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LeLounge Acoustic Duo

Manchester

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from £ 320

Use the below as a rough guide, but always contact us whatever your budget - it's possible we may be able to come up with something for you
South Manchester Area Wedding Breakfast/Wedding Service: £420
South Manchester Area Weekend Parties: £380
South Manchester Area Weekday Parties: £320

Add Ons:
Classical Guitar: 60 mins £75
Wedding Singer: 60 mins £75
DJ service (up to Midnight) start no earlier than 7:30: £70


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Personnel

Laura-Jayne Hunter (Lead Vocals):
Laura-Jayne trained in voice and performing arts at Manchester's Capitol Theatre before fronting indie-pop outfit Mia and covers band The Sun Band. Over the last few years she has been inundated with demand for her solo act 'Indie Lounge', comprising alternative chilled down versions of popular songs of all genres and is also lead vocalist with wedding and function band LeFunk! Her versatile vocals have led to many varied bookings throughout her career at venues including Band on the Wall, the Free Trade Hall and Manchester's Comedy Store (as a singer, not comedian!), along with countless function rooms at wedding venues up and down the country. Laura is also a busy vocal coach.

Dave Carter (Guitar/Backing Vocals):
Dave has been playing guitar since the 80s when he formed his first originals band as a teenager. He founded and performed with various function bands in Birmingham in the 80s onward, playing at major hotels and venues in the Midlands. He now performs in several formats, solo, with the function band LeFunk! and with the LeLounge Acoustic Duo. Dave is a versatile guitarist with a love of many genres. He has played in Jazz and Jazz Funk bands at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Cinnamon Club, Llangollen Pavilion Theatre and many Wedding and Party venues around the North West with function bands. He also teaches guitar and has the Grade 8 ABRSM classical guitar qualification.

An enchanting addition to your wedding breakfast or cocktail party, LeLounge Acoustic Duo's chilled acoustic arrangements of popular songs ranging from swing, bossa, country and folk to indie, soul, motown, rock and contemporary hits will charm and entertain your guests.

Fantastic singer Laura effortlessly interacts with any audience combining perfectly with Dave's meticulous guitar arrangements and backing vocals. Their extensive repertoire allows them to adapt on the fly from subtle background music to audience participation sing alongs and dancing. Clients can even choose their favourite songs in advance from the repertoire or select a new song (e.g. first dance) for performance on the day at no extra charge.

Dave and Laura first began performing together in 2010 and now have hundreds of previous weddings, functions, birthdays, restaurants and bars experience.

Various wedding and party package add ons are available:
Party Duo (Professional Backing tracks, live electric guitar and vocals, disco lights)
DJ Service (To take you through to the end of your party, with powerful high quality PA and Disco Lights)
Classical Guitar (Dave has ABRSM Grade 8 and will perform on an amplified Nylon String Classical Guitar)
Wedding Singer (Laura can perform solo from a repertoire of 100s of songs using backing tracks)

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Repertoire (2018)
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Older Eras
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Blue Moon - Marcels
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Fly Me to The Moon - Bart Howard
Girl From Ipanema - Carlos Jobim
Lady is a Tramp - Rodgers Hart
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

60s
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Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Buttercup - The Foundations
Catch The Wind - Donovan
I Feel Fine - Beatles
I Feel Good - James Brown
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye
I'll Be There - The Four Tops
Light My Fire - Doors
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Yesterday - Beatles
You Can't Hurry Love - Supremes

70s
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Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blackbird - Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Franki Valli
Dancing Queen - Abba
Disco Inferno - Trammps
How Deep is Your Love - Beegees
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
Twentieth Century Boy - Marc Bolan

80s, 90s
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Every Breath You Take - Police
Faith - George Michael
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
I'll Be There For You - Rembrandts
Mad World - Tears For Fears
More Than Words - Extreme
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Parklife - Blur
Power of Love - Huey Lewis
Promise - Radiohead
Red Red Wine - UB40
Sing It Back - Moloko
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Faith - George Michael
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Step On - Happy Mondays
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay

Contemporary
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All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
From Eden - Hozier
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Happy - Pharrell Williams
If I DIdn't Know Better - Civil Wars
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Yourself - Ed Sheeran/Bieber
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Riptide - Vance Joy
Smile - Lily Allen
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinkin' Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

Set Lengths
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We're flexible but normally perform:
2 x 60 minutes or
3 x 40 minutes or
2 x 45 minutes or
1 x 90 minutes

DJ Service Add On
If you want to dance to louder music for the rest of the evening we can provide all the recorded music you'll need with a DJ service, disco, lighting and your own microphone for speeches and announcements. We'll build your ideal playlists in advance and bring thousands of hits to satisfy your guests’ requests on the day.

