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Sandra & Paul

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About Sandra & Paul

Sandra & Paul, engaging and colourful instrumental duo, violin and guitar (no singing)
Acoustic duo
Dorking
Public liability insurance of £5 million
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In the last ten years Sandra & Paul, with the violin and a guitar, have made over a hundred events memorable. What makes them stand out are their imaginative, tasteful arrangements and synergic, communicative playing. Their repertoire spans many genres and styles covering songs from every decade from the 1920s till today. Whether you are after an elegant and refined duo dressed to the nines at reception, an upbeat and wild country folk barn-dance, a gipsy Bohemian chic or DJ freestyle violin impro, S&P are available for: - Private or corporate parties and functions: a specialized performance and song list to fit your every event: birthdays, holidays, Jewish events, company celebration and anniversaries. - Weddings: Ceremony and romantic ambience for drinks reception - Proposals: we will learn a song of your choice to make your proposal unique and memorable! With a repertoire of over 200+ songs, S&P covers classic and modern songs in various genres: Pop, Jazz standards, Country, Classical, Folk, 60s, 70s and more! Recent clients include: The NED Hotel Westminster House of Parliament Tewin Bury Farm Hotel Global Radio London The Shard Syria Relief Victorinox London Live TV The Swiss Embassy The Fiddler Subterranea The Kensington Gardens Prince Alfred, Notting Hill The Three Crowns Lucky Onion Cafe Rouge Southbank Centre Sandra has a Conservatory violin degree with years of experience playing in classical orchestras, folk & pop bands and all in between. Paolo had classical violin training and he worked with many bands including producing and recording in the studio. International tours: Australia East Coast, Tamworth Festival, Music festival Maui Hawaii the US, Pullman City - Germany, Country Christmas - Italy, Ireland...

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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Genres:
World music, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Acoustic, Contemporary classical, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock, Christmas
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, 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 ONE new song on request and decide the repertoire with the client)
OVER THE RAINBOW
THINKING OUT LOUD
RATHER BE
SENORITA
DANCE MONKEY
DESPACITO
GALWAY GIRL
LOVE STORY
SKYFALL
SAXOBEAT
CRAZY LOVE
STAND BY ME
FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
PERFECT
A THOUSAND YEARS
COTTONED EYE JOE
DROWSY MAGGIE
DRUNKEN SAILOR
THE TIPSY TAILOR
THE NEW RIGGED SHIP
JACK TAR
NOEL NOUVOLET
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
LITTLE PRAYER
CHEAP THRILLS
YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND
ANGELS
SPANISH LADIES
GREEN SLEEVES
NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS
STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN
COONEY'S REEL
WALTZ 2 SHOSTAKOVICH
AVE MARIA - SHUBERT
TIPSY TAILOR
SWALLOWTAIL / BUTTERFLY / MORRISON JIG
THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
KING OF THE FAIRIES
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
THE MASON'S APRON
FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH
THE FAIRY DANCE
DANNY BOY
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
THE FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH
THE MASONS APRON
SCENT OF A WOMAN
TOGETHER
I'M YOURS
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MONTI CZARDAS
LONG TIME GONE
FORGET YOU
BLUES
I WILL SURVIVE
DOT THE DRAGON'S EYE
STAND BY ME
MICHELLE
DUELLING VIOLINS
AVE MARIA (SHUBERT)
CRAZY
FIELDS OF ATHENRY
DARK EYES DJANGO
TANGO ABRAHA
FLY ME TO THE MOON
CRAZY LOVE
LIBERTANGO
LATCH
PARADISE
KLEZMER MEDLEY
RAGTIME
ALL OF ME
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
DANCING QUEEN
ISN'T SHE LOVELY
KLEZMER
BUDAPEST
KILLING ME SOFTLY
PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
MY GIRL
SWAY
VALERIE
AT LAST
FAITH
CZARDAS
TENNESSEE WALTZ
WONDERWALL
SING IT BACK
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
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Pop Trio with Lisa:
I FEEL GOOD - James Brown
SOMETHING GOT A HOLD ON ME - Christina Aguilera
BEGGING - Madcon
DANCE MONKEY - Tones & I
Toxic/Adele-rolling in the deep/do something/baby one more time - Mash-up
ISN'T SHE LOVEY - Steve Wonder
UPSIDE DOWN - Paloma Faith
IS THIS LOVE - Bob Marley
I'M YOURS - Jason Mraz
RIPTIDE - Vance joy
VALERIE - Amy Winehouse version
MERCY - Duffy
Mercy- Shawn mendes/Facingwest version - Mash-up
HAPPY - Pharell
SUGAR HIGH - Larkin poe
99 PROBLEMS - Hugo
DREAMS - Fleetwood Mac
MASTER BLASTER - Steve Wander
POUR SUGAR
COME TOGETHER - Beatles
LUSH LIFE - Zara Larson live
YOU GOT THE LOVE - Florence & the Machine
NO DIGGITY - SHAPE OF YOU - 7 NATION ARMY - Mash-up
AIN'T NOBODY - Jasmin Thomson
DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY / 4 NON BLONDES - Mash-up
GIRL'S WANNA HAVE FUN / DOWN UNDER / I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY - Mash-up
SHE'S ELECTRIC - Oasys
I WANT YOU BACK - Jackson 5
FORGET YOU - Celo Green
DON'T YOU, FORGET ABOUT ME - Wind and the wave
DON'T WANNA MISS A THING - Aerosmith
JOHNNY B GOOD / TWIST & SHOUT / LA BUMBA - Mash-up
LITTLE LION MAN - Mumford sons
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Irish Trio with CHRIS:
Barnyards of Delgaty
Black Velvet Band
Courtin' In The Kitchen
Dirty Old Town
Donald Where's Your Trousers
Donegal Danny
Dublin In The Rare Auld Times
Fields of Athenry
Finnigan's Wake
Galway Girl
Grace
Hills Of Connemara
I'll Tell Me Ma
Irish Rover
Johnny Jump Up
Leaving Of Liverpool
Molly Malone
Moonshiner
New York Girls
Old Maid In The Garrett
Rare Old Mountain Dew
Rocky Road To Dublin
Sally MacLennane
Seven Drunken Nights
South Australia
Star Of The County Down
Step It Out Mary
Streams Of Whiskey
Wagon Wheel
Whiskey In The Jar - A Wild Rover
THINKING OUT LOUD
RATHER BE
SENORITA
DANCE MONKEY
DESPACITO
GALWAY GIRL
LOVE STORY
SKYFALL
SAXOBEAT
CRAZY LOVE
STAND BY ME
FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
PERFECT
A THOUSAND YEARS
COTTONED EYE JOE
DROWSY MAGGIE
DRUNKEN SAILOR
THE TIPSY TAILOR
THE NEW RIGGED SHIP
JACK TAR
NOEL NOUVOLET
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
LITTLE PRAYER
CHEAP THRILLS
YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND
ANGELS
SPANISH LADIES
GREEN SLEEVES
NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS
STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN
COONEY'S REEL
WALTZ 2 SHOSTAKOVICH
AVE MARIA - SHUBERT
TIPSY TAILOR
SWALLOWTAIL / BUTTERFLY / MORRISON JIG
THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
KING OF THE FAIRIES
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
THE MASON'S APRON
FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH
THE FAIRY DANCE
DANNY BOY
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY
THE FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH
THE MASONS APRON
SCENT OF A WOMAN
TOGETHER
I'M YOURS
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MONTI CZARDAS
LONG TIME GONE
FORGET YOU
BLUES
I WILL SURVIVE
DOT THE DRAGON'S EYE
STAND BY ME
MICHELLE
DUELLING VIOLINS
AVE MARIA (SHUBERT)
CRAZY
FIELDS OF ATHENRY
DARK EYES DJANGO
TANGO ABRAHA
FLY ME TO THE MOON
CRAZY LOVE
LIBERTANGO
LATCH
PARADISE
KLEZMER MEDLEY
RAGTIME
ALL OF ME
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
WONDERWALL
DANCING QUEEN
ISN'T SHE LOVELY
KLEZMER
BUDAPEST
KILLING ME SOFTLY
PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
MY GIRL
SWAY
VALERIE
AT LAST
FAITH
CZARDAS
TENNESSEE WALTZ
WONDERWALL
SING IT BACK
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
Customer questions

