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Current rating for Check Mate: 5 out of 5 (46 votes).

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Check Mate

Are you having a Dinner Party or Birthday celebration? Are you looking to make your Wedding Day Special? Do you want to listen to beautiful background music whilst meeting your old friends or get up and dance to your favourite tunes? Check Mate are just who you need!

Suzi's powerful, yet smooth voice express feelings in each song and with her great stage presence you are guaranteed to have a good time! She is also a professional Vocal Coach and certified CoreSinging Teacher with years of experience and knowledge-understanding of what is needed to deliver "the right voice to the right song". Suzi has performed throughout the UK and World, is also a Backing Vocalist and worked with some of the most respected people in the Music Industry.

Peter was signed to BMG in Europe as a Producer - Writer - Artist and performed on many stages over the past 10 years. He has achieved Master Degree in Music and Computer Science and is on top of the game with his unique piano playing even on songs you would least expect piano to be. He also rocks the stage with Suzi as a guitarist when piano is not needed

Together, this vibrant DUO is a ticket to a great party you don't want to miss.

Check Mate - Suzi and Peter are available as an Acoustic Duo with piano and guitar as well as Two Guitar Duo to satisfy energetic individuals who like to "dance the night away" providing top quality Backing Tracks !

Genres include:

Pop, Jazz, Rock, Dance, Boogie

Songs spreading from Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison to Daft Punk, The Killers and Lady GaGa.

Act Information


Acoustic Duo - Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Egg shaker.

Full Band sound as a DUO Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Top quality Self Made Backing Tracks

Also included

Check Mate DUO - Suzi and Peter are fully equipped with P.A. , have their own transport and are available to travel longer distances. They are also members of The Musician Union with Liability Insurance up to £10,000,000

P.A. including:

- Line 6 Stage Source L2M Speakers
- Mackie SRM 350 Speakers (Monitors)
- Alto Alto ZMX122FX Mixing Desk
- Sure SM58 microphone
- Shure Beta 57A microphone
- Shure SM58 wireless microphone
- Line 6 POD 2.0 Multi FX & Amp Simulation Unit
- Line 6 Bogner Amp
- Ibanez 1981 guitar
- Alesis Q61 small keyboard
- Roland RD-170 piano

Lighting system:

Sound LAB
Spinmaster 1


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

Previous Clients

The World Residence At Sea, Cruise Ship Performance
Private Hire for Birthday Party for President of Pandora UK.
Wedding Receptions and Birthday Parties.
Function Band gigs throughout the UK.
British Army & School Christmas Parties.
Brunel University Function Duo Gig.
Walkabout gigs throughout the UK.
Butlins, Park Reorts and Havens throughout the UK.
West Kent Golf Club Private Hire Gigs.
Private functions for Birthdays and Funerals.

And many more


I hired check mate for my mums 60th birthday party!! They was brilliant!! All of the guests commented on how good they was and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I would definitely hire them again for future events. Thank you :)


Excellent music and customer services. They clearly enjoy their work. Very flexible. Entertainment was seamless.


We had Suzi and Peter (check mate) for,our party on Saturday they sounded amazing and were very accommodating to any of our requests would definitely book them again. Lots of people during the party and after have commented how good they were. Thank you Suzi and Peter


Suzi and Peter played at our wedding and totally WOWED our guests - everyone was up on the dance floor and everyone kept asking me where on earth I'd found such a talented duo!! We were so impressed I want to make sure everyone knows about them. We both wholeheartedly recommend them for their excellent entertainment. Suzi and Peter, thank you so very much for being such a huge and wonderful part of our special day - we cannot thank you enough!! xxxxxxxx

-Kate & Grant Cubley

Check Mate (Peter and Suzi) are a fantastic act. We were very lucky to hire them for our Christmas Party. They were extremely professional and really went with the flow of the evening, which was exactly what we wanted. They delivered an exceptional set that is still being talked about by my colleagues. Thanks very much Peter and Suzi, we look forward to working with you again some time in the future.

-Craig Ring

A great duo who are real crowd pleasers. They were very flexible on the night and even changed their play list to suit the audience.

Everyone enjoyed their perfomance


Apologies for the delay. They sound awesome

-Leicester Walkabout Manager

Amazing band! Had everyone on the dance floor, great feedback from all that attended the event. Would definately book again! Thank you for a fab evening!

-Kat Dransfield

Suzi and Pete regularly appear at The Three Mariners in Bagshot Surrey. They are hugely popular not only with the pub regulars and visitors but with their wonderful group of travelling Fans/Friends.
Totally professional and very entertaining I highly recommend them to all for any location/any occasion.


