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Harbottle & Jonas

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Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning upbeat acoustic duo based in Devon. “The legendary H&J… incredible” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 MUSIC
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Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning upbeat acoustic duo based in Devon. The duo's song list of over one hundred folky, acoustic covers – from Fleetwood Mac to Dolly Parton – is perfect for ceremonies, canapés or getting the party started at your wedding or event. The duo have a wealth of experience providing high-quality music for private events as well as festivals and other events all over the country, as well as in Ireland, Germany and Italy. Featuring male and female vocals plus acoustic guitar and concertina, the duo are starting to make a name for themselves in the UK folk scene and were recently endorsed by BBC Introducing! Punctual, friendly and reliable, the pair are also happy to learn requests.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Folk, Traditional English folk, Pop, Acoustic
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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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Harbottle & Jonas' Song list

A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All About You – McFly
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Annie's Song - John Denver
Another Love - Tom Odell
Are We Alright? - Show Of Hands
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
At Last - Etta James
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
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Celtic New Year - Van Morrison
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
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
Flowers - Mylie Cyrus
Follow The Sun - Xavier Rudd
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
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
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
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
Just Another Diamond Day - Vashti Bunyan
Just Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Love You Til The End - The Pogues
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
Night Swimming – R.E.M
Our Town - Iris Dement
Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Real Love - The Beatles
Ride On - Christy Moore
Runaway - The Corrs
Saving The Good Stuff - Richard Thompson
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
The Scientist - Coldplay
Streets of Arklow - Van Morrison
Still The One - Shania Twain
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
The Parting Glass – Traditional
The Sea - Sandy Denny
There She Is - Frank Turner
This Years Love - David Gray
To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
Underneath The Stars - Kate Rusby
Volcano - Damien Rice
Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny
Wild Mountain Thyme - Traditional
Why Aye Man - Mark Knopfler
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Your Song - Elton John
Upbeat / Dancing 
All I Want is You - Juno
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
Brim Full Of Asha - Cornershop
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
Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
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
Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Hey Ya – Outkast
Heroes - David Bowie
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash
I Was Made for Loving You - Kiss
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
It Must Be Love – Madness
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
If Ever I Stray - Frank Turner
I Will Wait - Mumford and Sons
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
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
Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
The Bucket - Kings Of Leon
The Boatman – Levellers
There She Goes - The La's
This Is The Life - Amy Macdonald
To Love Somebody - The Bee Gees
Two Fingers - Jake Bugg
Wagonwheel - Darius Rucker
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You've Got The Love - Florence and The Machine
Traditional / Celtic
Auld Lang Syne 
Black Is The Colour 
Black Velvet Band 
Cornwall My Home 
Crow On The Cradle 
Danny Boy 
Dirty Old Town 
Drunken Sailor 
Fare Thee Well Northumberland
Fog on The Tyne 
Galway Girl 
Henry My Son 
I'll Tell Me Ma' 
Leaving Of Liverpool 
Lord of The Dance 
Lost Words Blessing
Meet Me On The Corner 
Mingulay Boat Song
Molly Malone 
Now The Green Blade Riseth
Oh' Mary Don't You Weep 
Quite Early Morning
Raggle Taggle Gypsy 
Ride On 
South Australia 
Spanish Ladies 
The Parting Glass
Waltzing Matilda 
Whiskey In The Jar 
Why Aye Man 
Wild Mountain Thyme 
Wild Rover 
Wrecked Again
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

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.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can perform as a duo or with a full 3 or 4 piece band.

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 offer this service for free."

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. "

Harbottle & Jonas' Prices

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

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Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£1000
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Harbottle & Jonas' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Tobias G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

An incredible evening. Harbottle & Jonas are superb musicians. Beautiful harmonies, wonderfully versatile with fantastic new cover version that we had requested. Their own material was sublime.

Reply from Harbottle & Jonas
5 months ago

Thank you so much Tobias!

Nick R
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant and everyone present agreed ...

Reply from Harbottle & Jonas
6 months ago

We absolutely did! Thank you for having us x

From other customers:

Liz R
4 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
5 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'.

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