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Acoustic Aviators: A dynamic duo creating big band sounds with minimal setup. Meet Jon Hart and Toby Wightman, masters of acoustic harmony.
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Jon and Toby, who both live in Surrey and share a passion for music, decided to team up for a show one evening. The performance was a hit, and everyone who watched and listened had a great time. That's how Acoustic Aviators was born - a dynamic duo that produces a full band sound with just a small setup. The guys plan to book more duo shows in the future and potentially collaborate with other musicians as well. The name of their act allows for this and will fly the flag for acoustic music going forward. Jon Hart is an award-winning fingerstyle singer-songwriter renowned for his electrifying one-man acoustic experience. His unique style combines modern percussive fingerstyle guitar with gritty vocals and emotive songwriting, which have earned him critical acclaim from numerous media outlets such as Acoustic Magazine (UK), The Times, Guitar World, BBC Radio Folk, and Absolute Radio. Although he's been compared to greats like Jon Gomm and Newton Faulkner, Jon has his own distinctive touch that sets him apart from his contemporaries. He composes and arranges his music to be played live using only one acoustic guitar and a vocal harmony pedal - no looping required! Toby Wightman is a London-based session musician with over 17 years of experience performing, writing, and producing music. He has entertained the British Forces in Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Middle East and has worked with A-list artists like Sam Smith. Toby has honed his skills by collaborating with some of the top session musicians, producers, and artists in the UK and beyond, making him a versatile and accomplished performer.

Acoustic Aviators | 2-Man Acoustic Band's Reviews

From customers:

Sarah S
7 years ago

Jon was exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble. His incredible talent & execution of that talent is unique. He tailored the set to suit us. He made the ceremony & reception & set the tone for the day & made us proud. So impressive & he's the stand out memory from our day apart from saying I do! He surpassed everything we could have hoped for & was the talking point of the day & is still the legacy of the wedding for our guests & many have requested his details for their parties. We cannot recommend this lovely man enough. Book with confidence & book now!

20th H
6 years ago

Jon, we would like to say a huge thank you for an amazing performance at our Conference. Everyone was blown away by your vocals and that we were able to do song requests. Everyone was raving about it the following day. We definitely recommend Jon for any event!! He brings an amazing presence and energy to the stage and is an overall great performer!

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Acoustic Aviators | 2-Man Acoustic Band's Song list

Blowin In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Hey Jude – The Beatles
House of the rising sun – The Animals
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Love me do – The Beatles
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
Stand by me – Ben E King
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Ain't no Sunshine – Bill Withers
Alright Now – Free
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Hotel California – The Eagles
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Knocking on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
Let it be – The Beatles
Money - Pink Floyd
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Play that Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stuck in the Middle – Steelers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynyrd
Take It Easy – The Eagles
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Three Little Birds / One Love – Bob Marley
Your Song - Elton John
500 Miles – The Pretenders
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
Beat It - Michael Jackson (Also Guitar Arrangement)
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Englishman In New York – Sting
Every Breath You Take – Sting
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (Also Guitar Arrangement)
Higher Love - Steve Winwood/James Vincent Mc Morrow
I Still Haven’t Found What I'm Looking For– U2
Living on a prayer - Bonjovi
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses/Taken by Trees
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper (Also Guitar Arrangement)
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper/Phil Collins
Angels – Robbie Williams
Babylon – David Gray
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Californication - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Drive - Incubus
Fields of Gold – Sting (Also Guitar Arrangement)
Heaven - DJ Sammy / Bryan Adams
Just Looking – Stereophonics
Losing My Religion – REM
More Than Words - Extreme
Place your hands - Reef
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Secret Smile – Semisonic
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Wade in the water – Eva Cassidy
Weather with you – Crowded House
A Team - Ed Sheeran
Boulevard of broken dreams – Green Day
Buck Rogers – Feeder
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Fix You - Coldplay
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Handbags & Gladrags - Stereophonics version
Hey Ya - Outcast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Lego House – Ed Sheeran
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Only Love - Ben Howard
Sex of Fire – Kings of Leon
Somebody I used to know – Gotye
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Yellow - Coldplay
You’ve got the Love – Florence and the Machine
Lost at Sea
Stormy Weather Rolls
To Love Somebody – The BeeGees
To Be With You – Mr Big
Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles
Drift Away – Dobie Gray
Shotgun – George Ezra
Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
No Diggety – Blackstreet
Rude – Magic
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
She's Electric - Oasis
Creep - Radiohead
Free Fallin – Tom Petty
King of the Swingers – Louis Prima
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
I Won't back Down – Tom Petty
Come Together – The Beatles
My Girl – The Temptations
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
Country Roads – John Denver
Baywatch Theme – Jimi Jamison
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Kiss - Prince
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Can't Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
I Try – Macy Gray
I'm Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Land Down Under – Men at Work
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Yellow - Coldplay
Riptide – Vance Joy

Acoustic Aviators | 2-Man Acoustic Band's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£1250
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy, performance and the fact we enjoy ourselves every show

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Have toured individually all over the UK, Europe and US

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Newton Faulkner, John Mayer, classic rock and pop

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Isle of Wight Festival

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: 2 x guitars and 2 x male vocals.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

We need to plugged in to trigger the looping pedals, vocal harmony etc.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Acoustic, Folk, Folk rock, Pop, Covers, Rock
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Wedding, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, Charity event, Wedding proposal, Church service, Virtual event, New Year's Eve
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