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Calder McLaughlin from £345

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Daytime Performance (Drinks Reception/Wedding Breakfast)£345

2 x 50 minute sets (or equivalent) Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Up to 5pm (latest set finish time) Ideally within a 3 hour period

Evening Performance (After 5pm)£395

2 x 60 minute sets (or 3x 40 mins) Male Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocal

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Set Options:

2 x 50 minute sets (or equivalent)
Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Up to 5pm (latest set finish time)
Ideally within a 3 hour period

Optional Extras:

Surcharge for 2020£30

Additional charge for events in 2020 onwards.

Post Midnight Hours p/h£50

Charge p/h for staying at event after midnight.

Waiting Hours p/h£50

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£95

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

Ceremony Music£95

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£190

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

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!

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

General Information:

Name: Calder McLaughlin

Location: Leicestershire

Main Category: Acoustic Pop

Other Categories: Background Music, Live Music, Singers, Wedding Music


Daytime Performance (Drinks Reception/Wedding Breakfast) (default): 2 x 50 minute sets (or equivalent) Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocals Up to 5pm (latest set finish time) Ideally within a 3 hour period

Evening Performance (After 5pm): 2 x 60 minute sets (or 3x 40 mins) Male Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocal


Standard Set Times: 2 x 50 minute sets (or equivalent)
Solo Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Up to 5pm (latest set finish time)
Ideally within a 3 hour period

Set Up Time: 0hrs 30 mins

Usual Evening Arrival Time: 11:00

Usual Evening Finish Time: 17:00

Space Required (w x d):

Daytime Performance (Drinks Reception/Wedding Breakfast) (default): 2.0m x 2.0m

Evening Performance (After 5pm): 2.0m x 2.0m

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for: Up to 500 people

Stage Lighting: No

Dance Floor Lighting: No

Free use of PA via iPod: Yes

DJ included: No