Acoustic duo

FiddleBack - Ollie Back & Sam on the Fiddle

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About FiddleBack - Ollie Back & Sam on the Fiddle

FiddleBack - Live acoustic act for events & functions
Acoustic duo
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Ollie Back - Self taught guitarist, Vocally trained with Michelle Van-Gowler, Ollie has been gigging as a solo artist since 2014, before pairing up with Sam in 2018 Sam on the Fiddle - Classically trained from 8 years old, Gigging with touring bands since 2005, Plays with Ceilidhs Comet Barn Dance Band, Guest performer with Mustang Sally, Founder musician with BearCat Collective

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Indie
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Half A World Away – Oasis
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley/Ray Lamontagne
Don’t Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
The Butterfly - Fiddle Tune
The Fisherman Blues – The Waterboys
This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald
Jolene – Dolly Parton
King Of The Fairies - Fiddle Tune
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Banish Misfortune/Blarney Pilgrim - Fiddle Tunes
House Carpenter – Trad
The Islands – Fairport Convention
Beautiful Day – Levellers
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
One Day Like This - Elbow
Babylon – David Gray
Bongo Bong – Manu Chow
Run – Snow Patrol
Free Falling – Tom Petty
Tell My Ma – Trad
Cooley Reel/Drowsey Maggie - Fiddle Tunes
Good People – Jack Johnson
Raggle Taggle Gypsy – Trad
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N' Roses
After the Battle of Aughrim - Fiddle Tune
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
One Love – Bob Marley
Winter Winds - Mumford & Son
Nightswimming - REM
Chemical Workers Song - Ron Angel
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

DUO - Ollie Back sings smoky, stripped back versions of popular songs with a soulful twist. Plus vocal harmonies, folk songs and violin melodies from Sam on the fiddle. TRIO includes - Chris White accompanies on drum or bass.

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?

Recorded music can be played by us or from your devices. Please let us know in advance so that we can ensure we have the correct connection leads for particular devices.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours 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?

We can roam around acoustically and Sam can play her violin on the move through the PA, but when amplified, we usually keep the guitar / bass / drum in the performance area/stage.

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

We have a list of current songs that are worked up to performance standard for you to choose from.

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

Yes, all necessary equipment is included. We assume that there will be electricity run to the performance area and that it will be covered to shelter from the elements. If you would like us to provide additional lighting, generators or marquees, we have some trusted associates who we have worked with in the past.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to learn new songs for your event, please give us plenty of advance warning, so that we can thoroughly prepare new material.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Vocal harmonies & mellow vibes

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Music festivals, weddings, pubs, parties, beer festivals, folk clubs, Stonehenge, local radio. Full list on

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Elbow, David Gray, Levellers, Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention

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

Stonehenge Summer Solstice Gathering


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£225
FiddleBack - Ollie Back & Sam on the Fiddle
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From customers:

Blake S
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Chilkwell St
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5 out of 5

With a name like Fiddleback, you might be able to tell that they provide a healthy balance of folk and rock covers played to their own arrangement.... ....I can confirm this to be true, and they do it with such a great amount of vallour and harmonious content. ❤️💚 After playing over 50 shows last year, they are well versed in providing top notch entertainment for a whole evening...wherever, and whenever. Go see them play, or in fact even better....BOOK THEM! Totes amaze!

Nick D
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Pitney Hill
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5 out of 5

A great live act with a repertoire of well known covers. My wife and I had a fantastic time when we saw them. Highly recommended, book them!

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