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The Bards

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About The Bards

A true dynamic duo! We’ll cater for your musical needs with years of experience in performing jazz, pop and rock classics!
Acoustic duo
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Jacob and Sam are both undergraduate music students at the University of Nottingham, majoring in performance they both obtain a great deal of experience in performing numerous genres of music. Jacob is a professional singer/pianist, having been a private entertainer for most of his adult life, singing in jazz bars, pubs and for weddings and private functions as well as being classically trained as a tenor since the age of 14. Sam has been a sought-after guitarist since a very young age having developed a great skill in being able to both play intricately as well as perform well. Together they have played in numerous pubs across the Midlands and hope to venture out over the coming years. They have a keen interest for the classic easy listening songs from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin as well as music from the great pop musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Sting, but they are more than capable of playing almost any popular, jazz and soft rock song from the last 60 years or so.

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The Bards' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Julie L
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Love these boys and the band! Thank you soooo much for smashing our wedding! Everyone said how amazing you were!!!! You really went above and beyond for us!

Leanne P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Bards travelled to Bristol to play for our wedding and we are so pleased they did. Communication was great and we requested what songs we wanted from their playlist. All our guests loved them, and were talking about them for weeks after! They were absolutely fantastic and set the tone for the day. We will definitely be back in touch for the next big celebration!

Katie J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

These two guys are amazing! From start to finish they were energetic and totally in tune with the atmosphere - playing songs which gave our party the vibe we were after. They're so very talented, we will definitely be booking The Bards again! Thanks Jacob and Sam!

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Sarah H
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in 52 Silver St
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5 out of 5

Jacob and Guitarist Sam were fab very professional, and even learnt Rick Astley and Take That for us to make the event even more special - Thank you :)

Andrea F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Main St
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5 out of 5

Big thank you to Jacob and Sam for helping make my birthday celebrations all the more special!! Real crowd pleasers singing a wide range of songs to suit all tastes that had us dancing and singing all night!!

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The Bards' Song list

A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Frank Sinatra
A Horse with no name - America
Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
All of me - John Legend
All the way - Frank Sinatra
Always on my mind - Elvis Presley
Amazed - Lonestar
America - Razorlight
American Pie - Don McLean
And I love her - The Beatles
At last - Etta James
Autumn leaves - Nat King Cole
Baby I’m yours - Artic Monkeys
Better together – Jack Johnson
Blinded by the sun - The seahorses
Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Budapest – George Ezra
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Butterfly kisses – Bob Carlisle
Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Pavements- Adele
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Come together - The Beatles
Corduroy Dreams - Rex Orange County
Dancing in the Moonlight – King harvest/Toploader
Desperado - Eagles
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Don’t stop - Fleetwood mac
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Don’t you want me baby – The human league
Ebony and ivory- Paul Mccartney
Endless love – Lionel Richie
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Every breath you take - The Police
Everybody loves somebody - Dean Martin
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears
Eyes of blue - Paul Carrack
Fix you - Coldplay
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
For Crying out loud - Meatloaf
Forever after all - Luke Combs
For the longest time - Billy Joel
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Golden Slumbers - The Beatles
Goodbye Mr A - The Hoosiers
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy Together - The Turtles
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Have you ever seen the rain - Creedence clear water revival
Haven’t met you yet – Michael Bublé
He’s my brother - The Hollies
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
Hotel California - The Eagles
House of the rising sun - The Animals
How deep is your love - Bee Gees
I’m a believer - The Monkees
I’m all over it - Jamie Cullum
Imagine - John Lennon
Iron sky - Paolo Nutini
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
I’ve got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
Jar of hearts - Christina Perri
Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Last request - Paolo Nutini
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Let it be - The Beatles
Little lion man - Mumford & Sons
Love - Frank Sinatra
Love Grows (Rosemary) - Edison Lighthouse
Love is a losing game - Amy Winehouse
Mad World - Gary Jules
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mardy bum – Arctic Monkeys
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Maybe I’m amazed - Paul Mccartney
Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
Memories – Maroon 5
Moondance - Van Morrison
More than words - Extreme
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council
My way - Frank Sinatra
Naive - The Kooks
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Not 19 forever – The Courteneers
One - U2
Only ones who know - Arctic Monkeys
Only you – Yazoo
Ordinary People - John Legend
Paint it black - Rolling Stones
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piano man - Billy Joel
Put your head on my shoulder - Paul Anka
Rocket man - Elton John
Say you won’t let go - James Arthur
September song - JP Cooper
Sex is on fire – Kings of Leon
Shallow - A star is born
She - Elvis Costello
She’s always a woman – Billy Joel
She’s so lovely – Scouting for girls
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Smile – Nat King Cole
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Something - The Beatles
Something stupid – Frank Sinatra
Somewhere in my heart - Aztec Camera
Somewhere only we know – Keane
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Starman - David Bowie
Summertime - Gershwin
Sunday morning - Maroon 5
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Take me home country roads - John Denver
Take me to church - Hozier
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Teenage dirtbag – Weezer
That’s Amore - Dean Martin
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
This is gospel - Panic! At The Disco
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
Valerie – Amy Winehouse/Zutons
Vienna - Billy Joel
Walk of life - Dire Strates
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Watermelon sugar – Harry Styles
What a difference a day made - Jamie Cullum
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
When I was your man - Bruno Mars
Where the streets have no name - U2
Whiter shade of pale - Procol Harlem
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
With or without you - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your song - Elton John
You’ve got a friend in me - Randy Newton
500 Miles - The proclaimers
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