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.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Violin (acoustic or electric), Guitar (acoustic or electric) with a stompbox to keep the rhythm and backing tracks. If required we have a trio option with a female or male singer. We can provide our own PA with two acoustic amps and a mic on the 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 of space to perform close to a power socket. We also have one acoustic 60W amp powered by a battery with no main power required for outdoor or church 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.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£380
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600
Packages
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£450
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£450
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- 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.
£550
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I'll produce a unique music video with professional recording equipment. I can customize the video with your own branding.
£300

Add-ons

Singer Lucy Layton
+£150
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Audrey F
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Sandra and Paul came to the rescue at the drop of a hat after the music planned for my husband’s party went a bit wrong due to a friend’s illness. Sandra and Paul were absolutely wonderful. They played exactly the right tunes and pitched their performance perfectly. We had a big space to fill and their music soared across our fields. It was absolutely magical. I would book them again in a heartbeat.

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Wendy D
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sandra and Paul were amazing, our wedding breakfast was actually in the church as well so they complemented the whole venue to. Their music was beautiful and the set they played perfect for our evening. All the guests complemented our choice of Sandra & Paul. Incredibly polite and accommodating, would definitely recommend them. Added a special touch to our wedding.

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Nick J
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

I booked Sandra and Paul for a recent wedding and can confirm that they were absolutely brilliant. There was very good communication before the event, they were very professional and their performance was exceptional. A number of guests commented on how good they were. I can highly recommend this act. 10/10

Reply from Sandra & Paul
3 months ago

Hi Nick, thanks for choosing us to play at your wedding. It was a pleasure to play in such a beautiful and inspiring place for you and your guests.

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Laura
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Great music, fab evening thank you so much!

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Mark R
3 years ago, for a Recording session in Dorking RH4 1TJ
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5 out of 5

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
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in Province of Trieste
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5 out of 5

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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