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Stela Botan Duo

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About Stela Botan Duo

A harmonious symbiosis of acoustic guitar and soft voice, both Stela and Gareth are guaranteed to positively contribute to your event!
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Stela Botan was born in Orhei, Moldova. She started singing as a child and was telling everyone she will become a singer. At the age of 14 she joined the first local band with whom she took it to the national level. In 2009 Stela became a finalist of the first reality show in Moldova “Star Factory”. In 2012 she started taking professional singing classes and has been trained for 10 years. In 2014, after participating at X-Factor Romania, Stela signed a contract with the famous CAT Music Romania and released the single Cerul e Limita with which she was nominated in 2017 at the Radio Romania Cultural Awards at The Best Voice and Best Pop Rock Song categories. Since then Stela has been performing at weddings and private and public events both in Moldova and the UK. In 2021 she became a member of The London Jazz Choir. Gareth Hughes was born in Perth, Western Australia. From an early age he was drawn to music. At 10, he received his first instrument: the electric bass. From 2006-10, Gareth studied at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA); receiving an Advanced Diploma (Contemporary Music) in 2007 and a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) in 2010. In pursuit of new musical opportunities, Gareth moved to London in 2012. He is highly active on the London jazz scene, and has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, The Hideaway and many other notable jazz venues throughout the capital. When he is not working on his own original music, Gareth runs and performs with wedding and private event duos. Since October 2022 he has coupled with Stela and both are eager to musically colour your event!

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Tim P
2 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

I can't recommend Stela enough! She sang at our wedding reception and it elevated the entire ceremony. She was incredibly professional and responsible. She spent extra time before the big day to our place to check the setting was alright. She also provided a playlist for us to choose the songs we like. On the big day, everything was seamless. Everyone was so impressed by her singing which was perfect for the occasion. She helped making our wedding day extra special. Thank you Stela! Tim

Wenjuan P
2 years ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

Stela, I wanted to thank you for your beautiful singing at our wedding. Everything was so perfect, a true professional. Our guests really loved your voice and singing. It added a very special touch to our special day. As well as being an incredible singer, she is also extremely warm and friendly. - Thank you so much for being part of our wedding! I would highly highly highly recommend Stela to you. Best wishes, Wenjuan

