Johnny's FAQs

How much space do you need?

Ideally I’ll need around 4m x 4m of space. But if you’re struggling for space, no worries, 3 x 3 should be ok. I’ve performed in many different types of spaces including, churches, pubs, restaurants and small gardens/ generally outside, so I’m pretty good with making use of the space I have, weather intimate or crowded.

How is it best to time things?

This is depending on the type of event and how you want to time things within it. But I’m extremely flexible with time as I usually dedicate my whole day to the event, which leaves me very open to numerous suggestions when discussing plans.

Can I pick Jonny’s playlist?

I have a set list that I play from that is viewable on the site. But if you have a certain song or two in mind that you want me to play then I’m more than happy to learn them for you, cost effective.

Where will you travel?

I’m a London based act, but I do branch out UK wide and can stretch Internationally.

Can I see you play live?

No, but I have numerous videos online (see here) of me playing live, and my sound clips online are all live un-edited giving more authenticity to aid you in your decision.

Will you learn our special song?

Of course! Please let me know in a Months advance. Please consider that the song you choose will lean more toward my style of playing/singing.

Is the video on your website a true reflection of you?

Absolutely. All of my online demo’s are live and unedited to give the truest reflection!

How do I book you?

Get in touch with one of the agents at Alive Network, they’re professional and so helpful and extremely patient and have heard it all so don’t hesitate!

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

I can play a set list of songs from my iPod. DJ features coming soon…

Can we make DJ requests in advance to my event?

You can make a request/ send me a list of just a few of your desired songs, I’ll get an idea of you’re taste/vibe and finish the list for you and report back!

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

Yes of course, you’re more than welcome. Please note that it is just a standard SM58 microphone, and I do not supply professional radio microphones, or anything of the like.

What equipment do you use?

I have a BOSE L1 model 1S PA system with ToneMatch port, which feeds about 500 people; the sound quality is amazing, absolutely crystal clear, a Yamaha Acoustic, that has a huge beautiful sound, and a SM58 microphone.

Do you have lights?

I have one small blue light.

How long do you play for?

I can play for a maximum of 3 hours, but please note I will have to take the sufficient amount of breaks needed (usually 15 minutes between every hour). I can play for longer but please bear in mind that some songs will be repeated. More details on the What I Do page

What time do you start and finish?

It is totally up to you what time I start and finish. But please take into account that id I’m starting at, for example, 1am and finishing at 3am I’m not going to be the most bubbly guy.

How long do you take to set up?

I’ll need around half hour to set up.

Can I provisionally book you?

Unfortunately I do not take provisional bookings for the reason of turning down clients on popular dates. Although, when you do make an official enquiry, it will be logged into the system and you will be given first refusal on your date should anyone else enquire for the same.

What if Johnny quits before my event?

Like most professional hired singers, my work is everything. I take the commitments I make very seriously.

In the event of me quitting, huge effort will be made to help find the most suited replacement. I do have a couple of singers on standby and can propose them to you as well if this unlikely situation were to happen.

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with you?

Yeah of course, but bare in mind that sometimes drunk people and electrical equipment don’t mix very well! Or singing for that matter. Please let me know in advance and I’ll bring an extra microphone.

What will the band wear?

Depending on the event and the dress code that you propose. If the dress code is wearing a huge teddy bear outfit, please consider that I will not be able to sing as most of my air supply will be cut off.

Does you have PAT and PLI certificates?

Yes, please get in touch with the staff at Alive Network, or myself for PLI/PAT details.

Why should I book Jonny?

Johnny has been performing live gigs & events from a very young age. Blessed with a rich soulful voice that has carried him the whole way through. His vast repertoire is sure to please whatever crowd you have, ranging from old soul classics, such as, Al Green, Otis Redding, Bill withers etc. And song from acts like, Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Blackstreet, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Marvin Gaye Oasis, and many more. The combination of smooth chilled soulful, cool head swinging R&B & pop tunes are sure to add a chilled, happy & heart felt touch to your day.

How much does it cost to book Jonny?

Prices start at around £400, but this all depends on the details of what it is exactly you would like me to do/ how long to play for, here are a few scenarios that I offer that can effect the cost:

  • Learning your special song(s)
  • Playing the song for your first dance
  • Playing a song for the isle walk


But if you have very specific details, these can be discussed over e-mail or phone call.

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

Yes of course, you can view them from the Alive Network site via my profile

Does Jonny have any specific requirements?

I’m very easy going, but it is very important that I have:

  • Easy access to power supply
  • Space requirements for set up
  • Access to water


What type/size venues are you able to play at?

As mentioned previously, I have played in many different types of venues from small to big pubs, clubs, halls, churches etc.

How loud will you be?

Loud enough to feed a crowd of 500 people and maybe even more.

What is the power requirement?

Two plug sockets is all I shall require for this set-up

Does Jonny offer any additional services?

Additional services such as, DJ’ing, will be available in the near future.