performances every time.


Based in Leicestershire, Calder is known throughout the area for his music. Having performed at the Summer Sundae Festival and others, he has supported artists such as Chris Helme (Seahorses), John Power (Cast), Charlie Coombes (Supergrass) and Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff).

Band Options

Calder can also expand his acoustic perform into a 3 piece band adding bass guitar and drums. This is the perfect option for those that want the acoustic rather than electric sound, but would like the music for dancing rather than background. They play 2 x 50 minute sets of lively acoustic pop music.

If you do want an electric option for the evening, Calder also performs with 3-4 piece covers band The Aesthetic – a pop & rock band who perform regularly at weddings and corporate events. They incorporate all the best guitar based pop by bands like The Kings of Leon and The Killers, with a good dose of funk and soul by the likes of Wild Cherry and Michael Jackson. As the lead singer, Calder is a natural front man who knows how to get his audience on the dance-floor!

Weddings & Events

Whether you require background music for your wedding or drinks reception or an entertaining and exciting set for your party, Calder can tailor his set to your event’s musical needs. Ensuring the best music for your celebration!

Acoustic Pop

20th Century Boy – T Rex
Always – Bon Jovi
Always On My Mind – Elvis
Angels – Robbie Williams
Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
Babylon – David Gray
Best Of You – Foo Fighters
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Bonfire Heart – James Blunt
Buck Rogers – Feeder
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Common People – Pulp
Creep – Radiohead
Dakota – Stereophonics
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
Easy (Like Sunday Morning) – The Commodores
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town – Pearl Jam
Faith – George Michael
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Fix You – Coldplay
For The First Time – The Script
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
Half The World Away – Oasis
Handbags And Gladrags – Rod Stewart
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Hotel California – The Eagles
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
I Will Wait – Mumford And Sons
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor (Cake Version)
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
It Must Be Love – Madness
Karma Police – Radiohead
Last Night – The Strokes
Let Her Go – Passenger
Live Forever – Oasis
Little Lion Man – Mumford And Sons
Local Boy In The Photograph – Stereophonics
Losing My Religion – REM
Lucky Man – The Verve
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
Man On The Moon – REM
Many Of Horror – Biffy Clyro
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Moving – Supergrass
Mr Jones – Counting Crows
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Naive – The Kooks
Nobody To Love – Sigma
Nothing Ever Happens – Del Amitri
One – U2
One Day Like This – Elbow
Praise You – Fatboy Slim
Pricetag – Jessie J
Red – Daniel Merriweather
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Run – Snow Patrol
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
She Bangs The Drums – Stone Roses
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
Sit Down – James
Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night – Bon Jovi
Somewhere Only we Know – Keane
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
The Circle – Ocean Colour Scene
The Day We Caught The Train – Ocean Colour Scene
The Scientist – Coldplay
Thinkin Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – The Zutons
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Where’s The Love – Black Eyed Peas
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
With Or Without You – U2
Yellow – Coldplay
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You and Me Song – Wannadies


  1. Loved the selection of music

    Everything was absolutely brilliant!! We had so many people say how great the walking acoustic set was. And we loved the selection of music. Thank you so much for providing us with that little something special on our big day.

  2. So pleased we chose you

    Hi Calder,

    I wanted to take this time to thank you again for such an amazing performance at our wedding.

    All of our guests were absolutely blown away by you and are still talking about how great you were!

    We are so pleased we chose you!

  3. Amazing

    Can we just say what an amazing performance last night! You were everything we wanted and cannot thank you enough for travelling all that way to make our night as fun as it was!!

  4. Can't thank you enough

    Wayne and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being utterly fantastic throughout our wedding day. You were absolutely incredible before and after our ceremony, completely understanding our vision and setting the tone perfectly. During dinner, you were so unassuming, you just got on with it, no fuss, no stress, just singing beautifully and creating the laid back, chilled atmosphere we wanted.

    You truly made our wedding the day it was and we can’t thank you enough.

  5. Absolutely perfect

    Thank you so much to you and Shute playing at our wedding yesterday. It was absolutely perfect and our guests were very complimentary on you! We had a great day and evening.

  6. Absolute dream

    Calder was an absolute dream to work with from beginning to end. After a simple phone call to discuss times and locations for a few sets at our wedding, he literally took care of everything else. Very friendly and professional throughout, he really made everyone’s day. All our guests were very complimentary and really got into his performances. Our only regret is that we didn’t book him for longer! Hugely talented! Great musician! Can’t thank you enough.

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Set Up Time
0.5 hours
Arrival Time
Finish time
Performance Options
Set Option 1
3 x 40 minute sets
Space required
Minimum space
2m x 2m
Maximum space
2m x 2m
PA System included
PA Suitable for
500 people
Stage Lighting
Dance Floor Lighting
Free use of PA via iPod etc
DJ included
Other requirements
1 x 13 amp socket.
Soft drinks as required. Something to eat if performing over a meal time. Parking for one vehicle.
Day performance
Evening performance

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