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V & R – Acoustic Vocal & Guitar Duo | UK

Offering their own acoustic take on an eclectic mix of pop/rock/soul, V&R are the perfect choice for anyone looking to add live music to an event. Blending captivating female vocals with expertly delivered acoustic guitar performances, this duo never fails to delight audiences with their perfectly pitched performances.

Both professional session musicians, they have worked with artists including Ellie Goulding and Jess Glynne as well as Grammy and Oscar nominated producers. As experienced live performers they are in regular demand for weddings, parties, corporate events, PR launches and festivals. Their recent client list includes Virgin, UKTV, IMG, Boots, The Hotel Café Royal, Soho House, Cambridge Union Society and Goodwood. As word of this in-demand duo has spread they’ve even turned down invitations to privately audition for The Voice and The X Factor.

Having been performing together for 5 years this duo has the experience to deliver performances that are perfectly matched to their clients’ needs. With a repertoire that spans Sinatra to Sheeran and Porter to Perry, their ‘something for everyone’ appeal lends itself to a wide variety of events.

Their authentic acoustic performances make them a popular choice for festival themed events and for any client looking to draw a crowd. They’re also the perfect option for drinks receptions and dinners, providing a pleasant and relaxed musical backdrop for your guests to enjoy. And, if you’re looking to get people dancing, they’re even pros at gradually and subtly increasing the tempo to get your guests in the party mood.

Whilst primarily a duo, a range of performers can be brought in to provide a bigger sound while still retaining the same live lounge vibe. The addition of a cajon (acoustic drum) is a popular option for upbeat performances.

Repertoire:

Chilled

At Last – Etta James
Wildest Moments – Jessie Ware
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Yellow – Coldplay
All of Me – John Legend
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
Teardrop – Newton Faulkner/Massive Attack
I Know I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love Me Tender – Elvis/Norah Jones
Fix You – Coldplay
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Royals – Lorde
You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Dream A Little Dream – Mammas and Pappas
Take Me To Church – Hozier
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon (live lounge chilled version)
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis

Mid-Tempo

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Four Five Seconds – Rhianna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
All About That Bass – Meaghan Trainor
Son of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Wake Me Up – Avicci
L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
One Day Like This – Elbow
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Hotel California – The Eagles
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Only Love – Ben Howard
Diamonds – Rhianna
Stitches – Sean Mendez
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
Cheek to Cheek – Eva Cassidy
Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder/John Legend
Cups/When I’m Gone – Anna Kendrick (from ‘Pitch Perfect’)
Umbrella – Rihanna (live lounge chilled version)
Drops of Jupiter – Train
Hallelujah I Love Him So – Eva Cassidy
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Doris Day
Riptide – Vance Joy
Wonderwall – Oasis
Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Upbeat

Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Forget You – Ceelo Green
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Hold My Hand – Jess Glynn
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
You Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
We Found Love – Rhianna
Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Happy – Pharell Williams
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
American Boy – Estelle
Price Tag – Jessie J
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
These Words – Natasha Beddingfield

Standard Length of Performance:

The duo usually perform 2 x 45 minutes but have 2 hours of material, and are happy to consider whatever the client requires.

Testimonials:

“Thank YOU so much for a cracking job yesterday! The big boss loved you guys and our client said that the acts this year were the highest standard we’ve ever had. The tone of your voice is really rather special! So thank you for doing me proud!”
Virgin

“They played at our work summer party and were absolutely brilliant. They had a great repertoire and Victoria has such a stunning voice. Can’t recommend enough!”
UKTV

“It was lovely working with you. All your correspondence and communication was much appreciated and showed your true professionalism. I will certainly be in touch again when the next relevant event comes up.”
Nicki, Event Planner, Private Wedding, The Hotel Café Royal

“The guys were fantastic, not only the performance itself but also the initial contact and arrangements. A couple of my friends who attended have asked for details as they are looking for bands for next year, which I guess is the highest praise!! Big thanks.”
Paul Mills, Cambridge Union Society

“It’s always a little daunting when you arrange something purely based on an online video – but you fulfilled and surpassed our expectations.”
Isaac Behaar, Anniversary Dinner, 34 Mayfair, London

“Vic was an absolute pleasure to work with. The performance was spectacular and Vic’s voice is very special and there were plenty of compliments from admiring guests. I would definitely recommend the duo in the future. They have an extensive song list that perfectly suited our music style as a couple so we were thrilled with our choice.”
Sophie McDonnell, Private Wedding, Lulworth Castle

“They were fantastic!! They judged the mood of the evening perfectly, building the set at the start with tap your feet and nod your head songs through to full on dance floor classics when the need arose. Everyone had a good boogie which was exactly what we wanted. Brilliant!!”
Keir Mather, Private Event, Farringdon, London

“Thank you for your email and a bigger thank you for your performance at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed your sets and commented on your amazing voice. You both helped set the mood for our wedding perfectly. So a massive thank you. Hopefully I can book you again for another event in the future! If my husband lets me!!!!”
Eleni Demou, Bride, Private Wedding, Stoke Park Club

“V & R were excellent and were the highlight of the evening. This was a very important event for us so their professional attitude was very much appreciated.”
West Byfleet Physiotherapy Clinic

“Wow! Stunning and amazing. They helped make our wedding weekend the most perfect time. Thank you.”
Private Client

“V & R arrived punctually with plenty of time to get set up. Their performance was enjoyed by everyone and completely “set the tone” for the evening. They are two very well presented young people who clearly take their work seriously. We would have no hesitation in booking them again or recommending them.”
Lavender and Galbraith-Ryan Limited

Previous Clients Include:

Virgin
Soho House
The Bloomsbury Hotel
Hotel Café Royal
UKTV
Blenheim Palace
IMG
Bauer Media
Boots
Goodwood

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