John King

John King is one of Manchester’s most exciting young jazz guitarists and vocalists. Coming from a rich musical heritage, he learned the piano from the age of 3, then turned his hand to the cello before finally picking up the guitar which has since become his first love. He has reached the regional finals of the Young Jazz Musician of Year and performed at venues throughout the UK. His recent show at the Manchester Jazz Festival was a highlight of the week. He is the perfect choice for an acoustic set at a wedding or function. His repertoire list is extensive and he can also accomodate special requests. Check out his acoustic set list below.

Although primarily a solo performer he can also be booked as a trio with drums and bass.

Prices start from £300

To enquire about booking John King for your event email or call 01457 866 160.

Sample Set List


Message in a Bottle – Police
Babylon – David Gray
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Sweet home Alabama – lanyard skynard

I can see Clearly now

You give me something – James Morrison

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Light my fire
English man in New York – Sting

Superstition – stevie wonder

Moon dance – Van Morrison
Johnny b. Good – Chuck berry
Take your Mamma out – Scissor Sisters
Wade in the water – Eva Cassidy
How come – Ray Lamongtane
Hotel California – Eagles
Come together – Beatles
faith – George Micheal
she’s not there
Long Train Running
Lovely day – Bill Withers
Shake you money maker
Mrs Robinson – simon and Garfunkle
Use Me – bill withers
Valerie – Zuttons (amy winehouse)
Stuck in the middle with you
I’ve got a woman – ray charles
Use somebody – kings of leon
No diggity
Stand by me
I’m Just looking – stereophonics
Sex on Fire – Kings of leon
Get back – Beatles
Sunshine of your love – eric clapton
Mustang sally
Place your hands
Why won’t you come when I call – john mayor Crossroads -john mayor
Closer – neon
Black and gold
Rehab – amy winehouse
You got the love – florance and the machine Golden touch – razorlight
use somebody – Kings of leon

Mellow songs

Sitting on the dock of the bay

One – u2
Wishing on a star – paul weller

more than words

Purple rain – prince
Aint no sunshine – bill withers

Lets get it on – marvin gay

A team – Ed Sheeran
Georgia – ray charles
Fragile – sting
Better together – jack johnson

Fix you – coldplay

Cannonball – dameon rice

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What can I say, John King was amazing on our day, the reception was perfect and in the wedding breakfast he had everyone singing along, absolutely brilliant!! xx

Angela and Sam (Adlington Hall)

Can’t thank you enough for getting us John King for our Wedding breakfast, he was absolutely fantastic, When we spoke to him he knew exactly what we wanted and made us feel like ourselves for the first time in that day with everything going on! thank you so much x

Sarah and Alistair (Thornton Manor)

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