District sound are a comprehensive musical duo currently based in London, UK featuring singer-songwriter Yvonne Harris-Hercules and guitarist Ovidijus Pinevičius.
With an emphasis on recreating renowned classics of the yesteryears and today, their setlist features an eclectic range of music across all decades including Motown, Jazz, 60s Soul & R’n’b, 70s & 80s Rock & Alternative right up until music of today.
All songs are performed with guitar and vocals creating a distinctive and uniquely genuine quality to their sound and their ability to match dynamic, engaging guitar playing with powerful, absorbing vocals makes them the perfect accompaniment to any kind of event.
Yvonne and Ovidijus both met whilst students at BIMM London and began working with each other in a professional context, leading to Ovidijus becoming a staple member of Yvonne’s band. There professional bond grew out of a mutual understanding for the sound and concept behind Yvonne’s original project and Ovidijus’s ability to adapt and create these sounds and ideas and bring them to life. This further developed, leading them to create the acoustic cover duo, District Sound. The concept behind this was one based on there love for the sounds of their favourite records, (an eclectic mixture of music across all genres and all decades) and the way in which they could translate these sounds and bring them to a modern audience.
Yvonne Harris-Hercules pursued her music education at the renowned British and Irish Institute of Modern Music in London, UK. Graduating in 2016, she released her debut single entitled Wolf Cry in the same year. Following from this, her second single Roving was released in April 2017 and received recognition from renowned music publications including Clash Magazine and the Line of Best Fit. She was recently announced as a recipient of PRS for music’s prestigious Women Make Music award, receiving funding for her debut E.P. which will be released in 2018. She has performed at various venues in London including The Troubadour, famous for being the home of Bob Dylan’s first performance in London, the world famous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and has headlined The Finsbury, a performance venue in London.
Ovidijus Pinevicius has been active in the industry for about 7 years, being a part of blues, pop, rock bands and even gypsy jazz trios playing various events from private evenings to festivals. Being completely self-taught, he graduated from BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) in London and acquired BMus 1st Class Honours in Performance. This opened doors for Ovidijus to perform at many renowned venues in London like the O2 Academy Islington, O2 Shepperd’s Bush Empire, Bush Hall, The Camden Assembly, famous for having hosted one of the early performances of Coldplay and The Half Moon Putney including many other. He has been actively involved in recording music for other artists next to having his own original band which released an EP in June 2017. Playing in variety of environments and being exposed to different genres and styles of music, he has acquired professional attitude to his craft and an extraordinary musical touch to provide a performance of the highest standard.
Motown/Soul Al Green - Let's Stay Together Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Anita Baker - Sweet Love Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music Ben E. King- Stand By Me Bobbie Womack - California Dreaming Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody Chic - I Want Your Love Dionne Warwick - Walk On By Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind George Duke - Reach Out Gloria Jones - Tainted Love Gwen MCrae - All This Love That I’m Giving Jackie Wilson - Light My Fire Letta Mbulu - Whats Wrong With Grooving Little Walter - My Babe Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Heatwave Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grape Vine Mary Wells - My Guy Nina Simone - Just Like A Woman Otis Redding - Hard To Handle Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely Taj Mahal - Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes Taj Mahal - Queen Bee The Commodores - Easy The Jackson 5 - Want You Back The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Simply Red - Holding Back The Years The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love The Supremes - You Keep Me Hanging On Tina Turner - Proud Mary T.Rex - Children Of The Revolution Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour Womack & Womack - Teardrops
Jazz/Standards Agua De Beber Autumn Leaves Bang Bang Easy Living Fever Fly Me To The Moon Georgia On My Mind I Put A Spell On You L.O.V.E. Mad About The Boy Save Your Love For Me Summertime They Can't Take That Away From Me
