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Embers Duo

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About Embers Duo

Embers are one of the most experienced, professional and popular acoustic wedding acts in the midlands. Guaranteed to elevate your day
Acoustic duo
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Embers consists of husband and wife duo Susan and Jay. We are both highly accomplished performers having experience of everything from musical theatre to functions bands. Combined, we have performed at over 500 private events, a large number of which have been weddings. Embers pride themselves on exceptional vocal harmonies, interesting arrangements and variety to suit all. We play everything from 70's pop to Modern Country and are always happy to learn requests for weddings. Unlike the majority of acoustic duos, we alternate the lead vocals between us and on almost every track there will be beautiful vocal harmony. We are both trained vocalists and believe this approach really does set us apart and enable us to provide you with lots of variety. Our equipment is always up to date and of a professional standard. Jay is also a qualified sound engineer and we have multiple set ups for more complicated events that require it and our gear includes high end Shure digital radio microphones, Yamaha DXR, QSC and Presonus PA systems, Taylor and Takamine guitars and a wide variety of lighting suitable for dressing the stage and also the dancefloor. We also carry a professional DJ booth with a choice of colour themes should we also be providing your disco. Embers can be a duo, trio or full function band. We are very flexible with our services as we understand that every event is different and most events are dynamic (A nice way of saying they never run to time!) so on the day we come prepared for everything, outdoors, indoors, rain or shine, no problem! Our videos tend to be self recorded and truly live, as we are not fans of the over produced promo videos where bands have mimed to a prerecorded and altered studio recording of themselves, we want you to know what we REALLY sound like! Our most booked package is to provide music for your guests to enjoy during reception drinks, while photos are being taken, or during the wedding breakfast. We are also regularly booked to perform during the ceremony itself, or for the evening reception with our full band and disco equipment. We will consider destination weddings, as we love them (Who doesn't?!). Providing they fit with our other commitments we are happy to give a very competitive quote for these, often less than you'd think! Thanks for taking the time to consider us for your event, we are more than happy to informally discuss any questions you have, so get in touch!

Embers Duo's Reviews

From customers:

Charlotte N

We got married on the 25th May 2024. Jay and Susan added such a special touch to our ceremony and entertained before we went into the wedding breakfast. I couldn't have asked for better entertainment, there voices are amazing and I'm so pleased that they were able to be part of our special day. There were lots of compliments from all of the guests and I would absolutely recommend them if you want to add that special touch. Thank you both you were fantastic!

Kate P
1 year ago

Cannot praise enough. Embers Duo were simply the best. Made my party extra special. Lovely people, fabulous music 😘

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Embers Duo's Song list

This is just a selection of what we have played over the last year. We constantly update our repertoire;
Popular Wedding Music
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
La La Land Soundtrack - City of Stars
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
A Star is born soundtrack - Shallow
Bruno Mars - Marry you
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
The Carpenters - Close to you
Lady A - Need you now
John Legend - All of me
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton - Millionaire
The Shires - Just wanna love you
U2 - With or without you
Whitney Houston - I will always love you
John Lennon - Imagine
Adele - Feel my love
Snow Patrol - Chasing cars
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Sam Smith - Stay with me
Tom Grennan - A Little Bit Of Love
Taylor Swift - Today Was a Fairytale
Take That - Greatest Day
Jason Mraz - I wont give up
Lukas Graham - Love someone
Luke Combs - Beautiful Crazy
Other Favourite Embers Covers;
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Camilla Cabello/Shawn Mendes - Senorita
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
4 Non Blondes - Whats up
Ollie Murs and Demi Lovato - Up
Radiohead - High and Dry
The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
Meghan Trainor - All about that Bass
The Carpenters - Superstar
George Ezra - Shotgun
George Ezra - Paradise
Bastille - Pompeii,
Chris Stapleton - You are my sunshine
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Pink - Just give me a reason
Once the Musical - Falling slowly
Crowded House - Weather with you
Beautiful South - Perfect 10
Lionel Richie - Stuck on you
Mark Ronson - Uptown funk
Adele - Rolling in the deep
Michael Jackson (Civil wars cover) - Billie Jean
Roxette - The Look
Toto - Africa
Dexys Midnight Runners - Cmon Eileen
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army,
Lewis Capaldi - Forget Me
Natalie Umbruglia - Torn
The Verve - The Drugs Don't work
Radiohead - Creep
A Selection of our 'Country Wedding' Repertoire;
John Denver - Country Roads (Take me Home)
Dolly Parton - Jolene
The Shires - Brave
The Shires -Guilty
Luke Combs - Love you anyway
Florida Georgia Line - Ride
Thomas Rhett - Die a Happy Man
Old Dominion - One Man Band
Lainey Wilson - Dreamcatcher
Lainey Wilson - Things a Man Oughta know
Chris Stapleton - You are my sunshine
Luke Combs - Beautiful Crazy
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream
A Star is born soundtrack - Shallow
Lady A - Need you now
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey
Chris Stapleton - Millionaire
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Jordan Davies - Next Thing you Know
Morgan Wallen - Spin you around

Embers Duo's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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£875
Up to 3 hours£1000
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We have a popular option where we add our talented drummer/percussionist for a more upbeat set, or a further option with our full function band (5 members) for a full on party! We can provide combinations of these eg; Duo during the day, band in the evening.

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

Timings for weddings in particular always need to be flexible. If you have booked us for an event, you will be the only event that day and we will be as flexible as humanly possible to ensure everything is perfect for you. We always arrive at least 90 mins early and have no problem staying later if things are running behind.

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

Absolutely. Such a popular add on that we have recently invested in professional DJ equipment including lighting and a customizable DJ booth. In a former Life Jay was actually a DJ at a well know party venue. We offer this for a small additional fee, saving you money on a stand alone DJ

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes us no longer than an hour to set up, but we always leave at least 90 minutes to account for any difficulties with access or equipment that needs to be replaced. We carry a spare for almost everything, this means you will never be without music. As soon as we are set up we will begin to play recorded background music to set the atmosphere

Can you roam around while you perform?

We have done this at several functions, it isn't a problem, but of course we would be fully acoustic whilst doing this (not amplified)

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 enjoy and have an amazing time. We don't decide the exact set list in advance, but prefer to react accordingly to the audience, However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we include your favourites.

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

Yes, all equipment needed to do the job is included in the price. There are never any hidden costs added after the point of booking

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. We enjoy doing this and always try to accommodate it. We would require 1 month notice minimum.
Acoustic, Musical theatre, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Americana, Covers, Top 40, Classic rock, Britpop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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