Price Band: £500 to £795
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Huw and Roberto have been playing together as a soul / jazz / latin duo around London for many years, at top venues like Cocochan, Navajo Joes and Experimental Cocktail Club, as well as playing many weddings, private parties and corporate gigs. They are consummate professionals who guarantee every aspect of their performance will be top notch.
Saxman Roberto is a legendary session musician whose stellar career has seen him share the stage with musical giants like Incognito, Donna Summer and the one and only Mr James Brown! Jazzwsise say that 'he has to be heard to be believed', and Time Out have called him 'scorching': Roberto is widely regarded as one of the finest sax players currently working in the UK.
Guitarist and singer Huw works as a resident musician in top London venues like Dogstar, China White, Trafalgar Sq Hilton, the Conrad, Gaucho, Hix Oysterbar, Oxo Tower and many more. He has played for celebrities like Seb Coe, Take That and Jose Mourinho and corporate clients like Audi, Virgin and Microsoft. He is also a songwriter whose original music has been played on stations like the Jazz and Choice FM, and praised as 'future classics'.
Huw - Guitar and Vocals
Roberto - Tenor Sax
If the client wants music for dancing, we strongly recommend adding at least percussion [congas], or preferably a rhythm section [bass and drums] to the band. We also offer a laptop DJ service if they would like us to also 'be the DJ' for the night.
2 x RCF Art 310a, 2 x Mackie SRm350. Plus mics, mixer, guitar amp etc.
We have a small LED par can lighting rig which is available on request for no extra cost [we do not normally travel with this but can do if required].
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, Wales.
China White, Dogstar, Lost Angel, Park Lane Hilton, Trafalgar Square Hilton, Eight Members Club, IoD Members Club, many of the Gaucho restaurants, Le Garrick, La Gondola, Le Bouchon, 3rd Base @ Mass, Citizen Smith, Mark Hix Oysterbar, Guoman Hotel Tower Bridge, Viva Viva, Revolution and The Conrad / Wyndham Grand. Other venues he has played at include Claridges, Momos, Home House, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Andaz, Electric Ballroom, Sound,Hampton Court Palace, Lucky Pig, Infinity Club, Sound, Leeds Castle, Dingwalls, Borderline, Bug Bar, Arts Cafe, Proud, Spice of Life, Light Bar, 40:30 and Experimental Cocktail Club, Banksy, KLM, Virgin, Audi and Microsoft.
Absolutely first class, really cool and polite guys, awesome sound....the demos are just a glimpse of how they sound...wait until you hear them live! would recommend 100%!
Genius at work! Thank you for an excellent performance at my sisters wedding. I have to say, myself and the guests were in awe and thoroughly enjoyed the music and your unique voice melted a lot of hearts!!! I lost count the amount of times I had people asking me where I found you and generally complementing a superbly accomplished performance. I know within 48 hours I had received 2 requests from guests asking how to book your services. Many Thanks! Terry Jeffreys /
Had a brilliant time last night - you played some awesome tunes and people commented on what a talented trio you all are. Your music is really uplifting. It was excellent and thank you so much - I hope you enjoyed playing as much as we enjoyed hearing you. I would thoroughly recommend you. Jackie Barry at Bechtel Plc /
WOW!! What a voice. Absolutely perfect. Our guests were mesmerised by the quality and diversity of your repetoire. We are sooooooo sooooooooooo pleased we made the right choice to have you at our wedding. Our guests cannot stop talking about you. Thank you for all your hard work and for making our wedding day complete and special. Cheers! Michael Brewster /
Huw was exactly what we needed for our end of season ball - great music, great vibe and loved by everyone! An artist that suited all ages and was easy to work with. We will be using him in the future for sure! Corinna Chin /
Simon and I just wanted to send you a quick email to say a huge thank you for Saturday! EVERYONE said how fantastic the music was.You were fab.Thank you for making the day so special, you are an absolute star! All our love. Ella Carter /
We wanted to say a big thank you to you for the amazing music you played on saturday :-) all our guest loved the music. Merci for learning our request, and hope that you also enjoyed the evening. We wish you all the best and we hope to listen to you again one day in the future. Bhavini Vara /
Reliable, professional and a joy to listen to. And he is SUCH a lovely guy! He really made our celebration complete, the guests thoroughly enjoyed his performance and we really appreciated him being here. We can't thank Huw enough for his wonderful contribution to our special day. He worked incredibly hard, way beyond the call of duty, and even found time for some of our guests who were keen to chat to him after his performance. We recommend Huw without hesitation, and would absolutely invite him back if we can find an excuse for another party. Thank you very much Huw. Louise Wallace /
Hi! I'd just like to say Huw and his band were great - I will be booking him again.Tosh Shaw /
Huw was a true professional who has amazing talent. His performance was outstanding and we would not hesitate to recommend him. At one point, one of our guests thought that we had a CD playing. They didn't believe that it was a live act. They thought that Huw's voice was fantastic. Huw really did make our wedding extra special so thank you. Christine Smith /
Amazing voice! Very polite! Did us proud! Thank you. Anthony Cahill /
Huw was absolutely fantastic playing the guitar at my wedding, he was easygoing, and the music was amazing! Very professional too. All of our guests commented on how great the live music was.Francesca Hammond /
We have worked with Huw for over a year. He has performed many times for us and has always received positive feedback. He has always left a lasting impression on guests at the venues he has played prompting clients to enquire about him directly a number of times. Huw is always on time, smart and has a brilliant attitude. We would highly recommend him to any client. If you need to ask any more questions please feel free to call or e-mail any time.Simon & Craig
We just want to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and we are both very pleased to have discovered you and your talent. Several of our guests have commented on your music too and said how much they enjoyed it. Thanks also for learning our first dance, loved the way you sang it! Next time we are in London we will be in touch and hopefully come and hear you again. Karen Stevens /
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for playing at the engagement party on Saturday. Everybody enjoyed your music so much - we have had some really lovely feedback. We will definitely be recommending you. Thanks again!Sandy Jarrett /
Huw was a resident musician at our Battersea Park gigs where he played 3 hour sets to thousands of people. His repertoire is wide-ranging and I would gladly recommend him to anyone. If you would like to discus
Slick, smart, skilful, sophisticated, soulful.
Wide repertoire focussing on latin jazz and soul but also takes in romantic ballads and classic rock
A very experienced act that understands the importance of flexibility in meeting client's needs.
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.)