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Pulling Strings

Make your party go with a BANG!
Pulling Strings are one of the UK's finest vocal duos. From gentle, soulful acoustic ballads during dinner, to a lively and entertaining stage show in the evening, Pulling Strings can deliver a perfect performance tailored to your needs. Solve your all-day wedding entertainment needs with beautiful live music during your wedding breakfast and a full on party complete with disco when the evening draws in, complete with full stage lighting and a 6000w PA system (For the uninitiated that means "BOOM"!). Give your guests A NIGHT TO REMEMBER with music from the sublime to the raucous.

Pulling Strings formed in 2010 and have quickly established ourselves as one of the UK's leading vocal duos. We have performed at functions large and small all over the world and our constant attention to detail has earned us a reputation for excellence and reliability.

With a repertoire spanning many genres over many decades, we are flexible enough to adapt our performance style to suit the mood. So whether it's quiet and tasteful background music performed with just a guitar and two vocals, or a full on party complete with backing tracks, stage lighting and a powerful 6000watt PA system capable of filling the largest function room, you can be sure Pulling Strings will deliver a great performance that your guests will love.

Mat and Sophie share lead vocal duties, each complimenting the other with intricate harmonies and bringing the party to your guests. Our party sets are lively and entertaining, featuring popular classics like Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry), 9 To 5 (Dolly Parton) and Jailhouse Rock (The Blues Brothers' version - obviously) as well as modern hits like Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon), Domino (Jessie J) and Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain).

For a more subtle ambiance such as a wedding breakfast or champagne reception, our acoustic set is packed full of well known songs like More Than Words (Extreme), I Don't Want To Talk About It (Rod Stewart) and Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap) all performed in an evocative, low-fi style.

Wondering what happens when we're off stage? Usually a DJ will keep the music going with a disco in between sets. But if this isn't in your budget, Pulling Strings will provide the disco courtesy of a laptop bursting with thousands of songs from all genres. Classics like Oops Upside Your Head, Living On A Prayer and Dancing Queen, as well as modern hits like Moves Like Jagger, Mr Brightside and Crazy In Love are guaranteed to get even the most curmudgeonly old uncle off their seat and onto the dancefloor.

Previous clients include Ford, Jaguar, GlaxoSmithKlein, Rolls Royce, Hilton Hotels, and a host of weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Our Previous Clients page has a more complete list of our satisfied customers, as well as testimonials.

So whether you're planning a small get together with a few close friends and relatives or a full-on festival of fun, Pulling Strings are a great choice.

Act Information

Line-up

Male & Female vocals.

Extra Line-up(s)

Acoustic sets and Disco are available at extra cost - please enquire for details.

Also included

6000W HK AUDIO LINEAR 5 SYSTEM
4 X 2 LED VIDEO STAR CURTAIN
6 MOVING HEADS
2 ADJ NUCLEUS LIGHTS
1 LED SPHERION (MIRRORBALL)
2 LASERS
1 HAZE MACHINE

Location

North West based and will travel to these areas: North East, North West, Scotland, Wales, Ireland.

Previous Clients

TWICKENHAM STADIUM, RUGBY 6 NATIONS ENG V SCOT
ROYAL CADET FORCE
UK BRITISH ARMY
JAGUAR
ROLLS ROYCE
FORD
TURKISH AIRLINES
RADISSON
IKEA
G CASINO
COSTA COFFEE
HILTON HOTELS
GLAXOSMITH AND KLINE
CROWN PLAZA
BEST WESTERN HOTELS
DE VERE HOTELS
WMRBC
COSTA COFFEE
CAFE ORANGE
CAFE ISTANBUL
& COUNTLESS WEDDINGS AND PRIVATE PARTIES

Testimonials

We had Matt and Sophie, i.e. Pulling Strings as the evening entertainment at our wedding in August 2013. They started there performance and from the beginning up until the end they were absolutely fantastic!! We could not have had a better band than Pulling Strings and hope to see them again in the future at some point. Our guests are still commenting now on how brilliant they were :) If anyone was wondering whether to book these then i would not hesitate in saying that you will not find anybody better!!!absolutely brilliant Steve and Adele Knott

-Steven Knott


Pulling strings played at our wedding in January 2014 at Didsbury House Hotel, which is not a huge venue for a live band but they were just perfect for us. Even after a few weeks now since our 'big day' we are still getting compliments about our choice of evening entertainment! They were FAB! We had given all our guests song cards over dinner and even with the short notice they did a great job and played many of our guests requests!!! Professional, enthusiastic and great all rounders as they also provided the DJ element for us that we needed! Many thanks!!