60s/70s/80s - Pop/Rock Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California Animals - House Of The Rising Sun America - Horse With No Name Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire Bill Withers - Lean On Me Blondie - One Way Or Another Bob Dylan - All Along The Watch Tower Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door Bob Dylan -It’s All Over Now Baby Blue Bob Marley - Is This Love Bryan Adams - Heaven Cat Stevens - Wild World Chris Isaak - Wicked Love Darryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams Dolly Parton - Jolene Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 Elton John - Sacrifice Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel Fairground Attraction - Perfect Fleetwood mac - Landslide Fleetwood Mac - Dreams Frank Zappa - Any Way The Wind Blows Frank Zappa - Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You George Michael - Faith Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe Katrina and The Waves - Walking On Sunshine Lionel Richie - All Night Long Lionel Richie - Easy Lovin’ Spoonful - Summer In The City Luther Vandross - Never Too Much Madonna - Material Girl Marc Bolan (T. rex) - Get it On Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror Michael Jackson - Human Nature Patti Smith - Because The Night Pretenders - Brass In Pocket Prince - Purple Rain Prince - Raspberry Beret Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love Ramones - Baby, I Love You Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck Es In Love Rod Stewart - Maggie May Rolling stones - No Satisfaction Sade - Your Love is King Simply Red - Holding Back The Years Solomon Burke - Cry To Me Stevie Nicks - Edge Of Seventeen Talk Talk - It’s My Life The Beatles - Blackbird The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun The Beatles - Don’t Let me Down The Beatles - Come Together The Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music The Eagles - Hotel California The Kinks - You Really Got Me The Korgis - Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime The Mamas and the Papas - Dedicated To The One I Love The Mamas and the Papas - Dream A Little Dream The Smiths - There Is A Light That Doesn’t Go Out The Who - My Generation Tom Petty - Free Fallin' UB40 - Red Red Wine Wham! - Wake Me Up Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody*
Golden Oldies Bill Withers - Lovely Day Bob Marley - Three Little Birds David Bowie - Heroes David Bowie - Lets Dance Dolly Parton - 9-5 Elton John - Rocket Man Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling In Love Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere The Beatles - Let It Be
90s - Modern Day Alicia Keys - I Ain’t Got You Allen Stone - Unaware Alt J - Matilda Aloe Blac - Dollar Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own Amy Winehouse - Valerie Amy Winehouse - Rehab Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You Bon Iver - Skinny Love Bruno Mars - Treasure Cee Lo Green - Forget You Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star David Gray - Sail Away Duffy - Mercy Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight Extreme - More Than Words Florence & The machine - You Got The Love Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks Fugees - Killing Me Softly Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me Gabrielle - Rise George Ezra - Blame It On Me George Harrison - My Sweet Lord Gnarls Barkley - Crazy Goo Goo Dolls - Iris Gotye - Somebody I Used To Know Hindi Zahra - Stand Up Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes James Morrison - You Give Me Something Jason Mraz - I’m Yours Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good Katy Perry - Teenage Dreams Katy Perry/Pharrell/Big Sean - Feels Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire Kings of Leon - Use Somebody Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Leon Bridges - Home Lianne La Havas - Age Lily Allen - Smile London Grammar - Strong Lucy Pearl - Don't Mess With My Man Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning Milky Chance - Stolen Dance Moloko - Sing It Back Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man Natalie Imbruglia - Torn Nelly Furtado - I'm Like A Bird No Doubt - Don’t Speak Noisettes - Never Forget You OK Go! - Here It Goes Again OutKast - Hey Ya Paul Nutini - New Shoes Paolo Nutini - Last Request Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks Pharell Williams - Happy Plan B - Love Goes Down Rag n Bone man - Human Razorlight - America Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge R.E.M. - Shinny Happy People Republica - Ready To Go Sade - By Your Side Sam Smith - Pray Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor Stereophonics - Have A Nice Day Sting - Seven Days Stooshe - Black Heart Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards The Black Keys - Everlasting Love The Black Keys - Lies The Connells - 74-75 The Cranberries - Zombie The Kooks - Naive The Police - Roxanne The Police - Message In A Bottle The Strokes - Last Nite Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight Tracy Chapman - Give Me One Reason U2 - With Or Without You Warpaint - Billie Holiday Weezer - Island In The Sun Wheatus - A Little Respect