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Russ Barnes is one of our best loved guitar playing solo acts. Playing from the 50's right up to modern day stuff, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul Music, Russ is a very busy, young and enthusiastic solo entertainer.

Expect to pay prices around the following.

Fridays and Saturdays:

150 for 2 x 45 minute sets.
250 for 2 x 45's plus disco.
350 - 450 for the complete Wedding service.

Sundays and Midweek:

130 for 2 x 45 minute sets.
220 for 2 x 45's plus disco.
300 - 400 for the complete Wdding service.

IMPORTANT: Prices are given as a guide ONLY. Please click here for further information on Pricing.

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50's to Modern Day covers, Rock 'n' Roll, Soul Music, ie: The Commitments, Blues Brothers, Chart Pop

Lead and Rtythm Guitar, Vocals and Mini Disc Backing including full lighting rig and disco set up if required.

The Commitments, Beatles, Tom Petty, Ben E King, Andreas Johnson, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Don McLean, Brian Adams, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Robbie Williams and loads more.

Russ Barnes has been entertaining people with my music for over ten years. Since the age of 14 he has enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and now in his late twenties he is thrilled to be doing it professionally.

Russ loves all kinds of music and can generally accommodate for most people's tastes, performing a wide range of songs, from the hits of the 50's to the more popular ones of today, from Chuck Berry to Robbie Williams.

Russ's performance is accompanied by the highest quality backing tracks and with a powerful PA system, delivers a truly dynamic live sound. Also available as a compliment to Russ's act is a full disco set-up with the very best in lighting and visual effects.

Russ's act is suitable for almost any occasion, including corporate hospitality, private parties and functions, pubs and clubs and for that special occasion a complete Wedding entertainment service.

Russ's Live Solo Act:

This performance comprises of two 45 minute sessions, with background music in-between the sets. His live act is truly entertaining and will get everyone, whatever their age group, in the mood for a party.

Russ plays exciting lead and rhythm guitar and sings along with the best backing tracks available.

Live Solo Act plus Disco:

This is ideal for the larger event or as an extra to the live act. This is a full disco set-up playing all of your favourite hits, tailored to a specific age group or varied to cover all ages and with stunning lighting and visual effects.

The complete package would typically comprise of two 45-minute live sessions and a Disco before, in the middle and after the sets, starting from 7 o'clock in the evening and going through to midnight or longer if required.


Ceremony Music
Background Music
PA System for Speeches
Live Music
Disco & Lighting

Russ will arrive early at your venue and set up a stage gantry and PA system with atmospheric and disco lighting as a backdrop. Then throughout the day he will provide an attentive service including, ceremony music where required, a PA system with radio microphone for any speeches, background music for the meal, 2 x 45 minute live guitar and vocal sets taking you into the evenings entertainment, and then rounding off the whole day with a full on disco catering for everybody's dancing tastes.

Below is a list of material Russ plays. (26/06/2006):

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
In My Place - Coldplay
Why Does It Always Rain - Travis
Yellow - Coldplay
Every Breath You Take - Police
Back To You - Bryan Adams
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Clocks - Coldplay
Summer 69 - Bryan Adams
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Glorious - Andreas Jonnson
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
Feel - Robbie Williams
Angels - Robbie williams
Road To Hell - Chris Rea
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore
As Long As You Love Me - Back Street Boys
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Reading
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
People Are Strange - The Doors
Mustang Sally ( AARRGH!!! )
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Help! - The Beatles
All My Lovin' - The Beatles
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
When Your Gone - B Adams/Mel C
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley
Breakfast At Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something
Should I Stay Or Go - The Clash
Design For Life - Manic Street Preachers
Lady In Red - Chris de Burgh
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Always - Bon Jovi
With Or Without You - U2

Please inform of particular preferences in good time to allow rehearsal of songs which I may not have performed for long periods of time.

You Do Something - Paul Weller
Why Does It Always Rain - Travis
Every Breath You Take - Police
Heaven - B Adams
Run To You - B Adams
Everything I Do - B Adams
Feel - R Williams
Another Day In Paradise - P Collins
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Dock Of Bay - Otis Reading
Always - Bon Jovi
Bed Of Roses - Bon Jovi
Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
High And Dry - Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead (also in Standard set!!)
Your Beautiful - James Blunt (formerly Capt J Blount!!)
Wonderwall - Oasis
House Rising Sun - Animals
Imagine - John Lennon
One - U2
Running To Stand Still - U2
Still Haven't Found - U2
Where Streets No Name - U2
Stay - U2
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Ask in good time for rehearsals or specific requests.

Demo Downloads:
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Customer Feedback
Regular pub gig at Hunston Community Club

Hi there, Just want to commend Russ Barnes. He was fantastic and went down a storm, everyone really enjoyed him. So much so that we would like to book him again, if possible for Friday 18th August?

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