-Charlotte Marshall


Thank you for coming last Thursday, we all had a fantastic night! Looking forward to having you again on 12th September!

Sharon Stubbs (Kyte Hotel, Darrington) added this review
10 / 10

Hi Mat & Sofiee, a belated thankyou for making our Meningitis night spectacular, we hoped you would be good, but we had no idea how good you both actually are, thanks also for being flexible on he night and really nice people too. Everybody loved it, 18 year olds to 80 year olds, oh yeah and us inbetween, we raised �3,400 in total, now people are asking when we will do another one !!!!!! Hope we do so we can get you to wow us again. Take care both, see you soon. Best Wishes Paul & Katy, (Meningitis Charity Night 6th july 2013) Thanks for the CD it came today, Kate has nicked it for her car, cant argue sold mine on Saturday and not got a CD player on my bike yet!!

Paul & Katy Davies (Meningitis UK) added this review
10 / 10

Pulling Strings played at one of Plato's bistro nights a few weeks ago and were awesome!!!! They really know how to get the place going, played really good music and are clearly very talented. We loved them so much we've booked them again for this month! Can't wait, thanks again guys from everyone at Plato's xxx

Danielle Leech (Platos restaurant) added this review
10 / 10

Thank you 'Pulling Strings' for entertaining the guests at our wedding on Friday 5th July at San Rocco. We all thought you were great and couldn't have asked for anymore. It was a great afternoon and so pleased that we picked you to play at our wedding. Thanks guys!!!!

Kathryn & Terry Evans added this review
10 / 10

On behalf of my mother and myself we'd like to thank you for making her 60th birthday very special!! We spent months looking for the perfect entertainment and with your voices and personalities you exceeded our expectations. We danced the night away! Thanks again!

Geoff Shepherd added this review
10 / 10

Thanks to Mat and Sophie for playing at our wedding. Having never seen Pulling Strings before I was a bit apprehensive but I had no need to be worried. They turned up, they were super friendly, set up their gear and kept the dance floor full all night. They sounded great, chose awesome music and kept the party atmosphere going. Couldn't have asked for more and everyone we've spoken to loved them. Will definitely recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again to you both and hopefully see you soon!

Alex Gregory added this review
10 / 10

Working as a professional DJ for over 10 years i have heard many live singers and bands. Pulling Strings are to me the best I have had the pleasure of working with for a few reasons. 1, professional and polite people. 2, equipment quality and set up is spot on and sound is amazing. 3, can sing and perform many different types of music. 4, play for the crowd not themselves. 5, They simply can sing and play and they light up the room doing it.

Stuart Richardson (Ace DJ Services) added this review
10 / 10

Thank you for a great night of entertainment at my 21st. Everyone really enjoyed the night and I will definitely be booking you again the next time I have a party!

Josh Garner added this review
10 / 10

We saw Pulling Strings for the first time last year, really enjoyed them. We booked them for my son's 21st birthday party, which was last weekend. They were absolutely fabulous, good entertainment, great lighting, everyone enjoyed them. Can't wait for the next time time. Would recommend them most definitely.

Maggie Garner added this review
10 / 10

Thanks for attending our wedding yesterday. It truly was a pleasure meeting the two of you and me and my new wife agree that you are a very talented and lively duo. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and here's to the throng of upcoming parties we hope to pass in your direction!

Chloe Davidson added this review
10 / 10

We loved the music choices, Rhythm is a Dancer, inspired! See you again soon!

Lucy Barlow (Jukebox Duo) added this review
10 / 10

Thanks so much for attending our showcase in The Leeds Hilton yesterday. It truly was a pleasure meeting the two of you and me and my business partner agree that you are a very talented and lively duo. We look forward to working with you in the future and here's to the throng of upcoming jobs we hope to pass in your direction!

Ferdinando Menezes, Managing Director (Find premier people) added this review
10 / 10

Was great to meet Pulling Strings last week. Fantastic act with a top class acoustic set covering a really versatile range of songs. Great voices that really compliment each other and lovely people too! Will definitely be going to see them xxx

Lauren D Wright added this review
10 / 10

Pulling Strings' recent performance at Costa Coffee was an absolute delight, The soulful acoustic music at the start created a perfect atmosphere, and by the end of the afternoon people of all ages were up dancin

Highlights

Energetic Party duo.
Unique acoustic duo.
Experienced male/female musicians.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Here's an example of our songlist.
More are being added constantly.

