Richard Keen

from£300

This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Occasionally, a rate lower than the listed price may be obtainable on selected dates. This will be advertised in the act's "about" section.

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Richard has that much sought-after ability to connect with any audience, whatever the occasion, and his soaring vocals and upbeat song choices have entertained at hundreds of wedding receptions and parties over the last few years.

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the act worth £200.

Richard’s huge song list takes in retro classics as well as current pop music by artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, The Killers and Maroon 5.

He knew exactly how to engage with my friends and we all ended up singing and dancing along. Brilliant! Julie, Private Party, Nottingham

He has years of experience playing all over the world, and sharing the stage with the likes of Hard-Fi, Super Furry Animals and the legend Jimmy Cliff.

Richard is open to playing song requests given prior notice and will ensure your special day is an unforgettable celebration that everyone will remember.

Richard Keen is currently offering rates which may be lower than their advertised "from" price, for low season events (January to March), as well as midweek events (Sunday to Thursday) – please get in touch for more information.

Performance info

Line-up Male lead vocals/acoustic guitar
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The act is happy to learn and perform a request (eg. first dance), subject to suitability
Extra performances
Add £30
Extend the act's performances by half an hour
DJ service
Add £200
Available for evening events only

Adele – Someone Like You (Reggae Version)
Al Green – Lets Stay Together
Alex Clare – Too Close
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
America – Horse With No Name
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Ben E King – Stand By Me
Bill Hailey And The Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Black Street – No Diggity
Bob Dylan – Tambourine Man
Bob Marley – 3 Little Birds
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bobby Brown – 2 Can Play That Game
Bobby Mcferrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Bryan Adams – Summer Of ‘69
Cat Stevens – Wild World
CCR – Bad Moon Rising
Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody
Chubby Checker – Twist Again
Chuck Berry – Never Can Tell
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay – The Scientist
Coldplay – Yellow
Courteeners – Last Of The Ladies
Crowded House – Weather With
Daft Punk – Up All Night To Get Lucky
David Gray – Please Forgive Me
Dion And The Belmonts – Runaround Sue
Dire Straits – Walk Of Life
Don Mclean – American Pie
Drifters – Save The Last Dance
Eagle Eyed Cherry – Save Tonight
Ed Sheerehan – Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheerhan - Perfect
Ed Sheerhan – Photograph
Ed Sheerhan – Thinking Out Loud
Elbow – One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Elton John - I’m Still Standing
Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley – Burning Love
Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
Example - Kick Starts
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine (Ska Style Version)
Harry Belafonte – The Banana Boat Song
Huey Lewis And The News – Power Of Love
Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby
Jack Johnson – Better Together
James – Sit Down
James Morrison – You Make It Real
Jason Mraz - Lucky
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jesse J – Price Tag
John Denver – Country Roads
John Legend – All Of Me
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Jungle Book – Bare Necessities
Jungle Book – King Of The Swingers
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Katrina And The Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry - Firework
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Kylie – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Labrynth - Earthquake
Lady Antebellum – Heart Of The World
Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Lonestar - Amazed
Lynrd Skynrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Madness – It Must Be Love
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Modjo – Lady
Muford & Sons – Lover Of The Light (Rita Ora Live Lounge Version)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Neiked - Sexual
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis – Half A World Away
Oasis – She’s Electric
Oasis – Slide Away
Oasis – Wonderwall
Ocean Colour Scene – Day We Caught The Train
Otis Reading – Dock Of The Bay
Otis Reading – Hard To Handle
Paulo Nutini – Candy
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
Pharell - Happy
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
R Kelly – Vibe
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name Of
Ray Lamontagne – Hold You In My Arms
Razorlight – America
Rhianna – Umbrella
Ritchie Valens – La Bamba
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Sam Cooke – Cupid
Sam Cooke – Wonderful World
Shaggy - Angel
Sister Hazel – This Kind Of Love
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol – You Are All That I Have
Stealers Wheelers – Stuck In The Middle With You
Steve Earl – Galway Girl
Steve Miller – Joker
Stevie Winwood – Higher Love
Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You
Take That – A Million Love Songs (Reggae Version)
Take That – Rule The World
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Beatles – Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles – Twist And Shout
The Coral – Dreaming Of You
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
The Killers – Mr Brightside
The La’s – There She Goes
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Mavericks – Dance The Night Away
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police – Roxanne
The Police – So Lonely
The Police – Walking On The Moon
The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
The Specials – Too Much Too Young
The Strokes – Last Night
The Temptations – My Girl
The Tokens – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Tom Odell – Grow Old With Me
Train – Hey Soul Sister
U2 – One
UB40 – Cant Help Falling In Love With You
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
Vertical Horizon – Heart In Hand
Will Smith – The Fresh Prince Of Bell Air

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“We had a fantastic party thanks to Richard. He knew exactly how to engage with my friends and we all ended up singing and dancing along. Brilliant.”

