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The JD Duo

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Acoustic duo
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Professional Duo - jazz, acoustic, easy listening, contemporary covers. All events catered for.

Debbie Cobbett (vocals) and Jamie McAllister (Guitar) are professional musicians with over 20 years experience around the UK and abroad, and have worked with Park Resorts; HMS Warrior; RAF Tidworth,  Chatham Historic Dockyard, The National Motorcycle Museum, ITV, Thames CityCruises, Cowes Week, Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Albert Hall, Kew Gardens, O2 Academies, and Glastonbury Festival, to name but a few!. in 2015 we formed The JD Duo - with the aim of providing live musical entertainment on a small or large scale for almost any event. Don't have the budget for a band but want a full band sound? Then you've come to the right place! Here is a just a small selection of what we can offer: JD JAZZ DUO An extensive repertoire of Jazz/American Songbook standards, including swing, latin and ballad arrangements. Available either as purely guitar and vocals for a Joe Pass/Ella Fitzgerald feel, or with the addition of our bespoke arrangement backing tracks we can provide the feel of a full jazz quintet (bass, drums, piano, guitar and vocals) for a fraction of the space (and price!)   ****************************** JD MELLOW MOMENTS Ideal for wine bars, restaurants, garden parties, drinks receptions, formal dinners and much more, this option features an eclectic mix of jazz, plus easy listening and MoR songs from the likes of Al Green, Norah Jones, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield. Perfect, unobtrusive background musical accompaniment.    ****************************** JD PARTY A huge range of contemporary classics from the 1960s onwards, ranging from Motown, pop, rock, soul, disco, Glam Rock and pretty much everything in between! A perfect choice for wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate events, Masonic Ladies Nights, private functions, and much more.   ******************************* JD UNPLUGGED Featuring a wide eclectic selection of classic hits from diverse acts such as Ed Sheeran, Dolly Parton, Guns n Roses, Elvis Presley, Katy Perry (to name but a few!), and performed with just vocals and acoustic guitar.  We can perform either 100% unplugged, with minimal amplification, or with full OA. Perfect for pubs, parties, or even an outdoor festival vibe at your wedding/garden party.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Christmas, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Glam rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Acoustic duo, Pop duo, Contemporary duo
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A Foggy Day
All Of Me
Blue Moon
Cry Me a River
Don't Know Why
Embraceable You
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
Green Dolphin Street
It Had To Be You
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just a Lucky So and So
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Route 66
Satin Doll
Stella By Starlight
The Lady Is a Tramp
The Way You Look Tonight


From customers:

Jess (, 1 year ago

I saw The JD Duo playing at The Cornerhouse in Winchester as part of the Winchester Jazz Festival last week and they were amazing. Such a perfect sound from just a guitar and a singer. Not too loud either, and they didn't do crazy modern jazz that I didn't recognise. It was the type of music I grew up with - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, recognisable songs. I took a card and I will definitely be booking them sometime in the future. I urge everyone to check them out xx

David (, 2 years ago

We were looking for some live background music to be played on board the Princess Caroline Party ship for our wedding anniversary celebration. We found Debbie & Jamie online and contacted them with less than a week to go. They responded quickly, discussed our requirements and sent a great list of songs from their repertoire which we then chose our favourites. They arrived and set up before we were on board and proceeded to play three sets throughout the evening. They were perfect, great musicians and lovely vocals, very friendly and responsive. Our friends were all impressed and loved Jamie & Debbie too, there was lots of clapping after their songs. In between their sets they played recorded music which was also great. We would highly recommend them and were perfect for our celebration. Thank you Debbie & Jamie. Hope to see and hear you again soon

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