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Fret and Fiddle

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About Fret and Fiddle

Award winning musicians offering that special something.
Jazz band
Sutton Coldfield
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Fret and Fiddle are an award-winning group who formed in 2001 as a duo when Sallly and Andy discovered they had a mutual enthusiasm for The Hot Club de France, namely, the musical legends guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Over the years they have expanded to a trio, then a quartet, and now can offer a wide variety of combinations to suit any occasion or event. Their quartet play the show “Grappelli Swing” a narrated musical journey of Stephane Grappelli's musical life, which regularly tours in the Midlands and beyond. Offering that special something that is just that little bit different, quirky and imaginative, you can hear this band play swing tunes, gypsy music, klezmer, folk, blues and even the odd Tom Waits song!

Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Gypsy jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Birthday party, Charity event, Corporate event, Concert, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Cruise
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Song list

A Foggy Day
A Nightingale sang in Berkely square
After you’ve gone
Almost like being in Love
Around the World
As Time Goes By
Beyond The Sea
Brown Eyed Girl
But Not For Me
Crazy Little thing called love
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly with Me
Don't get around much anymore
East of the Sun
Fly Me to The Moon
Georgia on My Mind
Girl from Ipenema
Green Dolphin Street
Have I told you lately that I love you
Have you met Miss Jones
How High the Moon
I Get a Kick Out of You
All of Me
Bossa Dorado
Coquette
Daphne
Dark Eyes (Les Yeux Noirs)
Djangology
Douce Ambiance
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can't Give You Anything but Love
I'll See You in my Dreams
It Had to be You
J'Attendrai
Je Suis Seul ce Soir
Lady be Good
Manoir de Mes Rêves
Minor Blues (Blues en Mineur)
Minor Blues simplified melody
Minor Swing
Nuages
Sweet Georgia Brown
Swing 39
Troublant Bolero
What is This Thing Called Love
Minor Swing
All of Me
Coquette
Dark Eyes
I can't Give You Anything but Love
Manoir de Mes Rêves
Daphne
Minor Blues
J'Attendrai
Swing 42
Douce Ambiance
Nuages
I'll See You in my Dreams
Lady be Good
Joseph Joseph
Sweet Georgia Brown
Honeysuckle Rose
Je Suis Seul ce Soir
Djangology
Bossa Dorado
Troublant Bolero
It Had to be You
What is This Thing Called Love
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are lively and very entertaining

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Birmingham's Symphony Hall The N.E.C

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Great Jazz and Swing bands , Gershwin, Grappelli etc

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

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Sally is our singer and violinist, you wont get anyone else.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can perform as a Duo - Violin/Guitar Trio - Violin/Guitar/Double Bass Quartet - Violin/Guitar/Double Bass/Piano Quintet - Violin/Guitar/Double Bass/Piano/Drums

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

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 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.

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 there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£975
Up to 3 hours£1200
Packages
Drinks reception5 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£800

Add-ons

Skype Consultation
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