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Duke are an energetic acoustic duo performing your favourite pop/rock covers at events across the UK, with years of industry experience!

Duke are a fully live, energetic acoustic duo ready to perform at your next event. Covering a wide range of popular styles, the duo play everything from modern hits like Ed Sheeran to timeless classics like Oasis and The Beatles. After dedicating many years both studying and working in the music industry, Matthew and Lily refined their skills playing both piano, guitar and singing harmonies together, creating a full, upbeat acoustic sound. The duo offer the perfect sound for many events including weddings, private events, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Contact them to enquire about set lists or check out their new promo video. Members: Lily Brooke Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Matthew Dawson Singer/Guitarist

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Christmas, Ambient, Electronic, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Ambient pop, Top 40, Tribute, Motown, Soul, Karaoke, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Ska, Reggae
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

WEDDING EXAMPLES: (can do requests)
A Thousand Years Christina Perry
To Make You Feel My Love Adele
It Must Be Love Madness
Can't Help Falling In Love With You Elvis
Half The World Away Oasis
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Wizard of Oz
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
All of Me John Legend
High and Dry Radiohead
Give Me Love Ed Sheeran
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Come Together The Beatles
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Your Song Ellie Goulding/ Elton John
So Happy Together The Turtles
I Won't Give Up Jason Mraz
Marry You Bruno Mars
Creep Radiohead
Wake Me Up Avicci (acoustic)
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
White Wedding Billy Idol
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
Havana Camila Cabello
Come Together The Beatles
9 to 5 Dolly Parton
Does Your Mother Know ABBA
Crazy Little Thing Queen
Pompeii Bastille
Shape of You Ed Sheeran
Naive The Kooks
Stuck in the Middle Steelers Wheels
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Don't You Want Me Human League
She's Electric Oasis
Runaway Baby Bruno Mars
Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our duo lineup is acoustic guitar, piano and vocals however we are also available individually as solo acts for different events!

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 in-between our sets. If you'd like the playlist service to continue via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for a small extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour 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?

Yes - we can either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

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 and lighting system is included in your quote and this works for most venues. Chat to us about any special requirements and room sizes to ensure we give you the best performance possible.

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 you ask us in advance. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn that we don't already know - we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients seem to love our song choices stating there is 'something for everyone'. We choose music from all decades and keep it upbeat to create a surprisingly full sound for an acoustic duo. Our audience always end up dancing and singing along which is exactly the atmosphere we want to ensure our clients have the best event possible.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have vast experience performing original music at major venues such as Newcastle's o2 Academy main stage and various UK festivals over the years. However, we keep it to cover songs for most venues we play such as weddings, pubs, clubs and events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are both massively inspired by great songwriters like Fleetwood Mac, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley and many more!

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

I perform at many festivals and venues across the UK. I performed at the South Tyneside Festival which had the largest audience count of just under 30,000 people attending. This was an amazing opportunity to showcase original music.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£280
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£360


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Sarah E, 1 year ago

Duke were absolutely brilliant, we would have no hesitation in recommending them or booking them again.

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Tina E, 1 year ago

Talented easy listening duo that were perfect for our event. If we were to host a similar event in the future, we would look at setting up a temporary stage outside where most of our guests were seated.

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Peter C, 5 months ago

I saw Duke Duo at The Marsden Rattler, South Shields last night - fantastic atmosphere, would definitely recommend them for any event.

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Julie P, 1 year ago

Amazing music, lovely people, great band!

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