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The Artichokes

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About The Artichokes

Rock / Pop Duo packing a punch
1980s era tribute band
Stratford-upon-Avon
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Simply put The Artichokes are the best Duo around. Tomm and Hugh deliver a mighty rock experience, making more noise than you thought possible from just two people! Featuring Guitar, Drums, Bass, Keys and soaring Vocal harmony, look no further than The Artichokes to provide you with an injection. All this fabulous musicianship is made to look easy and relaxed as it come second place to their wonderful presence and energy. They Artichokes show is full of smiles, humour and good times, that promise to leave you happy. The Artichokes play Pop and Rock tunes through the decades, covering artist such as: Bryan Adams, Queen, AC/DC, Eurythmics, Erasure and The Beatles. Performing these songs with a happy high energy vibe, they have had no trouble keeping the dance floor full. Reviews: Due to how Encore lists our reviews it is not possible to show them all, however here are some more that are listed elsewhere: The Best Duo (or should I say Band) I have ever seen, fullstop. - Pete G They made me dance so vigorously that I ached the next day so must have been good! Really fun, great song choices, very talented duo. Totally made the night. - Holly H. Fantastic last night for my friends 40th. Definitely recommend - Joanne G. Brilliant band with brilliant songs...thank you for bringing the fun! - Becky M. So entertaining and fun, couldn't help but dance and sing along. I would definitely recommend booking or going along to see them. Their charm and songs are infectious. - Sam B. Fab band, got everyone up and dancing. Summer of ‘69 was a particular favourite... Great night, thank you. - Hannah T. An absolutely fantastic Duo. Playing all your favourite sing along old school and new songs. A must see act. I can see them playing anywhere from larger gigs and weddings down to small intimate venues. If you’ve not seen them its well worth the effort. A great evening will be had. - Neilson M. Talented musicians, professional and good entertainment. Great selection of music and good fun. - Claire W. Great guys, great tunes, great laugh. - Dermot O. The Artichokes Set list as of November 2019: It’s My Life - Bon Jovi Boys of summer - Don Henley A Little Respect - Erasure Eye of the tiger - Survivor Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams Crazy little thing called love - Queen All right now - Free Seven nation army - The White Stripes Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf Final countdown - Europe Run to you - Bryan Adams Proud Mary - Tina Turner Rockin’ all over the world - Status Quo Power of love - Huey Lewis & the News Teenage dirtbag - Wheatus Times like these - Foo Fighters Come together - The Beatles You really got me - The Kinks All Day and All Night - The Kinks I’ll be there for you - The Rembrandts Highway to Hell - AC/DC Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry Dreaming of You - The Coral Hold the Line - Toto Since You’ve Been Gone - Rainbow Rocks - Primal Scream I’m a Believer - The Monkeys Stacy’s Mom - Fountain of Wayne Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N’Roses Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen I'm Still Standing Elton John Christmas: Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade Fariy Tale of New York - The Pouges Last Christmas - Wham I wish it could be Christmas every day - Wizard

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
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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

The Artichokes Set list as of November 2019:
It’s My Life - Bon Jovi
Boys of summer - Don Henley
A Little Respect - Erasure
Eye of the tiger - Survivor
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
All right now - Free
Seven nation army - The White Stripes
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Final countdown - Europe
Run to you - Bryan Adams
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Rockin’ all over the world - Status Quo
Power of love - Huey Lewis & the News
Teenage dirtbag - Wheatus
Times like these - Foo Fighters
Come together - The Beatles
You really got me - The Kinks
All Day and All Night - The Kinks
I’ll be there for you - The Rembrandts
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Hold the Line - Toto
Since You’ve Been Gone - Rainbow
Rocks - Primal Scream
I’m a Believer - The Monkeys
Stacy’s Mom - Fountain of Wayne
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N’Roses
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
I'm Still Standing Elton John
Christmas:
Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Fariy Tale of New York - The Pouges
Last Christmas - Wham
I wish it could be Christmas every day - Wizard
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

No we have already streamlined the band down to a duo whilst still maintaining a full band sound

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

Please stay open and communicate in the run up to the event. We will do the same and try our best to accommodate you.

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

Yes

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

Can you roam around while you perform?

No

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

Yes

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

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, alrho Hi there is a fee of £30 for this service

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The spectacle of such a big sound coming from only two musicians. The upbeat and dynamic music keeps everyone on the dance floor.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Mainly pubs, and clubs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Classic Rock like Bonjovi, AC/DC with some more alternative rock pop, and more modern stuff like the Foo Fighters

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

This is a relatively new act. However as individuals we have played: Glastonbury introducing BBC radio show, Greg James drive time RSC BBC radio show Joe whyley

Prices

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

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500

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Jo C, 1 year ago

Hugh and Tomm came to the Dandy Cock last night and put on a fantastic show! One classic rock hit after another. They were incredible! The audience was singing along and I’ve never heard them chant but they were chanting and shouting for more! I’ll be strung up if I don’t rebook soon!

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John M, 2 years ago

The Guy's played my venue The Kingstanding Inn on Saturday 22nd June great act played something for everyone and we will defo be having them back.

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