Price Band: Up to £495
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Current rating for The Village Acoustic Duo: 4.5 out of 5 (2 votes).
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The Village Acoustic Duo
The Village is an acoustic duo comprising singer Laura-Jayne Hunter and guitarist/singer Dave Carter. Based in Manchester they have performed at hundreds of weddings as well as public gigs and parties throughout the North West UK since getting together in 2010. They are a great choice of live music for Wedding Breakfasts, Drinks Receptions, Parties, Wedding Services, Restaurants and Bars that require live acoustic music.
As experienced professional wedding and function musicians they will always dress smartly when performing. Performance times can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, buffets, raffle results or speeches and arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests. Set up time is normally twenty minutes for the standard acoustic duo, and they require an area of around 2m x 2m
Laura-Jayne Hunter (Lead Vocals):
Laura-Jayne trained in voice and performing arts at Manchester's Capitol Theatre before fronting indie-pop outfit Mia and covers band The Sun Band. Over the last few years she has been inundated with demand for her solo act 'Indie Lounge', comprising alternative chilled down versions of popular songs of all genres and is also lead vocalist with wedding and function band LeFunk! Her versatile vocals have led to many varied bookings throughout her career at venues including Band on the Wall, the Free Trade Hall and Manchester's Comedy Store (as a singer, not comedian!), along with countless function rooms at wedding venues up and down the country. Laura is also a vocal coach.
Dave Carter (Guitar/Backing Vocals):
Dave has been playing guitar since the 80s when he formed his first originals band as a teenager. He founded and performed with various function bands in Birmingham in the 80s onward, playing at major hotels and venues in the Midlands. He now performs in several formats, solo, with the function band LeFunk! and with the LeLounge Acoustic Duo. Dave is a versatile guitarist with a love of many genres. He has played in Jazz and Jazz Funk bands at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Cinnamon Club, Iguana Bar and various other Manchester venues and teaches guitar privately. He has the Grade 8 ABRSM classical guitar qualification.
Laura-Jayne Hunter - Lead Vocals
Dave Carter - Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
DJ Service Add On
If you want to dance to louder music for the rest of the evening they can provide all the recorded music you'll need with a DJ service, disco, lighting and your own microphone for speeches and announcements. They'll build your ideal playlists in advance and bring thousands of hits to satisfy your guestsâ requests on the day.
They can also perform classic dance hits at higher volume with live vocals and electric guitar accompanied by self produced backing tracks. For this they will bring a more powerful PA, electric guitar and amplifier and disco lighting. Some clients like to start softly with the acoustic duo and switch to the sound of a full band when their guests are in the mood for dancing.
Wedding First Dance or Special Requests
The Village can perform a song for you that isn't in their current repertoire. This could be your first dance, or a special song for the occasion.
Classical Guitar Add On
Classical Guitar pieces played by Dave on
3 x Yamaha DXR12 1.1KW Active speakers
1 x DXS15 Sub speaker
Mackie, Yamaha or Alesis Desks depending on requirements
2 x Stairville Tri-LED Light Sets Stand Mounted
3 x Stairville Mushroom effect LED lights
10 x Stairville Multifunction Spotlights
Boss Katana 100
Roland Cube 60
Fender Princeton Chorus 100
North West based and will travel to these areas: North West.
Royal Air Force
Manchester 235 and Grosvenor Casinos
Llangollen Pavilion Theatre
Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Cheshire Explorer Scouts
Fresh Nightclub Macclesfield
Private Weddings (various Hotels, Wedding Venues)
Birthdays (Various Hotels)
Bars & clubs in Manchester/Cheshire
These guys really made our night when they appeared at the Swan Hotel in May 2018. Great night in Whalley!!
What can I say about Laura Jayne Hunter apart from how fantastic she was. Laura made our event so special with her amazingly talented vocals. If you haven't heard her voice all I can say is you MUST
(Sally Barnett, Press and Fundraising Officer, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, Shrigley Hall)
Dave and Laura, thank you so much for a fantastic night on Saturday. Everyone loved it, as I knew they would. Look forward to finding another event to book with you!
(Mellor Golf Club Annual Dinner)
We have been so lucky to have Laura-Jayne every month as one of our featured artists. She has developed quite a following. Laura has a fabulous voice, is passionate about her music and has a personality that gets the audience eating out of her hand
(John Leutton (Manager), Oddfellows, Mellor)
Just got back from honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you to all. Everyone at the wedding has commented on how fantastic you were.
Will highly recommend you, our wedding wouldn't have been the same without you especially the duo during food. Excellent!!!!!
(Laura - Wedding, Rosafa Manchester)
Hi guys, just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic music you played at our wedding reception on Saturday. We had a brilliant night.
(Matt & Mindi - Wedding, Gibbon Bridge)
Thank you so much for helping to make it such a special night for me. Loved your music and Laura's chat with my family and friends. Faultless vocals and great choice of music.
(Carol - Garden Birthday Party, Derbyshire)
Effortlessly charming and interactive
Eclectic mixture of genres appealing to all ages
Able to adapt to the changing phases of your event with options such as classical guitar and DJ serv
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.)