Acoustic duo

The Love Rats Duo

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Acoustic duo
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Presenting The Love Rats Duo a stunning Acoustic Wedding and Party Duo guaranteed to delight your guests and bring some magic to your event

WE ARE THE LOVE RATS DUO! - versatile, alternative & stunning! * Are you looking for an AMAZING ACOUSTIC DUO to whisk you down the aisle with breathtaking vocals and captivating instrumentals? * Or perhaps you looking for an UPBEAT ELECTRIC DUO to get people dancing with hit after hit of epic, foot stomping tunes? Either way, we will support you in creating one of the best days of your life with our ever growing repertoire of CLASSIC ROCK, BLUES ROCK & a dash of POP. All our songs are carefully selected for their beauty and impact and are intentionally a little 'out of the ordinary'. We create the backdrop to your perfect event, with sounds that take you and your loved ones to magical places; with Laura’s soaring vocals and Luke’s crashing guitar and the thunderous beat of the drum. We keep you dancing all night long. DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT Here’s a few reviews from some very happy customers: "We had The Love Rats Duo play at our Wedding evening party and they were brilliant. Song choice was awesome! Everyone commented how good they were. Really made our party! Highly recommended. Thanks for a great night! " (Mr & Mrs Wyer, Coventry, July 2019). "They performed 'Beautiful War' by Kings of Leon for our first dance. Loved it! Put it this way... nobody wanted to leave when the carriages arrived!" (Mr & Mrs Sutton - Wedding, Derby, May 2019) "They were fabulous - super friendly and easy to deal with, and their top priority was making sure we had a great party. I would absolutely recommend them - we had such a good night!" (Ruth Kennard - Private Party, London, Sept 2018) "I was immediately struck by the power & talent of this incredible duo...Their song choice was second to none. If you're thinking to book a duo - these two deliver!" (Matthew Mansfield - Warwick Beer Festival, July 2018.) "We booked The Love Rats to play at our Royal Wedding Party and they were brilliant. Great variety of music and sounded wonderful. Would definitely book them again, thank you." (Peta Bell - Private Booking, Coventry, May 2018) IMAGINE IT... You, your friends, and family gathered around, smiles on everyone's faces, beaming from ear to ear, everyone hand in hand. This is the best day of your life, and we support you in shaping those special, timeless memories. Dancing on and on, your hearts pounding, the sweet taste and smell of perfume fills the air, you drink it in, this is your night and you will savour it. WHY CHOOSE US? There are plenty of other cover bands... but you deserve the absolute best in class! You want a full time professional duo that can bring the house down! You want your friends and family to be talking about the celebration for years to come! We can provide all that and more...excited? You should be, read on. SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE We don’t play the average run of the mill acoustic covers. We play music to get your guests stomping their feet and having a great time. That means we belt out the vocals, crank up the electric guitar and turn up the drum, to give you a great time. Expect blues rock, classic rock and a sprinkling of pop for good measure. We have an ever growing repertoire of over 30 songs and more songs are being added every day!!! Expect classics from The Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eurythmics, The Beatles, Billy Idol, Pink Floyd, Oasis, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagle Eye Cherry, George Michael, David Bowie, T-Rex, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, the list just goes on and on. WEDDINGS, WEDDINGS, WEDDINGS! We absolutely love weddings, and want to help you in creating the best moment of your life. We are a recently married couple, so we understand how important this day is for you. As professional musicians and experts in our craft we are especially tuned into your needs from a musical perspective. SAVE YOURSELF EVEN MORE CASH, WITH OUR VIRTUAL DJ SERVICE!!! Once again we offer you unbeatable value by offering a virtual DJ service in-between live sets, guaranteed to keep your guests dancing and it is a completely FREE service!!! Save yourself once again upwards of £300 over the cost of a DJ. Let’s total that up: Potential saving for choosing the Love Rats duo over a trio or four piece band - £150 - £300 possibly more... Potential saving for using our virtual DJ service over a DJ - between £300+ So that’s nearly a whopping £600+ off the bat you have saved by going with The Love Rats Duo!! Just think about all the other things you can buy with that spare cash! So what are you waiting for? Enquire now before someone else books us! CUSTOMISABLE We know that it’s important for you to have your day, your way. That’s why everything we offer is customisable. Want a specific song? No problem! Specific timings in mind? No problem! Require announcements? No problem! Want to play your own music between sets? No problem!. We do everything we can to make your day extra special with a ‘can do’ attitude. OUTDOOR...UNPLUGGED? Do you want to take advantage of the weather or just want a stripped down acoustic set? No problem, we have a small charming gazebo that we can put up whilst we entertain your guests outside. We also have a range of acoustic instruments to perform unplugged in a variety of situations. We really want to make this as easy for you as possible so are happy to talk through any queries you may have and hopefully get your wonderful day secured in our diary! COMPACT, TRUSTED AND READY FOR ACTION Struggling for space? Not a problem we are pretty compact and can fit into a space of 2m by 2m. We use a compact Yamaha Stagepass 500 P.A. system which is fully self contained and all our equipment has been shrunk down to make it as compact as possible. All Laura needs is her trusty SM58 microphone and a mic stand. Luke uses a small nano+ pedalboard and Fender Blues Junior amp to keep things as compact as possible on the guitar side. We even use a Cajon for our stompbox instead of a bass drum so that we are as compact as possible! Whilst we are compact we definitely do not skimp on quality, all our equipment is from tried and tested brands such as Fender, Shure, Boss and Yamaha that are robust and built for full time professional musicians like ourselves. BE SURE WE ARE INSURED Most venues in this day and age will expect that the musical act you book is fully insured and all equipment has been tested. We’ve got you covered with public liability insurance up to £2 million pounds covered by Hiscox, also all of our equipment is Portable Appliance Tested. We also have membership with the Musicians Union, which is the largest trade union of its type for musicians in the UK, this sets out rules and standards which we abide to as professional musicians so you know you are in expert hands. SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Once booked we will take care of the rest! Contact us now to get the ball rolling, we promise you will not be disappointed with our service.

