The Guildford Acoustic Duo - Acoustic Covers Duo

Versatile and dynamic acoustic/electric duo based in Surrey/Sussex, featuring a superb female vocalist, percussion and highly accomplished acoustic guitar. With over 45 years’ professional performing experience between them, they can guarantee a stylish and polished bespoke performance, tailored to perfectly suit your wedding or event requirements. Drawing on classic songs from the 60’s to the present, the mood can be upbeat, lively and fun for parties or stylish, sensitive and ambient for wedding receptions and ceremonies.

Acoustically, the duo perform entirely live, creating a deceptively dynamic live sound. The vocals and guitar are highlighted with percussion and a loop pedal, used to augment the guitar and rhythm. 

Electrically, the duo perform an exciting and upbeat dance set with an eclectic repertoire, guaranteed to keep people dancing. Live vocals and electric guitar are performed to the duo’s own meticulously recorded backing tracks.

The guitarist is also a solo classical performer, so a combined performance can also be arranged. This combination is particularly suited to weddings, with the beauty of the classical guitar during the ceremony, complemented by the uplifting and stylish duo for the reception/evening entertainment.

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DUO SONG LIST

Acoustic Set

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • American Pie - Don Maclean
  • Annie’s Song - John Denver
  • Big Love - Fleetwood Mac
  • Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - Kt Tunstall
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
  • Brass In Pocket -The Pretenders
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  • Constant Craving - K D Lang
  • Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
  • Domino - Jesse J    
  • Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Dreaming - Blondie
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Fever - Peggy Lee
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting    
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Julie London
  • He Moved Through The Fair - Trad. Celtic
  • Here Comes The Rain Again - The Eurythmics
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Here With Me - Dido
  • I Heard It On The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • I Only Want To Be With You - Dustyspringfield
  • I Still Haven’t Found - U2
  • Imagine - John Lennon    
  • Ironic - Alanis Morissette
  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
  • Landslide  -  Fleetwood Mac
  • Last Request - Paulo Nutini
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • More Than This - Roxy Music
  • My Favourite Mistake - Sheryl Crow
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - Celine Dion
  • Natural Woman - Carole King    
  • Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
  • Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy Version
  • Promise Me - Beverley Craven
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele    
  • Rule The World - Take That
  • Say What You Want - Texas
  • Scarborough Fair - Traditional English
  • Seven Years - Norah Jones
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Smooth Operator - Sade
  • Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
  • Spooky - Dusty Springfield
  • Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Thank You - Alanis Morissette 
  • Thank You - Dido
  • The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
  • The Time Is Now - Moloko
  • Time After Time - Cindi Lauper
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
  • Walking In Memphis - Mark Cohn    
  • Walking On The Moon - The Police
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
  • Your Song - Elton John

Electric Upbeat Set (with backing tracks)

  • Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer
  • Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
  • Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
  • Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
  • Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue/Coldplay
  • Dancing In The Street - The Vandellas
  • Domino - Jesse J
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • Echo Beach - Martha & The Muffins
  • Firework - Katy Perry
  • Gimme All Your Loving - Zz Top
  • Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
  • Heart Of Glass - Blondie
  • Heatwave - The Vandellas
  • Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett
  • I Only Want To Be With You - The Tourists
  • It’s My Life - Talking Heads/No Doubt
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  • Lady Marmalade - Labelle
  • Left Outside Alone - Anastasia
  • Linger - The Cranberries
  • Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • More Than This - Roxy Music
  • My Favourite Game - The Cardigans
  • One Way Or Another - Blondie
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Spooky - Dusty Springfield
  • Stuck In The Middle - Stealer’s Wheel
  • Summer Of ’69 - Bryan Adams
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • Tears Of A Clown -Smokie Robinson
  • Venus - Banarama
  • Voulez Vous - Abba
  • Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles
  • You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford

 

SOLO INSTRUMENTAL GUITAR MUSIC (for background set)

