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About India and Akil

Young , vibrant and fun piano and vocal duo , ready to make your event something to remember
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India Shaw and Akil Yearwood are a Vocal and Piano Duo from Bury St Edmunds and London, England. India and Akil met in 2016 at BIMM London whilst studying for a BMus Music Performance degree. Realising they both had a passion for similar genres of music and a strong piano and vocal blend, they soon found themselves working regularly as a duo. Gigging and performing together regularly at pubs, clubs and jam nights in and around London, venues including: The Half Moon Putney, Camden Assembly, The Bedford, The Ned and other Jazz clubs. In May 2017 the duo began to perform at weddings, private corporate events and parties all over the UK. In 2019, they collaborated and released their first single ‘So Bad’ produced by Akil, written and performed by India. They continue to perform and write original music as well as performing function sets. Since age 4 India has had an intense love for singing and devotion to music. She began performing at age 6 in her home town of Bury St Edmunds with numerous musical theatre groups. Taking influence from powerhouse singers such as Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan and Luther Vandross India found a true passion for R&B/Soul music. Developing her vocal technique further she received private vocal tutoring throughout her teenage life and achieved a Grade 5 singing certificate. Continuing on to study music performance at college India gained more experience performing in musicals such as ‘The Wiz’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Les Miserables’. Since age 13 Akil has been performing as a professional musician and arranging music, despite being a grade 8 Drummer at heart, Akil found a love for keys and is a self-taught pianist. Performing in church as well as regularly listening to Soul, R&B classics, Funk, Reggae and Calypso songs, Akil always knew that playing music was his strength and passion. Playing in numerous musical theatre shows as a drummer and also a second keyboard player, Akil has been involved in shows such as, ‘High School Musical’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Greece’, ‘Fame’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. He was awarded ‘Musician Of The Year’ in 2015 in his home borough of Redbridge, he also plays with a steel band called ‘Pantonic Steel Orchestra’ in which Akil arranges and teaches popular songs for the band. In 2017 Akil played at many festivals in England including performing and arranging parts of the Rudimental and James Arthur hit song “Sun Comes Up” at the V Festival.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Musical theatre, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1970s era music, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Pop, Covers, Funk, Hip Hop, Motown, Soul, R&B, Karaoke, Top 40, Reggae
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Types:
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Event types:
Cruise, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

