Acoustic duo

Open To Suggestion

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Acoustic duo
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Acoustic Duo who perform an eclectic mix of rock, pop and folk covers, guitar, mandolin and ukulele

Open to Suggestion are an Acoustic rock pop duo who perform an eclectic mix of music. They are Jonny Shock and Joanne Holt Jonny Shock is a talented guitarist and singer whose attention to detail is greatly admired. He picked up the guitar when he 14 but drifted away from his musical love for a while and returned to it with a passion a few years later. His early musical influences were Nik Kershaw, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Neil Young not forgetting Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and The Who. Jonny has played in many different bands mainly heavy rock based. As his musical tastes have matured he is now acoustic based driven in this direction mainly by The Who and in particular Pinball Wizard. He greatly admires James Taylor, Crowded House and the Finn Brothers. Jonny has a repertoire of over 200 songs and can cater for most occasions. If you want to catch Jonny live he regularly hosts open mics in the Ramsbottom area and loves to see new talent developing. Joanne always astounds with her rich vocal talent. She is rather a late comer to the guitar having only started playing around 10 years ago as a means of avoiding the curse of karaoke and backing tracks! She has a deep passion for live music and has a varied musical influences Her early days were involved in the more 'diva' and cabaret type singing and she also had some involvement in musical drama. However her musical tastes have matured and learning the guitar has had the largest impact on that, initially if it was three chords and she could play it she loved it ! as any guitar newbie would tell you. Obviously over 10 years her playing is much improved and she now provides a stable background of music for Jonny to weave his magic on. Together Jonny and Joanne perform a fantastic mix of rock pop covers not from the usual play list and produce some great harmonies together. More recently additional instruments have been added to the set with Jonny on Mandolin and 12 string guitar and Joanne on Ukulele and glockenspiel.

Performance details
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We own a PA system
Folk, Folk rock, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Pop rock, Rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert
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Song list

Angel's Heap - Finn Brothers (Crowded House)
Bantam Cock - Jake Thackray
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Castleford Ladies Magical Circle - Jake Thackray
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Christmas Single - Ouse Valley Singles Club
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
Feel Like Making Love - Bad Company
For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
Galway Girl - Steve Earle
Heart of Glass - Blondie
I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
It Doesn't Matter Any more - Eva Cassidy
It's Oh So Quiet - Bjork
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Jolly Captain - Jake Thackray
National Express - The Divine Comedy
Old Man - Neil Young
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Man With The Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush
Marlene - Suzanne Vegas
Martha's Harbour - All About Eve
Mingling With Mourners - John Shuttleworth
More Than Word - Extreme
On Again On Again - Jake Thackray (Jonny solo)
Our Dog - Jake Thackray
Paperback Writer - Beatles
Perfect Lovesong - The Divine Comedy
Rolling in the Deep - Adele -
Sister Josephine - Jake Thackray
Smack Water Jack - Carole King
Smelly Cat - Friends
S.O.S. - Abba
Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Spunky Dave - Ouse Valley Singles Club
Take the Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees
Tempted - Squeeze
The Lodger - Jake Thackray
Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
Things You Don't Say To Your Wife - Tim Hawkins
This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us - Sparks
Weather With You - Crowded House
White Flag - Dido
You Wear it Well - Faces
Jonny has numerous solo numbers anything from Beatles and James Taylor through to Pinball Wizard


From customers:

Https://, 1 year ago

Sunday saw another debut for Open To Suggestions who made the short journey across from Ramsbottom. What a refreshing change they were. A great choce of song selection and never heard Bjork done on a Xylophone before. Thank you so much Joanne and Jonny

Https://, 1 year ago

The best Open Mic hosts in the game, and talented performers in their own right. Must see.

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