10

“Richard was sensational! We took a punt on just getting a singer/guitarist for a christening but we are so glad we did and even more so that we chose Richard. He was an incredible talent and sung a great variety of songs to such a high level, including personal requests. Everyone of our guests commented on how good he was! The fact that he came from Devon on the same day shows what a professional he is. We will definitely use Richard again in the future.”

10

“Richard arrived nice and early to ease any pre wedding nerves. He had learnt a brides entrance song and sang this along with all the ceremony songs beautifully. He then moved through to the bar area and provided a marvelous set during our drinks reception. Our guests thought he was amazing and he will certainly have future bookings on the back of it. My Wife and our offer our deepest thanks for making our special day even more so.”

10

“Richard was great our guests at the wedding could not praise him enough. He was very professional and just fitted in with the occasion. He had a mention in my speech saying how much we appreciated his music. We would definitely use him again.”

10

“Richard was absolutely superb. His interaction with us and our guests was fun and he suited our wedding perfectly. We could not recommend him high enough.”

10

“Richard was amazing. He was lovely to talk to before the event when we talked about the song choices and itinerary for the day. He really set the mood on the day and the music just added that extra spark to our ceremony. Everyone said how great he was and how fab the music was. Never got the chance to say to him on the day but he was fantastic. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to him everyone. Thanks again Richard!”

10

“The night was brought alive by the great variety of songs Richard played, he assessed the mood so well everyone had such a brilliant time singing along and dancing! We were looking for someone intimate, cool and with a slight casual vibe and he definitely delivered in our cosy venue. Richard learned the first dance song before the wedding and on the night didn't disappoint- it was beautifully done! We are one happy husband and wife and would recommend Richard for any occasion! He is a genuinely lovely guy as well who couldn't do enough to make it a special day - so thank you Richard you legend!”

10

“We used Richard Keen at our VW Budburg event. He was perfect for the event as we wanted a chilled out atmosphere for our visitors. He was very professional, had a great sound and was happy to just crack on, especially as we asked him to set up on 3 different stages throughout the day to mix the music up around the venue. Overall we were very happy with the service provided.”

10

“Richard was fantastic. His performance was professional yet friendly and he made the day a great success. All of our guests commented on his performance and his DJ set in the evening kept everyone on the dance floor all night!”

10

“Function Central have been brilliant at every stage from initial booking to completion. Richard Keen was the absolute best choice for our day. He's a great singer and guitarist that knew exactly how to get people on the dance floor. He was there for us from the start of the ceremony through to the end of the evening. Richard is a very nice guy with a great sense of humour. We recommend him unconditionally!”

10

“We could not have wished for a better evening, with Richard strumming his guitar with a view of the sea and what was a truly spectacular sunset. He was phenomenal and perfect for that venue and our crowd, who all really enjoyed him. He was great at getting people on the dance floor, although we are unsure as to how Cotton-eye Joe and the Proclaimers made it on to the play list!!!! Bravo Richard, you were great. Thank you for making the evening a success, even if you were almost upstaged by one of our guests extreme dancing!!! We highly recommend Richard for events,many thanks.”

10

“We thought Richard Keen was amazing even though it was a small wedding he was very engaging throughout, he got everyone on the dance floor his choice of song tracks were great. Overall he was fantastic and wouldn't hesitate in booking him again. Great guy.”

10

“Richard was great on the day and is a very professional entertainer. Everyone loved his music and a few people were having a sing and dance while the photos were taking place. He was a big fan of my 2 year old niece and I think she kept Richard entertained with her dancing moves! He was great and I would highly recommend him in the future, thank you.”

10

“Richard seemed like a nice, talented guy on the website, with a good playlist... he exceeded every expectation. He did a fantastic job at my 40th, very relaxed but professional, got everyone singing along and dancing and laughing... just exactly what I had hoped for. What a lovely guy too! Would be proud to have him back anytime, he instantly felt like an old friend and fitted in comfortably. I shall be recommending Richard to everyone and anyone. Really glad we chose him, I honestly can't praise him enough. Thanks Richard!!”

10

“Absolutely great!!! He was a very nice chap who did a great job of getting folks involved and singing along. He felt more like a guest than the entertainer. Would be more than happy to recommend him to anybody. Would like to thank him very much for putting a smile on our faces and contributing to making our wedding day very memorable.”

10

“Richard was fab, everyone is still talking about him, I've passed his details on to friends and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone, absolutely brilliant and made our wedding reception even better, we loved him, would definitely book again.”


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