The Crutwells

Chester, Cheshire
Verified bookings: 14
Reviews: 15
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Duo & Solo

It wouldn’t be unfair to say The Crutwell’s have been around a bit (musically speaking, of course). Between them, Andi and Nico have procured recording and publishing deals, penned top UK Chart Hits for the BBC, written and produced for companies such as Fox USA, 19 Entertainment, Decca Records and Universal and toured with likes of The Pogues and The Stranglers… This doth make a fine brew!

Now, their new guitar/violin duo is here to bring you a fantastic set of acoustically reinvented classics, utilising all their experience and swagger to sonically set your night on fire! Bringing both humour and professionalism, these guys are must for any venue that loves great acoustic music. Strictly no backing tracks, The Crutwell’s aren’t just keeping acoustic music live... they are keeping it alive, and God bless em’ for it.

You can book us as solo (acoustic guitar and vocals) or a duo (acoustic guitar, violin and two vocals) or even just the violin for your wedding or other event.

15 Reviews
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Greg Saunders

June 29, 2019

Great duo, who performed fantastic covers of well known songs and were very professional in their setup and their performance. The combination of guitar and violin worked brilliantly.

The Crutwells made for a really enjoyable evening, and come highly recommended!

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Kerry Denye

June 8, 2019

The Crutwells did a fantastic performance at our Village Festival evening doo! Really great songs. Very professional. I would recommend them and would certainly book them again!

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June 1, 2019

What lovely people and talented musicians. From the dot Andi was so approachable in all our comms building up to the event. And they certainly delivered on the day. I would highly recommend this duo and I will definitely be booking them again. Thank you Nicole and Andi everyone is still raving about it. You were brilliant x

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Mrs Helen Roberts

May 18, 2019

Andi and Nico were the perfect choice. They kept the crowd entertained with a variety of song's and Nico playing the violin compliments Andi and his vocals perfectly. They were professional, friendly and everyone of our guests sang their praises and cannot wait to hear them again! I will definetly be booking them again for future events.

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Sian Rogerson

Feb. 16, 2019

Amazing. Lovely people who tailored their performance to our event beautifully. Tasteful yet soul-stirring. We all had a great night. Thanks

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Scott Tilley

Sept. 21, 2017

Fantastic Evening at the Rising Sun,they certainly know how to entertain the audience,we would defiantly look to have these guy's back very professional thank you



  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    World travelled very experienced acoustic duo featuring acoutic guitar, violin and male and female vocals. Acoustically remodelling some great songs with a wry smile.

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Record deals, publishing deals, written 2x top 40 uk chart hits and also written for many many clients in television, as players we have played every where from Portugal to Moscow, Vienna to Dubai! We love playing events that mean something to people.

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    Great professional players with years of knowledge as music industry professionals. We are even able to host event if needed. We are happy to play music through our pa in between sets. You will know all the songs we play but never heard them done like this before. happy to travel, will generally waiver any PRS fee paid by the venue. We bring some lights and are always ready for a good time.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We have played everywhere from weddings to festivals, corporate events to Caves.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Some clients who we have played for as a duo or as individuals are the likes of Pepsi, moscow Irish festival, numerous hotels in the UAE, Thornley Leisure LTD, Very Creative Event LTD, Crewe Beer festival, numerous weddings, bars and private events, ...far too many to go through. Please see our great reviews.

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    Cash, BACS.

  • How long do you play for?

    We can organise this to suit, but, most events are 2x45 mins or variations of.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    We have our own PA and some lights for our set.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    Not much, we have played some very small places.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    No problem, as long as we have a little notice we should be able to sort that out.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    This depends on how long our sets are, usually we would do 2x45min and take about a half hour break in between

Set List/Services

We can provide our services as a duo or solo (male guitar vocal or violinist)

A Selection Of Some Of The Songs We Play
Fat Bottomed Girls : Queen
King : Years & Years
Jolene : Dolly Parton
Dancing On My Own : Robyn
Hungry Heart : Bruce Springsteen
Whole Lotta Rosie : ACDC
Apologise : Timberland & One Republic
America : Razorlight
Ain't Nobody : Chaka Khan & Rufus
Human : Rag And Bone Man
Centrefold : J Giles Band
Proud Mary : Creedance Clearwater Revival
Hey There Delilah : Plain White T's
Cry Me A River : Justin Timberlake
Living On A Prayer : Bon Jovi
Hit Me Baby One More Time : Britney Spears
Purple Rain : Prince
Rocking In The Free World : Neil Young
Love Yourself : Justin Bieber
Rolling In The Deep : Adele
Love Will Come Through : Travis
Shook Me All Night Long : ACDC
Royals : Lorde
Lightening Bolt : Jake Bug
Pompei : Bastille
Get Lucky : Pharell
That's Entertainment : The Jam
Sit Down : James
That's Not My Name : The Ting Tings
In The Air Tonight : Phil Collins
Look Of Love : ABC
Bang On The Ear : Waterboys
Under The Bridge : The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Moondance : Van Morrison
Will The Circle Be Unbroken : Trad
Wishing Well : Free