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About Breakout

When quality is more important than volume.
Acoustic trio
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Breakout are a 3-piece electro-acoustic ensemble, playing a mix of classic pop, jazz, country, blues (and whatever else may fire them up at rehearsal). Originally formed in 2020 as 4 piece, Breakout immediately went into COVID hibernation for 18 months, re-emerging as a 3 piece ensemble in 2021. From their very first performance they have been in constant demand, particularly for smaller more intimate events. Private parties, club events, open air performances, they can tailor the performance to meet your requirements. BREAKOUT are: EMMA - Lead Vocals / Percussion FRANK - Guitar / Ukulele / Vocals / Percussion JAMES - Guitar / Bass / Vocals The beautiful hypnotic voice of the amazing Emma Hope can stir a long forgotten memory, make you smile or bring a tear to your eye. She can just as easily have you jumping to your feet to dance. With a repertoire from blues to ballads, we can mix and match to meet your needs. Small enough to fit in your living room but with songs big enough to fill your heart. If quality is more important than volume, then Breakout is the band for you.

Ambient pop, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Acoustic, Britpop, 1940s era music, Pop, Covers, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Charity event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Song list

BREAKOUT - Repertoire
Adele Make You Feel My Love
All About Eve Martha’s Harbour
Amy Winehouse Valerie
Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Beach Boys Sloop John B.
Beatles Eight Days A Week
Blondie Sunday Girl
Blondie Heart of Glass
C.C.R. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Carol King Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Carpenters This Masquerade
Dolly Parton Jolene
Drifters Under The Boardwalk
Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You
Eurythmics Here Comes The Rain
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
Eva Cassidy Autumn Leaves
Janis Ian At Seventeen
K.T. Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
K.T. Tunstall Suddenly I See
Madeleine Peyroux Don’t Wait Too Long
Oasis Half The World Away
Patsy Cline Crazy
Peggy Lee Fever
Police Every Breath You Take
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly
Yazoo Only You
Lots more under development at the time of writing, to be added later.
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is: James Read: Bass, Guitar and vocals. Emma Read: Vocals. Frank Boydell: Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion & 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. Let us know if you have a preferred musical genre.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. This allows time for sound checks to ensure you get the best sound quality.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Not normally. However, we could perform acoustically if required.

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

Being recently formed, our set list is still growing, 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 own PA system is included in the quote. Currently we don't have a lighting system. Being a trio we don't need a huge space to play, but 2m x 3m would be the minimum.

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 explore the possibility - time permitting. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500


From customers:

Paul O

Wow, you really have something special here.

Chairman C

What a fantastic night. The moment you started, heads went up all around the room. People kept telling me what a fantastic band Breakout are.