Services From D&L Acoustic Duo
Duncan Howlett - Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar
D&L Acoustic Duo are a dynamic duo available to hire for all kinds of events. They also offer Duncan as a solo fingerstyle guitarist.
Made of singer Lizzy and guitarist Duncan Howlett they play a wide variety of acoustic arrangements of classic & contemporary songs. Lizzy & Duncan have a vast experience in the music industry having studied, performed & taught for many years in a variety of different projects.
The pair met when they moved to Brighton to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and have been working together ever since. They played in some of Brighton’s best original bands, including the 8 piece original funk band The Grand Majestic who played at many prestigious venues & events including supporting The Brand New Heavies at Brighton’s Komedia, the Californian funk legends Breakestra at Brighton’s Concorde 2 & playing at London’s Lovebox Music Festival.
They have worked as an acoustic covers duo for many years entertaining at some of the best Wedding and live music venues in the South. All the time that they have spent working together has created a great dynamic between them which is portrayed in the music, making their duo a great and exciting addition to any event.
Their repertoire is vast spanning the decades and genres and they are always willing to personalise their set around your event including any special requests you have. With top quality equipment, including a Mackie PA rig, they have all the equipment needed to provide a great sound at your event.
You can book the duo, or Duncan as a solo guitarist, or create a bespoke package mixing the two..
Brian John Baylis• Oct. 6, 2019
From the very outset Duncan was highly organised an an excellent communicator. He arrived in good time to set up and his performance was outstanding and well received by everyone. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
James Mcleish• Aug. 30, 2019
Perfect, they were just amazing and we had a brilliant time.
Robin Chappell• July 27, 2019
From start to finish Lizzy and Duncan were superb - outstanding performance!
vicki gibbons• June 29, 2019
Lizzie was awesome we loved her!!!
Tom• Sept. 2, 2017
Lizzie and Duncan provided the perfect music to our wedding. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.
We heard the duo perform at a wedding that we attended and I knew after listening to them that this the band that we needed to hire for when our wedding comes around. We talked with them here and there before the wedding and discussed our plans and desires while also recommending a number of songs to play for the ceremony. Lizzy did a great job with rehearsing the songs and sending us samples of how they were progressing with learning them before our big day. All that hard work paid off on the actual day as they sounded amazing and filled the stage with so much great music. What's more is that our guests were especially happy with their work and thought they were beautiful too. I am very grateful that they were there for our big day and that they worked so hard to make it so unique.
How long do you play for?
We usually perform anything from an hour up to 3 x 50 min sets. We love to create a bespoke package for each occasion.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have a great quality PA that can be adapted for different setups. We have basic white up lighting when needed but do not provide lighting as standard.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes. All our equipment has been PAT tested and we are fully covered.
How much space do you require?
We have a variety of different setups that can cater for different sized events, from a small acoustic amp, up to an 800 watt PA. We can therefore be quite flexible in terms of space, but we would advise a minimum of 3m x 2m
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We love to learn special requests, arrangement dependent, and to personalise our sets around your favourite songs/artists.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We usually have a short break at the end of each hour of performance. This of course will vary depending on the timings of the day.
7 years - Lukas Graham
A thousand years - Christina Perri
All of me - John Legend
Amazed - Lonestar
At your feet - Counting Crows
Baby can I hold you - Tracy Chapman
Back for good - Take That
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Beggin' - Frankie Valli
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Blackbird - The Beatles
Bonfire Hearts - James Blunt
Breakfast at Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Close to you - The Carpenters
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Corner of the earth - Jamiroquai
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Count on me - Bruno Mars
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Crazy Love - Michael Buble
Cry to me - Solomon Burke
Dance with me tonight - Olly Murs
Diamonds - Rihanna
Dirty Man - Joss Stone
Don’t love you no more - Craig David
Don't stop me now - Queen
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Easy - The Commodores
Everything - Michael Buble
Faith - George Michael
Feel my love - Adele
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Fell in love with a boy - Joss Stone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Firework - Katy Perry
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Forget You - Gnarls Barkley
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Greatest Day - Take That
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Head over feet - Alanis Morisette
Heaven - Brian Adams
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hero - Enrique Englesius
Hey ho - The Lumineers
Hey ya - Obadiah Parker
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher Love - Steve Winwood
Hold back the river - James Bay
Hold it down - Quantic Soul Orchestra
Hotel California - The Eagles
How we do - Rita Ora
I believe in a thing called love - Lemar
I can see clearly now - Johnny Nash
I can't help falling in love with you - UB40
I will wait - Mumford & Sons
I wish - Stevie Wonder
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free - Nina Simone
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Is this love - Bob Marley
It's not unusual - Tom Jones
I've just seen a face - The Beatles
James Dean - Daniel Bedingfield
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Killing me softly - Roberta Flack
Kiss - Prince
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Let her go - Passenger
Let it go - James Bay
Let me love you - Mario
Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Lovely day - Bill Withers
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Man in the mirror - Michael Jackson
Marry me - Jason Derulo
Marry you - Bruno Mars
Miniature Disasters - KT Tunstall
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moves Live Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
My girl - The Temptations
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
One - Ed Sheeran
One day like this - Elbow
Pencil full of lead - Paulo Nutini
People get ready - Eva Cassidy
Perfect - Pink
Pricetag - Jessie J
Put your records on - Corinne Bailey Rae
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Red red wine - UB40
Roll to me - Del Amitri
Rude - Magic
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Reading
Some kind of wonderful - Joss Stone
Somebody that I used to know - Gotye
Son of a preacher man - Dusty Springfield
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Steal my Kisses - Ben Harper
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Stuck in the middle with you - Steelers Wheel
Stuck on you - Lionel Ritchie
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Sweat (a lalala long) - Inner Circle
Sweet child of mine - Guns & Roses
Take your mama out - Scissor Sisters
Talking about a revolution - Tracy Chapman
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
That's what makes you beautiful - One Direction
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
The remedy - Jason Mraz
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Time after time - Eva Cassidy
Titanium - David Guetta
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Wade in the water - Eva Cassidy
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Walking in memphis - Mark Cohn
Wasn't expecting that - Jamie Lawson
Wayfaring Stranger - Eva Cassidy
We found love - Rihanna
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You are so beautiful to me - Joe Cocker
Young Hearts run free - Candi Staton
Your Song - Elton John
..this list is constantly being updated..