Acoustic duo

Harbottle & Jonas

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An Upbeat Acoustic Duo based in Devon. 'Phenomenal' - BBC Introducing.
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Harbottle & Jonas would love to be a part of your celebrations. They are a lively and highly rated folk/pop duo perfect for getting any party started. They create the sound and energy of a full band and have a wealth of experience providing quality entertainment and creating a unique atmosphere for a variety of different occasions and are always happy to learn request songs. Harbottle & Jonas offer a range of different options. If you mix and match some of the options they would be very happy to negotiate on price. - Highly rated acoustic duo. - Have a wealth of experience providing quality entertainment for a variety of different events. - Repertoire includes over 100 upbeat and slow folky/acoustic cover songs. - Male and female vocals with acoustic guitar, concertina and stompbox. - Endorsed by BBC Introducing, Seasalt clothing and many folk icons. - Happy to learn request songs. WEDDING OPTIONS: - Ceremony: (pre-ceremony music, bridal entrance, signing of the register, recessional) - Canapés: x2 45 minute sets - Evening entertainment (Duo): x2 45 minute sets - Spotify disco with lights and equipment - An original song written and recorded especially for and about the happy couple - Learning three personal request songs - Trio / Full Band options available ‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing

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5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Folk, Traditional English folk, Pop, Acoustic
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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

Song List
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All About You – McFly
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
Accidentally in Love - The Counting Crows
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Beeswing - Richard Thompson Budapest - George Ezra
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Bread and Wine - Josh Garrels
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Call On Me - Janis Joplin
Celtic New Year - Van Morrison
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Closest Thing to Crazy - Katie Melua
Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Bob Dylan
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Delicate - Damien Rice
Detectorists - Jonny Flynn
Falling Slowly - Once soundtrack (Glen Hansard)
First Day of my Life - Bright Eyes
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
Grow Old With You - The Wedding Singer soundtrack (Adam Sandler) Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Hard Times Of Old England - Steeleye Span
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hear You Me - Jimmy Eat World
How Long Will I Love You - P.S. I Love You soundtrack
House Full of Empty Rooms - Kathryn Edwards
Human - Rag 'n' Bone Man
High and Dry – Radiohead
Have a Nice Day – Stereophonics
Imagine - John Lennon
In Spite Of Ourselves - John Prine
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
I Try - Macey Gray
Ironic - Albania Morisette
Just Like a Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Love You Til the End - The Pogues
Let Her Go - Passenger
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Make You Feel My Love - Adele version
Moon Song - Karen O
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
My Girl - The Temptations
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Mr Bojangles - Nina Simone
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mingulay Boat Song - Traditional
Meet Me in the Twilight - Seth Lakeman
Milk and Honey - Sandy Denny
Night Swimming – REM
Ordinary People - John Legend
Our Town - Iris Dement
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Photosynthesis- Frank Turner
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Real Love - The Beatles
Ride On - Christy Moore
Runaway - The Corrs
River - Leon Bridges
Some Kind of Love - The Killers
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Sarah - Thin Lizzy
The Scientist - Coldplay
Still the One - Shania Twain
She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
The Parting Glass – Traditional
The Sea - Sandy Denny
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
There She Is - Frank Turner
To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
Underneath the Stars - Kate Rusby
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Sandy Denny
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes
Wild Mountain Thyme - Traditional
Wind of Change - Scorpions
Why Aye Man - Mark Knopfler
Wedding Song - Anaïs Mitchell
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Your Song - Elton John
19-2000 Acoustic - Gorillaz
99 Problems - Jay Z
500 Miles - Peter, Paul and Mary
All I Want is You - Juno
As - George Michael
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
Blue Smoke - Dolly Parton
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Country Roads - John Denver
Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Fog on the Tyne – Lindisfarne
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Forever Lost - Magic Numbers
Faith - George Michael
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hey Ya – Outkast
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Heroes - David Bowie
I've Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
I Was Made for Loving You - Kiss
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
It Must Be Love – Madness
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
If Ever I Stray - Frank Turner
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Meet Me On the Corner – Lindisfarne
New Shoes - Paulo Nutini
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
Ooh La La - The Faces
Riptide - Vance Joy
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Skin - Rag 'n' Bone Man
Starman - David Bowie
Smooth - Santana
Save Tonight - Eagle Eyes Cherry
Stars - Simply Red
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks
Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys
State Lines - The Shires
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
The Bucket - Kings of Leon
The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
The Boatman – Levellers
This is the Life - Any Macdonald
To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
To My Bones - Wallis Bird
Wagonwheel – Darius Rucker
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
Traditional / Celtic
Auld Lang Syne – Traditional
Danny Boy – Traditional
Drunken Sailor - The Irish Rovers
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
I'll Tell Me Ma – Traditional
Kitty - The Pogues
I Am the Lord of the Dance - The Dubliners
Mary Don't You Weep – Traditional
Molly Malone - The Dubliners
Raggle Taggle Gypsy – Traditional
South Australia - Traditional
Sing Hosanna – Traditional
Wild Rover - The Dubliners
Whiskey in the Jar - The Dubliners
Waltzing Matilda - Traditional
Christmas Songs
We Three Kings
While Shepherds Watched
O Come Emmanuel
O Come All Ye Faithful
Twelve Days of Christmas
Silent Night
In the Bleak Midwinter
Once in Royal David's City
Coventry Carol
O Holy Night
I Saw Three Ships
O Little Town of Bethlehem
River - Joni Mitchell
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Away in a Manger
Mary's Boy Child - Boney M
Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Let It Snow - Martina McBride
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas - Meredith Wilson
Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Happy Xmas War is Over - John Lennon
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can perform as a duo or with a full 4 piece band (bass and drums).

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

We are generally flexible.

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

Yes of course!

How much time do you need to set up?

Typically between 1-2 hours.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We prefer not to do this.

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


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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are upbeat and engaging. We have a very unique sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to name...We perform around the UK and Europe regularly in the past six years. Islington Assembly Hall, London in front of 800 people was pretty cool.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Anything Singer-Songwriter / Folk / Americana.

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

- The Great Hall, Dartington. - Islington Assembly Hall, London.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Harbottle & Jonas
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From customers:

Liz R
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Porthtowan
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5 out of 5

Thank you! Dear Freya and Dave We would just like to say a heart felt thank you for playing at our wedding last week. So many of our guests commented on how great you are and we thoroughly enjoyed having you as part of our special day. We hope you managed to relax at some point over the weekend and enjoy the sunshine. Thank you again for helping make our day so wonderful! Lizzie and Ian

Charlie D
4 years ago, for a Wedding in North Devon District
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5 out of 5

'Dave and Freya were amazing. Friendly but super professional. Just perfect. From the communication, price to the first song. They had everyone at the wedding dancing from the second they started. Can't recommend Harbottle & Jonas highly enough'.