Why should you book an acoustic duo?
With an acoustic duo you’re getting live entertainment with real musicians who tailor their set to work with the atmosphere of the room, but at a fraction of the price of a larger band.
We are experts in choosing the right songs to suit the mood of your event, which most often is required to be a comfortable, sophisticated and sociable atmosphere with light background music. We play a wide variety of musical styles that is guaranteed to engage with the audience and to be recognisable.
Space – We need a 3m x 2m space to comfortably fit our equipment in but we always aim to arrive with plenty of time to position our gear in the best possible way
Electricity – For all of your guests to hear us we have to use a small amplifier which requires a power supply.
Set up – On average it takes us 20 minutes to load our equipment into your event space and then 20 minutes for us to set-up and sound check.
Parking – Having convenient parking really helps us to load our equipment in and out of the venue in an efficient fashion.
Cover – If you’re planning an outdoor event, keep the unpredictable British weather in mind. We require suitable waterproof cover, preferable a sturdy gazebo with sides, to protect our equipment from rain and direct sunlight.
We can tailor our performance to meet the requirements of most clients. The most common type of performance would be to do 2 sets, each of around 45 minutes. We are always happy to stop/start to fit in with the event timings. We can play for longer or do multiple, shorter sets if that suits the event. We generally play a mix of classical, jazz and popular standards but are always happy to vary this to suit the client.
Where Do We Play
We both live in Bournemouth so we prefer to play mostly in Dorset or adjacent counties to minimise travelling time. We are, however, quite happy to travel further afield for a good gig!
What Type of Events Do We Play
We can either do background music to set a mood or put on a show as the main event. We started playing together at the Russell-Cotes museum in Bournemouth. It's a fantastic museum and we love playing there, either indoors in the main hall, or outdoors on the terrace. We play weddings, corporate events, dinners, hotels or any type of function that would benefit from live music to provide atmosphere and excitement. We also enjoy playing at retirement homes and we have a 'time travel' show where we talk about the music we play and use pictures and video to bring it to life. We love doing this show!
We normally charge £85 per hour from when we arrive at the venue. We only charge for travelling if the venue is more than 50 miles from Bournemouth (and then only to cover direct costs such as petrol).
We have public liability insurance to the value of £10M and our equipment is PAT tested. We are both fully vaccinated against Covid 19.