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Stela Botan Duo's Song list

1. Adele - Make you feel my love
2. Eric Clapton - Autumn Leaves
3. Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love
4. Norah Jones - Love me tender
5. Sarah McLachlan - Angel
6. Adele - Lovesong
7. John Legend - All of me
8. Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
9. Ed Sheeran - Photograph
10. Norah Jones - Sunrise
11. Morcheeba - Enjoy the ride
12. Alicia Keys - Girl on fire
13. The Beatles - Let it be
14. Ed Sheeran - Afterglow
15. Dido - White flag
16. Titiyo - Come along
17. Sam Smith - Stay with me
18. The Kelly Family - Fell in Love with an Alien
19. Sarah Jeffe - Clementine
20. Adele - Don't you remember
21. Sting - Fragile
22. Bruno Mars - Versace on the floor
23. Ed Sheeran - I see fire
24. James Bay - Let it go
25. Jamiroquai - Tallulah
26. Adele - Someone like you
27. Elton John - Sorry seems to be the hardest word
28. Jessie Ware - Say you love me
29. Sam Smith - Too good at goodbyes
30. Daniela Andrade - La vie en rose
31. Alicia Keys - If I ain't got you
32. Harry Styles - Falling
33. Freya Ridings - Lost without you
34. Jessie Ware - Wildest moments
35. Bruno Mars - When I was your man
36. Billy Joel - Just the way you are
37. Adele - One and only
40. Norah Jones - Don't know why
41. Emeli Sande - Clown
42. Limp Bizkit - Behind blue eyes
43. Katie Melua - Wonderful life
44. James Vincent McMorrow - Wicked game
45. Jessie Ware - Selfish love
46. Eva Cassidy - Fields of gold
47. Kansas - Dust in the wind
48. Elton John - Sorry seems to be the hardest word
49. Sarah McLachlan - I will remember you
50. One republic - Apologize
51. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow
52. Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
53. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
54. Scorpions - Wind of Change
55. Ariana Grande - Somewhere over the rainbow
56. Sam Smith - Not the only one
57. Florrie - Borderline
58. David Gray - Sail away
59. Sia - Titanium
60. Sia - I go to sleep
61. Norah Jones - Don't know why
62. Alicia Keys - Hallelujah
63. Anouk - Lost
64. Damien Rice - The blower's daughter
65. Coldplay - In my place
66. Coldplay - Fix you
67. Natalie Imburglia - Torn
68. Coldplay - The scientist
69. Norah Jones - What am I to you
70. Norah Jones - Come away with me
71. Bonnie Riatt - I can't make you love me
72. Coldplay - Yellow
73. Eva Cassidy - Songbird
1. Camilla Cabello - Senorita
2. Charlie Puth - How deep is your love
3. Maroon 5 - This love
4. Jessie J - Price tag
5. Ben E. King - Stand by me
6. Lykke Li - I follow rivers
7. Beyonce - Runnin'
8. Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
9. Tones and I - Dance monkey
10. Reamonn - Supergirl
11. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
12. Duffy - Mercy
13. Adele - Send my love
14. Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson - Ain't nobody
15. The Weekend - I feel it coming
16. Dua Lipa - Blow your mind
17. Meduza, Becky Hill, Goodboys - Lose Control
18. Alice Merton - No roots
19. Kylie Minogue - Magic
20. Lena - Satellite
21. Maroon 5 - Sugar
22. Sia - Cheap Thrills
23. Dua Lipa - Break my heart
24. Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm
25. Zara Larsson - Lush life
26. Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
27. Des'ree - You gotta be
28. The Cardigans - Lovefool
29. Jennifer Page - Crush
30. Gabriela Cilmi - Sweet about me
31. Roxette - It must have been love
32. Nelly Furtado - I'm like a bird
33. Coldplay - Hymn for the weekend
34. Clean Bandit - Rockabye
35. Pink - What about us
36. Adele - Rolling in the deep
37. LP - Lost on you
38. Milky Chance - Stolen dance
39. Maroon 5 - She will be loved
40. Sarah Bareilles - I choose you
41. Tegan & Sara - 100x
42. James Bay - If you ever wanna be in love
43. The Cranberries - Zombie
44. The Cranberries - When you're gone
45. Kings of Leon - Sex on fire
46. Oasis - Wonderwall
47. Oceana - Cry, cry
48. Britney Spears - Toxic
49. Adele - Set fire to the rain
50. Ariana Grande - Into you
51. No doubt - Don't speak
52. Beyonce - Halo
53. Stereophonics - Maybe tomorrow
54. Alanis Morissette - Hand in my pocket
55. Fugees - Killing me soflty
56. Travis - Sing
57. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
1. Gloria Gainor - I will survive
2. Tina Turner - I don't wanna lose you
3. Engelbert Humperdinck - Quando, quando
4. Vaya con Dios - Nah Neh Nah
5. Phil Collins - Another Day in Paradise
6. Whitney Houston - I wanna dance with somebody
7. Shocking Blue - Venus
8. Donna Summer - Hot stuff
9. John Paul Young - Love is in the air
10. Ray Charles - Hit the road, Jack
11. Cher - Believe
12. Nat King Cole - Love
13. Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the Night
14. Bonnie Tyler - It's a heartache
15. Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
16. Stevie Wonder - Isn't she lovely
17. Tina Turner - Simply the best
18. 4 non Blondes - What's up
19. Gloria Gainor - I will survive
20. Paula Abdul - Straight up
21. Sixpence none the richer - Kiss me
22. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain
23. Eagles - Hotel California
24. Guns'n Roses - Knocking on Heaven's door
25. Joan Osbourne - One of us
Winter theme:
1. Silent night (carol)
2. Rocking around the Christmas tree (carol)
3. Dean Martin - Let it snow
4. Bobby Helms - Jingle bell rock
5. Celine Dion - So this is Christmas
6. Abba - Happy New Year
Silent night (carol)
Rocking around the Christmas tree (carol)
Dean Martin - Let it snow
Bobby Helms - Jingle bell rock
Celine Dion - So this is Christmas
James Bay - Hold back the river
Chaka Khan - Ain't nobody
Adele - Rolling in the deep

Stela Botan Duo's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1875
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Back Vocals

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. We offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set for another 2 hours, 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 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 the right atmosphere. 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 is included in the quote. We do not hold a lighting system, though

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. There is a fee of £40 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
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