McVicker is a duo that plays acoustically or to backing tracks, playing covers that you would expect to hear at a party or wedding. Music ranges from 1950s through to current releases and tends to be rock/ pop. When we play to backing tracks they are very high quality and we pay great attention to detail to ensure that the sound is much fuller than traditionally associated with a duo.
We have played numerous pubs, clubs, weddings, Christmas parties and birthday celebrations and have so far got all of our work through referrals. We have been repeatedly booked by some large corporate organisations for various events including Towers Watson, Capita and Axa. As you can see all financial services companies booked by referral. We use a 1,200 Watt PA system which is large enough for most venues and we also provide our own lighting rig. All our equipment is PAT tested and we carry our own liability insurance.
Leon Varnals• Nov. 10, 2018
Excellent, had everybody up. Peter and Dan are two great guys, easy to get along with. People danced all night, highly recommended.
Michael Morton• Sept. 5, 2017
The guys were brilliant. They turned up in good time to get set-up, solving an electrical supply problem along the way. They played 2 sets of about an hour each at a sensible sound level, playing popular numbers which were well received by the party guests who wanted to dance or just listen. Peter and Dan were very pleasant and easy to work with and did exactly what was required, communicating with the audience and playing & singing to a high standard. I know at least one guest asked for their details and I would not hesitate to hire them again.
firstname.lastname@example.org• May 31, 2018
"What a fantastic group, made our night. Peter & Dan are two great guys, singers and musicians, brilliant communication asked what music we wanted couldn’t be more helpful, honestly can’t say enough how great they are. Would definitely book again
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
We are a duo that plays a range of popular cover songs from the fifties to the present day, acoustically or using backing tracks to give a full live sound.
What are the highlights of your career?
Winning battle of the bands at the O2 Islington "Mallowsteet Rocks" (winner 2013, runner up 2016) we raised £4,000 for Cancer Research in the process from ticket sales.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We are very versatile as a duo we can play acoustic sets, loud rock sets, party tunes, and also switch to DJ if parties want to carry on into the night.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Pubs, weddings, parties and corporate functions.
Who are your previous clients?
Corporate clients: Towers Watson, Capita and AXA. Pubs: Too many to mention all but most popular at the Harrow, Warlingham and the Swan, West Wickham. Private parties and school fairs.
How can event planners pay for your services?
We have never used event planners before as we have never advertised previously
How long do you play for?
We have in the past played live music for up to 4 hours.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
We can play in fairly confined spaces but obviously prefer a bit of leg room
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If you give us enough notice and it’s a song that generally fits in with the genres of music we play, then it’s highly likely. It’s rare we do a Taylor Swift song though.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Normally only one, at least ten mins, its down to the event planner / host and we would work with you.
We can build a setlist to suit your tastes and can add requests if required, new songs are being added all the time but this gives you an idea of the songs we have played over the past few years..
ABBA - Does Your Mother Know?
Bryan Adams & Mel C - When You're Gone (Pete does the Mel C bit, obviously)
Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator
Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Avicii - Wake Me Up
The Beatles - Day Tripper
The Beatles - Help
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Back In The USSR
The Beatles - Lady Madonna
Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow
The Black Crowes - Hard to Handle
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Blur - Parklife
Blur - Song 2
Blur - Boys & Girls (or Girls & Boys, whichever way you want to say it)
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars - Runaway Baby
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Ed Sheeran - Sing
Elvis Costello - Oliver’s Army
Elvis Presley - Little Less Conversation
Faith No More - From Out Of Nowhere
Faith No More - Easy
Foo Fighters - Times Like These
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Free - All Right Now
George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag (Theme from Reservoir Dogs)
Green Day - Basket Case
Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas
Gun - Word Up
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
INXS - Need You Tonight
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
Tom Jones & The Stereophonics - Mama Told Me
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
The Killers - Somebody Told Me
The Killers - When You Were Young
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
The Kinks - Lola
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Kula Shaker - Hush
Madness - Baggy Trousers
Madness - It Must Be Love
Michael Jackson - Beat It
The Monkees - I’m A Believer
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Mud - Tiger Feet
Nickelback - How you Remind Me
Oasis - Roll With It
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Ocean Colour Scene - The Riverboat Song
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Otis Redding - (Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
The Pogues & Kirsty McColl - Fairytale Of New York
The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Pulp - Disco 2000
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Radiohead - Creep
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
REM - Shiny Happy People
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
Robert Palmer - Bad Case Of Loving You
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
Shakin’ Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone
Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Simple Minds - Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
Status Quo - Rocking All Over the World
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Take That - Shine
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
T.Rex - 20th Century Boy
U2 - With Or Without You
U2 - Beautiful Day
U2 - Vertigo
The Who - My Generation
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
ZZ Top - La Grange
ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin’