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Rivers

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About Rivers

The #1 pop & rock acoustic duo for the South West of England! Available for online and offline events.
Acoustic duo
Swindon

'Rivers' was formed after solo acts Christian Larsmon and Hayley Daviss met during the virtual festival Rock The Lockdown, Wiltshire, to raise money for the NHS. Christian has been performing music since he was a child after picking up his mum's acoustic guitar. He immediately got obsessed and quickly started a band ripping off pop punk covers at school with his mates. Today, he still loves a good head bang to The Rock Show and Basket Case. During Christian's career, he has supported rock legends such as Eric Clapton, Arthur Brown and The Pretty Things and has performed at various independent festivals both in the UK and abroad. Hayley fell in love with singing a child and would often sing Disney songs to help her sister sleep. Her first live performance was when she took to the stage 'Hero' by Mariah Carey at her school talent show, which sparked her drive to start for 'Goldman', a pop/disco band from Swindon who were a regular act at Bristol pride and released song which was remixed and ended up getting 100K streams online. Together, with Christian's background as a front man in rock bands and influences such as Fleetwood Mac and Eric Clapton paired up with Hayley's love for all things pop and country has resulted in a vibrant and 'moorish' sound that'll leave you and your guests wanting more.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Soul, Funk, Top 40, Hip Hop, Motown, Covers, Vintage, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie, Pop rock, Hard rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Karaoke, Folk rock, Folk
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Types:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Perfect - Ed Sheeran
This City - Sam Fischer
Bones - Marren Morris / Hozier
Best Part of Me - Ed Sheehan
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake
Believe - Cher
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Beggin - Madcon
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
When You're Gone - Mel C and Bryan Adams
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Valerie - Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Something - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
Free Fallin' - John Mayer
Johnny Be Good - Little Richard
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Zombies - The Cranberries
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Stormy Monday - Various
Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
Kiss Form a Rose - Seal
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Growing Up Beside You - Paolo Nutini
Coming Up Easy - Paulo Nutinin
Basket Case - Green Day
Rockshow - Blink 182
All The Small Things - Blink 182
I Miss You - Blink 182
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
All of me - John Legend
All along the watchtower - Jimmy Hendrix
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Eric Clapton - Layla
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem. I appreciate that sometimes I have 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 me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes. No charge if you would like music played between sets. If you would like a DJ service for after the performance, then I charge an additional £100 for this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will drive at least 1 hour before I play, but set up takes no longer than 10-15 minutes as there is minimal equipment. If you have a PA system, I may come earlier, just to ensure I know that the equipment functions properly.

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

My set lists are designed after countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event on a Skype call.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I do not have a PA system, but I have a sophisticated amplifier which is is more than suitable for guitar and vocals.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance that I may already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The passion and soul I put into every song. Natural ability to engage audiences. Ability to learn songs very quickly.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Various weddings, Fiddlers Elbow (London and Brighton), The Star (Guildford), The Boileroom (Guildford), Wintershall Festival, Reading Festival.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

John Mayer, Paul Weller, Paulo Nutini, Gary Clarke Jr, The Beatles, Rolling Stones

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

Supporting Eric Clapton at the Wintershall Festival Supporting The Pretty Things and Arthur Brown at the El Canuelo Music Festival, Spain

Prices

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

Standard Prices
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Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£550
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1000
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

DJ Set (Spotify Playlists)
+£100

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Charles L, 1 year ago

What an exceptional performer and musician. I booked Christian for a winter ball dinner. I gave him free reign to perform whatever he liked, and he did not fail to impress on both vocally and on guitar! He communicated effectively and concisely in the lead up to the event, unfortunately got a little lost en route but otherwise highly professional and got here in the nick of time. He brought all his own equipment including extension lead, only requiring space to perform and a chair. He impressed both the organising staff and VIPs at the function and I'd certainly book him again for a similar event.

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Robin M, 2 years ago

Christian has a love for music that really shines through. His zest is truly infectious, and within a couple of songs, he had the whole place singing along. Great voice, strong guitar playing - I highly recommend.

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Greg T, 2 years ago

Chris is amazing. Performs both covers and his own original songs. Great voice, great guy. Highly recommend.