‘Don’t Give Up’ (Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel), ‘Crazy in Love’ (Beyonce and JayZ), ‘Islands in the Stream’ (Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers), ‘I Got You Babe’ (Sonny and Cher). Say the names and everyone can hear these amazing songs start to play in their heads, but what have they all got in common?
They are all duets and when you think of these classics you start to realise the incredible diversity and range of emotion that a musical team can convey. Everything from spine-tinglingly romantic songs to dance-floor filling tunes. The beauty of musical teams is that they come in so many different combinations, from singers and guitarists, to dual guitar/bassists who are both vocalists, from female vocalists to male only voices. Just look through the vast variety we have on offer in our directory and you’ll soon realise that there is something there to meet every single taste and occasion.
To help you decide if a musical Duo is right for your event we’ve covered the basics below. But if you need more detailed information, such as the exact size of the area they will need for their performance, what you’ll need to provide and what you need to consider when booking, then take a look at our extensive 'Complete Guide to Booking a Band'.
Is a Duo right for my event?
The great advantage of a Duo is their flexibility. While they will only need a small space to perform, they can still reproduce the energy and volume of a band. Equally they can create a very intimate atmosphere, playing low key romantic or classic songs for background music or quieter moments. In many cases this versatility will make them the ideal choice if you need entertainment throughout your event.
Here are just some of the occasions where a Duo will really shine and bring magic to your day.
Imagine a guitar and singing Duo playing as your guests arrive, providing the perfect backdrop to the happy chatter. Then feel the emotion of a beautiful voice rising and filling you with the beauty of your favourite song as the bride makes her entrance. See how this same duo accompany the buzz of voices at the wedding breakfast and then…transform the mood when they take to the stage and fill the room full of the tunes everyone loves, getting them all up on their feet and making an evening that no one will forget. There is no doubt that a Duo can be a very appealing, and cost effective way to breathe emotion into your perfect day.
Corporate and Charity Events
Golf dinners, charity events, office Christmas parties, Launch parties or a corporate event reception there are no end to the events that will be given that extra sparkle and fizz with one of our fantastically talented Duos. Whether you’re looking for entertainment to compliment a themed event and need vintage-style music, or a pair of singers to take on a themed song-list that ties in to your product launch, the right act for you is waiting in our directory.
Planning an 18th Birthday and need an alternative to the standard DJ? A Duo can cover all the contemporary hits, with their own twist and style, giving your party something just a little different to get people talking and give them something to remember. Or perhaps it’s an 80th and you’re looking for someone who can play anything from Doris Day to Bing Crosby and Vera Lynn. A singer and musician team will have it all covered while also being able to engage with your guests and bring them the joy of listening to live music and the thrill of that perfect voice.
RYT are a duo from London that play a variety of instruments, and can cover anything from any era, putting their own, unique twist on it.
How much will Duo cost?
The cost of a hiring a Duo for your event will depend largely on their level of experience, how far they have to travel and the length of the sets you want them to play.
Prices are generally around £300 to £500 in the UK ($500 in the U.S. and €600 in Europe), but do ask when you first get in contact with your act.
How do I make my shortlist and how do I book?
The quickest way to find the right Duo in your area is to use our search function. Just add your location, click search and our directory will provide you with a great selection to choose from. Our latest testimonials are also a fantastic way to start getting some ideas for your shortlist.
Once you’ve found your ideal band, just contact them direct. Even better, if you would rather entertainers came to you, you can request multiple quotes here, and this service is completely free!
Finding the perfect Duo for your event will turn a fun day into a talked-about-for-weeks-day-to-remember and we know we have exactly the right Duo on here waiting to fill your party with energy and smiles. We hope you enjoy your search but do contact us if you need any help.