Renaissance & Baroque

  • Adagio - Albinoni
  • Air (Orch. Suite #3) - Bach
  • Bianco Fiore - Negri
  • Bist du Bei Mir –Stölzel / Bach
  • Canaries 1 & 2 – Scottish Renaissance
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Catena D’Amore - Negri
  • Fantasia - Kellner
  • Galliard #10 – Cutting
  • Greensleeves – English Renaissance
  • Branle de Chevaux – French Renaissance
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Largo (Lute Concerto) – Vivaldi
  • Largo (Winter) - Vivaldi
  • Mistress Winter’s Jump - Dowland
  • Pavans 1 & 2 - Milan
  • Preludes 846, 999 & 1007 - Bach
  • Preludium – Dowland
  • Rondeau (from Abdelazar) - Purcell
  • Toccata Arpeggiata - Kapsberger
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Vaghe Belleze - Italian Renaissance
  • Zadok the Priest - Handel

Classical: 19th - 21st Century

  • By Candlelight - York
  • Cavatina - Myers
  • Clair de Lune (excerpt) - Debussy
  • Divenire – Einaudi
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) - Morricone
  • Gymnopedie #1 - Satie
  • I Giorni – Einaudi
  • Jupiter (excerpt) – Holst
  • Lettre a la Vieille Angleterre - Dyens
  • Lettre a Soi Meme -  Dyens
  • Lettre Mi-Longue - Dyens
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Prelude (Antiga Suite) – Santorsola
  • Preludio – Francaix
  • Squares Suspended - York
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
  • Willow - York

Spanish

  • Adagio (Concerto de Aranjuez) – Rodrigo
  • Cancion - Pena
  • Canco del Lladre - Trad. Catalan
  • Capricho Arabe – Tarrega
  • Etude in E minor – Tarrega
  • La Muerte – Sainz de la Maza
  • Lagrima – Tarrega
  • Paseo – Sainz de la Maza
  • Romanza – Anonymous
  • Siguenza - Torroba
  • Soleares - Trad. Flamenco
  • Study in B minor (Op.35 #22) - Sor
  • Tiento Antiguo - Rodrigo

Celtic & Traditional

  • Athair ar Neamh - Enya
  • Brian Boru’s March - Trad. Irish
  • Drummond Castle - Trad. Scottish
  • Farewell to Stromness – Maxwell Davies
  • Harry’s Game - Clannad
  • Haste to the Wedding - Trad. Irish
  • Hector the Hero – Skinner
  • Inisheer - Walsh
  • Joy to the Person - Trad. Scottish
  • May It Be - Enya
  • Ny Kirree Fo Sniaghtey - Trad. Manx
  • Scarborough Fair - Trad. English
  • She Moved Through the Fair - Trad. Irish
  • Si Bheag Si Mhor – O’Carolan
  • The Arran Boat Song – Trad. Scottish
  • The Skye Boat Song – Trad. Scottish
  • Watermark - Enya
  • Wild Mountain Thyme - Trad. Scottish
  • Women of Ireland - Ó Riada

Contemporary

  • Classical Gas – Williams
  • De Ushuaia a la Quiaca -  Santaolalla
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Here Comes the Sun - Harrison
  • Over the Rainbow - Arlen / Harburg
  • Wind of Change- Acoustic Alchemy

The Guildford Acoustic Duo - Acoustic Covers Duo Feedback

You came to us highly recommended from a friend and we were not disappointed! We have used these guys for two fundraising events with a real mixed age group audience and they have excelled on both occasions providing an atmosphere which you can only dream about and pray for when you organise these type of events. I can highly recommend them.

, Hampton Court (December, 2013)

We would both like to thank you again for a fantastic job you did at our wedding - you were brilliant! We had several interested people ask us for info. I will not hesitate in recommending you guys to anyone in need of great live music. As soon as we can find an excuse to have another knees up, I'll be straight on the phone to you and we'll have you back.

, Romsey (May, 2014)

”I just wanted to write to say a massive thank you for helping to make Friday night such a roaring success! You were a pleasure to have with us, from start to finish. It's always a little nerve wracking, putting a party together and you guys made it all very easy. The music was perfect for the occasion, your choice of tunes matched and enhanced the mood beautifully. I have had so many compliments about the music that I should expect a few repeat performances ordered up by friends over the coming months. I will definitely be spreading the word.

, 40th Party ,Ealing (May, 2014)

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