Mainly cocktail lounge style with a jazzy/bluesy feel plus a bit of swing. Songs to suit most tastes. From Gershwin to Sade. Standards from the Great American songbook plus some modern numbers played in that classic style.
Perfect background music for lounge, restaurant or bistro. If you want live music but not a loud disco or dance band - we are ideal.
Our line up is - Susie - rich, soothing contralto vocals, reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Alison Moyet and Peggy Lee. And Andy - alto sax reminiscent of Ben Webster, keyboards, blues harmonica and bongos. His rendition of 'Fever' will have you spellbound.
Reasonable starting fee plus realistic fuel costs on top if you are over 100 miles away. Rates negotiable for block bookings and local venues. We are an affordable Duo that’s like a Band. We give great value for money and are a class lounge act. Although not a Tribute Act or stage show we are often compared to the acts from the Ronnie Scott's era - Cleo & Johnny, Ella etc.
And we play timeless classic songs that have melody and meaning. We have opened for many ‘name’ acts, including The Osmond Brothers, Ken Dodd, Russell Watson, Billy Ocean, Lulu, the National Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Lance Ellington and Paul Potts. We played live at the Granada TV studios for the cast and crew of Coronation Street after the iconic live 50th Anniversary episode and also for the cast and crew of Emmerdale.
Based in Mansfield in the East Midlands. Although 2 x 45 minutes is our usual format, we can play a maximum of 3 x 45 minute sets or fit the timings to the event. We always bring an MP3 to play background music between our sets.
Our style is perfect background music for any lounge, restaurant or bistro. Tailored for dinner events, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts/dinners, cocktails/meet & greet.canapes etc.
If you want live music but not a loud disco or dance band - we are the perfect choice for enhancing the atmosphere with music that is easy on the ear. Chilled and smooth classics. Our style is cool and relaxing. Particularly good if your Wedding ceremony is being held in the same room as your reception.
We can play for your Guests in the lounge area before the Bridal party arrive and we can play there again during the period when the ceremony room is being re-arranged for the wedding breakfast/dinner.
We can keep the happy and relaxed vibe going for you. And our music appeals to a wide range of tastes.
N.B - Although you can slow dance to our repertoire, it is not strict Tempo for sequence dancing nor is it disco or dance music. So if your event requires dancing, you would need a DJ or dance/party band in addition to Smooth Duo.
"Smooth Duo performed during drinks and canapes at our wedding in May 2018 and they were fabulous. Communication beforehand was great and the performance was perfect. Suzie and Andy were professional, friendly, easy going and extremely talented. Their tunes set the mood for the event and were widely complimented by our guests. " Milly and James Ashlee
"As a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, I had the huge pleasure of enjoying Smooth Duo performances on many occasions. Without doubt the best duo I’ve ever heard...beautiful, classy vocals complemented by sensitive, stylish accompaniments. This is a very, very special voice you really have to hear to believe. Outstanding. " Anette Wardell
"Fantastic duo. Started the evening off perfectly. So professional. Talented musicians. Would highly recommend. " Karen Roch (Drinks reception Emmerdale Ball.)