Party Duo
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We can also perform classic dance hits at higher volume with live vocals and electric guitar accompanied by self produced backing tracks. We will bring a more powerful PA and disco lighting if this option is required. Some of our customers like us to start softly with the acoustic duo and switch to the sound of a full band when their guests are in the mood for dancing! This format makes use of backing tracks.

Wedding First Dance or Special Requests
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Let us know if you would like us to perform a song that isn't in LeLounge's current repertoire. This could be your first dance, or a special song for the occasion.

Public Liability and Emergency Cover
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We have Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million, Our electrical equipment is PAT tested each year. For peace of mind we have deputy musicians to cover for emergencies.

Planning, Clothing, Playing
As experienced professional wedding and function musicians we will always dress smartly when performing. Performance times can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, buffets, raffle results or speeches and arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests. Set up time is normally twenty minutes, and we require an area of around 2m x 2m.


Classical Guitar Add On
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Classical Guitar pieces can be performed by Dave (ABRSM Grade 8) during the welcome drinks or wedding ceremony. This is perfect as background music.

Wedding Singer Add On
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Laura Jayne Hunter has performed as a solo wedding singer for over 15 years and can sing solo using backing tracks during any phase of your event, performing anything from easy listening and swing to popular dance hits.

Testimonials:
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We have been so lucky to have them regularly as one of our featured acts. They have developed quite a following. Laura has a fabulous voice, is passionate about her music and has a personality that gets the audience eating out of her hand
(John Leutton, Oddfellows, Mellor, Spring 2018, Bar/Restaurant)

Just got back from honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you . Everyone at the wedding has commented on how fantastic you were. Will highly recommend you, our wedding wouldn't have been the same without you. Excellent!!!!!
(Laura Yates - Wedding, Windy Harbour, Glossop, October 2017)

Dave and Laura, thank you so much for a fantastic night on Saturday. Everyone loved it, as I knew they would. Look forward to finding another event to book with you!
(Townscliffe Golf Club Annual Dinner, Carol Butler, June 2016)

Hi guys, just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic music you played at our wedding reception on Saturday. We had a brilliant night and loved the first dance. You did a great job.
(Alex Reis - Wedding, August 2015, Cedar Tree Newhay)

Thank you so much for helping to make it such a special night for me. Loved your music and Laura's chat with my family and friends. Faultless vocals and great choice of music.
(Carol - Birthday Party, Garden Party, COmpstall, July 2013)

What can I say about Laura Jayne Hunter apart from how fantastic she was. Laura made our event so special with her amazingly talented vocals. If you haven't heard her voice all I can say is you MUST
(Sally Barnett, Press and Fundraising Officer, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, Charity Ball, Shrigley Hall, 2011)

Previous Clients Include:
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Hundreds of Private Weddings (various Locations)
The Royal Air Force
Grosvenor Casinos
Stockport Council
Adelphi Group
Tyco Awards Night
West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce
Training Plus Hairdressing
Llangollen Pavilion
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
BLISS
Tattonbury Festival
Cheshire Explorer Scouts
Fresh Nightclub Macclesfield
Birthdays (Various Hotels)
Bars & clubs in Manchester/Cheshire

Function & Wedding Band Soul & Motown Band Acoustic Band Live Music Duo Folk Band Pop Party Band Country Band Rock Band Live music band


