Blue Skies Duo

from£495

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Blue Skies Duo are a stylish violin and guitar duo playing gypsy jazz, tango and pop.

They’re a class act with plenty of experience: highlights of their career to date have included performing at a private dinner party for Prince William and Kate, playing at a reception for Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Gary Barlow, and accompanying Mojo Award-winning blues artist Seasick Steve in a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The band are also festival regulars, having played at Glastonbury, Reading, Bestival and Latitude.

Greatly in demand as session musicians, these talented instrumentalists have performed with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Mumford and Sons, Ellie Goulding and Paloma Faith. They've also appeared on prime time TV in the X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and the Royal Variety Show.

Blue Skies Duo have also played the Hammersmith Apollo and The Roundhouse in Camden; had airtime on Radio 1 and Radio 2 and have performed at countless events both in the UK and internationally and corporate clients have included Redbull and The Sunday Times, and hotels such as The Lanesborough, Landmark and Hilton.

They're equally at home playing light background music or raising the rooftops with some daredevil gypsy numbers. From Django to tango, taking in plenty of pop and jazz favourites along the way, Blue Skies Duo play with vitality and flair and offer a unique flavour for any event.

Performance info

Line-up Violin; guitar
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets

Booking options

Add double bass
Add £185
Upgrade to a 3-piece line-up for extra impact
Extra performances
Add £100
Extend the band's performances by half an hour

Ain't Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Of Me
All Of Me – Frank Sinatra
All The Single Ladies – Beyonce
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
Autumn Leaves
Babylon – David Gray
Bear Necessities
Beautiful Love
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Blackbird – Paul Mccartney
Blue Drag
Blue Moon
Brahms Hungarian Dance
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Brown–eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Caravan
Chanson De Matin – Elgar
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Czardas – Monti
Daphne
Dirty Old Town – Pogues
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Douce Ambiance
Dream A Little Dream – Mamas And Papas
Easy (Like Sunday Morning) – Lionel Richie
Eternal Flame – Bangles
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Girl From Ipanema
Godfather Theme
Here Comes The Bride
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Here There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
House Of The Rising Sun
How Insensitive
I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
La Vie En Rose
Lady Be Good
Layla – Eric Clapton
Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes)
Libertango
Losing My Religion – Rem
Makin’ Whoopee – Gershwin
Manha De Carnival
Minor Swing
Minuet – Boccherini
Misty
Moon River
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mrs. Robinson
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Norwegian Wood – Beatles
Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Raindrops Are Falling On My Head
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Salut D’amour
Someday My Prince Will Come
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Summertime – Gershwin
Take Five
Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
Tea For Two
Tetris Theme
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
Valerie – Zutons/Amy Winehouse
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Perfect blend of old and new in a fun, gypsy jazz style - our guests loved it! Really professional and all our family and friends thought they were fantastic. Thanks to Function Central for their assistance in booking this great band.”

Pete & Diane, Wedding in Sussex, September 2019

“Friday evening was very special for all of us but made all the more so by you and Nick, with your beautiful playing. Thank you so much for coming so far to a funny little barn to play for a group of dear old people! You were both so utterly charming, gentle and divine, you couldn't have been more wonderful. In fact we all felt that without you the atmosphere would have lacked the magic ingredient! You chose perfect pieces to play and you both looked so glamorous, and in asking for absolutely no attention for yourselves you gave everything to us, you really were just fabulous. You deserve in every way to reach the skies!”

Susie, 80th Birthday Party, Gloucestershire, April 2016

“Excellent act!! Arrived in plenty of time for the gig, contacted us beforehand to ask for our requirements and were very pleasant to all our guests and venue staff.”

Ishbel, Wedding, London August 2016

“The band were great, arriving on time, listening to our brief and playing brilliantly. They were very entertaining and our guests were very happy with their performances. They added some great style to the event.”

Jessica, Corporate event, London, December 2016

“We hired Blue Skies Duo to play during our Wedding Breakfast - we'd been to many Weddings recently and wanted something completely different to the standard pianist/harpist - Blue Skies Duo delivered a vitalising change and the crowd absolutely loved them! Everyone complimented us on having something completely different. They performed a range of songs, old & new - but all with their own spin on it. Absolutely amazing!! We even had guests get up and dance during the meal!”

Garth, Wedding, Longridge, May 2019

“We were extremely satisfied with Blue Skies Duo. They were very friendly and helpful prior to the event. They arrived on time and raised no issues regarding their location. They played most exciting and evocative music which gave our party a special flavor. Again they were friendly and flexible and happy to play special requests. Many guests were most impressed!!”

Paul, Private Party, London, September 2018

“We were really satisfied with Blue Skies Duo. They were really lovely and their music was beautiful!!!”

Samuele, Private Party, London, January 2017

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