Acoustic
The Sound Of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
High And Dry Radiohead
Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Ben Folds Five
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree KT Tunstall
Breakfast At Tiffanys Deep Blue Something
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
More Than Words Extreme
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Stick Together Bryan Ferry
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock The Blues Brothers
What A Good Boy Barenaked Ladies
This Is The Life Amy Macdonald
Closer To Fine The Indigo Girls
King Of The Road Rodger Millar
I�ve Just Seen A Face The Beatles
Cecilia Simon & Garfukel
Rain Madonna
Laid James
Street Spirit Radiohead
Runaround Sue Dion
Umbrella Rhianna
All At Sea Jamie Cullum
Perfect Alanis Morissette
Sloop John B The Beach Boys
Baby Driver Simon & Garfunkel
Hello MaryLou Ricky Nelson
What's Up Four Non Blondes
One Week Barenaked Ladies
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Ain�t No Sunshine Al Green
La Bamba Richie Valens
Rhythm Is A Dancer Sagi Rae
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Dreamlover Bobby Darin
Respect Aretha Franklin
Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead
Time Of Your Life Green Day
Englishman In New York Sting
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
I Used To Love Her Saw Doctors
Mrs Robinson Simon & GarfunkelI
Wanna Be Like You Jungle Book
Old Time Rock And Roll Bob Seger
Bye Bye Love Simon & Garfunkel
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
I Don�t Want To Talk About It The Indigo Girls
Lovers In A Dangerous Time Barenaked Ladies
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Stuck In The Middle Stealer's Wheel
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Rock & Pop
I Predict A Riot The Kaiser Chiefs
Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Stick Together Bryan Ferry
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Mustang Sally The Commitments
I'm A Believer EMF+Reeves And Mortimer
Jailhouse Rock The Blues Brothers
What A Good Boy Barenaked Ladies
Black Horse And A Cherry Tree KT Tunstall
Breakfast At Tiffany's Deep Blue
Something Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Gimme Some Lovin' The Blues Brothers
Man I Feel Like A Woman Shania Twain
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons
Old Time Rock And Roll Bob Seger
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson
Soul Man The Blues Brothers
Hello MaryLou Ricky Nelson
What's Up Four Non Blondes
One Week Barenaked Ladies
Valerie Amy Winehouse
La Bamba Richie Valens
Amarillo Tony Christie
Runaround Sue Dion
ABC The Jacksons
Hey Baby DJ Otzi
Tiger Feet Mudd
Maria Blondie
Laid James
Shout Lulu
Domino Jessie J
Dizzy Vic Reeves
Umbrella Rhianna
Rocks Primal Scream
Torn Natalie Imbruglia
Dreamlover Bobby Darin
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
Respect Aretha Franklin
The One I Love David Gray
Summer Of 69 Bryan Adams
Time Of Your Life Green Day
Englishman In New York Sting
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Used To Love Her Saw Doctors
Oh! What A Night Frankie Valli
Perfect Fairground Attraction
Bye Bye Love Simon & Garfunkel
It�s Raining Men The Weathergirls
I�m In The Mood For Dancing The Nolans
Walking On Sunshine Katrina And The Waves
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Shake Your Tailfeather The Blues Brothers
Stuck In The Middle Stealer's Wheel
Need You Now Lady Antebellum
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
RATPACK & SWING:
Ain�t That A Kick In The Head Dean Martin
The Lady Is A Tramp Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Sway Michael Buble
Let There Be Love Nat King Cole
Theme From New York New York Frank Sinatra
King Of The Road Roger Miller
It Had To Be You Harry Connick Jr.
You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra
That�s Amore Dean Martin
Mack The Knife Bobby Darin
High Hopes Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon
Nice �N Easy Frank Sinatra
Wonderwall Paul Anka
The Way You Make Me Feeel Paul Anka
My Way Frank Sinatra
Music To Watch Girls By Andy Williams
Copacabana Barry Manilow
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
Something Stupid Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman
That�s Life Frank Sinatra
Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway
Let�s Face The Music And Dance Nat King Cole
Girl From Ipanema Astrud Gilberto
(Love Is The) Tender Trap Frank Sinatra
Me And My Shadow Sammy Davis Jr & Frank Sinatra
Moondance Michael Buble
Love And Marriage Frank Sinatra
Jump Paul Anka

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)