Acoustic duo

Elie Rees and James Delarre

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About Elie Rees and James Delarre

Established artists on the folk and singer songwriter scenes Elie and James play tunes, sing songs and play the odd barn dance.
Acoustic duo
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James Delarre and Elie Rees are a new and exciting pairing of accomplished musicians from two differing backgrounds. James is a very well known established figure in the folk music scene and regularly performs alongside the very top musicians of the genre, playing violin and mandolin he brings a superb understanding of melody and a great sympathy for the harmonic content of a song. An exciting and dynamic performer he is in high demand as a session musician and has lent his skills to many an artists album as well as music for film and television. Elie Rees has a fast growing reputation as a formidable songwriter and performer, her voice is full of emotion and passion and will deliver a song with considerable power and at times great tenderness. She is heavily involved in the Americana scene and has recently signed an album deal with Ginger Dog records to produce her debut solo album.  Together they have a thorough understanding of what makes a song work and will pass the lead roles between them throughout their performance. Their passion for the material and their desire to share this with the audience will leave you with a feeling of having witnessed something truly intimate and special. 

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Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Danny Boy
Leaving Eden
Emmylou
Spencer the Rover
Wagon Wheel
He's Fine
Devil Went Down to Georgia
Wild Rover
Searching For Lambs
Cruel Sisters
Cuckoos Nest
Hares on The Mountain
Roseville Fair
When First I came to Caledonia
Irish Washerwoman
Connaghmans Rambles
Harry Rag
Drowsy Maggie
Paddy on the Shore
Planxty Irwin
Dueling Banjos
Farewell to Whiskey
The Wise Maid
Yellow Ribbon
Crooked Road
Elie Rees song list
Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Taylor Swift - Lover
Joni Mitchel - Carey
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Christina Perry- a thousand years
Jean Paul feat Anne-Marie - Rockabye
Cranberries - Zombie
Cheryl Wheeler - Summerfly
Carrie Underwood - Dirty Laundry
Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
Bob Dylan - One More Cup of Coffee
Ella Fitzgerald - After you’ve gone
Elle King - Exes and Ohs
Richard Thompson - God Loves a Drunk
John Doyle - I dream of you
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Carly Simon - You’re so Vain
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Paloma Faith - New York
Nanci Griffith - Roseville Fair
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden
Thea Gilmore/ Sandy Denny - Don’t stop singing
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I see
Gloria Gaynor - I will Survive
Jonny Cash - Aint no Grave
Blondie - Maria
Marshmello feat Anne Marie - Friends
Secret Sisters - He’s Fine
Sarah Jarozsh House of mercy
Lily Mae - Forever and then Some
First aid kit- Emmylou
Lori Mckenna - Can’t break a Woman
Dolly Parton - 9-5
Maria Carey - All I want for Christmas is you
Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
Loretta Lynn - Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take my Man)
Amy Winehouse - I’m no good
Originals
Out of Hiding
Trousers
Justify
Nice
Troubadour
Pretty Girl
Home
Soul Snatcher
Dont Teach Me
Old Friend
Thank You
Surrender
Untouchable
Happy
Little Things
Craving
Keep On Coming
The Nicest Thing
Gold Dirt
Lies
Awkward Truth
Heart
Cliche
ALways Be
The Cycle
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can usually be flexible and will try to help if at all possible. On some occasions we may have another booking on the same day that would mean we couldn't change the timings. Let us know as soon as you can, we understand things change when planning events.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can play an iphone in between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

We arrive an hour before we are due to play and it takes 15-30 minutes to set up and sound check our PA. We will need to park as near as possible to unload but can move the vehicle if needed after we've set up.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, we will be playing through a PA from a fixed spot

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

We usually will find a list based on what kinds of music you like and can take a few suggestions. Generally it gets a bit cumbersome if the organiser wants to pick all the songs as we have a good idea of how to build a set and play the right mix of tunes to suit the event. We always make a bespoke list ourselves before an event,

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

Yes all the PA is PAT tested and included.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn a song for you provided we have enough notice and the choice is suitable for our type of music.

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£650
Up to 3 hours£700

Add-ons

Iphone disco with lights
+£200
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Catherine C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful acoustic duo provided the perfect accompaniment for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. Great communication, and really helpful with guidance on music choices. Made an important day even more special. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Elie Rees and James Delarre
5 months ago

Thank you for the lovely review Catherine we really appreciate you taking the time. So happy you had a wonderful day, your wedding was beautiful and we loved being a part of it. All the best. Elie

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Peter C
4 years ago

Really enjoyable night, sensitive treatment of songs and great tunes too.

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Hannah (
4 years ago

We had James and Elie play us down the aisle with a special request and it was exactly what we asked for.