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Pembroke Tenneson



  • Solo acoustic act
  • Repertoire comprises lively & tender covers of classic 20th and 21st century rock, folk and blues
  • Performs solo as standard and can also go out as a duo


Pembroke is based in Rutland, and plays full-time in the Midlands, London and the South. He wishes to play more in the North (it's lovely) and is happy going long distances, though this will incur travel expenses.

Standard Set Times

  • One set of an hour and a half
  • Two 45-minute sets with a 15 minute break
  • Three 45-minute sets with 15 minute breaks

About this Act

Pembroke Tenneson is a live wire, guaranteed to be energetic and entertaining with blazing guitar work, harmonica and a 4-octave singing voice. His covers of classic artists like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, White Stripes, Bill Withers, Fleetwood Mac (and many more) will make you want to sing and dance, but he also displays a tender side with thoughtful acoustic music from singer-songwriters like Neil Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and others from the folk tradition.

Pembroke truly loves the music he plays, and it shows as he engages his audiences with unfeigned enthusiasm. As former BBC Introducing Artist of the Month he has also been recognised for his own original material. His compositional ability feeds into his arrangements of other artists' music, giving Pembroke's covers their own unique colour.

He is available as a solo act or as half of a duo with Stephen Wigmore, guitarist, singer and drummer. Stephen's harmony singing and virtuosity on guitar adds another layer of depth to Pembroke's performance. They are also available as a White Stripes-style duo with Stephen playing drums and bass (at the same time!)

Set List

In My Life - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
A Day in the Life - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles
Long Long Long - The Beatles
All I've Gotta Do - The Beatles
Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
Michelle - The Beatles
This Boy - The Beatles
If I Fell - The Beatles
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
With a Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Dear Prudence - The Beatles
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
World Keeps on Turning - Fleetwood Mac
Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Old Man - Neil Young
Out on the Weekend - Neil Young
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Down by the River - Neil Young
Don't Let it Bring You Down - Neil Young
Kashmir/White Summer/Black Mountainside Medley - Led Zeppelin
Thank You - Led Zeppelin
Going to California - Led Zeppelin
Travellin' Riverside Blues - Led Zeppelin
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel
Kathy's Song - Simon and Garfunkel
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Girl From the North Country - Bob Dylan
Vision of Johanna - Bob Dylan
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Bob Dylan
The Times They are a-Changing - Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain's a-gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
House of the Rising Sun - arr. Bob Dylan, trad.
Fixin' to Die - Bob Dylan, Bukka Whyte
Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
It's All Over Now - The Rolling Stones
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
Love in Vain - The Rolling Stones
Dead Flowers - The Rolling Stones
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
Fell in Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
We're Gonna Be Friends - The White Stripes
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
That's All Right - Elvis Presley
Gold - Chet Faker
Karma Police - Radiohead
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
On the Road Again - Canned Heat
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Believe in Miracles (You Sexy Thing) - Hot Chocolate
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
The Train Song - Vashti Bunyan
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
Horse with No Name - America
Peace Beneath the City - Iron and Wine
Hotel California - The Eagles
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix, trad.
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
The Home Stretch - Loudon Wainwright III
Dreaming of You - The Corals
Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg
Dust My Broom - Elmore James
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Running up that Hill - Kate Bush
Whiskey in the Jar - trad. (arr. Thin Lizzy)
Brown-eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch
The Weight - the Band
Stand By Me - Ben E. King


  • Solo or duo acoustic guitar/keys, vocals and harmonica


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