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The best party duo in the UK! We've performed 1000+ gigs in UK and internationally. The Upbeats Duo are perfect for your next party!
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The Upbeats Music Duo are an exciting, energetic party duo comprising Rachel Manchester on vocals and woodwind alongside Peter Manchester on vocals and guitars. Whilst working as Professional Actors in the West End and all over the country, in shows such as: Les Miserables, The Crucible, 20th Century Boy, and in theatres including the Royal Albert Hall, the o2, the Palladium, the Barbican and many more; The Upbeats Duo have been performing together for over 8 years at Private Events, Parties, Weddings and Corporate Functions all over the UK. During the past 5 years they have been travelling the world performing on cruise ships. During that time, they have worked with a number of well known clients including P&O, Ponant and Windstar Cruises, and are incredibly proud of the 5 star reputation they have built up. Rachel and Peter are a fun, professional and reliable duo, with a repertoire of over 600 songs, in styles ranging from Motown and Rock, and from 70’s disco to Modern Pop and Party Hits. Subsequently, they are always ready to play the right music for the occasion; be it wedding, birthday, corporate party or anything else! The Upbeats Duo are highly skilled multi-instrumentalists as well as professionally trained singers, meaning they perform great covers of all your favourite classics with beautifully arranged vocal harmonies!

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Liz T
6 months ago, for a Christmas party in Altys Ln
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You were great on Saturday night. Fabulous to see the dance floor full and everyone enjoying themselves!

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Clare M
6 months ago, for a Christmas party in Altys Ln
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5 out of 5

Just a big huge thank you to Peter & Rachel from Aughton Tennis Club for your wonderful performance! You were amazing and made the night for us all! Brilliant selection of songs and fab voices, we are so pleased we booked you both! Thanks so much again and everyone has been sending us lovely messages saying how much they enjoyed themselves and the music!

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The Upbeats Duo's Song list

Here's a small selection of our repertoire which is over 600 songs!
90's to Present:
Flowers - Miley Cyrus
As It Was - Harry Styles
Cold Heart (PNAU remix) - Elton John and Dua Lipa
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Medley - Britney Spears
Megamix - Spice Girls
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Juice - Lizzo
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
Sugar - Maroon 5
We Found Love - Rihanna
Despacito (remix) - Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
Timber - Pitbull
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
Shout Out to My Ex - Little Mix
Fireball - Pitbull
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Hey Ya - OutKast
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Green Green Grass - George Ezra
Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Shotgun - George Ezra
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Mr Brightside - The Killers
One Kiss - Calvin Harris
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Toxic - Britney Spears
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Africa - Toto
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Macarena - Los Del Rio
What Is Love - Haddaway
Reach - S Club 7
80's:
A Little Respect - Erasure
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
500 Miles (I'm gonna be) - The Proclaimers
Kiss - Prince
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Faith - George Michael
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
Come On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Hot Hot Hot! - Buster Poindexter
Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
Summer Of ‘69 - Bryan Adams
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seger
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
YMCA - The Village People
Love Shack - The B52s
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Take On Me - A-Ha
70's:
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
ABBA Medley - ABBA
Get It On - T. Rex
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Grease Megamix - Grease
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind and Fire
September- Earth, Wind and Fire
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Stayin’ Alive - The Bee Gees
Night Fever - The Bee Gees
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Dancing Queen - Abba
60's:
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
My Girl - The Temptations
You Can’t Hurry Love - The Supremes
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Gimme Some Lovin’ - Spencer Davis Group
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye/T.Terrell
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Shout - Lulu
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
December ’63 (Oh What A Night) - The Four Seasons
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
She Loves You - The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Beatles Medley - The Beatles
Beach Boys Medley - The Beach Boys
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
50's:
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash/June Carte
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Runaround Sue - Dion
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Come
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers

The Upbeats Duo'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£468.75
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£625
Packages
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- 3 x 45 min performances for the evening
£1062.50
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances after dinner to get guests on the dancefloor
£1125
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances in the evening.
£1250

Add-ons

Learn a song
+£37.50
Mic for speeches
+£37.50
DJ set
+£125
Extra Sound Equipment
+£375
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They usually rave about our harmonies, our energy and about how happy we've made everyone! We take a huge amount of pride in our work and it shows.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

From the Royal Albert Hall, to a a Labour club, we've performed at all types of venues. We don't discriminate about our venue, and as long as you're up for a party, we can bring the energy and the fun!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love such a wide variety of artists, from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, from Motown to Abba, from The Bee Gees to Beyonce... we love to span the decades, but if you want the biggest hits that will get EVERYONE on the dancefloor then book us!

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

We've performed at a Royal Variety Show, in front of royalty, onboard the highest-end yachts in the world, but that doesn't matter... If it's your party we care about you having the best possible time and we promise to do all we can to make sure that happens!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our lineup is usually always a duo. But don't worry, although we're small in number... we sound massive. And once we're playing you won't believe the sound we make even though we're just a duo!

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

We're very flexible as to your timings. Please let us know what you have in mind and we'll make sure that our performances fit in perfectly.

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

Of course, we do provide playlist music between our sets for free to keep everyone in the mood. However, if you would like the party to carry on into the late hours, we can provide a DJ service after our performances finish, and simply charge an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

At a minimum, we require 45 minutes to set up. Generally, we often set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we provide a free playlist service to help to get your guests ready for your party and to get them ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately, as Peter plays guitar and uses many pedals to provide drums, bass and tracks, we don't work as a roaming duo.

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

We love your input! Of course, we have many years of experience and our sets have been honed from countless performances, learning what works best to ensure guests get on the dancefloor and have an amazing time. However, if you have ideas and input, we're very happy to chat through your preferred genres 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 for 150 people and a small lighting system is included in your quote. As there is only two of us we require only minimum of 2m by 2m 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, then let us know... generally we are happy to do this for you. However, there is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times
Musicianship
Genres:
Top 40, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Pop, Covers, Motown, Disco, Soul, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Rock
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party
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