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BIG SKIES

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About BIG SKIES

Lively acoustic country/folk rock/Americana covers duo specialising in vocal harmonies. Great entertainment for weddings, parties, festivals
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Acoustic duo
Nottingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Susie and Steve are two Nottingham musicians who have been performing in and around Nottingham for many years, both as soloists and duo members. Experienced in performing at different venues and functions such as festivals, weddings, private functions and parties. Great audience rapport. Popular country/folk rock covers to get everyone singing along and dancing. 4 or 5 piece band also available.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Country, Folk rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

I walk the Line - Johnny Cash
Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
Mozambique - Bob Dylan
Oh Sister - Bob Dylan
Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet - Trad folk
The Cuckoo - Trad folk
I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
Wagon Wheel- Darius Ruckus
Wild World - Cat Stevens
The Weight- The Band
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
One Love - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Turn, Turn, Turn - The Byrds
Long Time Gone - Beverley Bros
Til I Kissed Ya - Everley Bros
The Willow Garden - Everley Bros
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynryd Skynryd
Country Roads - John Denver
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams and Mel C
That don't Impress Me Much - Shania Twain
Ooh La La - The Faces
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Old Man - Neil Young
If I Were a Carpenter - Tim Hardin
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
Roving Gambler -Trad folk
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
Across The Universe - The Beatles
Help - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Love Hurts - Gram Parsons
Big Iron - Marty Robbins
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You're The One That I Want - Country version
Take the Weather With You - Crowded House
Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
Volcano - Damien Rice
California Dreamin - Mamas and Papas
Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Gonna Be - Proclaimers
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
These Boots are made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Wild Rover - Dubliners
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
You Can Close Your Eyes - James Taylor/Carly Simon
Wiser Time - Black Crowes
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can provide duo with guitar, mandolin/percussion up to a 5 piece band including electric guitar, bass and drums.

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

We are happy to be flexible and will always try and accommodate any changes.

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

Yes, we can happily provide this free between sets. We can offer a DJ service after the final set until the venue closes for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Duo takes 20 mins to set up. Full 5 piece takes approx an hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, our performance doesn't lend itself to roaming around.

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

Yes, we are happy for you to have a say in what we play.

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

Yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We might be able to learn a song request, we are happy to chat about this, if we think it's something we can do, we can learn it for an additional £50.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Great song choices, fantastic harmonies with voices blending beautifully together. Audience rapport and authentic country sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Mostly pubs and bars. Have performed at open air festivals and larger venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Simon and Garfunkel, Everley Bros, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Gram Parsons, Hank Williams...

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

Norfolk folk/country festival

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
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4.8 out of 5
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Ian B
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very talented musicians with great stage presence. Our guests loved it and they were very friendly.

Reply from BIG SKIES
3 months ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure playing for you and your guests.

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David S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Big Skies ( Susie and Steve) were exactly what we wanted for our Golden Wedding party. Communication before the event was efficient and flexible and they were accommodating in meeting our requests. Everyone present was highly impressed by the quality of their performance and professionalism. We will certainly recommend to others. David and Lesley Smith.

Reply from BIG SKIES
4 months ago

Thank you both so much for the great review. It was such a pleasure playing for you and your lovely family and friends.

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Lynda N
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We are just sorry that there were not enough people in the Club on the night to appreciate the music.

SJ
Sheila J
1 year ago
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2.5 out of 5

Their performance was very good and guests at the party were very complimentary about them. However I was not impressed by their very late arrival and lack of communication to explain this.

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William B
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Stoke-on-Trent
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5 out of 5

I booked Susie and Steve for my wife's surprise 50th party with around 130 guests. They were brilliant! Performed 2 sets at the time we needed. Got people up and dancing (always difficult) and some guests even took their number to book again. Great people - GREAT NIGHT! Thanks BigSkies :-) (10 / 10)

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Monica D
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 14 Broad St
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5 out of 5

We had a great night. A real treat, such talented people. We only went in for one drink and stayed for four. 😍 Thank you.

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