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Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

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About Pauline and the Imaginary Friends

A trio with a difference, a quirky collective that will lift your spirits!
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Thames Ditton
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Expand your mind with the acoustic and interactive ‘Pauline and the Imaginary Friends’! This quirky 3-piece band bring a certain 'je ne sais quoi' wherever they go, delivering songs from the 50s through to the modern chart hits, throwing in lots of 70s and 80s along the way! Coming alongside a professional guitarist/keys player and mandolin/violin player, ‘Pauline and the Imaginary Friends’ have something for everyone with their unique sound. Their French lead singer has a striking presence up on stage, singing directly to individuals and talking with the audience, putting her unique continental stamp on famous tunes from the ages. Perfect for relaxed background music or lively party sounds, each performance is tailored to meet your needs. The band have performed at a huge variety of events, including Festival of the Voice, Teddington Christmas Light Up, and the Kingston and North End Road Christmas markets. The band will learn your first dance and 2 special requests, and can be hired as a trio, duo, or even as a solo vocalist with carefully selected backing tracks. The band will supply free playlist music between sets if required, and you can book them alongside a portable PA system if your event occupies a larger venue. For a trio with a difference, Book ‘Pauline and the Imaginary Friends’! This quirky collective will lift your spirits and expand your mind!

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Shelle L
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Bridge Rd
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''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.''

Lisa W
5 years ago, for a Charity event in Teddington
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5 out of 5

”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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Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' Song list

00's & 10's
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd / Daft Punk
Valerie - Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Better When I’m Dancing - Meghan Trainor
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Havana - Camila Cabello
Dance Monkey - Tones And I
I’m Alive - Céline Dion*
Roar - Katy Perry
Dakota - Stereophonics
Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon
Faith - Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande
Dry Bones - Gregory Porter
By Your Side - Calvin Harris
Paradise - George Ezra
Girls Like You - Maroon 5
One Foot - Walk The Moon
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Rather Be - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Memories - Maroon 5
Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran
80's & 90's
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
What A Feeling / Flashdance - Irene Cara
Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give It Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Let’s Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
80's & 90's Rock
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Don’t Stop Believin’ - Journey
I Want To Break Free - Queen
The Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses
The Final Countdown - Europe
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Like A Prayer - Madonna
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
The Time Of My Life / Dirty Dancing - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
What’s Up - 4 Non Blondes
Higher Love - Steve Winwood / Kygo & Whitney Houston
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Shake Your Body Down To The Ground - The Jacksons
Don’t You Worry ‘bout A Thing - Stevie Wonder/ Tori Kelly
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Dancing Queen - AbbaI Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Mamma Mia - Abba
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
50's & 60's
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis
Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson
Shake A Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Shake, Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
Let’s Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And His Comets
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
Sway - Dean Martin / The Pussycat Dolls
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Club Hits
Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake
On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
Spectrum (Say My Name) - Florence & The Machine / Calvin Harris
Easy Love - Sigala
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Starlight - The Supermen Lovers
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) - Modjo
Make Luv - Room 5
Over the Rainbow / What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Purple Rain - Prince / Radio Riddler
One Love - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Is this Love - Bob Marley
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 - Brenda Lee
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea

Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£550
Up to 3 hours£700
Customer questions

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.

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

French lead singer Pauline will always be the main singer and band leader.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-ups are as follows: - TRIO Female Lead Vocals, Male Backing Vocals and Keys/Guitar with Professional Backing Tracks + Mandolin/Violin - DUO Female Lead Vocals, Male Backing Vocals and Keys/Guitar with Professional Backing Tracks - Alternatively 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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our 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 I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Bespoke setlists on every performance tailored to every client. They are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. You are welcome to look at our repertoire and let us know which genre/song you are after. We can take song requests on the night as long as we are given enough notice.

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

Our PA (MAUI 11 G2) and basic lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We have a large repertoire of 100's of tracks from 50's to Current chart with regular additions of 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 do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service, to take into account rehearsal times, etc.
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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