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Ben & Tim

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About Ben & Tim

Professional Acoustic Duo! Formed over 10 years ago we have played all over the UK. Our gigs are fun energetic and musically spectacular
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Brought together by a love of music and a passion for guitars and harmonies, Ben and Tim are a pair of musicians who put a unique spin on the acoustic duo. Formed over ten years ago, we play covers from the sixties to present day with an energy and passion you don't see everyday. Our dynamic performances and fun-loving delivery lend themselves to a range of functions, from weddings and parties to corporate events and pubs. We love nothing more than to perform to people and share our love for great music! Ben and Tim eat, drink and sleep music and we love to share our passion with everyone we meet. We have spent the past ten years honing our performances and you won't be able to escape our enthusiasm! Here is a lil' bit about us: Ben Whelan Ben started to play guitar when he was 15 years old and has never looked back! Having played in a range of bands, Ben has had great experiences such as supporting Toploader at the 02 in London. His soaring vocals hit the heights of tracks such as 'Take on Me' with ease - you should hear how long he can hold a single note in 'Whole Lotta Love'! Tim Goode Tim is a multi-instrumentalist who mainly focuses on guitars and vocals. As the Head of Music at Bath College, he spends every day absorbed in music. Whilst performing with a range of bands, Tim has developed strong harmonies and has, over the years, managed to tame the raw rock talent which formed the basis for his singing voice. Although we are based in the Bath area, we have played gigs all over the country for private parties and corporate events. Having performed together for the past decade, we pride ourselves in tailoring each performance to the event due to our vast (and ever-expanding!) set list.

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10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Covers, Pop rock, Acoustic, Pop
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Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Ben & Tim's Song list

4 Non Blonds - What's Up
5ive - Keep On Moving
ABBA - Dancing Queen
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Aha - Take On Me
Beegees - Stayin Alive
Ben E King - Stand By Be
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Time of My Life
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Blackstreet - No Diggety
Blues Brothers (Soloman Burke) - Everybody Needs Somebody
Bob Marley - I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Brian Adams - Summer of 69
Brittany Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Buffalo Springfield - For What It’s Worth
Chris Isaacs - Wicked Game
Christina Perri - A Thousand Year
Coldplay - Yellow
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
David Grey - Babylon
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffanies
Dell Shannon - Runaway
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Ed Sheran - Thinking Out Loud
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
Elbow - One Day Like This
Elton John - Crocadile rock
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Blue Sued Shoes/That's Alright Mama
Elvis - Hound Dog
Erasure - A Little Respect
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Foo Fighters - Times Like these
Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Frankie Valli - Cant Take My Eyes off Of You
Free - Alright Now
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Shotgun
George Michael - Faith
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
​Greenday - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Gun's 'N Roses - Knocking on Heavens Door
Gun's 'N' Roses - Patience
Gun's 'N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
James - Laid
James - Sit Down
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jessie J - Price Tag
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Led Zepplin - Whole Lotta Love
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Marvine Gaye - I Heard it Through The Grapevine
Men at Work - Down Under
Montell Jordan - This is How We Do it
Neil Diamond - Sweer Caroline
Oasis - Half the World Away
Oasis - Live Forever
Oasis - Look Back In Anger
Oasis - She’s Electric
Oasis - Wonderwall
Ottis Redding - Dock of a Bay
Paulo Nutini - New Shoes
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Prince - Purple Rain
Pulp - Common People
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Crazy Little Thing
Queen - Fat Bottom Girls
Queen - I Want to Break Free
Queen - Somebody to Love
Queen - We are the Champions
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Radiohead - High & Dry
Rag N Bone Man - Human
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
Reef - Place Your hands
Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy
Robbie Williams - Angels
Rober Palmer - Ill Be Your Baby Tonight
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
Simple Minds - Dont You Forget About You
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - Run
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle
​Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Stereophonics - Dakota
Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel Gang - Come Up and See Me
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
​T-Rex - 20th Century Boy
T-Rex - Get it On
Take That - Back For Good
Tenacious D - Tribute
The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Get Back
The Beatles - Hard Days Night
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Eagles - Take it Easy
The Human League - Don’t You Want Me
The Jam - That’s Entertainment
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Kinks - Lola
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Monkeys - I’m a Believer
The Police - Message in a Bottle
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
The Rolling Stones - Can’t Always Get What You Want
The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
The Ronnetts - Be My Baby
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
The Zutons - Valarie
Tiffany - I Think Were Alone Night
Tina Turner - The Best
Tom Jones - Delilah
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Toploader - Dancing in the moonlight
U2 - WIth or Without You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wham - Club Tropicana
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Whitney Housten - How Will I Know
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We prefer to play as a duo, we can enlist a drummer and bass player. However, this will come at an additional charge.

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.

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally prefer to take an hour to setup though we can setup more quickly if needs be. During the setup we can provide a free playlist service prior to our live performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We can perform acoustically which allows us to roam during the performance. However if we are playing through the PA system this is a little bit more tricky.

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

We are happy to take requests from our setlist. If you would like a song that is not on our setlist we can learn it before hand (we ideally need a minimum of one weeks notice).

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

Yes, all quotes include PA system and lighting rig (including smoke machine).

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.

Ben & Tim's Prices

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Standard Prices
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Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£800
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Ben & Tim's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sarah F
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

These guys were the best. Honestly they made our party. Would 1000% recommend. Thank you to them both.

Steve C
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ben & Tim were brilliant. Fantastic repertoire, very flexible, good communicators and superb entertainment. Would highly recommend. Thanks so much

Myra W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic, Ben & Tim were fantastic would highly recommend. Myra & Nick Patten

Gemma B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing, from beginning to end they brought a fantastic atmosphere to our wedding and all our guests loved them too. Thank you so much. The Gems

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From other customers:

5 years ago

LOVE Ben & Tim!!! We have seen them several times at various venues and always had an amazing time, their vocals are incredible, they always create such a great atmosphere and know just what songs to play to make everyone’s night! So when we needed some music for our wedding we really didn’t consider anyone else... there was only one option! They definitely didn’t disappoint! They sounded great and everyone loved them, the dance floor was full all night! They even learned some songs that they knew I liked (even though they were not as cool as their usual repertoire!) which was a really lovely personal touch. People still comment to me about the band we had at our wedding and how great they were.

4 years ago

"I first saw Ben and Tim playing at the Brewhouse in Bath, they were great, and luckily were free to come and play at a 50th Birthday party a few weeks later. They are not only great musicians but brilliant performers too, with a laid back, easy going manner, coupled with a great sense of humour. Everybody, and I mean everybody, at the party loved them, and they kept us singing and dancing well into the early hours, (well, strictly speaking, I think it was us who made them carry on, but no one wanted them to finish!) Overall, Ben and Tim turned the party into a great success, and I can't wait to book them again."