Jazz duo

Hopkins & Oliver

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About Hopkins & Oliver

Outstanding, toe-tapping, swing-jazz vocal & guitar duo, available as a trio, quartet and 5 piece
Jazz duo
Bristol
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Upbeat and sweet swing tunes of the 30's and 40s, with rich, soulful vocals and infectious rhythm guitar. Inspired by artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Django Reinhardt, Hopkins & Oliver render their own interpretations of early jazz standards with a spirit of mischief and romance. Having met jamming on the vibrant Bristol jazz scene, Elly and Stuart each brought extended musical educations from New Orleans and Paris into their work as a duo. Driven by a desire to make beautiful music to uplift, entertain and move people they delight in playing at weddings, birthdays, drinks receptions, christenings and festivals and venues including the Bristol Beacon and the Royal Albert Hall. As part of Yehudi Menuhin's prestigious Live Music Now - a scheme reserved for the creme of young musicians, they deliver concerts and workshops in special schools, hospitals and care homes, bringing high quality music to those in need.

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Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Gypsy jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Corporate event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Charity event, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Song list

CLASSIC STANDARDS
All of Me
Cheek to Cheek
Comes Love
Deed I Do
Do Nothin' til You Hear from Me
Exactly Like You
How High the Moon
Goody Goody
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
I'm Puttin' All My Eggs in One Basket
It Could Happen to You
Love Me or Leave Me
Mean to me
Night and Day
Paper Moon
Sunny Side of the Street
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to
BALLADS
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Home (When Shadows Fall)
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
The Nearness of You
Moonlight in Vermont
Smoke Rings
Stardust
TRADITIONAL
Ain't Misbehavin'
Honeysuckle Rose
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
I'll See You in My Dreams
In the Gloaming
When I Get Low, I Get High
You Can Depend On Me
My Melancholy Baby
Shine On Harvest Moon
Sweet Sue, Just You
(True) You Don't Love Me
LATIN
Blue Skies
(When We're Dancing) I Get Ideas
Sway
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We regularly expand the band to include double bass, saxophone or trumpet and drums.

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

We always try our best to be flexible and keep communications open right up to the date. 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?

We are happy to bring an appropriate playlist to fill the gaps before and in our breaks - just ask us.

How much time do you need to set up?

As a duo we are a pretty speedy set-up. If booking a full band we would prefer to set up an hour or so before we play and do a short sound check.

Can you roam around while you perform?

As a duo we are quite flexible and open to this - get in touch to discuss!

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

We are happy to chat about songs that you might like to hear on the night.

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

We come with adequate sound equipment for a medium sized space. If you are planning to book us for a huge room we may need to bring additional equipment which may be chargeable.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, with enough lead in we love doing this! There will be a small charge for this to cover rehearsal time.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£800
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Faye R
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Can’t speak more highly of Hopkins and Oliver. The music was just what we were after and as requested they kept the volume at a perfect level so it became a natural part of the event without being over bearing Feedback from our guests was brilliant - would highly recommend! Thanks so much for making our wedding even more special for us.

Reply from Hopkins & Oliver
3 months ago

Thanks so much for the review Faye. We had a lovely time playing for you - what a wonderful celebration to have been a part of!

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Nigel G
4 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Before the event H&O relayed their technical requirements with the Sound Engineer without chasing. They arrived on time for the sound check, The actual set was very good and H&O kicked off the Thornbury Carnival really well, they were well received by the crowed and complimented the act that followed, interacting with the crowd well, and keeping to time. There was a minor technical issue that the gain needed for the snare drum was very quiet but our sound engineer overcame this. It did mean that we had to keep the overall volume lower than we would have liked.

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Matt S
5 months ago, for a Birthday party in Cotswolds
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5 out of 5

Thanks for providing such perfect entertainment for us. It was clear in the first 5 seconds of watching your vids that you’d be ideal. I doubt it’ll be the last time we request your services 😀

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Nicola S
5 months ago, for a Hotel / Restaurant event in Bath BA1 7DB
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5 out of 5

Thank you very much for a great day on Saturday - we have had some lovely feedback and our guests loved the music and whole event so that’s great for all of us.

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