The Bearded Acoustic Duo

Chester, Cheshire
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Price from: £400

Tony Hassall and Jon Fellowes met studying Popular Music at the University of Chester, and immediately bonded over their shared interest in facial hair, fine tweed waistcoats and the collected B-sides of 70’s Swedish pop sensation, Abba.
Upon graduation, both embarked upon their respective careers as professional musicians. This lead to them playing in foreign and exotic countries, backing award-winning artists, teaching in public & private schools and playing on records receiving airplay all over the world.
Independently, they have played at venues like the Liverpool Cavern Club, London Hippodrome Casino, Manchester United’s Old Trafford Football Stadium, Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Aintree Racecourse, BBC Media City Salford and toured in the state of Minas Gerais, south-west Brazil. They have also shared bills/supported the likes of The Kooks, Paul Carrack, Peter Hook and The Light (Joy Division) and Albert Hammond Junior (The Strokes).
Now reunited, and playing a select set of their favourite acoustic pop/rock covers, they utilise all this collective experience (and healthy sense of humour) to make your event the best it can possibly be!
Available for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Corporate events and any other functions.

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Sue

April 7, 2017

"“I just wanted to thank you and Tony so very much for a fantastic evening last Wednesday – I hope that you did not get back home too late! You are both amazing musicians !! so many of our team said what a fabulous way to end such a challenging day with a good old sing song! Once again, thank you for a simply fabulous evening – truly memorable.”

Sue, Dell Computers (Corporate Event)"

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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Acoustic duo playing their favourite pop/rock covers with a healthy sense of humour!
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Tony Hassall and Jon Fellowes met studying Popular Music at the University of Chester, and immediately bonded over their shared interest in facial hair, fine tweed waistcoats and the collected B-sides of 70’s Swedish pop sensation, Abba. Upon graduation, both embarked upon their respective careers as professional musicians. This lead to them playing in foreign and exotic countries, backing award-winning artists, teaching in public & private schools and playing on records receiving airplay all over the world. Independently, they have played at venues like the Liverpool Cavern Club, London Hippodrome Casino, Manchester United’s Old Trafford Football Stadium, Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Aintree Racecourse, BBC Media City Salford and toured in the state of Minas Gerais, south-west Brazil. They have also shared bills/supported the likes of The Kooks, Paul Carrack, Peter Hook and The Light (Joy Division) and Albert Hammond Junior (The Strokes). Now reunited, and playing a select set of their favourite acoustic pop/rock covers, they utilise all this collective experience (and healthy sense of humour) to make your event the best it can possibly be!
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    A varied repertoire and extremely versatile musicians. We also have the USP of being able to add renowned Percussionist Daniel J. Logan (Thea Gilmour, Emily Maguire, Ashley Fayth)
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, corporate events, birthday parties and many other functions and events.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    We've played for everyone! From huge companies (like Dell Computers) to private house parties in living rooms and, ofcourse, plenty of happy couples!
  • How long do you play for?
    Typically, we do two sets of 45 minutes. However, this is flexible dependent on your plans.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes.
  • How much space do you require?
    As an acoustic duo, we can be pretty flexible with space and can usually squeeze into the smallest of settings.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Ofcourse! As an acoustic duo, we'll happily do live lounge-esq covers of your favourite tunes. Please remember to ask in advance though, as it gives us time to learn and rehearse the song.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    If we're performing 2 sets of 45 minutes, we'll typically take a break of about 15 minutes in the middle. However, this can be flexible dependent on the timings of your event.


Set List/Services

TBAD typically perform two sets of at least 45 minutes, but this can be flexible.

Our repertoire includes:

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
All About You – McFly
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Budapest – George Ezra
Cacoon – Catfish & The Bottlemen
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Dakota – Stereophonics
Domino – Jessie Jay
Don’t Back in Anger – Oasis
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrel
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
I’m a Believer – The Monkee’s
In the Morning – Razorlight
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Kiss – Prince
Last Nite – The Strokes
Lightening Bolt – Jake Bugg
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Love On The Weekend – John Mayer
Mr Brightside – The Killers
New Shoes – Paulo Nutini
Pencil Full of Lead – Paulo Nutini
Pompeii – Bastille
Proud Mary – Credence Clearwater Revival/ Tina Turner
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Hailey & His Comets
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Stuck in the Middle with you – Stealers Wheel
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Valerie – The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse
What Do You Mean? – Justin Beiber
Love Yourself - Justin Beiber
Wonderwall (Tony’s Favourite Song) – Oasis
You & Me Song – The Wannadies

We are happy to take requests in advance (including your first dance!)

We can provide recorded/DJ music during set up, between sets and for a while before packdown.

We have all our own PA gear and lighting.

We can also provide a percussion player for larger events and parties - If you're interested, make sure you include this in your enquirey!

Featured Clients

Ciklum
Microsoft
Nestle
Sony
UK
Vodafone
Yamaha