ABBA- Dancing Queen
ABBA- Mamma Mia
ABBA- The Winner Takes It All ABBA- Waterloo
ABBA- Take A Chance On Me
ABBA- I Have A Dream
Adele - All I Ask
Adele - Make You Feel My Love Adele - Rolling In The Deep Adele - Set Fire To The Rain Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - When We Were Young
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You Alicia Keys - No One
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Anita O’Day- Beautiful Jazz
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande - One Last Time Ariana Grande - Side To Side
Aretha Franklin- My Old Piano Aretha Franklin - Repect
Avicii- Wake Me Up
Barry White- Can’t Get Enough
Barry White- My First
Ben E King- Stand By Me
Beyonce - Ave Maria Beyonce - Crazy In Love Beyonce - Love On Top
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Repertoire
Bobby Brown- Roni
Bobby Brown- Rock Wit'cha Bobby Brown- Every Little Step
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bob Marley - Jammin
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Boyz II Men- End Of The Road Boyz II Men- I’ll Make Love To You
Brian McKnight- Back At One
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars - Versace On The Floor Cameo- Candy
Camila Cabello- Havanna
Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman
Charlie Puth- See You Again Charlie Puth- Attention
Chris Brown- Try a little tenderness Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Coldplay- Yellow Coldplay- Fix You
Craig David- Seven Days
Cyndi Lauper- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Daft Punk - Get Lucky Daniel Caesar- Best Part
Demi Lavato- Sorry Not Sorry
Diana Ross - Endless Love Diana Ross - I’m Coming Out
Dolly Parton- Jolene Dolly Parton- 9 To 5
Donna Hathaway- A Song For You Drake- Hotline Bling
Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland Earth Wind & Fire- After The Love Has Gone Earth Wind & Fire - Let’s Groove
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ella Fitzgerald- Dream A Little Dream
Ella Mai- Boo’d up
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Elvis Presley- Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley- Jail house rock
Elvis Presley- Love Me Tender
Emelie Sande - Next To Me
Emelie Sande - Read All About It
Etta James - At Last
Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Evelyn Champagne King- Love Come Down Fleetwood Mac- Everywhere
Frank Sinatra- Fly Me To The Moon
Frozen- Let It Go
Gabrielle- Dreams
Gregory Porter- Real Good Hands
Guns N Roses- Sweet child of Mine
K-ci and Jojo- All My Life
Khalid- Talk
Kings Of Leon-Use Somebody Kings Of Leon- Sex On Fire
James Brown- Mans World
Jazmine Sullivan- Bust Your Windows
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah Jessie J - Domino Jessie J - Price Tag
Jess Glynn - Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself Jess Glynn - Hold My Hand
Jess Glynn - Rather Be
Jess Glynn - Real Love
John Legend - All Of Me
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Mayer- Gravity
Jorja Smith- Don’t watch me cry
Jorja Smith- Be Honest
Journey- Don’t Step Believing
Judy Garland- Over The Rainbow
Justin Bieber- Sorry
Justin Bieber-Love Yourself
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake - Senorita
Justin Timberlake - Suit and Tie
Leona Lewis- A Moment Like This Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Lionel Richie - Hello
Luther Vandross- Don’t You Know That Luther Vandross - Dance with my father again Luther Vandross - Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Madonna- Like A Virgin
Maroon 5 - Move Like Jagger Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved Maroon 5 - Sugar
Maroon 5 - This Love
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye - Let’s Get It On
Michael Buble - Feeling Good
Michael Buble - Everything
Michael Buble - Home
Michael Buble - Just Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson - I Just Can’t Stop Loving You Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Starting Something
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Neyo- So Sick
Nina Simone- I Put A Spell On You Normani- Motivation
Oasis- Wonder wall
Oasis- Don’t Look Back In Anger Oasis- Champagne Supernova
One Direction- Thats what makes you beautiful
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Pharrell - Happy
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
Rhianna - Diamonds
Rhianna - Don’t Stop The Music Rhianna - We Found Love
Robbie Williams- Angels
Sam Cooke- What A Wonderful World
Sam Smith - Dancing With A Stranger Sam Smith - I’m Not The Only One Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Santana- Maria Maria
Shawn Mendes- Sinorita Shawn Mendes- Stiches
Stevie Nicks- Edge of Seventeen
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
Summer Walker- Playing Games
Take That- Patience
Take That- Rule The World Take That- Shine
Take That- Back For Good Take That- Greatest Day
The Beatles- Let It Be
The Beatles- Hey Jude
The Beatles- All You Need Is Love
The Beatles- With A Little Help From My Friends
The Jacksons - ABC
The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons - I’ll Be There
The Jacksons - I Want You Back
The Temptations - My Girl
The Police- Every Breathe You Take
The Weekend - Can’t Feel My Face The Weekend - I Feel It Coming
Tony Bennett- Body and Soul Tower of power- Me and Mrs Jones UB40- Red Red Wine
Westlife- You Raise Me Up
Will Young- Leave Right Now
Wild Cherry- Play The Funky Music
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
Christmas Songs Band Aid- Do They Know Its Christmas
Bing Crosby- White Christmas
Bing Crosby- Santa Clause Is Coming To Town Bing Crosby- Winter Wunderland
Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock
Brenda Lee- Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Chris Brown- This Christmas
Chris Rea- Driving Home For Christmas
Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby
Elvis Presley-Blue Christmas
Homer and Jethro- Baby Its Cold Outside
Johnny Marks- Rudolph The Red Nosed Rain Deer
Johnny Mathis- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Leroy Anderson- Sleigh Ride
Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas Is You Sam Smith- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Traditional- Jingles Bell Traditional- Night Traditional- Holy Night
Wham!- Last Christmas
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows : Vocals and Piano/Keys

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?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

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?

No

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes

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Jeremy R, 1 year ago

Thank you India and Akil for playing at my mums 80th birthday. You both certainly bought a fun and vibrant atmosphere at the party. The set you guys performed was also amazing as you catered for both the younger and older generation. With just vocal and piano you guys sounded big and professional especially at your age. I wish you all the best in the future with your music ambitions and hoping to book again soon. Many thanks

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Glenda Y, 2 years ago

I am just e.mailing you to endorse you guys, on your sterling performance at my private birthday party. Despite the atrocious weather conditions the show went on , and I have not seen so many people enjoying themselves in such conditions. hope to be booking you for many more parties or events in the future. I wish you all well both all well.