Acoustic duo

The Distance

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About The Distance

Acoustic Music From The Sublime To The Raucous...
Acoustic duo
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We met back in 2009 and joined forces to create vocal harmonies with guitars, ukulele, harmonica, and, of course, our trusty loop pedals to perform great songs in a stripped-back style... We're versatile with our shows style and intensity, ranging from soulful background accompaniment to a full on party with stage lighting and a booming PA system guaranteed to have your guests leave with blisters on their feet! Feel free to take a look around our site, If you have any questions or would like to check if we're available on your date get in touch, we'd love to hear from you! Soph & Mat x

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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
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Song list

little talks
ho hey
hey soul sister
im yours
big yellow taxi
All I want is you
send me on my way
best day of my life
you got the love
three little birds
all i want is you
stand by me
birdhouse in your soul
running up that hill
high and dry
all i have to do is dream
it must be love
anyone else but you
This is the life
500 miles
i don't want to talk about it
kiss me
ive just seen a face
sweet child
time of your life
follow your arrow
friday im in love
hey there delilah
how will i know
i won't give up
king of the road
lovers in a dangerous time
mrs robinson
what a good boy
you and me song
cecilia - one week - closer to fine
what is love
pumped up kicks
get lucky
signed sealed
we are family
a little respect
i want you back
king of the swingers
walk like an egyptian
you can call me al
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

No it's a duo every time - more accurately, it's THIS duo, so you don;t have to worry about some bloke who wasn't in the video turning up :)

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

No Worries! We're totally flexible with our sets and can slice them any way you please to work around food, fireworks or drinks etc. Just give us plenty of notice.

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

Yes we can cover the gaps between sets as long as we don't have to move location at the same time. If you need music constantly though out the day, even when we're setting up or rearing down to move, you'll also need a professional DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

If we're using looper pedals and vocal effects pedals, we like to have an hour just in case of any difficult get-ins or power issues. If it's purely acoustic music with just the guitars, vocals and a portable speaker, we can normally be ready to go in around 20 mins.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Not really - we often use a battery powered speaker which allows us to play in locations where running power would be impossible.... but I'd probabky find it hard to carry it around at the same time as trying to play the guitar!

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?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

We'll learn up to 4 songs of your choosing for a wedding ceremony, and we can perform your first dance live in addition to this if you'd like. Unfortunately learning a full gig's worth of material would mean we could only do about 50 gigs a year :/

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most often people will comment on our harmonies, musicianship and the often unusual arrangements of the songs in our show. When working with loop pedals, our clients enjoy trying to work out where all the sounds are coming from!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hundreds upon hundreds!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ben Folds, KT Tunstall, PUSA, The Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews Band, The Dixie Chicks, and of course - Vulfpeck!!!

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

We did the six nations rugby final at Twickenham Stadium a few years back... oh and we were once asked to play at an airport terminal as the client's girlfriend got off the plane. We assumed it was a proposal but it turned out to be an elaborate apology... anyway we turned that one down in the end. Imagine trying to get paid if it wend badly...!


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£800
All Day Wedding2 musicians
Up to four songs of your choice for the wedding ceremony 45 min drinks reception set 60 min wedding breakfast set 120 min evening reception set
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From customers:

John C
4 months ago, for a Wedding in BL2 2RF
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5 out of 5

Theses guys provided the music for our daughters wedding in September. They played as guests arrived, though the ceremony and wedding breakfast and into the early evening. Their music and voices are sublime. Beautiful harmonies and amazing versions of popular songs. They provided the ideal soundtrack for our daughters special day. Everyone was amazed at their talent. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Distance for your special day. Thank you so much xx

Victoria L
5 months ago, for a Wedding in Liverpool Street
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5 out of 5

Sophie and Mat - truly helped make our wedding day extra special! Fantastic communication in the tub up and genuinely brilliant acoustically through the day. As for the evening - fab, excellent music, great selection and all round helped create an amazing atmosphere! They learnt our first dance song especially which meant so much to us - thank you x

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