Contemporary folk band


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Contemporary folk band
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The finest acoustic Folk, Gypsy Jazz and Bebop for your event!

Conceived and nurtured in the Stroud Valleys, contemporary folk duo Valentia specialise in both traditional and modern folk styles, performing beloved classics such as Danny Boy and Loch Lomand, as well as their own compositions in a folk style. They can also perform gypsy jazz, bebop and jazz ballads as the occasion demands. Their unique style is in part due to their varied musical influences: Celtic, Gypsy, and Classical styles weave their way into traditional Folk, 30's Swing and modern Bop sounds. The result is exhilarating and compelling, invariably leaving their audiences in as much astonishment as if they had been elevated by an ecstatic transport of divine frenzy.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Dixieland, World music, Bossa nova, Country
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Scarborough Fair
Danny Boy
Loch Lomand
Celtic Air
Fair Farthing
The Minstrel Boy
Waltzing Matilda
The Copper Penny
The Water Is Wide
Tall Trees In Georgia
Early One Morning
Early Morning Rain
My love Is Like A Red Red Rose
Eleanor Rigby
Till There Was You
The Fool On The Hill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Long And Winding Road
Autumn Leaves
Time After Time
Bye Bye Blackbird
Lullaby Of Birdland
Pennies From Heaven
Embraceable You
Oh Lady Be Good
Djangos Tiger
Sweet Georgia Brown
Honeysuckle Rose
Deuce Ambiance
Blue Drag
Sweet Sue
Minor Swing
All Of Me
I can't Give You Anything But Love
I've Found A New Baby
After You've Gone
Dark Eyes
When Your Smiling
Ain't Misbehavin'
Joseph Joseph
I've Got Rhythm
Let's Get Lost
All The Things You Are
My Funny Valentine
'Round Midnight
Body And Soul
The Nearness Of You
My Favourite Things
Everything Happens To Me
Black Orpheus
Cry Me A River
Night And Day
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Scrapple From The Apple
Georgia On My Mind
Blue Moon
Do Right
Cheek To Cheek
Nature Boy
There Will Never Be Another You
Yardbird Suite
You Don’t Know What Love Is
So What
I Fall In Love Too Easily
I'm Through With Love
Sophisticated Lady
April In Paris
Blue Bossa
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I've found A New Baby
I'll See You In My Dreams
I Remember You
The Sheik Of Araby
Bouncin' With Bud
After You've Gone
When I Fall In Love
Ain't Misbehavin'
How Insensitive
I've Got Rhythm
I'm Confessin'
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Mr Sandman
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We generally perform as a due however there is also the option to book us with a double bass player and/or a female vocalist.

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

Generally a change of timing is not an issue as long as it is on the same day.

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

Yes. If you let us know what sort of songs you'd like we can make up a playlist for you. We can offer this service for free and if you'd like a DJ service after the initial set until the venue closes we can provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

If it is just the two of us using our own amplification we can set up in about 15min. If we need to set up a PA it would take about an hour to be sure everything is just right.

Can you roam around while you perform?

If we are booked to play an acoustic performance with no amplification needed then we'll be happy to roam around while we perform.

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

We are happy for you to pick the songs we perform from our set list.

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

We always give a quote that is inclusive for all the necessary aspects of the performance.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to perform any special songs you'd like to hear at your event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Manchester Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Swansea International Jazz Festival, March Manouche, BBC Radio Scotland, Bradford Roots Festival, Channel4's "Come Dine With Me"

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bireli Lagrene, Sum 41, Green day, Clean Bandit, Adrien Moignard

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

Channel 4's "Come Dine With Me" / BBC Radio Scotland


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£350
Up to 3 hours£400
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Carole S, 1 year ago

Just what I needed for my cake display event! Stylish wedding-esc music for my guests to enjoy whilst looking at my products. Kind regards, Lewis

Bristol B, 2 years ago

Great music for our evening service!

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