Contemporary duo

Nicholls & Simes

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About Nicholls & Simes

Contemporary duo
Northampton
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Fabulously Entertaining Guitar/Vocal & Sax, Jazz and Pop Duo playing songs and instrumentals everyone will know and love!

After over 40 years since we last played in a band together ..... yes, obviously we were very, very young then! ...... We got together last year for a brief moment and performed at a one day festival, Bannerfest, in Coventry. Just after that Simon decided to do a University Course in Music, for a year, and so Nicholls & Simes went on the back-burner, until now! So, here we are in a Guitar/Vocal & Sax Duo, playing highly entertaining Classic Jazz & Pop Songs that everyone will know and love!! We have spent many months combining our extensive repertoires and perfecting our sets. Check out our Promotion Video to see what we are all about. Our first performance, since Simon left University, was at a Wedding on November 17th, 2018, which was a roaring success and generated more work from the venue. We now have all of the reviews necessary to be successful on this and every other site. Look forward to performing for you! ;-)

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
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Covers, Pop, Vintage, Soul, Funk, Disco, Acoustic, Latin jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Types:
Contemporary duo, DJ live
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Ain't Misbehavin' - "Fats" Waller
All Time Love - Will Young
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Everything - Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonia Carlos Jobim
Isn't She Lovely (Tenor Sax Solo) - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two of Us - Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Moondance - Michael Buble
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Let Her Slip Away - Andrew Gold
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble
Smooth Operator - Sade
Spooky - Classics IV
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sway - Michael Buble
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
This Masquerade - Leon Russell
Yeh! Yeh! - Georgie Fame
Tequila - The Champs (Guitar & Sax Instrumental)
Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band (Tenor Sax Solo)
The Joy of Life - Kenny G (Tenor Sax Solo)
Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk (Tenor Sax Solo)
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck (Alto Sax Solo)
The Dream - David Sanborn (Alto Sax Solo)
Lily Was Here - Dave Stewart & Candy Dulfer (Guitar & Sax Instrumental)
Will You - Hazel O'Connor
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

No

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 actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

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 you roam around while you perform?

No, we need to be static.

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 discuss this with you. Depending on the song, we may have to add a small charge for this but this really does depend on the song.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Nicholls & Simes are different from most acts offering Guitar/Vocals and Saxophone and we offer a large variety of songs and instrumentals that people know and love, that you generally don't hear from other acts.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have done weddings, clubs and festivals

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We do quite a lot of songs that Michael Bublé has covered and some of his originals too but we also do classic songs and instrumentals that include the saxophone from a very varied selection of writers and artists.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We played Bannerfest in 2017

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£640
Up to 3 hours£960
Available services
DJ set
+£130

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Trish B, 6 months ago

We were very impressed with you we have not heard anything like this before. You were amazing and hopefully, you will be back at the Workers soon thank you for a great night!

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Lynda D, 6 months ago

Simon and Dave played at my daughter's wedding. the music was loved by all ages. Thank you

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