Solo Singer-Guitarist

I sing and play acoustic guitar through a discrete but high-quality sound system, playing a crowd-pleasing mix of classic pop and soft rock songs and instrumentals, weaving a rich, mellow acoustic sound, careful to tailor my volume for the comfort of the guests. On suitable songs, I incorporate loop and octave pedals, enabling me to capture chord sequences live and then add lead and bass parts to the arrangements.

For a classy instrumental sound, I can also offer the Acoustic Echoes Flute and Guitar Duo, which features classically trained flutist Stephanie Pack, and offers a set list rich with pop, classical, jazz, and Latin influences.

Colin Barley

Set List

My 3-hour sets (or whatever you need) draw from an extensive
repertoire of crowd-pleasing songs that includes the following covers:

Annie's Song (John Denver)
Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie)
Baby I Love Your Way (Peter Frampton)
Bennie And The Jets (Elton John)
Biding My Time (Pink Floyd)
Big Love (Fleetwood Mac)
Breathe (Pink Floyd)
Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo And The Bunnymen)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Sprinsteen)
Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest/Toploader)
Daydream Believer (Monkees)
Dear Prudence (Beatles)
Distant Sun (Crowded House)
Doctor Wu (Steely Dan)
Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House)
Don’t Go Away (Oasis)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Echoes (Pink Floyd)
Eternal Flame (Bangles)
Everybody Wants to Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime (The Korgis)
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Fall At Your Feet (Crowded House)
Fields Of Gold (Sting)
Friday I'm In Love (The Cure)
Games WIthout Frontiers (Peter Gabriel)
Girl From Ipanema (Astrud Gilberto)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Haitian Divorce (Steely Dan)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Help (Beatles)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
High And Dry (Radiohead)
I Believe In Father Christmas (Greg Lake)
I Can't Let Maggie Go (Honeybus)
I Talk To The Wind (King Crimson)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Beatles)
I Will (Beatles)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I'm A Believer
I'm Not In Love (10cc)
I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
In My Life (Beatles)
Is This Love (Bob Marley)
It Never Rains In Southern California (Albert Hammond)
It's Too Late (Carol King)
I've Just Seen A Face (Beatles)
Knockin' On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
Lady Jane (Rolling Stones)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Listen To What The Man Said (Paul McCartney)
Live It Up (Mental As Anything)
Livin' Thing (ELO)
Loving The Alien (David Bowie)
Me And Magdalena (Monkees)
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
Moonchild (King Crimson)
Mr. Blue Sky (ELO)
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Red Guitar (Cassandra Wilson)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Roxanne (Police)
Runaway (Del Shannon)
San Tropez (Pink Floyd)
See Emily Play (Pink Floyd)
She Loves You (Beatles)
Show Me The Way (Peter Frampton)
So Lonely (Police)
Solsbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Star Man (David Bowie)
Still...You Turn Me On (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Sunny Afternoon (Kinks)
Tangerine (Led Zeppelin)
Telephone Line (ELO)
Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
The Christmas Song (Nat King Cole)
The First Cut Is The Deepest (PP Arnold/Rod Stewart)
The First Picture Of You (The Lotus Eaters)
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (Morrissey)
The Weight (The Band)
The Windmills Of Your Mind (Noel Harrison)
The Year Of The Cat (Al Stewart)
This Guy's In Love With You (Herb Alpert)
Up The Junction (Squeeze)
Venus (Shocking Blue/Bananarama)
Waterloo Sunset (Kinks)
Weather With You (Crowded House)
Welcome To The Machine (Pink Floyd)
What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round (Monkees)
When You Are A King (White Plains)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
World Without Love (Peter and Gordon)
Wot's... Uh the Deal? (Pink Floyd)
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
Your Song (Elton John)
Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)


Flute & Guitar Duo

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