We would very much like to thank Check Mate for their fantastic performance on our wedding!
For their flawless, professional attitude, fantastic choice of songs but mainly for the amazing atmosphere they have created!
Thank you gifted and talented Suzi for your voice and wondeful Peter for his musical accompaniment.
I absolutely recommend them - they are of the highest standard!
There are not enough words to describe how amazing they are, you simply must hear them!!

-Iva & Mickey Michalov

Amazing Band!
Would highly recommend to anybody wanting a band that are total crowd pleaser, extremly professional, friendly and above all take on board the requests suggested and take it to another level!
Would not think about hiring another band for any of our functions!

-Chelsea Harris

I saw Check Mate in Covent Garden Walkabout and they really had the crowd going. I am keen to book them for one of our party nights please get in touch.


Suzi and Peter performed for us at a masonic ladies night last night and they were fantastic. We will definitely be booking them in the future if we have anymore functions. Very lovely couple and look forward to seeing them again. Claire and Tom (masonic ladies night}

-claire and Tom Horler

Our new years event was made a real success because of check mate! The crowd asked for more and they got it :) Thanks to a lovely duo who I hope will come back as friends again !!!

-lynds @ the swan

Suzi and Peter perform their perfect set so tightly together you would think they are part of the same musical entity. The audience shares in their obvious enjoyment of their talents, 5 stars!

-Gareth Wilkins

The whole Pub singing and dancing? No point about it.. :)


I went to see Check Mate duo last Saturday, they were absolutely amazing! Suzi's voice is so smooth yet powerful and Peter on the piano - just fantastic! The atmosphere was electric and we didn't want them to finish! I cannot wait to see them again, it's 10 out of 10!!

-Petra Brebisova

"I have booked Suzi three times at West Kent Golf Club for functions, third time accompanied by Peter on piano and guitar. Their performances are very professional, great musicians - singers and most friendly, accommodating at a fair price. They now perform for us at least four times a year by popular request from the members. See them once and you will want to see them again!" Dave Edwards


Unique and energetic professional musicians.
Available for any occasion.
Special requests for songs taken.



50's & 60's
At Last Etta James
BJ Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling
Ben E King Stand By Me
Creedence Clearwater Bad Moon Rising
Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
Frank Sinatra Somewhere Beyond the Sea
Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Jimmy Cliff I Can See Clearly
Kinks You Really Got Me
Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World
Nat King Cole Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Nina Simone I'm Feeling Good
Mammas & Pappas California Dreaming
Otis Redding Dock Of The Bay
Patsy Cline Crazy
Peggy Lee Fever
Small Faces Ichykoo Park
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Lady Madonna
The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There
The Monkees I'm a Believer
The Rolling Stones I Can't Get No Satisfaction
Willie Nealson Always On My Mind

70's & 80's
Aha Take on Me
Bananarama Venus
Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts
Bill Withers Lovely Day
Billy Joel Always A Woman To Me
Brian Adams Summer of 69
Carole King You've Got a Friend
Carole King It's Too Late
Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's
Dolly Parton Jolene
Donna Summer Hot Stuff
Doobie Brothers Long Train Running
Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man
Elton John I'm Still Standing
Eva Cassidy Fields Of Gold
Eva Cassidy Songbird
Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
John Paul Young Love is in the Air
Kenny Loggins Footloose
Lionel Richie Easy
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning
Michael Jackson Blame it on a Boogie
Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited
Stealers Wheel Stuck in the Middle
Stevie Wonder I Wish
Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered
The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go
The Commitments Mustang Sally
The Mavericks Dance the Night Away
The Queen Don't Stop Me Now
The Rolling Stones Angie
Van Morisson Moondance
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
The Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited

90's To Present
Avicii Wake Me Up
Amy Winehouse Valerie
Brian Adams Summer Of 69
Blondie Call Me
Blur Song 2
Cee Lo Green Forget You
Cornershop Brimful Of Asha
Clear Bandit Rather Be
Crowded House Weather with You
Daft Punk Lucky
Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You
Elvis Presley Little Less Conversation
George Michael Faith
George Michael Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Foo Fighters Times Like These
Franz Ferdinand Take Me Out
Greenday American Idiot
Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot
Katrina & The Waves Walking On Sunshine
Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
Kula Shaker Hush
Lady Gaga Just Dance
Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger
Meredith Brook Bitch
Michael Jackson Black Or White
Norah Jones Don't Know Why
Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis Don't Look Back in Anger
One Diretion One Way Or Another
Olly Murse Wrapped Up
Pink Get The Party Started
Reef Place Your Hands
Republica Ready To Go
Robbie Williams Let me Entertain You
The Proclaimers 500 Miles
The Pritenders I'll Stand By You
The Killers Somebody Told Me
The Strokes Last Nite
Spin Doctors Two Princes
Stereophonics Dakota
Wheatus Teenage Dirtbag
and many more...

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.)