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About Sandra & Paul

Sandra & Paul, instrumental duo, violin and guitar
Acoustic duo
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In the last seven 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 a reception, an upbeat and wild country folk barn-dance, a gypsy 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 ambiance 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 the Conservatory violin degree with years of experience playing in classical orchestras, folk & pop bands and all in between. Paolo had a 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 US, Pullman City - Germany, Country Christmas - Italy, Ireland...

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
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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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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 ONE new song on request and decide the repertoire with the client)
RATHER BE
SENORITA
DANCE MONKEY
DESPACITO
GALWAY GIRL
LOVE STORY
SKYFALL
REBEL
SAXOBEAT
CRAZY LOVE
COTTONED EYE JOE
DROWSY MAGGIE
DRUNKEN SAILOR
THE TIPSY TAILOR
THE NEW RIGGED SHIP
JACK TAR
DANNY BOY
THOUSAND YEARS
SCENT OF A WOMAN
TOGETHER
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
MONTI CZARDAS
RAGTIME
FLY ME TO THE MOON
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
TURKEY IN THE STRAW
POPULAR RUSSIAN
POPULAR IRISH
LONG TIME GONE
FORGET YOU
ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
AFTERGLOW
MISERLOU
BLUES
LITTLE PRAYER
DOT THE DRAGON'S EYE
MICHELLE
DUELLING VIOLINS
AVE MARIA (SHUBERT)
CRAZY
FIELDS OF ATHENRY
DARK EYES DJANGO
NUAGES
TANGO ABRASHA
LIBERTANGO
THE JOKER
KLEZMER MEDLEY
PERFECT
RAGTIME
ALL OF ME
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE
DANCING QUEEN
CZARDAS
VIVA LA VIDA
TENNESSEE WALTZ
WONDERWALL
MISS YOU
SHOTGUN
USE SOMEBODY
NOEL NOUVELET
BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
YUPPYAJA
LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
GET LUCKY
SHAPE OF YOU
I'M SO HAPPY
LET IT BE
AFTER DARK
CHILDREN
THE A TEAM
GIRL OF IPANEMA
ASHOKAN FAREWELL
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
COUNTRY BOY
CHEAP THRILLS
DUELLING VIOLINS
AMAPOLA
PUT YOUR RECORDS ON
STAY WITH ME
GOOD TIMES
FEVER
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
TOO LONG AT THE FAIR
KILLING ME SOFTLY
VALERIE
TRAVELLING SOLDIER
IRONIC
AT LAST
SEX ON FIRE
MY GIRL
BUDAPEST
YOUNG HARTS
BETTER TOGETHER
IMMAGINE
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 two acoustic amps powered by a 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.

Prices

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Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
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Imran H, 1 year ago

Sandra and Paul were great, nice duo and tracks, our customers enjoyed their performance.

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Mark R, 2 years 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, 2 years 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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