When it comes to wedding music, bigger doesn’t always mean better. While a 10-piece band makes for a grand spectacle, often an acoustic duo is the perfect choice to create a spellbinding atmosphere on your wedding day. But what makes acoustic duos so suited to weddings? Read on to find out more, and to discover five of the best acoustic duos available in the UK right now…
What is an Acoustic Duo?
An acoustic duo could mean pretty much any combination of two acoustic musicians, but when we speak about them in the context of booking one for your wedding, we generally mean a singer accompanied by an acoustic guitarist. This duo line-up isn’t set in stone however; the singer may also play guitar, for example, or the guitarist may also sing. Whatever the combination, acoustic duos make fantastic live wedding entertainment.
Why Book an Acoustic Duo for Your Wedding?
Acoustic duos are a hugely flexible style of wedding entertainment who can perform beautiful music throughout your wedding day. They can give an emotional rendition of your favourite ballad as you walk down the aisle, provide a relaxed vibe as you all sip champagne in the afternoon, or plug into amps and get the party going at your evening reception.
With the enormous success of stripped-back acoustic performers like Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and George Ezra, acoustic duos have become an increasingly popular choice for wedding ceremony entertainment. Their laid-back contemporary style is the ideal accompaniment to a modern ceremony, and delicate enough to fit in well at a more traditional wedding.
A wedding ceremony duo will perform serene background music as your guests take their seats, a special song of your choosing for the bridal march, tranquil tunes as you sign the register, and a triumphant, upbeat song for the recessional.
Daytime Wedding Reception Music
Your daytime reception is all about relaxed conversation and the sharing of congratulations. Chilled live-lounge tunes from an acoustic duo are an elegant complement to the chats and chuckles of friends and family catching up as they enjoy cold drinks and canapés.
Hiring an acoustic duo for the daytime section of your day helps give a flow to proceedings. It will also keep guests entertained while you’re busy meeting, greeting, and having your official photographs taken.
Evening Wedding Reception Music
Acoustic duos can change gears and get the party going with a lively evening set. Some even offer the option of adding a percussionist to deliver that driving beat to get everyone dancing. Other duos supply a DJ service to take your party into the early hours.
Hiring an acoustic duo for your evening wedding entertainment has many advantages. For a start, hiring a duo is less pricey than booking a wedding band. Duos also work well in venues with limited performance space and are ideal for venues with sound limiters.
Acoustic Duo Acts
A pair of exceptionally talented singers and guitarists, The Jetters put their own unique twist on all the biggest songs from throughout the years. Having featured on Strictly Come Dancing and worked with artists like McFly and Aloe Blacc, The Jetters are an exceptional acoustic duo who’ll give you a stunning performance on your big day.
The Peaky Blinders
Quirky and charismatic, The Peaky Blinders are a fun and folky twosome. They’ll put a smile on everyone’s face with their feel-good renditions of songs by an eclectic mix of artists, including Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Mumford and Sons and R Kelly.
This hugely popular acoustic duo features silky smooth lead vocals, sensational guitar-work and clever use of loop and harmony pedals to give the feel and sound of a full band. Swan Duo’s diverse repertoire spans pop, rock, soul and Motown, ideal for a mixed wedding crowd.
Mona Vale Acoustics
Featuring two impressive guitarists, Mona Vale Acoustics specialise in energetic acoustic interpretations of songs from throughout the decades, including contemporary chart tunes by the likes of Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and The Chainsmokers.
An acoustic duo with a difference, Limerence combine beautiful vocals with amazing guitar, piano and ukulele for a truly unique sound. Limerence are equally comfortable performing quiet lounge music and floor-filling party hits, making them an outstanding booking for the entirety of your wedding celebrations.
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