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About Tesoro

Beautiful Tenor/Soprano crossover duo bringing passion alive. We also have the option to add a choir.
Classical duo
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Tesoro (italian) meaning treasure Hello and welcome, we are Tesoro, a crossover duo comprising of Simon Long (Tenor) and Karen Barnett (Soprano) with over 40years of performing experience between us. Our performances include songs from the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Matt Monroe, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Karen Carpenter, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dione plus many more songs from the world of musicals, film, Jazz and swing. Perfect music for any celebration, any time of the year (including Christmas) weddings, birthdays, garden parties, Italian nights, wine circle evenings, sunday lunches.....we can cater for you. If music be the food of on.

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Classical crossover, Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Vintage, French music, Italian music, Spanish music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Song list

Easy Listening:
That's Amore
Shadow of Your Smile
Night and Day
These Boots are Made for Walking
Come Prima
Speak Softly Love
Can't Take My Eyes off of You
Born Free
Memories are Made of This
Moon River
Softley as I Leave You
Love Storey
On Days Like These
Silent Night
Deck the Halls
O Holy Night
Let It Snow
Walking in the Air
Do You Hear What I Hear
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Merry Christmas Darling
When a Child is Born
Winter Wonderland
Baby it's Cold Outside
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Bond Themes:
Diamonds are Forever
From Russia with Love
Nobody Does It Better
We Have All the Time in the World
E Piu ti Penso
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
Perfect (Andrea Bocelli/Ed Shearan)
Senza Cantane
Both Sides Now
Time to Say Goodbye
Somos Novios (It's Impossible)
The Prayer
The Rose
You Raise Me Up
A Thousand Years
World in Union
Something Stupid
Annies Song
Musical Theatre:
Phantom of the Opera (Phantom)
All I Ask of You (Phantom)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom)
I Dreamed a Dream (Le Mis)
Bring Him Home (Les Mis)
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Le Mis)
Maria (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
Pie Jesu
Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
Memory (Cats)
You Must Love Me (Evita)
Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Music of the Night (Phantom)
Stranger in Paradise
Proms Style:
Rule Britannia
Land of Hope and Glory
There'll Always be an England
National Anthem
Neapolitan Swing/Popular Classics:
Speak Softly Love
On Days Like These
Cheek to Cheek
Something Stupid
O Sole Mio
La Vie En Rose
Non, Je Ne Regrette
My Way
Popular Opera:
Nessun Dorma
O Mio Babbino Caro
La Traviata; Brindisi
E Lucevan le Stella
Requiem for a Soldier
We'll Meet Again
White Cliffs of Dover
Underneath the Arches
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Long Way to Tipperary/Pack Up Your Troubles
Land of Hope and Glory
There'll Always be an England
plus many more
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our interaction and flexibility.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Individually, Royal Albert Hall and O2 Arena.

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

The National Falklands 40th celebration to high-ranking Navy and MPs, and the HMS Queen Elizabeth Christmas Homecoming

Do you have different line-up options?

We can travel with a small choir (approx 8persons)

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?

Of course. We always play background music during our break and after our sets (approx 15mins at most whilst packing down).

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on space 35 minutes maximum.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can - please note that we do not share our personal microphones with audience members due to covid etc. If you make a request in advance we can provide an extra mic.

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

Yes, of course. We tend to prefer a list of suggestions(not a rigid set list) and then gauge the audience/gathering on the day.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes. Please let us know if we require extra lighting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We would need at least 2 weeks for this and it will depend if we can source or create a backing track. But do ask, we may already have it.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£800
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From customers:

2 years ago

Beautiful voices. Thank you so much for such a wonderful afternoon in Alverstoke. We will definitely be booking you again.

Mark S
2 years ago

Wow.......just wow! How lovely to sit outside in the sunshine and listen to such fantastic singing. Thank you.