John Baker

I am a musician and singer with over 20 years experience. I perform acoustically using violin, flute, drum and voice.My main influence is Irish and Celtic folk music and I have a wide range of tunes and songs from this genre. Since performing professionally in care homes I have begun adding popular sing-a-long classics to this repertoire which I like to mix up with my own improvisations and bits of folklore and occasional poetry. I encourage audience participation in any form and can usually get the group singing, clapping or even dancing. When things go well I have been known to dance while playing and I am working at singing and playing the violin together at the same time. Music has been a great source of inspiration and healing to me in my own life and I like to share this with others.

Act Details

Name: John Baker
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Music - Ballads | Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Jazz | Poetry /verse reading
Equipment required: Table, chair, drinking water
Performance length: Variable to suit, normally 1 hour
Fee charged: Starts at £50 plus travel depending on distance (£51 - £75)
Locations: Local service (South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire, Cherwell, Oxford).
Booking notice: one month
Days of week: Not Mondays and Tuesdays, variable the rest


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
John Baker, Wallingford.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home with nursing Huntercombe Hall Care Home Henley-on-Thames RG9 5SE
Care home Chilterns Court Care Centre Henley-on-Thames RG9 1QR
Care home with nursing Westgate House Wallingford OX10 8FE
Care home with nursing Abbeycrest Care Centre Reading RG4 9RG