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Vespertine Duo

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Vespertine Duo

Vespertine Duo are Jonny (guitar) and Ben (Cello).

Vespertine Duo are a London-based classical guitar and cello duet. They specialize in early jazz, classical and Latin music from relaxing and romantic to fun and rhythmic. They also drop some contemporary songs and folk tunes into the set when appropriate.

Ben and Jonny have played together for many years on stages small and large with jazz stars such as Polar Bear as well as backing popular musicians such as Kylie Minogue and Roland Gift. They are professionals with plenty of experience but perhaps more importantly retain a strong passion for what they do and a desire to keep discovering and learning new music. Ben was nominated for the Mercury award in 2007.

This is the ideal duet for corporate events, weddings, dinners or receptions. Adding a touch of class to any occasion.

Act Information


Cello and Guitar.

Extra Line-up(s)

We can also add percussion/drum, double bass or jazz vocals.

Also included

We have our own high quality portable acoustic amplification for each instrument, as we are essentially a background music act we don't need lighting although if it is essential we can hire some to suit the situation.


South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.

Previous Clients

Many many wedding/background in restaurants/birthday/receptions/private functions, parties and corporate events..


Press About Ben (Cello)

"great solos from all players, and Ben is a star" The Guardian

"but when the brilliant Ben really swings or the tunes provoke a more thoughtful response there is rich intensity." The Independent on Sunday

Press about Jonny (Guitar)

"The music, and the recording, quietly blaze like an Iberian summer" The Guardian

"Our favourite Jazz and Blues guitarist" London Time Out

About the Duet

"Oh that's wonderful!" by a passer by taking a photo.


A good value, classy and mellow sound.
The duet features a Mercury Award nominated artist.
A wide ranging repertoire including Jazz, Latin, Instrumental Pop and Classical standards.



South American Music
Caetano Veloso A RA
A.C.Jobim Corcovado
A.C.Jobim Girl from Ipanema
Joao Gilberto Rosa Morena
Duke Ellington Mount Harissa
Clara Nunes Feira de Mangaio
Carman Miranda Adeus Batucada
Jorge Ben Mas que nada
M.Nasimento Cravo e canela
Louis Bonfa Manha de Carnaval
A.C.Jobim So Danca Samba
A.C.Jobim Meditation
A.C.Jobim Wave
A.C.Jobim Desefinado
Roberto Menescal Little Boat
Buana Vista Social Club Chan Chan
Sunny Rollins St Thomas
Consuelo Velazquez Besame Mucho
A. Piazzola Libra Tango
Dick Dale Misalou (theme from Pulp Fiction)
Jazz & Blues
Fats Waller Ain't misbehavin'
Billy Holiday Pennies from Heaven
Frank Sinatra She's funny that way
Duke Ellington Stormy Weather
Ray Charles Sweet Georgia Brown
Art Tatum Tea for Two
Nat King Cole These foolish things
G. Gershwin They can't take that away from me
G. Gershwin Summertime
Louis Armstrong All of me
Ella Fitzgerald Sunny side of the street
Doris Day Sentimental Journey
Edith Piaff Autumn Leaves
Big Bill Broomsey Hey Hey
Duke Ellington Take the A Train
Cole Porter Night and day
Contemporary Jazz
Herby Hancock Cantaloupe Island
Gypsy Jazz
Django Reinhardt Nuages
Django Reinhardt Shine
Classical Music
S.Saens The Swan
J.S.Bach Air on a g string
J.S.Bach Cello prelude in G
50's & 60's
Beatles Blackbird
Beatles Something
Beatles Because
Janis Joplin Mercedes Benz
Jimi Hendrix Little Wing
Ben E King Stand by me

70's & 80's
Jeff Buckley Hallelujah

90's To Present
Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees
Nora Jones Don't know why
Folk & Traditionals
Trad Road and the Miles to Dundee
Nick Drake River Man
Paul Simon The Boxer
Trad El Condor Pasa
John Martin May you never
Trad The Rose of Tralee

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.)