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Duke are an energetic acoustic duo performing your favourite upbeat covers at events across the UK, with 10 years of industry experience!
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Duke are a fully live, acoustic duo ready to perform at your next event. With a wide range of popular styles, the duo play through the decades covering everything from modern artists to timeless classics. 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. Currently holding residencies at prestigious venues such as The Botanist, UK, the duo offer the perfect sound for many events. This includes over 10 years of experience across: - Pubs - Clubs - Festivals - Private Functions - Weddings - Lounge Music for Restaurants and Cocktail Bars - Corporate Events and Award Ceremonies - Cruise Ships Contact DUKE today to enquire about set lists or check out their new promo video. Members: Lily Brooke - Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Matthew Dawson - Singer/Guitarist

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Pop, Acoustic, Christmas, Ambient, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Covers, Ambient pop, Top 40, Tribute, Motown, Soul, Karaoke, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Ska, Reggae, Folk, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Avant garde, Vintage, R&B, Funk
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Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, 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, Virtual event, Burns night
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Duke's Song list


A Thousand Years Christina Perry
To Make You Feel My Love Adele
Hoe Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding

Perfect Ed Sheeran

Nothing's Real But Love Rebecca Ferguson

Give Me Love Ed Sheeran

Your Song Ellie Goulding/ Elton John
Someone You Loved Lewis Capaldi

I Won't Give Up Jason Mraz
Marry You Bruno Mars

Sea of Love Cat Power
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder


Sweet Child of Mine (acoustic) Guns N Roses

Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
Moon River Audrey Hepburn

That's Life Frank Sinatra

Songbird Oasis

Creep Radiohead

It Must Be Love Madness
Can't Help Falling In Love With You Elvis
Half The World Away Oasis
Come Together The Beatles

High and Dry Radiohead
The Chain Fleetwood Mac

So Happy Together The Turtles
Creep Radiohead


Havana Camila Cabello

Ocean Eyes Billie Eilish

Hey Ho The Lumineers

Viva La Vida Coldplay
The Only Exception Paramore

Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
All of Me John Legend

I'm Yours Jason Mraz

Radioactive Imagine Dragons

Wake Me Up Avicci (acoustic)

Stand By Me Ben E. King

Valerie Amy Winehouse
Someone You Loved Lewis Capaldi
Someone Like You Adele

Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran

We Found Love Rihanna
All You Need Is Love The Beatles

You Can Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Judy Garland

Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
80s HITS
Tainted Love Soft Cell

Don't You Want Me Baby The Human League

A Little Respect Erasure
Call Me Blondie

Ain't Nobody Chaka Khan


I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston

9 to 5 Dolly Parton

Does Your Mother Know ABBA
Crazy Little Thing Queen

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cindi Lauper
I Feel Like a Woman Shania Twaine

Proud Mary Tina Turner

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

Walking on Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
Don't Stop Believing Journey
Sit Down James

You Can Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac


Juice Lizzo

Truth Hurts Lizzo
Toxic Britney Spears

Shape of You Ed Sheeran

Castle on the Hill Ed Sheeran
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Mr. Brightside The Killers
Shot Gun George Ezra

Happy Pharell Williams

Havana Camila Cabello

Forget You Cee Lo Green

Shape of You Ed Sheeran

Paparazzi Lady Gaga
Shake It Off Taylor Swift

Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars

Runaway Baby Bruno Mars

Dear Future Husband Meghan Trainer
All About That Bass Meghan Trainer

Get Lucky Daft Punk
Shut Up and Dance Walk The Moon
Raise Your Glass Pink

Counting Stars One Republic

Feel It Still Portugal. The Man

Mashup TLC

Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams

Crazy Gnarls Barkley

Hit Me Baby One More Time Britney Spears
Toxic Britney Spears
Hey Ya Outkast

I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry


Come Together The Beatles

Stuck in the Middle Steelers Wheels
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks

Somebody to Love Queen

Killer Queen Queen

Superstition Stevie Wonder

Little Lies Fleetwood Mac

Ain't No Sunshine Bill Whithers

Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond

Master Blaster Stevie Wonder

Hallelujah Leonard Cohen

Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison

All Day and All of the Night The Kinks
You Really Got Me The Kinks
I'm a Believer The Monkees

Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry

Hey Jude The Beatles

With or Without You U2


Seven Nation Army The White Stripes

White Wedding Billy Idol

Psycho Killer Talking Heads

Sweet Home Alabama Lyryrd Skynyrd

Highway To Hell AC/DC
Livin' On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 Brian Adams

I Love Rock 'n' Roll Joan Jett
When You Were Young The Killers

Wonderwall Oasis

She's Electric Oasis

Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis

Don't Look Back in Anger Oasis

Chasing Cars Snow Patrol

Breakfast At Tiffany's Deep Blue Something

Teenage Kicks The Undertones

Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon

Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus


Pompeii Bastille

When The Sun Goes Down Arctic Monkeys

Naive The Kooks

Hold Back The River James Bay

I Will Wait Mumford & Sons

Riptide Vance Joy

Little Lion Man Mumford & Sons

Paradise George Ezra

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
Last Christmas Wham
Winter Wonderland Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Shakin' Stevens
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Jackson 5
We Three Kings
Let It Snow Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Slade
Customer questions

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.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our duo lineup is acoustic guitar, piano and vocals however we are also available individually as a solo act or an acoustic trio 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 this 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. We also offer add-ons where we can learn 3 specific songs for you!

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 an extra fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Duke'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£500
Up to 2 hours£550
Up to 3 hours£600
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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Duke's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ben M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic, receptive, communicating, funny, and prefect for us

Sarah E
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

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

Tina E
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

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.

From other customers:

Peter C
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in NE33 2LD
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5 out of 5

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

Julie P
5 years ago, for a Private event in Leeds
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5 out of 5

Amazing music, lovely people, great band!

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