Take Two

from£350

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Take Two are a highly skilled & award-winning jazz duo based in London who are guaranteed to lend a sophisticated soundtrack to any event.

Made up of two highly acclaimed and experienced musicians, Take Two have played at countless weddings and private parties, performing for a host of well-known clients such as Elton John and Lord and Lady Sainsbury, as well as for a private party hosting HM The Queen Elizabeth II.

Guitarist Alex graduated from the masters programme at London's Royal Academy of Music with distinction in 2011, where he was awarded the Elton John Scholarship, the Scott Philbrick Jazz Scholarship and the John Baker Memorial Prize.

Since then he has released a debut album to critical acclaim, with glowing reviews in the likes of The Guardian, Guitarist magazine and Jazzwise magazine.

His 24-date album release tour was supported by Arts Council England and included performances at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Pizza Express Dean Street. He has also performed extensively with the world-renowned CBSO.

Saxophonist Matt released his debut album in 2015 on the Jellymould Jazz label to widespread critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 3, alongside a 13-date UK tour.

Winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2017, he performs regularly across the UK and internationally, with recent appearances in New Zealand and Scandinavia.

Matt also graduated from the jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music with distinction and is a recipient of the George Drexler Foundation Scholarship.

Performance info

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

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add vocalist
Add £215
For lead vocals and a varied repertoire
Add double bass
Add £215
For toe-tapping bass lines and rhythms
Add drums
Add £215
Recommended for dancing

Jazz

A Foggy Day
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Days of Wine and Roses
Fly Me to the Moon
Have you met Miss Jones?
How Deep is the Ocean?
I Remember You
I’ll be Seeing You
If I Should Lose You
If I Were a Bell
It Could Happen to You
It Had To Be You
Just Friends
Like Someone in Love
Love For Sale
Night and Day
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Skylark
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Someday my Prince will Come
St. Thomas
Stella by Starlight
Summertime
Take Five
Take the ‘A’ Train
Tea for Two
The Lady is a Tramp
The Song is You
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Way You Look Tonight
Watermelon Man
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Willow Weep for Me
You Stepped out of a Dream

Ballads

‘Round Midnight
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
Cry me a River
Georgia on my Mind
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Lover Man
My Funny Valentine
Nancy (with the laughing face)
Star Dust
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
What’s New?
When Sunny Gets Blue
You Don’t Know What Love Is

Bossa Nova

Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
Desafinado
The Girl from Ipanema
How Insensitive
Wave

Pop (by request)

Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Christmas Songs

Here Comes Santa Claus
In the Bleak Midwinter
Jingle Bells
O' Tannenbaum (O' Christmas Tree)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
The Holly and the Ivy
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
White Christmas

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.

“Our company is very happy with the music from the act, it provided just the nice atmosphere we were hoping for our event at Passenger Terminal Expo. They were very nice and easy going. We recommend Take Two for anybody who is looking for a small-scale jazz act that can bring a feel-good ambience to your event.”

Sandra, Passenger Terminal Expo, ExceL, London, March 2019

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