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FAQ

The Venue has a Sound Limiter is this a Problem?
Not at all - the duo can perform at any volume
What are the minimum power Requirements?
The duo require at least 1 13 amp sockets within 10m of the performance area.
What sort of Venues will the Duo Play At?
They'll consider any venue as long as there is power and adequate protection from the elements. they've played at just about every conceivable type of venue from intimate house parties and cosy bar corners to major hotel suites, festivals and theatres.
Can a Guest Get Up and sing With the them?
Yes, as long as they know in advance who and which song they want to sing. When the duo reach the point in the evening where they play that song they'll give them a big introduction and invite them up on stage. In everyone's interest the duo will never accept impromptu requests by audience members to get up on stage with them during a performance
It's a Black Tie Function. Will the Duo Dress Accordingly?
Yes. No matter where the duo play they are always smartly clothed but for a black tie event the duo will certainly wear formal evening attire if requested
What about music between the band's sets?
There are several options. By default the duo will provide you with recorded background music through their PA or you can plug your own mp3 player or laptop in to their PA.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We need a break of ten minutes minimum between sets. The maximum set length we play without a break is 90 minutes.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Of course, providing we have sufficient notice, please let us know. If you want us to perform a specific song in our repertoire during a particular phase of the evening that's fine too! If you don't want us to play any particular songs from our repertoire - again just let us know.
How much space do you require?
A minimum of 2m x 1.5m. The setup is two speakers on stands, perhaps with a couple of small floor lights (if appropriate), a guitar and amplifier, a stool, and two microphones on stands.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, one of us is a qualified PAT Tester so equipment is checked regularly. We both hold PLI of Ten Million Pounds each
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes we are fully self contained
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes we are fully self contained
How long do you play for?
We're flexible but normally perform: 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes or 2 x 45 minutes or 1 x 90 minutes Where additional options such as classical guitar, acoustic duo or solo wedding singer have been booked for the earlier part of an event, duration is generally up to 90 minutes. Where a Laptop DJ service is included, this will be provided throughout the evening while the duo is not playing, and the content can be tailored to your requirements (playlists built in advance)
How can event planners pay for your services?
Payment is by cheque or direct bank transfer. Paypal can be used with a slight surcharge to cover Credit Card processing costs. We normally ask for a 20% deposit in advance and the balance payment on the event day or before. We send signed booking contracts out at time of requesting the deposit, and ask you to countersign and return one booking form to us along with the deposit payment.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Payment is by cheque or direct bank transfer. Paypal can be used with a slight surcharge to cover Credit Card processing costs. We normally ask for a 20% deposit in advance and the balance payment on the event day or before. We send signed booking contracts out at time of requesting the deposit, and ask you to countersign and return one booking form to us along with the deposit payment.
Who are your previous clients?
Most previous clients are individuals and couples who have hired us to perform at function rooms in hotels, sports clubs or theatres. Some other notable clients include: The RAF, DW Stadium, Wigan Athletic, Adelphi Group, Stockport Council, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, Tyco, Manchester 231 and Grosvenor Casinos, The Scouts (Tatton Park) Channel4 TV
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We've played weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and awards nights, garden parties, charity balls, christmas banquets, theatres, ticketed New Year's Eve parties, retirement parties, nightclubs, festivals and quality bars and clubs
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We've played weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and awards nights, garden parties, charity balls, christmas banquets, theatres, ticketed New Year's Eve parties, retirement parties, nightclubs, festivals and quality bars and clubs Who are your previous clients?
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Our flexibility and versatility - allows us to provide musical entertainment for a wide range of budgets. We have the ability to provide all the music you could want for your function, from classical guitar or acoustic duo in the early phases, perhaps a wedding singer during your meal, background music, DJ service and party duo for the dancing phase of the event. Laura Jayne Hunter always gets everyone in the audience involved so you can guarantee a memorable night of interaction between the duo and guests as well as top quality live performances.
What are the highlights of your career?
We've played at Llangollen Pavilion, performed on the same bill as famous comedians, been approached for TV appearances, appeared on the same stage as Shakatak, and have played at some of the most beautiful wedding venues around the UK.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
We're an enchanting addition to your wedding breakfast or cocktail party. Our chilled acoustic arrangements of popular songs ranging from swing, bossa, country and folk to indie, soul, motown, rock and contemporary hits will charm and entertain your guests. Fantastic singer Laura effortlessly interacts with any audience combining perfectly with Dave's meticulous guitar arrangements and backing vocals. Their extensive repertoire allows them to adapt on the fly from subtle background music to audience participation sing alongs and dancing. Clients can even choose their favourite songs in advance from the repertoire or select a new song (e.g. first dance) for performance on the day at no extra charge.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Payment is by cheque or direct bank transfer. Paypal can be used with a slight surcharge to cover Credit Card processing costs. We normally ask for a 20% deposit in advance and the balance payment on the event day or before. We send signed booking contracts out at time of requesting the deposit, and ask you to countersign and return one booking form to us along with the deposit payment.




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