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Willowisp

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About Willowisp

The only 2 man band on Encore. Totally live. We can bring the party! Guitars, drums, keys and vocals to provide a big sound.
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Saint Leonards-on-sea
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Willowisp brings a unique blend of bohemian style and classic blues twang. Playing everything from classic motown to modern hits, all in their own custom fashion. Singer Andi is a one-man-band within herself, playing guitar or keys while drumming with her feet! Added to this we have the extraordinary speedy hands of Bruce on guitar. One great stomping classic follows another every time Willowisp performs. We have performed at a variety of different events and venues, everything from garden parties, through pubs and all the way up to wedding and corporate events. We can adapt our act to suit many different needs. We can strip it back to bare bones acoustic as well as amp it right up to make you feel as if we have 4 band members instead of two! Just let us know what you need so we can accommodate you appropriately. We’re always developing our act and coming up with new and inventive ways to bring you an epic and entertaining experience. We love getting your feedback too and are happy to work with any ideas you might have that you think could make your event more special. We’ve had some amazing times over the last few years and can’t wait to make even more memories.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Blues, Ragtime, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Rock, Vintage, Soul, R&B, Motown, Covers, Funk, Pop, Funk rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Blinded by the lights
Too close
Beggin’
Get Lucky
Love Machine
Last Friday Night
Riptide
Careless whisper
Believe
I’m a believer
Sweet home Alabama
Black horse and the Cherry tree
That’s alright mama
Proud Mary
Kiss
Take your Mama
Please Don’t let me be Misunderstood
Shotgun
Forget you
You’ve got the love
I put a spell on you
Smock Stack Lightning
Miss You
7 Nation Army
Black Magic Women
Golden Touch
Paint It Black
Black and Gold
Nobody Knows You
Will You Still Love Me
Come Together
Wicked Game
Run to You
Before you Accuse Me
I just wanna make love to you
Lovely day
I’ve got a woman
A change is gonna come
Let the four winds blow
S.O.B.
Something’s gotta hold on me
Wanted dead or alive
Faith
Honky tonk woman
Kids
Hard to handle
Heard It Through The Grapevine
All Along The Watchtower
I can't Stand The Rain
Would I Lie To You
Born to Be Wild
Jumping Jack Flash
Sympathy for the Devil
Summer of 69
Hello Josephine
It Ain't Me Babe
It Hurts Me Too
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People love our friendly and funny banter. Our special relationship brings joy and laughs to many of our event guests. We like to keep things light and entertaining and get people up and dancing and involved in any way we can. Another example of what people love most is our unique versions of covers, Bruce’s amazing guitar skills and Andi’s voice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We are so lucky to be out gigging every week! We’ve played everywhere from gardens and fields to pubs and even swanky hotels. We’ve had to build our own stage before we’ve played before and on the other end of the scale played on a huge festival stage. We love any and all venues and always find a way to make the space work for us.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We absolutely love listening to music old and new. We’re both very into classic rock and blues as well as new and current music, anything with live instruments and a good beat. Bruce’s guitar solos have often been likened to Hendrix and Van Halen. Andi has also been inspired by the great diva singers of the past as well as newer vocalists such as Lady Gaga!

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

We’re not sure what you would class as high profile but we’ve had the pleasure of playing at corporate events at hotels such as the Hilton in London as well as some lovely weddings such as a recent one at a lovely big Taproom in Ashford. We’ve also played at a few festivals such as Foodies and carry on Campout.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes

Do you have different line-up options?

Yep 2 or 4 or 5. The price would have to change accordingly.

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

This would normally be fine just please let us know as soon as you can.

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

Yes of course! We do this all the time.

How much time do you need to set up?

We need at least 45 minutes to make sure we’re set up and sounding great for you.

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

Yes you can, you’re also welcome to give us some suggestions. If we have the time to learn new songs for you we will always try! We’ve had a great time learning some of our clients favourites even if it wasn’t something we wouldn’t have normally chosen so feel free to ask and we’ll see what we can do for you!

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

We bring PA so we have everything we need to sound great for you. If you have additional lighting requirements please let us know.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This can be done if we are given enough time and notice. Please just note that it will be an epic Willowisp version and might not be exactly like the record!

Prices

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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Eleanor B
14 days ago
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5 out of 5

Willowisp played at our wedding and they were great! Very accommodating in the lead up and they created a fun atmosphere for our guests. Thank you for being a part of our special day!

Reply from Willowisp
14 days ago

Thank you so much! It was an honour to be part of your special day and to have your guests up and dancing :) so glad you had a good time x

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Paula R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely delighted. Great music, lovely people. Lots of compliments from our guests and would definitely use them again! Thanks!

Reply from Willowisp
1 month ago

Thank you so much for having us! We loved being there :)

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Jack R
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent afternoon, well received by everyone, professional. Rebooking for August ...

Reply from Willowisp
1 month ago

Thank you! We’ve had a blast!

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Active C
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Eastbourne BN21
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5 out of 5

Best thing ever. We did a 60's night and these guys were amazing. We did not have much room so hired them as they are just a little duo. They bantered with the crowed and made it all so fun. + that guitarist is a bit tasty :-) Would highly recommend.

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Mags S
3 years ago, for a Private event in Tunbridge Wells TN4
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5 out of 5

These guys are great :-) They set up before a unveiling at a modern art show. I asked for them to make something up just for us and they improvised something on the spot. It was great, so wish I recorded it. To be honest I only booked them because the guitarist coust my eye but sooooo glad I did.

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