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About The Venturas

The number one acoustic duo in the south guaranteed to make for a memorable event! We're over 150 events strong :)
Acoustic duo
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

We are The Venturas- your very own versatile acoustic covers duo made up of Cardiff born Glyn Protheroe (vocals & guitar) and Londoner David Bird (vocals & guitar). Our set list includes iconic songs from the early 1960s to the present day- and, if you let us know two or three of your favourites, we'll happily sing them at your event. We formed in 2018 and have already performed at over 100 events including private parties, weddings & festivals as well as in pubs & restaurants. We love to perform and will go out of our way to make sure every client receives the best possible service with a smile!

Musicianship
Genres:
Pop rock, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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Song list

Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Back In The USSR - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
Lola - The Kinks
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Over My Shoulder - Mike & The Mechanics
Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant
Take It Easy - Eagles
How Long - Eagles
Tequila Sunrise - Eagles
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
Shower The People - James Taylor
Mexico - James Taylor
I Fought The Law - The Clash
Human - The Killers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Angel - Jimi Hendrix
A Horse With No Name - America
Don't Cross The River - America
Ventura Highway - America
New York, New York - Ryan Adams
Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
Queen Bitch - David Bowie
China Girl - David Bowie
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Kooks - David Bowie
Sweet Little Mystery - John Martyn
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
Cool For Cats - Squeeze
Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Proud Mary - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
My Life - Billy Joel
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
Your Song - Elton John
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
Poor House - Traveling Wilburys
Feels Like The First Time - James Morrison
Come Up & See Me - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Weather With You - Crowded House
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Layla - Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Feelin' Groovy - Simon & Garfunkel
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Arms Of Mary - The Sutherland Brothers
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Same Jeans - The View
Country Roads - John Denver
That's Entertainment - The Jam
Going Underground - The Jam
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Delilah - Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Stand By Me - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns 'N Roses
Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Pain Killer - Turin Brakes
Sugar & Spice - The Searchers
Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Baba O' Reilly - The Who
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
If I Had A Hammer - Trini Lopez
Keep On Movin' - Five
Wake Me Up - Avicii
The Second Summer Of Love - Danny Wilson
Temple - Kings Of Leon
In These Arms- Bon Jovi
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
What's Up? - 4 Non Blondes
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Lady Writer - Dire Straits
Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
All About You - Mcfly
You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
Raspberry Beret - Prince
To Be With You - Mr Big
The One I Love - R.E.M.
Sweet Talking Woman - ELO
Talkin' About A Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Human Nature - Micheal Jackson
Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
There She Goes - The La's
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
Keep On Running - The Spencer Davis Group
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
Payphone - Maroon 5
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love our passion and adaptability to any event. We pride ourselves on our musical ability and always deliver with a smile! We believe that enjoyment is the key to any performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- Over 50 private garden parties at various venues - Over 50 private birthday parties at various venues - Over 25 weddings at various venues - Walthamstow Wetlands - The Manor House, London - The Luna Lounge, London - Wanstead Golf Club, London - The Wanstead Tap, London - Aldersbrook Bowls Club, London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Eagles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel, Supertramp, The Jam, Carole King, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and loads more!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: Glyn Protheroe - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals David Bird - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

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.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £60.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 2 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

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. We'll also add up to three songs that are not on our list if they are special to you if requested.

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 3 square 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 free of charge.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
House Party/Garden Party2 musicians
House parties in London or surrounding areas will be at a special price of £325 (up to three hours performance) for a limited time!
£325

Add-ons

DJ Set via Spotify
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Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
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Viv G, 1 year ago

We booked The Venturas for a social evening at our club. The guys arrived after superb communication leading up to the event and were really pleasant and excited about performing for us. One they set up they started and oh boy were they good, they never stopped with song after song and everyone was dancing and singing (badly) along!! They had a break and then came back on for a second performance that was just as good as the first. Everyone totally enjoyed it, the guys absolutely smashed it and made the evening as perfect as possible. would we book them again? 100% in a heartbeat! As a side note I have to say that The Venturas were extremely professional and communicative throughout. Thanks for making it a great night!

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Gareth J, 1 year ago

David and Glyn performed a great set for us here at Wanstead RFC. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their music selection and a good time was had by all. I would not hesitate in recommending them for others' events. They are both very easy to deal with and nothing is too much bother. Again, thank you!

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