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About The Jazz Duo

Laura Wyatt and Darrel Mayhead are an incredible duo who play jazz and swing standards. The perfect accompaniment to dinner or drinks!
Jazz duo
Colchester
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The Jazz Duo are Laura Wyatt and Darrel Mayhead. Both virtuoso musicians in their own right, together they are something really spectacular. Laura's tone and vocal agility have been honed through years of singing jazz standards, influenced by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. Laura sings in The Jazz Duo alongside a successful career as an acoustic pop musician and wedding DJ. Jazz is where it all began for Laura, and she is never happier than when she is singing standards. Darrel has a BA(hons) in Popular Music, majoring in Jazz, and his style is influenced by legendary jazz guitarists such as Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery. He is a well-established guitar and music theory teacher, and he has over a decade of experience as a professional musician, as an accompanist, as a guitarist for weddings and events, and as a guitarist in touring bands. The Jazz Duo are the perfect accompaniment to a drinks reception or dinner. The pair are equally at home in a fine dining restaurant, in a cute little cafè or in the grounds of a stunning wedding venue. Wherever they play, their charming and relaxing music creates an atmosphere of sophistication and romance.

Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Christmas, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Acoustic, Vintage, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

L.O.V.E
Cheek to Cheek
Dream a Little Dream
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl From Ipanema
How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning?
Blue Skies
My Baby Just Cares For Me
I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
Get Happy
Secret Love
There is No Greater Love
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Someone to Watch Over Me
Blue Moon
Easy Living
Let's Do It
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
At Last
When I Fall In Love
Georgia on My Mind
I Could Write A Book
Embraceable You
S'Wonderful
Under My Skin
Fascinating Rhythm
Lover Come Back to Me
Crazy He Calls Me
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Quality musicianship, and authentic jazz tone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We mostly perform at private functions in wedding venues, private gardens, hotels and restaurants.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole.

Do you have different line-up options?

No. Our lineup is Vocals and Guitar.

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?

We can provide background music in between sets, and in between setting up and starting the first set, but not after the end of the last set.

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 30 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Only if we were to play entirely acoustically. It's not as loud as we would usually be and would need to be discussed in advance so that Darrel can bring an acoustic guitar rather than an electric.

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

Yes

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

We provide our own sound equipment and that is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to discuss learning one or two special songs for your event - up to four songs for wedding ceremonies.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750

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Rebecca K, 1 month ago

Absolutely fantastic Jazz Duo. Laura’s vocals are crystal clear and Darrel Mayhead is an outstanding guitarist. I booked them for my event a few weeks ago and they were simply amazing and unique. Definitely a must for any event! So classy and such lovely people too. I can’t wait to hear them perform again!

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Yasser M, 2 months ago

We booked the Jazz Duo for our company's annual summer barbeque for our staff. The sun was shining, and the food was amazing, but the highlight of the afternoon was definitely the music! Laura and Darrel set the perfect tone for the afternoon, classy and yet friendly and fun. A standout moment for me was their stunning rendition of Blue Skies - really excellent musicianship. Looking forward to booking you again next year.

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