Acoustic duo

Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

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About Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

Acoustic duo
Thames Ditton
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Creative versatile acoustic duo or trio for hire! Covers with a twist.

'Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' are a versatile and interactive acoustic band for hire. They play a very wide range of well known tunes, often adding a quirky twist and a little ‘je ne sais quoi'. They perform anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Ideal for Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Functions and More! They began playing music together in the local bar scene, perfecting their technical abilities and unique sound. They have performed in bars, restaurants and for corporate events. They provide everything from relaxed background music to lively party sounds. They can tailor their act and playlists to meet the client / venue's needs. Their extensive repertoire ranges from 70s through to the latest Chart. They can add a couple of well known Classics including French Classics, Disney and Musicals for the young at heart, as well as festive Christmas tunes (see Pauline Callais' profile). * Trio with professional guitarist and hand percussionist 🎸🥁 * Duo with professional guitarist 🎸 * Solo vocalist with carefully selected backing tracks or a cappella 🎶 (see Pauline Callais' profile) 1 x 60 Minutes | 2 x 45 Minutes | 2 x 60 Minutes | 3 x 45 Minutes Free iPhone playlist between sets if required Portable PAT tested PA system (MAUI 11 G2 1000W) Pauline Callais, originally from France, is an experienced, authentic and heartfelt professional singer. She is extremely versatile. Pauline has great stage presence and energy when performing. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Pauline likes to bring her own stamp to well known songs, making an emotional statement. ”Pauline’s voice has undertones of Eva Cassidy mixed with Aretha Franklin’s high energy. Emotional but tender when needs to be. She speaks to the heart!” 'Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' have an extensive repertoire. Find suggested setlists below or by visiting their site. Song requests welcome! Complete repertoire available on request. The guide prices are for events within 10 miles of Thames Ditton, Surrey. Outside this area extra travel expenses will apply. Please get in touch for an accurate quote.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Blues, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Jazz
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Non exhaustive setlist.
Please get in touch for our complete repertoire (including Christmas, Classic 50's 60's).
Song requests welcome!
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Shackles - Mary Mary
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Money On My Mind - Sam Smith
Upside Down - Paloma Faith
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
(Simply) The Best - Tina Turner
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Spectrum - Florence + The Machine
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
You Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Easy Love (ABC) - Sigala
Ready For Your Love - Gordon City
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
Feel It Still - Portugal The Man
Starlight - The Supermen Lovers
Shotgun - George Ezra
Happy - Pharell Williams
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Hakuna Matata - The Lion King
Upside Down - Paloma Faith
You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
You've Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Purple Rain - Prince
Talkin’ Bout A Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.
Last Christmas - Wham!
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Mariah Carey
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Christmas Baby (Please Come Home)
Merry Christmas Everyone
Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

You can hire us as a trio, duo or alternatively as a solo vocalist. Our line-ups are as follows: - Trio with professional guitarist and hand percussionist - Duo with professional guitarist - Solo vocalist with carefully selected backing tracks or a cappella

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 please 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 - Free iPhone playlist between sets if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30 minutes to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as the 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. The lead singer provides a high quality wireless microphone or headset system for a very interactive performance! The guitarist can perform acoustically or with microphones attached to his guitar so we can move around freely.

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

Yes. Bespoke setlists on every performance tailored to every client.

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

Option included in our quote: portable PA system (Samson Expedition XP800 Watt). We usually require a minimum of 2m by 2m space to perform. Lighting isn't included but we are in contact with with various people who can provide it for a reasonable fee.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We have a large repertoire of 200+ tracks from Classics to Current chart with regular additions of current tracks. If a song isn't included in our song list there is a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to learn up to 3, free of charge, given there is enough time for us to practice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients tend to love our energy and stage presence, how we can get the crowd up and dancing, including talking to the audience. The also love our versatility and songs selection, there is something for everyone. Our creativity, performing our own take on some great tunes. Finally our professionalism and ability to tailor every performance!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Our recent clients are: - Red Lion, Thames Ditton - Henry's Kitchen, Hampton Court - Kingston Arts, Festival of the Voice - Teddington Christmas Lights Up - Kingston Christmas market - North End Road Christmas market

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Florence + The Machine, Paloma Faith, Katy Perry, Mumford And Sons, Gabrielle Aplin, Birdy, and many more!

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

We are a newly formed band and so far Teddington Christmas Lights Up is the most high profile gig we have performed at. Equipment supplied: 7m x 4m covered stage and full PA system and lights / Expected audience: 3,000-4,000 people / Music requirements: Upbeat covers including 60’s onwards / PR: coverage by Radio Jackie


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£210
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£410


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Shelle L, 10 months ago

''I’ve seen Pauline and the Imaginary Friends perform several times now and their show is always full of energy and fun. Pauline has great vocals with a quirky style that is engaging and entertaining, and her adaptations of the songs are unique and interesting.''

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Lisa W, 11 months ago

”Pauline and The Imaginary Friends played on stage at our Teddington Christmas Lights Up event and were fantastic. I booked them very last minute as the event was initially cancelled due to lack of funds which were then raised by local residents. They were exceptionally professional and did the perfect set to entertain people of all ages. The combination of Pauline’s fabulous voice and the music accompaniment from Gareth and Matt is the perfect recipe for any event. We loved their energy and how they got the crowd dancing”.

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