Fab Musical Duos for Your Event - Part II

September 21, 2016

If you’re looking to book a band or musical act for your event, sometimes less is more. If you only have ten people at your private party, you might not need that talented six-piece and something more intimate may be the way to go. Following on from Part I of our look at fab musical duos to hire for your event, here is the second and final rundown of talented couples on our website. This list shouldn’t be seen as exhaustive – there are many more acts who don’t feature on our site – so please do get in touch if there’s an act you’re looking to hire.

Petit Bijoux

An acoustic French Chanson duo who perform a repertoire from the vintage era of Edith Piaf through to modern French artists including Vanessa Paradis, this collaboration provides beautifully unique performances alongside a truly unique setlist. Perfect for weddings and more laid back events, Petit Bijoux will delight your guests with their tranquil sound.

Emily & James

 Offering a number of different performance options from gentle background music for drinks receptions through to a full recital, Emily & James are a fantastic combination of piano and vocals, with the vocals not ordinarily being used for modern pop songs but for tunes from musical theatre with an accompanying acting performance to go with it! Irreverent and fun in equal measure, Emily and James are the perfect accompaniment to help you let your hair down.

One Plus One

 Guitarist Billy and vocalist Jess combine to form One Plus One, a soothing and professional duo who perform a repertoire that comprises pop and soul right through to bossa nova! As well as performing on lead vocals, Jess also plays percussion whilst Billy can provide backing vocals to produce a full bodied sound. One Plus One have been performing at restaurants, bars, weddings and corporate parties for over four years and can suit their style to your very special event.

The Balanas Sisters

 There’s nothing to be said about the Balanas Sisters that hasn’t already been said! Latvian sisters Kristine and Margarita Balanas are exceptionally gifted string musicians who have played some of the finest venues all over the world. Their high impact violin and cello duet is a sophisticated affair that is suitable for all manner of events and is sure to stun your guests. If you’re looking for that little bit of wow factor, the Balanas Sisters are a wonderful choice.


For those who’d like a little musical comedy at their event, Abandoman are a brilliant choice. Able to count a Musical Comedy Award to their name, this act comprises Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox and provides hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed in front of their audience. Critically-acclaimed by The Times, the group encourage suggestions to show off their incredible wit, which will wow your guests, who may even be invited on stage.


 A strolling acoustic string duo, Wing consists of two virtuoso violinists who are able to wander about the room rather than stay static like most string ensembles. Wing have been a huge hit at corporate events, with guests particularly enjoying the fact that the music comes to them rather than the other way around! Perfect for providing atmospheric background music at your party.


 Bamditto are an experienced and versatile acoustic guitar and vocals duo available for all manner of events and functions. With an exciting and energetic performance combined with a humorous charm and easy going attitude, they have assured their popularity throughout the London and UK scene.


A young and dynamic duo who perform their own arrangements of current pop songs, Acoustik are a fresh and modern choice for background music at your event. With a repertoire that includes the likes of Sam Smith, Rihanna and Jessie Ware, there’s certainly going to be at least one song to which you can tap your toes!

Bounder & Cad

A raffishly cabaret duo whom Downing Street had to sensor, Bounder & Cad can provide sassy lyrics to jazzy tunes which will have your guests rolling in the aisles. Classically trained at Cambridge University, the duo write and perform parodies of classic songs that fit right in with a repertoire that also consists of jazz favourites and cabaret originals. To add to their appeal, Bounder & Cad can also take requests!

Ryan & Johnny

Ryan & Johnny began collaborating in 2014, creating an eclectic repertoire of acoustic covers of both popular and lesser known songs from various artists including Paolo Nutini, Randy Newman, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles and many more. With great personalities that are sure to engage your guests, Ryan & Johnny are a fantastic proposition for your party, event or wedding.

For more information on any of our music acts featured in this list or on our site, then please feel free to contact us using the details below.



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By Henry Fosdike