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The Empire States

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About The Empire States

The Empire States are a Country/Pop covers duo based in Leeds, UK.
Acoustic duo
Public liability insurance of £1 million

The Empire States (Thomas Mawson and Ollie Simms) are a Pop covers duo based in Leeds, UK. With a shared love of the modern Folk and Country style, they teamed up to create unique arrangements of popular songs for any event or function. They use a combination of vocals, guitar and banjo to create a chilled acoustic folk sound. The duo perform everything from Drake to Fleetwood Mac, and can take specific song requests prior to the event. They are taking bookings for 2018, so get in touch to secure them for your event, whatever and wherever it may be! With an ever growing and evolving repertoire, The Empire States can offer a mixture of genres and styles, with specific requests available prior to the event!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Folk rock, Blues, Ragtime, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Ambient pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Song list

Aha - Take On Me
Beach Boys - Wouldn’t It Be Nice / God Only Knows / Help Me Rhonda / Sloop John B
Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower / Lay Lady Lay
Camila Cabello - Havana
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Chris Isaac - Wicked Game
City & Colour - Fragile Bird / Of Space & Time
David Bowie - Starman
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Drake - Hold On We’re Going Home
ELO - Mr Blue Sky
Elvis - Viva Las Vegas
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way / Landslide / Everywhere / Dreams
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood / On Melancholy Hill
Jack Johnson - Better Together / Banana Pancakes
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Johnny Cash - Personal Jesus
Junip - Far Away
Jose Gonzalez - Crosses
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around.. Comes Around
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Little Mix - Touch
Mac Demarco - Let Her Go / Blue Boy
Men At Work - Overkill
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Prince - Raspberry Beret
Radiohead - High & Dry
Randy Newman - You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication / Scar Tissue / Fortune Faded
R.E.M - Losing My Religion / Man On The Moon
Rusted Root - Send Me On My Way
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Shakira - Shewolf
Simon & Garfunkel - Only Living Boy In New York
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
System Of A Down - Toxicity
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
The Divine Comedy - Songs Of Love
The Eagles - Take It Easy
The Killers - Read My Mind / Bones / Human
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind
The Ramones - My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down
The Stones Roses - Waterfall


From customers:

Char D, 3 years ago

Fab, enthusiastic duo with incredible skills, thanks helping create one of the best events we've ever had!

Jess, 3 years ago

Professional, reliable and sounded great, can't recommend enough!