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The Canapés

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About The Canapés

Highly sought after violin and guitar duo performing swinging pop covers for functions of any scale.
Acoustic duo
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The Canapés are a guitar, violin and vocal harmony duo. When not entertaining the concourse at Heathrow airport or playing sing alongs with David Beckham, they will probably be found playing traditional Irish tunes on the streets of Hampstead. Accomplished and seasoned entertainers they they will tailor their set to the crowd and happy to take requests. The Canapés' repertoire covers everything from Ray Charles to Oasis, The Beatles to Beyoncé and Frank Sinatra to Britney Spears. Between them, The Canapés have played at many UK festivals including Glastonbury, V festival, Wilderness, Latitude, Isle Of White, Reading and Leeds to name a few. They have also appeared on E4, BBC, Radio 1, BBC 6 music and sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ in the Hollyoaks Christmas special 2018 which is their favourite claim to fame!

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The Canapés 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Keith B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Superb at their craft - reinvented many of our requests to their own brilliant syle - the perfect backdrop to our garden party - and a pleasure to deal with

Sam C
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely awesome addition to our wedding! Thanks so much.

Laura H
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

A great choice for our style of wedding. They were super accommodating and really fun. They sounded great and had an excellent set list. Everyone loved them!

Rebecca C
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Joe and Will were absolutely amazing at our wedding on Saturday. They were highly professional, super friendly and played beautiful music. We had so many guests tell us how great they were and we were so happy to have them play on our big day.

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From other customers:

Will W
2 years ago, for a Wedding in SP63HD
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5 out of 5

“The Canapes were great from start to finish. Our guests were very complimentary. Highly recommended for a variety of events”

Rhynhardt R
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in KT10 8QA
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5 out of 5

“The Canapés were excellent and exceeded our expectations! They also happen to be such nice guys, it was a real pleasure having them play at our party.”

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The Canapés 's Song list

NB. In addition to popular songs, we can provide a set of traditionalIrish/Scottish music. The below is a selection of some of our most played and requested songs, however we are happy to take requests and tailor our set to you!
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Wild Mountain Thyme (Joan Baez)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
Wild Rover (The Dubliners)
I Can See Clearly (Jimmy Cliff)
My Girl (The Temptations)
I’m A Believer (The Monkeys)
My Generation (The Monkeys)
When I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye)
Ain’t no Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Express Yourself (Charles Wright)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Streets of London (Ralph Mc Tell)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
River Deep Mountain High
Blowing In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
The Swimming Song (Loudon Wainwright III)
Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Star Man ( David Bowie)
Couldn’t Love You More (John Martyn)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Jammin (Bob Marley)
Heard It on the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Girls Just Wanna Have fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Summer Of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Take On Me (Aha)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Englishman In New York (Sting)
Only You (Yazoo)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Africa (Toto)
Dirty Old Town (The Pogues)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon)
I Think We’re Alone Now (Tiffany)
True (Spandau Ballet)
Common People (Pulp)
Disco 2000 (Pulp)
Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain)
My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
Song 2 (Blur)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Sit Down (James)
Girls & Boys (Blur)
There She Goes (The La’s)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
Basket Case (Green Day)
I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys)
I'll Be There For You (The Rembrandts)
Alright (Supergrass)
Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
Real Love Baby (Father John Misty)
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell)
Last Nite (Strokes)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis)
You Got The Love (Florence & The Machine)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Shape Of You (Ed Sheeran)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
Valerie (The Zutons)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Jazz Standards
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
All of Me
Autumn Leaves
Night & Day
Sweet Georgia
Take Five
Cry Me a River
My Funny Valentine
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The Canapés '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£650
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£1125
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we can provide an upright bassist to make a trio or bass and drums to create a 4 piece party band.

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

Not a problem! Just let us know as soon as you can and we will be as flexible as possible to accommodate any changes.

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

Yes not a problem, we offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually aim to arrive one hour before the first set start time, in order to give plenty of time to set up.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can roam around, though this would have to be performed fully acoustic and unplugged as our instruments/mic are not wireless.

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

We get through a huge amount of songs during our sets, but if you have a few that you particularly would like us to play, we are happy to take a note of this and ensure they are in our setlist. Likewise if there are any you don't like we can happily leave them out!

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

Yes the use of our PA equipment is included in the price.

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 will learn one song for free and thereafter for any new songs we may need to learn, there is a fee of £20 per song, to take into account rehearsal time.
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