Acoustic duo

SANDRA & PAUL

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About SANDRA & PAUL

Acoustic duo
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
Sandra & Paul, instrumental duo, violin and guitar

As an acoustic instrumental duo Sandra & Paul (violin & guitar) can create the right atmosphere for any occasion. Their music can be elegant and refined at a reception or upbeat and wild at a party. With a bohemian and colorful set list they're versatile with genres and can play any requested song. Sandra 's got a Conservatory violin degree with years of experience playing in classical orchestras, folk & pop bands and all in between. Paolo had a classical violin training in his childhood, then picked up a guitar, over the years have worked with many bands, produced and recorded many records. Together they played in a broad variety of bands. They toured Australia, played in USA, Germany, Italy, Ireland and many very large concerts and prestigious international festivals. They've recently being hosted by Global Radio London, London Live TV, The Shard and in 2017 they had the honour to play at the Westminster House of Parliament with the singer Lucy Layton.

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
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
World music, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Acoustic, Contemporary classical, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock
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Types:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate 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

( We can learn new songs on request and decide the repertoire with the client)
RATHER BE
MONTI CZARDAS
RAG TIME
FLY ME TO THE MOON
MICHELLE
POPULAR RUSSIAN
POPULAR IRISH
MISERLOU
BLUES
DUELLING VIOLINS
CRAZY
OCI CRNJE DJANGO
TANGO ABRASHA
LIBERTANGO
KLEZMER
RAGTIME
ALL OF ME
DESPACITO
CZARDAS
TENNESSEE WALTZ
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
YUPPYJAJA
GET LUCKY
SHAPE OF YOU
I'M SO HAPPY
AFTER DARK
CHILDREN
GIRL OF IPANEMA
ASHOKAN FAREWELL
SCENT OF A WOMAN
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MORRISON JIG
AMAPOLA
TANGO BREGOVIC (KUDUZ)
TANGO 2
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
HARD DAY'S NIGHT
BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
RIDING MAD
COUNTRY ROAD
I WILL SURVIVE
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Violin (acoustic or electric), Guitar (acoustic or electric) with a stomp box to keep the rhythm. If required we have a trio option with the singer Lucy Layton. We can provide our own PA with two acoustic amps and mic on stand.

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?

Normally when playing with the electric amplification our roaming is limited due to the cables length. If we play with acoustic instruments we can move around freely but the sound is not amplified.

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 system is included in your quote however we really welcome stages where the house PA is already in place. We usually require a minimum of 3 by 2 meters space to perform close to a power socket. We also have one acoustic amp powered by battery with no mains power required for outdoor performances.

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 do this for you. We would be happy to discuss in advance the song choice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The emotionally charged performances and colourful repertoire.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Weddings, amusement centres, private and birthday parties, dinners, barbeque parties, retail shop openings, international music festivals, summer festivals with large outdoor stages, restaurants, hotels, corporate events, recording and TV studios, The House of Parliament, Charity events...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention but at the end we try to be true to our self and play our own music with our own sound.

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

Probably with Lucy Layton the Parliament Westminster, the Charity Siria Relief event at the Shard, the Tamworth Country music festival in Australia. Worth to mention also the Country Christmas Festival in Pordenone, Italy and the music festival in Maui, Hawaii US with the band Carpool to Nashville.

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£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Available services
Singer Lucy Layton
+£150

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Mark R, 8 months ago

I've been collecting material and working on my solo record for about two years collaborating and recording with Sandra & Paul. They are very creative musicians and working with them is a real pleasure. They have the ability of developing creative arrangements that enhance and complement the song writing. The record will be finished soon and I can't wait.

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Damiana K, 9 months ago

Sandra & Paul made my birthday party the most enjoyable in years!! Their happy and energetic music ignited the party and got people on their feet, dancing the night away. They are very versatile and have been able to satisfy my guests requests. I highly recommend them and will be booking them again!

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