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About Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

Creative versatile acoustic Trio / Duo for hire! Covers with a twist.
Acoustic trio
Thames Ditton
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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'Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' are a creative Trio / Duo from Kingston. Very versatile and interactive, they can definitely get any crowd on their feet. Choose between Party Band Trio (with a sound very close to a full band) or Acoustic Trio / Duo (for a more laid back vibe). A unique sound and voice, with a little ‘je ne sais quoi'. Small and easy set ups. From relaxed background music to lively party sounds. A large repertoire of tracks from 70's to the latest Chart with regular additions of tracks. With a couple of well known Classics and Sing-along tunes, as well as festive seasonal tunes. * Party Band Trio with vocals, guitar and handsonic * Acoustic Trio with vocals, guitar and cajon * Acoustic Duo with vocals and guitar * Alternatively Swing Jazz Trio / Duo with jazz guitar and double bass Typically 2 x 45 minutes sets. Other set lengths: 1 x 60 minutes | 2 x 60 minutes / 3 x 40 Minutes | 3 x 45 minutes. * Wireless microphone * PA system (MAUI 11 G2 1000W) * PAT tested equipment * PLI * IPhone playlist between sets if required Pauline Callais is a multi-talented Parisienne vocalist, artist and performer. Her powerful and soul-stirring voice develops a wide array of tones and colours, serving melodies that keep in your mind. Pauline has great stage presence and energy when performing, delivering a memorable cabaret style performance. Featuring her own unique interpretation of songs both modern and retro, making an emotional statement. 'Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' have an extensive repertoire. Find suggested setlists by visiting their site. Song requests welcome! Complete repertoire available on request.

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
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, 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 (option of cajon or handsonic) - 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?

PA system included (MAUI 11 G2). Basic Lighting included if requested.

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 a song, 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?

- Kingston Arts, Festival of the Voice - Teddington Christmas Lights Up - The Kew Bridge Stable - Odell Beer Festival Pubs & Restaurants, Private parties, Greatest Showman party, Birthday parties, Halloween parties, Weddings, etc

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?

Teddington Christmas Lights Up. 7m x 4m covered stage and full PA system and lights.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£370
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£570


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Shelle L, 2 years 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, 2 years 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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