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Lively acoustic country/folk rock/Americana covers duo specialising in vocal harmonies. Great entertainment for weddings, parties, festivals
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Acoustic duo
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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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4.8 out of 5
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BIG SKIES's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Eloise J
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had a great night listening to BIG SKIES for my partners 30th birthday. They were great performers and got the party dancing from the start. Highly recommended 🤠🫶🏼

Reply from BIG SKIES
5 months ago

Thanks for your lovely review Eloise. It was a great party and such a pleasure to play for you and your lovely guests. Many thanks, Big Skies x

Jenny C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant, made our wedding day very, thanks so much BIG SKIES

Reply from BIG SKIES
7 months ago

Thank you for the lovely review Jenny. It was a pleasure to play for you and your guests on your special day. Best wishes, Big Skies.

Victoria J
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

What a fabulous duo! Communication was great and our guests had the best time. Great range of music and some lovely harmonies! we loved having you!

Reply from BIG SKIES
10 months ago

Thank you so much for the fab review Victoria. It was an absolute pleasure to play for you and your lovely guests.

Ian B
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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From other customers:

William B
4 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)

Monica D
5 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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BIG SKIES's 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

BIG SKIES'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£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
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?


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
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