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Matthew J

With a memorable voice and acoustic guitar, Matthew J is a solo musician based in Edinburgh who has performed regular residencies at the capitals famous Grassmarket and Rose St! Delivering live sets perfect for chilled atmospheres or full-on parties, Matthew covers artists from across the ages including the Beatles, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Lewis Capaldi and more!

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Set List / Repertoire


Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinantra

Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley

I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James
I Wanna Be Like You - Jungle Book
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles 
Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Don’t Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Blowing In The Wind - Bob Dylan

Imagine - John Lennon
Your Song - Elton John
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Dancing Queen - ABBA
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Jolene - Dolly Parton 
Country Roads - John Denver
Easy Like Sunday Morning - Lionel Richie
Ooh La La - The Faces (Rod Stewart)
Fire And Rain - James Taylor
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
May You Never - John Martyn
Ventura Highway - America
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Stuck In The Middle - Steelers Wheel
American Pie - Don McLean

Caledonia - Dougie McLean
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Through The Fire - Chaka Kahn
A Little Respect - Erasure 
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Wicked Game - Chis Isaak
There Is A Light - The Smiths
Free Falling - Tom Petty

Kiss Me - Sixpence Non The Richer
Friday I’m In Love - The Cure
High And Dry - Radiohead
All-Star - Smash Mouth 
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
Sail Away - David Gray
Wonderwall - Oasis
There She Goes - The La’s
She's Electric - Oasis
Live Forever - Oasis
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
Angels - Robbie Williams
All Apologies - Nirvana
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrants
You And Me Song - The Wannadies
Lucky Man - The Verve 
Man On The Moon - R.E.M
You Gotta Be - Des’ree

Candy - Paulo Nutini
You’ve Got The Love - Florence & The Machine 
Black And Gold - Sam Sparrow
I’m With You - Avril Lavigne
All These Things I’ve Done - The Killers
Molly’s Chambers - Kings Of Leon
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Rockstar - Nickleback
I Miss You - Blink 182
Hey Ya - Outkast
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
American Boy - Estelle & Kanye West
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
Fell In Love With A Girl - The White Stripes
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Umbrella - Rhianna
One Day Like This - Elbow
Feeling This - Blink 182
When The Sun Goes Down - Arctic Monkeys
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Dakota - Stereophonics
Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards - Tame Impala
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift
Belter - Gerry Cinnamon
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Love And Hate - Michael Kiwanuka
Passionfruit - Drake
Electric Feel - MGMT

Golden - Harry Styles
Forget Me - Lewis Capaldi  
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles


Price from £231 + travel from Edinburgh

Based on 1 person performing 3 x 45 minute sets

  • Scotland From £231
  • North East From £312
  • North West From £342
  • Wales From £382
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £390
  • Northern Ireland From £392
  • Republic of Ireland From £446
  • East Midlands From £535
  • West Midlands From £554
  • East of England From £625
  • South West From £625
  • South East From £642

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Full Biography

Matthew J is a solo musician based in Edinburgh who has performed regular residencies at the capitals famous Grassmarket and Rose St!

With a memorable voice and acoustic guitar, but also swapping in electric and sometimes looping, Matthew delivers a captivating and unique take on well-known popular songs from every decade spanning the 50s to present day. Artists covered include the Beatles, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Lewis Capaldi and more!

Offering something for everyone and every occasion, Matthew can tailor his sets to suit young or old, a chilled-out atmosphere or a full on party! Having studied popular music at Edinburgh University, Matthew is experienced in entertaining crowds in a range of environments. His knowledge, talent and professionalism won’t let you down.

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