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About Susie

I dont work solo, so please see the "Smooth Duo" profile, thanks. We play cool, classy, Standards with a hint of jazz.
Singer (Alto)
Mansfield
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Although not a Tribute Act or stage show we are often compared to the acts from the Ronnie Scott's era - Cleo & Johnny, Ella etc. And we play timeless classic songs that have melody and meaning. We have opened for many ‘name’ acts, including The Osmond Brothers, Ken Dodd, Russell Watson, Billy Ocean, Lulu, the National Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lance Ellington and Paul Potts. We played live at the Granada TV studios for the cast and crew of Coronation Street after the iconic live 50th Anniversary episode and also for the cast and crew of Emmerdale.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
CRY ME A RIVER
SUMMERTIME
STORMY WEATHER
SMOOTH OPERATOR
FEVER
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
FUNNY VALENTINE
LOVE LETTERS
OLD DEVIL CALLED LOVE
VALERIE
OLD DEVIL MOON
BLUE MOON
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
LULLABY OF BROADWAY
EMBRACEABLE YOU
BOY FROM IPANEMA
SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME
OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
GLORY OF LOVE
IT DON'T MEAN A THING
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AINT MY BABY
SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO
YOUR LOVE IS KING
WE'RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER
CLOSE YOUR EYES
SATIN DOLL
EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
HOLDING BACK THE YEARS
STORMY WEATHER
ON A CLEAR DAY
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
I LOVE YOU FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS
NON DIMENTICAR
FLY ME TO THE MOON
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
L-O-V-E
Customer questions

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

We can tailor our timings to fit your timetable within reason. We usually play 2 x 45 mins. But we can play a long set without a break or shorter sets - we are open to discussions.

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

We always bring an Mp3 player with background music to play before we start and during breaks. As soon as we have set up and soundchecked we can play the MP3.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approx 90mins - depends on how far the performance area is from the entrance to the venue and whether there are stairs/fire escapes to negotiate etc.

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

We specialise in easy listening music with a hint of jazz and this works best during drinks reception/meet n greet situations, during dinner/buffets etc. We have worked hard to create a set list of songs which are tried and tested to work in those situations. However we are happy to discuss with you what you require for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We are self contained. All we need are a couple of plug sockets and a place to store instrument cases /bags. We are happy to get changed into stage clothes in the loo.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Most customers are happy to let us play our tried and tested setlist. We can consider a suggested song but there may be an extra charge to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our music is soft and smooth which means they can hear themselves chat.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cavendish Hotel, Chatsworth House Estate Thoresby Hall Bodelwyddan Castle Granada TV Studios. ITV

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sade Ella Fitzgerald Nat King Cole Sarah Vaughan Sonny Rollins

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

Coronation Street 50th Anniversary after show party.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£175
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450

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Sandra L, 2 years ago

Smooth duo are a fantastic band with a great sound, suitable for many different types of occasion. They entertained 75 people at my 60th birthday lunch and created a great atmosphere; everyone loved them. Susie's voice is wonderful and Andy is adept and skilled at switching from instrument to instrument. I have heard them many times and they are always professional, pleasant and adaptable. They are reliable and deliver what they say they will, as well as unassuming and not demanding. Grab them whilst you can! Sandra Lawman, Berkhamsted.

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Ray D, 3 years ago

We have heard Smooth Duo many times at various venues. They are excellent performers playing a relaxing and varied mix of music. They play to the crowd and adjusting their set as needed. Susie's voice is like immersing yourself in a rich cup of drinking chocolate, smooth and deep. Andy is a skilled musician who provides a great accompaniment, he seems to do the work of a small band! They are perfect easy listening and have great personalities that really create a friendly atmosphere. We thoroughly recommend them to hotels and restaurants as well as private parties and weddings. (10 / 10)Ray and Susan Dodd

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