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
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Rock, Britpop, Americana, Classic rock, Alternative rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Power rock, Pop rock, Light music, Easy listening, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music
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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, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Here is our current repertoire and we are adding new songs all the time. For special occasions we will even learn your favourite song for you!
Almost all of our set can be played as ELECTRIC or ACOUSTIC giving those same epic tunes a bespoke spin.
At Last (Etta James)
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Heroes (David Bowie)
Moon River (Audrey Hepburn)
Cant Help Fallen in Love (Elvis)
Stand By Me (Otis Redding)
Losing my Religion (REM)
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)
Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Faith (George Michael)
Don’t You Forget About Me (Simple Minds)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
The Jean Genie (David Bowie)
Black Betty (Ram Jam)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)
20th Century Boy (T. REX)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
Alright Now (Free)
Sunshine of Your Love (Cream)
White Wedding (Billy Idol)
All Over Again (Johnny Cash)
Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
Whiskey in the Jar (The Dubliners)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
Lets Go Around Again (Average White Band)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Amy Winehouse)
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Dream Catch Me (Newton Faulkner)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Always (Bonjovi)
Just You and I (Tom Walker)
A Beautiful War (Kings of Leon)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane /Lily Allen)
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Israel K)
Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer)
Marry Me (Train)
When The Right One Comes Along (Nashville)
And I Love Her (Passenger)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eyed Cherry)
No One Knows (Queens Of The Stone Age)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Shackles (Mary Mary)
Shut Up & Dance With Me (Walk The Moon)
Doom And Gloom (The Rolling Stones)
Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)
Put Your Hands On (Reef)
Open My Eyes (The Rival Sons)
Back It Up The (Cadillac Three)
I Know What I Am (Band Of Skulls)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Good Riddance – Time Of Your Life (Green Day)
As Long As I Can See The Light (Rival sons)
Stand By Me (Oasis)
Dakota (Stereophonics)
Valerie (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
A Change Would Do You Good (Sheryl Crow)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We typically offer two options for our customers: -The first is our beautifully crafted Acoustic duo which offers a romantic, intimate and relaxed vibe. Ideal and incredibly popular for Weddings. -The second is our Party duo were we perform a high energy, foot-stomping electric set, perfect for your Evening Wedding Reception & party.

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 and we will do our best to accommodate.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer iPod music in between sets for free. If you'd like us to stay until the end of the evening after our final set, we offer a Virtual DJ service via our PA. We can provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

We normally arrive 1 hour before we are due to start as it doesn't take us any longer than this to set up and sound check. We always allow more time for special occasions, taking traffic and distance into consideration.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can roam and perform acoustically if required.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 3m by 3m space to perform.

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. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. For our wedding customers we will learn a song FREE of charge for your big day.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our customers love our personable and friendly approach. We take control of the music for your special day so you are completely at ease. Our customers are always mesmerised by Laura's vocal talents and Luke's guitar abilities, just check out some of our reviews from our very satisfied customers.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Having performed in hundreds of shows and at gigs, Weddings, parties & events across the UK and Europe you can rest assured that we are no strangers to live performance, knowing exactly what is required to make your day a success.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

With our set you can expect expertly crafted blues rock, classic rock and a sprinkling of pop. We have an ever growing repertoire with more songs being added every day!!! Expect classics from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Billy Idol, Pink Floyd & Oasis to name a few.

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

Wow, what a question! We feel that all our Wedding performances are high profile, and feel extremely privileged to be trusted with the music for YOUR big day. Having performed in hundreds of shows and at gigs, Weddings, parties & events across the UK and Europe you can rest assured that we are no strangers to live performance.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Acoustic Wedding Ceremony Package2 musicians
This includes up to 8 stunning live songs including 1 special song request which we will learn FREE of charge. We perform music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Acoustic Wedding Breakfast Package2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each of live acoustic music during your wedding breakfast, including background music in between sets, and the use of a wireless mic for speeches.
Acoustic Drinks Reception Package2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each of live acoustic music during drinks, nibbles & photos.
Evening Electric Party Package2 musicians
x2 hours of live electric Rock and Pop music + 1 special song request (e.g First Dance) & iPod party music in-between sets. + Virtual DJ service - from £150 (optional extra) Tell us all your favourite songs in advance and we'll stay and play them on our iPod until the evening ends
Ceremony + Drinks Reception Combo Package2 musicians
Save money and combine these two wonderful packages: -Up to 8 stunning live songs including 1 special song request -x2 45 minute sets of live acoustic music during drinks, nibble and photos
Full Day Spectacular Package2 musicians
-Acoustic Ceremony Package: as above -Drinks Reception Package: x2 30 minute sets + iPod background music -Wedding Breakfast Package: Beautiful iPod background music -Evening Party Package: x2 45 minute sets of electric Rock & Pop Music -Free Virtual DJ Service: until end of the evening


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Tania J, 1 year ago

Wow! What an amazing Duo. Awesome music and vocals that gets the dance floor filled and pumping. We had a gathering at our home in Wiltshire for a 40th Party. The Love Rats Duo were professional, organised, very friendly and relaxed. An amazing time was had by all with a great collection of tracks that had everyone on the move. We would love to have them return!

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Francesca G, 1 year ago

The Love Rats are such a talented duo putting their own mark on modern and classic music. They have a great mix of dance floor fillers and they’re a joy to watch. Thank you guys!

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