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John Mercer

A top acoustic artist performing upbeat and mellow covers of popular songs, classic and current! From Ed Sheeran & Kings Of Leon to The Beatles & Bill Withers, John Mercer offers something for everyone!

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Set List / Repertoire

Up Tempo Songs
I'm Yours - Jason Moraz
Message In A Bottle – Police
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
She Says - Plan B
Babylon – David Gray
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Light My Fire - The Doors
English Man In New York – Sting
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Moon Dance – Van Morrison
Johnny B. Goode - 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 - The Zombies
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Shake Your Money Maker - Elmore James
Mrs Robinson – Simon And Garfunkle
Use Me – Bill Withers
Valerie – The Zutons (Amy Winehouse)
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheels
I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
I’m Just Looking – Stereophonics
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Get Back – Beatles
Sunshine Of Your Love - Eric Clapton
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Place Your Hands - Reef
Why Won’t You Come When I Call - John Mayor
Crossroads -John Mayor
Closer - Neon
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
You Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
Golden Touch - Razorlight
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

Mellow Songs
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
One - U2
Wishing On A Star - Paul Weller
More Than Words - Extreme
Purple Rain - Prince
Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Lets Get It On - Marvin Gaye
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Georgia - Ray Charles
Fragile - Sting
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Fix You - Coldplay
Cannonball - Daemon Rice
You Can Bring Me Flowers - Ray Laymongtain
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Easy - Richie
Blackbird – Beatles
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Layla - Eric Clapton
Stuck On You - L Richie
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
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Thank you so much for your appearance on Saturday. Everyone that I spoke to love...

5 stars - John Mercer are Highly Recommended booked John Mercer for their event at Clough Manor in Greater Manchester

“Thank you so much for your appearance on Saturday. Everyone that I spoke to loved the songs and were well impressed with the variety of them, together with your skill of playing and singing!”


5 stars - John Mercer are Highly Recommended booked John Mercer for their event at The Liars Lounge in Greater Manchester

“Amazing! I honestly can’t speak highly enough of John and his performance, he was class. He really made our night and everyone kept commenting on how good he was. I would highly recommend him to any of our friends and families”

I booked John for my birthday because I was adamant I didn’t want the same old ‘...

5 stars - John Mercer are Highly Recommended booked John Mercer for their event in Cheshire

“I booked John for my birthday because I was adamant I didn’t want the same old ‘disco-do’. I was not disappointed. His professional manner and sheer talent really made my night. The audience were a little quiet (probably due to the age!) so I hope John didn’t think he wasn’t appreciated! We loved every second of it and I really can’t find the words to express my thanks. We’re still talking about John’s performance and trying to work out how we can have a party to book him again! Please pass on my thanks to him for making my 40th one to remember!”

John Mercer was excellent.

5 stars - John Mercer are Highly Recommended booked John Mercer for their Wedding at Roughmoor Farm in Somerset

“John Mercer was excellent - many guests commented on how good he was and the quality of atmosphere he created. He added a lot to the event and was excellent to deal with, he was very pleasant to everyone and happy to go with the flow.”


Price from £385 + travel from Greater Manchester

Based on 1 person performing 2 x 45 minute sets

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  • South East From £449
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Full Biography

* Popular acoustic artist with award-winning talent!
* Repertoire includes well-known songs, uptempo and mellow!
* Artists covered include Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Kings Of Leon, Eric Clapton and more!

John Mercer comes from a very musical family. His pianist father and songstress mother encouraged his evident talents from a very early age. He learned the piano from the age of 3 years, then turned his hand to the cello before finally picking up his first guitar which he has since never put down!

His ability was 'recognised' as he won the Daily Telegraph Jazz Competition Award when he was 16 years old and he reached the regional finals of the Young Jazz Musician of Year competition when he was 17 years old, which was televised and hosted by Jools Holland. Jools commented on John's incredible guitar playing by stating "...he is a filthy guitar player who we will hearing lots about in the years to come!"

Session work swiftly followed and John had the privilege to session with Miles Seabrook, who was working with Paul Weller. John has since performed alongside Don Felder, Tony Christie, Hannah Ild, Andy Abraham, Wilson Minds (produced by Chris Potter), and Jools Holland. John has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival, the Manchester Jazz festival and toured across Europe.

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